U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
Air Traffic Organization Policy

ORDER
JO 7110.65
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Effective Date:
February 9, 2012
 
     
Subject:  Air Traffic Control
     Includes:  Change 1 effective 7/26/12, Errata to Change 1 effective 7/26/12,
    Change 2 effective 3/7/13, and Errata to Change 2 effective 3/7/13.
    Change 3 effective 8/22/13.
 

Briefing Guide - Basic

Table of Contents

 

Paragraph
Number

Title

2-5-2

NAVAID TERMS

2-9-3

CONTENT

3-7-1

GROUND TRAFFIC MOVEMENT

3-9-1

DEPARTURE INFORMATION

3-9-4

LINE UP AND WAIT (LUAW)

3-9-9

TAKEOFF CLEARANCE

3-10-1

LANDING FORMATION

3-10-5

LANDING CLEARANCE

4-2-1

CLEARANCE ITEMS

4-2-5

ROUTE OR ALTITUDE AMENDMENTS

4-2-9

CLEARANCE ITEMS

4-3-2

DEPARTURE CLEARANCE

4-3-3

ABBREVIATED DEPARTURE CLEARANCE

4-7-1

CLEARANCE INFORMATION

4-7-12

AIRPORT CONDITIONS

4-8-2

CLEARANCE LIMIT

5-9-10

SIMULTANEOUS INDEPENDENT APPROACHES TO WIDELY-SPACED PARALLEL RUNWAYS WITHOUT FINAL MONITORS

9-2-22

OPEN SKIES TREATY AIRCRAFT

1. PARAGRAPH NUMBER AND TITLE: 
2-5-2. Navaid terms
4-2-1. Clearance items
4-2-5. ROUTE OR ALTITUDE AMENDMENTS
4-2-9. Clearance items
4-3-2. DEPARTURE CLEARANCES
4-3-3. abbreviated departure clearance
4-7-1. CLEARANCE INFORMATION
4-8-2. CLEARANCE LIMIT

2. BACKGROUND: Field facilities have raised concerns that directives and phraseology are not clear and consistent when it comes to issuing clearances to airports and NAVAIDs. In some cases, the directives simply state destination airport without any supporting phraseology, and this leaves open the possibility that a clearance could contain only the airport name without the following word 揳irport." In some cases, when an airport and a NAVAID might have the same name, the clearance limit is not clear.

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2񪶮. NAVAID TERMS

 

2񪶮. NAVAID TERMS

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a. Describe NAVAIDs as follows:

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1. State the name or phonetic alphabet equivalent (location identifier) of a NAVAID when using it in a routing.

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EXAMPLE
揤6 Victor Whiskey Victor (Waterville) V45 Jackson

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2. When utilized as the clearance limit, state the name of the NAVAID followed by the type of NAVAID if the type is known.

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PHRASEOLOGY-
CLEARED TO (NAVAID name and type)

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EXAMPLE
揅leared to Grand Rapids VOR

Describe radials, arcs, courses, bearings, and quadrants of NAVAIDs as follows:

 

b. Describe radials, arcs, courses, bearings, and quadrants of NAVAIDs as follows:

a.VOR/VORTAC/TACAN/MLS/GPS Waypoint. State the name of the NAVAID or GPS Waypoint followed by the separate digits of the radial/azimuth/bearing (omitting the word 揹egrees) and the word 搑adial/azimuth/bearing.

 

1.VOR/VORTAC/TACAN/MLS/GPS Waypoint. State the name of the NAVAID or GPS Waypoint followed by the separate digits of the radial/azimuth/bearing (omitting the word 揹egrees) and the word 搑adial/azimuth/bearing.

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4-2-1. CLEARANCE ITEMS

 

4-2-1. CLEARANCE ITEMS

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b. Clearance limit.

 

b. Clearance limit.

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1. When the clearance limit is an airport, the word 揳irport must follow the airport name.

 

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PHRASEOLOGY-
CLEARED TO (destination) AIRPORT.

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2. When the clearance limit is a NAVAID, and the NAVAID type is known, the type of NAVAID must follow the NAVAID name.

 

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PHRASEOLOGY-
CLEARED TO (NAVAID name and type).

 

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3. When the clearance limit is an intersection or waypoint, and the type is known, the type must follow the intersection or waypoint name.

