U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
Air Traffic Organization Policy

ORDER
JO 7210.3W
Effective Date:
February 11, 2010
 
     
Subject:  Facility Operation and Administration

Includes: Change 1 dated 8/26/2010, Change 2 dated 3/10/2011, and
Change 3 dated 8/25/11

 

 

Briefing Guide
Basic

Table of Contents

Paragraph
Number

Title

1-2-4

WORD MEANINGS

1-2-5

ABBREVIATIONS

2-1-7

AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE (ATS) CONTINUITY

2-1-18

LAND-BASED AIR DEFENSE IDENTIFICATION ZONE (ADIZ)/AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL (ATC) SECURITY SERVICES

2-2-3

POSITION RESPONSIBILITY

2-6-2

WATCH SUPERVISION ASSIGNMENTS

3-1-2

PERIODIC MAINTENANCE

3-1-6

ENGINE GENERATOR TRANSFER PROCEDURES FOR ANTICIPATED POWER FAILURE

3-7-3

ATC RADAR BEACON SYSTEM DECODER CONTROL BOX CHECKS

4-6-6

FAA FORM 7230-10, POSITION LOG

4-7-4

UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT (UFO) REPORTS

5-3-3

NOTIFICATION OF DOE REPORTED ACCIDENT/UNREPORTED AIRCRAFT

6-9-1

GENERAL

6-9-5

NON-RVSM REQUIREMENTS

8-1-2

ALTRV FLIGHT DATA PROCESSING

20-4-1

DOMESTIC EVENTS NETWORK (DEN)

20-4-2

PRESIDENTIAL MOVEMENT

1. PARAGRAPH NUMBER AND TITLE: 1-2-4. WORD MEANINGS

2. BACKGROUND: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued Order 1000.36, FAA Writing Standards, to ensure that plain language standards apply to all FAA-written documents. Plain language standards use “must” as a word of requirement (indicating that an action is mandatory) rather than the word “shall,” which is more ambiguous, regularly misused, breeds litigation, and is not used in common speech. Throughout the Air Traffic Directives (such as FAA Order JO 7110.65 and FAA Order JO 7210.3), both “must” and “shall” are used, though “must” is not currently defined. This DCP adds the definition of “must” and clarifies word usage. Additional information on “must versus shall” and plain language benefits are available at http://www.plainlanguage.gov.

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1-2-4. WORD MEANINGS

 

1-2-3. WORD MEANINGS

As used in this order:

 

As used in this order:

a. Shall, or an action verb in the imperative sense, means a procedure is mandatory.

 

a. “Shall” or “must” means a procedure is mandatory.

b. Should means a procedure is recommended.

 

b. “Should” means a procedure is recommended.

c. May and need not mean a procedure is optional.

 

c. “May” and “need not” mean a procedure is optional.

d. Will indicates futurity, not a requirement for the application of a procedure.

 

d. “Will” indicates futurity, not a requirement for application of a procedure.

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e. “Shall not” or “must not” means a procedure is prohibited.

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1. PARAGRAPH NUMBER AND TITLE: 1-2-5. ABBREVIATIONS, and 4-7-4. UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT (UFO) REPORTS

2. BACKGROUND: Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS) is a new organization that is devoted to exploration of extremely advanced aerospace technology, including the so-called unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) or unidentified flying object (UFO) topics. In 2001, another of Mr. Bigelow's organizations, the National Institute for Discovery Sciences (NIDS), succeeded in becoming the “go-to” organization for the reporting by pilots and air traffic control of UFOs in the United States. NIDS is now defunct and has been replaced by the larger, more capable BAASS. Therefore, pilot and air traffic control reporting of UFOs in the United States should now go to BAASS, vice NIDS. So we are deleting the NIDS acronym and adding the BAASS acronym.

Also, an editorial change modifies the meaning of the acronym DP and removes Weather Service Forecast Office (WSFO) which has been replaced with Weather Forecast Office (WFO).

