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U.S. Department 800 Independence Ave., S.W.


of Transportation Washington, DC 20591
Federal Aviation
Administration

October 2,2001

Terrorist Attack on U.S.


Situation Report #22
Asof1:OOPMEDT
(Changes in bold)

1. Background. Terrorists commandeered commercial aircraft, crashing two into


the World Trade Center in New York, and one into the Pentagon in Washington DC. A
fourth aircraft crashed south of Pittsburgh after reporting a hijack. American and United
airlines each lost two flights in the air crashes. The four flights carried a total of 266
people - 233 passengers, 25 crewmembers and eight pilots. Domestic and
international flights in U.S. airspace have resumed under more stringent airport and air
carrier security procedures.

2. Operational status. NAS facilities are all fully operational


• There were 114,555 Center Controller Operations yesterday, 8% less than
the Monday average for the previous year.
• All FAA facilities are at Security Condition (SECON) CHARLIE. No FAA-wide
Readiness Level has been set.
• The FAA continues to restrict visitors at FAA facilities. See GENOT issued Sep
162001.
• The FAA HQ CRWG is coordinating revisions to the COOP Cadre list and the
development of a COOP Advance Team.
• The FAA ATCSCC and ACS officials are continuing to coordinate the resumption
of international commercial passenger, cargo, and Foreign Part 91 flights in the
U.S. The FAA is also coordinating international humanitarian flights issues that
are restricted in operating into the U.S. under the current restriction on foreign
Part 91 operations. Non-Canadian foreign air carriers are permitted to overfly the
territorial airspace of the U.S. only after affirming in writing to their FAA Principal
Security Inspector that they will implement the emergency measures required for
overflight authorization.
• To date, 42 Part 129 (Foreign) air carriers have been approved for overflight
of U.S. territorial airspace. 957 of the 986 air carrier stations offering
commercial flights to the U.S. are now certified.
• Flight Restrictions and authorizations are as follows: Except for the operations
listed below, Part 91 VFR operations are permitted within the territorial airspace
of the U.S., for U.S. registered aircraft, provided that those operations are
conducted outside "Enhanced Class B (ECB) airspace."

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• The following Part 91 operations may NOT fly in ECB airspace, IFR or
VFR:
• News reporting operations
• Traffic watch flight operations
• Civil aircraft banner towing operations
• Sightseeing (in rotorcraft and airplanes) conducted for
compensation or hire, and
• Airship/blimp operations
The new NOTAM 0617 covering VFR operations DOES ALLOW the
operations listed above to fly VFR OUTSIDE the ECB. All rules about
TFRs still apply.
• Examples of authorized VFR operations, outside "Enhanced Class B
airspace" include:
Aircraft maintenance repositioning.
Airshows.
Balloon flights-both commercial and noncommercial.
Civil Air Patrol.
Gliders.
Manufacturer production flight tests.
Mapping/photography missions.
Pipeline/powerline inspections.
Seaplanes.
Skydiving.
Ultralights.
Wildlife management operations.
• The following Part 91 IFR operations are authorized within the territorial
airspace of the U.S.
• Foreign registered aircraft departing the U.S. With no intermediate
stops within the U.S.
• Foreign registered aircraft overflying the U.S. With a maximum
certificated takeoff gross weight less than 95,000 pounds.
• VFR-on-top operations.
• Other authorized operations:
• All part 91 IFR/VFR operations in Alaskan airspace.
• All part 91 IFR/VFR operations in Hawaiian airspace outside
"enhanced class b airspace".
• Within "enhanced class b airspace," all military, medivac,
rescue/recovery, fire fighting, law enforcement, and emergency
evacuation aircraft can conduct IFR or VFR operations using an
ATC-assigned discrete beacon code.
• Commercial space operations are authorized and must be
approved in accordance with established procedures.
• FAA Flight Service Stations are providing continual updates on authorization
status via their 800-number at 1-800-WXBRIEF (1-800-992-7433).
• FAA Order 7110.263 has been revised to assure immediate notification to
NORAD, ROC, and ATCSCC of a possible hijacking.

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CURRENT NOTAMS AFFECTING U.S. AIRSPACE


• FDC 0100 - Flight Restrictions - Washington, DC / New York
• FDC 0298 - Flight Restrictions - Major Sporting Events/Major Open Air
Assemblies
• FDC 0329 - Intercept Procedures
• FDC 0609 - Flight Near Restricted/Prohibited Areas
• FDC 0613 - IFR Operations
• FDC 0617 - VFR Operations
• FDC 0628 - To/From U.S.

CURRENT TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS


• There are 34 TFRs currently active within the NAS.

