U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

ORDER
JO 7930.2P
Effective Date:
April 3, 2014
 
     
Subject:  Notices to Airmen
Includes:  Change 1 effective 7/24/14

Section 5. Services NOTAMs

5-5-1. GENERAL

a. Technical Operations personnel must ensure the origination of NOTAM D concerning the malfunction or degradation of FAA maintained systems and/or equipment.

b. Air traffic personnel must ensure the origination of NOTAM D concerning changes to air traffic services and capabilities.

5-5-2. CHANGES TO PUBLISHED SERVICES

a. The party that issues the NOTAM is responsible for formatting the information correctly.

b. Originate a NOTAM for conditions pertaining to the following conditions:

1. Commissioning, decommissioning, or outage of TWRs, APPs, RAPCONs, FSSs, and ARTCCs that are part of the NAS.

EXAMPLE-
!ROA ROA SVC TWR COMMISSIONED 1301050001­PERM

2. Hazardous In flight Weather Advisory Service (HIWAS). HIWAS is considered a service because it is broadcast and not a two­way communication system.

(a) Outage of HIWAS service outlets must be advertised as a separate NOTAM for each outlet.

EXAMPLE-
!LYH LYH SVC HAZARDOUS INFLIGHT WEATHER ADVISORY SERVICE OUTLET OUT OF SERVICE 1303300100-1304051200EST

(b) Commissioning or non-availability of a new HIWAS outlet.

EXAMPLE-
!LYH LYH SVC HAZARDOUS INFLIGHT WEATHER ADVISORY SERVICE OUTLET COMMISSIONED 1303300100-PERM

3. Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS).

EXAMPLE-
!DEN DEN SVC ATIS NOT AVBL 1303300100­1303312300EST

NOTE-
ATIS service is not available at Denver International Airport.

EXAMPLE-
!DEN DEN SVC ATIS 134.025 NOT AVBL 1303300100­1304031700EST

NOTE-
ATIS service from 134.025 is not available; however, ATIS service is being provided from another frequency.

4. En Route Flight Advisory Service (EFAS). When EFAS is not available for other than equipment malfunction.

EXAMPLE-
!CLE CLE SVC EN ROUTE FLIGHT ADVISORY SERVICE NOT AVBL 1304010200­1304101200EST

5-5-3. HOURS OF OPERATION

Disseminate the following conditions as NOTAMs:

a. Change in the hours of operation of an air traffic control facility or service.

EXAMPLES-
!ROA ROA SVC TWR CLSD 1312061330­1312151200EST

!GNV GNV SVC TWR CLSD MON­FRI 0300-1215,
SAT 2300-1430, SUN 0100-1600 1310140300-1310301600EST

!CXO ZHU SVC DEL RIO APP CLSD 1308091800­1308100300EST

NOTE-
Approach controls located within multiple ARTCC airspace must have a separate NOTAM for each ARTCC.

EXAMPLES-
!CLE ZOB SVC CLARKSBURG APP CLSD 1310100600-1310101400EST

!DCA ZDC SVC CLARKSBURG APP CLSD 1310100600-1310101400EST

!HUF ZID SVC CLARKSBURG APP CLSD 1310100600-1310101400EST

b. Establishment of a temporary air traffic control tower. Specify the frequency(ies) to be used and, if necessary, how the frequency(ies) are to be used.

EXAMPLE-
!PBF PBF SVC TEMPO TWR LOCAL CTL 121.0 DLY 1400-2100 1310031400-1310232100EST

NOTE-
Services for a temporary tower are available between 1400 and 2100 daily from September 22, 2013, to October 22, 2013, and frequency 121.0 will be used to control aircraft on all movement areas and traffic patterns.

EXAMPLE-
!PBF PBF SVC TEMPO TWR LOCAL CTL 121.0 DAILY 1400­2100 1310031400­1310232100EST

NOTE-
Services for a temporary tower are available between 1400 and 2100 daily from October 3, 2013, to October 23, 2013, and frequency 121.0 will be used to control arriving and departing aircraft from the designated runway(s) only. Taxiing will be at pilot's discretion.

