Chapter 4. NAVAIDs
Section 1. General
This chapter provides
guidelines and procedures for nonrulemaking actions related to requests for the
establishment, relocation, modification, and discontinuance of NAVAIDs.
a. Various types
of NAVAIDs are in use today, each serving a specific purpose in the National
Airspace System (NAS). These aids have varied owners and operators, but the FAA
has statutory authority to prescribe standards for the operation of any of these
aids that are used as part of the NAS.
b. Dates for
commissioning, discontinuance, or conversion of NAVAIDs that are part of the NAS
must coincide with associated aeronautical charting dates.
4-1-3. RESPONSIBILITY FOR
Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC), which is composed of representatives of various
Federal agencies, has delegated to the FAA the responsibility to manage
frequency selections/assignments for all NAVAIDs. The frequency is selected by
the regional Frequency Management Office as set forth in the FAA's 6050 series
of Orders. Military and other government proponents apply for frequency
authorization to the FAA through their respective headquarters. Non-Federal
proponents must file with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and must
only be notified of the frequency selected after the FCC/IRAC action is
4-1-4. GOVERNING CRITERIA
Order 7031.2, Airway
Planning Standard Number One - Terminal Air Navigation Facilities and Air
Traffic Control Services; Order 7031.3, Airway Planning Standard Number 2 -Air
Route Traffic Control; and other pertinent agency orders contain criteria
governing the establishment of NAVAIDs.
Service area offices,
Technical Operations service area offices, the Technical Operations ATC
Facilities, Implementation Services, and the FPT, must work in concert to
maintain a long-range plan for the provision of NAVAIDs and associated air
traffic control services.
4-1-6. PROPOSED CHANGES
The service area office
and/or FPT must submit to Technical Operations ATC Facilities, Implementation
Services proposed changes to NAVAIDs that are of a magnitude to require advance
budgetary planning and/or user coordination at the national level.