Part 1. BASIC
Chapter 1. General
1-1-1. PURPOSE OF
This order provides
instructions, standards, and guidance for operating and managing air
a. Part 1
contains information generally applicable to two or more options.
b. Part 2,
Part 3, and Part 4 prescribe instructions unique to each discipline:
1. Air Route
Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC).
Air Traffic Control Facilities.
c. Part 5
prescribes the instructions for traffic management applicable to the David
J. Hurley Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC), center, and
d. Part 6 is
regulatory information concerning waivers, authorizations, exemptions, and
e. Part 7
provides the overview concerning System Operations Security, Strategic and
Tactical Operations, which are further delineated in FAAO JO 7610.4,
Special Operations. Part 7 explains Air Traffic's role in the security
realm, military activities, and other events which have impact on
facilities and the NAS.
This order applies
to all ATO personnel and anyone using ATO directives.
1-1-3. WHERE TO
FIND THIS ORDER
This order is
available on the FAA Web site at http://faa.gov/air_traffic/publications
1-1-4. WHAT THIS
FAA Order 7210.3X,
Facility Operation and Administration, dated February 9, 2012, and all
changes to it are canceled.
changes to this order are identified in the Explanation of Changes page(s).
It is advisable to retain the page(s) throughout the duration of the basic
CUTOFF AND EFFECTIVE DATES
This order and its
changes are scheduled to be published to coincide with AIRAC dates.
If an FAA facility
has not received the order/changes at least 30 days before
the above effective dates, the facility must notify its service area
office distribution officer.
1-1-8. recommendations for PROCEDURAL CHANGES
Any recommended changes to this order
must be submitted to the Vice President, Mission Support Services, Attn:
ATC Procedures Office.
should submit recommended changes in procedures to facility management.
b. Recommendations from
other sources should be submitted through appropriate FAA, military, or
GOVERNING SUPPLEMENTS AND PROCEDURAL DEVIATIONS
or unusual requirements may dictate procedural deviations or supplementary
procedures to this order. The written approval of the Vice President of
System Operations Services must be obtained prior to issuing a
supplemental or procedural deviation to this order which decreases the
level, quality, or degree of service required by this order.
b. Prior approval by the following appropriate military
headquarters is required for subsequent interface with the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) if military operations or facilities are
involved. (See TBL 1-1-1.)
U.S. Air Force
7919 Mid-America Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73135
9325 Gunston Road
Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060-5582
Department of the
Chief of Naval Operations
2000 Navy Pentagon
Washington, DC 20350-2000
MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (SMS)
Every employee is
responsible to ensure the safety of equipment and procedures used in the
provision of services within the National Airspace System (NAS). Risk
assessment techniques and mitigations, as appropriate, are intended for
implementation of any planned safety significant changes within the NAS,
as directed by FAA Order 1100.161, Air Traffic Safety Oversight. Direction
regarding the Safety Management System (SMS) and its application can be
found in the FAA Safety Management System Manual and FAA Order 1100.161.
The Safety Management System will be implemented through a period of
transitional activities. (Additional information pertaining to these
requirements and processes can be obtained by contacting the service area
TO FAA NON-AIR TRAFFIC ORGANIZATION
When references are
made to regional office organizations that are not part of the ATO (i.e.,
Communications Center, Flight Standards, Airport offices, etc.), the
facility should contact the FAA region where the facility is physically
located - not the region where the facility's Service Area office is
This order is
distributed to selected offices in Washington headquarters, Service Area
offices, regional offices, the William J. Hughes Technical Center, the
Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, all air traffic field facilities,
international aviation field offices, and interested aviation public.