Requirements for Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs)
All Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) not eligible for derogation must submit to the CAA their five-year Business Plan, Annual Plan, and audited accounts.
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.
(Annex 1 para 2.2)
The Business Plan should cover a minimum period of five years and set out:
A Business Plan proforma can be found here. This is intended 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 and delays to flights incurred as well as on financial arrangements:
An Annual Plan proforma can be found here. This is intended 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 the Service Provision Regulation, 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. This is available here.