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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/469 of 14 February 2020 amending Regulation (EU) No 923/2012, Regulation (EU) No 139/2014 and Regulation (EU) 2017/373 as regards requirements for air traffic management/air navigation services, design of airspace structures and data quality, runway safety and repealing Regulation (EC) No 73/2010 (Text with EEA relevance)

C/2020/725

OJ L 104, 3.4.2020, p. 1–243 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force: This act has been changed. Current consolidated version: 11/08/2020

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2020/469/oj

3.4.2020   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 104/1


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020/469

of 14 February 2020

amending Regulation (EU) No 923/2012, Regulation (EU) No 139/2014 and Regulation (EU) 2017/373 as regards requirements for air traffic management/air navigation services, design of airspace structures and data quality, runway safety and repealing Regulation (EC) No 73/2010

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2018 on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Union Aviation Safety Agency, and amending Regulations (EC) No 2111/2005, (EC) No 1008/2008, (EU) No 996/2010, (EU) No 376/2014 and Directives 2014/30/EU and 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, and repealing Regulations (EC) No 552/2004 and (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Council Regulation (EEC) No 3922/91 (1), and in particular points (c) and (g) of Article 36(1), points (a) and (f) of Article 43(1) and Article 44(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EU) No 923/2012 (2) lays down the common rules of the air and operational provisions regarding services and procedures in air navigation applicable to general air traffic (the so called ‘rules of the air’).

(2)

Commission Regulation (EU) No 139/2014 (3) lays down requirements and administrative procedures related to aerodromes, including their management, operation, certification and oversight.

(3)

Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/373 (4) lays down common requirements for providers of air traffic management/air navigation services (‘ATM/ANS’) and other air traffic management network functions (‘ATM network functions’) for general air traffic and their oversight.

(4)

In order to ensure a high level of civil aviation safety in the Union, flight crews should be required to report to the air traffic service units, when the runway braking action they encounter is not as good as reported to them. Those reporting obligations should be set out in Implementing Regulation (EU) No 923/2012.

(5)

On 31 March 2016 the International Civil Aviation Organisation (‘the ICAO’) adopted Amendment 77-A to Annex 3 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, signed on 7 December 1944 in Chicago (the ‘Chicago Convention’) aiming at improving the provision of information on hazardous meteorological conditions, enhancing situational awareness and contributing to a more efficient routing, including circumvention of hazardous meteorological conditions. That amendment is applicable in ICAO Contracting States as of 10 November 2016 and it should be reflected in Regulation (EU) 2017/373, in particular in the provisions on meteorological services (Annex V – Part-MET).

(6)

Regulation (EU) 2017/373 should reflect the state of the art in aviation safety, as well as best practices and scientific and technical progress in aeronautical information services (‘AIS’). Therefore, amendments to Regulation (EU) 2017/373 should be based on the applicable ICAO Standards and recommended practices (‘SARPs’), in particular on the Sixteenth Edition of Annex 15 ‘Aeronautical Information Services’ to the Chicago Convention, while drawing on the experience of the Union in AIS provision and ensuring proportionality according to the size, type and complexity of the AIS provider (‘AISP’).

(7)

On 31 March 2016 ICAO adopted also Amendment 77-B to Annex 3 to the Chicago Convention which aims at reducing runway excursion incidents and accidents. That Amendment 77-B to Annex 3 will be applicable in the ICAO Contracting States as of 5 November 2020. That amendment should also be reflected in Regulation (EU) 2017/373, in particular in the requirements laid down in Annex V as regards the provision of meteorological services and in Annex VI as regards the provision of aeronautical information services.

(8)

Pilots should be informed through notices to airmen when a runway is temporarily unavailable due to marking works. In order to increase runway safety, pilots intending to operate on a specially prepared winter runway or on a slippery wet runway should be appropriately informed. The dissemination of friction measurements to pilots should not be allowed because friction measurements are not correlated with aeroplane performance.

(9)

Common technical rules for the design of airspace structures as well as common requirements for service providers of flight procedure design (‘FPD’) should be established in Regulation (EU) 2017/373 to ensure that the airspace structures and flight procedures are properly designed, surveyed and validated before they can be deployed and used by aircraft.

(10)

Flight procedures and any changes thereto can affect the safety of flight operations at the aerodrome. Consequently, a clear link between the existing Regulation (EU) No 139/2014 and Regulation (EU) 2017/373 should be introduced.

(11)

With the adoption of the Seventh Edition of Annex 10 to the Chicago Convention on ‘Aeronautical Telecommunications’ (Volume II) published in July 2016, the Fifteenth Edition of Annex 11 to the Chicago Convention on ‘Air Traffic Services’ and the Sixteenth Edition of Doc 4444 ‘Procedures for Air Navigation Services – Air Traffic Management (PANS ATM)’, the ICAO adopted new ICAO SARPs on aviation safety in the provision of air traffic services (‘ATS’).

(12)

For those reasons, and in order to ensure the uniform implementation and compliance with the essential requirements set out in point 2.3 of Annex VIII to Regulation (EU) 2018/1139, Regulation (EU) 2017/373 should be amended accordingly.

(13)

Regulation (EU) No 923/2012 and Regulation (EU) 2017/373 should also include detailed provisions with regard to the availability and the conditions for the use of the Very-high frequency (VHF) emergency channel.

(14)

Additionally, taking into account the impact of ATM/ANS on pilot actions and aerodrome operations, those new measures should also be reflected in the relevant provisions of Regulation (EU) No 923/2012.

(15)

Those new measures include also detailed provisions on the quality of aeronautical data and aeronautical information and therefore Regulation (EU) No 73/2010 (5) should be repealed.

(16)

The industry and the competent authorities of the Мember States should be given sufficient time to adapt to the measures introduced by this Regulation.

(17)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are based on Opinion, 02/2018, Opinion 03/2018 and Opinion 03/2019 of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency in accordance with point (b) and (c) of Article 75(2) and Article 76(1) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139.

(18)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the committee established by Article 127 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139.

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Regulation (EU) No 923/2012 is amended as follows:

(1)

Article 2 is amended as follows:

(a)

point (57) is replaced by the following:

‘(57)

‘‘controlled aerodrome’’ means an aerodrome at which air traffic control service is provided to aerodrome traffic’;

(b)

the following points (144) and (145) are added:

‘(144)

‘‘critical area’’ means an area of defined dimensions extending around the ground equipment of a precision instrument approach within which the presence of vehicles or aircraft will cause unacceptable disturbance of the guidance signals;

(145)

‘sensitive area’ means an area extending beyond the critical area where the parking or movement, or both, of aircraft or vehicles will affect the guidance signal to the extent that it may be rendered as an unacceptable disturbance to aircraft using the signal.’;

(2)

the following Article 4a is inserted:

‘Article 4a

Very-high frequency (VHF) emergency frequency

1.   Without prejudice to paragraph 2, Member States shall ensure that the VHF emergency frequency (121.500 MHz) is only used for emergency purposes specified in point SERA.14095(d) of the Annex.

2.   Member States may exceptionally allow the use of the VHF emergency frequency referred to in paragraph 1 for other purposes than those specified in point SERA.14095(d) of the Annex, if those are limited to what is necessary to achieve their aim and in order to reduce the impact upon aircraft in distress or emergency and on the operations of air traffic services units.’;

(3)

the Annex is amended in accordance with Annex I to this Regulation.

Article 2

Annex III to Regulation (EU) No 139/2014 is amended in accordance with Annex II to this Regulation.

Article 3

Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373 is amended as follows:

(1)

Article 1 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 1

Subject matter

This Regulation lays down common requirements for:

(a)

the provision of air traffic management and air navigation services (‘ATM/ANS’) for general air traffic, in particular for the legal or natural persons providing those services and functions;

(b)

the competent authorities and the qualified entities acting on their behalf, which perform certification, oversight and enforcement tasks in respect of the services referred to in point (a);

(c)

the rules and procedures for the design of airspace structures.’;

(2)

Article 2 is amended as follows:

(a)

point (2) is replaced by the following:

‘(2)

‘‘ATM/ANS provider’’ means any legal or natural person providing any of the ATM/ANS as defined in Article 3(5) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139, either individually or bundled, for general air traffic;’;

(b)

New points (6), (7) and (8) are added:

‘(6)

‘‘design of airspace structures’’ means a process that ensures that airspace structures are properly designed, surveyed and validated before they are deployed and used by aircraft

(7)

‘airborne collision avoidance system (ACAS)’ means an aircraft system based on secondary surveillance radar (SSR) transponder signals which operates independently of ground-based equipment to provide advice to the pilot on potential conflicting aircraft that are equipped with SSR transponders’;

(8)

‘entity originating aeronautical data and aeronautical information’ – means any public or private entity responsible for origination of aeronautical data and aeronautical information used as a source for aeronautical information products and services. These entities do not include ATM/ANS providers referred to in point (2) of Article 2 of this Regulation and aerodromes defined in point (1)(e) of Article 2 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139.’;

(3)

Article 3 is amended as follows:

(a)

the heading is replaced by the following:

‘Provision of ATM/ANS and design of airspace structures’;

(b)

paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

‘1.   Member States shall ensure that the appropriate ATM/ANS are provided and airspace structures are designed in accordance with this Regulation in a manner that facilitates general air traffic, while taking into account safety considerations, traffic requirements and environmental impact.’;

(c)

the following paragraphs 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 are added:

‘5.   Member States shall ensure that:

(a)

entities originating aeronautical data or aeronautical information meet the requirements laid down in:

(i)

point ATM/ANS.OR.A.085 of Annex III, except those in points (c), (d), (f)(1) and (i) thereof;

(ii)

point ATM/ANS.OR.A.090 of Annex III;

(b)

aeronautical data and aeronautical information are originated, processed and transmitted by adequately trained, competent and authorised personnel.

