2-10-2. TERMINAL RADAR/NONRADAR TEAM POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

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  • 2-10-2. TERMINAL RADAR/NONRADAR TEAM POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Terminal Radar Team Concept and Intent: There are no absolute divisions of responsibilities regarding position operations. The tasks to be completed remain the same whether one, two, or three people are working positions within a facility/sector. The team, as a whole, has responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of that facility/sector.
    2. Terms. The following terms will be used in terminal facilities for the purposes of standardization.
      1. Facility/Sector. The area of control responsibility (delegated airspace) of the radar team, and the team as a whole.
      2. Radar Position (R). That position which is in direct communication with the aircraft and which uses radar information as the primary means of separation.
      3. Radar Associate Position (RA). That position commonly referred to as “Handoff Controller” or “Radar Data Controller.”
      4. Radar Coordinator Position (RC). That position commonly referred to as “Coordinator,” “Tracker,” “Sequencer,” or “Overhead.”
      5. Radar Flight Data (FD). That position commonly referred to as “Flight Data.”
      6. Nonradar Position (NR). That position which is usually in direct communication with the aircraft and which uses nonradar procedures as the primary means of separation.
    3. Primary Responsibilities of the Terminal Radar Team Positions:
      1. Radar Position:
        1. (a) Ensure separation.
        2. (b) Initiate control instructions.
        3. (c) Monitor and operate radios.
        4. (d) Accept and initiate automated handoffs.
        5. (e) Assist the Radar Associate Position with nonautomated handoff actions when needed.
        6. (f) Assist the Radar Associate Position in coordination when needed.
        7. (g) Scan radar display. Correlate with flight progress strip information.
        8. (h) Ensure computer entries are completed on instructions or clearances you issue or receive.
        9. (i) Ensure strip marking is completed on instructions or clearances you issue or receive.
        10. (j) Adjust equipment at Radar Position to be usable by all members of the team.
      2. Radar Associate Position:
        1. (a) Ensure separation.
        2. (b) Initiate control instructions.
        3. (c) Operate interphones.
        4. (d) Maintain awareness of facility/sector activities.
        5. (e) Accept and initiate nonautomated handoffs.
        6. (f) Assist the Radar Position by accepting or initiating automated handoffs which are necessary for the continued smooth operation of the facility/sector and ensure that the Radar Position is made immediately aware of any actions taken.
        7. (g) Coordinate, including point outs.
        8. (h) Scan flight progress strips. Correlate with radar data.
        9. (i) Manage flight progress strips.
        10. (j) Ensure computer entries are completed on instructions issued or received, and enter instructions issued or received by the Radar Position when aware of those instructions.
        11. (k) Ensure strip marking is completed on instructions issued or received, and write instructions issued or received by the Radar Position when aware of them.
        12. (l) Adjust equipment at Radar Associate Position to be usable by all members of the Radar Team.
      3. Radar Coordinator Position:
        1. (a) Perform interfacility/sector/position coordination of traffic actions.
        2. (b) Advise the Radar Position and the Radar Associate Position of facility/sector actions required to accomplish overall objectives.
        3. (c) Perform any of the functions of the Radar Team which will assist in meeting situation objectives.

        NOTE: The Radar Position has the responsibility of managing the overall sector operations, including aircraft separation and traffic flows. The Radar Coordinator Position assumes responsibility for managing traffic flows and the Radar Position retains responsibility for aircraft separation when the Radar Coordinator Position is staffed.

      4. Radar Flight Data:
        1. (a) Operate interphones.
        2. (b) Process and forward flight plan information.
        3. (c) Compile statistical data.
        4. (d) Assist facility/sector in meeting situation objectives.
      5. Terminal Nonradar Position:
        1. (a) Ensure separation.
        2. (b) Initiate control instructions.
        3. (c) Monitor and operate radios.
        4. (d) Accept and initiate transfer of control, communications and flight data.
        5. (e) Ensure computer entries are completed on instructions or clearances issued or received.
        6. (f) Ensure strip marking is completed on instructions or clearances issued or received.
        7. (g) Facilities utilizing nonradar positions may modify the standards contained in the radar associate, radar coordinator, and radar flight data sections to accommodate facility/sector needs, i.e., nonradar coordinator, nonradar data positions.
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