GEN 3.2 Aeronautical charts

3.2.1 Responsible service Aeronautical Information Management forms part of the General Civil Aviation Authority and administers aeronautical charts for the EMIRATES FIR. Postal Address:
Post:Aeronautical Information Management
General Civil Aviation Authority
P.O Box 666
Abu Dhabi
UAE Telephone : +971 2 599 6895 Telefax : +971 2 599 6889 e-mail : AFS Address : OMAEYOYX Aeronautical charts production is based upon ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices contained in Annex 4, Aeronautical Charts as further detailed in Doc 8697, Aeronautical Chart Manual.

Note: Accuracy requirements are not met in all cases. See GEN

Any differences to Standards and Recommended Practices are published in GEN 1.7. A 24 hour service is provided through the following after hours numbers:
Tel:+971 2 599 6969
Fax:+971 2 599 6852

3.2.2 Maintenance of charts The charts which form part of the AIP are regularly kept up to date or are replaced by AIRAC amendments. Aeronautical charts are revised whenever significant changes warrant reprinting of the chart and they are distributed as per the AIRAC cycle. Items of information found, after publication, to have been incorrect at the aeronautical information date are corrected immediately by NOTAM if they are of operational significance, attention being directed to that chart affected. Aeronautical charts are amended by one of the following methods:
  1. Significant amendments are disseminated by NOTAM.

  2. Significant, minor or editorial changes are published in the subsequent AIRAC.

3.2.3 Purchase arrangements The charts listed in GEN 3.2.4 may be obtained from Aeronautical Information Services. Contact methods are listed in GEN 3.2.1.

3.2.4 Aeronautical chart series available

Note: Not all charts are produced for each aerodrome. Charts are produced when required in accordance with Annex 4 - Aeronautical Charts Standards and Recommended Practices. See the appropriate # AD 2-24 section for chart availability at a particular aerodrome. The following are produced and published by the GCAA:
  1. Aeronautical Chart - ICAO 1:500,000

  2. Aerodrome Chart - ICAO

  3. Aircraft Parking / Docking Chart - ICAO

  4. Aerodrome Obstacle Chart - ICAO Type A

  5. Precision Approach Terrain Chart - ICAO

  6. En - route Chart - ICAO

  7. Standard Departure Chart - Instrument - (SID) - ICAO

  8. Standard Arrival Chart - Instrument (STAR) - ICAO

  9. ATC Surveillance Minimum Altitude Chart - ICAO

  10. Instrument Approach Chart - ICAO

  11. Bird concentration in the vicinity of the aerodrome Chart

  12. VFR Routes Chart

Note: A general description of each series is published in Annex 4 - Aeronautical charts.

3.2.5 Aeronautical charts available

Title of SeriesScaleChart name and / or numberPrice per Sheet AEDDate of last revision
Aeronautical Chart - ICAO1:500,000United Arab Emirates 1:500,000AED 75.0023 MAY 2019

Note: Other charts mentioned in Gen 3.2.4 are available as part of the AIP.

3.2.6 Index to World Aeronautical Chart (WAC) - ICAO 1 : 1,000,000

Index chart for World Aeronautical Chart Series - ICAO 1 : 1,000,000 and Aeronautical Charts - ICAO 1 : 500,000 can be found on charts GEN 3.2-5 and GEN 3.2-7.

3.2.7 Topographical Charts

Not available

3.2.8 Corrections to charts not contained in the AIP Amendments to aeronautical data are included in other sections of this AIP without specific reference to the charts affected. Only obstacles exceeding 328 FT (100 M) AGL are depicted. The co - ordinates used are not necessarily derived from a WGS - 84 survey made to aeronautical data quality standards. Obstacles not depicted on the charts:

Nil The obstacles may not necessarily be complete. Caution should be exercised at all times.
Index of World Aeronautical Charts - ICAO 1 : 1,000,000
Coverage - United Arab Emirates 1 : 500,000
Index of Aeronautical Charts - ICAO 1 : 500,000