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Alerting service

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Uncertainty, Alert and Distress Phase

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Alerting service

  1. 1. ALERTING SERVICE ANNEX 11 TO THE CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION [ CHAPTER 5 ] A.B.
  2. 2. ALERTING SERVICE SHALL BE PROVIDED: ALERTING SERVICE - APPLICATION • for all aircraft provided with air traffic control service; • in so far as practicable, to all other aircraft having filed a flight plan or otherwise known to the air traffic services; and • to any aircraft known or believed to be the subject of unlawful interference.
  3. 3. ALERTING SERVICE - APPLICATION • Flight information centres or area control centres shall serve as the central point for collecting all information relevant to a state of emergency of an aircraft. • Aerodrome control tower or approach control unit shall notify immediately the flight information centre or area control centre responsible which shall in turn notify the rescue coordination centre. • The aerodrome control tower or approach control unit responsible shall first alert and take other necessary steps to set in motion all appropriate local rescue and emergency organizations which can give the immediate assistance required.
  4. 4. NOTIFICATION OF RESCUE COORDINATION CENTRES ALERTING SERVICE • no communication has been received from an aircraft within a period of 30 mins after the time a communication should have been received, or from the time an unsuccessful attempt to establish communication with such aircraft was first made, whichever is the earlier, or when • an aircraft fails to arrive within 30 mins of the estimated time of arrival last notified to or estimated by air traffic services units, whichever is the later. - UNCERTAINTY PHASE -
  5. 5. NOTIFICATION OF RESCUE COORDINATION CENTRES ALERTING SERVICE • following the uncertainty phase, subsequent attempts to establish communication with the aircraft or inquiries to other relevant sources have failed to reveal any news of the aircraft, or when • an aircraft has been cleared to land and fails to land within five minutes of the estimated time of landing and communication has not been re-established with the aircraft, or when - ALERT PHASE -
  6. 6. NOTIFICATION OF RESCUE COORDINATION CENTRES ALERTING SERVICE • information has been received which indicates that the operating efficiency of the aircraft has been impaired, but not to the extent that a forced landing is likely, or when • an aircraft is known or believed to be the subject of unlawful interference. - ALERT PHASE -
  7. 7. NOTIFICATION OF RESCUE COORDINATION CENTRES ALERTING SERVICE • following the alert phase, further unsuccessful attempts to establish communication with the aircraft and more widespread unsuccessful inquiries point to the probability that the aircraft is in distress, or when • the fuel on board is considered to be exhausted, or to be insufficient to enable the aircraft to reach safety, or when - DISTRESS PHASE -
  8. 8. NOTIFICATION OF RESCUE COORDINATION CENTRES ALERTING SERVICE • information is received which indicates that the operating efficiency of the aircraft has been impaired to the extent that a forced landing is likely, or when • information is received or it is reasonably certain that the aircraft is about to make or has made a forced landing - DISTRESS PHASE -
  9. 9. NOTIFICATION OF RESCUE COORDINATION CENTRES ALERTING SERVICE • INCERFA, ALERFA or DETRESFA, • agency and person calling; • nature of the emergency; • significant information from the flight plan; • unit which made last contact, time and means used; • last position report and how determined; NOTIFICATION REPORT CONTENTS:
  10. 10. NOTIFICATION OF RESCUE COORDINATION CENTRES ALERTING SERVICE • colour and distinctive marks of aircraft; • dangerous goods carried as cargo; • any action taken by reporting office; • other pertinent remarks; • any useful additional information, especially on the development of the state of emergency through subsequent phases; or • information that the emergency situation no longer exists. NOTIFICATION REPORT CONTENTS:
  11. 11. USE OF COMMUNICATION FACILITIES ALERTING SERVICE • Air traffic services units shall, as necessary, use all available communication facilities to endeavour to establish and maintain communication with an aircraft in a state of emergency, and to request news of the aircraft.
  12. 12. • The flight of the aircraft involved shall be plotted on a chart in order to determine the probable future position from its last known position. • The flights of other aircraft known to be operating in the vicinity of the aircraft involved shall also be plotted in order to determine their probable future positions and maximum endurance. ALERTING SERVICE USE OF COMMUNICATION FACILITIES
  13. 13. INFORMATION TO THE OPERATOR ALERTING SERVICE • ATS shall, when practicable -in the uncertainty or the alert phase-, advise the operator prior to notifying the rescue coordination centre. • If an aircraft is in the distress phase, the rescue coordination centre has to be notified immediately. • All information notified to the rescue coordination centre by an area control or flight information centre shall, whenever practicable, also be communicated, without delay, to the operator.
  14. 14. INFORMATION TO AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN THE VICINITY OF AN AIRCRAFT IN A STATE OF EMERGENCY ALERTING SERVICE • Other aircraft known to be in the vicinity of the aircraft involved shall, be informed of the nature of the emergency as soon as practicable. • When an aircraft is being subjected to unlawful interference, no reference shall be made in ATS air-ground communications to the nature of the emergency unless it has first been referred to in communications from the aircraft involved and it is certain that such reference will not aggravate the situation.
  15. 15. ALERTING SERVICE ANNEX 11 TO THE CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION [ CHAPTER 5 ] A.B.

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