U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

ORDER
JO 7110.10W
Effective Date:
March 7, 2013
 
     
Subject:  Flight Services
  Includes:  Change 1 effective 8/22/13
 

Explanation of Changes - Basic

Direct questions through appropriate facility/service center office staff
to the Office of Primary Interest (OPI)
 

a. Chapter 1

Adds definition for “pertinent.”

b. CHAPTER 2

Updates chapter to include automation. The requirement for Meteorological Information for Aircraft in Flight (VOLMET ICAO) is transferred to Technical Operations. Deletes Transcribed Weather Broadcast (TWEB) route forecast products because they are no longer produced by the NWS. Deletes Radar Reports (RAREP) because the product is not utilized by the Flight Service Station.

c. CHAPTER 3

Adds additional weather products to improve situational awareness and increase safety: G­AIRMET graphic, Graphical Turbulence Guidance, Current Icing Product, and Forecast Icing Product.

d. CHAPTER 4

Deletes the requirement to limit weather advisories to a 150­mile radius of the aircraft's position because it is unnecessary and has the appearance of limiting the briefer's responsibility for providing weather advisories. Adds AFIS broadcast requirement under routine radio contacts.

e. CHAPTER 5

Deletes Direction Finder (DF) Net Control and DF Net Control position no longer an FSS requirement.

f. CHAPTER 6

Deletes para. 6­5­1, Military Training Activity; and 6­5­2, Aerial Refueling Tracks; these functions have been realigned to FAAO JO 7930.2, Notices to Airmen (NOTAM).

g. CHAPTER 7

Adds requirement that all IFR flights departing U.S. domestic airspace and entering international airspace must file an ICAO flight plan.

h. CHAPTER 9

Updates Weather Message Switching Center Replacement (WMSCR) phone number. Deletes Section 3, Radar Weather Report (SD/ROB) because the product is no longer produced by the NWS. Deletes Section 9, Transcribed Weather Broadcast (TWEB), because the TWEB is no longer produced by the NWS. Deletes Section 10, Meterological Impact Statement (MIS) because the product is not used by the FSS.

i. CHAPTER 10

Realigned to chapter 13

j. CHAPTER 13

Deletes GENOT processing; this is no longer a FSS function. Realigned to chapter 10.

k. APPENDIX B

Adds FSS forms to the Order.

l. Removes all references to equipment; for example, M1FC and OASIS.

m. Additional editorial/format changes were made where necessary.

 

 
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