U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

ORDER
JO 7110.10W
Effective Date:
March 7, 2013
 
     
Subject:  Flight Services
  Includes:  Change 1 effective 8/22/13
 

Section 5. Other SAR Actions

8-5-1. CONTACT WITH AIRCRAFT CROSSING HAZARDOUS AREA

When lake, island, mountain, swamp reporting, or special reporting service programs have been established and a pilot requests the service, establish radio contact every 10 minutes (or at designated position checkpoints) with the aircraft while it is crossing the hazardous area. If contact with the aircraft is lost for more than 15 minutes, begin search and rescue at the ALNOT phase.

NOTE-
Hazardous Area Reporting Service and chart depictions are published in the AIM

8-5-2. CANADIAN TRANSBORDER

a. Assume SAR responsibility on transborder aircraft upon acknowledgment of the inbound flight notification message.

b. When SAR action is initiated, the destination and departure facilities are responsible for all communications search actions within their respective countries and for alerting their respective RCC.

c. Canadian communications search procedures and action times are similar to U.S. procedures. They will address all SAR messages to the U.S. departure FSS, which is then responsible for initiating SAR action for the U.S. portion of the route of flight.

d. For inbounds from Canada, apply standard U.S. SAR procedures contained in this chapter for the U.S. portion of the route. Include the Canadian departure facility as an addressee on all SAR messages since that facility is responsible for initiating SAR action for the Canadian portion of the route of flight.

e. Upon receipt of a Canadian QALQ, the departure FSS must take the following actions:

1. Check history files for any information about the aircraft.

2. If unable to obtain additional information, or within 15 minutes after receipt of the QALQ, transmit a message to the destination facility containing all flight plan information not previously sent.

f. Upon receipt of a Canadian INREQ, the departure FSS must transmit an INREQ for the U.S. portion of the route of flight and reply to Canada within 1 hour in accordance with standard INREQ procedures.

g. Upon receipt of a Canadian ALNOT, the departure FSS must transmit an ALNOT for the U.S. portion of the route and reply to Canada within 1 hour in accordance with standard ALNOT procedures.

NOTE-
Some U.S. airspace is controlled by Canadian ATC facilities, which may also be addressed when appropriate.

 
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