The FAA is realigning the Airport/Facility Directory (A/FD) regions to match those of the terminal procedures publications. Only three A/FD regions - the southwest, south central, and southeast - will be affected by the change. The changes are scheduled to take effect on August 30.
Pilots who currently subscribe to A/FD regions that will be losing a state will receive supplementary A/FDs free of charge (until the end of their subscription) to complete the coverage area. IFR en route low altitude charts will be changing in October because the FAA wants to reduce chart clutter and provide better chart resolution. Eight new charts will be added to the existing 28, and all of the charts will be renumbered.
The FAA is still finalizing details to ensure coverage to chart subscribers during this transition. AOPA will continue to work with the FAA to ensure that members receive all necessary chart data during this transition period.
May 11, 2007