Section 1. Movement Area NOTAMs
5-1-1. ORIGINATORS OF
management is responsible for observing and reporting the condition of the
aerodrome services, facilities, and movement area. The FSS air traffic
managers must coordinate with appropriate airport managers to obtain a list
of airport employees who are authorized to originate NOTAMs.
public airports without an airport manager, the FSS air traffic manager must
coordinate with the appropriate operating authority to obtain a list of
persons delegated to provide NOTAM information.
Letters of agreement should be executed between airport management and ATC
facilities outlining procedures to be used for originating NOTAMs.
5-1-2. HANDLING REPORTED
any information received verbally, and record the name, title (if
appropriate), address, and telephone number of the person submitting the
information. Information obtained from other than an authorized airport or
FAA employee must be confirmed before issuance. If you are informed of or
observe a condition that affects the safe use of a movement area, relay the
information to the airport management for action.
This includes data received from airport inspectors.
unable to contact airport management, classify and issue a NOTAM publicizing
the unsafe condition always stating the condition and including the word
“UNSAFE;” for example, RWY number or TWY letter or letter/number “UNSAFE
DISABLED ACFT.” Inform airport management of the action taken as soon
thereafter as practical.
!CRW CRW RWY 15/33 UNSAFE BREAKS IN ASPH SE END
!PIE CLW RWY 16/34 UNSAFE DISABLED ACFT 1303251800-1303261000EST
Only airport management can close any portion of an airport.
14 CFR Part 139
– Unverified aeronautical information (for use 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 or
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. Any such NOTAM will preface the
keyword with “(U)” and must include the condition and cause.
!ORT 6K8 (U) RWY 7/25 UNSAFE ABANDONED VEHICLE 13101223301310130300EST
5-1-3. MOVEMENT AREA
the condition includes a limitation, follow the condition with “TO” or
“EXC;” for example, “CLSD EXC SKI” or “CLSD TO TRANSIENT.”
a NOTAM D for the following reported conditions:
!PRC A09 AD AIRPORT CLSD 1310122330-1310131300
!AOO P45 AD AIRPORT CLSD TO TRANSIENT 1310122330-1310131300EST
!BET BET AD AIRPORT CLSD EXC SKI 1310122330-1310131300EST
!LOU EKX AD AIRPORT CLSD EXC 1 HR PPR DLY SS-SR
!AOO 29D AD AIRPORT CLSD EXC PPR MON-FRI 0330-1430 1310120330-1310171430
!BUF D67 AD AIRPORT CLSD EXC HI-WING ACFT 13101223301310131300
!KVC KVC AD AIRPORT CLSD 1310122330PERM
!O88 O88 AD HELIPORT CLSD 1310122330PERM
!DAY O12 AD SEAPLANE BASE CLSD 1309041400-1309041800
!AKA AKA AD AIRPORT OPEN 1309041800PERM
AKA airport was published as being closed.
!CLE 15G AD AIRPORT NOW PUBLIC 1309041800-PERM
15G is now open to the public and a public-use airport.
!CLE 15G AD AIRPORT NOW PRIVATE 1309041800-PERM
15G is now closed to the public and is no longer a public-use airport. The
NFDC must contact the USNOF to have 15G deleted from the NOTAM tables after
the NOTAM has been canceled.
of a movement area or portions thereof. State the type of surface, length
and width of the surface, lighting status, and declared distances.
status; for example, LGTD, NOT LGTD.
and declared distances required for only runway commissioning.
!ICT ICT RWY 1L/19R COMMISSIONED 10301FT X 150FT CONC LGTD. DECLARED
DISTANCES: RWY 1L TORA 10301 TODA 10301 ASDA 10301 LDA 10301. RWY 19R TORA
10301 TODA 10301 ASDA 10301 LDA 10301 1310122330-PERM
!ICT ICT TWY M8 COMMISSIONED 500FT X 75FT CONC LGTD 1310122330- PERM
of a movement area or portion thereof.
!BNA BNA APRON NORTH APRON CLSD 1309041800-1309062200EST
!BNA BNA APRON NORTH APRON E SIDE CLSD
!TYS TYS TWY A3, A4, A5 CLSD 1309041800-1309062200EST
!TYS TYS TWY A BTN TWY A2 AND TWY A3 CLSD 1311221500-1312220700
!EKX EKX TWY ALL CLSD 1309041800-1309062200EST
!DFW DFW TWY JS SOUTH 200FT, TWY ER WEST OF TWY K CLSD
!DFW DFW TWY P BTN TWY EL AND TWY B, TWY P BTN TWY A AND TWY ER, TWY ER BTN
RWY 17C/35C AND TWY Q CLSD 1309041800-1309062200EST
!BNA BNA RWY 36 CLSD 1309131300-1309132000EST
!BDL BDL RWY 6/24 CLSD EXC 1 HR PPR 203-627-3001 1309131300-1309132000EST
Runways 6 and 24 are closed except by 1 hour prior permission from that
telephone number during the times stated.
closure (decommissioning). State the surface description and the condition
“CLSD” with expiration time “PERM.”
