GEN 3. SERVICES

GEN 3.1 Aeronautical Information Services

  1. Aeronautical Information Service
    1. The U.S. Aeronautical Information Services is a part of the Air Traffic Organization of the Federal Aviation Administration.
      Postal Address:
      Federal Aviation Administration
      Aeronautical Information Services
      1305 East-West Highway
      Silver Spring, MD 20910
      Telephone: 800-638-8972
      Telex: 892-562
      Commercial Telegraphic Address: FAA WASH
      AFTN Address: KRWAYAYX
    2. The U.S. NOTAM office is located at the following address:
      Postal Address:
      Federal Aviation Administration
      U.S. NOTAM Office
      Air Traffic Control System Command Center
      3701 Macintosh Drive
      Warrenton, VA 20187
      Telephone: 540-422-4260
      Toll Free: 1-888-876-6826
      Facsimile: 540-422-4298
      Telex: None
      AFTN Address (Administrative):
      KDCAYNYX
      AFTN (NOTAM): KDZZNAXX
  2. Area of Responsibility of AIS
    1. Aeronautical Information Services is responsible for the collection, validation, and dissemination of aeronautical information for the U.S. and areas under its jurisdiction for air traffic control purposes.
  3. Aeronautical Publications
    1. United States AIP
      1. The AIP, issued in one volume, is the basic aeronautical information document published for international use. It contains information of a lasting character, with interim updates published in various other publications. The AIP is available in English only and is maintained on a current basis by a 6-month amendment service.
    2. Aeronautical Information Circulars
      1. These circulars, called Advisory Circulars, contain information of general or technical interest relating to administrative or aviation matters which are inappropriate to either the AIP or the NOTAM. Advisory Circulars are available in English only. A checklist of outstanding circulars is issued annually.
    3. En Route Aeronautical Charts, En Route Supplements, Approach Procedure Charts, Chart Supplements
      1. These publications, available in English only, contain specific information on airspace, airports, navigational aids, and flight procedures applicable to the regional areas of the U.S. and the territories and airspace under its jurisdiction. These publications are available on the AIS website at: http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav.
  4. Distribution of Publications
    1. This publication is available on the FAA website. All foreign aeronautical authorities are responsible for viewing, downloading, and subscribing to receive electronic mail notifications when changes occur to this publication. Electronic subscription information can be obtained by visiting www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications or by contacting the Federal Aviation Administration, Mission Support Services, Policy Directorate (AJV-P), 600 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20597. See information in paragraph 1.2 for published NOTAMs.
    2. Private paying subscriptions must be obtained for each AIP document from the:
      Superintendent of Documents
      U.S. Government Publishing Office
      P. O. Box 979050
      St. Louis, MO 63197-9000
      Telephone: 202-512-1800
      Internet: https://bookstore.gpo.gov
    3. Advisory Circulars are available, upon request, from the:
      U.S. Department of Transportation
      Subsequent Distribution Office
      Ardmore East Business Center
      3341 Q 75th Avenue
      Landover, MD 20785
    4. Public sales of charts and publications are available through FAA approved print providers. A listing of products, dates of latest editions, and print providers is available on the AIS website at: http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav.
    5. For the latest information regarding publication availability of world-wide products see the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) website: https://www.nga.mil/ProductsServices/Pages/PublicProducts.aspx
  5. NOTAM Service
    1. NOTAM Class I (Telecommunication Distribution)
      1. NOTAM Class I distribution is used mainly for the notification of temporary information of timely significance such as unforeseen changes in services, facilities, airspace utilization, or any other emergency. Distribution is via telecommunications through International NOTAM Office of the Aeronautical Information Services, in accordance with the following classifications:
        1. International NOTAM. NOTAM containing full information on all airports, facilities and flight procedures available for use by international civil aviation. NOTAMs are given selected distribution to adjacent or appropriate International NOTAM Offices which require their exchange.
        2. International Airspace NOTAM. NOTAM containing short term information pertaining to potentially hazardous international and domestic airspace utilization which is of concern to international flights. NOTAMs are given selected distribution to adjacent or appropriate International NOTAM Offices which require their exchange.
        3. International Airspace NOTAM. NOTAM containing permanent changes-en route airway structure/aeronautical service and information of a general nature. NOTAMs are given selected distribution to adjacent or appropriate International NOTAM Offices which require their exchange.
        4. Domestic NOTAM. NOTAM containing information of concern to aircraft other than those engaged in international civil aviation. Distribution is to local or national users only. (See ENR 1.10.)
      2. Each NOTAM is assigned a four digit serial number which is followed by the location indicator for which the series is applicable. The serial numbers start with number 0001 at 0000 UTC on 1 July of each year. Each serial number is preceded by a letter:
        1. A” for NOTAM classification “1.”

