8-5-5. RADAR IDENTIFICATION APPLICATION

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  • 8-5-5. RADAR IDENTIFICATION APPLICATION

    Radar separation standards may be applied between radar identified aircraft and another aircraft not yet identified that is in transit from oceanic airspace or non-radar offshore airspace into an area of known radar coverage where radar separation is applied provided:

    1. Direct radio communications is maintained with one of the aircraft involved and there is an ability to communicate with the other;
    2. The transiting aircraft is RNAV equipped;
    3. The performance of the radar/system is adequate;
      • REFERENCE
      • FAA Order JO 7110.65, Para 5-1-1, Presentation and Equipment Performance.
    4. Flight data on the aircraft that has not been radar identified indicate that it is equipped with a standard transponder and there is no known information that the transponder is not operating;
    5. Radar separation standards are maintained between the radar identified aircraft and any other observed targets until the transitioning aircraft is radar identified or non-radar separation is established;
    6. The facility has identified areas of known radar coverage, incorporated those areas into facility standard operating procedures (SOP), and provided training to the controllers.
    7. This procedure is also applicable to aircraft in transit from oceanic airspace into Guam Control Area (CTA), San Juan CTA and Honolulu CTA radar coverage areas.
    8. EXCEPTION: This procedure is not authorized if there is insufficient time for the controller to establish other approved separation in the event of a delay or inability to establish radar identification of the transiting aircraft taking into consideration factors such as aircraft performance characteristics, type, and speed; weather, traffic conditions; workload; frequency congestion; etc.
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