Direct-to-the-Public Subscriptions and Sales

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is taking this action to reduce costs, improve efficiencies and enhance and modernize the service provided our customers and the aviation community.

Effective July 1, 2013, as current subscriptions expire, we are discontinuing our direct-to-the-public subscription sales of paper aeronautical charts and related paper products. Current subscriptions will be filled through their applicable expiration date and we will continue to offer individual (other than subscription) paper sales through our aeronav.faa.gov website until October 2013.

Currently targeted for October 1, 2013, we will then discontinue all other direct-to-the-public individual sales of paper aeronautical charts and related paper products. Subsequently, all future individual purchases, and subscriptions of our aeronautical paper products will be sold expressly through the FAA's worldwide network of authorized chart sales agents. A list of these agents is available at: Chart Agents in Your Area.

For additional assistance, please contact us at: 9-amc-aerochart@faa.gov< or by phone at 800-626-3677. Additional updates will be posted as they are available.

Digital Charting Products Update

Late 2011, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) developed a draft proposal to address security, safety and cost recovery issues for paper and digital electronic products. The FAA's AeroNav Products Directorate hosted a session with authorized aeronautical chart agents, application developers, and representative stakeholder groups (e.g., NBAA, AOPA, GAMA,) on December 13, 2011, to gather feedback and ideas about the draft proposal.

The FAA is now verifying costs and pricing for AeroNav products to help develop a final proposal. Although the FAA has not set any dates for completion of the final proposal or a timeline for implementation, the agency will keep the aviation community informed about its progress.

With the growth of the world-wide-web and advances in personal computing devices, pilots have relied increasingly on digital aeronautical products rather than traditional paper charts. However, some digital products the FAA made available were replicated and resold without authorization. In some cases, this was done in a way that did not preserve the integrity of the original product, which created a potential unintended risk to aviation safety. In addition, the FAA's cost recovery for digital products has not kept pace with changing technology.

The FAA has been producing aeronautical charts and products since the Aeronautical Charting Program was transferred to the FAA from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in October 2000. Public Law 106-181, dated April 5, 2000 gave the FAA the legislative authority to charge fees to recover the cost of producing paper and digital products. That authority was codified in Title 49, United States Code, section 44721. The FAA now develops aeronautical products and sells them through a network of about 400 authorized aeronautical chart agents, as well as through direct sales to the public.

