This space defines common coding guidelines for the ICAO AIP Data Set in AIXM 5.1/5.1.1 format. The objective is to ensure that AIP data sets provided by different States can be effectively used by the downstream AIS data chain actors, particularly by Data Provider (DAT) organisations. The content of this space includes a formal mapping to AIXM 5.1/5.1.1 of the AIP Data Set subject/properties, as contained in the draft new Annex 15 and PANS-AIM.
Concerning the PANS-AIM draft used for the mapping
There might exist some small differences between the PANS-AIM Data Catalogue subjects/properties used in the current mapping and the version contained in the State Letter issued by ICAO on 24th of April 2017. These differences will be analysed and resolved once the Annex 15 and PANS-AIM are formally published by ICAO, after the State Letter consultation process is finalised. This is expected to take place before the end of 2017.
Concerning the status of the coding guidelines
The AIP Data Set coding guidelines are in PROPOSED status, based on the ICAO Proposal for Amendment to Annex 15 and PANS-AIM. A Released version is planned in the first part of 2018, after the final publication by ICAO of the 16th Edition of the Annex 15 and of the new PANS-AIM (DOC 10066). All eventual comments and suggestions made in the meantime will be considered for the final version, which might be different from the current proposal, both for the ICAO reference material and for the coding guidelines.