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h. 4-3-8. Braking Action Reports and
4-3-9. Runway Friction Reports and

As a result of the Southwest Airlines runway overrun
accident in December 2005, the FAA chartered the
Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment
(TALPA) Work Group to develop a more accurate
way of assessing and reporting runway conditions,
standardize terminology, incorporate airplane
performance capability, and provide the pilot with
better information for landing distance assessment.
This change, to take effect on October 1, 2016,
updates language to better align with TALPA.

i. 4-3-22. Option Approach

This changes adds verbiage advising pilots to inform
air traffic control (ATC) as soon as possible of any
delay clearing the runway during their stop-and-go
or full stop landing.

j. 4-6-4. Flight Planning Into RVSM Airspace

This change clarifies the filing procedures for
Non-RVSM flight plans so that ATC will be properly

alerted on their radar display.
k. 4-7-1. Introduction and Background
4-7-2. Gulf of Mexico 50 NM Lateral
Separation Initiative Web Page: Policy, Proced-
ures and Guidance for Operators and Regulators
4-7-5. Provisions for Accommodation of
NonRNP10 Aircraft (Aircraft Not Authorized
RNP 10 or RNP 4)
4-7-7. RNP 10 or RNP 4 Authorization:
Policy and Procedures for Aircraft and Operators
4-7-8. Flight Planning Requirements
4-7-9. Pilot and Dispatcher Procedures:
Basic and In-Flight Contingency Procedures

This change updates outdated material and removes
obsolete information. The content has also been
rearranged to allow for better clarity where

l. 5-2-8. Instrument Departure Procedures
(DP) - Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODP) and
Standard Instrument Departures (SID)
This change adds language advising pilots what to
expect when vectored or cleared to deviate off of an

m. 5-4-1. Standard Terminal Arrival (STAR)

This change adds language advising pilots what to
expect when vectored or cleared to deviate off of a
STAR. Pilots should consider the STAR cancelled. If
the clearance included crossing restrictions,
controllers will issue an altitude to maintain. It also
adds language advising pilots when to be prepared to
resume the procedure. Since all clearances on STARS
will not include Descend Via clearances, the word
"will" was replaced with "may."

n. 5-4-6. Approach Clearance

This change contains editorial revisions that account
for changes made concerning RNAV (RNP)
approaches with radius-to-fix (RF) legs. In addition,
due to comments received by industry stakeholders,
specific guidance concerning clearing aircraft to the
fix beginning or within an RF leg was moved from a
note to procedural direction, and corrected the
associated graphic. Content was added to convey to

controllers not to assign speeds in excess of charted
speed restrictions at fixes and waypoints.

o. 5-4-7. Instrument Approach Procedures

This change adds a note to provide guidance to pilots
regarding what to expect when clearances are issued
by ATC to altitudes below those published on IAPs.
p. 6-2-4. Emergency Locator Transmitter
6-3-1. Distress and Urgency Communica-

This change deletes direction for aircraft to contact
the Flight Service Station during urgent situations
and allows pilots direct contact with Terminal Radar
Approach Controls or Air Route Traffic Control

q. 6-3-1. Distress and Urgency Communica-

This change reflects the U.S. Coast Guard's
termination of its radio guard of the international
voice distress, safety and calling frequency
2182 kHz.
r. 7-1-21. PIREPS Relating to Airframe Icing

This change updates the definition of severe icing.

E of Chg-2 Explanation of Changes

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