• The UK 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).

    NATS as the service provider (AISP) is responsible for producing the UK Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) and implemented a new data management portal and AIP production system under a project known as ‘Aurora’. This new system is designed to meet the requirements of ADQ-IR 73/2010 and CAP 1054.

    All parties providing data to the UK AIP (“Authorised Sources”) are required to sign a Formal Arrangement with NATS AIS on provision of aeronautical data/information.Once the Formal Arrangement is in place, the Authorised Source can nominate individuals (“AIP Sponsors”), who are responsible for submitting changes to AIS products on behalf of this Authorised Source.  

    All those responsible for maintaining AIP data are required to ensure that it is up to date and reflects the correct values. Updates to the AIP can be made in the Aurora portal ( https://www.aurora.nats.co.uk/) either manually or by provision of one of the following three acceptable datasets:

    All those responsible for maintaining AIP data are required to ensure that it is up to date and reflects the correct values. Updates to the AIP can be made in the Aurora portal (https://www.aurora.nats.co.uk/) either manually or by provision of one of the following three acceptable datasets:

    • Aerodrome survey data
      Survey Package in a zip file attached to change request
    • Airspace change data
      CAA WGS 84 spread sheet in a zip file attached to change request
    • RNAV Instrument flight procedures
      Draft chart and Coding Table in a zip file attached to change request


          Those who submit or update AIP information are able to access guidance material and training videos from within the Aurora portal. 

          Please contact support.aissupervisor@nats.co.uk if you have any questions about the Aurora system.