Implementation Support, ICAO Auditing Programmes and No Country Left Behind Initiatives — Annex and PANS Amendments, Manuals and Circulars — Annex and PANS Amendments adopted in 2021

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Annex and PANS amendments adopted in 2021


Annex 1 — Personnel Licensing, Amendment 177 (State letter AN 12/1.1.25-21/15)


Amendment concerning the alignment of definitions with Amendment 90 to Annex 10 — Aeronautical Telecommunications, Volume V — Aeronautical Radio Frequency Spectrum Utilization and the first edition of Annex 10, Volume VI — Communication Systems and Procedures Relating to Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems C2 Link.


Annex 2 — Rules of the Air, Amendment 47 (State letter AN 13/1.1-21/19)


Amendment concerning remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) certificates and authorizations consequential to those introduced in Annex 8 — Airworthiness of Aircraft and the updating of definitions related to RPAS and command and control (C2) links, consequential to provisions in Annex 10 — Aeronautical Telecommunications, Volumes V and VI.


Annex 8 — Airworthiness of Aircraft, Amendment 108 (State letter AN 3/5.12-21/20)


This amendment provides updates to RPAS-related definitions and includes new requirements for remotely piloted aeroplanes, remotely piloted helicopters and remote pilot stations (RPS). It also includes requirements for C2 links and a template for remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) certificates of airworthiness.


Annex 10 — Aeronautical Telecommunications


Volume V — Radio Frequency Spectrum Utilization, Amendment 90 (State letter AN 7/66.2.2-21/17)


This amendment concerns frequency bands allocated to the C2 link supporting RPAS operations.


Volume VI — Communication Systems and Procedures relating to Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems C2 Link, first edition (State letter AN 7/67.2-21/18)


This first edition introduces a regulatory structure for C2 link procedures and systems characteristics, which are addressed separately under Part I (C2 Link Procedures) and Part II (C2 Link Systems).


Doc 8168, Procedures for Air Navigation Services — Aircraft Operations, Volume III – Aircraft Operating Procedures (PANS-OPS), Amendment 1

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