AD 1 AERODROMES / HELIPORTS - INTRODUCTION

AD 1.1 Aerodrome / Heliport availability

1.1.1. The administration of the aerodromes listed in this publication is vested in many interests ranging from the Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA) of each Emirate to Oil Companies.
1.1.2. General conditions of availability
1.1.2.1 No aircraft constructed in Israel or departing from airports in Israel will be allowed to service, refuel or land at any airport or aerodrome within the EMIRATES FIR, nor will any aircraft be cleared from any airport or aerodrome within the EMIRATES FIR to any airport in Israel.
1.1.2.2 The conditions of use of the international airports are listed under the appropriate Emirate in the GEN 1 section.
1.1.2.3 Before using international airports, operators are required to obtain an in depth briefing from the CAA of the applicable Emirate.
  1. Such briefings shall be in accordance with CAR Part IX and CAAP 24 - Airport Briefing Requirements.

  2. Operators shall satisfy themselves that:

    1. Aircrew are comprehensively briefed on regulations covering the airspace, operating procedures and requirements.

    2. Necessary ground handling equipment and facilities required for the planned operation are available.

1.1.2.4 The general conditions of use of other aerodromes are:
  1. Prior permission shall be obtained from the Aerodrome operator / administrative authority.

  2. Foreign registered aircraft shall obtain written security clearance from:

    Post:The Directorate of War Operations, GHQ
    P.O. Box 2501
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    A minimum of 24 hours notice is required.

  3. UAE registered aircraft shall obtain security clearance from:

    Post:The Commander
    Air Defence Operations Centre
    HQ Air Force
    Tel:+971 2 444 7300 EXTN: 6361 / 6198 or
    Tel:+971 2 585 1999 EXTN: 2895 / 2066
    Fax:+971 2 585 1327
1.1.2.5 Civil fixed wing aircraft shall not land at any aerodrome not listed in this AIP except in cases of real emergency or when special permission has been obtained.
1.1.3. ICAO Documents and differences
1.1.3.1 Services provided at aerodromes / heliports are based upon the ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices contained in the following publications:

Annex 14 Aerodromes

Volumes I & II.

Doc 9157 Aerodrome Design Manual

(parts 1 to 5)

Doc 9137 Airport Services Manual

(parts 1 to 9)

1.1.3.2 Any differences to Standards and Recommended Practices are published in GEN 1.7.
1.1.4 Civil use of military air bases
1.1.4.1 Prior permission is required before civil aircraft can use military air bases. Such permission is given only in exceptional circumstances.
1.1.4.2 The conditions under which use is permitted will be stated at time approval is granted.
1.1.5. General conditions for use of low visibility procedures applicable to CAT II and III operations
1.1.5.1 The special procedures used to protect instrument landing system radio signals and the landing runway applied by ATC during Category II and III operations conform with the requirements of Chapter 5, Doc 9365 - Manual of All-Weather Operations.
1.1.5.2 During Category II and III operations a "Follow Me" vehicle will be available.
1.1.5.3 The special procedures applicable to CAT II and III operations are detailed in ENR 1.5.2.4.
1.1.6. Friction measuring devices used
1.1.6.1 Friction measurement is carried out by vehicle.
1.1.6.2 Due to high ambient temperatures and low rainfall runways are prone to a build up of rubber deposits in the touch - down area. Caution should be exercised due to reduced braking action in these areas when there is moisture on the runways.
1.1.7 Heliports
1.1.7.1 There are no dedicated heliports available for other than private use. Most larger aerodromes have a designated helicopter landing area.
1.1.8 Apron responsibilities
1.1.8.1 The Pilot in Command is responsible for injury to personnel or damage to property caused by excessive use of power whilst manoeuvring on the apron.
1.1.8.2 ATC approval to push - back only relates to collision avoidance with other aircraft moving on the apron. The responsibility for ensuring collision avoidance with other obstructions rests with the Pilot in Command.
1.1.9. Removal of damaged or disabled aircraft
1.1.9.1 In case an aircraft is involved in an accident the aircraft operator or owner is responsible for removal of the disabled aircraft.
1.1.9.2 If the aircraft is likely to be a danger or obstruction to the movement of other aircraft or vehicles, the CAA for the applicable Emirate may order the operator or owner to remove the disabled aircraft without delay.
1.1.9.3 If the aircraft operator or owner does not comply with the removal order, the CAA for the applicable Emirate is empowered to remove the aircraft. The expense incurred in removing the aircraft shall be recovered from the aircraft operator or owner.
1.1.9.4 The CAA for the applicable Emirate shall not be responsible for any damage occurring to an aircraft during its removal.
1.1.10. Regulations concerning airport use
1.1.10.1 The conditions under which aircraft may land, be parked, housed or otherwise be dealt with at any of the aerodromes under the control of the various administrations within the Emirates FIR are as follows:
  1. The fees and charges for the landing, parking or housing of aircraft shall be those from time to time notified by the various administrations and published in the AIP or NOTAM. The fees and charges for any supplies or services which may be furnished to the aircraft at any aerodrome under the control of any particular administration by or on behalf of that administration shall, unless it is otherwise agreed before such fees and charges are incurred, be such reasonable fees and charges as may from time to time be determined by the particular administration for that aerodrome. The fees and charges referred to in this paragraph shall accrue from day to day and shall be payable to the administration on demand.

  2. The administration shall have a lien on the aircraft, its parts and accessories, for such fees and charges as aforesaid.

  3. If payment of such fees and charges is not made to the administration within fourteen days after the letter demanding payment thereof has been sent by post to the registered owner of the aircraft, the administration shall be entitled to sell, remove, destroy or otherwise dispose of the aircraft, and any of its parts and accessories, and to apply the proceeds from so doing to the payment of such fees and charges.

  4. Neither the particular administration nor any servant or agent of the government shall be liable for loss of or damage to the aircraft, its parts or accessories or any property contained in the aircraft, however such loss or damage may arise, occurring while the aircraft is on any of the aerodromes under the control of a particular administration or is in the course of landing or taking - off at any such aerodrome, or of being removed or dealt with elsewhere for the purpose of paragraph 3 of these conditions.

1.1.11. Traffic of persons and vehicles on aerodromes
1.1.11.1 Each aerodrome is divided into two zones:
  1. A public zone comprising the part of the aerodrome open to the public.

  2. A restricted zone comprising the rest of the aerodrome.

1.1.11.2 Access to the restricted zone is authorised only under conditions prescribed by the special rules governing the aerodrome.
1.1.11.3 The customs, police and health inspection offices and the premises assigned to transit traffic are normally accessible only to passengers, to staff of the public authorities and airlines and to authorised persons in the pursuit of their duty.
1.1.11.4 The movement of persons having access to the restricted zone of the aerodrome is subject to the conditions prescribed by the air traffic regulations and by the special rules laid down by the person responsible for the management of the airport.
1.1.11.5 The movement of vehicles in the restricted zone is strictly limited to vehicles driven or used by persons carrying a traffic permit or an official card of admittance.
1.1.11.6 Drivers of vehicles, of whatever type, driving within the confines of the aerodrome, must respect the direction of the traffic, the traffic signs and the posted speed limits and generally comply with the provisions of the highway code and with the instructions given by the competent authorities.
1.1.11.7 Care and protection of aircraft, vehicles, equipment and goods for which the aerodrome facilities are used are not the responsibility of the Emirate or any concessionaire who cannot be responsible for loss or damage which is not incurred through action by them or their agents.