Aeronautical Information Manual

Explanation of Changes

Effective:  January 8, 2015

a. 1-1-14. User Reports Requested on NAVAID or Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Performance or Interference

This change provides an electronic option for reporting GNSS problems using the agency's Global Positioning System (GPS) Anomaly Reporting Form.

b. 1-1-18. Global Positioning System (GPS)

This change updates the GPS chapter to reflect current policies and procedures.

c. 1-1-19. Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS)

This change updates the the description of WAAS system components and the example Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS).

d. 1-2-1. Area Navigation (RNAV)
1-2-2. Required Navigation Performance (RNP)

This change is updated to include Performance- Based Navigation and introduce RNAV navigation specifications. The graphics have also been updated as appropriate.

e. 4-1-9. Traffic Advisory Practices of Airports Without Operating Control Towers

This change provides the procedural basis for carrying out CTAF practices in Alaska while operating in designated areas in addition to operations to/from airports without an airport traffic control tower.

f. 4-5-7. Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) Services

This change updates the title of subparagraph c to include “procedures” to clarify the intent of the paragraph. In addition, this change explains that an aircraft's flight identification (FLT ID), also known as the registration number or airline flight number, is transmitted by the ADS-B Out avionics, and explains the pilot's responsibilities. This change also reflects a change in procedures for Mode S transponders.

g. 4-6-6. Guidance on Severe Turbulence and Mountain Wave Activity (MWA)

This change adds Graphical Turbulence Guidance (GTG) as a source to help pilots ascertain the possibility of severe weather turbulence or MWA.

h. 4-7-5. Provisions for Accommodation of NonRNP10 Aircraft (Aircraft Not Authorized RNP 10 or RNP 4)
4-7-8. Flight Planning Requirements
5-1-1. Preflight Preparation
5-1-9. International Flight Plan (FAA Form 7233-4)- IFR Flights (For Domestic or International Flights)

This change implements revised procedures for operators of NonRNP10 aircraft for flight plan filing. En Route Automation System (ERAS) modified procedures for flight planning requirements reference information which should be in Items 10 and 18. Tables 5-1-4 and 5-1-5 have also been updated as appropriate.

i. 5-4-15. Simultaneous Parallel ILS/RNAV/GLS Approaches (Independent)
5-4-16. Simultaneous Close Parallel ILS/RNAV/GLS PRM Approaches (Independent) and Simultaneous Offset Instrument Approaches (SOIA)

This change clarifies the concepts depicted within the graphics and makes the language more consistent with the descriptions within the text.

j. 5-1-1. Preflight Preparation
7-1-2. FAA Weather Services
7-1-3. Use of Aviation Weather Products

This change adds Lockheed Martin Flight Services as a source of weather forecast services to pilots and updates their contact information.

k. 7-1-3. Use of Aviation Weather Products

This change removes subparagraph l, as it contains information deemed no longer necessary to pilots.

l. 7-2-3. Altimeter Errors

This change updates guidance on cold temperature altimetry operations. It also adds a note to emphasize how non-standard temperatures impact Baro-VNAV equipment.

m. 7-3-4. Vortex Behavior

This change fixes a discrepancy between Advisory Circular AC 90-23G, Aircraft Wake Turbulence, and the Aeronautical Information Manual.

n. 9-1-2. Obtaining Aeronautical Charts

This change reflects that chart sales are made through FAA chart agents.

o. 9-1-4. General Description of Each Chart Series

This change adds a description of the Helicopter Route Chart series and the U.S. VFR Wall Planning Chart.  The name of the Sectional Raster Aeronautical Charts (SRAC) product was changed to digital­Visual Charts (d­VC) and the description was updated to reflect recent product enhancements and expansion of the compliment of charts included.  Other minor editorial changes were made to clarify product descriptions and availability.

p. Entire publication.

Editorial/format changes were made where necessary. Revision bars were not used when changes are insignificant in nature.



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