Availability of electronic aeronautical information – EAD
PANSA reminds that the AIS and AIM testing services were not permitted to be used for operational purposes. The relevant information was available on the websites of the services concerned and the aviation stakeholders, being acquainted with the applicable provisions, cannot have relied on such information as the sole and basic source in the process of preparation for a flight.
PANSA is astounded by the publicly voiced argumentation implying that the turning off of the services, which, as a rule, were not operationally used, will negatively impact the level of aviation safety. The concerns of PANSA relating to the manner of exploitation of the current services served as the basis for the request submitted by PANSA to the Civil Aviation Office for the performance of the audit in the field in question.
PANSA holds the belief that the testing services evaluated in the media by our opponents as the “key” aeronautical data were neither exclusive nor final source of information on the airspace. The circumstances, quoted by the media, in which different course of conduct was followed occurred sporadically. PANSA is, however, deeply concerned with even those sporadic cases of other than assumed in the tests exploitation of the applications made available on the Internet.
For those enjoying the comfort of internet access to the electronic version of aeronautical information, in full consideration of the limitations resulting from this type of access we recommend the EAD database to you, containing also PANSA’s information resources, as per the agreement signed by the EUROCONTROL member states.