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PHRASEOLOGY-
CLEARED TO (intersection or waypoint name and type).

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4-2-5. ROUTE OR ALTITUDE AMENDMENTS

 

4-2-5. ROUTE OR ALTITUDE AMENDMENTS

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3. Issue a clearance 揹irect to a point on the previously issued route.

 

3. Issue a clearance 揹irect to a point on the previously issued route.

PHRASEOLOGY-
CLEARED DIRECT (fix).

 

PHRASEOLOGY-
CLEARED DIRECT (fix, waypoint).

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CLEARED DIRECT (destination) AIRPORT.

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4-2-9. CLEARANCE ITEMS

 

4-2-9. CLEARANCE ITEMS

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c. Issue clearance to destination, short range clearance, or an instruction to the pilot to contact a FSS or AFSS if the flight plan cannot be processed.

 

c. Issue clearance to destination, short range clearance, or an instruction to the pilot to contact an FSS if the flight plan cannot be processed. If clearance is to destination airport, the phraseology CLEARED TO (destination) AIRPORT must be used. If clearance is to a NAVAID, state the name of the NAVAID followed by the type of NAVAID, if the type is known. If clearance is to an intersection or waypoint and the type is known, the type must follow the intersection or waypoint name.

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4-3-2. DEPARTURE CLEARANCES

 

4-3-2. DEPARTURE CLEARANCES

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b. Clearance Limit.

 

b. Clearance Limit.

1. Specify the destination airport when practicable, even though it is outside controlled airspace. Issue short range clearances as provided for in any procedures established for their use.

 

1. Specify the destination airport when practicable, even though it is outside controlled airspace. Issue short range clearances as provided for in any procedures established for their use.

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(a) When the clearance limit is an airport, the word 揳irport must follow the airport name.

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PHRASEOLOGY-
CLEARED TO (destination) AIRPORT

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(b) When the clearance limit is a NAVAID and the NAVAID type is known, the type of NAVAID must follow the NAVAID name.

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PHRASEOLOGY-
CLEARED TO (NAVAID name and type)

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(c) When the clearance limit is an intersection or waypoint and the type is known, the type must follow the intersection or waypoint name.

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PHRASEOLOGY-
CLEARED TO (intersection or waypoint name and type)

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4-3-3. abbreviated departure clearance

 

4-3-3. ABBREVIATED DEPARTURE CLEARANCE

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2. If it reduces verbiage, state the phrase: 揅leared to (destination) airport, (SID and SID transition, as appropriate), then as filed, except . . .. Specify the necessary revision, then the assigned altitude; and if required, add any additional instructions or information. If a SID is not assigned, state: 揅leared to (destination) airport as filed, except . . .. Specify the necessary revision, the assigned altitude; and if required, add any additional instructions or information.

 

2. If it reduces verbiage, state the phrase: 揅leared to (destination) airport or cleared NAVAID, intersection, or waypoint (type if known), (SID and SID transition, as appropriate), then as filed, except . . .. Specify the necessary revision, then the assigned altitude; and if required, add any additional instructions or information. If a SID is not assigned, state: 揅leared to (destination) airport or cleared to NAVAID, intersection, or waypoint (type if known) as filed, except . . .. Specify the necessary revision, the assigned altitude; and if required, add any additional instructions or information.

PHRASEOLOGY-
CLEARED TO (destination) AIRPORT;

 

PHRASEOLOGY-
CLEARED TO (destination) AIRPORT.

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CLEARED TO (NAVAID name and type).

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Or

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CLEARED TO (intersection or waypoint name and type).

Remaining PHRASEOLOGY and EXAMPLES

 

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f. In a nonradar environment specify one, two, or more fixes, as necessary, to identify the initial route of flight.

 

f. In a nonradar environment specify one, two, or more fixes, as necessary, to identify the initial route of flight.

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1. Specify the destination airport, when practicable, followed by the word 揳irport even though it is outside controlled airspace.

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PHRASEOLOGY-
CLEARED TO (destination) AIRPORT

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2. When the clearance limit is a NAVAID, the type of NAVAID must follow the NAVAID name.

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PHRASEOLOGY-
CLEARED TO (NAVAID name and type)

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3. When the clearance limit is an intersection or waypoint and the type is known, the type must follow the intersection or waypoint name.