Affected Product Effective Date Subject and Additional Information
digital-Visual Chart (West) 14-04 April 03, 2014 The "new-style" Las Vegas Sectional 91 d-VC is missing the Grand Canyon National Park SFAR. See the d-VC Grand Canyon SFAR Safety Alert (PDF) for complete information.
Airport/Facility Directory(AFD) and Digital Airport/Facility Directory (DAFD) April 03, 2014 Errors were discovered and resolved in the DAFD_17 xml data file. Right-click on afd_03APR2014.xml then select Save Target As to download the revised file. Please see 14-02 Safety Alert for complete information. Additionally, 3 PDF files were also in error and have been revised. Right-click and 'Save As' or 'Save Target As' on NC_203_03APR2014, PAC_29_03APR2014 and PAC_31_03APR2014 to download the revised files.
Coded Instrument Flight Procedures (CIFP) April 03, 2014 There is missing waypoint data in CIFP 1404. See the 14-03 Safety Alert (PDF) and 14-04 Safety Alert (PDF) for complete information.
Terminal Procedures Publication (TPP) NW-1 and Digital Terminal Procedures Publication (DTPP) April 03, 2014 Fort Bridger (FBR), Fort Bridger, WY, RNAV (GPS) RWY 22, Orig, was mistakenly published with Amdt 1 modifications not applied. Please see the 14-05 Safety Alert (PDF) for complete information. Right-click on 00148R22.pdf then select Save Target As to download the revised file.
Terminal Procedures Publication (TPP) SC-3 and Digital Terminal Procedures Publication (DTPP) April 03, 2014 Missing L-12 page in the TAKEOFF MINIMUMS AND (OBSTACLE) DEPARTURE PROCEDURES. Please see the 14-04 Safety Alert (PDF) for complete information. Right-click on SC3TO_Pg12.pdf then select Save Target As to download the revised file.
New York Helicopter Route Chart February 06, 2014 Until further notice, civil helicopter pilots operating VFR along the northern shoreline of Long Island, New York must utilize the North Shore Helicopter Route. See the Safety Alert and North Shore Graphic for complete information.
Airport/Facility Directory(AFD) and Digital Airport/Facility Directory (DAFD) February 06, 2014 Errors were discovered and resolved in the DAFD_16 xml data file. Right-click on afd_06FEB2014.xml then select Save Target As to download the revised file. Please see 14-01 Safety Alert for complete information. Additionally, 2 PDF files were also in error and have been revised. Right-click and 'Save As' or 'Save Target As' on SE_88_06FEB2014 and SE_149_06FEB2014 to download the revised files.
digital-Visual Charts January 30, 2014 AeroNav Products has a new, improved process for creating digital visual charts. See the Charting Notice (PDF) for complete information.
Omaha Sectional January 09, 2014 Effective 09 January 2014, the Minneapolis Class B airspace will be revised. See the Charting Notice (PDF) for complete information.
Terminal Procedures Publication (TPP) and Digital Terminal Procedures Publication (DTPP) December 12, 2013 Please see the 13-09 Safety Alert (PDF) for information on how to obtain Touch Down Zone Elevations (TDZE).
Airport/Facility Directory(AFD) and Digital Airport/Facility Directory (DAFD) December 12, 2013 Errors were discovered and resolved in the DAFD_15 xml data file. Right-click on afd_12DEC2013.xml (XML) then select Save Target As to download the revised file. Please see 13-09 Safety Alert (PDF) for complete information.
Green Bay Sectional November 04, 2013 The effective date for the Green Bay Sectional Chart is being changed. The current edition of the Green Bay Sectional (86th) will remain effective through January 9, 2014. See the 13-09 Safety Alert (PDF) for complete information.
Digital Airport/Facility Directory (DAFD) and A/FD East Central October 17, 2013 The Airport Diagram for Chicago O'Hare eroneously depicts runway 10C/28C as under construction. The runway is complete and open. Please see 13-06 Safety Alert (PDF). Right-click and 'Save As' or 'Save Target As' on O'Hare Airport Diagram (PDF) to download the revised file.
Aeronautical Chart User's Guide October 17, 2013 The 12th edition of the Aeronautical Chart User's Guide is now available.
Salt Lake City Helicopter Route Chart August 22, 2013 Cancellation of Salt Lake City Helicopter Route Chart. See the Charting Notice (PDF) for complete information.
Terminal Procedures Publication (TPP) June 27, 2013 There is a change to the Non-Regulatory Precision Runway Monitor (PRM) Attention All User Pages (AAUP). See the Charting Notice (PDF) for complete information.
Terminal Procedures Publication (TPP) May 02, 2013 The TERPS Change 21 criterion expands circling approach area dimensions to provide improved obstacle protection. See the Charting Notice (PDF) for complete information.
Terminal Procedures Publication (TPP) May 02, 2013 New ILS (CAT II-III), ILS PRM (CAT II-III) and ILS (SA CAT I-II) created to merge procedures. See the Charting Notice (PDF) for complete information.
Air Route Traffic Control Centers (CMAP) March 07, 2013 Aeronautical Navigation Products, policy of providing the ARTCC's via the CMAP zip file, the 5 MicroStation design files of the Military Training Routes, will be discontinued. See the Charting Notice (PDF) for complete information.
Terminal Procedures Publication (TPP) November 15, 2012 New explanatory text will be added to describe circling criteria that will affect circling approach area dimensions by expanding the areas to provide better obstacle protection. See the Charting Notice (PDF) for complete information.
Terminal Procedures Publication (TPP) October 23, 2012 There is a possible change from a single layer DVD to dual layer DVD. See the Charting Notice (PDF) for complete information.
Digital En-Route Supplement October 22, 2012 AeroNav Products will no longer be providing the Military Training Route data file after the March 7, 2013 effective date. Please see the Public DERS Letter (PDF) for complete information.
NAVAID Digital Data File June 30, 2011 AeroNav Products will no longer be providing the NAVAID data file after the May 5, 2011 effective date. Please see the Public NAVAID Letter (PDF) for complete information.