!TYS TYS TWY C CLSD 1309041800-PERM
!ICT MEJ RWY 17/35 CLSD 1310122330-PERM
limitations on the use of
any portion of a runway, a taxiway, a ramp, an apron or
a waterway. Weight bearing capacity of a runway can be changed only by
authorization of the Manager, Airports Division (appropriate region).
!BNA M54 RWY 18/36 CLSD TO JET ACFT 1309131300-1309132000EST
Runways 18 and 36 are closed to jet aircraft.
!BIG BIG RWY 9/27 CLSD TO ACFT MORE THAN 13500LB 1309131300-1309132000EST
Runways 9 and 27 are closed to all aircraft weighing more than 13,500
pounds. Do not use class of aircraft when closing runways. Always use
!ICT 3K7 RWY 17/35 CLSD TO ACFT MORE THAN 4000LB
!CMH CMH RWY 10R/28L CLSD EXC ACFT MORE THAN
12000LB 10 MIN PPR DLY 13302200 1311211330-1311212200EST
!GNV 31J RWY 10/28 E 3800FT CLSD EXC ACFT MORE THAN
12500LB DLY 1200-2100 1311211200-1311212100EST
!CLE CLE RWY 16/34 CLSD TO ACFT WINGSPAN MORE THAN 70FT AND TO ACFT TAIL
HEIGHT MORE THAN 49FT 1309131300-1309132000EST
Runways 16 and 34 are closed to aircraft with a wingspan more than 70 feet
and is also closed to aircraft with tail height more than 49 feet.
!CLT CLT RWY 5 CLSD TO LDG ACFT
!PDX PDX RWY 3 CLSD TO DEPARTING ACFT
!DAY I17 RWY 8/26 CLSD TO TGL 1309131300-1309132000EST
to usable runway length and declared distances.
a runway condition restricts or precludes the use of any portion of a runway
resulting in a change to the declared distances, include the published
takeoff run available (TORA), takeoff distance available (TODA),
accelerated stop distance available (ASDA), and landing distance available
(LDA) in the NOTAM. Ensure that a second NOTAM is originated for the
reciprocal runway with all declared distances if any value has changed.
Declared distances can only be authorized by the FAA Office of Airport
Safety and Standards, Airport Design Division, AAS-100.
!MKC MKC RWY 19 THR DISPLACED 300FT NOT STD
MARKING. DECLARED DISTANCES: TORA 6827FT TODA 6827FT ASDA 6827FT LDA 6527FT.
!MKC MKC RWY 1 DECLARED DISTANCES: TORA 6827FT TODA
6827FT ASDA 6527FT LDA 6527FT. 130601150300-1307141600EST
Runway 19 threshold is displaced 300 feet, therefore the Runway 19 landing
LDA is shortened by 300 feet. The LDA and ASDA for Runway 1 are also
shortened by 300 feet.
!ORD ORD RWY 28 THR DISPLACED 1500FT.
DECLARED DISTANCES: TORA 13001FT TODA 13001FT ASDA 13001FT LDA 11501FT.
ORD ORD RWY 10 DECLARED DISTANCES: TORA 13001FT
TODA 13001FT ASDA 11501FT LDA 11501FT. 1306110300-1306130600EST
A temporary structure becomes a controlling obstacle to the approach of
Runway 28 and departure of Runway 10 resulting in the Runway 28 threshold
being displaced 1500 feet resulting in changes to declared distances to
Runways 10 and 28.
!CLT CLT RWY 5/23 NE 500FT CLSD. DECLARED
DISTANCES: RWY 5 TORA 7002FT TODA 7002FT ASDA 7002FT LDA 7002FT RWY 23 TORA
7002FT TODA 7002FT ASDA 7002FT LDA 7002FT. 1306110300-1306112100EST
Construction on Runway 5 requires 500 feet to be closed to protect a
construction area thus changing declared distances to Runways 5 and 23.
!MEM MEM RWY 9/27 W 500FT CLSD TO
DEPARTING ACFT. DECLARED DISTANCES: RWY 9 TORA 8446FT TODA 8446FT ASDA
8446FT LDA 8446FT. RWY 27 TORA 8946FT TODA 8946FT ASDA 8246FT LDA 8246FT.
