Explanation of Changes
Direct questions through appropriate facility/service center office staff
to the Office of Primary Interest (OPI)
a. 2-1-10. NAVAID MALFUNCATIONS
This change makes reference to Paragraph 4-8-1,
Approach Clearance, incorporates GPS NOTAM
testing, GPS anomaly reporting procedures, and
accounts for WAAS anomalies.
b. 2-1-14. COORDINATE USE OF
This change makes clear that the controller directly
issuing a control instruction to an aircraft, or
issuing a control instruction to an aircraft by
relaying through a source other than another radar
controller, has the responsibility to ensure that all
required coordination is accomplished prior to
issuing that instruction.
c. 2-7-2. ALTIMETER SETTING
ISSUANCE BELOW LOWEST USABLE FL
This change provides ATC with clarity and
information regarding DOD aircraft that are
authorized, under CFR Exemption 2861A, to
operate on “single altimeter settings in restricted
areas, MOAs, and ATC assigned airspace.” A
reference is also added to FAA JO 7610.4 Appendix
20, which will contain a copy of “Grant of
Exemption 2861A Single Altimeter Setting for
Frequent Transit of FL180." This DCP does not
change any existing procedures.
d. 2-9-3. CONTENT
The ATC Handbook Revision Steering Committee
proposed new language in the ATIS content section
of FAA JO 7110.65. The new guidance suggests a
preference when instrument approaches are advertised on the ATIS. This is not meant to override any
operational need where there may be a reason to
utilize an approach other than as suggested,
including visual approaches.
e. 3-9-8. INTERSECTING RUNWAY SEPARATION
3-9-9. NON-INTERSECTION CONVERGING RUNWAY OPERATIONS
This change incorporates Nonintersecting
Converging Runway Operations into FAA
Order JO 7110.65. The separation minima may be
determined through applicable portions Paragraph
398, Intersecting Runway Separation, and 399,
Nonintersecting Converging Runway Operations.
This DCP cancels and incorporates FAA notice N
JO 7110.652, Converging Runway Operations,
effective January 15, 2014.
f. 4-8-1. APPROACH CLEARANCE
This change contains editorial revisions that
account for changes made to subparagraph f
concerning RNP approaches with RF legs.
Additionally, due to comments received by industry
stakeholders, specific guidance concerning
clearing aircraft to the fix beginning or within an RF
leg was moved from a note to procedural direction
and additional direction is provided that controllers
must not assign crossing speeds in excess of charted
speed restrictions. Additionally, GPS anomaly
procedures are revised to account for newer
technologies and leverages real time experience
since the incorporation of GPS in the NAS.
g. 5-4-5. TRANSFERRING
5-4-6. RECEIVING CONTROLLER
This change clarifies who has coordination
responsibility when control instructions are issued
to an aircraft after transfer of radar identification.
Additionally, it amends the obligation for controller
to controller notification of required radar
h. 5-9-4. ARRIVAL INSTRUCTIONS
This change adds a revised Figure 596, and
corrects examples to account for straight in
approach clearances, relocates the Figure to the
location directly related to the content involved, and
removes obsolete approach procedure names.
i. 7-5-3. SEPARATION
This change clearly explains separation standards to
be used for Special VFR fixed wing aircraft, Special
VFR Helicopters, and IFR aircraft.
j. 7-9-4. SEPARATION
This change removes “fixed-wing” from subparagraph b.
k. 819. RVSM OPERATIONS
This change adds Paragraph 819, RVSM
Operations to FAA JO 7110.65.
l. 10-3-1. OVERDUE AIRCRAFT
Changes to this section are made to clarify those
situations that require the issuance of an ALNOT.
m. 10-3-2. INFORMATION TO BE
FORWARDED TO ARTCC
10-3-3. INFORMATION TO BE
FORWARDED TO THE RCC
10-3-6. AIRCRAFT POSITION PLOTS
10-3-7. ALNOT CANCELLATION
Pertinent information to be forwarded by facilities
to the ARTCC is added to this section to assist the
SAR providers in the conduct of the SAR mission.
Information is added to clarify what type of data is
used to identify the last known position of an
aircraft. Clarification is also provided to explain the
responsibility for cancelling an ALNOT and what
information should be included in the cancellation.
n. Entire Publication
Additional editorial/format changes were made
where necessary. Revision bars were not used
because of the insignificant nature of these changes.