Presentation on theme: "DIGITAL NOTAM TRANSITION"— Presentation transcript:
1 DIGITAL NOTAM TRANSITION Why are we here? Accurate, concise, real-time aeronautical informationDIGITAL NOTAM TRANSITIONMoving Forward!
2 NOTAM MODERNIZATION AIM Segment 1 Program Policy Alignment with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)Working on new NOTAM manual to coincide with International policies and goals.Modernization of Automation for NOTAM Entry and Distribution.Streamline domestic NOTAM entry by working directly with airport operators.We are almost to where we are today, this way you have a better picture of why and how we are moving forward and including you, the airport operator in a more primary role in the NOTAM process.
3 Modernization Tracks Improve the quality of NOTAMs Provide meaningful informationEnhance NOTAM interpretationGraphical depiction necessaryImprove reliability and accessibilityDigital data exchange will enhance filtering and sortingConform to ICAO standardsProvide a single source for all NOTAMsOne collection and distribution point for all informationConsolidate inefficient legacy systems for improved customer serviceBalance diverse customer needsAirlines, ATC, General Aviation, International, MilitaryHow do we improve the quality of NOTAMs…it became clear that after all of this was debated, the NOTAM source was the starting point! Who is that…The in putter of the data.By the way, the entire NOTAM Standardization Briefing is available on the FAA Airports regulations site where this briefing is referenced…Titled NOTAM Briefing: Guidance for NOTAM D Standardization.
4 This slide from the FAA Modernization Plan is what the future input of the FNS will look like.
5 Current NOTAM Status Digital NOTAM Entry live test now underway Working on future Direct Entry of NOTAMs by airports, bypassing flight serviceDevelopment underway for ICAO formatted NOTAMsAirports being utilized are:FAI, DEN, ACY, FWA, ORF, RIC, DCA, MDW, MEM, IAD, BWI, ORDDirect entry by the originator will improve speed and accuracy of NOTAM publicationDigital NOTAM Entry can output the NOTAM in U.S. domestic NOTAM format, ICAO format, and plain language formatThe two major developments being worked are the last two, while the others are in place.By eliminating flight service, the potential for errors is reduced thus improving safety considerably as long as the proper tools are in place to facilitate this at the airport input level. The ICAO piece will also be transparent, that is, you the operator will still have the same template for input, but the system or outside source will display either of three versions. Plain text, ICAO format or current NOTAM format.
6 NOTAM Keywords (Current) Effective November 2010 All (D) NOTAM shall be prefaced with a keyword:AD AerodromeAIRSPACE AirspaceAPRON ApronCOM CommunicationsNAV NAVAID(O) Other Aeronautical InformationOBST ObstructionsRAMP Ramp (Goes away Nov 2010)RWY RunwaySVC ServicesTWY Taxiway(U) Unverified Movement AreaThese are the 12 keywords currently in use and mandated by the FAA NOTAM Order You need to put one of these in the front of your NOTAM prior to issuance to flight service . This is one of the weak areas that the FAA is planning to fix, eliminating the proposed NOTAM from being sent to a flight service station for input into the NOTAM system. We will talk about this later, but this is one major safety factor that needs to be improved upon.
7 NOTAM Keywords (New) Effective November 2010 ODP Obstacle Departure ProcedureSID Standard Instrument DepartureSTAR Standard Terminal ArrivalCHART Chart CorrectionDATA Dataset changeIAP Instrument Approach ProcedureVFP Visual Flight ProcedureROUTE Route change with ATS routesSPECIAL Special Instrument flight procedureO Other Aeronautical InformationNOTE: These new additions are not put in by airport personnel except for possibly (O).Ten New Keywords effective November 2010 pending any last minute changes by the FAA. These changes except for (O) are not put in by airport personnel.
8 Upcoming Changes to NOTAM Input (November 2010) All these changes reflect a transition toward compliance with Annex 15 of the International Civil Aviation Organization and FAA’s new policies and procedures to meet these goals.Start and End Times must be used in a NOTAM.A 10-digit-date-time group must be used to indicate the effective time and expiration time of the NOTAM.Effective time and expiration time must be separated by hyphen (-).10 digits = year, month, day, hour and minute.If duration is uncertain, approximate expiration time must be indicated by using date-time group followed by “EST”.Once used this NOTAM must be cancelled or replaced before the expiration time specified in the NOTAM.WIE, WEF AND UFN is not authorized!Use of TIL is not authorized!
