U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
Air Traffic Organization Policy

ORDER
JO 7110.65
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Effective Date:
February 9, 2012
 
     
Subject:  Air Traffic Control
     Includes:  Change 1 effective 7/26/12, Errata to Change 1 effective 7/26/12,
    Change 2 effective 3/7/13, and Errata to Change 2 effective 3/7/13.
    Change 3 effective 8/22/13.
 


Explanation of Changes

Change 3

a. 2-1-4. OPERATIONAL PRIORITY
2-1-28. RVSM OPERATIONS
2-3-5. AIRCRAFT IDENTITY
2-4-20. AIRCRAFT IDENTIFICATION

The term “Lifeguard" is being replaced by the term “MEDEVAC." The previous MEDEVAC meaning has been removed and the term “HOSP" has been added. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7110.607, ICAO Flight Plan 2012 Changes to FAA Order JO 7110.65, effective November 15, 2012.

b. 2-2-4. MILITARY DVFR DEPARTURES

In accordance with the 14 CFR 99.3 definition for DVFR, DVFR procedures do not apply to DOD flights. Therefore, military pilots are not required to use DVFR procedures, and this change eliminates references to the military.

c. 2-6-3. PIREP INFORMATION

This change provides guidance for air traffic controllers to solicit PIREP information regarding the smell of SO2 in the aircraft cabin, relative to volcanic ash eruptions. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7110.617, AvMet Volcanic Ash, effective March 7, 2013.

d. 3-7-2. TAXI AND GROUND MOVEMENT OPERATIONS

This change specifies that the entrance at the end of the runway do not need to be included in the taxi instructions. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7110.611, Taxi and Ground Movement Operations, effective December 17, 2012.

e. 3-9-9. TAKEOFF CLEARANCE

This change corrects an error that was overlooked during organizational review and approval. Ground Control provides the distance remaining at intersections; see paragraph 3-7-1.

f. 3-10-1. LANDING INFORMATION

This change revises requirements, phraseology, and examples to allow the use of the phraseology for landing information.

g. 4-3-4. DEPARTURE RESTRICTIONS, CLEARANCE VOID TIMES, HOLD FOR RELEASE, AND RELEASE TIMES

TBFM is the technology and methods used for adjusting demand/capacity imbalances at select OEP airports, departure fixes, and points across the NAS airspace. This change specifies controller responsibilities and procedures they must follow when EDCT and CFR times are in effect to accomplish time-based metering. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7110.612, Traffic Management Advisor (TMA), effective January 30, 2013.

h. 4-8-1. APPROACH CLEARANCES

This change provides guidance when the glideslope is unusable; all references to the MLS approach have been removed and LDA, SDF, and GLS approaches are added as examples. Provides guidance for informing the pilot when the controller requires the aircraft to fly a straight-in approach and not fly the hold-in-lieu-of procedure turn. Adds a provision that permits vectoring to any fix along the final approach course prior to the FAF and allows appropriately-equipped RNAV aircraft to be cleared to the IF on conventional and RNAV instrument approach procedures when the IF is identified with “IF" on the instrument approach procedures. Creates new procedures and graphics for aircraft on unpublished routes cleared direct to a fix between the IF and FAF and for handling RF legs contained on RNAV approaches. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7110.615, Approach Clearance, effective June 3, 2013.

i. 5-4-3. METHODS
5-4-5. TRANSFERRING CONTROLLER HANDOFF
5-4-7. POINT OUT

This change adds pertinent information to the paragraph to highlight the effect of uncoordinated aircraft speed adjustments within a sector. Controllers accept point outs and handoffs and make decisions based on visual data. When an aircraft makes uncoordinated changes in the airspace the controller's entire traffic situation can be adversely affected. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7110.603, Pertinent Handoff and Point Out Information, effective October 15, 2012.

j. 5-5-4. MINIMA

This change incorporates the requirements and separation standards used by San Juan CERAP in Waiver 07-E-20A into FAA JO 7110.65. This will allow San Juan CERAP to use MEARTS Single Sensor Mode separation standards while operating in Mosaic Mode. Additionally, this change adds a new paragraph to address MEARTS Mosaic Mode Utilizing Single Source Polygon.

k. 8-10-1. APPLICATION
8-10-3. LONGITUDINAL SEPARATION
8-10-4. LATERAL SEPARATION

This change removes “Arctic CTA" from Section 8-10, North American ICAO Region – Arctic CTA, as the NAM ICAO Region encompasses both Anchorage Arctic and Anchorage Continental CTAs. It also adds provision for 50NM longitudinal (D50) separation and 30NM lateral/30NM longitudinal (30/30) separation within the Anchorage Oceanic and Anchorage Continental CTAs. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7110.609, Longitudinal and Lateral Separation, effective November 2, 2012.

l. 9-2-9. SPECIAL INTEREST SITES

This change clarifies the responsibility of controllers. It also removes paragraphs b and c which will be moved to a new paragraph in FAA Order JO 7210.3. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7110.614, Special Interest Sites, effective April 12, 2013.

m. 9-2-22. OPEN SKIES TREATY AIRCRAFT

This change clarifies that Open Skies F and D aircraft can be allowed to transit active SUA if the required LOA has been coordinated between the using agency and controlling agency. A reference to paragraph 9-3-4, Transiting Active SUA/ATCAA, has been added. To further clarify the requirements for Open Skies F and D aircraft that transit SUA, additional wording has been inserted that specifies an ATC facility must provide standard separation services for Open Skies F and D aircraft from activities in SUA at all times. This change does not alter any existing procedures. It just provides clarity and reinforcement.

n. 9-3-1. APPLICATION
9-3-2. SEPARATION MINIMA

This change modifies Chapter 9. Special Flights, Section 3, Special Use and ATC Assigned Airspace, by adding stationary ALTRVs that will now be allowed in airspace other than Oceanic and Offshore. This specific change integrates Stationary ALTRVs into paragraph 9-3-1. The original intent was to add a new paragraph to Chapter 9, but field suggestions were received that suggested the integration of stationary ALTRVs into the existing Section 3 since the same separation criteria would be used.

o. 11-1-1. DUTY RESPONSIBILITY
11-1-2. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
11-1-3. TIME BASED FLOW MANAGEMENT (TBFM)

This change incorporates the responsibilities of facilities, personnel, and areas that support the metering process. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7110.612, Traffic Management Advisor (TMA), effective January 30, 2013.

p. Additional editorial/format changes were made where necessary. Revision bars were not used because of the insignificant nature of these changes.

 

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