Section 2. Scope
assigned to facilities that collect and/or disseminate NOTAMs must be
familiar with the provisions of this order that pertain to their operational
a. The United
States NOTAM Office (USNOF) is the authority ensuring NOTAM formats. To
ensure NOTAMs are issued consistent with NOTAM Policy, submitters must
comply with USNOF personnel directions.
b. All NOTAMs
will be processed, stored and distributed by the United States NOTAM System
c. Prior civil
“L” NOTAMs will be reclassified as “D” NOTAMs (Military L series will remain
d. For the
purpose of NOTAMs, the term Movement Area includes Runways, Taxiways, Ramps,
Aprons, and Helipads.
e. All D NOTAMs
must have one of the following keywords as the first part of the text:
RWY, TWY, APRON, AD,
OBST, NAV, COM, SVC, AIRSPACE, ODP, SID, STAR, CHART, DATA, IAP, VFP, ROUTE,
SPECIAL, or (O).
(Runway). Keyword used to describe a hazard associated with landing and
takeoff surfaces to include runway lighting, signage, and other airport
services or attributes associated with a specific runway.
!STL STL RWY 12L/30R CLSD EXC TAXI
!LEX LEX RWY 5 REIL OTS
!PRC SJN RWY 13/31 NOW RWY 14/32
!BWI BWI RWY 28 RVR OTS
(Taxiway). Keyword used to describe a hazard pertaining to taxiway, taxiway
lighting, and signage.
!LNS LNS TWY A LGTS OTS
!DSM DSM TWY P1, P3 CLSD
!DSM DSM RAMP SOUTH CARGO RAMP CLSD
!ATL ATL APRON NORTH TWY L3 APRON CLSD
!BNA BNA APRON NORTH APRON CLSD
!DSM DSM APRON SOUTH CARGO RAMP CLSD
(Aerodrome). Keyword used to describe a hazard or potential hazard on or
within 5 statute miles of an airport, heliport, helipad, or
!LAL LAL AD GRASS LDG STRIP LCTD 400 S RWY 9R/27L 1700 X 55 AVBL VMC DALGT
PPR SUN N FUN WEF 0804151100-0804232359
!CDB AK05 AD CLSD PERM
!RIU O88 AD HELI DCMSND
!AOO PA06 AD CLSD TSNT
!BET BET AD CLSD EXC SKI
!AOO 29D AD CLSD EXC PPR 0330-1430 MON-FRI
!BUF D67 AD CLSD EXC HI-WING
!CEW CEW AD CLSD WEF 0709041400-0709041800
!CDB AKA AD OPEN
(Obstructions). Keyword used to describe a hazard caused by a moored
balloon, kite, tower, crane, stack, obstruction, or obstruction lighting
!MIV N52 OBST TOWER 580 (305 AGL) 7 SW LGTS OTS (ASR NUMBER) TIL 0712302300
!PIE CLW OBST CRANE 195 (125 AGL) .25 NE (2755N08241W) TIL 0711032000
Insert latitude/longitude, if known, immediately after cardinal direction in
the format shown above.
(Navigation Aids). Keyword used to describe a hazard caused by the changes
in the status of groundbased radio navigational aids.
!PNC PER NAV VOR UNUSBL 045-060 BYD 20 BLW 2000
(Communications). Keyword used to describe a hazard caused by communication
outlet commissioning, decommissioning, outage, and unavailability and
!DCA PSK COM RCO OTS
!IPT IPT COM VOR VOICE OTS
(Services). Keyword used to describe a hazard associated with airport
services or air traffic management services.
!MIV MIV SVC FUEL UNAVBL TIL 0709301600
!SHD SHD SVC TWR 1215-0300 MON-FRI/1430-2300 SAT/1600-0100/SUN TIL
!OLY OLY SVC AWOS 119.275 OTS
!IAD IAD SVC MIRCOBURST/WIND SHEAR DETECTION OTS
(Airspace). Keyword used to describe a hazard which impacts, restricts, or
precludes use of airspace.
!CHO CHO AIRSPACE HELIUM BALLOONS 30 NE 1 NMR 10000/BLW WEF
!BKW BKW AIRSPACE PYROTECHNIC DEMO 1000/BLW 8 W .5 NMR AVOIDANCE ADZD
Examples of keywords (ODP, SID, STAR, ROUTE, and SPECIAL) relating to
instrument flight procedures are shown in Chapter 7.
(Obstacle Departure Procedure). Keyword used when a NOTAM applies to a
textual or graphic obstacle departure procedure.
(Standard Instrument Departure). Keyword used when a NOTAM applies to a
published standard instrument departure.
(Standard Terminal Arrival). Keyword used when a NOTAM applies to a
published standard terminal arrival.
(Chart). Keyword used to describe a chart correction that becomes effective
before the next publication cycle.
(Data). Keyword used to describe a hazard associated with a data set change.
(Instrument Approach Procedure). Keyword used when a NOTAM applies to a
published instrument approach procedure.
16. VFP (Visual
Flight Procedure). Keyword used when a NOTAM applies to visual flight
procedures such as CVFP and RVFP.
(Route). Keyword used to describe a hazard or change associated with
published ATS routes and related information.
(Special). Keyword used when a NOTAM applies to a special instrument flight
19. (O) - Other
Aeronautical Information. Aeronautical information received from any
authorized source that may be beneficial to aircraft operations and does not
meet defined NOTAM criteria. Any such NOTAM will be prefaced with “(O)” as
the keyword following the location identifier.
!LOZ LOZ (O) CONTROLLED BURN OF HOUSE 8 NE AER RWY 23 WEF
Keyword (O) should be used for NOTAMs pertaining to aircraft operations
greater than 5 SM from an aerodrome.
f. (U) –
Unverified. (U) is used preceding a keyword.
only where authorized by letters of agreement. Movement area or other
information received that meets NOTAM criteria and has not been confirmed by
the airport manager (AMGR)
designee. If Flight Service is unable to contact airport management, Flight
Service must forward (U) NOTAM information to the USNS. Subsequent to USNS
distribution of a (U) NOTAM, Flight Service will inform airport management
of the action taken as soon as practical.
!ORT 6K8 (U) RWY ABANDONED VEHICLE
g. Any NOTAM
associated with “Personnel and Equipment Working” (PAEW), will be associated
with RWY, TWY, AD, or APRON and a direction from the associated movement
area as appropriate.
!CHO CHO RWY 23 PAEW FIRST 500 ADJ SE SIDE
!SBY SBY TWY E PAEW SOUTH SIDE BTN RWY 5/TWY G
Apply the procedures
in this order except when other procedures are contained in a letter of
agreement or other appropriate FAA documents, provided they only supplement
this order and that any standards they specify are not less than those
in this order. FAAO JO 7210.3, Facility Operation and Administration,
contains administrative procedures for developing and executing those
letters and documents.
1-2-3. AVOIDANCE OF
Prior to issuing a
NOTAM on any NOTAM criteria data, check all appropriate charts and
publications to assure the information does not duplicate or fall within the
published data. Do not issue a NOTAM on information that duplicates or falls
within published data.