Our technical guidance facilitates the implementation of the AGVCS provisions in the upcoming AGVCS II Regulation in relation with State aircraft equipage and handling of non-equipped State aircraft flights and supports the Network Manager Radio Frequency Function (RFF).
The guidelines have been published after consultation within the Agency, Civil-Military CNS Focus Group and MILHAG and endorsement by the Military ATM Board at MAB/22 on 18 April 2018.
This EUROCONTROL Guideline document provides technical guidance to Military Operators and ATM planners on the implementation and use of VHF 8.33 kHz channel spacing in the ICAO European Region. It addresses decisions of the ICAO European Air Navigation Planning Group (EANPG), European Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1079/2012 laying down requirements for voice channels spacing for the single European sky and the radio frequency function of Commission Regulation (EU) No 677/2011 performed by the Network Manager.
The document compiles technical and legislative requirements and other relevant information supporting the harmonisation of the ATC air-ground voice communications service using VHF 8.33 kHz channel spacing. It describes best practices, procedures and implementation options concerning: aircraft equipage, provision of UHF to handle non-8.33 kHz State aircraft flying as GAT/IFR, flight planning, frequency management, use of 8.33 kHz for military aircraft operating as GAT and OAT and civil-military coordination mechanisms.