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AIM

10/12/17

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−6−7

National Security and Interception Procedures

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−6−9. FAA/TSA Airspace Waivers

a.

Operators may submit requests for FAA/TSA

airspace waivers at https://waivers.faa.gov by
selecting “international” as the waiver type.

b.

Information regarding FAA/TSA airspace

waivers can be found at: http://www.tsa.gov/for

−in-

dustry/general

−aviation or can be obtained by

contacting TSA at (571) 227

−2071.

c.

All existing FAA/TSA waivers issued under

previous FDC NOTAMS remain valid until the
expiration date specified in the waiver, unless sooner
superseded or rescinded.

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−6−10. TSA Aviation Security Programs

a.

Applicants for U.S. air operator certificates will

be provided contact information for TSA aviation
security programs by the U.S. Department of
Transportation during the certification process. 

b.

For information about applicable TSA security

programs: 

1.

U.S. air carriers and commercial operators

must contact their TSA Principal Security Specialist
(PSS); and 

2.

Foreign air carriers must contact their

International Industry Representative (IIR).

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−6−11. FAA Flight Routing Authorizations

a.

Information about FAA routing authorizations

for U.S. State Department

−designated special

interest country flight operations to or from, within,
or transiting U.S. territorial airspace is available by
country at:

1.

FAA website http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/

publications/us_restrictions/; or

2.

Phone by contacting the FAA System

Operations Support Center (SOSC) at
(202) 267

−8115.

b.

Special Interest Countries. The U.S. State

Department

−designated special interest countries are

Cuba, Iran, The Democratic People’s Republic of
Korea (North Korea), The People’s Republic of
China, The Russian Federation, Sudan, and Syria.

NOTE

FAA flight routing authorizations are not required for
aircraft registered in Hong Kong, Taiwan, or Macau.

c.

Aircraft operating with the ICAO 3LD assigned

to a company or entity from a country listed as a State
Department

−designated special interest country and

holding valid FAA Part 129 operations specifications
do not require FAA flight routing authorization.

d.

FAA routing authorizations will only be granted

for IFR operations. VFR and DVFR flight operations
are prohibited for any aircraft requiring an FAA
routing authorization.

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−6−12. Emergency Security Control of Air

Traffic (ESCAT)

a.

During defense emergency or air defense

emergency conditions, additional special security
instructions may be issued in accordance with
32 CFR Part 245, Plan for the Emergency Security
Control of Air Traffic (ESCAT)

.

b.

Under the provisions of 32 CFR Part 245, the

military will direct the action to be taken in regard to
landing, grounding, diversion, or dispersal of aircraft
in the defense of the U.S. during emergency
conditions.

c.

At the time a portion or all of ESCAT is

implemented, ATC facilities will broadcast appropri-
ate instructions received from the Air Traffic Control
System Command Center (ATCSCC) over available
ATC frequencies. Depending on instructions re-
ceived from the ATCSCC, VFR flights may be
directed to land at the nearest available airport, and
IFR flights will be expected to proceed as directed by
ATC.

d.

Pilots on the ground may be required to file a

flight plan and obtain an approval (through FAA)
prior to conducting flight operation.