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Amendment and Clarification Controller Information and ATIS Policy

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NOTAM

Amendment and Clarification

Controller Information and ATIS Policy

1Introduction

The VATPAC Controller Information and ATIS Policy currently states in Section 7.2.1 Where top-down coverage is being provided an ATIS shall be provide for the primary aerodrome in that TMA or Sector except as provided in subsection 6.1.

This has usually been interpreted as instructing an ENR controller to provide an ATIS at the principle aerodrome in the sector for which their radio call sign are identifies them. If an ATIS is being provided by a TMA or TWR controller then the ENR controller is free to mount an ATIS at either another aerodrome in their sector or in a sector to which they are providing extended coverage.

There have recently been instances where ENR controllers have interpreted the existing wording in a different manner.

After consultation with VATPAC senior instructors the Controller Information and ATIS Policy Section 7, is amended as follows in paragraph 2.

This NOTAM is effective 1200Z10082018 until replaced by an updated edition of the Controller Information and ATIS Policy.

 

2    Controller Information and ATIS Policy Details

7 ATIS

7.1 When must an ATIS be provided?

7.1.1 An ATIS must be provided for an aerodrome, if and only if, an air traffic control service is also being provided for that aerodrome.

7.1.2 Where top-down coverage is being provided to more than one aerodrome by a TMA or ENR controller an ATIS shall be provide for the primary or principle aerodrome in that TMA or Sector corresponding to the radio callsign of the TMA or ENR controller except as may be provided in subsection 6.1.

7.1.3 Where an ENR controller is providing extended services to more than one sector they may provide an ATIS to an aerodrome in the sectors to which they may be extended if, and only if, an ATIS has been provided to those principle aerodromes in the sector corresponding to ENR controller’s radio callsign by a TMA or TWR controller.

7.1.4 Notwithstanding subsection 7.1.1, a controller must not provide more than one ATIS.

Examples: ENR controller logged on as ML-SNO_CTR. No other controllers active in SNO. ML-SNO_CTR must provide an ATIS for YMML.

ENR controller logged on as ML-SNO_CTR. ML_APP is on.
ML-SNO_CTR provides an ATIS for YSCB. If providing top-down service.

ENR controller logged on as ML-SNO_CTR. ML_APP & CB_APP are on.
ML-SNO_CTR provides an ATIS for YSSY or another principle aerodrome for which they are providing top-down service.

 

 

3Authority

Director, Operations – [email protected]

4Cancellation

This NOTAM self-cancels upon the publication of the VATPAC Controller and ATIS Policy v5.2

NOTAM_ATIS_2018.pdf

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