The west 500 feet of Memphis' Runway 9 is closed. Aircraft will enter the
runway and depart Runway 9 from an intersecting taxiway. Because the NOTAM
uses both runways as the runway designator, if any declared distance has
changed, all declared distances for both runways must be included in the
the event the published TORA, TODA, ASDA, and LDA need to be reported
without reference to the runway condition that caused the change, report
declared distances or changes to published declared distances. For example,
when the published runway length is changed, report the declared distances,
or erroneous declared distances that were published and need to be corrected.
!CLT CLT RWY 5/23 DECLARED DISTANCES: RWY 5 TORA
7502FT TODA 7502FT ASDA 7202FT LDA 7202FT. RWY 23 TORA 7502FT TODA 7502FT
ASDA 7202FT LDA 7202FT. 1307140300-PERM
A temporary or permanent situation at an airport with nonstandard Runway
Safety Areas or Object Free Area leads to defining declared distances.
!JAX JAX RWY 8/26 NOW 10000FT X 150FT. DECLARED DISTANCES: RWY 8 TORA 9000
TODA 9500 ADSA 9000 LDA 9000. RWY 26 TORA 9000 TODA 9000 ASDA 9400 LDA
A NOTAM is required to correct an error in the Airport/Facility Directory
(A/FD) until the next A/FD publication date.
!JAX JAX RWY 8/26 CHANGED TO 10000FT X 150FT .
DECLARED DISTANCES: RWY 8 TORA 9000FT TODA 9500FT ADSA 9000FT LDA 9000FT.
RWY 26 TORA 9000FT TODA 9000FT ASDA 9400 FTLDA 10000FT.
of runway identification.
!SJN SJN RWY 13/31 CHANGED TO RWY 14/32 1308151200-PERM
of traffic pattern.
!PRC PRC RWY 3L RIGHT PATTERN DLY
Visual Range (RVR). When originating a NOTAM on RVR, RVR touchdown (RVRT),
RVR midpoint (RVRM), and RVR rollout (RVRR), the originator may specify the
runway pair designators, if applicable, only when the entire RVR system is
out of service.
!BWI BWI RWY 10/28 RVR OUT OF SERVICE 1310090815-1310151500
!BWI BWI RWY 10 RVR OUT OF SERVICE 1310090815-1310151500
Markings and Signage.
Specify the keyword for the type of surface on which the sign/marking is
designator. Specify the designator of the surface on which the sign/marking
Relationship of surface from relevant intersection/point of reference, (N
OF, E OF), if needed.
of sign/surface marking.
marking location from users' perspective (LEFT/RIGHT SIDE), as needed.
For example, NOT STD, NOT LGTD, OBSC.
!IAD IAD TWY U7 HOLDING POSITION SIGN FOR RWY 1L/19R NOT LGTD
!MBS MBS TWY ALL SFC PAINTED HOLDING POSITION
SIGNS NOT STD DUE TO REPAINTING 1309271200-1309302300EST
reportable conditions. The airport operator must ensure that a NOTAM is
submitted for conditions considered to be hazardous or potentially hazardous
to the aircraft operator. Permanent changes in surface conditions must be
coordinated for publication in accordance with Paragraph
!MLT MLT RWY 16/34 NOT MARKED
!MDW MDW RWY 31C ENGINEERED MATERIAL ARRESTING SYSTEM NOT STD
!MDW MDW RWY 31C
ENGINEERED MATERIAL ARRESTING SYSTEM OUT OF SERVICE 1309151335-1309301200EST
!ILI ILI AD CARIBOU NEAR MOVEMENT AREAS 1309251300-1309262200EST
!CAK CAK AD BIRD ACTIVITY NW SIDE 1309151335-1309301200EST
!FAI FAI RWY 2R/20L S 2600FT FROST HEAVES 1302271930-1304302200EST
!ORT TSG RWY 12/30 NUMEROUS 5IN CRACK 1312050100-1404301700EST
!TAL TAL RWY 6/24 W 1000FT 4IN RUTS 1312051400-1403301200EST
NOTAM format for temporary field conditions (FICON) caused by weather
phenomena, such as ruts in a snow covered runway, are covered in Paragraph
514, Reporting of Field Conditions.
5-1-4. REPORTING FIELD
Field condition (FICON) NOTAMs are used to
report surface conditions, braking action, and friction values on runways,
taxiways, and aprons/ramps. Keyword AD must not be used with descriptor
Insert “FICON” after the surface designator(s) and surface segments, and
before the field condition.
field conditions. During periods when field conditions are not being
monitored, a FICON NOTAM may be originated for a pilotreported condition.
The words “PILOT REPORTED” must precede the word “FICON.”