When aeronautical data or aeronautical information is intended to be used for the purpose of IFR or special VFR flights, the requirements referred to in letters (a) and (b) of the first subparagraph shall apply to all entities originating such data and information.

6.   Where it is determined that air traffic services are to be provided in particular portions of the airspace or at particular aerodromes, Member States shall ensure that those portions of the airspace or those aerodromes are specified in relation to the air traffic services that are to be provided.

7.   Member States shall ensure that appropriate arrangements between the relevant ATM/ANS providers and aircraft operators are established for the adequate coordination of activities and services provided as well as for the exchange of relevant data and information.

8.   Member States shall identify the persons or organisations, which are responsible for the design of airspace structures and shall ensure that those persons or organisations apply the requirements laid down in Appendix 1 to Annex XI (Part-FPD).

9.   Member States shall ensure that maintenance and periodic review of flight procedures for aerodromes and airspace under their authority are conducted. For that purpose, Member States shall identify the persons or organisations, which are responsible for those tasks and shall ensure that the persons or organisations comply with the requirements laid down in Article 6, points (a) and (k).’;

(4)

the following Articles 3a, 3b, 3c and 3d are inserted:

‘Article 3a

Determination of the need for the provision of air traffic services

1.   Member States shall determine the need for the provision of air traffic services by taking into account all of the following factors:

(a)

the types of air traffic involved;

(b)

the density of air traffic;

(c)

the meteorological conditions;

(d)

other relevant factors related to the objectives of the air traffic services defined in point ATS.TR.100 of Annex IV.

2.   While determining the need for the provision of air traffic services Member States shall not take into account the carriage of airborne collision avoidance systems by aircraft.

Article 3b

Coordination between military units and air traffic service providers

Without prejudice to Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 2150/2005, Member States shall establish special procedures so that:

(a)

air traffic service providers are notified if a military unit observes that an aircraft, which is, or might be, a civil aircraft is approaching, or has entered, any area in which interception might become necessary;

(b)

the air traffic service provider shall in close coordination with the military unit confirm the identity of the aircraft and provide it with the navigational guidance necessary to avoid the need for interception.

Article 3c

Coordination of air operations potentially hazardous to civil aviation

1.   Member States shall ensure that operations potentially hazardous to civil aircraft over their territory are coordinated, including over the high seas, in case the competent authority has accepted, pursuant to an ICAO Regional Air Navigation Agreement, the responsibility to provide air traffic services within the airspace concerned. The coordination shall be effected early enough to permit timely promulgation of information regarding those activities.

2.   Member States shall establish arrangements for the promulgation of information regarding the activities referred to in paragraph 1.

Article 3d

Very-high frequency (VHF) emergency frequency

1.   Without prejudice to paragraph 2, Member States shall ensure that the VHF emergency frequency (121,500 MHz) is only used for genuine emergency purposes as specified in point ATS.OR.405(a) of Annex IV.

2.   Member States may exceptionally allow the use of the VHF emergency frequency referred to in paragraph 1 for other purposes than those specified in point ATS.OR.405(a) of Annex IV, if those are limited to the extent necessary to achieve their aim and in order to reduce the impact upon aircraft in distress or emergency and upon the operations of air traffic services units.’;

(5)

Article 6 is amended as follows:

(a)

point (d) is replaced by the following:

‘(d)

for providers of air traffic services, in addition to the requirements of points (a) and (c), the requirements laid down in Annex IV (Part-ATS) and the requirements laid down in Regulation (EU) No 923/2012;’;

(b)

point (k) is replaced by the following:

‘(k)

for providers of flight procedure design services, in addition to the requirements of points (a) and (b), the requirements laid down in Annex XI (Part-FPD);’;

(6)

Annexes I, II, III, IV, V, VI and XI are amended in accordance with Annex III to this Regulation.

Article 4

Regulation (EU) No 73/2010 is repealed with effect from 27 January 2022.

Article 5

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from 27 January 2022.

The following points of this Regulation shall apply from 5 November 2020:

In Annex I, point 10(b);

In Annex III:

point 5;

in point 6: Appendix 3 ‘SNOWTAM FORMAT’.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 14 February 2020.

For the Commission

The President

Ursula VON DER LEYEN


(1)  OJ L 212, 22.8.2018, p. 1.

(2)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 923/2012 of 26 September 2012 laying down the common rules of the air and operational provisions regarding services and procedures in air navigation and amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1035/2011 and Regulations (EC) No 1265/2007, (EC) No 1794/2006, (EC) No 730/2006, (EC) No 1033/2006 and (EU) No 255/2010, OJ L 281, 13.10.2012, p. 1.

(3)  Commission Regulation (EU) No 139/2014 of 12 February 2014 laying down requirements and administrative procedures related to aerodromes pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council, OJ L 44, 14.2.2014, p. 1.

(4)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373 of 1 March 2017 laying down common requirements for providers of air traffic management/air navigation services and other air traffic management network functions and their oversight, repealing Regulation (EC) No 482/2008, Implementing Regulations (EU) No 1034/2011, (EU) No 1035/2011 and (EU) 2016/1377 and amending Regulation (EU) No 677/2011, OJ L 62, 8.3.2017, p. 1.

(5)  Commission Regulation (EU) No 73/2010 of 26 January 2010 laying down requirements on the quality of aeronautical data and aeronautical information for the single European sky, OJ L 23, 27.1.2010, p. 6.


ANNEX I

Amendments to Implementing Regulation (EU) No 923/2012

The Annex is amended as follows:

(1)

in point SERA.3210(d)(4)(ii), points (A) and (B) are replaced by the following:

‘(A)

persons and vehicles operating on the manoeuvring area of an aerodrome shall be restricted to the essential minimum and particular regard shall be given to the requirements to protect the critical and sensitive area(s) of radio navigation aids;

(B)

subject to the provisions of point (iii), the method or methods to separate vehicles and taxiing aircraft shall be as specified by the air navigation service provider (‘ANSP’) and approved by the competent authority taking into account the aids available;’;

(2)

in point SERA.3210(d)(4) (iv), point (A) is replaced by the following:

‘(A)

vehicles and vehicles towing aircraft shall give way to aircraft which are landing, taking-off or taxiing’

(3)

point SERA.8005 is amended as follows:

(a)

in point (a), point (3) is replaced by the following:

‘(3)

issue one or more of the following: clearances, instructions or information for the purpose of preventing collision between aircraft under its control and of expediting and maintaining an orderly flow of traffic;’;

(b)

point (c) is amended as follows:

(a)

the introductory phrase is replaced by the following:

‘Except for cases of operations on parallel or near-parallel runways as in point ATS.TR.255 of Annex IV to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373 (*1), or when a reduction in separation minima in the vicinity of aerodromes can be applied, separation by an ATC unit shall be obtained by at least one of the following:

(*1)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373 of 1 March 2017 laying down common requirements for providers of air traffic management/air navigation services and other air traffic management network functions and their oversight, repealing Regulation (EC) No 482/2008, Implementing Regulations (EU) No 1034/2011, (EU) No 1035/2011 and (EU) 2016/1377 and amending Regulation (EU) No 677/2011 (OJ L 62, 8.3.2017, p. 1).’;"

(b)

point (1) is replaced by the following:

‘(1)

vertical separation, obtained by assigning different levels selected from the table of cruising levels in Appendix 3, except that the correlation of levels to track as prescribed therein shall not apply whenever otherwise indicated in appropriate aeronautical information publications or ATC clearances. The vertical separation minimum shall be a nominal 300 m (1 000 ft) up to and including FL 410 and a nominal 600 m (2 000 ft) above that level. Geometric height information shall not be used to establish vertical separation;’;

(4)

point SERA.8012 is replaced by the following:

‘(a)

Air traffic control units shall apply wake turbulence separation minima to aircraft in the approach and departure phases of flight in any of the following circumstances:

(1)

an aircraft is operating directly behind another aircraft at the same altitude or less than 300 m (1 000 ft) below it;

(2)

both aircraft are using the same runway or parallel runways separated by less than 760 m (2 500 ft);

(3)

an aircraft is crossing behind another aircraft at the same altitude or less than 300 m (1 000 ft) below it.

