§ 121.113 – Area and route requirements: General.
(a) Each certificate holder conducting supplemental operations seeking route and area approval must show—
(1) That it is able to conduct operations within the United States in accordance with paragraphs (a) (3) and (4) of this section;
(2) That it is able to conduct operations in accordance with the applicable requirements for each area outside the United States for which authorization is requested;
(3) That it is equipped and able to conduct operations over, and use the navigational facilities associated with, the Federal airways, foreign airways, or advisory routes (ADR's) to be used; and
(4) That it will conduct all IFR and night VFR operations over Federal airways, foreign airways, controlled airspace, or advisory routes (ADR's).
(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a)(4) of this section, the Administrator may approve a route outside of controlled airspace if the certificate holder conducting supplemental operations shows the route is safe for operations and the Administrator finds that traffic density is such that an adequate level of safety can be assured. The certificate holder may not use such a route unless it is approved by the Administrator and is listed in the certificate holder's operations specifications.