NOTAM messages are distributed through the Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunications Network (AFTN). One typically needs a special terminal to connect to AFTN to receive messages. The United States are providing access to an internet bridge for NOTAMS through their
Defense Internet NOTAM Service (DINS).
iSTARS connects to DINS, retrieves NOTAMs, decodes them and furter distributes them through its
ICAO API Data Service.
The following APIs were developed in relation to NOTAMS
The NOTAM is received from DINS as a single text string and is decoded into the following fields:
Location type, either airspace or airport
Criticality of the NOTAM as assessed by our artificial intelligence NORM (scale 0:garbage to 4:critical)
CSV sample of such a message once decoded.
The APIs are simple URLs, e.g. web addresses which can be opened with any Internet browser.
To access our APIs, you need to request an API key. Up to 100 monthly free calls can be made, after which buster packs may be installed to perform additional calls.
Additional information is provided through the ICAO API Data Service.