Subpart B - Service definition and arrangement

175.25 Service Definition Document (SDD)

(a)  The designated regulator shall undertake, with the close co-operation of the accountable manager, the production of a Service Definition Document (SDD).  This document defines the AIS to be provided within a Territory to ensure compliance with ICAO Annex 15.

(b)  The results of the definition process shall be captured within the SDD which shall define:

(1) the services to be provided, including the definition of the area of coverage of the information by reference to and in compliance with Annex 15; and

(2) the International NOTAM Office for the Territory (which must be connected to the aeronautical fixed service); and

(3) the methods by which information shall be collected, collated and distributed; and

(4) the locations and hours during which services shall be provided; and

(5) the standards and criteria to be applied; and

(6) the quality management system which shall be used by the service provider; and

(7) the requirement for agreements between the AIS provider, any sub-contacted service providers, the Territory’s AIS provider (where different), aerodromes, Air Traffic Services units, relevant IFP design organisations and other users where appropriate.

(c)  The SDD shall include the specific requirement for compliance with Annex 15 for:

(1) the compilation, production and distribution of an Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP); and

(2) a specific reference to the requirements for NOTAM and their receipt and distribution.  Their format shall comply with PANS-AIM ICAO Doc 10066; and

(3) the requirement for compliance with the AIRAC cycle; and

(4) specific reference to the requirement for Aeronautical Information Circulars (AICs), their contents and distribution.

175.27 Arrangement of service provision

(a)  The SDD shall identify an AIS provider which shall be responsible overall for the provision of AIS within the Territory and which may be:

(1) the Territory’s own AIS Office; or

(2) the Territory’s main airport operator; or

(3) another contracting State’s AIS provider; or

(4) a commercial service provider.

(b)  The primary service provider may sub-contract all or parts of the service, such as AIP publication or issue of NOTAMs, to one or more other agencies or service providers which may be:

(1) Another contracting State’s AIS provider; or

(2) an Air Navigation Service Provider; or

(3) Another State’s or Territory’s AIS Office; or

(4) a commercial service provider.

(c)  Table 175.1 sets out the service provision arrangements (scope of work) that is applicable depending on the provider type:

Table 175.1 Provider/Service Type table

Provider

type

Service type

Provided service[1]

Charged service

Own Territory/State

Letter of Agreement (LoA)

Contract

Other Territory/State

Commercial

N/A

Contract

(d)  Any agreement or contract shall include the requirement for a quality management system to be implemented by the AIS aeronautical information services provider in accordance with Subpart C.

 


1 Includes services where costs are shared between each party and cancel each other out.


Change Information

  1. First Issue - May 2012
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