Amendments Adopted in 2018
Annex 1 —
Amendment 175 relates to: a regulatory structure for the issuance of remote pilot licences and a global framework for the regulation of RPAS licensing to support international flight operations; updates to references and definitions in the Annex as a consequence of the transfer from Annex 6 to Annex 8 of SARPs regarding approval and global recognition of approved maintenance organizations (AMOs); and an adjustment to the reference to World Meteorological Organization (WMO) requirements for the qualifications, competencies, education and training of aeronautical meteorological personnel.
Annex 2 —
Rules of the Air, Amendment 46
Amendment 46 relates to a regulatory structure for the issuance of remote pilot licences and a global framework for the regulation of RPAS licensing to support international flights operating under international instrument flight rules (IFR).
Annex 3 —
Meteorological Service for International Air Navigation, Amendment 78
Amendment 78 relates to: space weather advisory information services; provision of SIGMET information by meteorological watch offices (MWOs); information on the release of radioactive material into the atmosphere; SIGMET and AIRMET information; IWXXM representations of information; and aeronautical meteorological personnel qualification and competency, education and training.
Annex 4 —
Aeronautical Charts, Amendment 60
Amendment 60 is a result of the restructuring of Annex 15 —
Aeronautical Information Services and the introduction of PANS-AIM concerning data quality requirements and performance-based data error detection requirements; and revised definition and description of “procedure altitude/height” in the
Procedures for Air Navigation Services — Aircraft Operations, Volume I —
Flight Procedures and Volume II —
Construction of Visual and Instrument Flight Procedures (Doc 8168).
Annex 6 —
Operation of Aircraft
Part I —
International Commercial Air Transport — Aeroplanes, Amendment 43
Part II —
International General Aviation
— Aeroplanes, Amendment 36
Part III —
— Helicopters, Amendment 22
These amendments relate to:
Annex 8 —
Airworthiness of Aircraft, Amendment 106
Amendment 106 relates to the approval and global recognition of approved maintenance organizations; design Standards; continuing airworthiness provisions; halon replacement in cargo compartment fire suppression systems; and electronic aircraft maintenance records.
Annex 10 —
Volume I —
Radio Navigation Aids,
Volume II —
Communication Procedures including those with PANS status,
Volume IV —
Surveillance and Collision Avoidance Systems, Amendment 90
Annex 11 —
Air Traffic Services, Amendment 51
Amendment 51 is a consequential amendment resulting from changes to Annex 15 and the introduction of PANS-AIM (Doc 10066) concerning change of references, data quality requirements and performance-based data error detection requirements.
Annex 13 —
Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation, Amendment 16
This amendment relates to the upgrade of Recommendations relating to access to evidential material during investigations and monitoring the progress of safety recommendations to Standards.
Annex 14 —
Volume I —
Aerodrome Design and Operations, Amendment 14
Volume II —
Heliports, Amendment 8
Annex 15 —
Aeronautical Information Services, Amendment 40
Amendment 40 relates to the restructure of Annex 15 to facilitate incorporation of aeronautical information management (AIM) requirements; changes to the technical content of Annex 15 to facilitate the transition from AIS to AIM; and a consequential amendment in support of space weather information.
Annex 16 —
Environmental Protection, Volume IV — Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), First Edition
Introduction of Annex 16, Volume IV containing SARPs relating to the implementation of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).
Procedures for Air Navigation Services – Air Traffic Management,
Amendment 8 relates to lateral separation and parallel operations, remote ATS and ATM procedures, the restructure of Procedures for Air Navigation Services – Aircraft Operations, Volume I – Flight Procedures, Parts I and II (Phase II), the restructure of Annex 15 and incorporation of AIM concepts and the transmission of space weather information as part of a flight information service.
Procedures for Air Navigation Services – Aircraft Operations (PANS-OPS)
Volume I –
Flight Procedures, Amendment 8
Amendment 8 to Volume I relates to: the restructuring of Volume I, Parts I and II focussing on information required by pilots to operate safely on procedures designed using the criteria in PANS-OPS, Volume II; introduction of two attachments on charting information and procedure design principles; updated definition of procedure altitude/height; clarification of intermediate segment protection area limits; update of helicopter point-in-space (PinS) criteria; consequential amendments to references arising from the restructure of Annex 15 and the introduction of PANS-AIM; and new PBN approach procedures for parallel runway operations.
Volume II –
Construction of Visual and Instrument Flight Procedures, Amendment 8
Amendment 8 to Volume II relates to: safety risk assessment for an instrument flight procedure design (IFPD); revised criteria for helicopter point-in-space (PinS); updated definition of procedure altitude/height; revised criteria for naming waypoints on performance-based navigation (PBN) approach procedures; revised datum crossing point definition; revised ground-based augmentation system (GBAS) and GBAS landing system (GLS) and satellite based augmentation system (SBAS) terminology; revised guidance on encoding GBAS final approach segment (FAS) and SBAS FAS data block parameters; alignment of LPV and localizer performance (LP) criteria; introduction of a visual segment surface-obstacle clearance surface (VSS-OCS) around the nominal flight track; clarification of intermediate segment protection area limits; consequential amendments to references arising from the restructure of Annex 15 and the introduction of PANS-AIM; and new PBN departure procedures for parallel runway operations.
Volume III –
Aircraft Operating Procedures,
Introduction of PANS-OPS, Volume III containing operating procedures transferred from PANS-OPS, Volume I, Parts I and II.
Procedures for Air Navigation Services – ICAO Abbreviations and Codes (PANS-ABC),
Amendment 33 relates to the provision of space weather information and change of references concerning PANS-AIM.
Procedures for Air Navigation Services – Training (PANS-TRG), Amendment 6
Amendment 6 relates to the regulatory structure for the issuance of remote pilot licences and the provision of a global framework for the regulation of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) licensing.
Procedures for Air Navigation Services – Aerodromes (PANS-Aerodrome), Amendment 2
Amendment 2 relates to the selection of engine for taxiway shoulder width and introduces a consequential amendment to the SNOWTAM format as provided in the PANS-AIM
Procedures for Air Navigation Services – Aeronautical Information Management (PANS-AIM),
Introduction of PANS-AIM concerning harmonization of AIS/AIM procedures and SNOWTAM format.