(b)

Paragraph (a) shall not apply to arriving VFR flights and to arriving IFR flights executing visual approach when the aircraft has reported the preceding aircraft in sight and has been instructed to follow and maintain own separation from that aircraft. In those cases, the air traffic control unit shall issue caution for wake turbulence.’;

(5)

point SERA.8015 is amended as follows:

(a)

in point (b), the following point (6) is added:

‘(6)

When vectoring or assigning a direct routing not included in the flight plan, which takes an IFR flight off published ATS route or instrument procedure, an air traffic controller providing ATS surveillance service shall issue clearances such that the prescribed obstacle clearance exists at all times until the aircraft reaches the point where the pilot re-joins the flight plan route or joins a published ATS route or instrument procedure.’;

(b)

in point (d), point (5) is replaced by the following:

‘(5)

any necessary instructions or information on other matters, such as ATFM departure slot if applicable, approach or departure manoeuvres, communications and the time of expiry of the clearance.’;

(c)

in point (e), the heading is replaced by the following:

‘Read back of clearances, instructions and safety-related information’;

(d)

point (eb) is amended as follows:

(i)

point (3) is replaced by the following:

‘(3)

Except when it is known that the aircraft has already received the information in a directed transmission, an QNH altimeter setting shall be included in:

(i)

the descent clearance, when first cleared to an altitude below the transition level;

(ii)

the approach clearance or the clearance to enter the traffic circuit;

(iii)

the taxi clearance for departing aircraft.’;

(ii)

in point (5), the introductory phrase is replaced by the following:

‘When an aircraft has been given clearance to land or where an aircraft has been informed that the runway is available for landing at AFIS aerodromes and that aircraft is completing its approach using atmospheric pressure at aerodrome elevation (QFE), the vertical position of that aircraft shall be expressed in terms of height above aerodrome elevation during that portion of its flight for which QFE may be used, except that it shall be expressed in terms of height above runway threshold elevation:’;

(6)

point SERA.9005 is amended as follows:

(a)

point (a) is amended as follows:

(i)

the following points (7) and (8) are added:

‘(7)

information on abnormal aircraft configuration and condition;

(8)

any other information likely to affect safety.’;

(ii)

the second paragraph is deleted;

(b)

point (b) is amended as follows:

(i)

point (3) is replaced by the following:

‘(3)

for flight over water areas, in so far as practicable and when requested by a pilot, any available information such as radio call sign, position, true track, speed, etc. of surface vessels in the area; and’;

(ii)

the following point (4) is added:

‘(4)

messages, including clearances, received from other air traffic services units to relay to aircraft.’;

(c)

the following point (d) is added:

‘(d)

AFIS provided to flights shall include, in addition to relevant items outlined in points (a) and (b), the provision of the information concerning:

(1)

collision hazards with aircraft, vehicles and persons operating on the manoeuvring area;

(2)

the runway-in-use.’;

(7)

in point SERA.9010(a), point (4) is replaced by the following:

‘(4)

If an aircraft acknowledges receipt of an ATIS that is no longer current, the ATS unit shall without delay take one of the following actions:

(i)

communicate to the aircraft any element of information which has to be updated;

(ii)

instruct the aircraft to obtain the current ATIS information.’;

(8)

in point SERA.13010, point (b) is replaced by the following:

‘(b)

Unless otherwise prescribed by the competent authority, verification of the pressure-altitude-derived level information displayed shall be effected at least once by each suitably equipped ATS unit on initial contact with the aircraft concerned or, if this is not feasible, as soon as possible thereafter.’;

(9)

in point SERA.14095, the following point (d) is added:

‘(d)

As laid down in Article 4a the VHF emergency frequency (121,500 MHz) shall be used for genuine emergency purposes including any of the following:

(1)

to provide a clear channel between aircraft in distress or emergency and a ground station when the normal channels are being utilised for other aircraft;

(2)

to provide a VHF communication channel between aircraft and aerodromes, not normally used by international air services, in case of an emergency condition arising;

(3)

to provide a common VHF communication channel between aircraft, either civil or military, and between such aircraft and surface services, involved in common search and rescue operations, prior to changing when necessary to the appropriate frequency;

(4)

to provide air–ground communication with aircraft when airborne equipment failure prevents the use of the regular channels;

(5)

to provide a channel for the operation of emergency locator transmitters, and for communication between survival craft and aircraft engaged in search and rescue operations;

(6)

to provide a common VHF channel for communication between civil aircraft and intercepting aircraft or intercept control units and between civil or intercepting aircraft and air traffic services units in the event of interception of the civil aircraft.’.

(10)

point SERA.12005(a) is amended as follows:

(a)

point (8) is replaced by the following:

‘(8)

pre-eruption volcanic activity or a volcanic eruption; or’;

(b)

the following point (9) is added:

‘(9)

the runway braking action encountered is not as good as reported.’.


(*1)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373 of 1 March 2017 laying down common requirements for providers of air traffic management/air navigation services and other air traffic management network functions and their oversight, repealing Regulation (EC) No 482/2008, Implementing Regulations (EU) No 1034/2011, (EU) No 1035/2011 and (EU) 2016/1377 and amending Regulation (EU) No 677/2011 (OJ L 62, 8.3.2017, p. 1).’;’


ANNEX II

Amendments to Regulation (EU) No 139/2014

Annex III is amended as follows:

(a)

in point ADR.OR.B.015(b)(2), point (ii) is replaced by the following:

‘(ii)

the type of operations at the aerodrome and the associated airspace; and’;

(b)

in point ADR.OR.B.025(a)(1), point (iii) is replaced by the following:

‘(iii)

that the flight procedures of the aerodrome and the associated changes thereto, have been established in accordance with Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373 (*1).

(*1)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373 of 1 March 2017 laying down common requirements for providers of air traffic management/air navigation services and other air traffic management network functions and their oversight, repealing Regulation (EC) No 482/2008, Implementing Regulations (EU) No 1034/2011, (EU) No 1035/2011 and (EU) 2016/1377 and amending Regulation (EU) No 677/2011 (OJ L 62, 8.3.2017, p. 1).’;"


(*1)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373 of 1 March 2017 laying down common requirements for providers of air traffic management/air navigation services and other air traffic management network functions and their oversight, repealing Regulation (EC) No 482/2008, Implementing Regulations (EU) No 1034/2011, (EU) No 1035/2011 and (EU) 2016/1377 and amending Regulation (EU) No 677/2011 (OJ L 62, 8.3.2017, p. 1).’;’


ANNEX III

Amendments to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373

Annexes I, II, III, IV, V, VI and XI are amended as follows:

(1)

Annex I is amended as follows:

(a)

the following table of contents is inserted before the heading ‘DEFINITIONS OF TERMS USED IN ANNEXES II TO XIII’:

‘TABLE OF CONTENTS

ANNEX I

DEFINITIONS OF TERMS USED IN ANNEXES II to XIII (Part-DEFINITIONS)

ANNEX II

REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPETENT AUTHORITIES – OVERSIGHT OF SERVICES AND OTHER ATM NETWORK FUNCTIONS (Part-ATM/ANS.AR)

SUBPART A –

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS (ATM/ANS.AR.A)

SUBPART B –

MANAGEMENT (ATM/ANS.AR.B)

SUBPART C –

OVERSIGHT, CERTIFICATION AND ENFORCEMENT (ATM/ANS.AR.C)

Appendix 1 –

CERTIFICATE FOR SERVICE PROVIDER

ANNEX III

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS (Part-ATM/ANS.OR)

SUBPART A –

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS (ATM/ANS.OR.A)

SUBPART B –

MANAGEMENT (ATM/ANS.OR.B)

SUBPART C –

SPECIFIC ORGANISATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS OTHER THAN ATS PROVIDERS (ATM/ANS.OR.C)

SUBPART D –

SPECIFIC ORGANISATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ANS AND ATFM PROVIDERS AND THE NETWORK MANAGER (ATM/ANS.OR.D)

Appendix 1 –

AERONAUTICAL DATA CATALOGUE

ANNEX IV –

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVIDERS OF AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES (Part-ATS)

SUBPART A –

ADDITIONAL ORGANISATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVIDERS OF AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES (ATS.OR)

SECTION 1 –

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

SECTION 2 –

SAFETY OF SERVICES

SECTION 3 –

SPECIFIC HUMAN FACTORS REQUIREMENTS FOR AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SERVICE PROVIDERS

SECTION 4 –

REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMUNICATION

SECTION 5 –

REQUIREMENTS FOR INFORMATION

SUBPART B –

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVIDERS OF AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES (ATS.TR)

SECTION 1 –

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

SECTION 2 –

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SERVICE

SECTION 3 –

FLIGHT INFORMATION SERVICE

SECTION 4 –

ALERTING SERVICE

ANNEX V

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVIDERS OF METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES (Part-MET)

SUBPART A –

ADDITIONAL ORGANISATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVIDERS OF METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES (MET.OR)

SECTION 1 –

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

SECTION 2 –

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

Chapter 1 –

Requirements for aeronautical meteorological stations

Chapter 2 –

Requirements for aerodrome meteorological offices

Chapter 3 –

Requirements for meteorological watch offices

Chapter 4 –

Requirements for volcanic ash advisory centres (VAACs)

Chapter 5 –

Requirements for tropical cyclone advisory centres (TCACs)

Chapter 6 –

Requirements for world area forecast centres (WAFCs)

SUBPART B –

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVIDERS OF METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES (MET.TR)

SECTION 1 –

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

SECTION 2 –

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

Chapter 1 –

Technical requirements for aeronautical meteorological stations

Chapter 2 –

Technical requirements for aerodrome meteorological offices

Chapter 3 –

Technical requirements for meteorological watch offices

Chapter 4 –

Technical requirements for volcanic ash advisory centres (VAACs)

Chapter 5 –

Technical requirements for tropical cyclone advisory centres (TCACs)

Chapter 6 –

Technical requirements for world area forecast centres (WAFCs)

Appendix 1 –

Template for METAR

Appendix 2 –

Fixed areas of coverage of WAFS forecasts in chart form

Appendix 3 –

Template for TAF

Appendix 4 –

Template for wind shear warnings

Appendix 5A –

Template for SIGMET and AIRMET

Appendix 5B –

Template for special air-reports (uplink)

