Explanation of Changes
Effective: February 9, 2012
a. 2-1-6. Runway
Status Light (RWSL) System
This change make minor
editorial and system updates
b. 2-1-7. Stand-Alone
Final Approach Runway Occupancy Signal (FAROS)
This new paragraph
explains the Stand-Alone Final Approach Runway Occupancy Signal (FAROS) system.
c. 4-1-20. Transponder
This change explains that
transponders should be turned on prior to moving on the airport surface as
opposed to "as soon as possible".
d. 4-3-23. Use of
This change aligns the
AIM guidance on the use of aircraft lights with AC 12074A.
e. 4-4-3. Clearance
This change adds language
to inform pilots of what to expect from controllers concerning clearance limits
and associated phraseology.
f. Chapter 4 Air
Traffic Control, Section 7. Operational Policy/Procedures for the Gulf of Mexico
50 NM Lateral Separation Initiative
This new section
describes the Operational Policy/Procedures for the Gulf of Mexico 50 NM Lateral
g. 5-3-7. Minimum
Turning Altitude (MTA)
This new paragraph
explains to pilots that the published minimum enroute altitude (MEA) may not be
sufficient for obstacle clearance when a turn is required over a fix, NAVAID, or
waypoint, and that they need to use MTAs when indicated.
h. 5-5-16. RNAV and
This change provides
guidance for the definition of “established" for RNAV and RNP operations.
i. 7-1-8. Telephone
Information Briefing Service (TIBS)
“Continuous" was deleted
from the first sentence since TIBS recordings have never been continuous. The
recording is always heard from the beginning, not joined in progress. Content
was consolidated among sub-paragraphs and changes made due to the way TIBS are
produced and a consolidation of FSS facilities outside Alaska. Expanded
information was added to indicate where specific TIBS telephone numbers may be
j. 7-1-10. Inflight
This change adds
additional notes to concerning HIWAS in relation to Weather Advisory Broadcasts
by ARTCC's and terminal facilities and a statement to sub-paragraph b advising
pilots to contact FSS with questions about weather different than forecasted or
apparent errors in the HIWAS broadcast. Editorial changes were also made for
k. Entire publication.
In compliance with FAA
Order 1000.36, FAA Writing Standards, as a word of requirement, “must” is
replacing the word “shall.”
l. Entire publication.
Now that Flight Service
Stations (FSS) nationwide are using modern automated operational systems, there
is no longer a need for identifying certain sites as “automated." Therefore, the
term has been removed from the publication.
m. Entire publication.
were made where necessary, to include recent organization name changes. Revision
bars were not used when changes are insignificant in nature.