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Overview, purpose and applicability

‘ATM/ANS’ means air traffic management (ATM) and air navigation services (ANS) and covers all of the following:
- air traffic management (ATM) means the aggregation of the airborne and ground-based functions (air traffic services (ATS), airspace management (ASM) and air traffic flow management (ATFM)) required to ensure the safe and efficient movement of aircraft during all phases of operations;
- air navigation services (ANS) means air traffic services (ATS); communication, navigation and surveillance services (CNS); meteorological services (MET) for air navigation; and aeronautical information services (AIS); the network management functions and services (NM) referred to in Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 551/2004, and services which augment signals emitted by satellites of core constellations of GNSS for the purpose of air navigation;
- flight procedures design (FPD);
- services consisting in the origination and processing of data (DAT) and the formatting and delivering of data to general air traffic for the purpose of air navigation;
 

Air traffic services represent that category of air navigation services which is responsible for the provision of air traffic control services (regional, proximity and aerodrome control services), flight information service, air traffic advisory service and alarming service, defined according to the specific applicable regulations. The supervision of air traffic service providers shall be carried out in accordance with applicable civil aviation procedures and instructions, in order to verify their compliance with EU and national safety regulatory requirements, recommendations and guidance provided in ICAO procedural and circular manuals, but also using indicative materials and EUROCONTROL indications, applicable to our geographical area.

Communications, navigation and surveillance services are support services for air navigation services. The commissioning of the functional systems used for the provision of air navigation services, including their modifications, and their operation shall be subject to supervision in terms of compliance with the applicable safety and interoperability requirements. Verification of compliance with these requirements is done by the Systems Interoperability Bureau through surveillance audits, inspections at the locations of the respective systems, authorization of CNS systems, etc. The supervision of communications, navigation and surveillance service providers shall be carried out in accordance with the applicable civil aviation procedures and instructions.

Aeronautical meteorological services represent that category of air navigation services which is responsible for providing meteorological information in a form appropriate to users. They are necessary to ensure the safety, regularity and efficiency of air navigation. Currently, aeronautical meteorological services are provided in FIR Bucharest according to ICAO Annex 3, except for the services provided by WAFC - World Area Forecast Center, VAAC - Volcanic Ash Advisory Center, TCAC - Tropical Cyclone Advisory Center, State Volcano Observatories, RSMC - Regional Specialized Meteorological Centers. The supervision of aeronautical meteorological service providers shall be carried out in accordance with applicable civil aeronautical procedures and instructions, in order to verify their compliance with EU and national safety regulatory requirements, recommendations and guidance provided in ICAO procedural and circular manuals, but and using guidance materials and WTO and EUROCONTROL guidelines.

Aeronautical information services are those categories of air navigation services that are responsible for providing the aeronautical information / data necessary for the safety, regularity and efficiency of air navigation. The integrated aeronautical information package contains the following elements: AIP (including amendments to AIP), supplements to AIP, NOTAM and pre-flight information bulletins (GDP), aeronautical information circulars (AIC) and existing NOTAM checklists and message lists . The supervision of aeronautical information service providers shall be carried out in accordance with applicable civil aeronautical procedures and instructions, in order to verify their compliance with EU and national safety regulatory requirements, recommendations and guidance provided in ICAO procedural and circular manuals, but also using indicative materials and EUROCONTROL indications, applicable to our geographical area.

Airspace management is a planning function with the primary objective of making the most of available airspace by dynamically allocating time and sometimes by distributing airspace between different categories of airspace users, based on short-term requirements.

Air traffic flow management is an established function to promote a safe, orderly and fast air traffic flow, ensuring the maximum use of ATC capacity and the compatibility between the volume of traffic and the capacities declared by the providers of appropriate air traffic services.

The activity of supervising the providers of air navigation services means both their certification and their continuous supervision. The applicable national and international legislation in the field of supervision of air navigation services can be found here.

The way in which the AACR, as a competent authority, ensures certification, oversight and enforcement actions by the service providers, in compliance with the provisions of the Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 and Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373, is presented in PIAC-ATM/ANS, Part I - "Supervision of ATM/ANS service providers".

Application for certification
In accordance with the provisions of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373, the applicant who proposes to obtain a certificate of service provider, or the service provider wishing to modify a certificate already held, completes and submits an application for certification to AACR. A form - type (Annex 1) is used for the application. The application for certification shall contain a detailed specification of each of the types of services and the areas for which certification is sought or an amendment to an already held certificate, specified in accordance with the specifications from Annex 2.
 
The declaration by a flight information service provider (FIS)
Flight information service providers may declare that they have the capacity and means to fulfil the responsibilities associated with the services provided in accordance with Article 41, alin. (5) of the Regulation (EU) 2018/1139. The applicant who intends to obtain from AACR the confirmation of receipt of the declaration of flight information service provider or to notify any changes to its declaration or the means of compliance used by submitting an amended declaration, completes and submits to the AACR a request for confirmation of the declaration. The form - type (Annex 12) is used for the application.
 
Alternative Means of Compliance (AltMoC)
Alternative means of compliance used by service providers can only be implemented after notification by AACR that those means can be implemented. Under no circumstances is possible to use alternative means of compliance without prior notification of the AACR. In this context, the service provider shall submit to AACR the Alternative Means of Compliance Proposal (AltMoC) (Annex 17) together with the supporting documentation.
Last update: 05/10/2020, 02:11:36