Overseas Territories Aviation Circulars are issued to provide advice, guidance and information on standards, practices and procedures necessary to support Overseas Territory Aviation Requirements. They are not in themselves law but may amplify a provision of the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order or provide practical guidance on meeting a requirement contained in the Overseas Territories Aviation Requirements.
The Civil Aviation Act commits the UK, and hence the Territories, to implementing the Chicago Convention and its Annexes. ICAO Annex 3 to the Convention places a responsibility on the State to ensure that arrangements are in place to meet the Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) of the Annex, i.e. to ensure Meteorological (MET) services are provided.
The AN(OT)O gives the Governor responsibility for ensuring that appropriate arrangements for the provision of MET services within the Territory are made. The Governor, or the body charged by the Governor, with responsibility for ensuring provision of the service shall set out the services to be provided within the Territory and arrange for provision of such services. This Circular sets out the procedures for defining the service to be provided and the production of a Service Definition Document in accordance with OTAR Part 174 Subpart C.
This Circular relates to OTAR Part 174.
This issue removes much of the text already included in OTAR Part 174 and focuses on the process of defining the MET services to be provided.
Enquiries regarding the content of this Circular should be addressed to Air Safety Support International or to the appropriate Overseas Territory Aviation Authority.