Special Exemptions
• The requests for Electronic News Gathering organizations to conduct VFR
operations and expand IFR operations within Enhanced Class B Airspace has
been coordinated with FBI, DoD, ATS and ACS and have been denied.
• U.S. Government contracted aircraft operations (e.g. USDA-contracted Medfly
spray operations in S California and Miami) have been approved and clearance
granted to USDA.

3. Part 139 airport status. Airports are being approved for operation upon
certification that new security requirements have been implemented. A list of these
airports is posted on the FAA Intranet at:
http://atcscc.faa .gov/ois/

• ACS has transmitted Airport and Aircraft Security Requirements to


appropriate air carrier security directors in anticipation of the October 4
reopening of Washington's Reagan National Airport (DCA).
• Temporary flight restrictions are in force for GA (Part 91) operations for the
airspace around New York's JFK Airport and Washington's Reagan National out
to a radius of 25 miles. In the New York vicinity, all major airports are open to
traffic.
• SFAR No. 90 - Prohibition Against Certain Flights Within the Territory and
Airspace of Afghanistan - has been issued by the FAA. This emergency SFAR
has been issued by NOTAM.
• At the time of this report, of the 455 Part 107 U.S. airports, 454 have been
certified as complying with the emergency security directives. Although in use for
prior approved FAA, Coast Guard and other government aircraft, Washington's
Reagan National (DCA) is the only major U.S. airport still closed. The FAA,
local and Federal officials, and air carrier officials are working together
towards the opening of DCA, which is expected to occur on Thursday,
October 4th.

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• To date, 98% of the foreign air carrier stations and 95% of commercial flights to
the U.S. are certified to the new security directives. The remaining uncertified air
carrier stations consist primarily of the smaller carriers and those with infrequent
flight schedules. Additional certifications continue to be received.
4 Personnel. AHR is tracking information on casualties to FAA employees and
families resulting from the attacks. Numerous FAA employees/families have been
affected.
• AHR has issued guidance on relaxed travel policies to assist for onward
movement of employees. A toll-free hotline that was established to assist
stranded FAA employees has been discontinued. Further questions can be
directed to the Travel Policy Help Desk at 1-800-482-4044 or 202- 267-9056.

5. Supplemental information.

• ACO-1 and ADA-20 issued a joint memorandum detailing new


communications guidelines between Regional 700's, the Washington
Operations Center (WOC) Complex and the AGO Operations Watch (AGO
OPS Watch). The memo further establishes the Aviation Command Center
as a full-time (24/7) operation.
• FAA (AFS-750) is working with FBI in the review of aircraft registration
data. A report detailing the sales and transfers of aircraft over the previous
2 years will be forwarded to the FBI today.
• AGO Operations Watch (OPSWATCH) is now monitoring a 24/7 communications
net that includes the 21 ARTCCs and is managed by NORAD. This net provides
immediate feedback for any intercept missions related to aviation.
• DOT'S Crisis Management Center (CMC) has reduced daily operations from
0600-2400 to 0600-2000 Monday through Friday. There will be no weekend
staffing of the CMC unless further activation is required.
• FAA is providing domestic and international premium and non-premium war risk
insurance for U.S. carriers that request it. This is the first time domestic war risk
insurance has ever been issued.
• FEMA's Washington-based Emergency Response Team (EST) has fully
activated and on 24-hour operations. All 10 of the FEMA regions - headquartered
in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Denton, TX, Denver,
San Francisco and Bothell, Wash. - are also fully activated.
• FEMA has activated the Federal Response Plan.
• FEMA has activated its operations center, and is working closely with the FBI's
Strategic Operation Information Center (SOIC). FEMA's SIOC liaison has been
activated.
• CAPTURING IDEAS AND SUGGESTIONS: The Office of Research and
Acquisition (ARA) has established a system for employees and others to offer
suggestions on improving safety and security. The system has e-mail, fax, as
well as telephone capability. The e-mail address is 9-AWA-TELLFAA@faa.gov.
The fax number is 202-267-5091. The telephone number, which will be staffed
Mondays - Fridays, 8:30 a.m. is 1-866-289-9673. E-mail and fax are preferred.

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• ACS is coordinating with NRC officials the monitoring of suspicious aircraft


activity in the vicinity of nuclear power plants. See NOTAM FDC 0530.
• DOT has informed all modal administrations that DOT'S Crisis Management
Center will remain active until at least October 17, 2001.

Sources: FAA HQ WOC, ACC, ATCSCC, ANE ROC, AEA ROC, ASO ROC,
DOT/OET, FEMA, NOAA, Media

Authorized for Release:

Dan Noel
Manager, Emergency Operations Staff

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