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

ORDER
JO 7110.65V
Effective Date:
April 3, 2014
 
     
Subject:  Air Traffic Control
 

Explanation of Changes
Change 2

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

a. 2-1-10. NAVAID MALFUNCATIONS

This change makes reference to Paragraph 4-8-1, Approach Clearance, incorporates GPS NOTAM testing, GPS anomaly reporting procedures, and accounts for WAAS anomalies.

b. 2-1-14. COORDINATE USE OF AIRSPACE

This change makes clear that the controller directly issuing a control instruction to an aircraft, or issuing a control instruction to an aircraft by relaying through a source other than another radar controller, has the responsibility to ensure that all required coordination is accomplished prior to issuing that instruction.

c. 2-7-2. ALTIMETER SETTING ISSUANCE BELOW LOWEST USABLE FL

This change provides ATC with clarity and information regarding DOD aircraft that are authorized, under CFR Exemption 2861A, to operate on “single altimeter settings in restricted areas, MOAs, and ATC assigned airspace.” A reference is also added to FAA JO 7610.4 Appendix 20, which will contain a copy of “Grant of Exemption 2861A ­ Single Altimeter Setting for Frequent Transit of FL180." This DCP does not change any existing procedures.

d. 2-9-3. CONTENT

The ATC Handbook Revision Steering Committee proposed new language in the ATIS content section of FAA JO 7110.65. The new guidance suggests a preference when instrument approaches are advertised on the ATIS. This is not meant to override any operational need where there may be a reason to utilize an approach other than as suggested, including visual approaches.

e. 3-9-8. INTERSECTING RUNWAY SEPARATION
3-9-9. NON-INTERSECTION CONVERGING RUNWAY OPERATIONS

This change incorporates Nonintersecting Converging Runway Operations into FAA Order JO 7110.65. The separation minima may be determined through applicable portions Paragraph 3­9­8, Intersecting Runway Separation, and 3­9­9, Nonintersecting Converging Runway Operations. This DCP cancels and incorporates FAA notice N JO 7110.652, Converging Runway Operations, effective January 15, 2014.

f. 4-8-1. APPROACH CLEARANCE

This change contains editorial revisions that account for changes made to subparagraph f concerning RNP approaches with RF legs. Additionally, due to comments received by industry stakeholders, specific guidance concerning clearing aircraft to the fix beginning or within an RF leg was moved from a note to procedural direction and additional direction is provided that controllers must not assign crossing speeds in excess of charted speed restrictions. Additionally, GPS anomaly procedures are revised to account for newer technologies and leverages real time experience since the incorporation of GPS in the NAS.

g. 5-4-5. TRANSFERRING CONTROLLER HANDOFF
5-4-6. RECEIVING CONTROLLER HANDOFF

This change clarifies who has coordination responsibility when control instructions are issued to an aircraft after transfer of radar identification. Additionally, it amends the obligation for controller to controller notification of required radar monitoring.

h. 5-9-4. ARRIVAL INSTRUCTIONS

This change adds a revised Figure 5­9­6, and corrects examples to account for straight in approach clearances, relocates the Figure to the location directly related to the content involved, and removes obsolete approach procedure names.

i. 7-5-3. SEPARATION

This change clearly explains separation standards to be used for Special VFR fixed wing aircraft, Special VFR Helicopters, and IFR aircraft.

j. 7-9-4. SEPARATION

This change removes “fixed-wing” from subparagraph b.

k. 8­1­9. RVSM OPERATIONS

This change adds Paragraph 8­1­9, RVSM Operations to FAA JO 7110.65.

l. 10-3-1. OVERDUE AIRCRAFT

Changes to this section are made to clarify those situations that require the issuance of an ALNOT.

m. 10-3-2. INFORMATION TO BE FORWARDED TO ARTCC
10-3-3. INFORMATION TO BE FORWARDED TO THE RCC
10-3-4. ALNOT
10-3-6. AIRCRAFT POSITION PLOTS
10-3-7. ALNOT CANCELLATION

Pertinent information to be forwarded by facilities to the ARTCC is added to this section to assist the SAR providers in the conduct of the SAR mission. Information is added to clarify what type of data is used to identify the last known position of an aircraft. Clarification is also provided to explain the responsibility for cancelling an ALNOT and what information should be included in the cancellation.

n. 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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