Section 1. INTRODUCTION

  1. PURPOSE OF THIS ORDER

This order contains the approved word and phrase contractions used by personnel of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). It is also used by other agencies that provide air traffic control, communications, weather, charting, and associated services.

  1. AUDIENCE

This order applies to all FAA personnel and other agencies using ATO directives. It is also used by the aviation public.

  1. WHERE TO FIND THIS ORDER

This order is available on the FAA Web site at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications and http://employees.faa.gov/tools_resources/orders_notices/.

  1. WHAT THIS ORDER CANCELS

FAA Order JO 7340.2K, Contractions, effective September 10, 2020, and all changes to it are canceled.

  1. EXPLANATION OF CHANGES

Changes, additions, and modifications (CAM) are indicated on page CAM-1-1.

  1. SUBMISSION CUTOFF AND EFFECTIVE DATES

This order and its changes are scheduled to be published every 112 days. Effective dates will be:

PUBLICATION SCHEDULE

Basic
Or
Change

Cutoff Date
For
Submission

Effective Date
Of
Publication

7340.2L Basic

8/12/21

12/2/21

Change 1

12/2/21

3/24/22

Change 2

3/24/22

7/14/22

Change 3

7/14/22

11/3/22

7340.2M Basic 11/3/22 2/23/23
Change 1 2/23/23 6/15/23
Change 2 6/15/23 10/5/23

Change 3

10/5/23

1/25/24

  1. DELIVERY DATES

This order will be available on the FAA website 6 days prior to its effective date.

All organizations are responsible for viewing, downloading, and subscribing to receive electronic mail notifications when changes occur to this order.

Subscriptions can be made at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/.

  1. RECOMMENDATION FOR PROCEDURAL CHANGES

The office of primary responsibility (OPR) for this order is:

FAA Headquarters, Mission Support Services
Policy (AJV-P)
600 Independence Avenue, SW.
Washington, DC 20597

  1. Proposed changes to this order must be submitted electronically to 9-AJV-P-HQ-Correspondence@faa.gov.
  2. The submission should include a description of the recommended change and the proposed language to be used in the order.
  1. GENERAL NOTICES (GENOTS)

The FAA issues GENOTs that authorize, modify, or cancel call sign designator/telephony assignments and/or aircraft operator information. If there appears to be a conflict between published data in this order and GENOT data, use the GENOT data. Then make pen and ink changes to reflect the GENOT data. ICAO does not issue GENOTs.

  1. REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES FOR AIRCRAFT CALL SIGN DESIGNATORS AND ASSOCIATED TELEPHONIES

Requirements and procedures for ICAO three-letter designators (3LD), U.S. special call sign designators, local call signs, and associated telephonies can be found in FAA Order JO 7610.12, Assignment and Authorization of Call Sign Designators and Associated Telephonies, as well as Advisory Circular 120-26, Assignment of Aircraft Call Signs and Associated Telephonies.

  1. DISTRIBUTION

This publication may no longer be purchased from the U.S. Government Publishing Office.

This order is available online and will be distributed electronically to all offices that subscribe to receive email notification/access to it through the FAA Web site( http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/ ).