A/FD and Chart Supplements

FAA has published a Charting Notice that describes a change coming on March 31, 2016 to the titles of the “green books,” known for decades as the Airport/Facility Directory (A/FD). Here’s the gist of the notice:

The FAA/ Aeronautical Information Services will implement updated IACC 8 Specifications to include all of the “Green Books” (the volumes that cover the lower 48 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) with the March 31, 2016 editions. The major noticeable change will be the title change from Airport/Facility Directory to Chart Supplement U.S.

Airport/Facility Directory will still refer to the front section of the books where the airports, NAVAIDs, and weather devices are listed. Chart Supplement will refer to the entire volume.

Here’s an example of the new covers.

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