Airservices is Australia's air navigation service provider - we provide air traffic control, aviation rescue and fire fighting and air navigation services.

AIP providers

Aeronautical Information Package (AIP) data originators

AIP data originators include, the Bureau of Meteorology, CASA, Airservices and Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.

Originators of the textual and graphical information in the AIP documents are regulated too.

Airservices will provide a Data Product Specification (DPS – example) to these aeronautical data originators of AIP information—we will contact you when they are being rolled-out.

A CASR Part 175 annual review of the Aeronautical Data Originator’s AIP entries by the Aeronautical Data Originator is a new and enduring requirement.

Third party downstream Aeronautical Information providers

Providers of reformatted AIP information such as Jeppesen and OzRunways are regulated under the CASR Subpart 175.C.

They have an obligation to receive and Airservices has an obligation to provide aeronautical data that has enough quality assurance protocols around the supply process and reception that reasonable assurance can be provided to the end-users (airline companies and pilots) that the data meets industry accuracy and resolution requirements and has not suffered from transmission corruptions.

The mechanism for the provision of aeronautical information protocol is a licence agreement which includes a DPS.

A licence will be required to ensure that an appropriate level of control over the data is applied when the data is used by commercial data suppliers. Airservices copyright and intellectual property is also recognised and protected.

More detailed questions relating to the obligations of CASR Subpart 175.C can be found on the CASA website.

Questions around supply of Airservices digital aeronautical information are, in the first instance, should be sent to Airservices via the data portal.