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Technical work programme responsibilities

  • maintenance of the currency of Annex 10 and related documents
  • maintenance of the currency of the communications, navigation and surveillance parts of the global air navigation plan for CNS/ATM systems and regional supplementary procedures (SUPPs) and various manuals and circulars
  • undertake studies and provide guidance on communications, radio navigation and surveillance concepts systems and functions
  • coordination with the International Telecommunication Union on all matters concerning the electromagnetic spectrum allocated to the aeronautical communications, radio navigation and surveillance services and administering the use of these allocations
  • coordination with other UN and industry organizations on matters of mutual interest in order to ensure that communications, navigation and surveillance requirements for international civil aviation are met in a cost-effective manner
  • development and maintenance of the ICAO communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) systems
  • development and maintenance of SARPs related to air/ground data link
  • refinement of SARPs related to Mode S and the aircraft collision avoidance system (ACAS)
  • refinement of SARPs related to communications procedures
  • development and maintenance of SARPs related to the global navigation satellite system (GNSS)
  • aeronautical frequency management
  • electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) in aeronautical systems
  • administration of the 24-bit aircraft address scheme
  • development and maintenance of SARPs related to surveillance enhancements
  • development and maintenance of SARPs related to the aeronautical telecommunication network (ATN)
  • development and maintenance of SARPs related to ATS voice switching and signalling systems

Council committee, AN panels and study groups

Annexes and PANS

  • Annex 10 – Aeronautical Telecommunications
    • Volume I – Radio Navigation Aids
    • Volume II – Communication Procedures including those with PANS status
    • Volume III – Communication Systems
      • Part I – Digital Data Communication Systems
      • Part II – Voice Communication Systems
    • Volume IV – Surveillance Radar and Collision Avoidance Systems
    • Volume V – Aeronautical Radio Frequency Spectrum Utilization

Manuals and Circulars

  • Manual on Testing of Radio Navigation Aids (Doc 8071)
  • Manual on the Planning and Engineering of the Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Network (Doc 8259)
  • Report of the Eleventh Air Navigation Conference (2003) (Doc 9828, AN CONF/11)
  • Manual of the Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR) Systems (Doc 9684)
  • Manual on Mode S Specific Services (Doc 9688)
  • Handbook on Radio Frequency Spectrum Requirements for Civil Aviation including Statement of Approved ICAO Policies (Doc 9718)
  • Comprehensive Aeronautical Telecommunication Network (ATN) Manual (Doc 9739)
  • Manual on HF Data Link (Doc 9741)
  • Manual on VHF Digital link (VDL) Mode 2 (Doc 9776)
  • Manual on ATS Ground-Ground Voice Switching and Signalling (Doc 9804)
  • Manual on VHF Digital Link (VDL) Mode 3 (Doc 9805)
  • Manual on VHF Digital Link (VDL) Mode 4 (Doc 9816)
  • Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Manual (Doc 9849)
  • Manual on Guidelines for the Use of the Public Internet for Aeronautical Applications (Doc 9855) (in preparation)
  • Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS) Manual (Doc 9863) (in preparation)
  • Manual on Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) (Doc 9861) (in preparation)
  • Manual on the Use of the Internet Protocol Suite (IPS) in the Aeronautical Communications Infrastructure (in preparation)
  • Circular on Airborne Separation Assistance System (ASAS) (in preparation)








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