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Airservices receives certification under CASR Part 175

24 Feb 2016

Airservices has received certification under Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 175, a regulation that sets robust new standards for aeronautical information originators and publishers.

The regulation, which will come into effect from 5 March 2016, creates standards to ensure that the integrity and quality of aeronautical information is maintained through the aeronautical processing chain from data originator to service provider, to commercial data service providers.

By aligning Australia with internationally endorsed standards and practices, it aims to improve the quality and assurance around the provision of aeronautical data.

Airservices Executive General Manager Air Traffic Control, Greg Hood, said that the role and importance of aeronautical information and data has significantly changed with the implementation of new technologies on board aircraft.

“This new operating certificate applies to the provision of our aeronautical information, including our publications, Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) and information provided by the Pilot Briefing Office,” Mr Hood said.

“It also follows significant collaboration with industry as we worked with aerodromes, data providers and data originators to ensure their documentation was in order and that we can all remain compliant with this new regulation and I’d like to thank them for their efforts.”

Airservices Part 175 operating certificate is one of a number of provider certificates issued to Airservices by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).