U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

ORDER
JO 7930.2M
Effective Date:
September 25, 2008
 
     
Subject:  Notices to Airmen

Includes Change 1 Effective February 11, 2010

Section 5. Services NOTAMs

5-5-1. GENERAL

Originate NOTAMs concerning services for which your facility has reporting responsibility. VFR Traffic Advisory Service and CENRAP are not NOTAM D and shall be carried as aeronautical information. NOTAMs associated with any affected service will be prefaced with the contraction SVC as a keyword following the Location Identifier.

5-5-2. NOTAM (D) SERVICES

a. The flight service specialist is responsible for formatting the information correctly.

NOTE-
The examples used in this order are representative of the format discussed in this paragraph.

b. For guidance on NOTAM D composition, see paragraph 4-2-1, NOTAM Composition.

c. Commissioning, decommissioning, or outage of TWRs, APPs, RAPCONs, AFSSs, FSSs, and ARTCCs that are part of the NAS.

d. Hazardous In flight Weather Advisory Service (HIWAS):

1. Outage of HIWAS service outlets must be advertised as a separate NOTAM for each outlet.

EXAMPLE-
!LYH LYH SVC HIWAS OUTLET OTS

NOTE-
HIWAS is considered a service because it is broadcast and not a two-way communication system.

2. Commissioning or non-availability of a new HIWAS outlet.

EXAMPLE-
!LYH LYH SVC HIWAS OUTLET 122.0 CMSND

NOTE-
Individual outlet NOTAMs shall be issued by the FSS facility that has NOTAM responsibility for the outlet after notification by the HIWAS broadcast facility.

e. Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS).

EXAMPLE-
!BZN BZN SVC ATIS OTS

5-5-3. HOURS OF OPERATION

Disseminate the following conditions as NOTAM:

a. Change in the hours of operation an air traffic control facility or a service; for example, EFAS, due to other than seasonal daylight time changes.

EXAMPLES-
!ROA ROA SVC TWR CLSD TIL 0912061330

!SHD SHD SVC TWR 1215-0300 MON-FRI/1430-2300 SAT/1600-0100/SUN TIL 0910170100

!GNV 31J SVC TWR CLSD 0300-1215 MON-FRI/2300-1430 SAT/0100-1600/SUN TIL 0910301600

b. Establishment of a temporary air traffic control tower. Specify the frequency(ies) to be used and, if necessary, how the frequency(ies) are to be used.

EXAMPLE-
!PBF PBF SVC TEMPO TWR 121.0 1400-2100 DLY

NOTE-
Services for a temporary tower are available between 1400 and 2100 daily, and frequency 121.0 will be used to control aircraft on all movement areas and traffic patterns.

EXAMPLE-
!PBF PBF SVC TEMPO TWR LC 121.0 1400-2100 DLY

NOTE-
Services for a temporary tower are available between 1400 and 2100 daily, and frequency 121.0 will be used to control arriving and departing aircraft from the designated runway(s) only. Taxiing will be at pilot's discretion.

EXAMPLE-
!PBF PBF SVC TEMPO TWR LC 121.0 GC 121.7 1400-2100 DLY

NOTE-
Services for a temporary tower are available between 1400 and 2100 daily; frequency 121.0 will be used to control arriving and departing aircraft from the designated runway(s), and 121.7 will be used for controlling taxiing aircraft.

EXAMPLE-
!PBF PBF SVC TEMPO TWR LC/CD 121.0 1400-2100 DLY

NOTE-
Services for a temporary tower are available between 1400 and 2100 daily, and frequency 121.0 will be used to control arriving and departing aircraft from the designated runway(s) and for issuing clearances.

c. Total failure of an air traffic facility (for example, loss of communications, NAVAID monitoring, etc.).

1. Air route traffic control centers (ARTCC).

EXAMPLE-
!DCA ZD SVC WASHINGTON ARTCC OTS

2. Approach control.

EXAMPLES-
!DCA ZDC NC SVC GREENSBORO APPROACH CONTROL OTS

!MCN ZTL NC SVC GREENSBORO APPROACH CONTROL OTS

NOTE-
If an approach control area covers two or more ARTCCs, a NOTAM has to be issued for each ARTCC.