Appendix 6 –

Template for advisory for volcanic ash

Appendix 7 –

Template for advisory for tropical cyclones

Appendix 8 –

Ranges and resolutions for the numerical elements included in a volcanic ash advisory, tropical cyclone advisory, SIGMET, AIRMET, aerodrome warning and wind shear warning

ANNEX VI

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVIDERS OF AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION SERVICES (Part-AIS)

SUBPART A –

ADDITIONAL ORGANISATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVIDERS OF AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION SERVICES (AIS.OR)

SECTION 1 –

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

SECTION 2 –

DATA QUALITY MANAGEMENT

SECTION 3 –

AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION PRODUCTS

Chapter 1 –

Aeronautical information in a standardised presentation

Chapter 2 –

Digital data sets

SECTION 4 –

DISTRIBUTION AND PRE-FLIGHT INFORMATION SERVICES

SECTION 5 –

AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION PRODUCTS UPDATES

SECTION 6 –

PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS

SUBPART B –

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVIDERS OF AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION SERVICES (AIS.TR)

SECTION 1 –

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

SECTION 2 –

DATA QUALITY MANAGEMENT

SECTION 3 –

AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION PRODUCTS

Chapter 1 –

Aeronautical information in a standardised presentation

Chapter 2 –

Digital data sets

SECTION 4 –

DISTRIBUTION AND PRE-FLIGHT INFORMATION SERVICES

SECTION 5 –

AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION PRODUCTS UPDATES

Appendix 1 –

CONTENTS OF THE AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION PUBLICATION (AIP)

Appendix 2 –

NOTAM FORMAT

Appendix 3 –

SNOWTAM FORMAT

Appendix 4 –

ASHTAM FORMAT

ANNEX VII –

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVIDERS OF DATA SERVICES (Part-DAT)

SUBPART A –

ADDITIONAL ORGANISATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVIDERS OF DATA SERVICES (DAT.OR)

SECTION 1 –

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

SECTION 2 –

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

SUBPART B –

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVIDERS OF DATA SERVICES (DAT.TR)

SECTION 1 –

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

ANNEX VIII –

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVIDERS OF COMMUNICATION, NAVIGATION, OR SURVEILLANCE SERVICES (Part-CNS)

SUBPART A –

ADDITIONAL ORGANISATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVIDERS OF COMMUNICATION, NAVIGATION, OR SURVEILLANCE SERVICES (CNS.OR)

SECTION 1 –

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

SUBPART B –

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVIDERS OF COMMUNICATION, NAVIGATION, OR SURVEILLANCE SERVICES (CNS.TR)

SECTION 1 –

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

ANNEX IX –

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVIDERS OF AIR TRAFFIC FLOW MANAGEMENT (Part-ATFM)

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVIDERS OF AIR TRAFFIC FLOW MANAGEMENT (ATFM.TR)

ANNEX X –

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVIDERS OF AIRSPACE MANAGEMENT (Part-ASM)

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVIDERS OF AIRSPACE MANAGEMENT (ASM.TR)

SECTION 1 –

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

ANNEX XI –

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVIDERS OF FLIGHT PROCEDURE DESIGN SERVICES (Part-FPD)

SUBPART A –

ADDITIONAL ORGANISATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVIDERS OF FLIGHT PROCEDURE DESIGN SERVICES (FPD.OR)

SECTION 1 –

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

SUBPART B –

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVIDERS OF FLIGHT PROCEDURE DESIGN SERVICES (FPD.TR)

SECTION 1 –

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Appendix 1 –

REQUIREMENTS FOR AIRSPACE STRUCTURES AND FLIGHT PROCEDURES CONTAINED THEREIN

ANNEX XII –

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NETWORK MANAGER (Part-NM)

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NETWORK MANAGER (NM.TR)

SECTION 1 –

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

ANNEX XIII –

REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS CONCERNING PERSONNEL TRAINING AND COMPETENCE ASSESSMENT (Part-PERS)

SUBPART A –

AIR TRAFFIC SAFETY ELECTRONIC PERSONNEL

SECTION 1 –

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

SECTION 2 –

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

SECTION 3 –

COMPETENCE ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS

SECTION 4 –

INSTRUCTORS AND ASSESSORS REQUIREMENTS

Appendix 1 –

Basic Training – Shared

Appendix 2 –

Basic Training – Streams

Appendix 3 –

Qualification Training – Shared

Appendix 4 –

Qualification Training – Streams’;

(b)

point (6) is replaced by the following:

‘(6)

‘aerodrome flight information service (AFIS)’ means flight information service for aerodrome traffic provided by a designated air traffic services provider;’;

(c)

point 19 is replaced by the following:

‘(19)

‘AIRMET’ means information issued by a meteorological watch office concerning the occurrence or expected occurrence of specified en-route weather phenomena which may affect the safety of low-level aircraft operations and of the development of those phenomena in time and space, and which was not already included in the forecast issued for low-level flights in the flight information region concerned or sub-area thereof;’;

(d)

point (71) is replaced by the following:

‘(71)

‘meteorological watch office (MWO)’ means an office monitoring meteorological conditions affecting flight operations and providing information concerning the occurrence or expected occurrence of specified en-route weather and other phenomena in the atmosphere which may affect the safety of aircraft operations within its specified area of responsibility;’;

(e)

point (91) is deleted;

(f)

point (93) is replaced by the following:

‘(93)

‘SIGMET’ means information, issued by a meteorological watch office, concerning the occurrence or expected occurrence of specified en-route weather and other phenomena in the atmosphere which may affect the safety of aircraft operations and of the development of those phenomena in time and space;’;

(g)

point (94) is deleted;

(h)

point (99) is replaced by the following:

‘(99)

‘take-off alternate aerodrome’ means an alternate aerodrome at which an aircraft would be able to land should this become necessary shortly after take-off and if it is not possible to use the aerodrome of departure;’;

(i)

point (108) is replaced by the following:

‘(108)

‘world area forecast centre (WAFC)’ means a meteorological centre preparing and issuing significant weather (SIGWX) forecasts and upper-air forecasts in digital form on a global basis direct to the Member States as part of the aeronautical fixed service (AFS) internet-based services;’;

(j)

the following points (110) to (259) are added:

‘(110)

‘aerodrome control tower’ means a unit established to provide air traffic control service to aerodrome traffic;

(111)

‘aerodrome traffic’ means all traffic on the manoeuvring area of an aerodrome and all aircraft flying in the vicinity of an aerodrome. An aircraft operating in the vicinity of an aerodrome includes but is not limited to aircraft entering or leaving an aerodrome traffic circuit;

(112)

‘aerodrome traffic circuit’ means the specified path to be flown by aircraft operating in the vicinity of an aerodrome;

(113)

‘aeronautical fixed station’ means a station in the aeronautical fixed service;

(114)

‘aeronautical ground light’ means any light specially provided as an aid to air navigation, other than a light displayed on an aircraft;

(115)

‘aeronautical information circular (AIC)’ means a notice containing information that does not qualify for the origination of a NOTAM or for inclusion in the aeronautical information publication, but which relates to flight safety, air navigation, technical, administrative or legislative matters;

(116)

‘aeronautical information management (AIM)’ means the dynamic, integrated management of aeronautical information through the provision and exchange of quality-assured digital aeronautical data in collaboration with all parties;

(117)

‘aeronautical information product’ means aeronautical data and aeronautical information provided either as digital data sets or as a standardised presentation in paper or electronic media. Aeronautical information products include:

aeronautical information publication, including amendments and supplements;

AIC;

aeronautical charts;

NOTAM;

digital data sets;

(118)

‘aeronautical information publication (AIP)’ means a publication issued by or with the authority of a State and containing aeronautical information of a lasting character essential to air navigation;

(119)

‘AIP amendment’ means a permanent change to the information contained in the AIP;

(120)

‘AIP supplement’ means a temporary change to the information contained in the AIP, which is provided by means of special pages;

(121)

‘aeronautical information regulation and control’ (AIRAC) means a system aimed at advance notification, based on common effective dates, of circumstances that necessitate significant changes in operating practices;

(122)

‘aeronautical mobile service’ means a mobile service between aeronautical stations and aircraft stations, or between aircraft stations, in which survival craft stations may participate; emergency position-indicating radio beacon stations may also participate in this service on designated distress and emergency frequencies;

(123)

‘aeronautical station’ means a land station in the aeronautical mobile service. In certain instances, an aeronautical station may be located, for example, on board a ship or on a platform at sea;

(124)

‘aeronautical telecommunication station’ means a station in a telecommunication service provided for any aeronautical purpose;

(125)

‘AFIS aerodrome’ means an aerodrome where AFIS is provided within the airspace associated with such aerodrome;

(126)

‘AFIS unit’ means a unit established to provide AFIS and alerting service;

(127)

‘aircraft identification’ means a group of letters, figures or a combination thereof which is either identical to, or the coded equivalent of, the aircraft call sign to be used in air-ground communications, and which is used to identify the aircraft in ground-ground air traffic service communications;

(128)

‘air-ground communication’ means two-way communication between aircraft and stations or locations on the surface of the earth;

(129)

‘air traffic advisory service’ means a service provided within an airspace of defined dimensions, or a designated route (advisory airspace) to ensure separation, in so far as practical, between aircraft which are operating on instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plans;

(130)

‘air traffic control clearance’ or ‘ATC clearance’ means authorisation for an aircraft to proceed under conditions specified by an air traffic control unit;

(131)

