Aeronautical Telecommunication Services2020-02-20T11:25:27-05:00

Aeronautical Telecommunication Services

Aeronautical Telecommunications Services is a technically complicated area of expertise responsible for both ground-to-ground and air-to- ground communications.  The Service is responsible for the installation, commissioning, flight checking (where appropriate) and on-going maintenance of all radios, navigation aids and other telecommunication equipment used by and in support of the air traffic and aeronautical information services as well as some elements of the meteorological function.

ICAO Responsibilities

As a signatory to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, the UK and its Overseas Territories are obligated to provide Aeronautical Telecommunications Services in support of international air navigation with the nature and extent of the service required being identified in ICAO Annex 10. In the Cayman Islands, an ICAO compliant service is provided by a department of the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA).

Regulatory Requirements

Annex 10 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation regulates the provision of an Aeronautical Telecommunic