U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

ORDER
JO 7400.2K
Effective Date:
April 3, 2014
 
     

Subject:  Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters

 

Explanation of Changes
Basic

Direct questions through appropriate facility/service center office staff
to the Office of Primary Interest (OPI).
 

a. Chapter 31, Section 1. General

This change initiates a new format along with revised processes and procedures for amateur rocket and commercial space operations.

b.Chapter 31, Section 2. Processing of Proposals

This change initiates a new Section 2, Amateur Rockets. This section provides all of the information and processes required for air traffic control (ATC) to receive, process, and sign the varied requests for waiver for amateur rockets. It also adds new requirements for the Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) analysis for some Class II rockets and all Class III rockets.

c.Chapter 31, Section 3. Certificates of Waiver or Authorization

This change initiates a new Section 3, Launch and Reentry Vehicle Operations. This section provides all of the information and processes required for ATC to receive and process the information required to manage the airspace around a launch or reentry operation.

d.Chapter 31, Section 4. Launch and Reentry Sites

This change initiates a new Section 4, Launch and Reentry Sites. This section provides all of the information and processes required for ATC to receive and process the information required to manage the airspace around a launch or reentry operation at these sites.

e.Entire publication.

Additional editorial/format changes were made where necessary. Revision bars were not used because of the insignificant nature of these changes.

 

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