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AIRAC AIP amendment

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Aeronautical information regulation and control (AIRAC)

Aeronautical information publication (AIP)

AIRAC AIP supplement

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Permanent changes to the information contained in the AIP which are published in accordance with AIRAC procedures.

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EUROCONTROL (2004) EATM glossary, June 2004

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AIRAC AIP supplement

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Aeronautical information regulation and control (AIRAC)

Aeronautical information publication (AIP)

AIRAC AIP amendment

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Temporary changes to the information contained in the AIP which are published by means of special pages in accordance with AIRAC procedures.

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EUROCONTROL (2004) EATM glossary, June 2004

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AIRMET

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Significant Meteorological Information(SIGMET)

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information concerning en-route weather phenomena which may affect the safety of low-level aircraft operations.

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ICAO, Official Definition, DOC 8400 Procedures for Air Navigation Services — ICAO Abbreviations and Codes 2004, 6th ed.

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AIS message

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Notice to airmen (NOTAM)

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international NOTAM office (NOF)

NOTAM Processing Unit (NPU)

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AFTN Message composed according to the rules in Annex 10, made up of a maximum of 1800 characters and containing a single NOTAM or an ASHTAM or a SNOWTAM or an unformatted service message inherent to AIS operative requests interchanged between NOF, originators, clients and/or NPU.

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EUROCONTROL (2007) EATM, "Operating Procedures for AIS Dynamic Data", AIS.ET1.ST05.1000-DEL-01 Edition : 2.1, Edition Date : 7 March 2007, Appendix A2

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ASHTAM

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SNOWTAM

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Notice to airmen

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A special series NOTAM notifying by means of a specific format change in activity of a volcano, a volcanic eruption and/or volcanic ash cloud that is of significance of aircraft operations

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ICAO/OACI, "International Civil Aviation Vocabulary", Doc. 9713, Vol.1, 1998

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Aerodrome Flight Information Service Officer

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AFISO

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A person properly trained, competent and duly authorized to provide aerodrome flight information service and, if necessary, licensed.

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EUROCONTROL Manual for Aerodrome Flight Information Service (AFIS), Chapter 1, Definitions, [http://www.skybrary.aero/bookshelf/books/1446.pdf ]

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Aerodrome Mapping Data Base

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Aerodrome Mapping Exchange Schema (AMXS)

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AMDB

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An AMDB is a Geographic Information System (GIS) database of an airport describing:

• the spatial layout of an airport;

• the geometry of features (e.g. runways, taxiways, buildings) described as points, lines and polygons;

• further information characterising the features and their functions which are stored as attributes (e.g. surface type, name/object identifier, runway slope).

Definition Source

EUROCONTROL (2010) dedicated AMDB webpage http://www.eurocontrol.int/aim/public/standard_page/interop_amxs_intro.html

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Aerodrome Mapping Exchange Schema

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Aerodrome Mapping Data Base (AMDB)

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AMXS

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an exchange format for airport mapping data, developed by EUROCONTROL and intended for use by the aeronautical community. It is an XML Schema implementation of the Airport Mapping Exchange Model (AMXM).

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EUROCONTROL, dedicated AMDB webpage http://www.eurocontrol.int/aim/public/standard_page/interop_amxs_intro.html

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The AMXS is based on RTCA DO-291/EUROCAE ED-119, RTCA DO-272A/EUROCAE ED-99A, ISO19139 and GML3.1.1 .

Aeronautical Information Exchange Model

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aeronautical information

Flight Information Exchange Model (FIXM)

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AIXM

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"a logical data model and data exchange specification for aeronautical information, which is the standard used for digitally encoding, processing and distributing aeronautical data by Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) in Europe; initially developed by EUROCONTROL for the European AIS Database (EAD), AIXM has gradually become a world-wide standard, the latest model versions being co-developed with United States FAA and in the process to be adopted by ICAO."

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EUROCONTROL (2010) AIXM web site [1]

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Aeronautical data

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Integrity of aeronautical data

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A representation of aeronautical facts, concepts or instructions in a formalized manner suitable for communication, interpretation or processing.