          NOTE-

          NOTAM number one for the year 1984 for the New York, John F. Kennedy International Airport would read A0001/84 KJFK. All NOTAMs issued will be preceded by an ``A.''

        2. B” for NOTAM classification “2.” (Airspace): the identifier of the affected air traffic control center/FIR will be used.

          NOTE-

          NOTAM number one for the year 1984 for the Oakland ARTCC/FIR (Pacific Ocean Area) would read A0001/84 KZOA.

        3. C” for NOTAM classification “3” (Permanent Airspace): The KFDC identifier will be used for data of permanent airway/aeronautical services and of a general nature that are transmitted as NOTAMs and are given selected distribution to adjacent or appropriate International NOTAM Offices which require their exchange.

          NOTE-

          NOTAM number one for the year 1984 for KFDC is A0001/84 KFDC.

        4. E” for NOTAM classification “5” (domestic): No application (see ENR 1.10.)
    2. Each NOTAM is provided with an identification letter adjoining the end of the word NOTAM meaning:
      1. NOTAMN: NOTAM containing new information.
      2. NOTAMC: NOTAM cancelling a previous NOTAM indicated.
      3. NOTAMR: NOTAM replacing a previous NOTAM indicated.
    3. A checklist of NOTAMs currently in force for each international NOTAM classification is issued each month over the Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunications Network (AFTN) to each International NOTAM office which exchanges International NOTAMs with the U.S. International NOTAM Office.
    4. NOTAM Class I information is exchanged between the U.S. International NOTAM Office and the following International NOTAM Offices.

      TBL GEN 3.1-1

      COUNTRY

      CITY

      AFGHANISTAN

      KABUL

      ALBANIA

      ROME

      ALGERIA

      ALGIERS

      ANGOLA

      LUANDA

      ARGENTINA

      BUENOS AIRES

      AUSTRALIA

      SIDNEY

      AUSTRIA

      VIENNA

      AZORES

      SANTO MARIA

      BAHAMAS

      NASSAU

      BAHRAIN

      BAHRAIN

      BANGLADESH

      DHAKA (DACCA)

      BELGIUM

      BRUSSELS

      BERMUDA

      BERMUDA

      BOLIVIA

      LA PAZ

      BOSNIA

      ZAGREB

      BRAZIL

      RIO DE JANEIRO

      BULGARIA

      SOFIA

      CAMBODIA

      PHNOM-PEHN

      CANADA

      OTTAWA

      CAPE VERDE ISLANDS

      AMILCAR CABRAL

      CHILE

      SANTIAGO

      CHINA

      BEIJING

      CHINA (FORMOSA)

      TAIPEI

      COLOMBIA

      BOGOTA

      CONGO

      BRAZZAVILLE

      CROATIA

      ZAGREB

      CUBA

      HAVANA

      CYPRUS

      NICOSIA

      CZECH REPUBLIC

      PRAGUE

      DENMARK

      COPENHAGEN

      DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

      SANTO DOMINGO

      ECUADOR

      GUAYAQUIL

      ENGLAND

      LONDON

      ESTONIA

      TALLINN

      ETHIOPIA

      ADDIS ABABA

      EYGPT

      CAIRO

      FIJI

      NANDI

      FINLAND

      HELSINKI

      FRANCE

      PARIS

      FRENCH GUIANA

      MARTINIQUE

      FRENCH POLYNESIA

      TAHITI

      GERMANY (WEST)

