• The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and National Air Traffic Services Ltd (NATS) are working collaboratively with all Stakeholders to support the implementation of aeronautical data quality requirements in the United Kingdom by providing regulatory oversight of data chains from origination to publication by Aeronautical Information Services (AIS).  

    Oversight programme

    As advised in the   Information Notice IN-2017/019 (11 May 2017), the CAA has updated the oversight programme to include verification of the compliance of Aerodrome Operators with the data requirements contained in Commission Regulation EU 139/2014, applicable to EASA certificated aerodromes and Commission Regulation EU 73/2010 (Aeronautical Data Quality), applicable to EASA certificated aerodromes and all aerodromes with Instrument Flight Procedures (IFP).  

    Aerodrome Operators are expected to demonstrate their compliance during audits of aeronautical data and information activities. When an Aerodrome Operator fails to provide evidence that aerodrome survey is compliant with EU 139/2014 and EU 73/2010, it will be required to deliver an ADQ compliant survey before the date of their next scheduled 5-year Instrument Flight Procedure review and that should be reflected in the corrective action and implementation plan.

    Aerodrome survey guidance

    The CAA provides CAP 1732 Aerodrome Survey Guidance for aerodrome operators and other data originators (including contracted activities) to support compliance with the Regulation EU 139/2014, EU 73/2010 and ICAO Annex 4, Annex 11 and Annex 14. 
    This guidance also complements AMC and GM to the EU 139/2014, ICAO PANS-AIM and EUROCONTROL - Terrain and Obstacle Data Manual and should be used in conjunction with those documents. 
    The guidance is applicable to UK CAA EASA certificated aerodromes and all aerodromes with Instrument Flight Procedures.

    All comments to CAP 1732 received before and immediately after publication have been assessed and published in Consolidated Response Document  to help provide further guidance to those in scope of the document. If you cannot find the answers you are looking for, please contact aimr@caa.co.uk  

    Formal arrangements

    One of the key requirements of the aeronautical data regulations is the establishment of formal arrangements between all parties involved in the exchange of aeronautical data and since May 2018 NATS has been sending formal arrangement templates to Accountable Managers and registered data sponsors.

    Formal arrangements with NATS shall be signed on behalf of an organisation by the Accountable Manager or a competent person formally appointed by the Accountable Manager to be directly responsible for all aeronautical data activities and aeronautical information provision activities at the aerodrome. This should be provided within 15 working days from the delivery date. In due course, the signatory will be required to provide a full list of authorised individuals, who are responsible for submitting changes to AIS products within a clearly defined scope of authorised changes (data items). The signatory will also be responsible for updating and maintaining this list on a regular basis. 

    INEA ADQ implementation workshop – 19-20 July 2018

    The UK CAA and Eurocontrol organised a workshop co-finances by the European Union to facilitate a common understanding of Regulation (EU) 73/2010 by addressing implementation challenges identified by UK CAA and Data Originators and Outline main differences between current requirements and pcoming changes, based on future EASA Reg.2017/373 including consequential changes to Reg. 139/2014.

  • CAA ADQ workshop - 18 May 2018

    The UK CAA organised a workshop for data originators to help stakeholders meet ADQ requirements.

    The agenda covered the following subjects and presentations from the workshop are available below: