U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

ORDER
JO 7930.2N
Effective Date:
August 22, 2013
 
     
Subject:  Notices to Airmen
 

Chapter 7. FDC NOTAM Procedures

Section 1. Transmitting FDC NOTAM Data

7-1-1. GENERAL

FDC NOTAMs refer to information that is normally regulatory in nature and includes, but is not limited to, the following:

a. Interim IFR flight procedures.

1. Air traffic service route changes.

2. Instrument flight procedure changes to include special instrument flight procedures, standard instrument approach procedures (SIAP), textual and graphic obstacle departure procedures (ODP), standard instrument departures (SID), and standard terminal arrivals (STAR). Refer to FAA Order 8260.19, Flight Procedures and Airspace, for policy guidance and procedures for the issuance, tracking, and cancellation of FDC NOTAMs relating to instrument flight procedures.

3. Airspace changes in general.

b. Temporary flight restrictions.

1. Disaster/hazard areas.

2. Aerial Demonstrations.

3. Hijacking.

c. Flight restrictions in the proximity of the President and other parties.

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

d. 14 CFR Part 139 certificated airport condition changes.

e. Snow conditions affecting glide slope operations.

f. Air defense emergencies.

g. Emergency flight rules.

h. Substitute airway routes.

i. Special data.

j. U.S. Government charting corrections

k. Laser activity.

7-1-2. FDC NOTAM NUMBERING

FDC NOTAM numbers are assigned consecutively by the USNS, beginning with 0001 each year. The year of issuance and the serial number are separated by a forward slash; for example, 13/1323.

7-1-3. TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT FDC NOTAMs

a. Instrument flight procedure FDC NOTAMs may, at the direction of the Aeronautical Navigation Products Office (AeroNav Products) and Flight Inspection Services Group personnel, be used for either temporary or permanent conditions.

b. NOTAMS for temporary conditions must be identified by the addition of “EST" following the expiration date/time group. NOTAMs for permanent conditions must be identified by inserting “PERM" in lieu of an expiration date/time group.

7-1-4. INTERIM IFR FLIGHT PROCEDURES

These procedures are originated by FAA flight operations and flight inspection and procedures personnel and are transmitted to USNOF. When these revisions cannot be published in advance of their effective dates, USNOF transmits them as FDC NOTAMs. The applicable keyword (ODP, SID, STAR, CHART, DATA, IAP, VFP, ROUTE, or SPECIAL) will be included immediately following the location identifier designator. Changes to air traffic service routes are issued as an FDC Center Area NOTAM(s).

a. Airway changes involving a single state and one or more ARTCCs will be issued with the identifier of the ARTCCs and the two­letter state code.

EXAMPLES-
!FDC x/xxxx ZFW OK..ROUTE ZFW ZKC.
V140 SAYRE (SYO) VORTAC, OK TO TULSA (TUL) VORTAC, OK MEA 4300. 1305041000­1306302359EST

!FDC x/xxxx ZKC OK..ROUTE ZFW ZKC.
V140 SAYRE (SYO) VORTAC, OK TO TULSA (TUL) VORTAC, OK MEA 4300. 1305041000­1306302359EST

NOTE-
These affected routes are contained within a single state (OK).

b. Airway changes involving two to three ARTCCs and multiple states will be issued under each of the ARTCC's location identifier.

EXAMPLES-
Two ARTCCs:
!FDC x/xxxx ZBW ROUTE ZBW ZNY.
V1 HARTFORD (HFD) VORTAC, CT TO DIXIE INT, NJ MEA 3000. 1305011200­1312111200EST

!FDC x/xxxx ZNY ROUTE ZBW ZNY.
V1 HARTFORD (HFD) VORTAC, CT TO DIXIE INT, NJ MEA 3000. 1305011200­1312111200EST

Three ARTCCs:
!FDC x/xxxx ZBW ROUTE ZBW ZNY ZDC.
V1 HARTFORD (HFD) VORTAC, CT TO WATERLOO (ATR) VORTAC, DE MEA 3000. 1305011200­1312111200EST

!FDC x/xxxx ZNY ROUTE ZBW ZNY ZDC.
V1 HARTFORD (HFD) VORTAC, CT TO WATERLOO (ATR) VORTAC, DE MEA 3000. 1305011200­1312111200EST

!FDC x/xxxx ZDC ROUTE ZBW ZNY ZDC.
V1 HARTFORD (HFD) VORTAC, CT TO WATERLOO (ATR) VORTAC, DE MEA 3000. 1305011200­1312111200EST

c. Airway changes involving four or more ARTCCs will be issued under FDC as the affected location.

