What are the relevant regulations for Air Navigation Service Providers?
The primary regulation for Air Navigation Service (ANS) providers is CAR Part VIII. This document includes the following subparts: I – General, II – Aeronautical Information System (AIS), IV – Air Traffic Service (ATS), V – Communication Navigation Service (CNS), VII - Aviation Meteorology (MET) and IX – Low Visibility Operations (LVO).
Providers need to follow all UAE GCAA regulation however other relevant documents may include CAR Part IX - Aerodromes, CAR Part X - Safety Management System Requirements and CAR Part XI - Rescue Fire Fighting Services.
Relevant Civil Aviation Advisory Publications (CAAPs) include CAAP 22 - Occurrence Reporting, CAAP 25 - Air Navigation Facilities, CAAP 40 - Certification of AIS Providers, CAAP 41 - Air Space Change Management Process, CAAP 42 - Certification of ATS Providers, CAAP 44 - Low Visibility Procedures, CAAP 49 - Laser Elimination of Aircraft and ATC Towers and CAAP 50 – SMS.
There are also a number of ANS Information Notices (ANSINs) which should also be reviewed such as ANSIN 1/10 - Issue of ANS Information Notice, ANSIN 2/10 - ATS Occurrence Reporting, ANSIN 3/10 - Operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the UAE, ANSIN 1/11 - Level Bust Prevention, ANSIN 2/11 - ATC Duty Hour Definitions and ANSIN 3/11 - Interim Guidance on Boeing 747-800 Wake Vortex Aspects.
Where can I find an overview of all the ANA regulatory requirements applicable to Service Providers?
An overview of all regulatory requirements for various service providers and operators of aeronautical radio stations covering the main areas of interest for these services (such as Certification, SMS, Hazard Identification, Operational Procedures, Personnel Licensing and Equipment and Interoperability) can be found on the e-Service ANA section of the GCAA website.
Are there any proposed changes to air traffic services regulation?
As a Member State of ICAO, the UAE’s GCAA regulations have been based on the ICAO Annexes. Changes to the Standards and Recommended Practices as published by ICAO may result in changes to UAE’s Civil Aviation Regulations.
Guidance material and relating publications will generally be produced in consultation with the aviation industry, normally through Technical Committees formed by representatives from certified units. Changes to the Civil Aviation Regulations (CARs) are preceded by Notice of Proposed Amendment available on the GCAA website for comment by stakeholders prior to implementation.
What is the Air Traffic Control Technical Committee (ATCTC)?
The ATC Operations Committee meets periodically with operations managers from the certified Air Traffic Control Units and other relevant personnel to discuss operational issues. The Committee is chaired by the GCAA and operational representatives from all ATS units are welcome to attend. For more information please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I amend my ATC Certificate?
Information regarding how to amend an existing ATS Certificate is available in CAR Part VIII, Subpart 1 - General in paragraphs 11 and 12. If there a change in a provider then a completely a new application form must be submitted. If there are other changes required these must be notified to the GCAA and the certificate forwarded for re-issue.
If you have any questions, please contact the GCAA at email@example.com.
How do I apply for operational development approval for ATS Operational approval?
Supporting materials for operational development approvals may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or the General Civil Aviation Authority, ATTN: DASA/ANA, PO Box 6558, Abu Dhabi, UAE. There are also details included in CAR Part VIII, Subpart 1 - General in paragraph 13 regarding required letters of no objection.
How do I submit my required operational manuals to the GCAA?
Certified units or those wishing to seek GCAA acceptance of an operating manual should e-mail these to their designated inspector or email@example.com. Manuals may also be sent to General Civil Aviation Authority, ATTN: DASA/ANA/ATS, PO Box 6558, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
How do I submit details of a safety incident to the GCAA?
Safety incidents and occurrences should be reported through the GCAA's ROSI System in accordance with regulation contained in CAR Part VIII – Air Navigation Regulations, CAAP-22 – Occurrence Reporting and ANSIN 002-10: ATS Occurrence Reporting. Any accident, serious incident or high profile occurrence should also be notified to the GCAA's Duty Officer. The GCAA Duty Officer is contactable 24 hours a day on +971 50 641 4667.
Wake Turbulence Events are captured through the ROSI ATS module.
Dangerous Goods incidents need to be reported as per the requirements of CAR Part VI.
What are some other links that might be helpful to me?
Who should I contact if I have other questions about Air Navigation or Aerodromes at the GCAA?
For questions related to Air Navigation or Aerodromes please contact the GCAA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Relevant regulations for ANS providers
CAR VIII, CAR X, CAR IX, CAAPs, ANSINs