3. Flight service stations.

EXAMPLES-
!MIA ZMA SVC MIAMI AFSS CLSD WEF 0804201520-0804202359

!GNV ZJX SVC ST. PETERSBURG AFSS OTS

NOTE-
If a flight service station's flight plan area covers two or more ARTCCs, a NOTAM has to be issued for each ARTCC.

4. Air traffic control towers.

EXAMPLE-
!GSO GSO SVC TWR OTS

d. Traffic delays due to Presidential and other parties' aircraft operations:

1. Traffic delays required by the arrival and the departure of Presidential aircraft.

2. Transmit the NOTAM at least 8 hours in advance. The time period the NOTAM will be in effect will normally be 15 minutes before to 15 minutes after the arrival and the departure times. Avoid any reference to Presidential activities.

EXAMPLES-
!LIT LIT SVC ATC DLA WEF 0710131800-0710131830

!LIT LIT SVC ATC DLA WEF 0710132100-0710132130

NOTE-
Presidential aircraft includes the aircraft and the entourage of the President, the Vice President, or other public figures designated by the White House.

REFERENCE-
FAAO JO 7210.3, Chapter 5. Section 1. Presidential Aircraft, and FAAO 2100.6, Flight Restrictions in the Proximity of the Presidential and Other Parties.

e. Traffic Management Program Alerts (TMPA)

1. When requested by the associated arrival ARTCC TMU, issue an alerting NOTAM for each airport where an arrival/departure reservation is required. NOTAMs should be in the self-canceling format whenever possible.

EXAMPLES-
!ORL ORL SVC TMPA SEE NTAP RSVN RQRD WEF 0710211400-0710270200

!LAL LAL SVC TMPA SEE TM MSG RSVN RQRD 1300-0159 DLY

NOTE-
Details of each traffic management program are published in Part 4 of the NTAP or included in a special traffic management program advisory message.

2. When a flow control message (arrival delays (for example, arrival delays, ground stops, ground delays, airborne holding, etc.)) is received from the Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC), the tie-in AFSS/FSS for the affected airport(s) must issue a NOTAM(s) in the self canceling format.

EXAMPLES-
!JFK JFK SVC TMPA SEE ATCCC MSG WEF 0710231900-0710232300

!JFK JFK SVC TMPA SEE ATCCC MSG TIL 0710232300

5-5-4.  FUEL UNAVAILABILITY

Issue a NOTAM if any type of fuel, as published, is temporarily unavailable.

EXAMPLE-
!CXO ARM SVC 100LL FUEL UNAVBL WEF 0711011200-0711041800

5-5-5.  NOTAM (D) WEATHER AND WEATHER REPORTING EQUIPMENT

a. Accept NOTAM information on Federal AWOS-3 systems from technical operations personnel. They are responsible for system monitoring and for requesting that NOTAMs be issued by the associated FSSs.

NOTE-
Technical operations personnel are responsible for requesting that NOTAMs be issued by the associated FSSs when the following occur: (1) total system failure (which includes date-time code failures); and (2) altimeter setting is reported as “missing.” AWOS-3 weather reports will be disseminated with missing report elements including altimeter setting. The letter “M” will appear in place of any missing elements. No report will be disseminated when there is a total system failure.

1. When malfunctions or discrepancies are reported to a facility, they shall be verified by any of the following methods:

(a) A certified observer, airport manager, or fixed base operator at the observation site.

(b) Reports regarding a given observation by two (2) pilots within two (2) miles of the airport prior to the observation.

(c) Technical operations personnel.

2. When verified, issue a NOTAM and notify the responsible technical operations office of the discrepancy, unless they reported the outage. If notified of system failure or other irregularity by other than a technical operations office that cannot be verified by the methods given above, forward the information to technical operations office for resolution. Accept NOTAM cancellation information only from the responsible technical operations office.

b. Accept NOTAM information on ASOS from the forecast office. The person on duty at the forecast office will request that NOTAMs be issued regarding ASOS system malfunctions. When malfunctions or discrepancies of an ASOS system are reported to a facility, they will be reported to the forecast office. Accept NOTAM cancellation information only from the forecast office.

c. The flight service specialist is responsible for formatting the information correctly.

