Explanation of Changes
Basic

Direct questions through appropriate facility/service center office staff to the Office of Primary Interest (OPI)

  1. 2-1-14. COORDINATE USE OF AIRSPACE
    2-1-17. RADIO COMMUNICATIONS
    4-5-7. ALTITUDE INFORMATION
    10-4-4. COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE

    This change reflects the removal of the term Aeronautical Radio, Incorporated (ARINC) and reflects the addition of new communication relay call signs due to corporate changes in the company name.
  2. 3-6-4. SAFETY LOGIC ALERT RESPONSES
    This change amends FAA Order JO 7110.65, Air Traffic Control, 3-6-4, Safety Logic Alert Response, requiring controllers to issue go-around instructions when the safety logic system generates an alert for a taxiway arrival.
  3. 4-3-4. DEPARTURE RESTRICTIONS, CLEARANCE VOID TIMES, HOLD FOR RELEASE, AND RELEASE TIMES
    This change requires that ATC instruct a pilot departing from an airport without an operating control tower that he/she is either “Released for Departure" or told to “Hold for Release" when issuing the Departure Clearance (IFR flight plan).
  4. 4-4-1. ROUTE USE
    This change corrects the PHRASEOLOGY label to EXAMPLE. It also adds a correct PHRASEOLOGY for paragraph 4-4-1j3 and reorders the paragraph for consistency and clarity.
  5. 5-3-4. TERMINAL AUTOMATION SYSTEMS IDENTIFICATION METHODS
    5-4-5. TRANSFERRING CONTROLLER HANDOFF
    5-4-6. RECEIVING CONTROLLER HANDOFF

    This change deletes subparagraph 5–4–5n and combines subparagraphs 5–4–6h and 5–4–6i to remove the ambiguity that remained after changes were made in 2015 in response to an ATSAP CAR. One of those changes established that the transferring controller is always responsible for an adjacent sector point-out when the sectors involved in the handoff are in different altitude strata and the receiving controller must delay the climb or descent of an aircraft into their airspace, whether that decision is made before OR after accepting the handoff. This change incorporates the intent of AIT procedures regarding transfer of communications into paragraph 5–4–5 by adding “Unless otherwise coordinated or specified in an LOA or facility directive" to the beginning of the paragraph. This change also deletes subparagraph 5–4–5h since it is redundant with basic radar air traffic control procedures; rearranges the subparagraphs of 5–4–5 into a more chronological order; removes outdated terms and information in 5–3–4, 5–4–5, and 5–4–6; and makes minor editorial changes for better readability.
  6. 5-9-6. SIMULTANEOUS DEPENDENT APPROACHES
    This change removes the existing Note language concerning area navigation (RNAV) approaches during dependent approaches and replaces that language with a statement concerning Established on RNP (EoR) operations that are currently not permitted during simultaneous dependent approaches. This change also corresponds to revised flight procedures guidance for charting simultaneous approach authorized chart notes.
  7. 5-9-7. SIMULTANEOUS INDEPENDENT APPROACHES- DUAL & TRIPLE
    5-9-8. SIMULTANEOUS INDEPENDENT CLOSE PARALLEL APPROACHES –PRECISION RUNWAY MONITOR (PRM) APPROACHES
    5-9-9. SIMULTANEOUS OFFSET INSTRUMENT APPROACHES (SOIA)

    This change removes all references to airport field elevations as a condition to be met to conduct simultaneous independent approaches and creates new provisions to account for reduced runway centerline spacing (RCLS) when high update rate surveillance is used. This change reorganizes paragraph 5-9-8, concerning precision runway monitor (PRM) approaches, as the content is redundant with paragraph 5-9-7 and eliminates the duplication.
  8. 7-4-4. APPROACHES TO MULTIPLE RUNWAYS
    This change adds procedures for when aircraft are approaching from the same side of the airport. It also spells out the procedures when aircraft are approaching from opposite base legs, or when one aircraft is turning to final, and another aircraft is established on an adjacent runway centerline. Additionally, editorial changes were made to subparagraphs c1 and c3.
  9. 9-2-14. MILITARY OPERATIONS ABOVE FL 600
    This change removes verbiage prescribing the use of a classified document to ascertain altitude codes. This revision does not change the classification of information, nor the requirements for handling classified information.
  10. Editorial Changes
    Editorial changes include fixing the formatting of phraseology in subparagraph 2-7-2g, a grammatical fix to paragraph 2-5-2, deleting the EDST Hold Annotations Menu from paragraphs 13-1-7 and 13-1-11, fixing a reference to paragraph 2-1-27, fixing the phraseology in paragraph 5-7-2, updating the situation display terminology in paragraph 11-1-3, modifying the phraseology in paragraphs 5-4-3 and 2-7-2, and clarifying information in paragraph 3-7-5.
  11. Entire publication
    Additional editorial/format changes were made where necessary. Revision bars were not used because of the insignificant nature of these changes.