‘air traffic control instruction’ or ‘ATC instruction’ means directives issued by ATC for the purpose of requiring a pilot to take a specific action;

(132)

‘air traffic control (ATC) unit’ or ‘ATC unit’ is a generic term meaning variously, area control centre, approach control unit or aerodrome control tower;

(133)

‘ALERFA’ is the code word used to designate an alert phase;

(134)

‘alerting service’ means a service provided to notify appropriate organisations regarding aircraft in need of search and rescue aid, and assist such organisations as required;

(135)

‘alert phase’ means a situation wherein apprehension exists as to the safety of an aircraft and its occupants;

(136)

‘approach control unit’ means a unit established to provide air traffic control service to controlled flights arriving at, or departing from, one or more aerodromes;

(137)

‘area navigation route’ means an ATS route established for the use of aircraft capable of employing area navigation;

(138)

‘assemble’ means a process of merging data from multiple sources into a database and establishing a baseline for subsequent processing;

(139)

‘ATS route’ means a specified route designed for channelling the flow of traffic as necessary for the provision of ATS;

(140)

‘ATS surveillance service’ means a service provided directly by means of an ATS surveillance system;

(141)

‘ATS surveillance system’ means a generic term meaning variously, ADS-B, PSR, SSR or any comparable ground-based system that enables the identification of aircraft;

(142)

‘automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS-B)’ means a means by which aircraft, aerodrome vehicles and other objects can automatically transmit or receive, or transmit and receive data such as identification, position and additional data, as appropriate, in a broadcast mode via a data link;

(143)

‘automatic dependent surveillance – contract (ADS-C)’ means a means by which the terms of an ADS-C agreement will be exchanged between the ground system and the aircraft, via a data link, specifying under what conditions ADS-C reports would be initiated, and what data would be contained in the reports;

(144)

‘automatic terminal information service (ATIS)’ means the automatic provision of current, routine information to arriving and departing aircraft throughout 24 hours a day or a specified portion thereof;

(145)

‘data link-automatic terminal information service (D-ATIS)’ means the provision of ATIS via data link;

(146)

‘voice-automatic terminal information service (Voice-ATIS)’ means the provision of ATIS by means of continuous and repetitive voice broadcasts;

(147)

‘broadcast’ means a transmission of information relating to air navigation that is not addressed to a specific station or stations;

(148)

‘ceiling’ means the height above the ground or water of the base of the lowest layer of cloud below 6 000 m (20 000 ft) covering more than half of the sky;

(149)

‘clearance limit’ means the point to which an aircraft is granted an ATC clearance;

(150)

‘cloud base’ means the height of the base of the lowest observed or forecast cloud element in the vicinity of an aerodrome or operating site or within a specified area of operations, normally measured above aerodrome elevation or, in the case of offshore operations, above mean sea level;

(151)

‘completeness’ means, in relation to data, the degree of confidence that all data needed to support the intended use is provided;

(152)

‘confidence level’ means the probability that the true value of a parameter is within a certain interval around the estimate of its value;

(153)

‘conference communications’ means communication facilities whereby direct speech conversation may be conducted between three or more locations simultaneously;

(154)

‘control zone’ means a controlled airspace extending upwards from the surface of the Earth to a specified upper limit;

(155)

‘controlled aerodrome’ means an aerodrome at which air traffic control service is provided to aerodrome traffic;

(156)

‘controlled airspace’ means an airspace of defined dimensions within which air traffic control service is provided in accordance with the airspace classification;

(157)

‘controlled flight’ means any flight which is subject to an ATC clearance;

(158)

‘controller-pilot data link communications (CPDLC)’ means a means of communication between air traffic controller and pilot, using data link for ATC communications;

(159)

‘critical area’ means an area of defined dimensions extending around the ground equipment of a precision instrument approach within which the presence of vehicles or aircraft will cause unacceptable disturbance of the guidance signals;

(160)

‘cruising level’ means a level maintained during a significant portion of a flight;

(161)

‘cyclic redundancy check (CRC)’ means a mathematical algorithm applied to the digital expression of data that provides a level of assurance against loss or alteration of data;

(162)

‘danger area’ means an airspace of defined dimensions within which activities dangerous to the flight of aircraft may exist at specified times;

(163)

‘data accuracy’ means a degree of conformance between the estimated or measured value and the true value;

(164)

‘data collection surface’ means a defined surface intended for the purpose of collecting obstacle or terrain data;

(165)

‘data integrity’ means a degree of assurance that aeronautical data and its value has not been lost or altered since the data origination or authorised amendment;

(166)

‘data item’ means a single attribute of a complete data set, which is allocated a value that defines its current status;

(167)

‘data link communications’ means a form of communication intended for the exchange of messages via a data link;

(168)

‘data link-VOLMET (D-VOLMET)’ means the provision of current aerodrome routine meteorological reports (METAR) and aerodrome special meteorological reports (SPECI), aerodrome forecasts (TAF), SIGMET, special air-reports not covered by a SIGMET and, where available, AIRMET via data link;

(169)

‘data origination’ means the creation of a new data item with its associated value, the modification of the value of an existing data item or the deletion of an existing data item;

(170)

‘data product specification’ means a detailed description of a data set or a collection of data sets together with additional information that will enable it to be created, supplied to and used by another party;

(171)

‘data set’ means an identifiable collection of data;

(172)

‘datum’ means any quantity or set of quantities that may serve as a reference or basis for the calculation of other quantities;

(173)

‘DETRESFA’ is the code word used to designate a distress phase;

(174)

‘distress phase’ means a situation wherein there is reasonable certainty that an aircraft and its occupants are threatened by grave and imminent danger or require immediate assistance;

(175)

‘downstream clearance’ means a clearance issued to an aircraft by an air traffic control unit that is not the current controlling authority of that aircraft;

(176)

‘essential traffic’ means controlled traffic to which the provision of separation by air traffic control service is applicable, but which, in relation to a particular controlled flight is not, or will not be, separated from other controlled traffic by the appropriate separation minimum;

(177)

‘essential local traffic’ means any aircraft, vehicle or personnel on or near the manoeuvring area, or traffic in the take-off and climb-out area or the final approach area, which may constitute a hazard to the aircraft concerned;

(178)

‘estimated time of arrival’ means:

(a)

for IFR flights, the time at which it is estimated that the aircraft will arrive over a designated point, defined by reference to navigation aids, from which it is intended that an instrument approach procedure will be commenced, or, if no navigation aid is associated with the aerodrome, the time at which the aircraft will arrive over the aerodrome;

(b)

for visual flight rules (VFR) flights, the time at which it is estimated that the aircraft will arrive over the aerodrome;

(179)

‘feature’ means an abstraction of real world phenomena;

(180)

‘feature attribute’ means a characteristic of a feature that has a name, a data type and a value domain associated with it;

(181)

‘feature type’ means a class of real world phenomena with common properties, which forms the basic level of classification in a feature catalogue;

(182)

‘final approach’ means that part of an instrument approach procedure which:

(a)

commences at the specified fix or point, or, where such a fix or point is not specified, at either of the following places:

(i)

at the end of the last procedure turn, base turn or inbound turn of a racetrack procedure, if specified;

(ii)

at the point of interception of the last track specified in the approach procedure,

(b)

ends at a point in the vicinity of an aerodrome from which a landing can be made or a missed approach procedure is initiated;

(183)

‘flight information zone’ means an airspace of defined dimension within which aerodrome flight information service and alerting service for aerodrome traffic are provided;

(184)

‘flight procedure design services’ means services for the design, documentation, validation, maintenance and periodic review of flight procedures necessary for the safety, regularity and efficiency of air navigation;

(185)

‘flight procedure designer’ means a qualified person who performs design, documentation, validation, continuous maintenance, and periodic review of flight procedures;

(186)

‘flight procedure’ means a set of predetermined flight manoeuvres intended to be followed by a pilot, published by electronic, printed or digital means, or both. Flight procedure is conducted either in accordance with instrument flight rules (IFR) or visual flight rules (VFR);

(187)

‘flight plan’ means specified information provided to air traffic services units, relative to an intended flight or portion of a flight of an aircraft;

(188)

‘flight visibility’ means the visibility forward from the cockpit of an aircraft in flight;

(189)

‘format’ means, in relation to data, a structure of data items, records and files arranged to meet standards, specifications or data quality requirements;

(190)

‘geoid’ means the equipotential surface in the gravity field of the Earth which coincides with the undisturbed mean sea level (MSL) extended continuously through the continents;

(191)

‘geoid undulation’ means the distance of the geoid above (positive) or below (negative) the mathematical reference ellipsoid;

(192)

‘glide path’ means a descent profile determined for vertical guidance during a final approach;

(193)

‘ground visibility’ means the visibility at an aerodrome, as reported by an accredited observer or by automatic systems;

(194)

‘heading’ means the direction in which the longitudinal axis of an aircraft is pointed, usually expressed in degrees from North (true, magnetic, compass or grid);

(195)

‘heliport’ means an aerodrome or a defined area on a structure intended to be used wholly or in part for the arrival, departure and surface movement of helicopters;

(196)

‘integrity classification’ means, in relation to aeronautical data, a classification based upon the potential risk resulting from the use of corrupted data, defining routine, essential and critical data;

(197)

‘international NOTAM office (NOF)’ means an office designated by a Member State for the exchange of NOTAM internationally;

(198)

‘holding fix’ means a geographical location that serves as a reference for a holding procedure;

(199)

‘holding procedure’ means a predetermined manoeuvre which keeps an aircraft within a specified airspace while awaiting further clearance;

(200)

‘identification’ means the situation which exists when the position indication of a particular aircraft is seen on a situation display and positively identified;

(201)

‘instrument flight rules’ are rules which allow an aircraft which is equipped with suitable navigation equipment appropriate to the route to be flown in accordance with the applicable requirements on air operations.