9 Examples of NOTAM Changes Time: !ABC ABC RWY 9/27 CLSDNotice what is missing….WEF before the start time.TIME: !ABC ABC AD CLSD ESTNotice the EST now in use, only underlined for demo purpose.TIME: Start times will either be put in by the operator or a box can be clicked that puts the start time in upon activation.These are all drop down menus on a template supplied to the airport from the FAA or a third party vendor. Web based applications.Keyword: RAMP will no longer be used, to be included under the keyword APRON.!DSM DSM APRON SOUTH CARGO RAMP CLSDKeywords still in use, but without WEF, WIE, UFN AND TIL. Need both start and end time. All of this input data is currently being tested, web based, drop down menus, or free text if no scenario supported by the menus.
10 Digital Goal Sort - Order the data Filter - Geographic, temporal, or logical extractTranspose – Convert data to graphicAlert - Evaluate the data and take actionFuse – Ability to merge multiple datasetsWhile this slide doesn’t help the airport operator so much, it does show what the FAA wants to do with digital data. It moves the agency into the 21st Century along with the rest of the world.
11 Quality AssuranceDirect entry would bypass current procedure of going through flight serviceEliminates third party errorsImproves the quality of the NOTAM for safety purposesShortens the time it takes to put out a NOTAM for all stakeholdersOriginating at the source improves data integrity, traceability and is encoded digitallyValidation is to strict business rulesEliminates incorrect runway numbering and other human typo errors (NASR database tie-in)What we have started today in a formal manner is to not only highlight some areas of concern on the input side of NOTAMs, but to start preparing the airport operator for the next phase of NOTAM issuance.
12 Pilotweb.nas.faa.gov!IAD 03/068 IAD TWY LANE E CLSD BTWN RWY 1C/19C TO TWY Y!IAD 03/067 IAD TWY W4 CLOSED BTN TWY S AND RWY 1C/19C!IAD 03/066 IAD OBST TOWER 735 (315 AGL) SE LGTS OTS (ASR ) TIL!IAD 03/065 (KIAD A0591/10) IAD SVC TAR/SSR OTS WEF!IAD 03/027 IAD TWY K1 ELEVATED GUARD LGTS OTS!IAD 03/013 IAD RWY 1R ALS UNMNT!IAD 03/010 (KIAD A0528/10) IAD RWY 1C PAPI OTS TIL!IAD 03/009 (KIAD A0527/10) IAD RWY 19C PAPI OTS TIL!IAD 03/008 (KIAD A0526/10) IAD TWY J CLSD NORTH OF TWY J1!IAD 03/004 (KIAD A0518/10) IAD TWY W2 CLSD!IAD 03/003 (KIAD A0517/10) IAD RWY 1C/19C CLSD EXC CROSSING AT TWY W3,W4!IAD 02/206 (KIAD A0504/10) IAD NAV RWY 19C ILS LLZ/GP/IM OTS WEF!IAD 02/205 (KIAD A0503/10) IAD NAV RWY 1C ILS LLZ/GP/MM OTS WEF!IAD 02/198 (KIAD A0494/10) IAD SVC RWY 19C RVR OTS WEFThis is what the pilotweb site looks like if we do not access to the web during this briefing. What does the other numbers represent? ICAO NOTAM crossovers….lets briefly discuss this occurrence. NOTAMs issued for International airports in the U.S. also generate an ICAO crossover NOTAM that is transmitted worldwide to other AIS offices/states to be put on their databases. The next slide will show what our current and future ICAO crossover NOTAM will look like.
13 Crossover ICAO NOTAMs (current/future) A0667/10 NOTAMNA) KORD <Facilities>B) <From>C) <To>E) QMRLC RWY 04L/22R CLSD <Text>CROSSOVER ICAO NOTAM (future)A0667/09 NOTAMNQ) KZAU/QMRLC/IV/NBO/A/000/999/4158N08754WE) RWY 04L/22R CLSD <Text>F) <Lower Limit>G) <Upper Limit>Top NOTAM is what the ICAO crossover now looks like going to other states, the bottom NOTAM is what they should and will look like in the near future as the FAA moves to compliance with ICAO guidelines for NOTAMs.
