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Flight Procedures and Airspace Group

Directives, Advisory Circulars, Letters & Memos

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Orders
Number Title Effective Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
7910.5E Aeronautical Charting Meeting 10/26/2020
8000.94A Procedures for Establishing Airport Low Visibility Operations and Approval of Low-Visibility Operations/Surface Movement Guidance and Control System Operations 08/26/2020
8260.3E United States Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS) (Consolidated version with all current changes) 09/17/2020
8260.15F United States Army Terminal Instrument Procedures Service 07/27/2018
8260.19I Flight Procedures and Airspace (Consolidated version with all current changes) 06/29/2020
8260.26H Establishing Submission Cutoff Dates for Civil Instrument Flight Procedures 11/24/2020
8260.31C Foreign Terminal Instrument Procedures (FTIP) 11/05/2012
8260.32F U.S. Air Force Terminal Instrument Procedures Service 12/14/2018
8260.42B CHG 2 United States Standard for Helicopter Area Navigation (RNAV) 05/22/2020
8260.43C Flight Procedure Management Program 04/09/2019
8260.46H Departure Procedure (DP) Program 06/04/2021
FS 8260.57B Oversight of non-FAA Instrument Flight Procedure Service Providers 01/01/2020
8260.58B United States Standard for Performance Based Navigation (PBN) Instrument Procedure Design (Consolidated version with all current changes) 08/24/2020
8260.59A United States-Instrument Flight Procedures Panel (US-IFPP) 05/05/2020
8260.60B Special Procedures 12/11/2020
8260.61 Charted Visual Flight Procedures 03/03/2020
8900.1 Vol. 3, Ch. 18, Sect 5C Operations Specifications–Airplane Terminal Instrument Procedures and Airport Authorizations and Limitations 12/14/2020
8900.1 Vol. 4, Ch. 2, Sect 4 Low Visibility Surface Movement and Takeoff Operations 10/05/2020
8900.1 Vol. 4, Ch. 8, Sect 1 Safety Assurance System: Background and Responsibilities 10/05/2020
8900.1, Vol. 8, Ch. 1, Sect. 1 Program Overview and Chapter Content 08/17/2020
8900.1 Vol. 8, Ch. 1, Sect 3 Establish an Acceptable Level of Safety 08/27/2020
8900.1 Vol. 8, Ch. 1, Sect 3A Review an Airport Modification of Standard 08/27/2020
8900.1 Vol. 8, Ch. 1, Sect 3B Review a National Airspace System Change Proposal 08/27/2020
8900.1, Vol. 8, Ch. 1, Sect 3C Flight Technologies and Procedures Division's Aviation Safety Inspector Operational Safety Validation of an Instrument Procedure Waiver of Standards 09/21/2020
8900.1, Vol. 8, Ch. 3, Sect 3 Evaluation and Surveillance of Heliports 07/20/2020
8900.1, Vol. 11, Ch. 12, Sect 1 Requirements to conduct an Instrument Flight Procedure Validation 12/19/2019
8900.1, Vol. 11, Ch. 12, Sect 2 Issue a letter to authorize to conduct an Instrument Flight Procedure Validation 10/18/2019
Advisory Circulars (ACs)
Number Title Effective Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
90-110B Instrument Flight Procedure Service Provider Authorization Guidance for Space-based Instrument Flight Procedures 03/20/2019
90-112A Development and Submission of Special Instrument Procedures to FAA 04/14/2015
90-113B Instrument Flight Procedure Validation (IFPV) of Performance Based Navigation (PBN) 03/20/2019
120-57B Surface Movement Guidance and Control System 08/25/2020
120-105A Foreign Terminal Instrument Procedures (FTIP) Acceptance/Review 04/18/2013
Memos / Letters — Active