(202)

‘INCERFA’ is the code word used to designate an uncertainty phase;

(203)

‘instrument approach operations’ means an approach and landing using instruments for navigation guidance based on an instrument approach procedure. There are two methods for executing instrument approach operations:

(a)

a two-dimensional (2D) instrument approach operation, using lateral navigation guidance only;

(b)

a three-dimensional (3D) instrument approach operation, using both lateral and vertical navigation guidance;

(204)

‘instrument approach procedure (IAP)’ means a series of predetermined manoeuvres by reference to flight instruments with specified protection from obstacles from the initial approach fix, or where applicable, from the beginning of a defined arrival route to a point from which a landing can be completed and thereafter, if a landing is not completed, to a position at which holding or en-route obstacle clearance criteria apply. Instrument approach procedures are classified as follows:

(a)

‘non-precision approach (NPA) procedure’ means an instrument approach procedure designed for 2D instrument approach operations Type A.

(b)

‘approach procedure with vertical guidance (APV)’ means a performance-based navigation (PBN) instrument approach procedure designed for 3D instrument approach operations Type A.

(c)

‘precision approach (PA) procedure’ means an instrument approach procedure based on navigation systems (ILS, MLS, GLS and SBAS Cat I) designed for 3D instrument approach operations Type A or B;]

(205)

‘instrument meteorological conditions (IMC)’ means meteorological conditions expressed in terms of visibility, distance from cloud, and ceiling, less than the minima specified for visual meteorological conditions;

(206)

‘low-visibility operations (LVOs)’ means approach or take-off operations on a runway with any RVR less than 550 m or taxiing at an aerodrome at which any RVR is less than 550 m;

(207)

‘manoeuvring area’ means that part of an aerodrome to be used for the take-off, landing and taxiing of aircraft, excluding aprons;

(208)

‘metadata’ means data about data;

(209)

‘movement area’ means that part of an aerodrome to be used for the take-off, landing and taxiing of aircraft, consisting of the manoeuvring area and the apron;

(210)

‘navigation aid’ means a facility or system external to the aircraft, which generates electro-magnetic signals to be used by aircraft navigation systems for position determination or flight path guidance;

(211)

‘mode Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR)’ means the conventional identifier related to specific functions of the interrogation signals transmitted by an SSR interrogator. There are four modes specified in ICAO Annex 10: A, C, S and intermode;

(212)

‘near-parallel runways’ means non-intersecting runways whose extended centre lines have an angle of convergence/divergence of 15 degrees or less;

(213)

‘pilot-in-command’ means the pilot designated by the operator, or in the case of General Aviation, the owner, as being in command and charged with the safe conduct of a flight;

(214)

‘position’ means, in a geographical context, a set of coordinates (latitude and longitude) referenced to the mathematical reference ellipsoid, which define the position of a point on the surface of the Earth;

(215)

‘position indication’ means the visual indication, in non-symbolic or symbolic form, or both, on a situation display, of the position of an aircraft, aerodrome vehicle or other object;

(216)

‘pressure-altitude’ means an atmospheric pressure expressed in terms of altitude which corresponds to that pressure in the Standard Atmosphere;

(217)

‘primary radar’ means a radar system which uses reflected radio signals;

(218)

‘printed communications’ means communications which automatically provide a permanent printed record at each terminal of a circuit of all messages which pass over such circuit;

(219)

‘prohibited area’ means an airspace of defined dimensions, above the land areas or territorial waters of a Member State, within which the flight of aircraft is prohibited;

(220)

‘radio navigation service’ means a service providing guidance information or position data for the efficient and safe operation of aircraft supported by one or more radio navigation aids;

(221)

‘radiotelephony’ means a form of radio communication primarily intended for the exchange of information in the form of speech;

(222)

‘required communication performance specification’ or ‘RCP specification’ means a set of requirements for air traffic service provision and associated ground equipment, aircraft capability, and operations needed to support performance-based communication;

(223)

‘required surveillance performance specification’ or ‘RSP specification’ means a set of requirements for air traffic service provision and associated ground equipment, aircraft capability, and operations needed to support performance-based surveillance;

(224)

‘resolution’ means, in relation to data, a number of units or digits to which a measured or calculated value is expressed and used;

(225)

‘restricted area’ means an airspace of defined dimensions, above the land areas or territorial waters of a Member State, within which the flight of aircraft is restricted in accordance with certain specified conditions;

(226)

‘route stage’ means a route or portion of a route flown without an intermediate landing;

(227)

‘runway-in-use’ means the runway or runways that, at a particular time, are considered by the air traffic services unit to be the most suitable for use by the types of aircraft expected to land or take off at the aerodrome. Separate or multiple runways may be designated runway-in-use for arriving aircraft and departing aircraft;

(228)

‘secondary radar’ means a radar system wherein a radio signal transmitted from the radar station initiates the transmission of a radio signal from another station;

(229)

‘secondary surveillance radar (SSR)’ means a surveillance radar system which uses transmitters and receivers (interrogators) and transponders;

(230)

‘sensitive area’ means an area extending beyond the critical area where the parking or movement of aircraft or vehicles will affect the guidance signal to the extent that it may be rendered as an unacceptable disturbance to aircraft using the signal;

(231)

‘SNOWTAM’ means a special series NOTAM given in a standard format, which provides a surface condition report notifying the presence or cessation of hazardous conditions due to snow, ice, slush, frost or water associated with snow, slush, ice, or frost on the movement area;

(232)

‘significant point’ means a specified geographical location used in defining an ATS route or the flight path of an aircraft and for other navigation and air traffic services purposes;

(233)

‘situation display’ means an electronic display depicting the position and movement of aircraft and other information as required;

(234)

‘standard instrument arrival (STAR)’ means a designated IFR arrival route that links a significant point, normally on an ATS route, with a point from which a published instrument approach procedure can be commenced;

(235)

‘standard instrument departure (SID)’ means a designated IFR departure route that links the aerodrome or a specified runway of the aerodrome with a specified significant point, normally on a designated ATS route, at which the en-route phase of a flight commences;

(236)

‘special VFR flight’ means a VFR flight cleared by ATC to operate within a control zone in meteorological conditions below VMC;

(237)

‘taxiing’ means movement of an aircraft on the surface of an aerodrome or an operating site under its own power, excluding take-off and landing;

(238)

‘taxiway’ means a defined path on a land aerodrome established for the taxiing of aircraft and intended to provide a link between one part of the aerodrome and another;

(239)

‘terminal control area (TMA)’ means a control area normally established at the confluence of ATS routes in the vicinity of one or more major aerodromes;

(240)

‘timeliness’ means, in relation to data, the degree of confidence that the data is applicable to the period of its intended use;

(241)

‘traceability’ means, in relation to data, the degree to which a system or a data product can provide a record of the changes made to that product and thereby enable an audit trail to be followed from the end-user to the party originating data;

(242)

‘track’ means the projection on the Earth’s surface of the path of an aircraft, the direction of which path at any point is usually expressed in degrees from North (true, magnetic or grid);

(243)

‘traffic information’ means information issued by an air traffic services unit to alert a pilot to other known or observed air traffic which may be in proximity to the position or intended route of flight and to help the pilot avoid a collision;

(244)

‘transfer of control point’ means a defined point located along the flight path of an aircraft, at which the responsibility for providing air traffic control service to the aircraft is transferred from one control unit or control position to the next;

(245)

‘transferring unit’ means air traffic control unit in the process of transferring the responsibility for providing air traffic control service to an aircraft to the next air traffic control unit or air traffic controller along the route of flight;

(246)

‘transition altitude’ means the altitude at or below which the vertical position of an aircraft is controlled by reference to altitudes;

(247)

‘transition layer’ means the airspace between the transition altitude and the transition level;

(248)

‘transition level’ means the lowest flight level available for use above the transition altitude;

(249)

‘validation’ means, in relation to data, the process of ensuring that data meets the requirements for the specified application or intended use;

(250)

‘verification’ means, in relation to data, the evaluation of the output of an aeronautical data process to ensure correctness and consistency with respect to the inputs and applicable data standards, rules and conventions used in that process;

(251)

‘uncertainty phase’ means a situation wherein uncertainty exists as to the safety of an aircraft and its occupants;

(252)

‘unmanned free balloon’ means a non-power-driven, unmanned, lighter-than-air aircraft in free flight;

(253)

‘vectoring’ means the provision of navigational guidance to aircraft in the form of specific headings, based on the use of an ATS surveillance system;

(254)

‘visual flight rules flight’ or ‘VFR flight’ means a flight conducted in accordance with the visual flight rules;

(255)

‘visual approach’ means an approach by an IFR flight when either part or all of an instrument approach procedure is not completed and the approach is executed in visual reference to terrain;

(256)

‘visual meteorological conditions (VMC)’ means meteorological conditions expressed in terms of visibility, distance from cloud, and ceiling, equal to or better than specified minima;

(257)

‘VOLMET’ means meteorological information for aircraft in flight;

(258)

‘VOLMET broadcast’ means the provision, as appropriate, of current METAR, SPECI, TAF and SIGMET by means of continuous and repetitive voice broadcasts;

