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 in the Notices to Airmen publication (NTAP) and/or the Service A telecommunications system as a NOTAM D item.
NATIONAL FLIGHT DATA CENTER AIRWAY NOTAMS
Flight Data Center (FDC) NOTAMs reflecting airway changes are carried as Center Area NOTAMs (CAN) on the NOTAM(D) circuit. CANs are NOTAMs issued on airway changes that fall within an ARTCC's airspace. CANs are in FDC format and issued by the U.S. NOTAM Office.
NOTAMS IN THE NOTICES TO AIRMEN PUBLICATION
NOTAM D information printed in this publication is NOT included on the Service A circuit.
FDC NOTAMs reflect changes to Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs), flight restrictions, and aeronautical chart revisions. The date and number of the last FDC NOTAM included in this issue is indicated on the Table of Contents page. This ensures that FDC NOTAMs issued after the NTAP cutoff date can be identified.
PART 1. PUBLICATION CRITERIA
Section 1. Airway NOTAMs. NOTAMs are sorted alphabetically by ARTCC and in descending FDC NOTAM numerical order.
Section 2. Airport, Facility and Procedural NOTAMs. Categories may include Chart Corrections, Airports, Facilities, Procedural NOTAMs, and others, as required.
NOTAMs in section 2 are sorted alphabetically by state, city, airport name and in descending NOTAM numerical order.
Section 3. General NOTAMs. Contains NOTAMs that are general in nature and not tied to a specific airport/facility identifier; i.e., flight advisories and restrictions. NOTAMs in section 3 are sorted by descending NOTAM numerical order.
NOTAM information of a temporary nature is not expected to remain current for an extended period and is carried until expiration or cancellation. NOTAMs of a permanent nature are carried until published on the proper charts or in the Chart Supplements.
The Notices to Airmen publication is issued every 28 days. Data in this publication which is current on the effective date of the next Chart Supplement will be transferred to the supplements and removed from this publication.
Facilities are responsible for forwarding NOTAM information to be included in Part One to the National Flight Data Center (NFDC).
FDC NOTAM LEGEND
Accountability number assigned to the message originator.
Flight information of a temporary nature.
Flight information of a permanent nature.
PART 2. PUBLICATION CRITERIA
Revisions to Part 95 of the Code of Federal Regulations - Minimum En Route IFR Altitudes and Changeover Points are published four (4) weeks prior to the 56-day IFR chart cycle.
The revisions will remain in the NTAP until four (4) weeks prior to the next IFR chart 56-day cycle. (IFR 56-day cycle dates are published in the AFD in the General Information Section under Effective Date.)
The consolidation of Part 95 Altitudes will continue to be published as a separate document.
PART 3. 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 3 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-81, 2/2/2017). 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-8 when notices are no longer needed in the publication.
PART 4. GRAPHIC NOTICES
This section contains special notices and notices containing graphics pertaining to almost every aspect of 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-8 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-8 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-81, 2/2/2017). 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-8 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. Graphic 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 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 the FAA website at http://www.faa.gov. Pilots may also call flight service 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 Savings Time except Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
In Part 1, new NOTAMs are shown in shaded text. In all other sections of the book, 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: 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.
In the Web version, revised/updated items are shown in blue-colored text.
ERROR OR OBSOLETE DATA NOTIFICATION
Notification of erroneous or obsolete data should be directed to the Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Procedures, AJV-81, 600 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20597, or via e-mail at 9-ATOR-HQ-PubGrp@faa.gov.