EXAMPLE-
!PBF PBF SVC TEMPO TWR LOCAL CTL 121.0 GROUND CTL 121.7 MON­FRI 1400­2100 1310241400­1310282100EST

NOTE-
Services for a temporary tower are available Monday-Friday 1400­ 2100 from October 24 to October 28, 2013; frequency 121.0 will be used to control arriving and departing aircraft from the designated runway(s), and 121.7 will be used for controlling taxiing aircraft.

EXAMPLE-
!PBF PBF SVC TEMPO TWR LOCAL CTL/CLEARANCE DELIVERY 121.0 FRI SAT 1400-2100 1311041400-1311052100EST

NOTE-
Services for a temporary tower are available Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, 2013, between 1400 and 2100, and frequency 121.0 will be used to control arriving and departing aircraft from the designated runway(s) and for issuing clearances.

c. Total failure of an air traffic facility (for example, loss of communications, NAVAID monitoring, etc.).

1. Air route traffic control centers (ARTCC).

EXAMPLE-
!DCA ZDC SVC WASHINGTON ARTCC OUT OF SERVICE 1312061100­1312101200

2. Approach control.

EXAMPLES-
!DCA ZDC SVC GREENSBORO APP OUT OF SERVICE 1309280900­1310011200EST

!MCN ZTL SVC GREENSBORO APP OUT OF SERVICE 1309280900­1309302200EST

NOTE-
If an approach control area covers two or more ARTCCs, a NOTAM has to be issued for each ARTCC.

3. Flight service stations.

EXAMPLE-
!ENA ZAN SVC KENAI FSS OUT OF SERVICE 1310021520-1310202359EST

NOTE-
If a flight service station's flight plan area covers two or more ARTCCs, a NOTAM has to be issued for each ARTCC.

4. Air traffic control towers.

EXAMPLE-
!GSO GSO SVC TWR OUT OF SERVICE 1310130500­1310152300EST

d. Traffic delays due to Presidential and other parties' aircraft operations.

1. Traffic delays required by the arrival and the departure of Presidential aircraft.

2. Transmit the NOTAM at least 8 hours in advance. The time period the NOTAM will be in effect will normally be 15 minutes before to 15 minutes after the arrival and the departure times. Avoid any reference to Presidential activities.

EXAMPLES-
!LIT LIT SVC ATC DLA 1310131800-1310131830EST

!LIT LIT SVC ATC DLA 1310132100-1310132130EST

NOTE-
Presidential aircraft includes the aircraft and the entourage of the President, the Vice President, or other public figures designated by the White House.

REFERENCE-
FAAO JO 7210.3, Chapter 5. Section 1, Presidential Aircraft, and FAAO 2100.6, Flight Restrictions in the Proximity of the Presidential and Other Parties

e. Traffic Management Program Alerts.

1. When requested by the associated arrival ARTCC TMU, issue an alerting NOTAM for each airport where an arrival/departure reservation is required. NOTAMs should be in the self-­canceling format whenever possible.

EXAMPLES-
!ORL ORL SVC TFC MANAGEMENT PROGRAM ALERT SEE NTAP RESERVATION REQUIRED 1310211400-1310270200-1310270200

!LAL LAL SVC TFC MANAGEMENT PROGRAM ALERT SEE TFC MANAGEMENT MSG RESERVATION REQUIRED DLY 1300-1800 1310221300-1311041800EST

NOTE-
Details of each traffic management program are published in Part 4 of the NTAP or included in a special traffic management program advisory message.

2. When a flow control message (for example, arrival delays, ground stops, ground delays, airborne holding, etc.) is received from the Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC), the tie-in FSS for the affected airport(s) must issue a NOTAM(s) in the self-canceling format.