AC 150/5200-28, Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) for Airport Operators
Do not express the condition in terms of percentage of coverage. Use the
word “PATCHY” to describe a contaminant that covers 25 percent or less of
the reported portion of the surface.
the term “DRY” to describe a surface that is neither wet nor contaminated. A
FICON NOTAM must not be originated for the sole purpose of reporting a dry
runway. A dry surface must be reported only when there is need to report
conditions on the remainder of the surface.
the term “WET” to describe a surface that is neither dry nor contaminated
but has visible dampness, moisture, and/or water less than ⅛ inch in depth.
surface condition must be reported in each FICON NOTAM when reporting the
condition on any part of the surface; for example, edges, remaining length.
the word “THIN” for reporting contaminant depths of less than ⅛ inch.
contaminant depth is specified in feet and inches.
Reportable Depth Measurements
Use value “1/8IN” to
report ⅛ inch
Use value “1/4IN” to
report > ⅛ inch to and including ¼ inch
Use value “1/2IN” to
report > ¼ inch to and including ½ inch
Use value “3/4IN” to
report > ½ inch to and including ¾ inch
Use value “1IN” to
report > ¾ inch to and including 1 inch
1 inch is reached, report values in multiples of 1 inch and discontinue the
use of fractions. When a snow depth of 35 inches is reached, report values
in multiples of feet only. Round depths greater than 1 inch to the next
higher reportable depth.
the highest depth of the contaminant along the reported portion of the
runway contaminants for which depth is mandatory when reporting runway
surface conditions are specified in TBL 5-1-4.
The contaminant depth is optional for taxiway and apron/ramp conditions.
the contaminants marked with an “*” are to be accompanied by a depth. When
reporting a runway condition, a depth is mandatory with those contaminants
marked by an asterisk, “*”, in TBL 5-1-4.
Water (1/4 inch and
Water* over ice
Wet snow* over ice
Dry snow* over ice
Water* over compacted
Wet snow* over
Dry snow* over
AC 150/5200-28, Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) for Airport Operators
SWEPT. The terms “PLOWED” and “SWEPT” are used to describe a surface that
has been plowed or swept and has a surface condition that is different than
the surrounding area. If other than the full width or length is treated,
report the width and/or length and the condition of the treated portion of
the surface. The treatment is omitted when the entire surface has been
treated. When known, the surrounding area items will be specified as
the term “SANDED” after the surface contaminant to report when a surface has
the terms “DEICED LIQUID” or “DEICED SOLID” after the surface contaminant to
report the presence of liquid or solid deicing material, as this may have
operational significance to the pilot.
the term “DRIFT” to describe one or more drifts. When the drifts are
variable in depth, report the greater depth.
the terms “SNOWBANKS,” “BERMS,” or “WINDROWS” after the surface condition.
Snowbanks must be assumed to be at the edge of a movement surface or, when
plow/sweeper is used, at the edge of the plowed/swept area.
the term “RUTS” to report ruts in a contaminant after the surface
the word “REMAINDER” to provide additional information about the surface
condition. For example, the runway surface conditions vary significantly on
one end of the runway or a runway has been treated, resulting in differing
field conditions on the untreated parts of the surface.
time. Every FICON NOTAM must have the time that the conditions were
observed. If unable to obtain a time, use the time when the NOTAM
information is given to the flight service specialist.
NOT MONITORED. When the field conditions will not be monitored, follow the
most recent observation with the words “CONDITIONS NOT MONITORED (date/time)
(date/time).” The time parameters specified must fall within the
time/expiration time. FICON NOTAMs are considered temporary, therefore an
estimated expiration time for FICON NOTAMs must not exceed 24 hours from the
effective time, except:
the reported contaminant is RUBBER, SAND, or OIL.
appended with remarks “CONDITIONS NOT MONITORED.”
the FICON is “PILOT REPORTED,” the expiration time must not exceed 12 hours.
Unless the NOTAM is canceled, the NOTAM will auto-expire, therefore “EST” is
not permitted. The “PILOT REPORTED FICON” NOTAM must not cancel or otherwise
affect a NOTAM advertising “CONDITIONS NOT MONITORED.”
following are example NOTAMs (not inclusive):
!FOE FOE RWY 13/31 FICON WET ICE OBSERVE
AT 1301040230 CONDITIONS NOT MONITORED
The field conditions are not monitored from
January 4, 2013 0300UTC-January 6, 2013 1045UTC. The airport operator
expects to have a new NOTAM submitted by January 6, 2013 1115UTC.
