Subpart A - General

175.1 Purpose

(a)  The Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order (“the Order”) places responsibility on the Governor for ensuring that appropriate arrangements are made for the provision of Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) within the Territory.

(b)  This OTAR Part details the requirements concerning the provision of Aeronautical Information within the Territory to ensure compliance with ICAO Annex 15 (Aeronautical Information Services).  It describes the responsibilities of the AIS provider and the designated regulator.

(c)  These requirements are not in themselves Law.  Failure to comply may not constitute an offence.  However, the Requirements repeat or reproduce provisions of the Order.  Therefore, failure to comply with these Requirements may:

(1) constitute a breach of the Order; and

(2) result in proceedings for breaches of the Order

(d)  Other OTAR Parts may impinge upon activities conducted under this Part.  In particular, Part 1 contains definitions which apply, unless otherwise stated, to all Parts; and OTAR 177 (Aeronautical Charts).  A full list of OTAR Parts, a description of the legislative structure and the place of OTARs and Overseas Territory Aviation Circulars (OTACs) within it can be viewed on the ASSI website www.airsafety.aero.

175.3 Use of English

>All documentation, written communications and data (electronic or otherwise) regarding AIS shall be provided in English.

175.5 Laws, requirements and procedures

The AIS provider shall take reasonable care to ensure that all persons employed, engaged, or contracted, are familiar with the appropriate sections of legislation, the OTARs, any applicable conditions imposed by the designated regulator and the procedures specified in the relevant safety assurance documentation and quality system.

175.7 Procedure compliance

Each person performing duties in relation to the provision of aeronautical information service shall comply with the applicable procedures specified in the appropriate Manuals which authorises the operation.

175.9 Power to inspect

(a) Any person authorised by the Governor shall be allowed access to the service provider’s facilities.

(b) The service provider shall ensure that any authorised person shall have access to any documentation relating to activities associated with the provision of AIS.  The service provider shall be responsible for ensuring that, if requested to do so by an authorised person, documentation is produced within a reasonable period.

(c) The service provider shall comply with any request by the Governor for a practical demonstration or test to verify compliance with the OTARs.

175.11 Applicability

The requirements of OTAR Part 175 apply to AIS providers, including any sub-contractor, and designated regulators.


Change Information

  1. First Issue - May 2012
  2. Second Issue - August 2019

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