EXAMPLES-
!JFK JFK SVC TFC MANAGEMENT PROGRAM ALERT SEE ATCSCC MSG 1310231900-1310232300


5-5-4. WEATHER AND WEATHER REPORTING EQUIPMENT

a. Technical Operations personnel, responsible for system monitoring, must ensure the origination of NOTAMs on Federal AWOS­3 systems as follows:

1. Total system failure (which includes date-time code failures).

2. Altimeter setting is reported as “missing.” AWOS­3 weather reports will be disseminated with missing report elements including altimeter settings. The letter “M” will appear on the operator's terminal in place of any missing elements. No report will be disseminated when there is a total system failure.

3. Inaccurate/unreliable sensor readings.

4. When malfunctions or discrepancies are reported to a facility, they must be verified by any of the following methods:

(a) A certified observer, airport manager, or fixed base operator at the observation site.

(b) Reports regarding a given observation by two pilots within 2 miles of the airport prior to the observation.

(c) Technical operations personnel.

5. When verified, issue a NOTAM and notify the responsible technical operations office of the discrepancy, unless they reported the outage. If notified of system failure or other irregularity by other than a technical operations office that cannot be verified by the methods given above, forward the information to technical operations office for resolution. Accept NOTAM cancellation information only from the responsible technical operations office.

6. Disseminate the following conditions as NOTAM:

(a) Commissioning or decommissioning of weather reporting. When commissioning an automated system which has a frequency/telephone number, include that information in the NOTAM and specify the system nomenclature.

EXAMPLES-
!DAN DAN SVC AWOS-3 COMMISSIONED 120.3/202-426-8000 1312140700­PERM

!DRT DRT SVC AWOS DECOMMISSIONED 1312140700­PERM

!PBF PBF SVC WX REPORTING DECOMMISSIONED 1312140700­PERM

(b) When reporting a failure or unavailability of weather reporting, do not specify the system nomenclature.

EXAMPLE-
!DAN DAN SVC AUTOMATED WEATHER BROADCAST SYSTEM ALTIMETER SETTING NOT AVBL 1312140700­1312141200EST

NOTE-
The AWOS-3 altimeter setting is being reported as “missing” on the weather report.

EXAMPLES-
!DDC DDC SVC WX REPORTING NOT AVBL DLY 0600-2200 1312140600-1312142200EST

!PBF PBF SVC WX REPORTING NOT AVBL 1312140700­1312141200EST

NOTE-
The non-automated weather reporting service provided by the FAA or the NWS is not available as published.

(c) AWOS unreliable/inaccurate elements.

EXAMPLES-
!MLC MLC SVC AUTOMATED WEATHER BROADCAST SYSTEM ALTIMETER SETTING UNREL 1311040800­1311141200EST

!PWA PWA SVC AUTOMATED WEATHER BROADCAST SYSTEM CEILING UNREL 1309172300­1309301200EST

!COU COU SVC AUTOMATED WEATHER BROADCAST SYSTEM WIND UNREL 1312140700­1312141200EST

!SJT SJT SVC AUTOMATED WEATHER BROADCAST SYSTEM T UNREL 1312140700­1312141200EST

!DRI DRI SVC AUTOMATED WEATHER BROADCAST SYSTEM CEILING AND VIS UNREL 1312140700­1312141200EST

NOTE-
An element (for example, ceiling, visibility, wind, temperature, dew point, and altimeter setting) disseminated in the weather report as unreliable and/or inaccurate will be described in the NOTAM as UNREL.

(d) The broadcast frequency of the ASOS or AWOS is inoperative or returned to service.

