U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

ORDER
JO 7110.10X
Effective Date:
April 3, 2014
 
     
Subject:  Flight Services
 

Section 4. Canadian Movement and Control Messages (Transborder Flights Only)

7-4-1. GENERAL

Except as indicated in this section, handle Transborder Canadian movement and control messages as described in Sections 1, 2, and 3. Do not include ADCUS in flight plan remarks because NAV CANADA no longer alerts Canadian Customs. CANPASS authorizations are the obligation of the pilot, at the number in subpara 7񪣃a.

7-4-2. INBOUNDS FROM CANADA

a. Do not accept VFR flight plans other than air filed flight plans for aircraft departing from Canada. Refer individuals to the appropriate NAVCANADA facility to file flight plans out of Canada. Do not accept round璻obin flight plans to international locations, other than Canada.

b. The operational system should automatically format the required items of the flight notification message when activated. Deliver VFR and IFR ADCUS to the CBP. File IFR messages after delivery.

c. Facilities acknowledge receipt of flight notification messages as soon as practical by transmitting the letter 揜 followed by the full aircraft identification; for example, R N711VR. Suspense VFR flight notification messages until arrival or closure information is received. Remove IFR messages from the inbound list after delivery.

7-4-3. OUTBOUNDS TO CANADA

a. When Customs notification service is requested advise the pilot to contact Canada's Private Aircraft Program for Customs (CANPASS) at 8882267277 and include CANPASS in the remarks section of the flight plan. If the pilot informs that he/she has contacted CANPASS, place CANPASS in the remarks section of the flight plan. Process outbound flight plans in accordance with Chapter 6 and subparas 7񪣃d and e.

b. Accept Customs notification requests from inflight aircraft for relay via flight notification message only for airports of entry where Customs flight notification service is provided and when proposed ETA is during Customs service hours.

c. Upon notification of departure of VFR flights, transmit a flight notification message directly to the destination Canadian relay facility. Include CANPASS in the remarks.

NOTE-
1.  The operational system will automatically format the required items and transmit the flight notification message when activated if the proposed flight plan was filed in accordance with subparas 7񪣃d and 7񪣃e.

2. Facilities address messages to the destination relay facility listed in FAAO JO 7350.8, Location Identifiers. Facilities transmit flight notification messages for VFR flights in accordance with para 6񪣄, Flight Notification Message. Flight notification messages included the type of flight plan as the first item of the notification message. CANPASS is required in the remarks, as appropriate.

EXAMPLE-
FF CZYZZFZX
DTG KBUFYFYX
VFR N711VR C182 BUF YYZ 1735 CANPASS

d. IFR Flight Plans

1. CANPASS Flight Plans.

NOTE-
The operational system should automatically format the required items and transmit the flight notification message.

EXAMPLE-
FR:I AI:N1234 AT:C421/R TS:280
DD:DSM TM:P1800 AE:200
RT:DSM..CYYZ
AD:CYYZ TE:0300 RM:$CANPASS
FB:0400 AA:
PD:JOE PILOT
HB:DSM NB:2 CR:R/W TL:
OP:
CP:
TA:2100

FR:I AI:N1234 AT:C421/R TS:280 DD:DSM TM:P1800 AE:200
RT:DSM..CYYZ
AD:CYYZ TE:0300 RM:$CANPASS
FB:0400 AA:
PD:JOE PILOT
HB:DSM NB:2 CR:R/W TL:
OP:&C
CP:CZYZZFZX
TA:2100

2. Send a flight notification message on airfile IFR aircraft that has requested Customs notification. Place CANPASS (if prior notification) in the remarks section of the flight notification message. If the pilot files a flight plan, but gives no indication that CANPASS procedures have been implemented, or prefers to leave the notification off of the flight plan, leave the remarks section blank and allow the NAV CANADA specialists to handle the situation upon arrival.

e. VFR Flight Plans.

NOTE-
The operational system will automatically format the required items and transmit the flight notification message.

EXAMPLE-
EXAMPLE
AIRFILED
FR:V AI:N1234 AT:C150 TS:90 DD:BUF
TM:D1800 AE:045 RT:BUF..CYYZ
AD:CYYZ TE:0030 RM:$CANPASS 2 FB:0330 AA:
PD:JOE PILOT
HB:DSM NB:2 CR:5/W TL:
OP:&C
CP:CZYZZFZX
TA:1830

CANPASS
FR:V AI:N1234 AT:C150 TS:90 DD:BUF
TM:P1800 AE:045 RT:BUF..CYYZ
AD:CYYZ TE:0030 RM:$CANPASS
FB:0330 AA:
PD:JOE PILOT
HB:DSM NB:2 CR:5/W TL:
OP:&C
CP:CZYZZFZX
TA:1830

f. Refer to the Canada and North Atlantic IFR and VFR supplements to determine Customs hours of service, availability of Customs flight notification service (CANPASS), and the relay facility for infrequently used Airports of Entry not listed in FAA Order JO 7350.8, Location Identifiers.

g. Suspense VFR message until acknowledgment is received.