EXAMPLE-
Four or more ARTCCs:
!FDC x/xxxx FDC ROUTE ZBW ZNY ZDC ZJX.
V1 HARTFORD (HFD) VORTAC, CT TO CRAIG (CRG) VORTAC, FL MEA 4000. 1305011200­1312111200EST

d. Standard instrument approach procedure (SIAP) and special instrument flight procedure format:

EXAMPLES-
!FDC 2/9700 DIK ODP DICKINSON ­ THEODORE ROOSEVELT RGNL, DICKINSON, ND. TAKEOFF MINIMUMS AND (OBSTACLE) DEPARTURE PROCEDURES AMDT 1...DEPARTURE PROCEDURE: RWY 25, CLIMB HEADING 250 TO 3500 BEFORE TURNING LEFT. ALL OTHER DATA REMAINS AS PUBLISHED. THIS IS TAKEOFF MINIMUMS AND (OBSTACLE) DEPARTURE PROCEDURES, AMDT 1A. 1305011200­PERM
!FDC 2/9997 DAL IAP DALLAS LOVE FIELD, DALLAS, TX ILS OR LOC RWY 31R, AMDT 5...
CHART NOTE: SIMULTANEOUS APPROACH AUTHORIZED WITH RWY 31L. MISSED APPROACH: CLIMB TO 1000 THEN CLIMBING RIGHT TURN TO 5000 ON HEADING 330 AND CVE R­046 TO FINGR INT/CVE 36.4 DME AND HOLD. CHART LOC RWY 31L. THIS IS ILS OR LOC RWY 31R, AMDT 5A. 1305011200­PERM

!FDC 2/0416 GXY IAP GREELEY­WELD COUNTY, GREELEY, CO. ILS OR LOC RWY 34, AMDT 2...
RNAV (GPS) RWY 27, ORIG...RNAV (GPS) RWY 34, ORIG...CIRCLING: MDA 5140/HAA 443 CAT A. TEMPORARY OIL WELL 4839 MSL 1.16 NM N OF RWY 16. 1305011200­1312111200EST

!FDC x/xxxx PAJN SPECIAL JUNEAU INTERNATIONAL, JUNEAU, AK. LDA­2 RWY 8 AMDT 9 PROCEDURE TURN NA. 1305011200­1312111200EST

e. Graphic ODP and SID NOTAMs are initiated by Mission Support Services, AeroNav Products, when conditions warrant. When SIDs serve multiple airports, a separate NOTAM must be issued for each affected airport. Use the following format:

EXAMPLE-
!FDC x/xxxx DFW SID DALLAS/ FORT WORTH INTL, DALLAS, TX. PODDE THREE DEPARTURE....
CHANGE NOTES TO READ: RWYS 17C/R, 18L/R: DO NOT EXCEED 240KT UNTIL LARRN. RWYS 35L/C, 36L/R: DO NOT EXCEED 240KT UNTIL KMART 1305011200­1312111200EST

f. STAR NOTAMs are initiated by the ARTCC in whose airspace the STAR originates and issued by USNOF when conditions warrant. When STARs serve multiple airports, a separate NOTAM must be issued for each affected airport. Use the following format:

EXAMPLE-
!FDC x/xxxx DCA STAR RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL,WASHINGTON, DC.
WZRRD TWO ARRIVAL...SHAAR TRANSITION: ROUTE FROM DRUZZ INT TO WZRRD INT NOT AUTHORIZED. AFTER DRUZZ INT EXPECT RADAR VECTORS TO AML VORTAC 1305011200­1312111200EST

NOTE-
1. Permanent changes to graphic ODP, SID, STAR, and special charted procedures must not be effected via NOTAM. The appropriate 8260 or 7100 series form must be submitted to affect permanent charting changes.