14 Web AccessLets go directly to the FAA’s Web site now in use for testing.Notams.aim.faa.govThe public web site is useful for airport operatorCan check on status of NOTAMsSee if a NOTAM has been accepted by the system (numbered)Verify that it has not been changedGreat Quality Assurance for the airport operatorHopefully, web access can be done at this time, if not, then the following slides can be shown.
15 Notams.aim.faa.gov Useful Links AIM News NOTAM Manual NOTAM D Poster BrochureAIXMFAAAIXM.aeroFederal NOTAM System (FNS) - BetaWelcome!If you have any questions relating to FNS applications please If you need an urgent reponse please contact Shaelynn HalesWhile the page has an all in one design, for presentation purposes the next two slides show what is on the cover page when you go to the web site. While it is a test site and you have access to the public site listed, the database is accurate and the same one as you would see when you go to the pilotweb NOTAM web site that has been changed recently with more features.
16 Notams.aim.faa.gov FNS Applications (Please read warnings below) Public NOTAM Search (Public Access)ATC NOTAM Search (Restricted)Digital NOTAM Entry (Demo)FAA NOTAM NewsIndustry Day Presentations (October 20, 2009):Introduction and Safety BriefAIM Modernization goalsGPS/WAAS Integrity and PredictionAirport GISDigital NOTAM (FNS) ProgressField Implementation: Digital NOTAM Test UpdateDigital NOTAM ATC SearchICAO NOTAM RoadmapQuestions and Answers from NOTAM Industry DayHopefully, this can be demonstrated real time with a web access capability during this presentation.
17 Pilotweb.nas.faa.gov (cover page) HomeAbout PilotWebHelpContact UsFri, 26 Mar :50:25 (UTC)FAA HomeNOTAM Functions Domestic FormatView All ARTCC TFRsView All GPS NOTAMsView CARF NOTAMsView Special NoticesICAO FormatTracks North Atlantic TracksPacific TracksTools Airport Arrival Demand ChartQ-Code Combination SearchRoute Management Tool (RMT)Runway Visual Range (RVR)Special Event Reservations (e-STMP)DisclaimerThis site was redesigned in accordance with the latest FAA web page design policies along with some added enhancements and features, click on More info.. for details. If necessary, the old PilotWeb application is accessible at www2.pilotweb.nas.faa.gov until 23 April, For comments or questions contact NAIMES Technical Support at or (More info...)Aeronautical InformationAdvisories DatabaseATCSCC Operational Information System (OIS)ATCSCC Real-time Airport StatusGraphic TFRsNational Aeronautical Charting Office - NACONOTAM Contractions JOPublished NOTAMsGlobal Navigation Satellite SystemGPS RAIM Prediction - AC90-100WAAS Navigational Service AvailabilityWeather SitesFAA Aviation Digital Data ServiceNOAA Aviation Weather CenterNOAA National Weather ServiceLinksAIM News & UpdatesAOPA Home PageATCSCC Home / ProductsEAA Home PageFAA Home PageFAA Air Traffic Organization (ATO)NBAA Home PageNOTAM RetrievalReport Format Type:Locations:Text Type:NOTAM Search by NumberAccountability or Location:NOTAM Number:Radius SearchLocation:Radius: NMLatitude/Longitude Radius SearchLatitude: ° ´Longitude: ° ´Flight Path Search (Enter from two to five locations below)Buffer(Both Sides): NMInclude: Enroute Airports and Navigational Aids Regulatory Notices ARTCCs/UIRs/FIRs FDC TFR Notices OnlyARTCC Notices, TFRs and Special Notice PageReport Format Type: Include Regulatory Notices (FDC,ZZZ):Select the Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCCs) to receive Notices from:ZAB (KZAB) Albuquerque,NMZAK (KZAK) Oakland OCA/FIRZAN (PAZA) Anchorage,AKZAU (KZAU) Chicago,ILZBW (KZBW) Boston,MAZDC (KZDC) Washington,DCZDV (KZDV) Denver,COZFW (KZFW) Fort Worth,TXZHN (PHZH) Honolulu,HIZHU (KZHU) Houston,TXZID (KZID) Indianapolis,INZJX (KZJX) Jacksonville,FLZKC (KZKC) Kansas City,KSZLA (KZLA) Los Angeles,CAZLC (KZLC) Salt Lake City,UTZMA (KZMA) Miami,FLZME (KZME) Memphis,TNZMP (KZMP) Minneapolis,MNZNY (KZNY) New York,NYZOA (KZOA) Oakland,CAZOB (KZOB) Cleveland,OHZSE (KZSE) Seattle,WAZSU (TJZS) San Juan,PRZTL (KZTL) Atlanta,GAZUA (PGZU) Guam CERAPICAO SearchThe following ICAO search feature will allow a user to search for an ICAO airport and country. Enter up to five locations below, separated by a space.
