EUROCONTROL Guidelines on 8.33kHz Channel Spacing for Military Operators

5 July 2018

This EUROCONTROL document provides non-binding technical guidance to Military Organisations and ATM planners on the implementation and use of VHF 8.33 kHz channel spacing in the ICAO European Region. It includes aspects resulting from the obligations stemming from ICAO European Air Navigation Planning Group (EANPG), provisions contained in the European Commission Regulation on Air-Ground Voice Channel Spacing (AGVCS) and support to the Network Manager
Radio Frequency Function (RFF).

This document is mainly a compilation of information contained in multiple sources and supports the harmonisation of the ATC air-ground voice communications service using VHF 8.33 kHz. It describes good practices, procedures and implementation options concerning: aircraft equipage, provision of UHF to handle non-8.33 kHz State aircraft flying as GAT/IFR, frequency management matters, use of 8.33 kHz for military aircraft operating as GAT and OAT and civil-military coordination mechanisms.

The present document was endorsed at the 22nd meeting of the Military ATM Board (MAB).

At EUROCONTROL, we provide technical support through the civil-military working arrangements and the 8.33 kHz Implementation Support Group (ISG).


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