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Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology

Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology

PART 13 -
AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION SERVICE
(AIS)

Prepared by: AZLAN BIN TAJUDIN


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AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION SERVICE (AIS)


OBJECTIVE

To ensure the flow of information necessary for the Safety, Regularity


and Efficiency of International Air Navigation (ICAO Annex 15)
DEFINES

An Aeronautical Information Service shall receive and/or originate, collate


or assemble, edit, format, publish/store and distribute specified
Aeronautical Information / Data.
GOAL

To satisfy the need for UNIFORMITY and CONSISTENCY in the provision of


aeronautical information / data that is required for Operational use by
International Civil Aviation.
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AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION SERVICE (AIS)


AIS shall perform most vital roles in support of International Civil Aviation
operations. ICAO Annex 15 specifies that AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION
should be published as an Integrated Aeronautical Information Package (IAIP),
composed of the following elements:

• The Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP), including amendment services ,


o AIP supplements

• Aeronautical Information Circulars (AIC)

• NOTAM (Notice to Airmen)


- alerts Aircraft Pilots of any hazards en route or at a specific location
o Checklists and lists of valid NOTAM

• Pre-Flight Information Bulletins (PIB)


Each element is used to distribute specific types of aeronautical information.
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AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION PUBLICATION (AIP)


An Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) is a publication issued by or
with the authority of a State and containing Aeronautical Information of a
lasting character essential to Air Navigation. (ICAO Annex 15 - Aeronautical
information Services)

The AIP contains details of Regulations, Procedures and other Information


pertinent to the Operation of Aircraft. AlPs normally have three parts –
GEN (General), ENR (En-Route) and AD (Aerodromes).

Full details regarding AlPs are contained in ICAO Annex 15 (AIS), Chapter 4.

AlPs are kept up-to-date by regular revision on a fixed cycle. For operationally
significant changes in information, the cycle known as the AIRAC (Aeronautical
Information And Control) cycle is used: REVISIONS are produced every 56 days
(double AIRAC cycle) or every 28 days (single AIRAC cycle).
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AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION CIRCULAR (AIC)

An Aeronautical Information Circular (AIC) is a notice containing


information that does not qualify for the origination of a NOTAM
or for inclusion in the AIP, but which relates to Flight Safety, Air
Navigation, Technical, Administrative or Legislative Matters.

Ref :- (ICAO Annex 15: Aeronautical Information Services)

Further Reading ICAO Annex 15: Aeronautical Information Services, Chapter 7.


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NOTICE TO AIRMEN - (NOTAM)


Information concerning the establishment, condition or change in any
Aeronautical Facility, Service, Procedure or Hazard, the timely knowledge of
which is essential to Personnels concerned with Flight Operations.
Ref :- (ICAO Annex 11: Air Traffic Services)

NOTAMs are issued by National Aviation Authorities for a number of reasons,


such as:

• Hazards such as air-shows, parachute jumps and glider or micro-light flying;


• Flights by important people such as Heads of State;
• Closed runways, taxiways, etc;
• Unserviceable radio navigational aids;
• Military exercises with resulting airspace restrictions;
• Unserviceable lights on tall obstructions;
• Temporary erection of obstacles near Airfields (e.g. cranes).
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