Direct questions through appropriate facility/service center office staff
to the Office of Primary Interest (OPI)
1-2-1. WORD MEANINGS
This change replaces the specific term radar with ATC Surveillance Source, Surveillance Source Service Volume, Department of Homeland Security or DoD Unit, as surveillance options when conducting flight operations in accordance with “due regard” or “operational.” This change also adds Department of Defense (DoD) references applicable to the paragraph.
2-1-29. RVSM OPERATIONS
This change adds the definition of Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) airspace to FAA Order JO 7110.65, paragraph 2–1–29, RVSM Operations, based on those found in other FAA orders.
2-6-2. PIREP SOLICITATION AND DISSEMINATION
This change adds the phrase “less than good" to subparagraph a7 of paragraph 2-6-2, PIREP Solicitation and Dissemination.
3-1-5. VEHICLES/EQUIPMENT/PERSONNEL NEAR/ON RUNWAYS
This change provides a reference to FAA Order JO 7210.3, Facility Operations and Administration, to help increase awareness that an LOA is required for operations in an RSA. This change adds the words “when established in a Letter of Agreement," and “in the Runway Safety Area (RSA)" to the current paragraph along with a reference to FAA Order JO 7210.3, paragraph 4-3-1, Letters of Agreement. In addition, this change removes “when necessary" and “Provide advisories as specified in paragraph 3-1-6, Traffic Information, and paragraph 3-7-5, Precision Approach Critical Area, as appropriate", which are redundant. It also changes “the control tower" to “ATC" and “direct communications" to “two-way communications" to conform with conventions established in this order. Finally, it removes “active" when describing the runway, and inserts the qualifying phrase “which includes when aircraft are arriving, departing, or taxiing along the runway" to make it explicitly clear that this activity may be authorized during those times. Language associated with providing advisories is removed as it is covered in another section of this order. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7110.785, which was effective September 30, 2022.
3-1-13. ESTABLISHING TWO-WAY COMMUNICATIONS
To ensure consistent use of defined terms in communications with flight operators, the single instance of the term “Class D services" is replaced with “airport traffic control service."
This change clarifies responsibilities associated with selecting active runway(s). The final authority for determining runway(s) in use rests with the Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) supervisor/controller-in-charge (CIC). This change emphasizes that tailwind and crosswind considerations take precedence over delay/capacity considerations and noise abatement operations/procedures/agreements. This change also cancels and incorporates N JO 7110.783, which was effective June 10, 2022.
3-7-5. PRECISION APPROACH CRITICAL AREA
This change revises the note in subparagraph a. It now articulates an expectation to take action to update the official weather observation when weather conditions are changing from visual flight rules (VFR) to instrument flight rules (IFR) and are deteriorating, using all available weather sources, including pilot reports and controller observation and includes a reference to JO 7110.65, paragraph 2-6-3, for reporting weather conditions.
5-8-3. SUCCESSIVE OR SIMULTANEOUS DEPARTURES
This change introduces new simultaneous departure standards when runways centerlines are less than 2,500 feet. When conducting operations using these new procedures, both aircraft must be flying an RNAV Standard Instrument Departure (SID) procedure, and adhere to the standards stated in TBL 5-8-1.
7-4-1. VISUAL APPROACH
This change adds content to explicitly spell out the pilot's expectations for terrain and obstacle avoidance when aircraft are either instructed to remain within the traffic pattern or as otherwise directed by air traffic control (ATC).
7-4-4. APPROACHES TO MULTIPLE RUNWAYS
This change replaces the term “final approach course" with “extended runway centerline" for consistency purposes and aligns subparagraph c3 with the format and layout of subparagraph c2 for more concise readability and understanding without changing any procedural aspects.
7-7-7. TRSA DEPARTURE INFORMATION
This change adds the word “participating" in paragraph 7-7-3 to clarify that the guidance only applies to participating visual flight rules (VFR) aircraft and adds the words “and other participating VFR aircraft" to eliminate confusion. The change also restructures subparagraph 7-7-7c for clarity and to align with terminology found in the Aeronautical Information Manual and the Pilot/Controller Glossary.
9-3-2. SEPARATION MINIMA
This change harmonizes the language in FAA Order JO 7110.65, paragraph 9-3-2, with guidance in FAA Order JO 7210.3, paragraph 2-1-18, regarding exceptions to required separation between nonparticipating aircraft and special use airspace.
Editorial changes include the addition of the term “calibrated airspeed” to clarify a note in subparagraph 5-7-3a, the addition of subparagraph 3-1-8c to clarify the application of procedures and phraseology for the wind shear detection system, the removal of references to visual or vertical as examples of approved separation in subparagraph 5-5-4b2 Note, defining PIREP in paragraph 1-2-6, Abbreviations, the addition of clarifying phraseology in subparagraph 2-1-21a7, replacing the phrase “standard radar separation” with “approved radar separation” in a note in subparagraph 13-1-2c, and removing two references to Center Radar Presentation (CENRAP) in subparagraph 2-3-4d.
Additional editorial/format changes were made where necessary. Revision bars were not used because of the insignificant nature of these changes.