CNS/ATM Providers

CNS/ATM Providers provide systems and information to support ATC, AFIS Units and provide services directly to aircraft. Such services provided directly to aircraft are navigation services, including satellite-based services.

CNS/ATM Providers are subject to the Single European Sky Regulations and EASA related Regulations, which together include Certification, Designation and Interoperability.  Generally, CNS/ATM Providers and Services are bundled within the Certification and Designation of ATC and AFIS Providers.  However, if standalone CNS/ATM Providers exist, such as satellite based service providers, they are Certificated in their own right.  For such standalone services, Designation does not apply.


Certification and Designation

In accordance with EU (EASA related) legislation, in particular 1035/2011, Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) are required to obtain a certificate and be designated in order to provide air navigation services.

SMS, Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment & Mitigation

Requirements for SMS, hazard identification, risk assessment and mitigation arise from the EU (EASA related) legislation 1035/2011.

Operational Procedures, Facilities and Arrangements

Operational procedures and arrangements may be subject to the Single European Sky Interoperability Requirements and Implementing Rules. Furthermore, other sources such as CAP 493 (MATS Part 1) may drive operational procedures.

Personnel Licensing

Air Traffic Controller (ATCO) Licensing Requirements arise from EU Regulation 805/2011.  FISO Licensing arrangements arise from the UK Air Navigation Order. For other staff, such as technical staff or Air Traffic Services Electronics Personnel (ATSEP), there are European level initiatives aimed at developing Common Core Content Training and Competency Checking Requirements.

Equipment and Interoperability

Equipment and Interoperability Requirements arise from the Single European Sky Interoperability Requirements and other sources such as ICAO SARPs. Equipment may also be subject to various International Standards and Directives.