Airservices is provided powers under CASR Subpart 175.E to request information about objects and structures in the interests of aviation safety. Where they have that information the owners of those obstacles are obliged to respond within 28 days.
The purpose of CASR Subpart 175.E is to ensure that aeronautical information about obstacles is traceable back to the owner of the data. This is so that:
- as it is passed through the AIS and is used in charting and databases it has enough quality assurance protocols around the supply process that reasonable assurance can be provided to the end-users (airline companies and pilots)
- the data meets industry accuracy and resolution requirements
- the data has not suffered from transmission corruptions.
Airservices is building its procedures and capability in readiness for deployment of CASR Subpart 175.E DPS later in 2015, but it is worth noting that the obligation is on Airservices to provide these to an Obstacle Owner—we will be back in touch with you when these Data Product Specification (DPS) are being rolled-out.
It is important to note that the CASR Subpart 175.E has immediate effect. This provides Airservices with powers to request information from owners and operators about aviation obstacles, objects and structures (e.g. telecommunication towers, wind farms).