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The Israel Airports Authority entrusts EUROCONTROL for the provision of Aeronautical Information Services

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On 5 November 2020, the Israel Airports Authority (IAA) became the latest organisation to start using the European Aeronautical Information Services Database (EAD) for its Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) operations, Flight Planning and Flight Briefing services.

Managed by EUROCONTROL on behalf of its Member States, EAD is the world’s largest aeronautical information services database, used by 54 States worldwide (including 43 ECAC States), and more than 200 airspace users and industry suppliers. EAD offers its users a safer, faster and more accurate and cost-effective solution than non-harmonised methods of aeronautical information services (AIS).

The IAA joins the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI) as an EAD user and will progressively decommission its existing systems to rely exclusively on EAD for its AIS operations.

The Israel Airports Authority is very pleased to join EAD, to be able to contribute and benefit from its revolutionary worldwide AIM & AIS data sharing systems and experience. We are convinced that this joint venture will be of benefit to all parties by improving professional levels and worldwide cooperation.

Udi Bar Oz Vice President Operations, Israel Airports Authority

The EUROCONTROL Network Manager strives to deliver the best integrated business services and products to be a key enabler for innovation in the aviation sector. We are delighted that the Israel Airports Authority has joined the EAD family alongside the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel. This will enable Israel to take full benefit from the increased availability and accessibility of aeronautical information services, which will support their daily operational work and contribute to the reduction of safety risks. We appreciate the excellent cooperation we have had so far with both bodies, and we look forward to continue working together.

AIS in Israel are provided by the CAAI for the maintenance of aeronautical information and publications (AIP), and the IAA for NOTAM, Flight Planning and Flight Briefing operations. The cooperation with EAD started in 2012 with the commitment of the CAAI to migrate and transition to EAD services. Since then, the CAAI migrated successfully in 2018 to EAD as a Data User and Data Provider for the maintenance of Aeronautical Information and Aeronautical Information Publications, known respectively as the SDO and PAMS services.

The IAA’s migration to EAD for its NOTAM operations, Flight Planning and Flight Briefing services was the next logical and significant step of the project, and has been completed successfully with the start of this service on 5 November 2020.

The final steps of this migration will be the use of the electronic AIP and Charting applications, which are planned respectively for implementation during the first and third quarter 2021.

Background

The European AIS Database (EAD) is the world’s largest Aeronautical Information System, a centralised reference database of quality-assured aeronautical information and a fully integrated, state-of-the-art AIS solution. It offers its users instant access irrespective of location to the most up-to-date digital aeronautical information, NOTAM (Notices to Airmen), Pre-flight Information Bulletins (PIBs) from around the world, thereby acting as a single source for its users’ aeronautical data needs.

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