(259)

‘waypoint’ means a specified geographical location used to define an area navigation route or the flight path of an aircraft employing area navigation. Waypoints are identified as either:

(a)

fly-by waypoint – a waypoint which requires turn anticipation to allow tangential interception of the next segment of a route or procedure, or

(b)

fly-over waypoint – a waypoint at which a turn is initiated in order to join the next segment of a route or procedure;’;

(2)

in Annex II, Appendix 1 is amended as follows:

(a)

the table on ‘Aeronautical information services (AIS)’ is replaced by the following:

‘Services/Functions

Type of Service/Function

Scope of Service/Function

Limitations (*1)

Aeronautical Information Services (AIS)

Aeronautical information products (including distribution services)

Aeronautical information publication (AIP)

 

Aeronautical information circular (AIC)

 

NOTAM

 

AIP data set

 

Obstacle data sets

 

Aerodrome mapping data sets

 

Instrument flight procedure data sets

 

Preflight information services

n/a

 

Conditions  (*2)

 

(b)

the following table is inserted before the table on ‘ATM network functions’:

‘Services/Functions

Type of Service/Function

Scope of Service/Function

Limitations (1)

Flight procedure design (FPD)

Design, documentation and validation of flight procedures (3)

n/a

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conditions  (2)

 

(3)

Annex III is amended as follows:

(a)

the following points ATM/ANS.OR.A.080, ATM/ANS.OR.A.085 and ATM/ANS.OR.A.090 are added:

 

‘ATM/ANS.OR.A.080 Provision of aeronautical data

(a)

A service provider shall ensure that aeronautical data related to its services is provided in due time to the AIS provider.

(b)

When aeronautical data related to its services is published, the service provider shall:

(1)

monitor the data;

(2)

notify the AIS provider of any changes necessary to ensure that the data is correct and complete;

(3)

notify the AIS provider when the data is incorrect or inappropriate.

 

ATM/ANS.OR.A.085 Aeronautical data quality management

When originating, processing or transmitting data to the AIS provider, the service provider shall:

(a)

ensure that aeronautical data referred to in Appendix 1 conform to the specifications of the aeronautical data catalogue;

(b)

ensure that the following data quality requirements are met:

(1)

the accuracy of aeronautical data is as specified in the aeronautical data catalogue;

(2)

the integrity of aeronautical data is maintained;

(3)

based on the integrity classification specified in the aeronautical data catalogue, procedures are put in place so that:

(i)

for routine data, corruption is avoided throughout the processing of the data;

(ii)

for essential data, corruption does not occur at any stage of the entire process and additional processes are included, as needed, to address potential risks in the overall system architecture to further assure data integrity at this level;

(iii)

for critical data, corruption does not occur at any stage of the entire process and additional integrity assurance processes are included to fully mitigate the effects of faults identified as potential data integrity risks by thorough analysis of the overall system architecture;

(4)

the resolution of aeronautical data is commensurate with the actual data accuracy;

(5)

the traceability of aeronautical data is ensured;

(6)

the timeliness of the aeronautical data is ensured, including any limits on the effective period of the data;

(7)

the completeness of the aeronautical data is ensured;

(8)

the delivered data meet the specified format requirements;

(c)

with regard to data origination, establish specific formal arrangements with the party originating data that contain instructions for data creation, modification or deletion, which include as a minimum:

(1)

an unambiguous description of the aeronautical data to be created, modified or deleted;

(2)

the entity to which the aeronautical data is to be provided;

(3)

the date and time by which the aeronautical data is to be provided;

(4)

the format of the data origination report to be used;

(5)

the format of the aeronautical data to be transmitted;

(6)

the requirement to identify any limitation on the use of the data;

(d)

ensure that data validation and verification techniques are employed to ensure that the aeronautical data meets the associated data quality requirements and in addition:

(1)

the verification shall ensure that aeronautical data is received without corruption and that corruption does not occur at any stage of the entire aeronautical data process;

(2)

aeronautical data and aeronautical information entered manually shall be subject to independent verification to detect any errors that may have been introduced;

(3)

when using aeronautical data to derive or calculate new aeronautical data, the initial data shall be verified and validated, except when provided by an authoritative source;

(e)

transmit aeronautical data by electronic means;

(f)

establish formal arrangements with:

(1)

all parties transmitting data to them;

(2)

other service providers or aerodrome operators when exchanging aeronautical data and aeronautical information;

(g)

ensure that the information listed in point AIS.OR.505(a) is provided in due time to the AIS provider;

(h)

collect and transmit metadata which include as a minimum:

(1)

the identification of the organisations or entities performing any action of originating, transmitting or manipulating the aeronautical data;

(2)

the action performed;

(3)

the date and time the action was performed;

(i)

ensure that tools and software used to support or automate aeronautical data and aeronautical information processes perform their functions without adversely impacting the quality of aeronautical data and aeronautical information;

(j)

ensure that digital data error detection techniques are used during the transmission or storage of aeronautical data, or both, in order to support the applicable data integrity levels;

(k)

ensure that the transfer of aeronautical data is subject to a suitable authentication process such that recipients are able to confirm that the data has been transmitted by an authorised source;

(l)

ensure that errors identified during data origination and after data delivery are addressed, corrected or resolved and that priority is given to managing errors in critical and essential aeronautical data.

 

ATM/ANS.OR.A.090 Common reference systems for air navigation

For the purpose of air navigation, service providers shall use:

(a)

the World Geodetic System – 1984 (WGS-84) as the horizontal reference system;

(b)

the mean sea level (MSL) datum as the vertical reference system;

(c)

the Gregorian calendar and coordinated universal time (UTC) as the temporal reference systems.’;

(b)

the following Appendix 1 is added:

‘Appendix 1

AERONAUTICAL DATA CATALOGUE

Introduction

(a)

The aeronautical data catalogue is a reference to the aeronautical data subjects, properties and sub-properties organised in:

(1)

aerodrome data;

(2)

airspace data;

(3)

ATS and other routes data;

(4)

instrument flight procedure data;

(5)

radio navigation aids/systems data;

(6)

obstacle data;

(7)

geographical position data.

(b)

The tables of the aeronautical data catalogue are composed of the following columns:

(1)

subject for which data can be collected;

(2)

property: an identifiable characteristic of a subject which may be further defined into sub-properties;

(3)

same as 2;

(4)

types: the data is classified into different types;

(5)

description: a description of the data item;

(6)

notes: containing additional information or conditions for the provision of the data;

(7)

accuracy: requirements for aeronautical data are based on a 95 % confidence level;

(8)

integrity classification;

(9)

origination type: data is identified as surveyed, calculated or declared;

(10)

publication resolution;

(11)

chart resolution.

Note for items 2 and 3 under point (b): the classification of a catalogue element as subject, property or sub-property does not impose a certain data model.

Note for item 7 under point (b): for those fixes and points that serve a dual purpose, e.g. holding point and missed approach point, the higher accuracy applies. Accuracy requirements for obstacle and terrain data are based on a 90 % confidence level.

Note for item 10 under point (b): the publication resolutions for geographical position data (latitude and longitude) are applicable to coordinates formatted in degrees, minutes, seconds. When a different format is used (such as degrees with decimals for digital data sets) or when the location is significantly further to the north/south, the publication resolution needs to be commensurate with the accuracy requirements.

1.   Aerodrome data

Subject

Property

Sub-property

Type

Description

Note

Accuracy

Integrity

Orig. Type

Pub. Res.

Chart Res.

Aerodrome/Heliport

 

 

 

A defined area on land or water (including any buildings, installations and equipment) intended to be used either wholly or in part for the arrival, departure and surface movement of aircraft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Designator

 

 

Designator of the aerodrome/heliport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICAO location indicator

Text

The four-letter ICAO location indicator of the aerodrome/heliport, as listed in ICAO Doc 7910 ‘Location Indicators’

If any

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IATA designator

Text

The identifier that is assigned to a location in accordance with IATA rules (Resolution 767)

If any

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

Text

A locally defined airport identifier, if other than an ICAO Location indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

 

Text

The primary official name of an aerodrome as designated by the competent authority

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Served city

 

Text

The full name (free text) of the city or town the aerodrome/heliport is serving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type of traffic permitted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International/national

Code list

Indication if international and/or national flights are permitted at the aerodrome/heliport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instrument flight rules (IFR)/

Visual flight rules (VFR)

Code list

Indication if IFR and/or VFR flights are permitted at the aerodrome/heliport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scheduled/non-scheduled

Code list

Indication if scheduled and/or non-scheduled flights are permitted at the aerodrome/heliport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civil/military

Code list

Indication if civil commercial aviation and/or general aviation and/or military flights are permitted at the aerodrome/heliport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restricted use

Text

Indication if an aerodrome or heliport is not open for the public (only for use by the owners)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heliport type

 

Text

The type of the heliport (surface level, elevated, shipboard or helideck)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Control type

 

Text

Indication if an aerodrome is under civil control, military control or joint control

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certified

 

Text

Indication if an aerodrome is/is not certified in accordance with the ICAO rules or Regulation (EU) No 139/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certification date

 

Date

The date when the airport certification was issued by the competent authority

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certification expiration date

 

Date

The date when the aerodrome certification becomes invalid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Field elevation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elevation

Elevation

The vertical distance above mean sea level (MSL) from the highest point of the landing area

 

0.5 m

Essential

Surveyed

1m or 1 ft

1 m or 1 ft

 

 