Date (MM/DD/YYYY) Title Associated Order/AC
10/19/2001 TIL00-016, Interim U.S. Army Helicopter Departure Criteria (PDF) Order 8260.42
09/01/2015 Memorandum of Agreement between AFS-400 and AJV-5 (PDF)  
08/16/2017 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Between Flight Standards Service (AFS-400) and System Operations Services (AJR-B) (PDF) Order 7930.2, Order 8260.19
04/19/2019 Criteria for Area Navigation Helicopter Procedures (PDF) Order 8260.42, Order 8260.58
05/02/2019 Helicopter Point-in-Space (PinS) Course-to-Altitude (CA) Leg Guidance (PDF) Order 8260.19
01/31/2020 Initial Climb Area Obstacle Clarification (PDF) Order 8260.3
03/03/2020 Delegation of Signature Authority (PDF) Order 1100.161
04/15/2020 Operational Safety Review of Proposed Extension of Instrument Flight Procedure Periodic Inspection Requirement (PDF) Order 8200.1
04/29/2020 Temporary waiver of 224-day time limit imposed by FAA Order 7930.2S, Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) on temporary Flight Data Center (FDC) Instrument Flight Procedure (IFP) NOTAMs (PDF) Order 7930.2, Order 8260.19
04/29/2020 Position Paper – Flight Standards Interest in VGSI/VDA Coincidence Requirements (PDF) Order 8260.3
05/04/2020 Proposed Heliport Temporary Evaluations Method Resulting from COVID-19 (PDF) Order JO 7400.2
07/01/2020 Engineering Brief No. 99A, Changes to Table 3-2 and 3-4 of AC 150/5300-13A, Airport Design (PDF) Order 8260.3
07/08/2020 Delegation of Signature Authority Part 95 and Part 97 (PDF) Order 8260.19
07/20/2020 Use of Calculators in FAA Order 8260.42B (Change 2), U.S. Standard for Helicopter Area Navigation (PDF) Order 8260.42
07/20/2020 Waiver to FAA Order 8260.19 and FAA Order 8260.46 to Remove Airport/Heliport Name(s) from Select FAA Form (PDF) Order 8260.19, Order 8260.46
09/09/2020 Approval for changes to Aeronautical Information Services Training and Certification Standards (PDF) Order 1100.161
09/24/2020 Revision Low-Visibility Operations/Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems (LVO/SMGCS) Inspections During the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF) Order 8000.94
10/06/2020 Objection to the use of above ground fuel storage tanks within the Part 77 Primary Surface and the Runway Safety Area/Runway Object Free Area (PDF) AC 150/5300-13A
02/17/2021 Waiver to FAA Order 8260.42B, Change 2, United States Standard for Helicopter Area Navigation (RNAV) (PDF) Order 8260.42
02/22/2021 Extension to waiver of 224-day time limit on temporary Flight Data Center (FDC) Instrument Flight Procedure (IFP) NOTAMs (PDF) Order 7930.2
02/22/2021 Waiver to FAA Order 8260.42B Change 2, United States Standard for Helicopter Area Navigation (RNAV), Policy Letter for Hughes Aerospace Corporation (PDF) Order 8260.42
02/25/2021 Waiver to FAA Order 8260.3E, Additional Information for Simultaneous Independent Approaches Spaced at Least 4300 Feet Apart (PDF) Order 8260.3
04/08/2021 Waiver to FAA Order 8260.3 Obstacle Clearance Requirements for SID Containing ATC Altitude Restrictions and 8260.46 Documentation of Minimum Crossing Altitude at the Initial Fix (PDF) Order 8260.3, Order 8260.46
05/03/2021 Waiver to FAA Order 8260.3, U.S. Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures, Track Separation for Simultaneous Independent Procedures Considered Established on a PBN Segment of a Published Instrument Approach at Los Angeles International Airport (KLAX) (PDF) Order 8260.3