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ICAO (2010), Official definition, Annex 15 (Aeronautical Information Services)

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Lexicon Release

Lexicon Release 2015.2

Aeronautical database

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Any data that is stored electronically in a system that supports airborne or ground based aeronautical applications.

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ICAO (Doc 9881) Guidelines for Electronic Terrain, Obstacle and Aerodrome Mapping Information

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Aeronautical information

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Information resulting from the assembly, analysis and formatting of aeronautical data.

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ICAO (2010) Official definition, ANNEX 15 Aeronautical Information Services 2010

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Aeronautical information circular

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AIC

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A notice containing information that does not qualify for the origination of a NOTAM or for inclusion in the AIP, but which relates to flight safety, air navigation, technical, administrative or legislative matters.

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ICAO (2010) Official definition, ANNEX 15 Aeronautical Information Services 2010

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Aeronautical information publication

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AIP

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A publication issued by or with the authority of a State and containing aeronautical information of a lasting character essential to air navigation.

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ICAO (2010) Official definition, ANNEX 15 Aeronautical Information Services 2010

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Aeronautical information regulation and control

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AIRAC

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1. A system aimed at advance notification based on common effective dates, of circumstances that necessitate significant changes in operating practices.

2. A regulated system for disseminating information concerning significant changes to specified data items applicable to airspace boundaries, ATS routes and procedures, radio navigation aids and communication facilities, meteorological facilities, runways and stopways.An AIRAC cycle is a twenty-eight (28) day period.

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1. ICAO (2010) Official definition, ANNEX 15 Aeronautical Information Services 2010

2. EUROCONTROL, NM Glossary (2014)

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Based upon a series of effective dates of intervals of 28 days, the AIRAC cycle is designed to ensure that all users of aeronautical information receive new information and changes to existing information at least 28 days in advance of the effective date. (source: EUROCONTROL EATM glossary, 2004)

Air-report

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AIREP

ARP

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A report from an aircraft in flight prepared in conformity with requirements for position, and operational and/or meteorological reporting.

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ICAO (2007) Official definition, Annex 3, Annex 10/II, PANS-ATM

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Automated weather observation system

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automatic weather observation system

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AWOS

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a set of meteorological sensors, and associated systems designed to electronically collect and disseminate meteorological data.

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Transport Canada, GLOSSARY FOR PILOTS AND AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES PERSONNEL, FEBRUARY 2009 EDITION

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Automatic processing

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Notice to airmen (NOTAM)

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Cancelling NOTAM

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Replacing NOTAM (NOTAMR)

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Notice to airmen (NOTAM)

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NOTAMC

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A NOTAM that is cancelling another NOTAM (NOTAMN or NOTAMR) before the given End of Validity, or did not have a defined End of Validity in Item C).

Definition Source

1. ICAO Doc 8400 Abbreviations and Codes. Ed. 9, 2016.- ISBN 982-92-9249-874-0 2. EUROCONTROL Guidelines, Operational Procedures for AIS Dynamic Data (OPADD Ref nr EUROCONTROL-GUID-0121) Ed. 4.0 (2015), ISBN: 978-2-87497-078-8 [2]

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- NOTAMN (New NOTAM)

- NOTAMR (Replacement NOTAM)

Checklist

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Notice to airmen (NOTAM)

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A NOTAM published regularly in each NOTAM series containing a list, grouped by year, of valid NOTAM numbers promulgated in that series.

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ICAO (2010) doc. "The Fifth Meeting of ICAO AIS-AIM Implementation Task Force (AAITF/5)", Beijing, China 25 − 26 June 2010, Agenda Item 9: Any other Business, ADOPTION OF EUROCONTROL OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR AIS DYNAMIC DATA EDITION 3.0, APPENDIX A2 - GLOSSARY

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Client NOF

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Publishing NOF

NOTAM Processing Unit

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international NOTAM office (NOF)

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any NOF which has subscribed to the services provided by a NOTAM Processing Unit.

