Explanation of Changes
Direct questions through appropriate facility/service center office staff to the Office of Primary Interest (OPI)
- 1-2-6. ABBREVIATIONS
2-1-4. OPERATIONAL PRIORITY
2-3-2. EN ROUTE DATA ENTRIES
4-2-5. ROUTE OR ALTITUDE AMENDMENTS
This change removes all references of the High Altitude Redesign (HAR) Program, from both paragraphs and tables.
- 2-1-4. OPERATIONAL PRIORITY
This change clarifies use of the term “MEDEVAC" when used in radio transmissions and eliminates the reference to “MEDEVAC" as a call sign. The paragraph is re-formatted in bullet form to improve organization and clarity. The original NOTE is deleted and incorporated into the paragraph. Also, two new NOTES are added that provide clarity for the use of MEDEVAC, AIR EVAC, and HOSP in flight plans. In addition, a reference is added for FAA Order JO 7110.65, paragraph 2-4-20, Aircraft Identification. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7110.774, which was effective April 20, 2020 with a delayed implementation.
- 2-1-25. WHEELS DOWN CHECK
This change removes the United States Air Force (USAF) from this requirement.
- 2-1-29. RVSM OPERATIONS
This addition clarifies that aircraft are allowed to remain in RVSM airspace after the loss of a transponder or Mode C altitude reporting capability.
- 2-6-4. ISSUING WEATHER AND CHAFF AREAS
This change adds a note to the paragraph to provide clarity and to emphasize the intent of the paragraph, which is that controllers must ensure pilots are advised of weather that could affect their route of flight.
- 2-9-3. CONTENT
This change moves ATIS weather content that was originally under paragraph 2-9-3a5 (Instrument Approach in use), including the associated note and reference, into paragraph 2-9-3a4(d) (Weather information consisting of). It removes the sentence from paragraph 2-9-3a5 “Temperature and dew point should be reported from certified direct reading sensors when available," because the Air Traffic Manager is responsible for ensuring that the appropriate equipment is available and that it is used properly. General clarifications and edits are made throughout the paragraph.
- 3-3-6. ARRESTING SYSTEM OPERATION
This change removes all mention of the discontinued Notices to Airmen Publication (NTAP).
- 5-1-3. ATC SURVEILLANCE SOURCE USE
This change deletes the constraints against using ADS-B surveillance data for 3 NM separation in ERAM. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7110.773, which was effective April 16, 2020.
- 13-1-1. DESCRIPTION
This change revises wording within paragraph 13-1-1 and changes the title of Chapter 13, Section 1 to remove confusion about the acronym EDST (En Route Decision Support). The format of the Section 1 title is changed to become similar to the format of the title of Section 2.
- Editorial Changes
There are five significant editorial changes, including a change from ARTS to STARS; moving a portion of paragraph 8-9-3 into paragraph 8-10-3; a fix to an example in paragraph 4-3-3; changes to paragraphs 2-1-4, 2-4-20, and 9-2-18; and a removal of a reference to JO 7200.23A from paragraph 2-1-22. Some additional minor editorial changes include fixing broken links, an incorrect reference to paragraph 10-2-10, and additional reference corrections throughout.
- Entire publication
Additional editorial/format changes were made where necessary. Revision bars were not used because of the insignificant nature of these changes.