U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

ORDER
JO 7110.10X
Effective Date:
April 3, 2014
 
     
Subject:  Flight Services
   Includes:  Change 1 effective 7/24/14

Table of Contents

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5-2-12

NAVY FLEET SUPPORT MISSIONS

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5-2-13

COUNTRIES IN THE SPECIAL INTEREST FLIGHT PROGRAM

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5-2-16

EMERGENCY SECURITY CONTROL OF AIR TRAFFIC (ESCAT)

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1. PARAGRAPH NUMBER AND TITLE: 5񩻩2. NAVY FLEET SUPPORT MISSIONS

2. BACKGROUND: The U.S. Navy was queried as to the accuracy of FAA JO 7110.10W, Paragraph 5񩻩2, Navy Fleet Support Missions. Upon review, the U.S. Navy determined that all paragraphs in ATO Orders referencing Navy Fleet Support Missions are outdated and obsolete. Therefore, Paragraph 5񩻩2 is being deleted.

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5񩻩2. NAVY FLEET SUPPORT MISSIONS

 

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Handle Navy Fleet Support Missions aircraft as follows:

 

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a. When you receive information concerning an emergency to a U.S. Navy Special Flight Number aircraft, inform the nearest ARTCC of all pertinent information.

 

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b. Relay the words 揝PECIAL FLIGHT NUMBER followed by the number given as part of the routine IFR flight information.

 

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1. PARAGRAPH NUMBER AND TITLE: 5񩻩3. COUNTRIES IN THE SPECIAL INTEREST FLIGHT PROGRAM

2. BACKGROUND: Flight Service is not involved with Special Interest Flights. All pertinent Special Interest Flight movement data and exchange of information, including an emergency or unscheduled landing in the U.S., is coordinated by the the appropriate ARTCC and/or other ATC facilities with the Domestic Events Network (DEN) air traffic security coordinator.

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5񩻩3. COUNTRIES IN THE SPECIAL INTEREST FLIGHT PROGRAM

 

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Upon receipt of any flight movement data on an aircraft registered in a special interest country, notify the supervisor and the appropriate ARTCC immediately. Additionally, if the aircraft is making an emergency or an unscheduled landing in the United States, notify the nearest Bureau of Customs and Border protection office.

 

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NOTE−
Special interest countries include Russia, China (not including Hong Kong, Taiwan, or Macau), Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and Sudan.

 

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1. PARAGRAPH NUMBER AND TITLE: 5񩻩6. EMERGENCY SECURITY CONTROL OF AIR TRAFFIC (ESCAT)

2. BACKGROUND: Title 32, CFR, Part 245, Plan for the Emergency Security Control of Air Traffic (ESCAT), has superseded 揟he ESCAT Plan that was previously published in FAA JO 7610.4, Appendix 17. Outdated references to 揟he ESCAT Plan are changed to 32 CFR 245 in FAA Orders, including FAA Order JO 7110.10 Flight Services. The Domestic Events Network (DEN) air traffic security coordinator (ATSC) provides coordination with the Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATSCC), ARTCC, military, and other governmental agencies during air traffic management (ATM) security events, including ESCAT.

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5216. EMERGENCY SECURITY CONTROL OF AIR TRAFFIC (ESCAT)

 

5214. EMERGENCY SECURITY CONTROL OF AIR TRAFFIC (ESCAT)

a. The ESCAT Plan outlines responsibilities, procedures, and instructions for the security control of civil and military air traffic and NAVAIDs under various emergency conditions.

 

a. 32 CFR 245 Plan for the Emergency Security Control of Air Traffic (ESCAT) outlines responsibilities, procedures, and instructions for the security control of civil and military air traffic under various emergency conditions.

b. When notified of ESCAT implementation, follow the instructions received from the Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC)/ARTCC.

 

b. When notified of ESCAT implementation, follow the instructions received from the Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC), ARTCC, and/or Domestic Events Network (DEN) air traffic security coordinator (ATSC).

1. To ensure that ESCAT actions can be taken expeditiously, periodic ESCAT tests will be conducted in connection with NORAD exercises. Tests may be local, regional, or national in scope.

 

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2. FSS must participate in tests except where such participation will involve the safety of aircraft.

 

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3. During ESCAT tests, all actions will be simulated.

 

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REFERENCE-
FAAO JO 7610.4, Chapter 6, Emergency Security Control of Air Traffic (ESCAT).

 

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