2. NOTAMs on ODPs, SIDs and STARs will be carried on the system until published in the Terminal Procedures Publication (TPP). At that time, the originating agency must cancel the NOTAM.

7-1-5. TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS

a. Through system interface, the NOTAM requestor must forward the NOTAM information directly to the USNOF for FDC NOTAM issuance and to the FSS nearest the incident site for coordination purposes. The USNOF disseminates FDC NOTAMs, and the FSS must act as “coordination facility” for preflight briefings for the ARTCC. The NOTAM must contain information in the following order:

1. An exclamation point (!).

2. Accountability location.

3. ARTCC designator/location (mandatory) followed by the state abbreviation.

4. Keyword “AIRSPACE.”

5. City/state, if needed.

6. Description of activity; for example, “TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTIRCTION.”

7. Description of area impacted; for example, a nautical mile radius of a latitude/longitude or fix/radial distance, or an area defined by latitude/longitude or fixes.

8. Alternate description. In parentheses, specify area impacted in reference to a fix/radial/DME:

9. Altitudes impacted. Must include lower limit and upper limit.

10. Reason or purpose (optional).

11. Remarks (optional). Other information that is required or considered to be important to the pilot.

(a) The phrase “PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.XXX” (the appropriate paragraph and subparagraph number) (plain language text, as needed).

(b) The FAA coordination facility and commercial telephone number.

12. Schedule of activity, if needed.

13. Effective time/expiration time.

EXAMPLES-
!FDC x/xxxx (ARTCC id) (state code)..AIRSPACE (city/state)..TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 10NM RADIUS OF 2920N09020W (FIX/RADIAL/DME) SFC­FL180 (altitude AGL, if needed) (reason)PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.137(a)(2) TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT ONLY RELIEF AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS UNDER DIRECTION OF (agency in charge) ARE AUTHORIZED IN THE AIRSPACE (Agency name and telephone number) OR (frequency) IS IN CHARGE OF THE OPERATION. (Agency name and telephone number) OR (frequency) IS IN CHARGE OF ON SCENE EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACTIVITIES. (Coordination facility)(schedule, if needed) 1309141200­1309282200EST

!FDC x/xxxx ZLC MT.. AIRSPACE MISSOULA, MT.. TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 3NM RADIUS OF 4653N/11352W (3NM RADIUS OF MSO 076 RADIAL AT 8.6NM) SFC­10000FT FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.137(A)(2) TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT. MONTANA DNRC MISSOULA DISPATCH TELEPHONE 406­829­7070 OR FREQ 133.20/WEST RIVERSIDE FIRE IS IN CHARGE OF THE OPERATION. SALT LAKE/ZLC/ARTCC TELEPHONE 801­320­2560 IS THE FAA COORDINATION FACILITY DAILY 1300­1400 1308241300­1310151400EST

!FDC x/xxxx (ARTCC id) (state code)..AIRSPACE (city/state)..TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 5NM RADIUS OF 4650N11400W (F/R/D)SFC­(upper limit MSL) (reason) PURSUANT to 14 CFR SECTION 91.137(a)(3). (Agency and telephone number) OR (frequency) IS IN CHARGE OF THE OPERATION.(coordination facility). DAILY SR­SS 1308241300­1310151400EST

NOTE-
Do not use the 1-800-WX-BRIEF telephone number for the flight service stations.

b. Flight restrictions in the proximity of the President or other parties (14 CFR Section 91.141) will be issued only in response to requests from the Washington headquarters of the U.S. Secret Service through coordination with System Operations Services, System Operations Security, System Operations Support Center (SOSC). After normal duty hours, the request for issuance of temporary flight restriction must be coordinated with the duty officer, Washington Operations Center. The duty officer will contact the designated SOSC representative. In the event the SOSC representatives are unavailable, the duty officer will coordinate the NOTAM request with the Systems Operations Security, Air Traffic Security Coordinator. Operational requirements may necessitate a change in format to Presidential TFRs at any time.