NOTE-
The examples in this order are representative of the format discussed in the paragraph.

d. For guidance on NOTAM D composition, see paragraph 4-2-1, NOTAM Composition.

e. Disseminate the following conditions as NOTAM:

1. Commissioning or decommissioning of weather reporting. When commissioning an automated system which has a frequency/telephone number, include that information in the NOTAM.

EXAMPLES-
!DAN DAN SVC AWOS-3 CMSN 120.3/202-426-8000

!INT INT SVC LAWRS CMSN

!DRT DRT SVC AMOS DCMSN

!PBF PBF SVC WX REP DCMSN

2. The failure or nonavailability of weather reporting.

EXAMPLE-
!DAN DAN SVC AWOS-3 ALSTG NOT AVBL

NOTE-
The AWOS-3 altimeter setting is being reported as “missing” on the weather report.

!DDC DDC SVC WX REP NOT AVBL 0600-2200 DLY

EXAMPLE-
!PBF PBF SVC WX REP NOT AVBL

NOTE-
The nonautomated weather reporting service provided by the FAA or the NWS is not available as published.

3. AWOS unreliable/inaccurate elements.

EXAMPLES-
!MLC MLC SVC ALSTG UNREL

!PWA PWA SVC CIG UNREL

!COU COU SVC WND UNREL

!SJT SJT SVC T UNREL

!DRI DRI SVC CIG/VIS UNREL

NOTE-
Any element(s); i.e., ceiling, visibility, wind, temperature, dew point, and altimeter setting, being disseminated in the weather report is unreliable and/or inaccurate.

4. The broadcast frequency of the ASOS or AWOS is inoperative or returned to service.

EXAMPLES-
!DAN DAN SVC AWOS 120.3 OTS

!LOZ LOZ SVC ASOS 119.075 RTS

NOTE-
The failure of the telephone line and/or circuit used for connection to WMSC shall not be the basis for a NOTAM.

5-5-6.  LOW LEVEL WINDSHEAR ALERT SYSTEM (LLWAS)

Issue a NOTAM if a system failure rendering the LLWAS unusable is reported. NOTAMs are not issued for failure of individual system components, such as a remote sensor(s).

EXAMPLE-
!IAD IAD SVC LLWAS OTS

5-5-7.  RUNWAY VISUAL RANGE

Issue a NOTAM on runway visual range (RVR), RVR midpoint (RVRM), RVR touchdown (RVRT), and RVR rollout (RVRR). NOTAMs are not issued for failure of individual system components, such as a remote sensor.

EXAMPLES-
!BWI BWI SVC RWY 10 RVRR OTS

!BWI BWI SVC RWY 28 RVR OTS

5-5-8.  TERMINAL DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR (TDWR)

Issue a NOTAM if a system failure rendering the TDWR unusable is reported. NOTAMs are not issued for failure of individual system components, such as a remote sensor.

EXAMPLES-
!BWI BWI SVC TDWR OTS

!BWI BWI SVC TDWR CMSND

5-5-9.  RADAR SERVICES

Radar is out and expected by technical operations personnel to remain out for more than 30 minutes. Radar services for en route facilities are described using ARSR. Radar services for terminal facilities are described using GCA, SSR, PAR, and TAR. The contraction “RADAR SVC” must not be used. When describing the radar service, do not use the model number. The identifier used for the issuance of NOTAMs for en route facilities shall be the name of the ARSR site affected. List the service restrictions with reference to the nearest NAVAID. Identifiers used for the issuance of NOTAMs for terminal facilities must be the location identifier affected.

EXAMPLE-
!ZTL ZTL SVC MAIDEN ARSR OTS TFC NONRADAR ON AIRWAYS/NO FLT FLWG AOB 10000 W/I 50NM BZM VOR WEF 0911081300-0911122100

!ZHU MOB SVC ARSR OTS WEF 0910301200-
0910301730

!IAD IAD SVC TAR/SSR OTS

!DCA DAA SVC GCA UNAVBL

!DCA ADW SVC PAR OTS

!CRW CRW SVC TAR OTS

!CRW CRW SVC SSR OTS

 

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