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Abbreviations

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Abbreviations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meaning

 

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BAASS

Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies

 

 

DP

Display processor

 

DP

Instrument Departure Procedure

 

 

NIDS

National Institute of Discovery Sciences

 

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WFO

Weather Forecast Office

 

 

WSFO

Weather Service Forecast Office

 

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4-7-4. UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT (UFO) REPORTS

 

4-7-4. UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT (UFO) REPORTS

a. Persons wanting to report UFO/Unexplained Phenomena activity should contact an UFO/Unexplained Phenomena Reporting Data Collection Center, such as the National Institute for Discovery Sciences (NIDS), the National UFO Reporting Center, etc.

 

a. Persons wanting to report UFO/unexplained phenomena activity should contact a UFO/ unexplained phenomena reporting data collection center, such as Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS) (voice: 1-877-979-7444 or e-mail: Reporting@baass.org), the National UFO Reporting Center, etc.


1. PARAGRAPH NUMBER AND TITLE: 2-1-7. AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE (ATS) CONTINUITY

2. BACKGROUND: Operations managers-in-charge set operational priorities.

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2-1-7. AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE (ATS) CONTINUITY

 

2-1-7. AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE (ATS) CONTINUITY

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6. A priority list for the restoration of the telephone circuits at all ARTCCs and certain large terminal facilities designated by the Service Area offices. Provide the telephone office serving these facilities with a duplicate of this priority restoration list. Advise the telephone company that the list is applicable only when widespread outages of FAA circuits occur and when restoration would not be in competition with other users. Also, advise the telephone company that priority of restoral is subject to change by the supervisory traffic management coordinator-in-charge (STMCIC) due to changing or unusual circumstances.

 

6. A priority list for the restoration of the telephone circuits at all ARTCCs and certain large terminal facilities designated by the service area offices. Provide the telephone office serving these facilities with a duplicate of this priority restoration list. Advise the telephone company that the list is applicable only when widespread outages of FAA circuits occur and when restoration would not be in competition with other users. The OMIC or designee must advise the telephone company that priority of restoral is subject to change due to changing or unusual circumstances.


1. PARAGRAPH NUMBER AND TITLE: 2-1-18. LAND-BASED AIR DEFENSE IDENTIFICATION ZONE (ADIZ)/AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL (ATC) SECURITY SERVICES

2. BACKGROUND: On Febuary 17, 2009, the Washington DC ADIZ was changed by rulemaking to the Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA). The procedures that will be used for the SFRA are the same as for a land based ADIZ. Additionally, since Washington ARTCC may have to assume the airspace if Potomac TRACON went ATC-0, the reference to Terminal was deleted.

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2-1-18. LAND-BASED AIR DEFENSE IDENTIFICATION ZONE (ADIZ)/AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL (ATC) SECURITY SERVICES

 

2-1-18. WASHINGTON, DC, SPECIAL FLIGHT RULES AREA (DC SFRA)/ATC SECURITY SERVICES

ATC security services are designed to support the national security mission of the FAA and other agencies. A designated Security Services position has area responsibility for the purpose of security service. Such positions do not have airspace jurisdiction and are not ATC operational positions for purposes beyond the scope of this section, i.e., transfer of control, communications, point-out, etc.

 

ATC security services are designed to support the national security mission of the FAA and other agencies. A designated security services position has area responsibility for the purpose of security service. Such positions do not have airspace jurisdiction and are not ATC operational positions for purposes beyond the scope of this section, for example, transfer of control, communications, point-out, etc.


1. PARAGRAPH NUMBER AND TITLE: 2-2-3. POSITION RESPONSIBILITY

2. BACKGROUND: This paragraph delegates responsibility to the Air Traffic managers to manage and control position assignments. At the ATCSCC, this change will allow more than one NTMO, TMSIC, and/or TMS to be signed on a control position at a time.

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2-2-3. POSITION RESPONSIBILITY

 

2-2-3. POSITION RESPONSIBILITY

Air traffic managers shall ensure that only one certified air traffic controller is signed on and responsible for each open position, to include consolidated positions, at any given time.