05/03/2021 Waiver to FAA Order 8260.43C, IFP Request Process (PDF) Order 8260.43
05/05/2021 Waiver to FAA Order 8260.60, Special Procedures, Paragraph 2-1-4.a(5), a(14), a(15) and b(3) (PDF) Order 8260.60
05/13/2021 Revised Circling Maneuvering Area Criteria Implementation Plan (PDF) Order 8260.19
05/20/2021 Waiver to FAA Order 8260.46 Design Constraint on RNAV Departure Procedures Serving Multiple Airports (PDF) Order 8260.46
06/14/2021 Approval of Request for Deviation from FAA Order 8000.94A, Procedures for Establishing Airport Low-Visibility Operations and Acceptance of Low-Visibility Operations/Surface Movement Guidance and Control System Operations (PDF) Order 8000.94A
07/01/2021 Clarification to FAA Order 8260.19, Flight Procedures and Airspace, STAR MOCA Documentation (PDF) Order 8260.19
07/01/2021 Clarification to FAA Order 8260.46, Departure Procedure (DP) Program, MOCA Documentation (PDF) Order 8260.46

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Memos / Letters — Canceled
Memo Date (MM/DD/YYYY) Title Canceled Date (MM/DD/YYYY) Incorporated Into
09/05/2003 Instrument Departure Criteria in Terminal Instrumental Procedure 903 (PDF) 03/14/2016 Order 8260.3C
12/04/2003 Directive Feedback Information Order 8260.3B (TERPS), TERPS Control 03-01 (PDF) 03/14/2016 Order 8260.3C
06/17/2004 Interim Guidance for Evaluating Area Navigation (RNAV) Holding Patterns (PDF) 03/14/2016 Order 8260.3C
06/18/2004 Automated Precipitous Terrain Adjustments (PDF) 03/14/2016 Order 8260.3C; Order 8260.58A
12/06/2004 Application of Short Take Off Landing (STOL) Holding Pattern Criteria (PDF) 03/14/2016 Order 8260.3C
07/07/2005 Policy on Use of 175 Knots Indicated Airspeed (KIAS) Holding Pattern (PDF) 03/14/2016 Order 8260.3C
11/14/2006 Remote Altimeter Setting Source (RASS) Adjustment and Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) Association with Helicopter Point-in-Space (PinS) and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) to a Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Heliport (IVH) Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) (PDF) 03/10/2009 Order 8260.42B
11/27/2006 Interim Guidance for GPS Holding Leg Length (PDF) 03/14/2016 Order 8260.3C
03/08/2007 Clarification of Intent of FAA Order 8260.3B, United States Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS), Volume 1, Paragraph 1720 (PDF) 03/14/2016 Order 8260.3C
03/30/2007 Continuous Descent Angle on Instrument Procedures (PDF) 03/14/2016 Order 8260.3C
08/28/2008 Localizer Directional Aid (LDA) with Glide Slope Procedure Construction Criteria (PDF) 03/14/2016 Order 8260.3C
12/08/2008 Clarification of Order 8260.3B, United States Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS), Paragraph 1750d (PDF) 03/14/2016 Order 8260.3C
12/30/2009 Updated Criteria for Airship Area Navigation (RNAV) Approach Procedures (PDF) 03/14/2016 Order 8260.58A
11/16/2010 Clarification of Remote Altimeter Setting Source (RASS) Application to Missed Approach Surface Elevations (PDF) 03/14/2016 Order 8260.3C
10/25/2010 Use of Step-Down Fixes for Obstruction Evaluation/Airport Airspace Analysis (OE/AAA) Mitigation (PDF) 03/06/2019 N/A
02/09/2011 United States Standard for Locating the Precise Final Approach Fix (PFAF, FAF) On Instrument Approach Procedures and Locating Fixes for Air Traffic Control (ATC) Vertical Separation Purposes (PDF) 04/20/2018 Partially incorporated into Order 8260.3C and Order 8260.58A
