IATA Air Traffic Services Reference Document

May 17, 2019

The IATA ATS Reference Document was first issued in January 1967. This revised edition - January 1973 - represents an updating and rearrangement of the original content, to reflect changes in the operational requirements for air traffic services which have taken place during the intervening years. This Document sets out to provide guidance on air traffic services requirements, procedures, and practices as seen from the viewpoint of international civil air transport operations. Although much of the content reflects recognized ICAO provisions for ATS, the importance of these services to the operator and the consequences of non-implementation of, or non-adherence to, internationally agreed procedures are also dealt with in more detail than is warranted in the relevant ICAO documents. For this reason the material has proved useful not only to those responsible for the overall planning of air traffic services, but also as a source of information and guidance to those involved in the day-to-day control of air traffic.

In a separate supplement at the back of the Document, IATA guidance is provided for the first time on SST operational requirements for air traffic services. While much of the material contained in the main part of the Document is equally applicable to SST operations, the supplement deals with those aspects which are unique to the SST and is intended to augment the recently published ICAO Guidance on the Planning of Air Traffic Services for SST Aircraft. At this stage, SST operational requirements for air traffic services should be regarded as being of a preliminary nature. They will be confirmed or revised as experience in SST operations is gained. Since this Document is intended for reference purposes it contains, in addition to a comprehensive index, discreet repetition of some of the material throughout the various sections, in order to maintain cohesion and avoid the need for excessive cross-referencing on the part of the reader.

Table of Contents:
01. AERODROMES
02. AIRSPACE ORGANIZATION
03. AIRSPACE RESTRICTIONS
04. ATS INFORMATION
05. ATS FLIGHT PLANS
06. ATS COORDINATION
07. ATC AUTOMATION
08. PRE-DEPARTURE
09. ATC CLEARANCES
10. FLIGHT RULES
11. POSITION REPORTING
12. ATS COMMUNICATIONS
13. CONTROLLER/PILOT COOPERATION
14. ALTIMETER SETTING PROCEDURES
15. CRUISING LEVELS
16. SEPARATION OF AIRCRAFT
17. AIRSPACE UTILIZATION
18. AIRMISSES AND OTHER AIR TRAFFIC INCIDENTS
19. NAVIGATION AND NAVIGATIONAL AIDS
20. RADAR SERVICE
21. OPERATIONAL CONTROL
22. HOLDING PROCEDURES
23. TRAFFIC SEQUENCING
24. DIVERSION AND MISSED APPROACH

IATA Air Traffic Services Reference Document
Publisher: International Air Transport Association
DOWNLOAD [15.10 MB]

Archive Holdings