 

Air traffic managers must ensure that only one certified air traffic controller is signed on and responsible for each open position, to include consolidated positions, at any given time. At the ATCSCC, the national traffic management officer (NTMO), traffic management specialist-in-charge (TMSIC), and traffic management specialist (TMS) work as a team in order to accomplish the traffic management goals of an entire operational area. Due to the management functionality involved in overseeing the NAS, more than one NTMO, TMSIC, and/or TMS can be signed on and responsible for an open and/or consolidated control position.


1. PARAGRAPH NUMBER AND TITLE: 2-6-2. WATCH SUPERVISION ASSIGNMENTS

2. BACKGROUND: When two or more supervisors are on duty, one shall be designated as in charge.

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2-6-2. WATCH SUPERVISION ASSIGNMENTS

 

2-6-2. WATCH SUPERVISION ASSIGNMENTS

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b. Where authorized, when two or more operations managers are assigned to the shift, one must be designated as the Operations Manager in Charge (OMIC). The OMIC is responsible for the day-to-day, shift by shift, management of the control room operation.

b. When two or more supervisory traffic management coordinators (STMC) are on duty, one shall be assigned as supervisory traffic management coordinator-in-charge (STMCIC).

 

c. When two or more supervisory traffic management coordinators (STMC) are on duty, one shall be assigned as supervisory traffic management coordinator-in-charge (STMCIC).

c. When two or more operations supervisors (OS) are on duty, one shall be assigned as operations supervisor-in-charge (OSIC).

 

d. When two or more operations supervisory personnel are on duty in an operational area (for example, radar room, tower, ARTCC area, etc.), one must be assigned as in charge.

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NOTE-
These “in charge” personnel may be called OSIC, front line manager-in-charge (FLMIC), or other names designated by the facility manager.

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1. PARAGRAPH NUMBER AND TITLE: 3-1-2. PERIODIC MAINTENANCE

2. BACKGROUND: OMIC/OSIC are key resources for operational management decisions.

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3-1-2. PERIODIC MAINTENANCE

 

3-1-2. PERIODIC MAINTENANCE

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b. If conditions prevent approval of the shutdown at the time requested, the STMCIC should cooperate fully and work with Technical Operations personnel in arranging an alternative time. Ordinarily, shutdowns of air traffic system components should be planned to occur during the hours of least traffic activity regardless of the time of day.

 

b. If conditions prevent approval of the shutdown at the time requested, the OMIC/OSIC should cooperate fully and work with Technical Operations personnel in arranging an alternative time. Ordinarily, shutdowns of air traffic system components should be planned to occur during the hours of least traffic activity regardless of the time of day.

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The OMIC/OSIC should coordinate with System Operations Traffic Management in determining alternate times.


1. PARAGRAPH NUMBER AND TITLE: 3-1-6. ENGINE GENERATOR TRANSFER PROCEDURES FOR ANTICIPATED POWER FAILURE

2. BACKGROUND: Operations managers-in-charge should have situational awareness of operational issues.

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3-1-6. ENGINE GENERATOR TRANSFER PROCEDURES FOR ANTICIPATED POWER FAILURE

 

3-1-6. ENGINE GENERATOR TRANSFER PROCEDURES FOR ANTICIPATED POWER FAILURE

a. STMCIC or OSIC at terminal facilities and ARTCCs shall inform the Systems Engineer (SE) or other appropriate Technical Operations supervisor of any severe storm activity approaching the facility.

 

a. STMCIC or OSIC at terminal facilities and ARTCCs shall inform the systems engineer (SE) or other appropriate Technical Operations supervisor of any severe storm activity approaching the facility. The STMCIC or OSIC must advise the OMIC.

b. At facilities without an operational power conditioning system (PCS), STMCIC or OSIC shall coordinate with the SE or other appropriate Technical Operations supervisor to determine a mutually acceptable time to change to/from generator power.

 

b. At facilities without an operational power conditioning system (PCS), the STMCIC or OSIC must coordinate with the SE or other appropriate Technical Operations supervisor to determine a mutually acceptable time to change to/from generator power.