18 Pilotweb.nas.faa.gov (cover pg cont.) DisclaimerThis site was redesigned in accordance with the latest FAA web page design policies along with some added enhancements and features, click on More info.. for details. If necessary, the old PilotWeb application is accessible at www2.pilotweb.nas.faa.gov until 23 April, For comments or questions contact NAIMES Technical Support at or (More info...)Aeronautical InformationAdvisories DatabaseATCSCC Operational Information System (OIS)ATCSCC Real-time Airport StatusGraphic TFRsNational Aeronautical Charting Office - NACONOTAM Contractions JOPublished NOTAMsGlobal Navigation Satellite SystemGPS RAIM Prediction - AC90-100WAAS Navigational Service AvailabilityWeather SitesFAA Aviation Digital Data ServiceNOAA Aviation Weather CenterHopefully, web access during this presentation will not require us to look at this site in this manner, just for reference when you get back to your airport.
19 Pilotweb.nas.faa.gov (cover pg cont.) NOAA National Weather ServiceLinksAIM News & UpdatesAOPA Home PageATCSCC Home / ProductsEAA Home PageFAA Home PageFAA Air Traffic Organization (ATO)NBAA Home PageNOTAM RetrievalReport Format Type:Locations:Text Type:NOTAM Search by NumberAccountability or Location:
20 Summary of Changes Reclassified civil Local NOTAMs All current local NOTAMs reclassified as D NOTAMsJanuary 28, 2008Created keywords for all D NOTAMs for improved sorting and parsingCreated central repository for all NOTAMsStandardized NOTAM policy with ICAO CommunityPreparation for full ICAO formatElimination of certain time contractionsDigital databaseAs you can see, this is a process that takes time, and after almost 45 years, it may finally happen within a year or so. (ICAO formats for NOTAMs)
21 Changes are coming… Direct Entry of NOTAMs By-passing flight service Near real time availability of informationICAO Formatted NOTAMSOne stop shopping for Aeronautical InformationMore keywordsDigital DatabaseGraphical ProductsSeamless transitionUser Friendly
22 ConclusionsThe Airport Operator is the key player in the issuance of NOTAMsKnows the subject matter/informationResponsible for this data to get out in a safe, timely manner and as close to real time as possibleThis information needs to be concise, yet understandableData needs to be accurate according to the airfield master databaseRunway numbers, taxiway labeling, other identifying featuresIf this first link, in the chain of events that leads to a NOTAM being issued, is flawed then…Safety is compromisedA potential accident can be lurkingIn the future, the airport operator, while having NOTAM responsibility now, will be relied on in a more responsible manner.
23 Conclusions Safety Improvements for NOTAMs… Improved NOTAM training on site with new employeesConstant review of FAA NOTAM Orders, including FAA Airport Advisory CircularsBetter communication at all levels when a NOTAM is being issuedMonitoring of what aeronautical information/NOTAMs are being issued to the publicChecking web sitesPilotwebFAA Beta test site for FNSThird party sitesE-NOTAM systemPhone callsThese can be done now, but in the near future……
24 Linkages pilotweb.nas.faa.gov notams.aim.faa.gov nfdc.faa.gov/aimnews airports-gis.faa.govfaa.gov/atpubstfr.faa.govDepending on your system, you may need to put either or https:// in front of your link to these web sites.
25 Gary Bobik Consultant-Aeronautical Information Thank You!Gary BobikConsultant-Aeronautical Information