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Air Traffic Services

What are Air Traffic Services?

Air traffic services are variously:

  • Flight information service - a service provided for the purpose of giving advice and information useful for the safe and efficient conduct of flights.
  • Alerting service – a service provided to notify appropriate organisations regarding aircraft in need of search and rescue aid, and assist such organisations as required.
  • Air traffic advisory service - a service provided within advisory airspace to ensure separation, in so far as practical, between aircraft which are operating on IFR flight plans.
  • Air traffic control service - A service provided for the purpose of preventing collisions between aircraft and, on the manoeuvring area, between aircraft and obstructions, and expediting and maintaining an orderly flow of air traffic.

Isle of Man Requirements

The Isle of Man legislative requirements and further guidance is provided in CAA Publication 11 (CP11).

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