Explanation of Changes
Change 2

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

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 2-1-25. WHEELS DOWN CHECK

This change removes the United States Air Force (USAF) from this requirement.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 3-3-6. ARRESTING SYSTEM OPERATION

This change removes all mention of the discontinued Notices to Airmen Publication (NTAP).

  1. 5-1-3. ATC SURVEILLANCE SOURCE USE
    5-5-4. MINIMA

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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Entire publication

Additional editorial/format changes were made where necessary. Revision bars were not used because of the insignificant nature of these changes.