Equipment and Interoperability

Equipment and Interoperability Requirements arise from the Single European Sky Interoperability Requirements and other sources such as ICAO SARPs.

Aeronautical Radio Stations also have to meet the WT Act Licensing requirements as for any radio transmitting station and the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive (R&TTED) 1999/5/EC which applies to all radio communication equipment.  Software has particular Requirements including EC 482/2008.  Equipment Requirements are generally included in CAP 670.  The ANO currently still applies to equipment approvals.

Software and Equipment requirements are detailed in CAP 670 ATS Safety Requirements Part B, Section 3 and Part C, Sections 1 to 3.

Issues and requirements related to Windfarms, Technical Safeguarding and requirements for operations trials are detailed in CAP 670 ATS Safety Requirements Part B, Section 4.

Maintenance arrangements requirements are detailed in CAP 670 ATS Safety Requirements Part B, Section 1, APP 02.

FIS units should also consult CAP 670 ATS Safety Requirements, which provides details of minimum levels of equipment and recording of RTC communications.

Equipment is also subject to the Single European Sky Interoperability Requirements and Implementing Rules