The Flight Procedure Standards Branch is responsible for establishing instrument procedure (departure, en route, arrival, approach) design and obstacle clearance standards, criteria, and policy for the existing National Airspace System (NAS) flight procedure structure and to accommodate emerging technologies and flight operation capabilities. AFS-420 develops and establishes criteria for terminal instrument procedures for issuance in the current edition of FAA Order 8260.3, United States Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS), and related 8260-series orders.
- Area of Responsibility and Functions
- Regulations & Policies
- Instrument Procedures Handbook
- US-IFPP Activities
Federal Aviation Administration
Flight Procedure Standards Branch, AFS-420
6500 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73125
Phone: (405) 954-4164
Fax: (405) 954-2471
- For questions pertaining to FAA Order 8260.3, United States Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS), and related 8260-series orders, contact the Flight Standards’ directives team.
- For requests for new or revised procedures or other inquiries related to existing/published procedures, contact Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) at IFP Information Gateway