Explanation of Changes
Effective: April 3, 2014
a. 1-1-3. VHF
Omni-Directional Range (VOR)
This change reflects the fact that some VOR
receivers are capable of identifying the VOR.
b. 1-1-9. Instrument
Landing System (ILS)
For those facilities that have had the middle
marker decommissioned, this change identifies a distance (1/2 mile) from the
approach end of the runway for protection of the Localizer Critical Area. This
change also removes MLS from the required phraseology to advise pilots that the
ILS Critical Area is not protected.
c. 1-1-11. Microwave
Landing System (MLS)
This change removes the reference to the ILS
service protection date of 2010.
d. 1-1-14. User Reports
Requested on NAVAID or Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Performance or
4-5-6. Traffic Information Service (TIS)
4-5-7. Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) Services
4-5-8. Traffic Information Service (TIS) - Broadcast (TIS-B)
7-1-11. Flight Information Services (FIS)
FAA Form 8740-5, Safety Improvement Report, is
no longer used to report malfunctions. Therefore, references to this form have
e. 1-1-21. Precision
Approach Systems other than ILS, GLS, and MLS
2-1-5. In-runway Lighting
2-3-4. Taxiway Markings
2-3-5. Holding Position Markings
5-4-12. Radar Monitoring of Instrument Approaches
This change removes Microwave Landing System
(MLS) as an approach type.
f. 4-1-22. Airport
Reservation Operations and Special Traffic Management Programs
This change updates the contact information
for the Airport Reservation Office since the Command Center's relocation to Vint
g. 4-3-3. Traffic
This change adds a graphic that depicts
headwind, crosswind, and tailwind calculation charts.
h. 4-6-9. Contingency
Actions: Weather Encounters and Aircraft System Failures
This change is made to clarify to operators
that they may request deviations per Title 14, of the Code of Federal
Regulations (14 CFR), Part 91.180 (d) after entry into Reduced Vertical
Separation Minimum (RVSM) airspace and not before.
i. 5-1-1. Preflight
This change reflects the cancellation of FAA
Orders 7230.16C, Pilot Education Program-Operation Rain Check, and 7230.17,
Pilot Education Program- Operation Takeoff.
j. 5-3-3. Additional
This change harmonizes the AIM/Aeronautical
Information Publication guidance with the most recent update to International
Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annex 2, Rules of the Air, Paragraph 18.104.22.168.
k. 5-4-3. Approach
5-4-26. Landing Priority
This change removes references to MLS and adds
references to include RNAV and GBAS Landing System (GLS) approaches.
l. 5-4-5. Instrument
Approach Procedure Charts
This change clarifies the pilot's
responsibility while descending on the glidepath in dependent and independent
approaches. The content and graphics within the Terminal Arrival Area section is
also updated to bring it in line with new procedures and terminology. In
addition, this change provides an explanation (both visually and verbally) as to
why circling minima may be lower than the LNAV/VNAV minima on the same approach
m. 5-4-13. ILS/MLS Approaches to Parallel Runways
5-4-14. Parallel ILS/MLS Approaches (Dependent)
This change removes references to MLS and adds
references to include RNAV and GLS approaches. It clarifies the runway spacing
requirements for the use of final monitor controller and PRM radar. It also
includes a discussion of pilot procedures when conducting simultaneous
(parallel) dependent operations.
n. 5-4-15. Simultaneous
Parallel ILS/RNAV/GLS Approaches (Independent)
This change clarifies the runway spacing
requirement when No Transgression Zone (NTZ) monitoring is required. It also
clarifies monitor controller procedures during NTZ monitoring of simultaneous
(parallel) independent approaches.
o. 5-4-16. Simultaneous
Close Parallel ILS/RNAV/GLS PRM Approaches (Independent) and Simultaneous Offset
Instrument Approaches (SOIA)
This change adds RNAV PRM and GLS PRM approach
discussions. It includes specific information about the unique Flight Management
System coding issues for SOIA.
p. 5-4-17. Simultaneous
Converging Instrument Approaches
This change broadens the requirements for
conducting converging approaches to include approaches other than ILS.
q. 5-6-1. National
This change now contains complete instructions
regarding Defense Visual Flight Rule position reporting prior to Air Defense
Identification Zone penetration per 14 CFR 99.15.
r. 7-5-15. Avoid Flight
in the Vicinity of Thermal Plumes (Smoke Stacks and Cooling Towers)
This change updates the terminology and
provides more detail regarding the associated hazards of exhaust plumes.
s. 7-6-4. Unidentified
Flying Object (UFO) Reports
This change removes outdated contact
information regarding the collection and/or reporting of UFO phenomena.
t. Entire publication.
Editorial/format changes were made where
necessary. Revision bars were not used when changes are insignificant in nature.