ADME 2.3 VISUAL OBSERVATION & NEW AERODROME CONTROL TOWER CONCEPTS

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ADME 2.3 VISUAL OBSERVATION & NEW AERODROME CONTROL TOWER CONCEPTS

 

IFATCA Policy is:

Visual observation in ATM is defined as: Observation through direct eyesight of objects situated within the line of sight of the observer possibly enhanced by binoculars.


See: Resolution B10 – WP85 – Kathmandu 2012

IFATCA Policy is:

An Aerodrome Control Tower is a unit established to provide air traffic control service to aerodrome traffic. The tower cab shall be constructed as to provide aerodrome controllers the capability to maintain a continuous watch on all flight operations on and in the vicinity of the aerodrome as well as vehicles and personnel on the manoeuvring area. Watch shall be maintained by visual observation, augmented by radar or other approved surveillance systems when available.

Before any Aerodrome Control Service Concept can be endorsed by IFATCA, the following requirements shall be met:

  • The controller shall be provided with at least the same level of surveillance as currently provided by visual observation;
  • The introduction of Aerodrome Control Service Concepts shall be subject to a full safety analysis and relevant safety levels shall be met;
  • Contingency procedures shall be in place;
  • Controllers shall be involved in the development of Aerodrome Control Service Concepts.

See: WP 87 – Istanbul 2007

 

Last Update: July 17, 2020  

November 3, 2019   67   Jean-Francois Lepage    ADME    

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