!FOE FOE RWY 13/31 PILOT REPORTED FICON
1/2IN WET SN OVER ICE OBSERVED AT 1301060738. 1301060745-1301061115
A pilot has reported a field condition that was
observed January 6, 2013 0738UTC during a period when a NOTAM was in effect
stating “CONDITIONS NOT MONITORED.” The NOTAM originator entered the PILOT
REPORTED FICON NOTAM into the NOTAM system January 6, 2013 0745UTC and
established an expiration time that matches the expiration time of the NOTAM
advertising CONDITIONS NOT MONITORED. The originator must not establish an
expiration time that exceeds 12 hours.
!MIV MIV RWY 10/28 FICON 1/4IN DRY SN OVER ICE OBSERVED AT 1312201200.
Millville Runway 10/28 has ¼ inch of dry snow over ice. The depth of the ice
layer is not reported. The conditions were observed at 1312201200.
!OQU OQU RWY 16/34 FICON ICE SANDED OBSERVED AT 1311132112.
Quonset State's runway 16/34 is ice covered and has been
!OQU OQU RWY 16/34 FICON DRY PLOWED 100FT WIDE REMAINDER 1/2IN WET SN OVER
ICE OBSERVED AT 1311132112. 13111321151311140600EST
Quonset State's runway 16/34 has been swept. It is ice covered and has been
!OQU OQU RWY 16/34 FICON PLOWED 100FT WIDE DRY REMAINDER 1/2IN WET SN OVER
ICE OBSERVED AT 1311132112. 13111321151311140600EST
Quonset State's runway 16/34 is wider than 100 feet and the area inside the
center 100 feet has been plowed and is free of contaminants. The remainder
of the runway is covered with ½ inch of wet snow over ice.
!FAI INR RWY 16/34 FICON 4IN WET SN PLOWED 50FT WIDE REMAINDER 18IN WET SN
OBSERVED AT 1311132300. 13111323001311141200EST
McKinley National Park Airport runways 16/34 have been plowed 50 feet wide,
which is less than the full runway width, and is covered by 4 inches of wet
snow. At the highest measurement of the remainder of the runway, which has
not been plowed, is covered with 17.5 inches of snow, which is rounded up to
!OQU OQU RWY 16/34 FICON WET PLOWED 100FT WIDE REMAINDER 1/2IN WET SN OVER
ICE OBSERVED AT 1311132112. 13111321151311140500EST
Quonset State's runway
is wider than 100 feet and the area inside the center 100 feet is wet. The ½
inch of wet snow over ice is outside of the plowed area.
!FAI FAI RWY 1/19 N 2700FT FICON PATCHY
COMPACTED SN SWEPT 75FT WIDE REMAINDER 8IN DRY SN OBSERVED AT 1310131530.
Fairbanks' Runway 1/19 is wider than 75 feet. A portion of the runway 2700
feet in length and 75 feet wide has been swept. The swept area has compacted
snow while the remainder of the runway has 8 inches of dry snow.
!MOT MOT TWY ALL FICON DRY PLOWED 50FT WIDE REMAINDER DRY SN OBSERVED AT
Minot Airport taxiways were plowed 50 feet wide and are dry The part that
has not been plowed has dry snow. The depth of the dry snow is not required
for conditions on taxiways.
!OQU OQU RWY 16/34 FICON COMPACTED SN PLOWED 75FT WIDE REMAINDER 1/2IN WATER
OVER COMPACTED SN OBSERVED AT 1311132112. 13111321201311141000EST
Quonset State Airport's Runway 16/34 has been plowed 75 feet wide. The
plowed portion is covered by compacted snow The area that has not been
plowed has ½ inch water over compacted snow. The depth is not
reported for compacted snow.
!OQU OQU RWY 16/34 FICON COMPACTED SN 12IN SNOWBANKS OBSERVED AT 1311132112.
Quonset State's runway 16/34 has been plowed and swept in its entirety;
therefore, neither “PLOWED” nor “SWEPT” is used. The runway is covered with
compacted snow and has 12 inch snowbanks.
!BTV BTV RWY 15/33 FICON COMPACTED SN PLOWED 100FT WIDE 24IN BERM OBSERVED
AT 1310091411. 13100914151310092200EST
Burlington International Airport's Runway 15/33 has been plowed 100 feet
wide leaving compacted snow on the runway. The depth of the compacted snow
is not reported, however 24 inch berms are also observed along the edges of
!BGR BGR TWY ALL FICON WET 4FT SNOWBANK OBSERVED AT 1312121149.
Bangor International Airport reports all taxiways as being wet with
snowbanks reaching 4 feet in depth.
!MKC MKC RWY 1/19 N 2000FT FICON ICE REMAINDER
1IN SLUSH OBSERVED AT 1302241100. 13022241107-1302241700EST
The north 2000 feet of Kansas City Downtown Airport's runway 1/19 is covered
with ice. The remainder has 1 inch of slush.
