Application: Terminal Procedures Search

This website application includes an additional function that the DVD product does not, providing a Compare PDF for civil Instrument Approach Procedures (IAP), Standard Terminal Arrivals (STAR), Departure Procedures (DP) and Airport Diagrams (APD) that have changed from the previous version. See the Safety Alert (PDF) for complete information.

DTPP GraphicThe application allows searching, viewing, and downloading the U.S. Terminal Procedure Publications (TPPs) as PDF files. The TPP is a 26 volume set of printed paper books containing Instrument Approach Procedure charts (IAP), Departure Procedure charts (DP), Standard Terminal Arrival charts (STAR), and Airport Diagrams. Also included are Takeoff, Radar, and Alternate Minima textual procedures. d-TPP is a presentation of the same data as the TPP only in a digital format. Each single page chart as listed above is presented in d -TPP as an individual PDF file. The minima textual data are presented as multi-page PDFs covering the minimum sections of each of the 26 printed TPP volumes. Legend and general information pages printed in the TPP books are also presented here as multi-page PDF files.

In addition to procedures published in the TPP, we have added Airport/Facility Directory Hot Spot information. Hot Spot information forewarns pilots and others operating in the movement area of the airport of confusing airport geometry and intersections. Please do not confuse the TPP Hot Spot pages with the A/FD Hot Spot pages. The TPP listing describes the location while the A/FD describes the location and provides additional cautionary information.

The Terminal Procedures Publication (IAP) Change Notice is published to add any new or update any revised Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs) to the TPPs during the second half of the 56 day airspace cycle. There is no Change Notice effective during the first 28 days of the Airspace Cycle. To obtain these changes select the Change Notice effective date (indicated by *) and use the Added and Changed Filter by options in your search.

Approximately 24 hours prior to the end of a 28 day airspace cycle both the current and subsequent edition files of the Digital Terminal Procedures are available for search and download. Referring to the dates shown in the table below, select the appropriate edition to begin your search.

For a complete set of FAA Terminal Procedures see d-TPP DVD.

Terminal Procedures Publication (TPP) coverage of the United States, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and Pacific Territories

Included in the Terminal Procedures Publications are:

  • Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) Charts
  • Departure Procedure (DP) Charts
  • Standard Terminal Arrival (STAR) Charts
  • Charted Visual Flight Procedures (CVFP)
  • Airport Diagrams (AD)

IAP Charts are designed to provide an IFR descent from the enroute environment to a point where a safe landing can be made.

DP Charts are Air Traffic Control (ATC)-coded departure procedures which have been established at certain airports to simplify clearance delivery procedures.

STAR Charts are ATCcoded IFR arrival routes established for certain airports to simplify clearance delivery procedures.

CVFPs are an operational technique designed to move air traffic safely and expeditiously. In addition to conventional visual approach procedures, it has been necessary to specify routes/altitudes to enhance noise abatement at some locations. CVFPs have been developed to provide a pictorial display of these visual arrival routes.

Airport Diagrams are specifically designed to assist in the movement of ground traffic at locations with complex runway/taxiway configurations. Airport Diagrams can also be found in the back of the Airport/Facilities Directories.