U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

ORDER
JO 7400.2K
Effective Date:
April 3, 2014
 
     

Subject:  Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters
This Basic includes Change 1 effective 7/24/14.

 

Section 2. Processing

27-2-1. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Submit CFA proposals to the appropriate service area office at least 4 months prior to the desired effective date.

27-2-2. CFA PROPOSALS

CFA proposals must include the applicable items from Chapter 21, Section 3. In addition, provide the following information:

a. Justification for establishing a CFA instead of a restricted area.

b. Surveillance and safety procedures to be applied.

27-2-3. REGIONAL/SERVICE AREA OFFICE ACTION

Upon receipt of a CFA proposal, the service area office must:

a. Assign a nonrulemaking study number.

b. Determine if circularization of the proposal is required.

c. Review the proposal for justification and compliance with CFA criteria.

d. Determine if the proposed CFA would conflict with the requirements of other airspace users. Consider proximity of Federal airways, VFR flyways, etc.

e. Evaluate the adequacy of surveillance and safety procedures.

f. Determine limitations, safety precautions, or other requirements to be observed as conditions of approval.

g. If the operation also requires a waiver to part 101, process that waiver and complete FAA Form 7711-1, Certificate of Waiver or Authorization.

h. Issue an approval letter to the proponent (see paragraph 27-2-4), or inform the proponent in writing if the CFA is disapproved.

27-2-4. APPROVAL LETTER

Inform the proponent in writing of the approval or renewal of the CFA. Include the following information as required:

a. CFA description (boundaries, altitudes, and times of use).

b. Activity for which the CFA is approved.

c. Using agency name.

d. Effective/expiration date(s).

e. Conditions, operating limitations, and/or safety precautions to be observed (see Section 3 of this chapter).

f. Additional provisions, if needed.

g. Instructions for the user to notify the operators of airports in the vicinity of the CFA of the activities to be conducted, if required.

h. If applicable, attach FAA Form 7711-1.

i. Instructions and suspense date for submitting a CFA renewal request, if applicable.

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