Section 1. Introduction

Chapter 1. General

Section 1. Introduction

  1. PURPOSE OF THIS ORDER

This order prescribes procedures and phraseology for use by air traffic personnel providing flight services. Flight service specialists are required to be familiar with the provisions of this order that pertain to their operational responsibilities and to exercise their best judgment if they encounter situations that are not covered.

  1. AUDIENCE

This order applies to all ATO personnel and anyone using ATO directives.

  1. WHERE TO FIND THIS ORDER

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

  1. WHAT THIS ORDER CANCELS

FAA Order JO 7110.10Z, Flight Services, dated October 12, 2017, and all changes to it are canceled.

  1. EXPLANATION OF CHANGES

The significant changes to this order are identified in the Explanation of Changes page(s). It is advisable to retain the page(s) throughout the duration of the basic order. If further information is desired, direct questions through the appropriate facility/service area office staff to Flight Services Safety and Operations Policy Group.

  1. EFFECTIVE DATES AND SUBMISSIONS FOR CHANGES
  1. This order and its changes are scheduled to be published to coincide with AIRAC dates, according to the table below.
  2. The “Cutoff Date for Completion" in the table below refers to the deadline for a proposed change to be fully coordinated and signed. Change initiators must submit their proposed changes well in advance of this cutoff date to meet the publication effective date. The process to review and coordinate changes often takes several months after the change is initially submitted.

Publication Schedule

Basic or Change

Cutoff Date for Completion

Effective Date of Publication

JO 7110.10AA

2/28/19

8/15/19

Change 1

8/15/19

1/30/20

Change 2

1/30/20

7/16/20

Change 3

7/16/20

12/31/20

JO 7110.10BB

12/31/20

6/17/21

  1. DELIVERY DATES

This order will be available on the FAA's website 30 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: https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/.

  1. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROCEDURAL CHANGES

The responsibility associated with processing and coordinating revisions to this order is delegated to the Director, Air Traffic Procedures, AJV-8.

  1. Personnel should submit recommended changes in procedures to facility management.
  2. Recommendations from other sources should be submitted through appropriate FAA, military, or industry/user channels.
  3. Proposed changes must be submitted electronically to the Air Traffic Procedures Correspondence Mailbox at 9-AJV-8-HQ-Correspondence@faa.gov. The submission should include a description of the recommended change and the proposed language to be used in the order.

NOTE-

For details on the submission process as well as additional AJV-8 processing responsibilities, please see FAA Order JO 7000.5, Procedures for Submitting Changes to Air Traffic Control Publications.

  1. Procedural changes will not be made to this order until the operational system software has been adapted to accomplish the revised procedures.
  1. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION

This publication may be purchased from the U.S. Government Printing Office. Address subscription inquiries to:
Superintendent of Documents
U.S. Government Publishing Office
P.O. Box 979050
St. Louis, MO 63197-9000
Online: http://bookstore.gpo.gov
FAA air traffic publications are also available on the FAA's web site at: http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/

  1. DISTRIBUTION

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's website: http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/