Geoid undulation

Height

The geoid undulation at the aerodrome/heliport elevation position

Where appropriate

0.5 m

Essential

Surveyed

1 m or 1 ft

1 m or 1 ft

 

Reference temperature

 

Value

The monthly mean of the daily maximum temperatures for the hottest month of the year at an aerodrome; this temperature must be averaged over a period of years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mean low temperature

 

Value

The mean lowest temperature of the coldest month of the year, for the last five years of data at the aerodrome elevation

 

5 degrees

 

 

 

 

 

Magnetic variation

 

 

The angular difference between the true and the magnetic north

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angle

Angle

The angle value of the magnetic variation

 

1 degree

Essential

Surveyed

1 degree

1 degree

 

 

Date

Date

The date on which the magnetic variation had the corresponding value

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual change

Value

The annual rate of change of the magnetic variation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reference point

 

 

The designated geographical location of an aerodrome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position

Point

Geographical location of the aerodrome reference point

 

30 m

Routine

Surveyed/calculated

1 sec

1 sec

 

 

Site

Text

Location of the reference point on the aerodrome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direction

Text

Direction of the aerodrome reference point from the centre of the city or town which the aerodrome serves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distance

Distance

Distance of the aerodrome reference point from the centre of the city or town which the aerodrome serves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Landing direction indicator

 

 

 

A device to visually indicate the direction currently designated for landing and for take-off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location

 

Text

Location of the landing direction indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighting

 

Text

Lighting of the landing direction indicator

If any

 

 

 

 

 

Secondary power supply

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Characteristics

 

Text

Description of the secondary power supply

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Switch-over time

 

Value

Secondary power supply switch-over time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anemometer

 

 

 

Device used for measuring the wind speed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location

 

Text

Location of the anemometer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighting

 

Text

Lighting of the anemometer

If any

 

 

 

 

 

Aerodrome beacon (ABN)/identification beacon (IBN)

 

 

 

Aerodrome beacon/identification beacon used to indicate the location of an aerodrome from the air

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location

 

Text

Location of the aerodrome beacon/identification beacon

If any

 

 

 

 

 

 

Characteristics

 

Text

Description of the aerodrome beacon/identification beacon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hours of operation

 

Schedule

Hours of operation of the aerodrome beacon/identification beacon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wind direction indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location

 

Text

Location of the wind direction indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighting

 

Text

Lighting of the wind direction indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

Runway visual range (RVR) observation site

 

 

 

The observation site of the RVR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position

 

Point

Geographical location of the RVR observation sites

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequency area

 

 

 

The designated part of a surface movement area where a specific frequency is required by ATC or ground control.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Station

 

Text

Name of the station providing the service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequency

 

Value

Frequency of the station providing the service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boundary

 

Polygon

Area boundary of the frequency area

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hot spot

 

 

 

A location on an aerodrome movement area with a history, or potential risk, of collision or RWY incursion, and where heightened attention by pilots/drivers is necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Identifier

 

Text

The identifier of the hot spot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annotation

 

Text

Additional information about the hot spot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geometry

 

Polygon

Geographical area of the hot spot

 

 

 

 

 

 


Subject

Property

Sub-property

Type

Description

Note

Accuracy

Integrity

Orig. Type

Pub. Res.

Chart Res.

RWY

 

 

 

A defined rectangular area on a land aerodrome prepared for the landing and take-off of aircraft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Designator

 

Text

The full textual designator of the RWY, used to uniquely identify the RWY at an aerodrome/heliport(e.g. 09/27, 02R/20L, RWY 1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nominal length

 

Distance

The declared longitudinal extent of the RWY for operational (performance) calculations.

 

1 m

Critical

Surveyed

1 m or 1 ft

1 m

 

Nominal width

 

Distance

The declared transversal extent of the RWY for operational (performance) calculations.

 

1 m

Essential

Surveyed

1 m or 1 ft

1 m

 

Geometry

 

Polygon

Geometries of the RWY element, RWY displaced area and RWY intersection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Centre line points

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position

Point

Geographical location of the RWY centre line at each end of the RWY, at the stopway (SWY), and at the origin of each take-off flight path area, as well as at each significant change in the slope of the RWY and SWY

Definition from Annex 4 3.8.4.2

1 m

Critical

Surveyed

 

 

 

 

Elevation

Elevation

The elevation of the corresponding centre line point. For non-precision approaches any significant high and low intermediate points along the RWY shall be measured to the accuracy of one-half metre or foot,

 

0.25 m

Critical

Surveyed

 

 

 

 

Geoid undulation

Height

The geoid undulation at the corresponding centre line point

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RWY exit line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exit guidance line

Line

Geographical location of the RWY exit line

 

0.5 m

Essential

Surveyed

1/100 sec

1 sec

 

 

Colour

Text

Colour of the RWY exit line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Style

Text

Style of the RWY exit line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directionality

Code list

Directionality of the RWY exit line (one-way or two-way)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surface type

 

Text

The surface type of the RWY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strength

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pavement classification number (PCN)

Text

PCN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pavement type

Text

Pavement type for the aircraft classification number – pavement classification number (ACN-PCN) determination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subgrade category

Text

Subgrade strength category of the RWY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allowable pressure

Text

The maximum allowable tire pressure category or the maximum allowable tire pressure value

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evaluation method

Text

The evaluation method used

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strip

 

 

A defined area including the RWY and the SWY, if provided:

(a)

to reduce the risk of damage to aircraft running off a RWY; and

(b)

to protect aircraft flying over the RWY during take-off or landing operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Length

Distance

The longitudinal extent of the RWY strip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Width

Distance

The transversal extent of the RWY strip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surface type

Text

The surface type of the RWY strip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shoulder

 

 

An area adjacent to the edge of a pavement, so prepared as to provide a transition area between the pavement and the adjacent surface

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geometry

Polygon

Geographical location of the RWY shoulders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surface type

Text

The surface type of the RWY shoulder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Width

Distance

The width of the RWY shoulder

 

1 m

Essential

Surveyed

1 m or 1 ft

 

 

Blast pad

 

 

Specially prepared surface placed adjacent to the end of a RWY to eliminate the erosive effect of the strong wind forces produced by aeroplanes at the beginning of their take-off roll

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geometry

Polygon

Geographical location of the blast pad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obstacle-free zone

 

Text

Existence of an obstacle-free zone for a precision approach RWY category I

When provided

 

 

 

 

 

 

RWY marking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type

Text

Type of the RWY marking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description

Text

Description of the RWY markings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geometry

Polygon

The geographical location of the RWY marking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RWY centre line LGT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Length

Distance

The longitudinal extent of the RWY centre line lights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spacing

Distance

Spacing of the RWY centre line lights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colour

Text

Colour of the RWY centre line lights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intensity

Text

Intensity of the RWY centre line lights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position

Point

Geographical location of each individual light of the RWY centre line lights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RWY edge LGT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Length

Distance

The longitudinal extent of the RWY edge lights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spacing

Distance

Spacing of the RWY edge lights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colour

Text

Colour of the RWY edge lights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intensity

Text

Intensity of the RWY edge lights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position

Point

Geographical location of each individual light of the RWY edge lights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reference code

 

 

The intent of the reference code is to provide a simple method for interrelating the numerous specifications concerning the characteristics of aerodromes so as to provide a series of aerodrome facilities that are suitable for the aeroplanes intended to operate at the aerodrome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number

Code list

A number based on the aeroplane reference field length

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Letter

Code list

A letter based on the aeroplane wingspan and outer main gear wheel span

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restriction

 

Text

Description of restrictions imposed on the RWY

 

 

 

 

 

 

RWY direction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Designator

 

Text

The full textual designator of the landing and take-off direction – examples: 27, 35L, 01R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

True bearing

 

Bearing

The true bearing of the RWY

 

1/100 degree

Routine

Surveyed

1/100 degree

1 degree

 

Type

 

Text

Type of RWY: precision (Cat I, II, III)/non-precision/non-instrument

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Threshold

 

 

The beginning of the portion of the RWY usable for landing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position

Point

The geographical location of the RWY threshold

 

1 m

Critical

Surveyed

1/100 sec

1 sec

 

 

Elevation

Elevation

Elevation of the RWY threshold

 

See Note 1

 

 

Geoid undulation

Height

WGS-84 geoid undulation at the RWY threshold position

 

See Note 2

 

 

Type

Text

The indication if the threshold is displaced or not displaced; a displaced threshold is not located at the extremity of the RWY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Displacement

Distance

Distance of the displaced threshold

If threshold displaced

1 m

Routine

Surveyed

 

 

 

RWY end

 

 

RWY end (flight path alignment point)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position

Point

Location of the RWY end in the direction of departure

 

1 m

Critical

Surveyed

1/100 sec

1 sec

 

 

Elevation

Elevation

Elevation of the end position of the RWY

 

See RWY centre line points

 

 

 

 

 

Departure end of RWY (DER)

 

 

The end of the area declared suitable for take-off (i.e. the end of the RWY or, where a clearway is provided, the end of the clearway)

Beginning of the departure procedure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position

Point

The geographical location of the DER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elevation

Elevation

The elevation of the DER is the elevation of the end of the RWY or of the clearway, whichever is higher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Touchdown zone

 

 

The portion of a RWY beyond the threshold, where landing aeroplanes are intended to first contact the RWY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elevation

Elevation

The highest elevation of the touchdown zone of a precision approach RWY

Precision approach RWY

0.25 m or 0.25 ft