Arrival Alert Notices

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

UPDATE: January 24, 2024 Find current information on Arrival Alert Notices here

Arrival Alert Notices (AAN) are new graphics produced by the FAA that visually depict an approach at specific airports to help mitigate wrong surface misalignment risks for pilots.

What is happening? 
To address wrong surface events where an aircraft lines up to, lands on, or departs from the incorrect runway, taxiway, or airport, the FAA is releasing Arrival Alert Notices at several airports with a history of misalignment risk. AANs provide a graphic visually depicting the approach to a particular airport with a history of misalignment risk. There is also language describing the misalignment risk area.

AANs will incorporate the new standardized hot spot symbology. 

Sample Arrival Alert Noticec
Sample Arrival Alert Notice for Lincoln Airport

Why is this happening? 
Wrong surface events continue to be a focus area for the FAA as they can present a significant safety risk. The FAA has taken a number of steps to address wrong surface events but there is still a need to provide a more permanent awareness of these events, especially to general aviation pilots, who comprise 83 percent of wrong surface events. The remaining percentage is pilots operating commercially. Many wrong surface events occur during the daytime and in visual meteorological conditions, and the majority of the time, the pilot has read back the correct landing or departure clearance. AANs can serve as an additional planning and awareness tool for pilots.

Which airports will have AANs? 
The FAA will initially release AANs for the following airports and will continue to monitor wrong surface events at these locations to determine whether to create additional AANs.

  • Lincoln Airport; Lincoln, Nebraska 
  • Flying Cloud Airport; Flying Cloud, Minnesota 
  • Tucson International Airport; Tucson, Arizona 
  • Reno-Tahoe International Airport; Reno, Nevada 
  • Palm Springs International Airport; Palm Springs, California
  • Reid-Hillview Airport; Reid-Hillview, San Jose, California 
  • Daniel K. Inouye International Airport; Honolulu, Hawaii 
  • Idaho Falls Regional Airport; Idaho Falls, Idaho 
  • McKinney National Airport; McKinney, Texas 
  • Greater Rochester International Airport; Rochester, New York 
  • DeKalb-Peachtree Airport; Chamblee, Georgia 

When will the AANs be available? 
The AANs will be released in the May 19, 2022 charting cycle. Access digital aeronautical charts here.

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