FAA releases AIM update (change 2) effective May 19, 2022

The FAA recently released change 2 of the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) effective May 19, 2022. AIM updates include:

2−2−4. LED LIGHTING SYSTEMS
This change adds a new paragraph providing information and clarity in order to emphasize the importance of incorporating procedures—for the avoidance of obstacles marked with light−emitting diode (LED) obstruction lights during night vision goggles (NVG) operations—into manuals and/or standard operating procedures (SOP).

5−4−5. INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURE (IAP) CHARTS
FAA Order 8260.46 is updated to reflect adding minimum safe altitudes (MSAs) to graphic departures. This AIM change reflects the new terminal instrument procedures (TERPS) guidance.

 7−1−2. FAA WEATHER SERVICES
This change adds a new table for SPECI issuance including snow−related intensity changes so flight crews can accurately assess holdover time limitations.

7−6−2. REPORTING RADIO/RADAR ALTIMETER ANOMALIES
This change adds a new paragraph to address the issue of radio frequency interference (RFI) in the C−band that could cause erroneous radio altimeter values and impact dependent system functions due to the deployment of 5G antennas.

The explanation of changes (change 2) can be found here.

The complete AIM publication can be found here.