1. PARAGRAPH NUMBER AND TITLE: 3-7-3. ATC RADAR BEACON SYSTEM DECODER CONTROL BOX CHECKS

2. BACKGROUND: Operations management shall be notified of any malfunction of the ATC Radar Beacon System Decoder Box, record it on FAA Form 7230-4, and advise Technical Operations of the malfunction.

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3-7-3. ATC RADAR BEACON SYSTEM DECODER CONTROL BOX CHECKS

 

3-7-3. ATC RADAR BEACON SYSTEM DECODER CONTROL BOX CHECKS

NOTE-
Not Applicable to STARS.

 

No Change

Facility air traffic managers shall ensure that radar controllers perform daily performance checks of the decoder control box as follows:

 

No Change

a. Each controller is responsible for determining on a day-to-day basis if the operation of his/her decoder control box is satisfactory for ATC purposes. Decoder control box performance can be determined by checking all switches, thumbwheel code selectors, and selected channels to ensure that they are functioning properly. The actual operation of each channel should be checked by decoding a known target sequentially on each channel and observing it on both double and single slash. Notify the STMCIC if a malfunction is observed.

 

a. Each controller is responsible for determining on a day-to-day basis if the operation of his/her decoder control box is satisfactory for ATC purposes. Decoder control box performance can be determined by checking all switches, thumbwheel code selectors, and selected channels to ensure that they are functioning properly. The actual operation of each channel should be checked by decoding a known target sequentially on each channel and observing it on both double and single slash. Notify the OMIC/OSIC if a malfunction is observed.

b. STMCICs shall make an entry on FAA Form 7230-4 of any malfunctions and report same to the Technical Operations personnel on duty.

 

b. OMICs/OSICs must make an entry on FAA Form 7230-4 of any malfunctions and report same to the Technical Operations personnel on duty.


1. PARAGRAPH NUMBER AND TITLE: 4-6-6. FAA FORM 7230-10, POSITION LOG

2. BACKGROUND: In recent years, many new terminal position types have been created, but the order has not been updated to reflect them. Additionally, in the absence of a revised order listing the names of the new position types, facilities have been making up their own names for certain types of positions. There has been no consistency in the names they have used. Consequently, when facilities enter position types into the computer (for example, to update “Business Objects”), it is difficult to relate the information from one facility to the information provided by another facility.

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4-6-6. FAA FORM 7230-10, POSITION LOG

 

4-6-6. FAA FORM 7230-10, POSITION LOG

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TBL 4-6-2
Field 3 - Terminal

TBL 4-6-2
Field 3 - Terminal

 

 

Designator

Position

 

Designator

Position

 

AD

Arrival Data Radar

Tower

AG

Assistant Ground Control

AC

Approach Control Cab

AL

Assistant Local Control

CC

Coordinator Cab

AP

Approach Control

CD

Clearance Devlivery

AR

Arrival Control Radar

FD

Flight Data

CC

Coordinator Tower

GA

Ground Control Assistant

CD

Clearance Delivery

GC

Ground Control

CI

Coordinator Radar

GH

Gate Hold

DC

Departure Control

LA

Local Control Assistant

DD

Departure Data Radar

LC

Local Control

DR

Departure Control Radar

SC

Supervision Cab

 

FD

Flight Data

 

TRACON

 

 

FM

Final Monitor

 

AP

Approach Control TRACON

 

GC

Ground Control

AR

Arrival Radar

GH

Gate Hold

CI

Coordinator TRACON

HO

Handoff

DI

Data TRACON

LC

Local Control

DR

Departure Radar

OT

Other

FM

Final Monitor Radar

PR

Precision Approach Radar

FR

Final Radar

 

ST

Satellite

 

HO

Handoff TRACON

 

 

TC

Terminal Control

 

NR

Non-Radar Approach Control

 

 

TM

Traffic Management

 

PR

Precision Approach Radar

 

 

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SI

Supervision TRACON

 

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SR

Satellite Radar

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Tower/TRACON

 

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TM

Traffic Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1. PARAGRAPH NUMBER AND TITLE: 5-3-3. NOTIFICATION OF DOE REPORTED ACCIDENT/UNREPORTED AIRCRAFT

2. BACKGROUND: Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) operations management is a responsibility of the Operations Manager-in-Charge (OMIC) rather than the Supervisory Traffic Management Coordinator or Supervisory Traffic Management Coordinator-in-Charge (STMCIC).

