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    interpretation 19

    Unless otherwise coordinated or specified in an LOA or facility directive, the transferring controller must:

    1. Complete a handoff prior to an aircraft's entering the airspace delegated to the receiving controller.
    2. Verbally obtain the receiving controller's approval prior to making any changes to an aircraft's flight path, altitude, speed, or data block information while the handoff is being initiated or after acceptance.
    3. Advise the receiving controller of pertinent information not contained in the data block or flight progress strip, including:
      1. Assigned heading.
      2. Airspeed restrictions.
      3. Altitude information issued.
      4. Observed track or deviation from the last route clearance.
      5. The beacon code, if different from that normally used or previously coordinated.
      6. Any other pertinent information.
    4. Initiate verbal coordination to verify the position of primary or nondiscrete targets, except for intrafacility automated handoffs in STARS, ERAM, or MEARTS in Fused Display Mode.
    5. Initiate verbal coordination before transferring control of a track when “CST,” “FAIL,” “NONE,” “IF,” “NT,” or “TRK” is displayed in the data block.
    6. Advise the receiving controller if radar monitoring is required.
    7. Consider the target being transferred as identified on the receiving controller's display when the receiving controller acknowledges receipt verbally or accepts the automated handoff.
    8. Prior to transferring communications:
      1. Resolve any potential violations of adjacent airspace and potential conflicts with other aircraft in your area of jurisdiction.
      2. Coordinate with any controller whose area of jurisdiction the aircraft will transit prior to entering the receiving controller's area of jurisdiction.
      3. Forward to the receiving controller any restrictions issued to ensure separation.
      4. Comply with restrictions issued by the receiving controller.
    9. Comply with the provisions of paragraph 2-1-17, Radio Communications. To the extent possible, transfer communications when the handoff has been accepted.

      NOTE: Before the STARS “modify/quick look” function is used to effect a handoff, a facility directive that specifies communication transfer points is required.

    10. After transferring communications, continue to comply with the requirements of subparagraphs h1 and h2.
    11. Before releasing control of the aircraft, issue restrictions to the receiving controller that are necessary to maintain separation from other aircraft within your area of jurisdiction.
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