EXAMPLES-
!DAN DAN SVC AUTOMATED WEATHER BROADCAST SYSTEM 120.3 OUT OF SERVICE 1303311200­1304032200EST

!LOZ LOZ SVC AUTOMATED WEATHER BROADCAST SYSTEM 119.075 RETURN TO SERVICE 1304061200­PERM

NOTE-
The failure of the telephone line and/or circuit used for connection to WMSCR must not be the basis for a NOTAM.

b. Accept NOTAM information on ASOS only from the NWS Weather Forecast Office. The person on duty, Meteorologist in Charge or Lead Forecaster, at the NWS Weather Forecast Office is responsible for requesting NOTAMs to be issued regarding ASOS system malfunctions. When malfunctions or discrepancies of an ASOS system are reported to a facility, they will be reported to the NWS Weather Forecast Office. ASOS NOTAMs do not get issued using the same criteria as the AWOS systems, as they (ASOS) are monitored and maintained by the NWS and not the FAA. Accept ASOS NOTAM cancellation information only from the NWS Weather Forecast Office.

EXAMPLE-
!INT INT SVC ASOS COMMISSIONED 134.725/352-799-5881 1312140700 PERM

5-5-5. MICROBURST/WINDSHEAR DETECTION SYSTEM

Technical Operations personnel must ensure the origination of NOTAM D concerning microburst/windshear detection systems, such as low-level windshear alert system, terminal Doppler weather radar and weather system processor.

EXAMPLES-
!IAD IAD SVC MICROBURST/WINDSHEAR DETECTION SYSTEM NOT AVBL 1312010930­1312021700EST

!ATL ATL SVC MICROBURST/WINDSHEAR DETECTION SYSTEM FOR RWY 10/28 NOT AVBL 1312010930­1312151330EST

5-5-6. RADAR SERVICES

The Technical Operations personnel must ensure the origination of NOTAM D concerning radar outages. List the service restrictions with reference to the nearest NAVAID.

a. Radar services for en route facilities are described using “SECONDARY SURVEILLANCE RADAR.” The identifier used for the issuance of NOTAMs for en route facilities must be the name of the secondary surveillance radar site affected.

EXAMPLE-
!HUF ZID SVC CRW SECONDARY SURVEILLANCE RADAR OUT OF SERVICE
1309121700-1309131700EST

b. Radar services for terminal facilities are described using “GROUND CONTROL APPROACH,” “SECONDARY SURVEILLANCE RADAR,” “SURFACE MOVEMENT RADAR,” “PRECISION APPROACH RADAR,” and “TERMINAL AREA SURVEILLANCE RADAR,” spelled in full. Use SSR, spelled in full, to describe radar services for en route facilities. Location designators used for the issuance of NOTAMs for terminal facilities must be the aerodrome designator.

EXAMPLE-
!MSP MSP SVC SFC MOVEMENT RADAR OUT OF SERVICE 1309221300-1309221700EST

c. The contraction phrase “RADAR SVC” must not be used. When describing the radar service, do not use the model number.

EXAMPLE-
!SFO SFO SVC PRECISION RWY MONITOR OUT OF SERVICE 1311071345-1311071900EST

5-5-7. AUTOMATIC DEPENDENT SURVEILLANCE BROADCAST (ADS­B) SERVICES

Technical Operations personnel must ensure the origination of NOTAM D concerning ADS­B services.

a. ADS­B services are comprised of the Flight Information Service Broadcast (FIS­B) and the Traffic Information Service Broadcast (TIS­B).

b. The location designator used for the NOTAM must be the three­letter aerodrome or ARTCC designator of the associated service volume.

c. When an ADS­B service is reduced, the service condition must be NOTAMed as “REDUCED,” meaning there may be gaps in the service due to loss of signal, but the information when received is accurate.

EXAMPLES-
!CXO ZHU SVC FLIGHT INFORMATION SERVICE BROADCAST REDUCED 1302011300­1302031500EST

!SDF SDF SVC TRAFFIC INFORMATION SERVICE BROADCAST REDUCED 1303011200­1303031200EST

d. When the service is not available as result of a service volume network being out of service, the service condition will be NOTAMed as NOT AVBL.

EXAMPLE-
!PHL PHL SVC TRAFFIC INFORMATION SERVICE BROADCAST NOT AVBL 1304031700­1304041200

NOTE-
See paragraph 5-3-7 for disruption of ground­based transceivers used as navigational aids.

 

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