AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION SERVICES


1. Responsible Authority

The Aeronautical Information Service ensures the flow of information necessary for the safety, regularity and efficiency of international and national air navigation. It consists of AIS Headquarter, International Notam Office (NOF), and aerodrome Pre-flight Information Units (PFIU).

AIS Headquarter

Postal Address

Aeronautical Information Services
Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh
Headquarters, Kurmitola, Dhaka-1229
Bangladesh

Hours of Operation

0900 hrs to 1700 hrs Lt.

Telephone

+880 2 7911041-3, Extension 3431, 3409

Telefax

+880 2 8901411

AFS

VGHQYOYX

Telegram

CIVILAIR, DHAKA

E-mail

aiscaab@bracnet.net, adais@caab.gov.bd

Hours of Operation: 0900 to 1600 LT, Friday closed.


International NOTAM Office (NOF)

Postal Address

International NOTAM Office
Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport
Operation Centre, Kurmitola, Dhaka-1229
Bangladesh

Hours of Operation

24 hrs.

Telephone

+880 2 7911041-3, Extension 3271

Telefax

nil

AFS

VGHSYNYX

Telegram

CIVILAIR, DHAKA

E-mail

nofcaab@yahoo.com, notam@caab.gov.bd  

The service is provided in accordance with the provisions contained in ICAO Annex 15 - Telecommunication Information Services.


Pre-flight Information Units at aerodromes

 

Aerodrome

Briefing coverage

Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka

All route segment emanating from Dhaka.

Shah Amanat International Airport, Chittagong

Limited coverage; local unit providing coordination service on the basis of aeronautical information received from Dhaka NOF and HSIA, PFIU.


2. Area of Responsibility

The Aeronautical Information Services is responsible for the collection and dissemination of information for entire territory of Bangladesh and for air space over the high seas encompassed by the Dhaka Flight Information Region.

3. Aeronautical Publications

The aeronautical information is provided in the form of the Integrated Aeronautical Package consisting of the following elements:

- Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP)

- Amendments to the AIP (AIP AMDT)

- Supplements to the AIP (AIP SUP)

- Notice to Airman (NOTAM)

- Pre-flight Information Bulletins (PIB)

- Checklists and Summaries

- Aeronautical Information Circulars (AIC)

- Aeronautical Charts

AIP Bangladesh, Amendments and Supplements

The AIP Bangladesh, issued in one volume, is the basic and principal information document and contains information of a lasting character essential to air navigation. It is available in English only. It is maintained up-to-date by amendments and supplements.

NOTAM, PIB, Checklists and Summaries

NOTAM contain information concerning the establishment, condition or change in any aeronautical facility, service, procedure or hazard, the timely knowledge of which is essential for personnel concerned with flight operations. NOTAM are published as and when necessary to disseminate information of direct operational significance which is of an ephemeral nature, or require advance distribution, or is appropriate to the AIP but immediate dissemination is required.

A checklist of valid NOTAM is prepared monthly. NOTAM and monthly checklist are issued via the Aeronautical Fixed Service (AFS). A printed summary of NOTAM is distributed by mail to all recipients of the Integrated Aeronautical Information Package.

PIB contains a recapitulation of current NOTAM and other information of urgent character for the flight crews and operators. PIB are available at the aerodrome PFIU and NOF at HSIA.

Aeronautical Information Circulars

The Aeronautical Information Circulars contain information on the long-term forecast of any major change in legislation, regulations, procedure or facilities; information of purely explanatory or advisory nature liable to affect flight safety; and information or notification of an explanatory or advisory nature concerning technical, legislative or purely administrative matters.

Aeronautical Charts

CAAB provides a wide range of aeronautical charts. AIS produces the charts that are available in the AIP. Other charts are produced by Survey of Mangladesh. Charts selected from those listed in the ICAO Aeronautical Chart Catalog (Doc 7101) are available for reference at aerodrome PFIU.

Sale of Publication

Free of charge distribution: All publications of the Aeronautical Information Services are available from the AIS Headquarter. These documents are available to international aeronautical authorities and ICAO on a reciprocal basis free of charge.

On advance payment: For other subscribers these documents are available on advance payment in the following rates (including postage):

Document

Local Rate

Overseas Rate

AIP Bangladesh

Taka 4000

USD 100

AIP Amendment Service including AIC (per annum)

Taka 3000

USD  70

AIP SUP and AIC (per annum)

Taka 2500

USD  50

AIP (CD/DVD)

Taka 2000

USD  50

NOTAM are available free of charge to all subscribers to the AIP Amendment Service.


4. AIRAC System

In order to control and regulate the operationally significant changes requiring amendments to charts, route manuals etc, such changes, whenever possible, will be issued on predetermined dates according to the AIRAC system. This type of information will be published as an AIRAC AIP AMDT or an AIRAC AIP SUP. If an AIRAC AMDT or SUP can not be produced due to lack of time, NOTAM clearly marked AIRAC will be issued. Such NOTAM will immediately be followed by an AMDT or SUP.
 

   
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