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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : zid|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
|ATC Facility||procedure or policy : unspecified|
The approach plates are not being updated in the approach plate books located at the radar sectors. We find this to be a serious compromise of safety. Since there is no way for the controller to know whether the updated approach plate is being utilized, until such time that the approach plates are updated, and a tracking system is established, any approach clrncs given to an aircraft will be under article 65 of the FAA/natca agreement.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CTLR RPTR CLAIMS THAT FACILITY APCH CHARTS ARE NOT KEPT CURRENT.
Narrative: THE APCH PLATES ARE NOT BEING UPDATED IN THE APCH PLATE BOOKS LOCATED AT THE RADAR SECTORS. WE FIND THIS TO BE A SERIOUS COMPROMISE OF SAFETY. SINCE THERE IS NO WAY FOR THE CTLR TO KNOW WHETHER THE UPDATED APCH PLATE IS BEING UTILIZED, UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT THE APCH PLATES ARE UPDATED, AND A TRACKING SYS IS ESTABLISHED, ANY APCH CLRNCS GIVEN TO AN ACFT WILL BE UNDER ARTICLE 65 OF THE FAA/NATCA AGREEMENT.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.