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5-3-3. NOTIFICATION OF DOE REPORTED ACCIDENT/UNREPORTED AIRCRAFT

In the event a RAC flight is involved in an accident, inform the STMCIC of the appropriate center so that he/she may immediately notify local and state rescue and law enforcement authorities of the accident and tell them that the flight was transporting radioactive/high explosive materials. The STMCIC shall then notify the DOE duty officer in Albuquerque, NM, of the accident via urgent collect telephone: (505) 845-4667. The duty officer shall also be notified whenever a loss of radio/radar occurs en route or the flight is overdue at the destination.

 

In the event a RAC flight is involved in an accident, inform the STMCIC of the appropriate ARTCC so that he/she may immediately notify local and state rescue and law enforcement authorities of the accident and tell them that the flight was transporting radioactive/high explosive materials. The STMCIC must then notify the DEN air traffic security coordinator (ATSC), and the ATSC will notify the DOE Operations Control Center of the accident via urgent telephone call at (702) 295-0311. The STMCIC must be informed whenever a loss of radio/radar occurs en route or the flight is overdue at the destination. The STMCIC must then notify the OMIC and the ATSC, and the ATSC will notify the DOE duty officer.


1. PARAGRAPH NUMBER AND TITLE: 6-9-1. GENERAL

2. BACKGROUND: An agreement was reached between the FAA and Department of Defense (DOD) to include DOD certified aircraft, operated by U.S. Government agencies, in the definition of DOD Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) excepted aircraft. Service providers need clarification and guidance on what a “DOD certified aircraft” is so exceptions can be granted, as appropriate.

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6-9-1. GENERAL

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The following non-RVSM aircraft are exceptions to the exclusive RVSM airspace however, access will be on a workload-permitting basis:
a. DOD aircraft.

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b. Lifeguard aircraft.
c. Aircraft being flown by manufacturers for development and certification.
d. Foreign State aircraft.

 

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The following non-RVSM aircraft are exceptions to the exclusive RVSM airspace. However, access will be on a workload-permitting basis:
a. DOD aircraft

b. DOD certified aircraft operated by NASA (T38, F15, F18, WB57, S3, and U2 aircraft only).

c. Lifeguard aircraft.
d. Aircraft being flown by manufacturers for development and certification.
e. Foreign State aircraft.

2. Aircraft not approved for RVSM operations may transition through RVSM airspace to operate above or below.

 

2. Aircraft not approved for RVSM operations may transition through RVSM airspace to operate above or below.


1. PARAGRAPH NUMBER AND TITLE: 6-9-5. NON-RVSM REQUIREMENTS

2. BACKGROUND: An agreement was reached between the FAA and DoD to include DOD certified aircraft, operated by U.S. Government agencies, in the definition of DoD RVSM excepted aircraft. Service providers need clarification and guidance on what a “DOD certified aircraft” is so exceptions can be granted as appropriate.

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6-9-5. NON-RVSM REQUIREMENTS

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b. DOD, Lifeguard, aircraft operated by manufacturers for certification and development, and Foreign State exception aircraft will be accommodated in RVSM airspace on a workload permitting basis.

 

b. DOD, DOD certified aircraft operated by NASA (T38, F15, F18, WB57, S3, and U2 aircraft only), Lifeguard, aircraft operated by manufacturers for certification and development, and Foreign State exception aircraft will be accommodated in RVSM airspace on a workload permitting basis.


