DISCONTINUATION OF THE NOTICES TO AIRMEN PUBLICATION (NTAP)
As part of the Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) Modernization effort, the NTAP will be discontinued effective June 18, 2020; the last NTAP will be published on May 21, 2020. Effective June 18, 2020, International Notices will be available at https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/internationalnotices/ and Domestic Notices will be available at https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/domesticnotices/. Information from the International and Domestic Notices sections of the NTAP will be transferred to these new websites. In addition, links to International Notices and Domestic Notices will be available on the FAA NOTAM Search website (https://notams.aim.faa.gov/notamSearch/) and on the Air Traffic Plans and Publications website (https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/). More information, including notice submission procedures and submission cut-off dates, will be published on the International Notices website https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/internationalnotices/ and Domestic Notices website https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/domesticnotices/ when available. Please email 9-ATOR-HQ-PubGrp@faa.gov if you have any questions.
NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM CHANGES
The main references for changes to the National Airspace System (NAS) are the Aeronautical Charts and the Chart Supplements. Most changes to the NAS meeting NOTAM criteria are known sufficiently in advance to be carried in these publications. When this cannot be done, changes are carried as a NOTAM.
NOTAMS IN THE NOTICES TO AIRMEN PUBLICATION
The Notices to Airmen publication is issued every 28 days. Data in this publication that is current on the effective date of the next Chart Supplement will be transferred to the supplements and removed from this publication.
Part 95 Revisions
Effective with the January 30, 2020, edition, this Part has been removed from the publication in its entirety. Part 2, International NOTAMs, and Part 3, Domestic Notices, have been renumbered as Part 1 and Part 2, respectively.
PART 1. INTERNATIONAL NOTICES TO AIRMEN
The International Notices to Airmen feature significant international information and data which may affect a pilot's decision to enter or use areas of foreign or international airspace. Each issuance of this Part is complete in itself. Temporary data will be repeated in each issue until the condition ceases to exist. Permanent data will be carried until it is sufficiently published or is available in other permanent sources. New items will be indicated by a black bar running in the left or right margin.
The information in Part 1 is divided into two sections. Section 1, Flight Prohibitions, Potentially Hostile Situations, and Foreign Notices is arranged alphabetically by country. Section 2, International Oceanic Airspace Notices, is divided into two sections, general and region specific.
Any notice submitted for inclusion must include the following information at the end of the notice: submitting office and date of the revision (e.g., AJV-P, 10/10/2019). In addition, all electronic mail submissions to 9-ATOR-HQ-PubGrp@faa.gov should specify a time frame in which to expect the removal of the notice from the publication. Submitting offices should notify AJV-P when notices are no longer needed in the publication.
PART 2. DOMESTIC NOTICES
This section contains special notices and notices pertaining to almost every aspect of domestic aviation, such as military training areas, large scale sporting events that may attract media attention or draw large crowds of aircraft, air show information, and airport-specific information.
Data in this section is updated continuously. All submissions for inclusion in this section must have regional office approval and be submitted to AJV-P through the regional office.
Notices for events requiring Special Traffic Management Programs (STMP) should be coordinated following the procedures in FAA Order JO 7210.3, Facility Operation and Administration.
Submissions should be sent to AJV-P well in advance of but no later than 28 days prior to the effective date of the Notices to Airmen edition to ensure adequate lead time for inclusion in the publication.
Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS) submitted for inclusion in the NTAP are published no earlier than two publication cycles (56 day periods) prior to the cycle in which the NOTAM becomes effective. Special NOTAMS capture special events, like the Super Bowl, and are generally published in the NTAP for two consecutive publication cycles. NOTAMS that are more permanent in nature are posted in the NTAP until transferred to other appropriate Air Traffic Publications.
With the exception of dated special events, any notice submitted for inclusion must include the following information at the end of the notice: submitting office and date of the revision (e.g., AJV-P, 10/10/2019). In addition, all electronic mail submissions should specify a time frame in which to expect the removal of the notice from the publication. Regional offices should notify AJV-P12 when notices are no longer needed in the publication.
Text files should be submitted as Word documents. Any graphics submitted for inclusion must be of high quality and in camera-ready form; FAX copies will not be accepted. Electronic mail submissions are required and should be addressed to 9-ATOR-HQ-PubGrp@faa.gov. Graphics should be submitted in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, TIFF, BMP, or PDF. Please do not submit graphics with a ".doc" file extension. Each graphic must be submitted as a separate attachment. Domestic notices may be submitted in color or black and white. Avoid using white text in any graphic. Copyrighted materials, such as maps, should not be submitted for publication without written permission of the copyright owner.
Part 1. FDC NOTAMs
Effective with the February 28, 2019, edition, this part was removed from the publication. This included Section 1, Airway NOTAMs; Section 2, Airport, Facility and Procedural NOTAMs; and Section 3, General NOTAMs. These NOTAMs are still considered on request items when obtaining a briefing from Flight Service Stations (FSS). The most current and up−to−date information on NOTAMs is contained in the FAA’s official NOTAM Search website, which can be found at https://notams.aim.faa.gov/notamSearch/. Pilots should obtain preflight IFR route and amendment FDC NOTAM information via the NOTAM Search website, an approved Flight Service web portal, or upon request by calling a Flight Service Station. Part 2, 3, and 4 of the NTAP were renumbered as Part 1, 2, and 3, respectively.
Part 95 Revisions
Part 95 Revisions can be found on the Aeronautical Information Services (AJV−A) website (https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/aero_data/Part_95_Consolidation/) and in the Federal Register Notice (https://www.federalregister.gov). A Safety Panel held on June 26, 2018 concluded there was no safety risk by the removal of Part 95 Revisions from the publication.
Part 5. Special Temporary Flight Restrictions/Prohibited Areas Around the Washington, DC, Thurmont, MD, and Crawford, TX, Areas
Effective with the November 27, 2003, edition, this part was removed from the publication. For information on flight restrictions, pilots are directed to www.1800wxbrief.com, notams.aim.faa.gov/notamSearch, or through Flight Service Stations at 1-800-WX-BRIEF.
All time references are indicated as UTC or local. During periods of Daylight Saving Time, effective hours in local time will be one hour earlier than shown. All states observe Daylight Saving Time except Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Vertical lines in the outside margin indicate new or revised information.
The entire Notices to Airmen publication is published on the internet at the following address in PDF and HTML format: http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/notices/
There are two copies of the NTAP on the Web site, the current version and the previous version. This is done to overlay any current NOTAMs and information that may be needed.
ERROR OR OBSOLETE DATA NOTIFICATION
Notification of erroneous or obsolete data should be directed to the Federal Aviation Administration, Mission Support Services, Policy, AJV-P, 600 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20597, or via e-mail at 9-ATOR-HQ-PubGrp@faa.gov.