08/16/2011 Interim Criteria for Precision Approach Obstacle Assessment and Category II/III Instrument Landing System (ILS) Requirements (PDF) 03/14/2016 Order 8260.3C
12/29/2011 Standard Threshold Crossing Height (TCH) Values (PDF) 03/14/2016 Order 8260.3C; Order 8260.58A
01/12/2012 Required Navigation Performance (RNP) 1 Departure Procedures (DP) (PDF) 03/14/2016 Order 8260.58A
03/01/2013 Clarification to Order 8260.58, United States Standard for Performance Based Navigation (PBN) Instrument Procedure Design (PDF) 03/14/2016 Order 8260.58A
03/16/2012 Special Helicopter Departure Procedures (PDF) 03/10/2009 Order 8260.42B
06/06/2013 Implementation of Radius-to-Fix (RF) Legs in Public Instrument Approach and Departure Procedure Design (PDF) 03/14/2016 Order 8260.58A
11/04/2013 Clarification of Order 8260.58, U.S. Standard for Performance Based Navigation (PBN) Instrument Procedure Design, policy relative to Heading to Altitude (VA) followed by Direct to Fix (DF) legs (PDF) 03/14/2016 Order 8260.58A
01/08/2014 Publish Touchdown Zone Elevation (TDZE) on Instrument Approach Charts (PDF) 03/14/2016 Order 8260.3C, Order 8260.58A
01/28/2014 Instrument Flight Procedure (IFP) Periodic Review Requirements Revised (PDF) 07/14/2015 Order 8260.19G
08/04/2014 Waivers to FAA Order 8260.58, U.S. Standard for Performance Based Navigation (PBN) on Required Navigation Performance (RNP) Value Changes. RNP Visual Obstacle Identification Surface (OIS), Minimum Radius-to-Fix (RF) Segment Length and Terminal Arrival Area (TAA) Turn Calculation Assumptions (PDF) 03/14/2016 Order 8260.58A
09/26/2014 Top Altitude Interim Guidance (PDF) 12/15/2015 Order 8260.46F
11/04/2014 Change to FAA Order 8260.3B, United States Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS), Straight-in Visual Area Beginning Width (PDF) 03/14/2016 Order 8260.3C
09/02/2015 Criteria for Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs) that contain RADAR Vector Segments (Open SID Design) (PDF) 03/14/2016 Order 8260.58A
10/14/2016 Official Government Source for Instrument Flight Procedures (PDF) 07/20/2017 Order 8260.19H
06/29/2017 Guidance for Application of Vertical Guidance Surface (VGS) Criteria (PDF) 09/17/2020 Order 8260.3E
03/13/2018 Waiver to FAA Order 8260.19H, Flight Procedures and Airspace, Paragraph 8-6-8b (PDF) 06/29/2020 Order 8260.19I
09/24/2018 Waiver to FAA Order 8260.3, U.S. Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS) Standard Terminal Arrival Routes (STAR) (PDF) 09/17/2020 Order 8260.3E
01/05/2019 Point in Space (PinS) Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) Terminating in "Proceed VFR" with the Visibility Requirements Specified in 14 CFR Part 91.155 (PDF) 09/17/2020 Order 8260.3E
02/25/2019 Requirement for Helicopter Point in Space (PinS) Instrument Approach Procedures Terminating in "Proceed VFR" at Missed Approach Point (PDF) 09/17/2020 Order 8260.3E
04/29/2020 Low-Visibility Operations/Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems (LVO/SMGCS) Inspections During the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF) 09/24/2020 Replaced by 24SEP20 Memo (same title)
06/19/2020 Temporary Waiver of the Requirement to include a Special Procedure Checklist Imposed by FAA Order 8260.60A, Special Instrument Procedures (PDF) 12/11/2020 Order 8260.60
02/12/2021 Service Provider Relief for FAA Order 8260.60B, Paragraph 2-1-4 (PDF) 05/05/2021 Replaced by 05MAY21 Memo (same subject matter)

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