REFERENCE-
FAAO JO 7110.10, Para 8񪶮, Canadian Transborder.

1. If an acknowledgment is not received within 30 minutes after departure, retransmit the message. AISR facilities transmit the contraction 揜EQ ACP (request acceptance) and the complete aircraft identification.

EXAMPLE-
FF CZYZZFZX
DTG KBUFYFYX
REQ ACP N711VR

2. If acknowledgment is not received within 1 hour after departure, use interphone or telephone to deliver. In any event, assure delivery prior to ETA.

3. Refer to Section B of the Canada and North Atlantic IFR Supplements for Canadian FSS and Area Control Center (ACC) telephone numbers.

h. When correcting or revising a message, retransmit the complete message preceded by the contraction CHG (change).

EXAMPLE-
FF CZYZZFZX
DTG KBUFYFYX
CHG VFR N711VR C182 BUF YYZ 1845
CANPASS

FF CZYZZFZX
DTG KBUFYFYX
CHG VFR N711VR C182 BUF YYZ 1845 CANPASS

i. Do not transmit IFR flight notification messages except for military aircraft or Customs notification purposes.

NOTE-
Canada will not acknowledge receipt of these messages.

j. When available, use interphone or telephone for flights of 30 minutes or less.

7-4-4. OUTBOUNDS TO CANADA DEPARTING FROM OUTSIDE FLIGHT PLAN AREA

Accept flight plans regardless of departure point within the NAS. (See para 7񪣁 and subpara 7񪣃a for CANPASS guidance.)

a. Forward VFR flight plan information for aircraft departing from outside the facility's flight plan area to the tie璱n SECTOR/FSS for the departure point in the following format:

1. Aircraft identification.

2. Aircraft type.

3. Departure point.

4. Destination.

5. Proposed departure time/ETE.

6. Remarks.

EXAMPLE-
FF PAKTYFYX
DTG KSEAYFYX
N711VR C182 KTN YYJ P1630/0330 CANPASS

b. Forward IFR flight plan information for aircraft proposing to depart from outside the facility's flight plan area in accordance with Para 6񪏕, Domestic IFR Flight Plans. If Customs flight notification service (ADCUS) is requested, advise the pilot to contact CANPASS at 8882267277; include CANPASS information as an intrafacility remark, and transmit the proposal message to both the ARTCC and the tie璱n SECTOR/FSS. Enter the ARTCC computer address last.

EXAMPLE-
FF KAOOYFYX KZOBZQZX
DTG KDCAYFYX
DCA2010001 FP N1234P P28R/A 150 PIT P0200
150 PIT..CIP..DKK..BUF..YYZ/0130 CANPASS

NOTE-
The operational system will automatically format the required items and transmit the flight notification message.

c. Identify the tie璱n SECTOR/FSS, and advise the pilot to report departure time directly to that facility.

NOTE-
While the report may be relayed through another facility, it is the pilot's responsibility to notify the tie璱n SECTOR/FSS of the departure time.

d. Upon receipt of the departure report, the tie璱n SECTOR/FSS is responsible for delivery of the flight notification message to Canada.

1. Transmit a flight notification message in accordance with para 6񪣄, Flight Notification Message.

NOTE-
If a departure report has not been received within 1 hour of the proposed departure time, cancel and file the proposed flight plan.

2. The operational system changed should automatically format the required items and transmit the flight notification message.

e. Acknowledgment from the departure point tie璱n SECTOR/FSS is required for both VFR and IFR proposals.

7-4-5. IFR FLIGHT PLANS DEPARTING CANADIAN AIRPORTS

a. Accept IFR flight plans departing from Canadian airports and destined to the U.S. Transmit a proposal message in ARTCC HOST computer format to the associated Canadian ACC. Address messages to the ACC listed in FAA Order JO 7350.8, Location Identifiers.

NOTE-
FSSs in Alaska will still accept Canada to Canada IFR flight plans.

b. Canada does not acknowledge for proposal messages. Do not expect or request acknowledgment.

7-4-6. SEARCH AND RESCUE MESSAGES

Provide Search and Rescue for flights inbound from Canada in accordance with Chapter 8.

 
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