Section 2. Position Binders
10-2-1. POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
a. The air traffic manager may assign duties and
responsibilities to positions as facility needs dictate.
Those assignments may apply to one or more positions.
Standards must be developed to enhance the overall
operational capabilities of the facility. Local practices,
procedures, equipment, communications, etc., used in this
directive must be in accordance with national directives.
Site specific details required for pertinent items should
describe the appropriate procedure, method, strategy,
system equipment, etc., necessary at the facility level to
achieve the desired level of service.
b. The air traffic managers must retain one copy of
the completed facility standard operating procedures
directive in each area of operation, and distribute
applicable sections to the positions to which they apply.
FAAO JO 7210.3, Para 2-1-3, Position/Sector Binders.
c. Changes must be maintained in accordance with
changes to national, Service Area office, and facility
orders, and documents. Changes must be timely to ensure
the currency of position binders. Cross reference should
be provided to related documents where applicable.
10-2-2. TOWER/RADAR TEAM POSITION BINDERS
a. Position duties and responsibilities: general
b. Position information:
1. Frequency information - primary/back-up.
2. Position specific equipment - availability, not
3. Area of jurisdiction - map, video map, diagram
4. Position procedures - may include, but not limited
(a) Arrival procedures.
(b) Departure procedures.
(c) Special procedures.
(d) Coordination procedures.
(e) LOA or LOA procedures applicable to that position.
(f) Normally used sector holding fixes to include
published/unpublished hold, allowable altitudes, maximum
speed, maximum length, direction of turn, direction from
fix, and if applicable, published procedures involved.
Additionally, at facilities having areas with limited or
no radar coverage, include those holding patterns within
these areas that contain “climb in holding” assessments as
noted on FAA Form 8260-2.
(g) Local strip marking.
(h) Process flight plan information.
(i) Forward flight plan information.
(j) Process traffic management information.
(k) Process field condition reports.
(l) Process miscellaneous flight data.
(m) Process weather information.
(p) Special flight handling.
5. Potential problem areas.