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PHRASEOLOGY-
CLEARED TO (intersection or waypoint name and type)

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4-7-1. CLEARANCE INFORMATION

 

4-7-1. CLEARANCE INFORMATION

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No Change

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PHRASEOLOGY-
CLEARED TO (destination) AIRPORT.
Or
CLEARED TO (NAVAID name and type if known).
Or
CLEARED TO (intersection or waypoint name and type if known).

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4-8-2. CLEARANCE LIMIT

 

4-8-2. CLEARANCE LIMIT

Issue approach or other clearances, as required, specifying the destination airport as the clearance limit if airport traffic control service is not provided even though this is a repetition of the initial clearance.

 

Issue approach or other clearances, as required, specifying the destination airport as the clearance limit if airport traffic control service is not provided even though this is a repetition of the initial clearance.

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PHRASEOLOGY-
CLEARED TO (destination) AIRPORT


1. PARAGRAPH NUMBER AND TITLE: 
2-9-3. CONTENT
3-7-1. GROUND TRAFFIC MOVEMENT
3-9-1. DEPARTURE INFORMATION
3-9-4. LINE UP AND WAIT (LUAW)
3-9-9. TAKEOFF CLEARANCE
3-10-1. LANDING INFORMATION
3-10-5. LANDING CLEARANCE

2. BACKGROUND: This change establishes requirements for aircraft landing on or departing from runways that have a temporary or permanent change in runway length due to construction. Changes include: the requirement to use the term 搘arning and/or 搒hortened on the ATIS; use of the term 搒hortened in conjunction with all takeoff and landing clearances for a specified period; and prohibits use of the term 揻ull length when runway lengths have been temporarily shortened.

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2-9-3. CONTENT

 

2-9-3. CONTENT

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h. When a runway length has been temporarily or permanently shortened, ensure that the word 揥ARNING prefaces the runway number, and that the word 搒hortened is also included in the text of the message.

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1. Available runway length, as stated in the NOTAM, must be included in the ATIS broadcast. This information must be broadcast for the duration of the construction project.

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2. For permanently shortened runways, facilities must continue to broadcast this information for a minimum of 30 days or until the Airport/Facility Directory (A/FD) has been updated, whichever is longer.

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PHRASEOLOGY-
WARNING, RUNWAY (number) HAS BEEN SHORTENED, (length in feet) FEET AVAILABLE.

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EXAMPLE
揥arning, Runway One璟ero has been shortened, niner璽housand eight hundred and fifty feet available.

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3-7-1. GROUND TRAFFIC MOVEMENT

 

3-7-1. GROUND TRAFFIC MOVEMENT

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e. Do not use the term 揻ull length when the runway length available for departures has been temporarily shortened. On permanently shortened runways, do not use the term 揻ull length until the Airport/Facility Directory is updated to include the change(s).

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REFERENCE-
FAAO JO 7210.3, Para 10񪏕1, Airport Construction
FAAO JO 7210.3, Para 10񪏕2, Change in Runway Length Due to Construction

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3-9-1. DEPARTURE INFORMATION

 

3-9-1. DEPARTURE INFORMATION

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h. When the ATIS is unavailable, and when the runway length available for departure has been temporarily shortened, controllers must ensure that pilots receive the runway number combined with a shortened announcement for all departing aircraft.

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PHRASEOLOGY-
RUNWAY (NUMBER) SHORTENED

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EXAMPLE
揜unway Two璖even shortened.

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3-9-4. LINE UP AND WAIT (LUAW)

 

3-9-4. LINE UP AND WAIT (LUAW)

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No Change

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p. Do not use the term 揻ull length when the runway length available for departure has been temporarily shortened. On permanently shortened runways, do not use the term 揻ull length until the A/FD is updated to include the change(s).

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NOTE-
The use of the term 揻ull length could be interpreted by the pilot(s) as the available runway length prior to the runway being shortened.

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q. Whenever a runway length has been temporarily or permanently shortened, state the word 搒hortened immediately following the runway number as part of the line up and wait clearance.

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1. The addition of 搒hortened must be included in the line up and wait clearance for the duration of the construction project when the runway is temporarily shortened.

