1. Responsible authority
The Member (Operation and Planning)
Member (Operation and Planning) of CAAB acting under the Authority of the Chairman of CAAB is the responsible authority for the provision of air traffic services.
Communication Services in Bangladesh is administered by the Director (Communication) at Headquarter.
Enquiries, suggestions or complaints
Enquiries, suggestions or complaints regarding any communication services should be referred to relevant Station Communication Officer at each international airport or to the Chairman, Civil Aviation Authority as appropriate.
2. Area of responsibility
Communication Services as indicated in the following paragraphs are provided for the entire territory including territorial water of Bangladesh as well as in the airspace over the deep seas encompassed by Dhaka FIR.
3. Types of services
Radio Navigation Services
Non-Directional Beacons (NDB),
Aeronautical Mobile Service
- Major World Air
Route Area (MWARA)
The Aeronautical Stations maintain a continuous watch on the stated frequencies during the published hours of service unless otherwise notified.
An aircraft should normally communicate with the air ground control radio station that exercises control in the area in which the aircraft is flying. Aircraft should maintain a continuous watch on the appropriate frequency of the control station and should not abandon watch, except in an emergency, without informing the control radio station.
Aeronautical Fixed Service
The main AFTN (Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Network) Centre is located at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport and is equipped with an Automatic Message Switching System (AMSS). It is connected internally with 12 terminals and externally as per following configurations:
Dhaka - Bangkok
The messages to be transmitted over the Aeronautical Fixes Service (AFS) are accepted only if:
- they satisfy the
requirements of ICAO Annex 10, Vol II, Chapter 3,3.3;
VHF Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS) is provided at HSIA, Dhaka and SAIA, Chittagong.