Section 2. Scope
Authorized personnel assigned to
facilities that collect, originate, and/or disseminate NOTAMs must be
familiar with the provisions of this order that pertain to their operational
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.
NOTAMs will be processed, stored, and distributed by the United States NOTAM
must have one of the following keywords as the first part of the text. A
keyword is used to make it easier to sort and locate the specific data
RWY, TWY, APRON, AD, OBST, NAV, COM, SVC,
AIRSPACE, ODP, SID, STAR,CHART, DATA, IAP, VFP, ROUTE, SPECIAL SECURITY or
Examples of keywords (RWY, TWY, APRON, AD, OBST, NAV, COM, SVC) are shown in
chapter 5; AIRSPACE in chapter 6; (ODP, SID, STAR, ROUTE, and SPECIAL)
relating to instrument flight procedures in chapter 7.
(Runway). Keyword used to describe a temporary change or hazard associated
with landing and takeoff surfaces to include runway lighting, signage, and
other airport services or attributes associated with a specific runway.
(Taxiway). Keyword used to describe a temporary change or hazard pertaining
to taxiway, taxiway lighting, and signage.
(Apron/Ramp). Keyword used to describe a temporary change or hazard
associated with an apron or ramp, apron/ramp lighting, markings, and
(Aerodrome). Keyword used to describe a temporary change or hazard or
potential hazard on or within 5 statute miles of an airport, heliport,
helipad, or maneuvering area that is not associated with a specific movement
area surface. Such hazards may include aerodrome closures, lighting not
associated with a specific movement area surface, aerodrome services (fuel,
customs, ARFF), helicopter platforms, wildlife hazards, and meteorological
equipment (wind indicators) or services.
(Obstructions). Keyword used to describe a temporary change or hazard caused
by a moored balloon, kite, tower, crane, stack, obstruction, obstruction
lighting outage, obstruction status, or telecommunication tower light
(Navigation Aids). Keyword used to describe a temporary change or hazard
caused by the changes in the status of groundbased radio navigational aids
and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) (except for area navigation
(RNAV) approach anomalies).
(Communications). Keyword used to describe a temporary change or hazard
caused by communication outlet commissioning, decommissioning, outage,
unavailability, and airtoground frequencies.
(Services). Keyword used to describe a temporary change or hazard associated
with change in service levels, such as operating hours, air traffic
management services, or airport services.
(Airspace). Keyword used to describe an airspace restriction or activity
warning which impacts, restricts, or precludes use of airspace.
(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 U.S. Government chart correction,
followed by name of chart and word “CORRECT” that becomes effective before
the next publication cycle.
(Data). Keyword used to describe a temporary change or hazard associated
with a data set change followed by the name of the data set to be changed;
for example U.S. DOD DAFIF, DACS, or NFD.
15. IAP (Instrument Approach Procedure). Keyword
used when a NOTAM applies to a published instrument approach procedure.
(Visual Flight Procedure). Keyword used when a NOTAM applies to visual
flight procedures such as Charted Visual Flight Procedure and RNAV Visual
(Route). Keyword used to describe a temporary change or hazard or change
associated with published ATS routes and related information.
(Special). Keyword used when a NOTAM applies to a special instrument flight
(Security). Keyword used for Department of State advisories, Special Federal
Aviation Regulations (SFARs), advisories of national emergency, national
security actions, special security instructions, air defense identification
zone (ADIZ) procedures.
Keyword SECURITY is not used for NOTAMs that describe a defined restricted
area or TFR. Such NOTAMs would use keyword AIRSPACE.
- 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.
Keyword (O) should not be used for NOTAMs pertaining to a movement area as
described in this Order.
– Unverified. (U) is used preceding a keyword as described in paragraph
United States DOD will append the keywords IAP, SPECIAL, ODP, SID, and STAR
with “U. S. DOD” to indicate that a published procedure is for military use
only (not for civil use). For example, STAR U. S. DOD, SID U. S. DOD, IAP
U. S. DOD.
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. FAA Order
JO 7210.3, Facility Operation and Administration, contains administrative
procedures for developing and executing those letters and documents.
1-2-3. AVOIDANCE OF
Before 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
unless a NOTAM is required by a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization from
Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) issued by the FAA.