PART 1 - GENERAL (GEN)


GEN 0.

GEN 0.1 Preface

  1. Name of the Publishing Authority
    1. The United States of America Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) is published by the authority of the Federal Aviation Administration.
  2. Applicable ICAO Documents
    1. The AIP is prepared in accordance with the Standards and Recommended Practices (SARP) of Annex 15 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation and the Aeronautical Information Services Manual (ICAO Doc 8126). Charts contained in the AIP are produced in accordance with Annex 4 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation and the Aeronautical Chart Manual (ICAO Doc 8697). Differences from ICAO Standards, Recommended Practices and Procedures are given in subsection GEN 1.7.
  3. The AIP Structure and Established Regular Amendment Interval
    1. The AIP Structure
      The AIP is made up of three Parts; General (GEN), En Route (ENR), and Aerodromes (AD); each divided into sections and subsections as applicable, containing various types of information subjects.
      1. PART 1 - General (GEN)
        PART 1 consists of five sections containing information as briefly described hereafter:
        1. GEN 0. - Preface; Record of AIP Amendments; Checklist of AIP Pages; and Table of Contents to PART 1.
        2. GEN 1. National Regulations and Requirements - Designated Authorities; Flights Into or Over U.S. Territorial Airspace; Entry, Transit, and Departure of Cargo; Aircraft Instruments, Equipment, and Flight Documents; Summary of National Regulations and International Agreements/Conventions; and Differences from ICAO Standards, Recommended Practices, and Procedures.
        3. GEN 2. Tables and Codes - Measuring System, Time System, and Aircraft Markings; Abbreviations Used in AIS Publications; Chart Symbols; Location Indicators; List of Radio Navigation Aids; Conversion Tables; and Sunrise/Sunset Tables.
        4. GEN 3. Services - Aeronautical Information Services; Aeronautical Charts; Air Traffic Services; Communication Service; Meteorological Services; Search and Rescue; and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Communications.
        5. GEN 4. Charges for Aerodromes/Heliports and Air Navigation Services - Fees and Charges; and Air Navigation Facility Charges.
      2. PART 2 - En Route (ENR)
        PART 2 consists of seven sections containing information as briefly described hereafter:
        1. ENR 0. - Checklist of AIP Pages; and the Table of Contents to PART 2.
        2. ENR 1. General Rules and Procedures - General Rules; Visual Flight Rules; Instrument Flight Rules; ATS Airspace Classification; Holding, Approach, and Departure Procedures; ATS Surveillance Services and Procedures; Altimeter Setting Procedures; Flight Planning; Addressing of Flight Plans for Domestic or international Flight Planning; National Security and Interception Procedures; Medical Facts for Pilots; Safety, Hazard, and Accident Reports; and Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) and Area Navigation (RNAV).
        3. ENR 2. Air Traffic Services Airspace.
        4. ENR 3. ATS Routes - Lower ATS Routes; Upper ATS Routes; Area Navigation Routes; and Other Routes.
        5. ENR 4. Navigation Aids/Systems - Navigation Aids - En Route; and Special Navigation Systems.
        6. ENR 5. Navigation Warnings - Prohibited, Restricted, and Other Areas; Military Exercise and Training Areas; Bird Migration and Areas with Sensitive Fauna; and Potential Flight Hazards.
        7. ENR 6. Helicopter Operations - Helicopter IFR Operations; and Special Operations.
        8. ENR 7. Oceanic Operations - General Procedures; Data Link Procedures; Special Procedures for In-Flight Contingencies in Oceanic Airspace; Operational Policy 50 NM Lateral Separation; Operational Policy ADS-C Distance-Based Separation; North Atlantic (NAT) Oceanic Clearance Procedures; North Atlantic (NAT) Timekeeping Procedures; North Atlantic (NAT) Safety Information; San Juan FIR Customs Procedures; Y-Routes; Atlantic High Offshore Airspace Offshore Routes Supporting Florida Airspace Optimization; Reduced Separation Climb/Descent Procedures; and New York Oceanic Control Area (OCA) West Flight Level Allocation.
      3. PART 3 - Aerodromes (AD)
        PART 3 consists of three sections containing information as briefly described hereafter:
        1. AD 0. - Checklist of AIP Pages; and Table of Contents to PART 3.
        2. AD 1. Aerodromes - Introduction: Aerodrome Availability.
        3. AD 2. Aerodromes: Listing of Aerodromes.
    2. Regular Amendment Interval
      Regular amendments to the AIP will be issued every 6 months on Aeronautical Information Regulation and Control (AIRAC) effective dates listed in TBL GEN 0.1-1. A list of all AIRAC effective dates are contained in TBL GEN 0.1-2.

      TBL GEN 0.1-1
      Publication Schedule

      New Edition or
      Amendment

      Cutoff Date
      for Submission

      Effective Date
      of Publication

      Twenty-Sixth
      Edition

      30 JAN 20

      16 JUL 20

      Amendment 1

      16 JUL 20

      31 DEC 20

      Amendment 2

      31 DEC 20

      17 JUN 21

      Amendment 3

      17 JUN 21

      2 DEC 21

      Twenty-Seventh
      Edition

      2 DEC 21

      19 MAY 22

      Amendment 1

      19 MAY 22

      3 NOV 22

      Amendment 2

      3 NOV 22

      20 APR 23

      Amendment 3

      20 APR 23

      5 OCT 23

      TBL GEN 0.1-2
      AIRAC System Effective Dates

      2020

      2021

      2022

      2023

      2024

      2 JAN

      28 JAN

      27 JAN

      26 JAN

      25 JAN

      30 JAN

      25 FEB

      24 FEB

      23 FEB

      22 FEB

      27 FEB

      25 MAR

      24 MAR

      23 MAR

      21 MAR

      26 MAR

      22 APR

      21 APR

      20 APR

      18 APR

      23 APR

      20 MAY

      19 MAY

      18 MAY

      16 MAY

      21 MAY

      17 JUN

      16 JUN

      15 JUN

      13 JUN

      18 JUN

      15 JUL

      14 JUL

      13 JUL

      11 JUL

      16 JUL

      12 AUG

      11 AUG

      10 AUG

      8 AUG

      13 AUG

      9 SEP

      8 SEP

      7 SEP

      5 SEP

      10 SEP

      7 OCT

      6 OCT

      5 OCT

      3 OCT

      8 OCT

      4 NOV

      3 NOV

      2 NOV

      31 OCT

      5 NOV

      2 DEC

      1 DEC

      30 NOV

      28 NOV

      3 DEC

      30 DEC

      29 DEC

      28 DEC

      26 DEC

      31 DEC

       

       

       

       

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      FAA National Headquarters (FOB-10B)
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