Annex 10 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation regulates the provision of an Aeronautical Telecommunications Services (TELS) used to facilitate the safety, regularity and efficiency of international air navigation.
Article 7(1) of The Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2013, AN(OT)O or (the Order) as amended, gives effect to the Convention requiring the Governor to ensure that the Annexes to the Convention are complied with. It follows that Article 7(1) of the Order requires that TELS be regulated under the requirements of Annex 10.
Furthermore, Article 153(1) of the Order prohibits the provision of an Aeronautical Telecommunications Services without an approval granted by the Governor. Based on the requirements of Article 7(1) this will only be forthcoming if the applicant can comply with Annex 10.
In addition, ASSI has published two Overseas Territories Aviation Requirements (OTAR) in relation to Aeronautical Telecommunications Services, OTAR 171 and OTAR 172. The former provides additional requirements regarding the provision of the service whilst the latter relates to the approval of organisations performing flight checks of navigation aids.