DOCUMENT CHANGE PROPOSAL/BRIEFING SHEET
EFFECTIVE DATE: February 11, 2010 TRACKING #: 5B- PCG-A-
SPECIALIST/ROUTING: Marcus Brown AJT-23 (202)385-8627
1. PARAGRAPH NUMBER AND TITLE:
A - AIRBORNE
2. BACKGROUND: The request to provide a definition of "airborne" in the pilot controller glossary
(PCG) was proposed in an Area of Concern (AOC) during an Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee
(ATPAC) meeting in response to requests from pilots who were concerned over what they perceived to be
different applications of the term "airborne." This definition is consistent with that found in several
dictionaries. The current version of FAA Order JO 7110.65, paragrpah 3-9-6 and 3-10-3, Same Runway
Separation, allow for reduced runway separation provided the departure aircarft is "airborne." Loss of
runway separation is avoided only if the departing aircraft has "all parts of the aircraft off the ground."
3. EXPLANATION OF CHANGE: Adding this definition to the PCG will provide standardization
throughout the ATC and pilot communities concerning the term "airborne." This change cancels and
incorporates N JO 71 lO.xxx,, effective .
Add AIRBORNE - An aircraft is considered
airborne when all parts of the aircraft are off
No further changes to paragraph.
5. INDEX CHANGES: None
6. GRAPHICS: None
7. GENOT/NOTICE: N JO 7110.XXX, Airborne, effective
8. FORMATTING & PLAIN LANGUAGE REVIEW: Kl HM 6/10/2009
9. SAFETY RISK MANAGEMENT: (Check appropriate box).
I I Proposed change meets full SMS requirements for safety risk assessment.
^ Proposed change is not safety related.
Chuck Chamberlain / /j I //2
Manager (A), Terminal Operations Group Date: Oy ' & fcJj
ATO DCP FORM 3101-01 (03/17/09)