!MEM MEM APRON FEDEX FEEDER RAMP W 700FT FICON
ICE OBSERVED AT 1311220815. 1311220818-1311221200EST
The west 700 feet of the FedEx Feeder Ramp at Memphis International Airport
is covered with ice. The depth of ice is not reported.
!ENA BGQ RWY 7/25 W 1200FT FICON PATCHY ICE
REMAINDER WET OBSERVED AT 1301311910. 1301311919-1302010400EST
The west 1200 feet of runways 7/25 are covered by patchy ice. The remainder
of runways 7/25 has visible moisture, described as “WET.”
!ENA BGQ RWY 7/25 FICON 1/2IN WET SN OVER ICE PLOWED 50FT WIDE REMAINDER 2IN
WET SN OVER COMPACTED SN OBSERVED AT 1301311910. 13013119151302010400EST
The full length of Big Lake airport runways 7/25 have been plowed 50 feet
wide. The plowed portion has ½ inch of wet snow over ice while the remainder
of the runway has 2 inches of wet snow over compacted snow. Contaminant
depths are not reported for ice or compacted snow.
!CLE CLE RWY 10/28 FICON 1/2IN WATER OVER ICE OBSERVED AT 1310241700.
Cleveland's runway10/28 has water exceeding ¼ inch up to but not exceeding ½
inch of water over ice observed on the runway. Contaminant depths exceeding
¼ inch to and including ½ inch are reported as ½ inch.
!CLE CLE RWY 10/28 FICON WET OBSERVED AT 1311231400. 1311231400
Cleveland's runway 10/28 has visible moisture but less than ⅛ inch of water.
!JNU JNU TWY ALL FICON FROST OBSERVED AT 1309132315.
Frost is observed on all taxiways at Juneau Airport.
!ENA 5HO RWY 16/34 FICON PATCHY COMPACTED SN
OBSERVED AT 1309131520. 1309131527-1309141527EST
Hope Runway 16/34 is 25 percent or less covered with compacted snow. The
depth of the compacted snow is not reported.
!CLP CLP RWY 8/26 FICON THIN WET SN OBSERVED AT
Clarks Point's runway 8/26 is covered by less than ⅛ inch of wet snow.
!ANI ANI RWY 10/28 FICON 2IN DRY SN OVER COMPACTED SN OBSERVED AT
Aniak's Runway 10/28 is covered by 2 inches of dry snow over compacted snow.
The depth of compacted snow is not reported.
!MEM MEM APRON FEDEX FEEDER RAMP FICON DRY SN OBSERVED AT 1312292345.
The FedEx Feeder ramp at Memphis International Airport is covered by dry
snow. The depth of the contaminant on an apron/ramp is not required.
!BNA BNA APRON AIR CARGO APRON E 500FT FICON
PLOWED 1IN WET SN OBSERVED AT 1312202000. 1312202003-1312210400EST
The east 500 feet of Nashville Airport's Air Cargo apron has been plowed. An
inch of wet snow has accumulated since being plowed.
!TYS TYS TWY ALL EXC TWY G FICON SLUSH OBSERVED AT 1312231220.
All of the taxiways at the McGhee Tyson Airport, except taxiway G, are
covered by slush. The depth off the contaminant is not required when
reporting the conditions of taxiways or aprons/ramps. In this example, the
depth is not required.
!SFF SFF RWY 3R/21L FICON 4IN DRY SN 9IN DRIFT OBSERVED AT 1311071900.
Spokane's Felt Field's Runway 3R/21L is covered with 4 inches of dry snow
and 9 inch snow drifts.
!AVP AVP RWY 4/22 FICON DRY 5IN DRIFT OBSERVED AT 1312201600.
The Wilkes Barre/Scranton International Airport's Runway 4/22 is contaminant
free, however there are 5 inch snow drifts on the surface.
!MGW MGW RWY 18/36 FICON ICE SANDED OBSERVED AT 1311021254.
Morgantown Municipal Airport's Runway 18/36 is covered by ice and has been
treated with sand. The depth of ice is not reported.
!YAK YAK RWY 11/29 FICON THIN DRY SN OVER ICE SANDED 80FT WIDE OBSERVED AT
Yakutat Airport's Runway 11/29 is covered with less than ⅛ inch dry snow
over ice and has been sanded 80 feet wide. The depth of dry snow is
reported, however the depth of ice is not reportable.
!IAD IAD RWY 12/30 FICON WET DEICED LIQUID OBSERVED AT 1312172057.
Dulles International Airport's Runway 12/30 is wet and has been treated with
a liquid deicing chemical.
