Document Title: FAA Order 8260.46F, Departure Procedures (DP) Program
Summary: This order provides the policy, guidance, and standardization for initiating, developing, processing, and managing the Departure Procedure (DP) Program. The original order combined into a single product textual instrument flight rules (IFR) departure procedures and graphical Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs). It made no distinction between area navigation (RNAV) DPs: those developed solely for obstruction clearance and those developed for system enhancement. This document defines two separate types of DPs: SIDs developed for system enhancement and Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODPs) developed solely for obstruction clearance.
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Comments Due: 09/04/2015
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