The Danish Air Traffic Controllers Association (DATCA) was experiencing problems defining the appropriate qualification for a particular service provided at aerodromes. Changing the level of service during the day and the incorrect use of phraseology by Aerodrome Flight Information Officers (AFISOs) in Denmark caused confusion to pilots as to the quality of service provided. The Technical and Operations Committee (TOC) was tasked to investigate this matter and to review the policy on provision of ATS at aerodromes. In the opinion of TOC the guidelines and requirements set by ICAO should be sufficient to achieve the appropriate level of ATS at aerodromes. However due to recent developments, influenced by economic reasons, TOC proposes to change IFATCA Policy.
IFATCA Policy is:
Air Traffic Control service shall be provided at aerodromes that:
At aerodromes at which Air Traffic Control is provided the appropriate grade of controlled airspace should be provided.
Where the above factors do not apply, Aerodrome Flight Information Service (AFIS) may be provided, but shall never be used as a substitute for Air Traffic Control Service. Where AFIS is in operation the limitations of the service shall be added to the station RTF callsign.
|See: WP 88 – Istanbul 2007|
Last Update: September 29, 2020