Requirements for Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs)
All Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) applying for Certification and not eligible for derogation must submit to the CAA their five-year Business Plan, Annual Plan, and audited accounts. ANSPs that elect not to provide cross-border services and waive the right to mutual recognition within the Single European Sky (SES) may apply to be derogated. ANSPs eligible for derogation are those which provide services or plan to provide them only with respect to one or more of the following:
ANSPs applying to be derogated, other than a provider of air traffic services, must have a gross annual turnover of 1m Euros or less in relation to the services it provides or plans to provide.
In addition, ANSPs must submit a written declaration that they will produce, and send to the CAA, an Annual Report at the end of their reporting period and that this report will be made available to users as part of the consultation process (Reference: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1035/2011 of 17 October 2011 laying down common requirements for the provision of air navigation services.)
(Annex 1 para 2.2)
The Business Plan should cover a minimum period of five years and set out:
A Business Plan proforma is available to aid providers, especially those who may be producing such a document for the first time.
(Annex 1 para 2.2)
The Annual Plan should specify further the features of the Business Plan and describe any changes to it. The annual plan shall cover the following provisions on the level and quality of service such as the expected level of capacity, safety, environmental and cost-efficiency, as may be applicable:
An Annual Plan proforma is available to aid providers, especially those who may be producing such a document for the first time.
(Annex 1 para 6.2)
In accordance with article 12(2) of Regulation (EC) No 550/2004, an ANSP shall demonstrate that it is undergoing an independent audit of its financial accounts on a regular basis.
(Annex 1 para 6.1)
The CAA has determined that an ANSP’s ability to meet its financial obligations will best be demonstrated by the ANSP undergoing an independent financial audit and receiving a positive auditor’s statement. If an ANSP is deemed no longer to be a ‘going concern’ then the auditor will be compelled to make a statement to this effect as part of the overall auditor’s statement on the accounts.
(Annex 1 para 9)
The Annual Report shall include as a minimum:
Note: if you are part of a wider organisation, the CAA will accept consolidated plans and reports, so long as these identify separately the activities at each of the airports where the organisation operates. Consolidated group audited accounts will be acceptable, these do not have to identify the different areas where the organisation operates.
The CAA's policies on the implementation of the economic and financial aspects of the Common Requirements regulation are set out in the outcome of the consultation published in December 2005.