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Flight Technologies Division

Flight Procedure Standards Branch

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. The branch 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.

Federal Aviation Administration
Flight Procedure Standards Branch
6500 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73125

Phone: (405) 954-4164


  • For questions pertaining to items located under "Regulations & Policies", contact at email provided above

  • For requests for new or revised procedures or other inquiries related to existing/published procedures, contact Aeronautical Information Services at IFP Information Gateway

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