AIP for VHF Aeronautical Ground Stations

AIP for VHF Aeronautical Ground Stations

Following an extensive consultation process, a new fees structure for VHF aeronautical ground station licences has been determined by Ofcom. Additionally Ofcom has decided to rename these licences to reflect ICAO service types.

Information on fees
For detailed information go to the Aeronautical Spectrum Pricing and Bespoke Pricing for Aeronautical VHF Frequencies pages on the Ofcom website where you will find fee proposals and subsequent statements and an illustrative model in order to derive a bespoke fee.  Please see statement for current licence charges in the Notice of proposals to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 2013.

Fees Regulations
Ofcom is in the final stages of amending the Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) Regulations which provide the legal framework for applying the new fees. The draft regulations can be found here where Ofcom also expect to publish a final statement in April 2012.

Licence Categories 
If the service for which you hold a Wireless Telegraphy Act licence is OPC, AS, GMC or Departure ATIS, the notice of proposal to vary your licence must be interpreted in accordance with the following table of current/new VHF licence names

 

Current Product Name

New Product Name (link to template)

Service Types

AGS (GA)

Aeronautical Station - (Recreational Aviation)

Microlight
Balloon
Glider
Parachute
Hang/Para Glider

AGS (AG FIS)
(AGS) (ATC/GMC)

Aeronautical Station – (A/G, AFIS and Tower)

Air/Ground
Aerodrome Flight Information Service (AFIS)
Aerodrome Control Service (TWR)

AGS (ATC/GMC)

Aeronautical Station – (Aeronautical Broadcast)

VOLMET
Arrival Automatic terminal Information Service (ATIS)

AGS (OPC)

Aeronautical Station (Aerodrome Surface and Operational Control)

Operational Control (OPC)

AGS (ATC/GMC)

Aeronautical Station (Aerodrome Surface and Operational Control)

Aerodrome Surface (AS)
Ground Movement Control GMC)
Departure ATIS (DATIS)*

AGS (Fire)

Aeronautical Station (Fire and Emergency)

Emergency Frequency (EMERG) 121.5MHz
Auxiliary Frequency Search & Rescue (SAR) 123.1 MHz
Aerodrome Fire Vehicle 121.6MHz

AGS (Offshore)

Aeronautical Station (Offshore)

Operational Control (OPC)
Aerodrome Surface Communications (AS)
Departure Automatic Terminal Information Service (DATIS)
Offshore Fixed/Mobile Installations and Vessels – Traffic/Logistics (A/G)
Can also cover mobiles.

AGS (OPC)

Aeronautical Station (VDL)

VHF Air-Ground Digital Link (VDL)

AGS (OPC)

Aeronautical Station – (ACARS)

Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS)

AGS (ATC/GMC)

Aeronautical Station – (Approach)

Approach Control Service (APP)

AGS (ATC/GMC)

Aeronautical Station (Area Control)

Area Control Centre Service (ACC)
Flight Information Service (FIS)