Section 2. Scope
- The United States Office (USNOF) is the final authority on formatting. Candidate s submitted through the System (NS) must be in the proper format. To ensure s are issued in accordance with policy, originators must comply with USNOF personnel directions.
- All s will be processed, stored, and distributed by the NS. In order to ensure that s are processed and distributed properly, data for transmission must be coded as prescribed in this order.
- The USNOF ensures the integrity of the NS by managing it for compliance 24/7.
- s must have one of the following keywords as the first part of the text. A keyword is used to make it easier to sort and locate the specific data needed: RWY, TWY, APRON, AD, OBST, NAV, COM, SVC, AIRSPACE, ODP, SID, STAR, CHART, DATA, DVA, IAP, VFP, ROUTE, SPECIAL or SECURITY.
- RWY (Runway). Keyword used to describe a temporary change or hazard associated with landing and takeoff surfaces to include runway lighting, markings, signage, and other airport services or attributes associated with a specific runway.
- TWY (Taxiway). Keyword used to describe a temporary change or hazard associated with a taxiway, taxiway lighting, markings, helipads, signage and other attributes associated with a specific taxiway.
- (Apron/Ramp). Keyword used to describe a temporary change or hazard associated with an apron, ramp, or taxilane, lighting, markings, helipad, signage and other attributes associated with a specific apron.
- AD (Aerodrome). Keyword used to describe a temporary change or hazard or potential hazard on or within 5 statute miles of an airport, heliport, or maneuvering area that is not associated with a specific movement area surface. Such hazards may include, (but are not limited to), aerodrome closures, lighting not associated with a specific movement area surface, aerodrome services (fuel, customs, ARFF), helicopter platforms, meteorological equipment (wind indicators) or services, and wildlife hazards.
- OBST (Obstructions). Keyword used to describe a temporary change or hazard. Such hazards may include, (but are not limited to), moored balloon, kite, tower, crane, stack, obstruction, wind turbine, obstruction lighting outage, obstruction status, or telecommunication tower light outage.
- NAV (Navigation Aids). Keyword used to describe a temporary change or hazard caused by the changes in the status of ground-based radio navigational aids and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) (except for area navigation () approach anomalies).
- COM (Communications). Keyword used to describe a temporary change or hazard caused by or related to communication outlets and air-to-ground frequencies due to commissioning, decommissioning, outage, or unavailability.
- SVC (Services). Keyword used to describe a temporary change or hazard associated with change in service levels, such as operating hours, air traffic management services, or airport services. The contraction for service (SER) is an allowable contraction in the body of the . “SVC” is only used as the keyword contraction for Service s.
- AIRSPACE (Airspace). Keyword used to describe an airspace restriction or activity warning which impacts, restricts, or precludes use of airspace. Such restrictions and activities may include, (but are not limited to), parachute jumping, unmanned aircraft, etc.
- (Obstacle Departure Procedure). Keyword used when a applies to a textual or graphic obstacle departure procedure.
- (Standard Instrument Departure). Keyword used when a applies to a published standard instrument departure.
- (Standard Terminal Arrival). Keyword used when a applies to a published standard terminal arrival.
- CHART (Chart). Keyword used to describe a U.S. Government chart correction, followed by name of chart and word “CORRECT” that becomes effective before the next publication cycle.
- DATA (Data). Keyword used to describe a temporary change or hazard associated with a data set change followed by the name of the data set to be changed; for example, U.S. DOD DAFIF, DACS, or NFD.
- (Instrument Approach Procedure). Keyword used when a applies to a published instrument approach procedure.
- VFP (Visual Flight Procedure). Keyword used when a applies to visual flight procedures such as Charted Visual Flight Procedure and Visual Flight Procedure.
- (Diverse Vector Areas). Keyword used to describe a temporary change or hazard associated with a Diverse Vector Area.
- ROUTE (Route). Keyword used to describe a temporary change or hazard or change associated with published Air Traffic Services (ATS) routes and related information.
- SPECIAL (Special). Keyword used when a applies to a special instrument flight procedure.
- SECURITY (Security). Keyword used for Department of State advisories, Special Federal Aviation Regulations (SFARs), advisories of national emergency, national security actions, special security instructions, Air Defense Identification Zone () procedures.
- (U) - Unverified. (U) is used preceding a keyword as described in paragraph 5-1-2.
- The United States Department of Defense (DOD) will append the keywords , SPECIAL, ODP, SID, and with “U. S. DOD” to indicate that a published procedure is for military use only (not for civil use). For example, U. S. DOD, SID U. S. DOD, IAP U. S. DOD.
Apply the procedures in this order except when other procedures are contained in a Letter of Agreement or other appropriate FAA documents, provided they only supplement this order and that any standards they specify are not less than those in this order. FAA Order JO 7210.3, Facility Operation and Administration, contains administrative procedures for developing and executing those letters and documents.
Before issuing a on any criteria data, check all appropriate charts and publications to assure the information does not duplicate the published data. Do not issue a on information that duplicates published data unless a is required by a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization from Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) issued by the FAA.