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ICAO (2002) GUIDANCE MANUAL FOR AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION SERVICES (AIS) in the ASIA/PACIFIC REGION, First Edition - 2002, Chapter 3 OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR AIS DYNAMIC DATA (OPADD)

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Cyclic Redundancy Check

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Cyclic Redundancy Check Value

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CRC

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A mathematical algorithm applied to the digital expression of data that provides a level of assurance against loss or alteration of data.

Definition Source

ICAO (2010) Annex 15, Aeronautical Information Services

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Digital Elevation Model

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DEM

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The representation of terrain surface by continuous elevation values at all intersections of a defined grid, referenced to common datum.

Definition Source

ICAO (2010) Annex 15 — Aeronautical Information Services

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Digital Terrain Model (DTM) is sometimes referred to as DEM.

Digital NOTAM

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Notice to airmen (NOTAM)

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a data set that contains in a structured format, which can be fully interpreted by an automated system without human interpretation, the information currently distributed by text NOTAM messages.

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ICAO/EUROCONTROL (2008), ICAO working paper AIS-AIMSG/1-IP/4, AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION SERVICES-AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT STUDY GROUP (AIS-AIMSG), FIRST MEETING, Montréal, 2 to 4 December 2008, "DIGITAL NOTAM" (Presented by Paul Bosman)

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Feature

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feature attribute

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Abstraction of real world phenomena.

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ISO Standard 19101, Geographic information — Reference model

ICAO, Official definition, ANNEX 15 Aeronautical Information Services 2010

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Feature attribute

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feature

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Characteristic of a feature.

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ISO Standard 19101, Geographic information — Reference model

ICAO, Official definition, ANNEX 15 Aeronautical Information Services 2010

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A feature attribute has a name, a data type and a value domain associated with it.

Flight Information Exchange Model

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Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM)

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FIXM

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a data interchange format for sharing information about flights throughout their lifecycle.

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FIXM homepage [3]

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FIXM increases interoperability among all air traffic stakeholders by mediating interactions between Air Traffic Management systems, airspace users, transportation authorities, security and defense authorities, logistics and transportation providers, and many more.

Flight information

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flight information service

flight information centre

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Information useful for the safe and efficient conduct of flight, including information on air traffic, meteorological conditions, aerodrome conditions on air route facilities.

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ICAO, DOC 9426 Air Traffic Services Planning Manual 1984, p. V-1-1-7

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flight information

flight information centre

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flight information service position

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FIS

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A service provided for the purpose of giving advice and information useful for the safe and efficient conduct of flights.

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ICAO, Official definition, added to An 10/III by Amdt 73 (05/11/1998)

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Flight information service position

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FIS position

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flight information service (FIS)

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Position within an ACC providing services to non controlled flights for the purpose of giving advice and information useful for the safe and efficient conduct of flights.

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EUROCONTROL Specification for Economic Information Disclosure, Edition 2.6, Edition date: 31.12.2008, Reference nr: EUROCONTROL-SPEC-0117

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Integrated Aeronautical Information Package

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IAIP

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A package which consists of the following elements:

— AIP, including amendment service;

— Supplements to the AIP;

— NOTAM and PIB;

— AIC; and

— checklists and lists of valid NOTAM.

Definition Source

ICAO (2010), Official definition, Annex 15, Aeronautical Information Services

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Integrity of aeronautical data

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integrity (aeronautical data)

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A degree of assurance that an aeronautical data and its value has not been lost or altered since the data origination or authorized amendment.

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ICAO, Official definition, ANNEX 15 Aeronautical Information Services 2010

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International Airways Volcano Watch

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Significant Meteorological Information(SIGMET)

Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)

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IAVW

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International arrangements for monitoring and providing warnings to aircraft of volcanic ash in the atmosphere.

Definition Source

ICAO, Official definition, Definition added to An 3 by Amdt 71 (5/11/1998) and modified by Amdt 72 to An 3,14th ed (1/11/2001).

