Section 7. Reports


Facilities must submit monthly reports to the appropriate Service Area office by the 5th day of the following month. Distribution must be made in accordance with appropriate instructions.


Air traffic personnel are responsible for reporting delays of 15 minutes or more that occur in facilities or airspace under their control. The cause of the delay, as well as the type aircraft involved (commercial, air taxi, general aviation, or military), and the duration of the delay must be included in the daily reporting system. The air traffic operations network (OPSNET) is utilized for the purpose of submitting these reports electronically. For more detailed information on OPSNET reporting, policies, and procedures refer to FAA Order JO 7210.55, Operational Data Reporting Requirements.


The ATCSCC is the focal point for collecting information relating to operational system impacts; for example, NAVAID/radar shutdowns, runway closures, landline/frequency outages, or any system event that has the potential to create an operational impact in the NAS.

  1. Therefore, all air traffic facilities must follow procedures and responsibilities in paragraph 18-5-13, Electronic System Impact Reports. This process streamlines reporting and disseminating information that has an impact within the NAS.
  2. This does not eliminate, or in any way alter, current operational error/deviation or accident/incident reporting procedures with Safety Investigations, regional operations centers, and FAA Operations Center as set forth in this order, FAA Order JO 8020.16, Air Traffic Organization Aircraft Accident and Incident Notification, Investigation, and Reporting, and other appropriate directives.
  1. Persons wanting to report UFO/unexplained phenomena activity should contact a UFO/ unexplained phenomena reporting data collection center, such as the National UFO Reporting Center, etc.
  2. If concern is expressed that life or property might be endangered, report the activity to the local law enforcement department.