U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

ORDER
JO 7110.10U
Effective Date:
February 11, 2010
 
     
Subject:  Flight Services

Includes Change 1 Effective 8/26/2010 with Errata, Change 2 Effective 3/10/2011, and Change 3 Effective 8/25/2011

Section 4. Alert Notices (ALNOTs)

8-4-1. ALNOT

If the replies to the INREQ are negative, or if the aircraft is not located within 1 hour after transmission of the INREQ, whichever occurs first, the destination station shall transmit an ALNOT.

a. Address ALNOT messages to your Regional Operations Center and those facilities within the search area. In addition, address the DUAT vendors and RCC using the collective address KSARYCYX. The search area is normally that area extending 50 miles on either side of the proposed route of flight from the last reported position to the destination. The search area may be expanded to the maximum range of the aircraft at the request of the RCC or by the destination station. If the departure airport, route of flight, destination airport, or alternate airports are within 50 miles of the Great Lakes, include Cleveland AFSS as an addressee. They will relay to the Cleveland RCC.

b. Include all information in the ALNOT message that will assist in search activities (same as INREQ plus any additional information received).

EXAMPLE-
AISR
SS (appropriate ARTCC circuit codes as identified in subpara #c, other addresses as identified in
subpara 8-4-1a and KSARYCYX)
DTG KRDUYFYX
ALNOT N12345 BE36/R 150 RDU D1840 75
RDU EWN FEXHA 2140
CLARENCE E. NEWBERN
601 E 12TH MKC 555-123-4567 2 POB
BROWN/TAN (any other information available)

M1FC
ORIGIN:RDU PRECEDENCE:SS TIME: ACK:N
ADDR:(appropriate ARTCC circuit code as identified in subpara #c, other addresses as identified in
subpara 8-4-1a and KSARYCYX
TEXT:ALNOT N12345 FR:V AT:C172/T TS:100
DD:EQY TM:D291445 AE:035 RT:EQY..CAE..
ALD..CRG..DAB..ORL..ISM AD:ISM TE:0400
RM:$REFUEL CRG FB:0430 AA: PD:JOHN M.
BROWN DQY 704-555-1212 NB:3 CR:W/R/B
OP: CP:KPIEYFYX TA:291845
A/C ID TIME DEP DESTN
INFLT BRFG: N12345 14:50 EQY ISM
RMKS:AVFP
A/C ID TIME DEP DESTN
INFLT BRFG: N12345 14:00 EQY ISM
RMKS:VNR

NOTE-
OASIS facilities, retrieve data from the history files using the SAR Search dialog box, format the message and transmit using the Transmit Search and Rescue dialog box.

c. Ten minutes after issuance of the ALNOT, call Tyndall AFB to ensure delivery of the ALNOT and to answer any inquiries. (Alaska: Call Fort Richardson, 11th RCC at (907) 428-7230, 800-420-7230, or DSN 317-384-6726.)

NOTE-
RCC (Tyndall AFB) phone numbers are:
800-851-3051 or 850-283-5955.
Defense Switching Network 523-5955.

8-4-2. ACTION UPON RECEIPT OF ALNOT

Upon receipt of an ALNOT, each station whose flight plan area extends into the ALNOT search area shall:

a. Immediately conduct a communications search of those flight plan area airports which fall within the ALNOT search area that could accommodate the aircraft and which were not checked during the INREQ search. Notify the appropriate ATCT facilities. Request the appropriate law enforcement agency to check airports which cannot be contacted otherwise. Stations that have any portion of their incoming calls and/or Service B diverted to another facility shall notify that facility of the ALNOT. The facility receiving diverted traffic shall check their records and advise of any information or contact with the aircraft.

b. Within 1 hour after receipt of the ALNOT, notify the originator of the results or status of the communications search. If the reply contains pertinent information, such as aircraft location or position report, transmit to the destination station. The destination station shall retransmit the information, as necessary, to all original addresses.

EXAMPLE-
AISR
SS KFODYFYX
DTG KANBYFYX
ALNOT N12345 FLD CK INCOMP

AISR
SS KFODYFYX
DTG KANBYFYX
ALNOT N12345 ACFT LCTD OG DHN

M1FC
ORIGIN:GFK PRECEDENCE:SS TIME: ACK:N
ADDR:COU
TEXT:ALNOT N12345 FLD CK
COMPL NEG INFO
ORIGIN:GFK PRECEDENCE:SS TIME: ACK:N
ADDR:COU
TEXT:ALNOT N12345 ACFT LCTD OG DIK

c. Stations within the ALNOT search area shall record the ALNOT. (See Para #j, Phraseology.)

d. Request search assistance from aircraft traversing the search area.

8-4-3. REPORTING ALNOT STATUS TO RCC

If the extended communications search fails to locate the aircraft or if 1 hour has elapsed since ALNOT transmission, whichever occurs first, the destination station shall call the RCC and, if appropriate, the Cleveland AFSS, which notifies the Cleveland RCC. Provide all pertinent available information about the overdue aircraft not already provided in the ALNOT to include:

a. Agency and the person calling.

b. Details of the flight plan. If the aircraft was not on a flight plan, include all the facts about the source of the report.

c. Time the last radio transmission was received, by whom, and the frequency used.

d. Last position report.

e. Whether an ELT signal was heard or reported along the route of flight.

f. Action taken and the proposed action by the reporting station.

g. Upon request, furnish positions of other aircraft known to be along or near the route of flight of the missing aircraft.

8-4-4. CANCELLATION OF ALNOT

The ALNOT remains current until the aircraft is located or the search is suspended by the RCC. The ALNOT originator shall then transmit a cancellation message with the location of the aircraft, if appropriate, addressed to all recipients of the ALNOT. Each facility shall notify all previously alerted facilities and agencies of the cancellation.

EXAMPLE-
AISR
SS (appropriate ARTCC circuit codes
as identified in subpara #c, other
addresses as identified in
subpara 8-4-1a and KSARYCYX)
DTG KEWNYFYX
ALNOT N12345 CNLD ACFT LCTD JAX

AISR
SS (appropriate ARTCC circuit codes
as identified in para #c, other
addresses as identified in
subpara 8-4-1a and KSARYCYX)
DTG KEWNYFYX
ALNOT N1513B CNLD SEARCH SUSPENDED

M1FC
ORIGIN:OLU PRECEDENCE:SS TIME:ACK:N
ADDR:(appropriate ARTCC circuit
codes as identified in subpara #c,
other addressees as identified in
subpara 8-4-1a and KSARYCYX)
TEXT:ALNOT Nl5l3B CNLD ACFT LCTD MCK

NOTE-
OASIS facilities, transmit the ALNOT cancellation using the Transmit Search and Rescue dialog box.

 
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