5-15-4. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Use terminal automation systems as follows:
NOTE: Locally developed procedures, operating instructions, and training material are required because of differences in equipment capability. Such locally developed procedures must be supplemental to those contained in this section and must be designed to make maximum use of the ARTS equipment.
- Inform all appropriate positions before terminating or reinstating use of the terminal automation system at a control position. When terminating the use of terminal automation systems, all pertinent flight data of that position must be transferred or terminated.
- Inform other interfaced facilities of scheduled and unscheduled shutdowns.
- Initiate a track/tag on all aircraft to the maximum extent possible. As a minimum, aircraft identification should be entered, and automated handoff functions should be used.
- Assigned altitude, if displayed, must be kept current at all times. Climb and descent arrows, where available, must be used to indicate other than level flight.
- When operating in FUSION mode, the assigned or pilot reported altitude must be displayed and kept current when the aircraft is in level flight.
- The automatic altitude readout of an aircraft under another controller’s jurisdiction may be used for vertical separation purposes without verbal coordination provided:
- Operation is conducted using single-site radar coverage or when operating in FUSION mode.
- Prearranged coordination procedures are contained in a facility directive in accordance with para 5-4-10, Prearranged Coordination, and FAA Order 7210.3, para 3-7-7, Prearranged Coordination.
- Do not use Mode C to effect vertical separation within a Mosaic radar configuration.