1. PARAGRAPH NUMBER AND TITLE: 8-1-2. ALTRV FLIGHT DATA PROCESSING

2. BACKGROUND: Anchorage ARTCC (ZAN) is not receiving all military flight plans on aircraft operating to or through the Anchorage Flight Information Regions (FIR). ZAN is an international facility that requires all flight plans be received in ICAO format. Altitude Reservations (ALTRV) and other military flight plans are often entered by Flight Data or the Military Operations Specialist (MOS) at other facilities. ZAN uses two systems, Flight Data Processing 2000 (FDP2000) and Ocean 21, one being primarily domestic and the other oceanic. ZAN requires flight plans be addressed to both systems (PAZAZQZX {FDP2000}, PAZNZQZX {Ocean21}).

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8-1-2. ALTRV FLIGHT DATA PROCESSING

 

8-1-2. ALTRV FLIGHT DATA PROCESSING

a. Facilities shall process ALTRV flight plans as follows:

 

a. Facilities must process ALTRV flight plans as follows:

1. Classified ALTRV data, stationary and/or flight plan information, shall not be entered into the computer, processed, stored, or transmitted by the computer unless specific declassification data is provided, e.g., “declassified for NOTAM/computer flight plan processing 24 hours in advance.” In the absence of declassified data, process this information manually and pass to only those personnel with a need-to-know. All data shall be marked with the appropriate level of security classification, collected when the need-to-know is completed and destroyed according to security guidelines.

 

1. Classified ALTRV data, stationary and/or flight plan information, must not be entered into the computer, processed, stored, or transmitted by the computer unless specific declassification data is provided; for example, “declassified for NOTAM/computer flight plan processing 24 hours in advance.” In the absence of declassified data, process this information manually and pass to only those personnel with a need to know. All data must be marked with the appropriate level of security classification, collected when notification to all applicable parties is completed, and destroyed according to security guidelines.

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The use of a mission plan (MP) message is not authorized for processing classified ALTRV flight plans.

 

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The use of a mission plan message is not authorized for processing classified ALTRV flight plans.

2. The MOS at the departure ARTCC or where the ALTRV begins shall ensure that unclassified ALTRV missions be entered into the NAS computer to destination or to ALTRV end point.

 

2. The military operations specialist at the departure ARTCC or where the ALTRV begins must ensure that unclassified ALTRV missions are entered into the NAS computer to destination or to ALTRV end point.

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3. All flight plans for military aircraft (including ALTRVs) to or through the Anchorage FIRs must be given normal addressing plus PAZAZQZX and PAZNZQZX.

3. Unclassified ALTRV flight plans that have a block altitude change shall be entered to the destination airport or ALTRV end point. An “XXX” shall be entered into the route of flight immediately after each fix at which a block altitude change is to occur to prevent the production of flight progress strips containing erroneous altitude information. The air traffic specialist working the area at which the “XXX” has been entered, shall change the mission block altitude to that which has been previously coordinated then remove the “XXX” so that the correct block altitude will be processed to subsequent facilities.

 

4. Unclassified ALTRV flight plans that have a block altitude change must be entered to the destination airport or ALTRV end point. An “XXX” must be entered into the route of flight immediately after each fix where a block altitude change is to occur to prevent the production of flight progress strips containing erroneous altitude information. The air traffic specialist working the area where the “XXX” has been entered must change the mission block altitude to what was previously coordinated and remove the “XXX” so that the correct block altitude will be processed to subsequent facilities.

b. The facility officer designated military liaison and security duties is responsible for the development and implementation of methods for assuring the accuracy and the completeness of ALTRV flight plan and control information.

 

b. The facility officer who has been designated military liaison and security duties is responsible for the development and implementation of methods for assuring the accuracy and the completeness of ALTRV flight plan and control information.

c. Estimates and revisions of ALTRV flight plans not processed on-line shall be forwarded via the Aeronautical Information System from facility to facility.

 

c. Estimates and revisions of ALTRV flight plans not processed online must be forwarded via the Aeronautical Information System from facility to facility.


1. PARAGRAPH NUMBER AND TITLE: 20-4-1. DOMESTIC EVENTS NETWORK (DEN)

2. BACKGROUND: The original intent was to have all security related incidents reported on the DEN. The reference to CONUS created a large gap in the NAS for reporting security related incidents. Also, System Operations Security has been given the authority to direct field facilities to participate on the DEN during security related incidents.

