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

ORDER
JO 7210.3X
Effective Date:
February 9, 2012
 
     
Subject:  Facility Operation and Administration
       Includes:  Errata effective 2/9/12, Change 1 effective 7/26/12, Change 2 effective 3/7/13, and Change 3 effective 8/22/13
 

Section 4. Overflight Operations

12-4-1. TABULATION

a. Count IFR overflight operations as follows: One count for each segment of flight when an aircraft on an IFR flight plan or SVFR clearance transits the airspace. A TRACON that hands an aircraft off to the tower and the aircraft returns to the TRACON, count the additional portion as a separate segment.

b. Count VFR overflight operations as follows:

One count for each segment when an aircraft operating VFR transits the airspace. A TRACON that hands an aircraft off to the tower and the aircraft returns to the TRACON, count the additional portion as a separate segment.

NOTE-
Consider operations of more than one aircraft operating in a formation as a single aircraft. If the formation breaks up into smaller formations, consider each additional formation as a separate aircraft.

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