!IAD IAD RWY 12/30 FICON DRY DEICED SOLID 100FT WIDE REMAINDER ICE OBSERVED
AT 1312172058. 13121721001312180800EST
Dulles International Airport's Runway 12/30 is dry 100ft wide as result of a
solid deicing material being applied. The remainder of the runway is covered
with ice. The depth of the ice is not reported.
(ruts, soft edge, mud, ash, rubber).
!TAL TAL RWY 6/24 FICON 6IN COMPACTED SN 3IN RUTS W 1000FT OBSERVED AT
Ralph Calhoun Memorial Airport's Runway 6/24 is covered with compacted snow.
Airport activity has created 3 inch ruts in the west 1000 feet of the
runway. The depth of the compacted snow is not reportable.
!TAL TAL RWY 6/24 FICON WET SOFT EDGES OBSERVED AT 1311051615.
Ralph Calhoun Memorial Airport's Runway 6/24is wet and has soft edges.
!ENA ENA RWY 1R/19L N 700FT FICON 2IN MUD
OBSERVED AT 1310132135. 1310132140-1310140600EST
Kenai Municipal Airport's Runway 1R/19L north 700 feet is covered with 2
inches of mud.
!ENA ENA RWY 1L/19R FICON THIN ASH OBSERVED AT 1309132210.
Kenai Municipal Airport's Runway 1L/19R is covered with less than ⅛ inch
!MKC MKC RWY 1/19 N 800FT FICON RUBBER OBSERVED
AT 1307191056. 1307191103-1308302000EST
The north 800 feet of Kansas City Downtown Airport's Runway 1/19 is covered
by rubber. The depth of rubber is not reportable. Although the rubber is
observed only at the approach end of Runway 1, FICON NOTAMs are reported
using both runway designators.
NOTAMs are used by airport management to report braking action and MU
friction measuring values are reported in thirds of a runway for landing
runway(s) only. A MU value for the thirds of a runway should be reported
when contaminant(s) are present or there is precipitation occurring.
not combine runways into a single NOTAM.
for MU values may be issued as value 40 if readings are 40 or above.
a NOTAM was issued and the airport manager advises that the readings are
above 40, the MU value NOTAM may remain as 40 or canceled.
!DCA DCA RWY 18 FICON RFT MU 40/30/40 OBSERVED AT 1312211100.
!RIC RIC RWY 36 FICON TAP MU 20/20/20 OBSERVED AT 1309011200.
A MU value of 40 indicates 40 or greater. Current friction measurement
technologies are not reliable in determining braking effectiveness of a
contaminated surface condition above measurements of 40. (Advisory Circular
150/520030C, Airport Winter Safety and Operations).
measuring reports are to be expressed using the name of the FAA-approved
device, followed by the word “MU” (pronounced “mew”), followed by the
reported values, then followed by the actual time of the measurement.
the following abbreviations (not all encompassing) to indicate the type of
friction measuring device used.
Friction Measuring Devices
Mark 4 Mu Meter
(Bison Instruments, Inc.)
Neubert Aero Corp
tester (K.J. LAW Engineers)
tester (high pressure tire) (SAAB, Airport Surface Friction Tester
tester (low pressure tire) (SAAB, Airport Surface Friction Tester
pressure tire) (AEC, Airport Equipment Co.)
pressure tire) (AEC, Airport Equipment Co.)
action is reported as fair, poor, or nil, as received from airport
management. Classify according to the most critical term used.
!LHD Z41 RWY 14/32 FICON BA NIL OBSERVED AT 1309041300.
!AKN AKN RWY 18/36 FICON BA POOR OBSERVED AT 1308051400.
!ANC ANC RWY 1/19 FICON BA FAIR OBSERVED AT 1310061500.
1. Do not
include the type of vehicle in the NOTAM.
braking action report from a landing aircraft should be processed as a
airport management and PIREP information is appropriate only with airport
5-1-5. AERODROME FACILITIES
Issue a NOTAM if any aerodrome service
availability has changed from that which is published.
Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF).
a NOTAM D on airports (not runways) certificated under 14 CFR Part 139, when
notified by airport management that required ARFF equipment is
inoperative/unavailable and replacement equipment is not available. Except
as indicated in paragraph 515a 3, airport
management has 48 hours to replace or substitute equipment before the index
changes. Air carriers and others must be notified that ARFF equipment is out
of service. Each NOTAM must have an expiration time as obtained from airport
management. If unable to obtain an expiration time, add 48 hours to the time
of receipt and advise airport management.