EXAMPLE-
!FDC x/xxxx ZFW TX..AIRSPACE FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS DALLAS, TX (mo­dy­yr) WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 1NM RADIUS OF 325321N/0964835W (CVE 085 RADIAL 4.8NM) SFC­2100FT (1500FT AGL) PURSUANT TO TITLE 14 SECTION 91.141 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, AIRCRAFT FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED UNLESS OTHERWISE AUTHORIZED BY ATC (remainder of text in plain language, as needed) 1312051400­1312051600EST

NOTE-
1. Multiple areas may be specified in one NOTAM when the areas are in the same ARTCC airspace.

2. The requirement for one effective period per NOTAM is waived for NOTAMs advertising flight restrictions in the proximity of the President or other parties. See paragraph 4-1-2.

EXAMPLE-
!FDC x/xxxx ZAU MN IA ..AIRSPACE FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS MINNEAPOLIS, MN TO DECORAH, IA (mo­dy­yr) WITHIN AREAS DEFINED AS:
30NM EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 445244N0931318W (MSP 142 RADIAL 1.1NM) TO 440137N0922930W (RST012 RADIAL AT 15.3NM) SFC­FL180, 30NM RADIUS OF 431756N0914756W (UNKN271011.5) SFC­FL180, 10NM RADIUS OF 431756N0914756W (UNKN271011.5) SFC­FL180, PURSUANT TO 49 USC 40103(B), THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) CLASSIFIES…(remainder of text in plain language, as needed) 1308152015 – 1308152130EST

7-1-6. AIR DEFENSE EMERGENCY

When an air defense emergency is declared and Emergency Security Control of Air Traffic (ESCAT) has been implemented, an FDC NOTAM will be issued in accordance with procedures in FAA Order JO 7610.4, Special Operations, Chapter 6, Emergency Security Control of Air Traffic. NOTAMs advertising an air defense emergency must use accountability FDC, location designator FDC, and be preceded by keyword “SECURITY.”

REFERENCE-
FAAO JO 7610.4, Chapter 6, Emergency Security Control of Air Traffic (ESCAT), and Appendix 17, Emergency Security Control of Air Traffic (ESCAT).

NOTE-
The following example FDC NOTAM is for guidance purposes only. Although the information contained in this example could conceivably cover all facets of an emergency situation, it does not mean that the information contained covers all emergency actions that might be placed into effect by the military when the provisions of the ESCAT are implemented.

EXAMPLE-
!FDC xx/xxx FDC SECURITY AIR DEFENSE EMERGENCY DECLARED THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES AND POSSESSIONS. THE EMERGENCY SECURITY CONTROL OF AIR TRAFFIC (ESCAT) HAS BEEN IMPLMENTED. UNTIL FURTHER ADVISED, NO AIRCRAFT WILL BE ALLOWED TO OPERATE WITHIN THE AIRSPACE OVERLYING THE FOLLOWING AREAS: THE PACIFIC COASTAL ADIZ, THE SOUTHERN BORDER DOMESTIC ADIZ, THE GULF OF MEXICO COASTAL ADIZ, THE ATLANTIC COASTAL ADIZ, THE ALASKAN DOMESTIC ADIZ, THE ALASKAN DEWIZ, THE GUAM COASTAL ADIZ, AND THE HAWAIIAN COASTAL ADIZ UNLESS THE AIRCRAFT PROPOSING TO OPERATE WITHIN THE ABOVE AREAS HAVE A PRIORITY ASSIGNMENT OF “ONE” OR “TWO” IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE WARTIME AIR TRAFFIC PRIORITY LIST FOR MOVEMENT OF AIRCRAFT CONTAINED IN SECTION FIVE OF THE ESCAT PLAN. ALL PILOTS, REGARDLESS OF PRIORITY, CIVIL OR MILITARY, CHECK WITH THE NEAREST FAA OR MILITARY OPERATIONS FACILITY TO DETERMINE CURRENT RESTRICTIONS AND OBTAIN AN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL CLEARANCE FROM FAA 1302151200­1303301800EST

7-1-7. SPECIAL DATA

When time does not permit the publishing of special data NOTAMs (for example, Department of State information, special air traffic programs, etc.), an FDC NOTAM will be issued under the affected location of “ZZZ” by the USNOF, using the keyword “SECURITY.” The NOTAM will be canceled only at the request of the originating office representative.