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20-4-1. DOMESTIC EVENTS NETWORK (DEN)

 

20-4-1. DOMESTIC EVENTS NETWORK (DEN)

a. Domestic Event Network (DEN). A 24/7 FAA sponsored telephonic conference call network that includes all of the air route traffic control centers (ARTCC) in the U.S. It also includes various other governmental agencies that monitor the DEN. The purpose of the DEN is to provide timely notification to the appropriate authority that there is an emerging air-related problem or incident within the CONUS. The DEN is managed and facilitated by ATSCs under the direction of Tactical Operations Security.

 

a. Domestic Event Network (DEN). A 24/7 FAA sponsored telephonic conference call network (recorded) that includes all of the air route traffic control centers (ARTCC) in the United States. It also includes various other Governmental agencies that monitor the DEN. The purpose of the DEN is to provide timely notification to the appropriate authority that there is an emerging air-related problem or incident.

b. Required ATC Facility DEN participation.

 

b. Required ATC facility DEN participation.

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3. Approach control facilities shall participate on the DEN during President of the United States (POTUS) TFRs or National Special Security Events (NSSEs) affecting their area.

 

3. Approach control facilities must participate on the DEN during President of the United States (POTUS) TFRs, National Special Security Events (NSSE) affecting their area, or when directed by System Operations Security or the DEN Air Traffic Security Coordinator (ATSC).

4. ATCT shall participate on the DEN during arrival and departure phase of POTUS, Vice President of the United States (VPOTUS) and First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) movements.

 

4. ATCT must participate on the DEN during arrival and departure phase of POTUS, Vice President of the United States (VPOTUS), First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) movements, or when directed by System Operations Security or the DEN ATSC.


1. PARAGRAPH NUMBER AND TITLE: 20-4-2. PRESIDENTIAL MOVEMENT

2. BACKGROUND: System Operations Security is responsibile for all POTUS, VPOTUS, FLOTUS, and USSS directed VIP movements. The paragraphs were modified to reflect these responsibilities. The location of the above individuals must not be transmitted over the DEN.

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20-4-2. PRESIDENTIAL MOVEMENT

 

20-4-2. PRESIDENTIAL/UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE (USSS) SUPPORTED VIP MOVEMENT

a. Strategic Operations Security, System Operations Support Center (SOSC), 202-267-8276, is responsible for the coordination, planning and timely communication of presidential movements and associated security measures.

 

a. Strategic Operations Security, System Operations Support Center (SOSC), (202) 267- 8276, is responsible for the coordination, planning, and timely communication of POTUS, VPOTUS, FLOTUS, or USSS supported VIP movements and associated security measures.

b. Tactical Operations Security is responsible for the real-time coordination of presidential movement and tactical adjustments to security initiatives as coordinated with the United States Secret Service (USSS).

 

b. Tactical Operations Security is responsible for the real-time coordination of POTUS, VPOTUS, FLOTUS, or USSS supported VIP movement and tactical adjustments to security initiatives as coordinated with the USSS.

c. Tactical Operations Security personnel, working in conjunction with the USSS, are the final authority on adjustments to or implementation of no-notice security measures regarding presidential movement.

 

c. Tactical Operations Security personnel, working in conjunction with the USSS, are the final authority on adjustments to or implementation of no-notice security measures regarding POTUS, VPOTUS, FLOTUS, or USSS supported VIP movement.

d. When possible, all coordination regarding presidential security initiatives will be coordinated on the DEN. At no time should the exact location of A1 or the President be transmitted over the DEN.

 

d. All security initiative coordination regarding POTUS, VPOTUS, FLOTUS, or USSS supported VIP movements will be coordinated on the DEN. At no time should the exact location of be transmitted over the DEN.

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f. All security related requests to ATC facilities from external agencies (for example, Air and Marine Operations Center [AMOC], Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI], USSS, etc.), unless critical or a life or death situation, must be referred to the DEN at (202) 493-4170.


 

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