Arrival Alert Notices

The FAA is taking several proactive steps to address wrong surface events, reduce the potential for pilot confusion and help improve safety in the National Airspace System (NAS).

Arrival Alert Notice


Why do we need Arrival Alert Notices (AAN)?

To address wrong surface events where an aircraft lines up to or lands on the incorrect runway, taxiway, or airport, the FAA is releasing Arrival Alert Notices (AAN) at several airports with a history of misalignment risk.

Sample Arrival Alert Notice

Sample Arrival Alert Notice

Arrival Alert Notices (AAN) are graphics visually depicting the approach to a particular airport with a history of misalignment risk, and language describing the misalignment risk. AANs will incorporate new standardized hot spot symbology.



Airports with Arrival Alert Notices

This map below shows the 12 airports that have Arrival Alert Notices. Click the map for the full-size version.

Map of 12 Airports that have Arrival Alert Notices

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List of Latest Arrival Alert Notices

The FAA has released AANs for the following airports and will continue to monitor wrong surface events at these locations to determine whether to create additional AANs.

From the Flight Deck Video: Arrival Alert Notice

Standardizing Hot Spot Symbology

Additionally, the FAA is standardizing hot spot symbology. Beginning May 19, 2022, the FAA will standardize hot spot symbols to three shapes with two distinct meanings: a circle or ellipse for ground movement hot spots and a cylinder for wrong surface hot spots. AANs will incorporate the new standardized hot spot symbology. Learn more about hot spots and standardization.

Additional Resources

Last updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2023