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2. The addition of 搒hortened must be included in the line up and wait clearance until the A/FD is updated to include the change(s) when the runway is permanently shortened.

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PHRASEOLOGY-
RUNWAY (number) SHORTENED, LINE UP AND WAIT.

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EXAMPLE
揜unway Two璖even shortened, line up and wait.

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REFERENCE-
FAAO JO 7210.3, Para 10񪏕1, Airport Construction
FAAO JO 7210.3, Para 10񪏕2, Change in Runway Length Due to Construction

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3-9-9. TAKEOFF CLEARANCE

 

3-9-9. TAKEOFF CLEARANCE

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f. Do not use the term 揻ull length when the runway length available for departure has been temporarily shortened. On permanently shortened runways, do not use the term 揻ull length until the Airport/Facility Directory is updated to include the change(s).

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NOTE-
The use of the term 揻ull length could be interpreted by the pilot(s) as the available runway length prior to the runway being shortened.

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g. Whenever a runway length has been temporarily or permanently shortened, state the word 搒hortened immediately following the runway number as part of the takeoff clearance. This information must be issued in conjunction with the takeoff clearance.

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1. The addition of 搒hortened must be included in the takeoff clearance for the duration of the construction project when the runway is temporarily shortened.

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2. The addition of 搒hortened must be included in the takeoff clearance until the Airport/Facility Directory is updated to include the change(s) when the runway is permanently shortened.

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PHRASEOLOGY-
RUNWAY (number) SHORTENED, CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF.

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EXAMPLE
揜unway Two璖even shortened, cleared for takeoff.

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PHRASEOLOGY-
RUNWAY (number) AT (taxiway designator) INTERSECTION DEPARTURE (remaining length) FEET AVAILABLE.

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EXAMPLE
揜unway Two璖even at Juliet, intersection departure, 5600 feet available

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REFERENCE-
FAAO JO 7210.3, Para 10񪏕1, Airport Construction
FAAO JO 7210.3, Para 10񪏕2, Change in Runway Length Due to Construction

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3-10-1. LANDING INFORMATION

 

3-10-1. LANDING INFORMATION

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k. If the pilot does not indicate the appropriate ATIS code, and when a runway has been shortened, controllers must ensure that pilots receive the runway number combined with a shortened announcement for all arriving aircraft.

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3-10-5. LANDING CLEARANCE

 

3-10-5. LANDING CLEARANCE

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e. Whenever a runway length has been temporarily or permanently shortened, state the word 搒hortened immediately following the runway number as part of the landing clearance. This information must be issued in conjunction with the landing clearance.

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1. The addition of 搒hortened must be included in the landing clearance for the duration of the construction project when the runway is temporarily shortened.

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2. The addition of 搒hortened must be included in the landing clearance until the A/FD is updated to include the change(s) when the runway is permanently shortened.

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PHRASEOLOGY-
RUNWAY (number) SHORTENED, CLEARED TO LAND.

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EXAMPLE-
揜unway Two璖even shortened, cleared to land.

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f. If landing clearance is temporarily withheld, insert the word 搒hortened immediately after the runway number to advise the pilot to continue.

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PHRASEOLOGY-
RUNWAY (number) SHORTENED, CONTINUE.

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EXAMPLE-
揜unway Two璖even shortened, continue.

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REFERENCE-
FAAO JO 7210.3, Para 10񪏕1, Airport Construction
FAAO JO 7210.3, Para 10񪏕2, Change in Runway Length Due to Construction


1. PARAGRAPH NUMBER AND TITLE: 4-7-12. AIRPORT CONDITIONS

2. BACKGROUND: This change clarifies the responsibilities of En Route controllers regarding information contained in Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) related to the abnormal operation of approach and landing aids or destination airport conditions which might restrict an approach or landing. When providing En Route approach control service, there is no requirement to disseminate information to the pilot pertaining to the airport surface environment other than the landing area. Additionally, obstruction information contained in non璅DC NOTAMs are not required to be issued if the aircraft will be cleared for an instrument approach.

With respect to information regarding Special Use Airspace (SUA) or military training route (MTR) activities contained in NOTAMs, En Route controllers are required to take appropriate action to separate nonparticipating IFR aircraft from those activities when required, and to issue appropriate advisories to IFR and to any VFR aircraft being provided advisory service. In meeting those requirements, there is no requirement for controllers to additionally issue the associated D NOTAM related to that SUA or MTR to the pilot.