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The IAVW is based on the cooperation of aviation and non-aviation operational units using information derived from observing sources and networks that are provided by States. The watch is coordinated by ICAO with the cooperation of other concerned international organizations.

International NOTAM office

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Notice to airmen (NOTAM)

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Publishing NOF

Client NOF

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NOF

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An office designated by a State for the exchange of NOTAM internationally.

Definition Source

ICAO, official definition,

ANNEX 11 Air Traffic Services 2001

ANNEX 15 Aeronautical Information Services 2010

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NOTAM Processing Unit

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AIS message

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NPU

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Any Unit that is responsible for the reception, processing and further distribution of AIS Messages to its Clients.

Definition Source

EUROCONTROL (2007) EATM, "Operating Procedures for AIS Dynamic Data", AIS.ET1.ST05.1000-DEL-01 Edition : 2.1, Edition Date : 7 March 2007, Appendix A2

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Note that this Unit may perform these functions for its own purposes only or may act on behalf of one or more Client.

The EAD (European AIS Database) is an example of a NOTAM Processing Unit.

Notice to airmen

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SNOWTAM ASHTAM

Digital NOTAM

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NOTAM

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notice distributed by means of telecommunication containing information concerning the establishment, condition or change in any aeronautical facility, service, procedure or hazard, the timely knowledge of which is essential to personnel concerned with flight operations

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ICAO Doc. 9569, N13

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Client NOF

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international NOTAM office (NOF)

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the NOF responsible for the creation of the NOTAM, as opposed to the originator of the AFTN message within which the NOTAM is contained (which are not necessarily the same)

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ICAO (2002) GUIDANCE MANUAL FOR AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION SERVICES (AIS) in the ASIA/PACIFIC REGION, First Edition - 2002, Chapter 3 OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR AIS DYNAMIC DATA (OPADD)

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Replacing NOTAM

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Cancelling NOTAM (NOTAMC)

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Notice to airmen (NOTAM)

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NOTAMR

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A NOTAM that is replacing another NOTAM (NOTAMN or NOTAMR) before the given End of Validity or did not have a defined End of Validity in Item C).

Definition Source

1. ICAO Doc 8400 Abbreviations and Codes. Ed. 9, 2016.- ISBN 982-92-9249-874-0 2. EUROCONTROL Guidelines, Operational Procedures for AIS Dynamic Data (OPADD Ref nr EUROCONTROL-GUID-0121) Ed. 4.0 (2015), ISBN: 978-2-87497-078-8 [1]

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Resolution

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Surveillance



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1. (surveillance) Ability of a system to distinguish between two or more targets in close proximity to each other both in range and bearing (azimuth).

2. (AIS) A number of units or digits to which a measured or calculated value is expressed and used.

Definition Source

1. ICAO (2004) doc. 9684 Manual of the Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR) Systems

2. ICAO (2010) Official definition, ANNEX 15 Aeronautical Information Services

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SNOWTAM

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ASHTAM

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Notice to airmen

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A special series NOTAM notifying the presence or removal of hazardous conditions due to snow, ice, slush or standing water associated with snow, slush and ice on the movement area, by means of a specific format

Definition Source

ICAO DOC 8400 Procedures for Air Navigation Services — ICAO Abbreviations and Codes 2004, 6th ed.

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Significant Meteorological Information

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Significant Meteorological Message

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AIRMET

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SIGMET

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Information concerning en-route weather phenomena which may affect the safety of aircraft operations.

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ICAO, Official definition, Doc. 8400/4 (2004)

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Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre

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International Airways Volcano Watch (IAVW)

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VAAC

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A meteorological centre designated by regional air navigation agreement to provide advisory information to meteorological watch offices, area control centres, flight information centres, world area forecast centres and international OPMET databanks regarding the lateral and vertical extent and forecast movement of volcanic ash in the atmosphere following volcanic eruptions.

Definition Source

ICAO, Official definition, added to An 3 by Amdt 71 (5/11/1998)

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