Subpart C - The Aerodrome Manual

139.51 Aerodrome Manual requirements

(a) The aerodrome certificate holder shall ensure that the Aerodrome Manual:

(1) is typewritten or printed, and signed by the aerodrome certificate holder; and

Note: Documents may be in hardcopy or electronic. Electronic documents must be accessible to all staff requiring access.

(2) is in a format that is easy to revise; and

(3) comprises a system for recording the currency of pages and amendments, including a page for logging revisions; and

(4) is organised in a manner that will facilitate preparation; review and acceptance/approval processes; and

(5) conforms to paragraph 139.53 and ICAO Document 9774.

(b) The aerodrome certificate holder shall provide the Governor with a complete and current copy of the Aerodrome Manual.

(c) The aerodrome certificate holder shall keep at least one complete and current copy of the Aerodrome Manual at the aerodrome and one copy at the aerodrome certificate holder’s place of business if other than the aerodrome.

(d) Each such copy or part shall be kept up to date.

(e) The aerodrome certificate holder shall alter or amend the Aerodrome Manual, whenever necessary, in order to maintain the accuracy and currency of the information in the Manual.

(f) The aerodrome certificate holder shall comply with any directive issued by the Governor to the aerodrome certificate holder requiring alteration or amendment of the Manual.

139.53 Content of the aerodrome manual

(a) The aerodrome manual shall include information and instructions relating to:

(1) the name and status of the person in charge of day to day operation of the aerodrome together with the names and status of other senior aerodrome operating staff (including the persons accountable for the Aerodrome Emergency Plan and the Aerodrome Maintenance Plan) and instructions as to the order and circumstances in which they may be required to act as the person in charge; and

(2) the name and position of the accountable manager and a corporate commitment to compliance with applicable OTARs.

(3) the system of aeronautical information service available; and

(4) procedures for promulgating information concerning the aerodrome's state; and

(5) procedures for the control of access, vehicles and work in relation to the aerodrome manoeuvring area and apron; and

(6) procedures for the reporting of accidents and occurrences and for the removal of disabled aircraft; and

(7) in the case of an aerodrome which has facilities for fuel storage, procedures for complying with provisions of the Order relating to such matters; and

(8) plans depicting the layout of runways, taxiways and aprons, aerodrome markings, aerodrome lighting if provided and the siting of any navigational aids within the runway strip (a linear scale shall be shown), except that in the case of copies of the manual or extracts from it provided to aerodrome operating staff, the plans shall be of a scale reasonably appropriate for the purposes of paragraph 139.51(d); and

(9) in respect of an aerodrome in relation to which there is a notified instrument approach procedure, survey information sufficient to provide data for the production of aeronautical charts relating to that aerodrome; and

(10) description, height and location of obstacles which infringe standard obstacle limitation surfaces, and whether they are lit; and

(11) data for and method of calculation of declared distances and elevations at the beginning and end of each declared distance; and

(12) method of calculating reduced declared distances and the procedure for their promulgation; and

(13) details of surfaces and bearing strengths of runways, taxiways and aprons; and

(14) the system of management of air traffic in the airspace associated with the aerodrome, including procedures for the co-ordination of traffic with adjacent aerodromes, except any such information or procedures already published in any appropriate manual of air traffic services; and

(15) operational procedures for the routine and special inspection of the aerodrome manoeuvring area and aprons; and

(16) if operations are permitted during periods of limited visibility, procedures for the protection of the runways during such periods; and

(17) procedures for the safe integration of all aviation activities undertaken at the aerodrome; and

(18) procedures for wildlife hazard reduction; and

(19) procedures for the use and inspection of the aerodrome lighting system, if is provided; and

(20) the on-aerodrome capability for Rescue and Fire Fighting Service identified by the ICAO category and the hours of provision; and

(21) the service level agreement with the provider of any ancillary service, such as RFFS, AIS or Met, if the service is provided by an organisation separate from the aerodrome organisation; and

(22) the procedures to be adopted in the event of temporary depletion of the Rescue and Fire Fighting Service.

(b) Where the Governor grants the aerodrome certificate holder a deviation from complying with any requirement set out in paragraph 139.35(a), the Aerodrome Manual shall show:

(1) the identifying reference given by the Governor to that deviation;

(2) the date that the deviation came into effect; and

(3) any conditions or procedures under which the deviation was granted.

(c) If any prescribed subject is not included in the Aerodrome Manual because it is not applicable to that aerodrome, then the aerodrome certificate holder shall state in the Manual the reason for non-applicability of that subject.


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