EXAMPLE-
!FDC ZZZ SECURITY..SPECIAL NOTICE..THIS NOTICE IS TO EMPHASIZE THAT BEFORE OPERATING IN OR ADJACENT TO IRANIAN AIRSPACE ALL U.S. AIRMEN AND OPERATORS SHOULD BE FAMILIAR WITH CURRENT CONDITIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST. THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE HAS ISSUED A TRAVEL WARNING FOR IRAN ADVISING, IN PART, THAT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT DOES NOT CURRENTLY MAINTAIN DIPLOMATIC OR CONSULAR RELATIONS WITH THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN. ANY U.S. OPERATOR PLANNING A FLIGHT THROUGH IRANIAN AIRSPACE SHOULD PLAN IN ADVANCE AND HAVE ALL CURRENT NOTAMS AND AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION FOR ANY PLANNED FLIGHT 1311011200­1403301800EST.

7-1-8. LASER LIGHT ACTIVITY

The service area office where the laser activity will occur must notify the USNOF via telephone (888) 876-6826 or FAX (540) 422­4298 within 7 days of a proposed activity. Additionally, service area offices, when coordinated with their respective FSS and/or ATCT, may delegate notification responsibility. The USNOF will transmit the appropriate FDC NOTAM. If the event is canceled prior to the scheduled ending date/time, the service area office or their designee must notify the USNOF to cancel the NOTAM. The NOTAM must contain information in the following order:

a. An exclamation point (!).

b. Accountability designator.

c. ARTCC designator (mandatory) followed by the state abbreviation.

d. Keyword “AIRSPACE.”

e. City/state.

f. Description of activity; for example, “LASER LIGHT ACTIVITY.”

g. Description of area impacted; Describe the area using radius and latitude/longitude.

h. Alternate description. In parentheses, specify area impacted in reference to a fix/radial/DME.

i. Altitudes impacted. Must include lower limit and upper limit.

j. Schedule of activity, if needed.

k. Effective time/expiration time.

l. Remarks (optional). Other information considered to be important to the pilot.

EXAMPLES-
!FDC x/xxxx (ARTCC id) (state code)..AIRSPACE (city/state)..LASER LIGHT DEMONSTRATION WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS (description of area) (alternate location description, if needed) SFC­5000FT (schedule, if needed) LASER LIGHT BEAM MAY BE INJURIOUS TO PILOTS'/PASSENGERS' EYES WITHIN ______ FEET VERTICALLY AND ______ FEET LATERALLY OF THE LIGHT SOURCE. FLASH BLINDNESS OR COCKPIT ILLUMICATION MAY OCCUR BEYOND THESE DISTANCES. (Name of facility)/(id)(type of facility) (telephone number) IS THE FAA COORDINATION FACILITY 1311041200­ 1312301900EST

!FDC x/xxxx (ARTCC id) (state code)... AIRSPACE (city/state)..LASER RESEARCH WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS (description of area) (alternate location description, if needed) SFC­8000FT (schedule if needed) AT AN ANGLE OF ______ DEGREES, FROM THE SURFACE, PROJECTING UP TO ______ FEET AVOID AIRBORNE HAZARD BY 5 NAUTICAL MILES. THIS BEAM IS INJURIOUS TO PILOTS'/AIRCREWS' AND PASSENGERS' EYES. (Name of facility)/(id)(type of facility) (telephone number) IS THE FAA COORDINATION FACILITY 1311041200­ 1312301900EST

!FDC x/xxxx (ARTCC id) (state code)..AIRSPACE (city/state)..AIRBORNE TO GROUND LASER ACTIVITY WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS (latitude/longitude or fix/radial/distance) TO (latitude/longitude or fix/radial/distance) SFC­7000FT AVOID AIRBORNE HAZARD BY 5 NAUTICAL MILES. THIS BEAM IS INJURIOUS TO PILOTS'/AIRCREWS' AND PASSENGERS' EYES. (Name of facility)/(id)(type of facility) (telephone number) IS THE FAA COORDINATION FACILITY (schedule, if needed) 1311041200­1312301900EST

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