The ARFF Index for each certificated airport is published in the A/FD, which
lists indices and ARFF equipment requirements.
certificated airports listed in the A/FD, the certificate holder (airport
management) is required to notify air carriers by NOTAM when required ARFF
equipment is inoperative/unavailable and replacement equipment is not
available immediately. If the required Index level of capability is not
restored within 48 hours, airport management is required to limit air
Title 14 CFR Part 139
!FTW FTW AD ARFF VEHICLE OUT OF SERVICE INDEX UNCHANGED
!FTW FTW AD ARFF VEHICLE OUT OF SERVICE 13100212001310121200EST
the ARFF vehicle is still out of service after 48 hours, the airport manager
must notify the FSS of a temporary index change and approximate duration
!FTW FTW AD ARFF NOW INDEX A 13090723001309092300EST
Even though the ARFF index is now A, four or less Index B aircraft may still
operate into Fort Worth.
the ARFF Index is listed in the A/FD as A and the ARFF vehicle is out of
service, the NOTAMs would be issued using the following format:
!STS STS AD ARFF NOT AVBL AND CLSD TO AIR
CARRIER MORE THAN 30 PAX 1310021200-1310121200EST
!CXO ARM AD 100LL FUEL NOT AVBL
!CLE CLE AD MOBILE JET A FUEL NOT AVBL 13110416001311151800EST
!LAX LAX AD HYDRANT FUEL NOT AVBL 13120112001312312359
!MSP MSP AD FRICTION MEASURING DEVICE OUT OF SERVICE
Services. Describe the change of services by using “CUSTOMS,” followed by
!BDL BDL AD CUSTOMS PROCESSING DELAYED DUE TO CAPACITY, INTERNATIONAL
CARRIERS MAY EXPERIENCE SIGNIFICANT DELAYS IN CLEARING CUSTOMS, CONTACT
AIRPORT MANAGEMENT AT XXXXXXXXXX 13100212001310121200EST
beacon (ABN). If either of the lights is out of service, the whole system is
!SPA SPA AD ABN OUT OF SERVICE 13100212001310121200EST
f. Wind direction
equipment, including wind cones, wind direction indicator, wind sock, etc.
!ACY ACY AD WDI NOT LGTD 13081512001308152000
!SGF SGF AD WINDCONE NOT LGTD 13100514301310101200
!ACY ACY AD WDI FOR RWY 4 NOT LGTD 13112215001311251200
!MCI MCI AD WDI NOT AVBL 13090707001309101500
!BKL BKL AD WIND SOCK NOT AVBL 13030106001303071200EST
!DEN DEN AD WDI LEFT SIDE RWY 17L OUT OF SERVICE 13030106001303071200
5-1-6. WORK IN
Any NOTAM associated with work in progress
on or adjacent to a runway, taxiway, apron/ramp, or aerodrome must be
formatted as follows:
RWY, TWY, APRON, or AD.
name/designator. Specify the name/designator of the surface on which the
work is being conducted.
segment description must be specified in feet or from a specific point to
point; for example, BTN TWY A AND TWY B.
A surface segment differs from the optional plain language description of
the work areas in that the surface segment description can be captured and
depicted graphically in a digital environment. The optional plain language
comments will be delivered in text form only.
or activity; “WIP.”
Any NOTAM associated with snow/ice removal must
be described as “WIP (reason);” for example, SN REMOVAL, ICE REMOVAL.
Airport operators must ensure this NOTAM remains active only when actual
snow and ice removal operations are taking place.
(optional). The work area may be described in plain language text after the
reason by specifying the area by cardinal direction in relationship to the
work area, by an intersection, or distance from an intersection.
if needed; for example, “DLY 1200-1800.”
!IAD IAD RWY 1L/19R WIP RESURFACING
!SBY SBY TWY E BTN RWY 5/23 AND TWY A WIP TRENCHING 1309070700-1309101500
!SBY SBY TWY E BTN RWY 5/23 AND TWY A WIP TRENCHING SOUTH SIDE
!MEM MEM APRON FEDEX FEEDER RAMP WIP RESURFACING WEST HALF
!CHO CHO RWY 3/21 WIP RWY LGT REPLACEMENT NORTHEAST TWY E
!IAD IAD RWY 1L/19R WIP MOWING ADJ NORTHEAST 500FT 1309070700-1309101500
!IAD IAD RWY 1L/19R WIP MAINTENANCE VEHICLES EAST SIDE OF RWY
!ICT ICT AD ALL SFC WIP SN REMOVAL 1312070700-1312101500EST
!MCI MCI RWY 1L/19R WIP SN REMOVAL 1312070700-1312101500
!DSM DSM TWY D4, D5, D6, TWY B BTN RWY 13/31 AND TWY D, TWY D WEST OF RWY
5/23 WIP SN REMOVAL 1312070700-1312101500
!FAI FAI APRON EAST RAMP WIP SN REMOVAL EAST HALF 1312070700-1312101500EST