      FRANKFURT

      GHANA

      ACCRA

      GREECE

      ATHENS

      GREENLAND

      SONDRE STROMFJORD

      GUYANA

      GEORGETOWN

      HAITI

      PORT-AU-PRINCE

      HONDURAS

      TEQUCIGALPA

      HONG KONG

      HONG KONG

      HUNGARY

      BUDAPEST

      ICELAND

      REYKJAVIK

      INDIA

      BOMBAY

      INDIA

      CALCUTTA

      INDIA

      DELHI

      INDIA

      MADRAS

      INDONESIA

      JAKARTA

      IRAN

      TEHRAN (NOT AVBL)

      IRELAND

      SHANNON

      ISRAEL

      TEL AVIV

      ITALY

      ROME

      JAMAICA

      KINGSTON

      JAPAN

      TOKYO

      JORDAN

      AMMAN

      KENYA

      NAIROBI

      KOREA (SOUTH)

      SEOUL

      KUWAIT

      KUWAIT

      LATVIA

      MOSCOW

      LEBANON

      BEIRUT

      LIBERIA

      ROBERTS

      LIBYA

      TRIPOLI

      MALAYSIA

      KUALA LUMPUR

      MALTA

      LUQA

      MAURITIUS

      PLAISANCE

      MAYNMAR

      RANGOON

      MEXICO

      MEXICO CITY

      MOROCCO

      CASABLANCA

      MOZAMBIQUE

      MAPUTO

      NAMIBIA

      JOHANNESBURG

      NAURU ISLAND

      NAURU

      NETHERLANDS

      AMSTERDAM

      NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

      CURACAO

      NEW GUINEA

      PORT MOSEBY

      NEW ZEALAND

      AUCKLAND

      NIGERIA

      LAGOS

      NORWAY

      OSLO

      OMAN

      MUSCAT

      PAKISTAN

      KARACHI

      PANAMA

      TOCUMEN

      PARAGUAY

      ASUNCION

      PERU

      LIMA

      PHILLIPINES

      MANILLA

      POLAND

      WARSAW

      PORTUGAL

      LISBON

      ROMANIA

      BUCHAREST

      RUSSIA

      MOSCOW

      SAMOA

      FALEOLA

      SAUDI ARABIA

      JEDDAH

      SENEGAL

      DAKAR

      SEYCHELLES

      MAHE

      SINGAPORE

      SINGAPORE

      SLOVAKIA

      BRATISLAVA

      SOLOMON ISLANDS

      HONIARA

      SOUTH AFRICA

      JOHANNESBURG

      SPAIN

      MADRID

      SRI LANKA

      COLOMBO

      SUDAN

      KHARTOUM

      SURINAME

      PARAMARIBO

      SWEDEN

      STOCKHOLM

      SWITZERLAND

      ZURICH

      SYRIA

      DAMASCUS

      TANZANIA

      DAR-ES-SALAAM

      THAILAND

      BANKOK

      TRINIDAD

      PORT OF SPAIN

      TUNISIA

      TUNIS

      TURKEY

      ANKARA

      URUGUAY

      MONTEVIDEO

      VIET NAM

      HO CHI MINH CITY

      VENEZUELA

      CARACAS

      YEMEN

      ADEN

      YUGOSLAVIA

      BELGRADE

      ZAIRE

      KINSHASA

      ZAMBIA

      LUSAKA

      ZIMBABWE

      HARARE

  6. Pre-Flight Information Service at Aerodromes Available to International Flights
    1. Pre-Flight Information Units in the U.S. are Flight Service Stations (FSS) operated by either FAA (in Alaska) or by federal contract facilities (elsewhere in the U.S.).
    2. FSSs are air traffic facilities that provide pilot briefings, flight plan processing, en route flight advisories, search and rescue services, and assistance to lost aircraft and aircraft in emergency situations. FSSs also relay ATC clearances, process Notices to Airmen, and broadcast aviation weather and aeronautical information. In Alaska, designated FSSs also take weather observations, and provide Airport Advisory Services (AAS).
    3. FSS locations, services, and telephone information are available in the Chart Supplement U.S., Chart Supplement Alaska, and Chart Supplement Pacific.
    4. Flight Service Stations have telecommunications access to all of the weather and NOTAM information available for a preflight briefing to international locations with which the U.S. International NOTAM office exchanges information.