Subpart D - Regulation
This Subpart sets out the requirements on the designated regulator.
175.77 Oversight of the service provider
(a) Whichever of the methods of service provision is adopted, the designated regulator shall conduct audits of the AIS provision at not more than five‑year intervals.
(b) Within the authority of the designated regulator, the purpose of the audit is to ensure that:
(1) the service provider is meeting the requirements in this OTAR Part, ICAO Annex 15 and the SDD; and
(2) the service provider’s QMS is functioning appropriately; and
(3) the requirements of any agreements between the AIS provider, air traffic services and other users (as required by the SDD) are appropriate and that the service provided meets the requirements; and
(4) the audit shall include the local AIS office and facilities including, in particular, communications equipment are adequate and suitable and that alternative suitable means of communication in the event of the failure of the primary means are available.
In the event that the audit reveals non-compliances in service provision regulatory remedial action shall be taken. Deficiencies shall be brought to the attention of the service provider and the method of rectification agreed.