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

ORDER
JO 7210.3
Y
Effective Date:
April 3, 2014
 
     
Subject:  Facility Operation and Administration
       

Chapter 16. Facility Statistical Data, Reports, and Forms

Section 1. General Information

16-1-1. FORM USAGE

a. FSSs, as used herein, include and apply to combined facilities insofar as station functions are concerned. All domestic and IFSS must use FAA Form 7230-13 daily for recording in-flight, flight plan, and pilot briefing activity.

REFERENCE-
Para 16-5-3, Distribution and Amendment.

TBL 16-1-1
National Activity Summarization

 

Required Breakdown

Type of Activity

Type of Service
Involved

Category of Use

Aircraft
contacted

IFR/DVFR/SVFR (grouped) VFR

AC, AT, GA, MI

Flight plan count

IFR & DVFR
(grouped) VFR

No breakdown
required

Pilot briefs

 

No breakdown
required

b. A minimum amount of information regarding FSS activity, suitably broken down, is required to determine manpower requirements and for budgetary and personnel matters. There is a need for national summarization monthly of the above activity: (See TBL 16-1-1.)

16-1-2. TOTAL FLIGHT SERVICES FORMULA

Total Flight Services have historically been and continue to be used as a measurement of the overall activity of individual FSSs. Total Flight Services are based on the following formula:

a. FSS: Total Flight Services equal two times pilot briefs plus two times flight plans originated plus aircraft contacted.

b. IFSS: Total Flight Services equal two times pilot briefs plus two times flight plans originated plus two times aircraft contacted.

c. FSS/IFSS: Total Flight Services equal two times pilot briefs plus two times flight plans originated plus two times international aircraft contacted plus one times domestic aircraft contacted.

NOTE-
Total Flight Services are not to be confused with the Flight Service Activity Factor, which is used for facility grade level determination and reclassification purposes. The present classification criteria and related formula for the Flight Service Activity Factor are contained in the GS-2152 position-classification standard issued by Civil Service Commission (CSC) (now Office of Personnel Management (OPM)) in June 1978.

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