U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

ORDER
JO 7110.10X
Effective Date:
April 3, 2014
 
     
Subject:  Flight Services
   Includes:  Change 1 effective 7/24/14

Section 9. SECURITY NOTICE (SECNOT)

6-9-1. SECURITY NOTICE (SECNOT)

A SECNOT is a request originated by the Domestic Events Network (DEN) Air Traffic Security Coordinator (ATSC) for an extensive communications search for aircraft involved or suspected of being involved in a security violation. A SECNOT will include the aircraft identification, the search area, and an expiration time. The search area, as defined by the ATSC, can be a single airport, multiple airports, a radius of an airport or fix, or a route of flight. Once the expiration time has been reached, the SECNOT is considered to be canceled.

NOTE-
1. The DEN will notify the FSS of the SECNOT by telephone.

2. The ATSC may expand the search area or expiration time following the initial notification of the security notice.

6-9-2. ACTION UPON RECEIVING A SECNOT

a. As soon as a SECNOT is received, the facility must attempt to locate the aircraft by checking all airports in the search area that could accommodate the aircraft. Relay the SECNOT to all terminal facilities in the search area.

NOTE-
1. Terminal facilities will reply directly to the DEN.

2. The DEN is responsible for coordination with ARTCCs.

b. When contacting airports or offices outside official Government agencies, provide no further information other than what is in the SECNOT.

c. Upon receiving information about the SECNOT aircraft, immediately notify the DEN.

d. If the aircraft is located, notify the DEN immediately, and cancel the SECNOT.

e. The priority of duty for handling a SECNOT is that of emergency situations as described in Paragraph 1-3-2, Duty Priority.

f. Record the initiation of a SECNOT on FAA Form 72304, Daily Record of Facility Operation, or electronic equivalent. Include the aircraft identification, search area, and expiration time in the log entry.

6-9-3. CANCELING A SECNOT

The SECNOT stays current until the aircraft is located, the search is canceled by the ATSC, or when the expiration time is reached.

a. Workload permitting, notify all previously alerted air traffic facilities if the SECNOT is canceled before the expiration time is reached.

b. Record the cancellation on FAA Form 72304, Daily Record of Facility Operation, or electronic equivalent.

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