Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) fall into the following categories:
All organisations intending to provide an air navigational service must be in possession of a certificate issued by the CAA in accordance with Regulation (EU) 550/2004, (the service provision regulation), article 7.
ATS providers will also be required to be ‘designated’ to provide their services on an exclusive basis within a specific airspace block, at a specific location, in accordance with Regulation (EU) 550/2004, article 8.
Where the ATS provider provides an Air Traffic Control Service they must also be certified as a Training Organisation in accordance with the requirements of regulation 2015/340.
guidance on ATCO training organisation certification.
To achieve certification as an ATS provider an organisation must demonstrate compliance with Annex III and Annex IV of Commission Regulation (EU) No. 2017/373, (the common requirements for the provision of air traffic management/air navigation services).
To achieve certification as a CNS provider an organisation must demonstrate compliance with Annex III and Annex VIII of Commission Regulation (EU) No. 2017/373.
To achieve certification as a MET provider an organisation must demonstrate compliance with Annex III and Annex V of Commission Regulation (EU) No. 2017/373.
All applicants must demonstrate compliance with regulation 376/2014 (the reporting of occurrences in civil aviation).
Applicants for certification who do not intend to use their certificate outside the UK may apply for ‘Limitation’ from some of the financial and business requirements of Commission Regulation (EU) No. 2017/373. Further information on limited certificates will be provided on application.
Application for certification as an ANSP is made to the CAA on form SRG 1428 with appropriate payment. Refer to CAA Scheme of Charges No: 335.
Applicants are also to submit completed compliance matrices relevant to the type of service they intend to provide as follows:
In addition, the following compliance matrices may also be applicable dependent of the scope of the intended service. More detail will be provided on application.
The compliance matrices should reference applicable supporting documentation, which must also be submitted.
When an organisation applying for initial ANSP certification and designation to provide an ATS has successfully demonstrated sufficient compliance with the applicable legislation, the CAA will issue an ANSP certificate and a 'letter of designation', relevant to the location where the services are to be provided.
Where an ANSP, already holding a certificate, intends to provide an ATS at an additional location the ANSP must make application to the CAA for designation, at that location, on CAA on form SRG 1428 with appropriate payment. Please refer to CAA Scheme of Charges No: 335.
The certified ANSP must resubmit their compliance matrices which must now demonstrate how compliance with the relevant legislation is achieved at all locations where it is intended to provide a service.
Please refer to the related information below before making an application for certification or designation.
The following organisations have been certificated by the CAA to provide Air Navigation Services.
Details correct at 15 September 2020.
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