The Flight Procedure Standards Branch is the principal element of the Flight Technologies and Procedures Division for 14 CFR Part 97, non Part 97 terminal instrument procedures, 14 CFR, Part 95 en route instrument procedures, the administration of the flight procedures and airspace program, and the direction, control, management, and program analysis of all instrument flight procedure standards and criteria development programs.

Functions

  • Provides AFS representation and leadership for International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) panels, the United States-Instrument Flight Procedures Panel (US-IFPP), RTCA, Inc., committees, the Aeronautical Charting Forum (ACF), the Aeronautical Information Services Working Group (AISWG), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) bodies, the Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee (ATPAC), the Airport Obstructions Standards Committee (AOSC), the Organization for the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), as well as other government program offices and industry groups, as required.

  • Promotes and facilitates the harmonization/standardization of procedure design and operational safety standards between U.S. and international instrument standards as the U.S. representative to the instrument flight procedures (IFPs).