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4-7-12. AIRPORT CONDITIONS

 

4-7-12. AIRPORT CONDITIONS

a. EN ROUTE. Before issuing an approach clearance or en route descent, and subsequently as changes occur, inform an aircraft of any abnormal operation of approach and landing aids and of destination airport conditions that you know of which might restrict an approach or landing.

 

a. EN ROUTE. Before issuing an approach clearance or en route descent, and subsequently as changes occur, inform an aircraft of any abnormal operation of approach and landing aids and of destination airport conditions that you know of which might restrict an approach or landing.

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1. Airport conditions information, in the provision of en route approach control service, does not include information pertaining to the airport surface environment other than the landing area(s) or obstruction information for aircraft that will be cleared for an instrument approach. Accordingly, D NOTAMs that contain the keywords TAXIWAY (TXY), RAMP, APRON, or SERVICE (SVC) are not required to be issued. Additionally, Obstruction NOTAMs (OBST) are not required to be issued if an aircraft will be cleared for an instrument approach.

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2. When advised of special use airspace (SUA) or military training route (MTR) activation, appropriate action is taken to separate nonparticipating IFR aircraft from those activities when required, and/or to issue applicable advisories as warranted. When meeting this requirement, there is no requirement for controllers to additionally issue the associated D NOTAM activating that SUA or MTR to the pilot. Accordingly, D NOTAMs for SUA that contain the accountability codes SUAE, SUAC, and SUAW are not required to be issued.


1. PARAGRAPH NUMBER AND TITLE: 5-9-10. SIMULTANEOUS INDEPENDENT APPROACHES TO WIDELY璖PACED PARALLEL RUNWAYS WITHOUT FINAL MONITORS

2. BACKGROUND: Currently, 11 waivers exist in the NAS which allow for widely-spaced parallel operations to exist without final monitors. There is a May 2009 SRMD which establishes the criteria for those waivers. In order to alleviate the necessity for future waivers, a new paragraph is being added to FAA Order JO 7110.65 which captures all of the requirements of the SRMD. Additionally, no mention is made to the types of approaches as: (1) the approach charts must allow for it, and (2) a January 2011 SRMD allows for parallel dependent and simultaneous independent GPS璕NAV/RNP and ILS approaches or any combination of the two. FAA Order JO 7210.3 is being updated to reflect this change as well.

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5񬅝0. SIMULTANEOUS INDEPENDENT APPROACHES TO WIDELY璖PACED PARALLEL RUNWAYS WITHOUT FINAL MONITORS

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Simultaneous independent approaches to widely璼paced parallel runways may only be conducted where instrument approach charts specifically authorize simultaneous approaches to adjacent runways.

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TERMINAL

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a. Apply the following minimum separation when conducting simultaneous independent approaches to runway centerlines that are separated by more than 9,000 feet with a field elevation at or below 5,000 feet MSL, or 9,200 feet between runway centerlines with a field elevation above 5,000 feet MSL:

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1. Provide a minimum of 1,000 feet vertical or a minimum of 3 miles radar separation between aircraft during turn璷n to parallel final approach.

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2. Provide the minimum applicable radar separation between aircraft on the same final approach course.

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REFERENCE-
FAAO JO 7110.65, para 5񪶰, Minima.

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b. The following conditions are required when applying the minimum separation on widely spaced parallel courses allowed in subpara a:

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1. Straight璱n landings will be made.

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2. The approach system, radar, and appropriate frequencies are operating normally.

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3. Inform aircraft that simultaneous approaches are in use prior to aircraft departing an outer fix. This information may be provided through the ATIS.

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4. Clear an aircraft to descend to the appropriate glideslope/glidepath intercept altitude soon enough to provide a period of level flight to dissipate excess speed. Provide at least 1 mile of straight flight prior to the final approach course intercept.

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5. Separate final and local controllers are required for each final. Aircraft on the final must be on the appropriate final controller frequency for that runway.

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6. Transfer of communication and monitor responsibility to the tower controller's frequency must be specified in a facility directive and/or Letter of Agreement.

