Section 2. Sector Information Binders


There are no absolute divisions of responsibilities regarding position operations. The tasks to be completed remain the same whether one, two, or three people are working positions within a facility/sector. The team, as a whole, has the responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of that facility/sector.


The en route sector information outline is to be used for guidance in developing facility sector binders for each sector of operation. The pertinent items in subparagraph a thru subparagraph e below must be incorporated into each sector binder. The format of the binder must be determined by the air traffic manager and must contain all information necessary for the safe and efficient operation of each sector. A sector specific binder is required for each operational sector and is to be in a location easily accessible by each position/sector.

  1. Sector Narrative: General description of normal traffic flows and adjacent sector/facility coordination and potential trouble spots.
  2. Assignment of airspace:
  1. Delegation of Approach Control airspace.
  2. Sectors normally combined.


Which sector assumes responsibility when combined or which sector assumes responsibility for approach control airspace.

  1. Military airspace delegation.
  1. Sector Information.
  1. Frequency Information.
  1. Primary frequency.
  2. Back-up frequency.
  3. Primary and back-up frequency remote communications air-ground facility (RCAG).
  4. Back-up emergency communication (BUEC) operation priorities.
  5. Position location.
  6. Location of emergency frequencies and RCAG.
  7. Special Use frequencies and RCAG.
  1. Indirect access (IA) dial codes.
  2. Sector Description (map, video map, and/or narrative).
  1. Lateral limits.
  2. Vertical limits.
  1. Specify unique sector equipment configurations.
  1. Sector Procedures.
  1. Sector specific directives.
  2. LOAs or LOA procedures applicable to that sector.
  3. Areas of limited radio/radar coverage.
  4. Mandatory speed restrictions.
  5. Mandatory heading requirements.
  6. Mandatory altitude requirements.
  7. Sector handoff/point out procedures if different from requirements of FAA Order JO 7110.65, Air Traffic Control, Chapter 5, Section 4, Transfer of Radar Identification.
  8. Transfer of control points other than airspace boundaries.
  9. Radar arrival routes and restrictions for airports within facility/sector jurisdiction.
  10. Normally used sector holding fixes to include published/unpublished hold, allowable altitudes, maximum speed, maximum length, direction of turn, direction from fix, and if applicable, published procedures involved.
  11. Special strip or flight data requirements of sector.
  12. Authorized jump areas in Class A airspace within area of jurisdiction.
  13. Special routes for dangerous cargo or inert devices flights in area of jurisdiction.
  14. Sensitive/classified activities to be avoided by special interest flights.
  15. IFR Military Training Routes (IR) in area of jurisdiction.
  16. Aerial refueling routes, including air refueling initial point (ARIP), air refueling control point (ARCP), and egress fix(es).
  17. Special use and ATC-assigned airspace within area of jurisdiction.
  1. Flight Data Requirements.
  1. Primary and back-up printers.
  2. Alternative methods for relaying/requesting information.
  3. Data that requires expeditious handling including, flight plan data, weather information, traffic management messages, and miscellaneous data.
  4. Specify flight progress strips to be posted and the location to place them.
  5. Sources to obtain weather information.
  6. Sources and data required for display in SIAs.