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c. The following procedures must be used by the final approach controllers:

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There is no requirement for the establishment of a NTZ.

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1. Instruct the aircraft to return to the correct final approach course when that aircraft is observed to overshoot the turn璷n or continue on a track which deviates from the final approach course in the direction of the adjacent approach course.

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PHRASEOLOGY-
YOU HAVE CROSSED THE FINAL APPROACH COURSE. TURN (left/right) IMMEDIATELY AND RETURN TO LOCALIZER/AZIMUTH COURSE,
or
TURN (left/right) AND RETURN TO THE LOCALIZER/AZIMUTH COURSE.

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2. Instruct aircraft on adjacent final approach course to alter course to avoid the deviating aircraft when an aircraft is observed, or in the controller抯 judgment, has deviated from the final approach course in the direction of the adjacent approach course.

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PHRASEOLOGY-
TRAFFIC ALERT, (call sign), TURN (left/right) IMMEDIATELY HEADING (degrees), CLIMB AND MAINTAIN (altitude)

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3. Terminate radar monitoring when one of the following occurs:

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(a) Visual separation is applied.

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(b) The aircraft reports the approach lights or runway in sight.

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(c) The aircraft is 1 mile or less from the runway threshold, if procedurally required, and contained in facility directives.

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4. Do not inform the aircraft when radar monitoring is terminated.

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d. Consideration should be given to known factors that may in any way affect the safety of the instrument approach phase of flight when simultaneous approaches are being conducted to parallel runways. Factors include, but are not limited to, wind direction/velocity, wind璼hear alerts/reports, severe weather activity, etc. Closely monitor weather activity that could impact the final approach course. Weather conditions in the vicinity of the final approach course may dictate a change of approach in use.

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REFERENCE-
FAAO JO 7110.65, Para 5񩧽3, Radar Service Termination.
FAAO JO 7110.65, Para 5񬅞, Final Approach Course Interception.


1. PARAGRAPH NUMBER AND TITLE: 9-2-22. OPEN SKIES TREATY AIRCRAFT

2. BACKGROUND: There has been some confusion on the type of OPEN SKIES flight that get priority handling. This change clarifies which type of flights require priority handling (F and D). Additionally, notification of using/scheduling agencies of special use airspace (SUA) has only been accomplished 15 minutes prior to the OPEN SKIES aircraft reaching the boundary. This has caused problems with the DOD in planning and using SUA.

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9-2-22. OPEN SKIES TREATY AIRCRAFT

 

9-2-22. OPEN SKIES TREATY AIRCRAFT

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c. OPEN SKIES aircraft, while maintaining compliance with ATC procedures, must have priority over activities in Special Use Airspace (SUA) and must be allowed to transit such airspace as filed after appropriate and timely coordination has been accomplished between the using agency and controlling agency.

 

c. OPEN SKIES (F and D) Treaty aircraft, while maintaining compliance with ATC procedures, must have priority over activities in special use airspace (SUA) and must be allowed to transit such airspace as filed after appropriate and timely coordination has been accomplished between the using agency and controlling agency.

1. OPEN SKIES Treaty flights transiting SUA will be handled in the following manner:

 

1. F and D Treaty flights transiting SUA will be handled in the following manner:

(a) The ATC facility controlling the OPEN SKIES flight must advise the using/scheduling agency or appropriate ATC facility when the OPEN SKIES aircraft is fifteen (15) minutes from the SUA boundary; and

 

(a) The ATC facility controlling the F and D Treaty flight must advise the using/scheduling agency or appropriate ATC facility upon initial notification and when the aircraft is 15 minutes from the SUA boundary; and

c1(a)(1) thru c1(a)(2)

 

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(b) If the controlling facility/using agency is unable to confirm that all conflicting activities in the SUA have ceased, the OPEN SKIES aircraft must not be permitted access to the SUA.

 

(b) If the controlling facility/using agency is unable to confirm that all conflicting activities in the SUA have ceased, the OPEN SKIES aircraft must not be permitted access to the SUA.

2. Return SUA to the using agency, if appropriate, within fifteen (15) minutes after the OPEN SKIES aircraft clears the SUA.

 

2. Return SUA to the using agency, if appropriate, within 15 minutes after the F and D Treaty aircraft clears the SUA.


 

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