Air Traffic Services Information Notices (ATSIN)

CAA Notifications on ATSIN

ATSIN 193: Withdrawal of the Air Traffic Services Information Notice (ATSIN) Scheme
The purpose of this ATSIN is to introduce the new style of CAA Communications and notify all providers of Air Traffic Services (ATS), Flight Information Services (FIS), Air Ground communication Services (AGCS) and Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) Services of the withdrawal of the ATSIN scheme from 31 December 2010.
Dated: December 2010


ATSIN 192: Notification of Changes made by Air Traffic Service Providers
The purpose of this ATSIN is to remind all Air Traffic Service Providers of the need to consult with Air Traffic Standards 30 days prior to implementing any changes associated with the safe operation of Air Traffic Services.
Dated: December 2010


ATSIN 191: Winter Break 2010/11 (Christmas and New Year)
This ATSIN is to inform Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) of the office closures, the emergency or urgent safety related contact arrangements and to remind ANSPs to plan ahead for any foreseeable regulatory activity that may be affected by the winter break.
Dated: November 2010


ATSIN 190: Change of use of Existing SSR Code Allocations
The purpose of this ATSIN is to remind all Air Traffic Service Providers of the need to consult with DAP prior to implementing any change in use of an SSR code, be it in terms of the specific volume of airspace in which a code is (or is intended to be) used, or the operational purpose for which a code is (or is intended to be) used, regardless of whether the code is from an existing unit allocation or not.
Dated: November 2010


ATSIN 189: Volcanic Ash: Air Traffic Service Provision Considerations
The purpose of this ATSIN is to inform ATS providers of the CAA’s revised regulatory position and associated service provision considerations when volumes of airspace, within which services are provided by UK regulated ATS providers, are predicted to be contaminated by volcanic ash. The information contained has also been provided to Aerodrome Operators via NOTAL and to Airline Operators via FODCOM.
Dated: November 2010


ATSIN 188: Temporary Controlled Airspace (CAS-T) – Reclassification as Class D
The purpose of this ATSIN is to advise all ATS providers of the new CAS-T requirements. A MATS Part 1 SI will follow shortly and a full review of the Royal Flight procedures will be carried out for inclusion in MATS Part 1 Amendment 9 planned for 10 March 2011.
Dated: October 2010


ATSIN 187: Winter Operations 2010/2011: Promulgation of Runway Surface Contamination Information to Flight Crews
The purpose of this ATSIN is to notify all ANSPs of the outcome from joint CAA-industry meetings regarding the exceptional weather in Winter 2009/10. It contains some best practice advice and guidance with regard to winter operations, and the promulgation of information to operators and other aerodrome users. The information contained has also been provided to Aerodrome Operators via NOTAL and to Airline Operators via FODCOM.
Dated: October 2010


ATSIN 186: Mode S Interrogator Code Allocation Process and Timescales
This ATSIN describes the Mode S IC code allocation process between the CAA’s DAP and the MICA Cell and notifies ANSPs of the required time scales for this co-ordination process.
Dated: October 2010


ATSIN 185: Abbreviation and Mispronunciation of RTF Call Signs
The purpose of this ATSIN is to remind all Air Navigation Service Providers of the need to ensure thorough training, local competency checks and general supervision that “Type C” call signs are not abbreviated, particularly by removing the initial ‘0’ from the flight identification suffix.
Dated: August 2010


ATSIN 163: Introduction of EU-OPS 1 Regarding All Weather Operations
The purpose of this ATSIN is to notify Air Traffic Service Providers of the introduction of the revised All Weather Operations in EU-OPS and to highlight the requirements for these new approach operations if they choose to provide them at their aerodrome.

This ATSIN was originally issued on 22 July 2009. It has now been re-issued to include references to CAP 670 ATS Safety Requirements. Changes to the text are shown by a marginal line.
Dated: August 2010


ATSIN 133: SES Compliance Matrix
The purpose of this ATSIN is to inform all Certificated Service Providers of the need to review, and amend where necessary, the SES compliance matrix they submitted to the CAA for the purposes of SES Certification.
This ATSIN was re-issued on 30 June 2009 with an expiry date of 30 June 2010. It has now been re-issued to extend its validity. The content of the ATSIN has not been changed.
Dated: June 2010


ATSIN 179: Re-issue of Air Traffic Controller Licences and Student Air Traffic Controller Licences
The purpose of this ATSIN is to remind Air Traffic Control Service Providers that all Air Traffic Controllers must be in possession of a Licence that is compliant with ‘the Directive’ by not later than 31 August 2010.
This ATSIN was originally issued on 7 April 2010. It has now been updated to include reference to Student Air Traffic Controllers.
Dated: June 2010


ATSIN 80: Flight Inspection under Single European Sky
This ATSIN sets out the way in which the CAA will regulate Flight Inspection under SES Regulations.
This ATSIN was originally issued in January 2006. It has now been re-issued to update references to the ANO.
Dated: June 2010


ATSIN 184: Volcanic Ash: Service Provision Considerations
The purpose of this ATSIN is to ensure that ATC and FIS Providers are aware of the additional service provision considerations when volumes of airspace, within which services are provided by UK regulated Air Traffic Service providers, are contaminated by Volcanic Ash. This ATSIN becomes effective from 1200 UTC on Tuesday 18 May 2010.
Dated: May 2010


ATSIN 183: Effective Monitoring of Pilot Read backs and RT Discipline
The purpose of this ATSIN is to remind all Air Traffic Controllers (ATCOs) and Flight Information Service Officers (FISOs) of the importance of monitoring read backs conscientiously, correcting all errors, and maintaining effective RT discipline.
Dated: May 2010


ATSIN 142: CAP 670 SW 01 Acceptable Means of Compliance with EU Regulation No. 482/2008 for Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) Equipment with Integrity Requirements no more Onerous than 10-5
This ATSIN advises providers of air traffic control services of an Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) with EU Regulation No. 482/2008 for COTS CNS/ATM equipment with integrity requirements no more onerous than 10-5.
This ATSIN was originally issued on 19 September 2008. This ATSIN has now been updated to include reference to equipment with integrity requirements no more onerous than 10-5. Changes to the text are indicated by revision marks in the margins.
Dated: April 2010


ATSIN 181 (Issue 3): Reporting of Volcanic Ash Incidents within UK Airspace
This ATSIN is to request that controllers report any encounters with, or experience of, Volcanic Ash reported by pilots, to the Civil Aviation Authority via the MOR system at the earliest opportunity.
Dated: April 2010


ATSIN 182: Volcanic Ash: CAA Issues Guidance to open Airspace with Safety Restrictions
The purpose of this ATSIN is to ensure ATC and FIS Providers are aware of the CAA Statement and to give such providers advice in respect of the provision of ATC and Flight Information Services.
Dated: April 2010


ATSIN 181: Reporting of Volcanic Ash Incidents within UK Airspace
This ATSIN is to request that controllers report any encounters with, or experience of, Volcanic Ash reported by pilots, to the Civil Aviation Authority via the MOR system at the earliest opportunity.
Dated: April 2010


ATSIN 180: CAA Website: ATS Requirements Overview
The purpose of this ATSIN is to inform providers of Air Traffic Services and operators of aeronautical radio stations of the introduction of the ATS Requirements Overview section on the CAA website.
Dated: April 2010


ATSIN 179: Re-issue of Air Traffic Controller Licences
The purpose of this ATSIN is to remind Air Traffic Control Service Providers that all Air Traffic Controllers must be in possession of a Licence that is compliant with ‘the Directive’ by not later than 31 August 2010.
Dated: April 2010


ATSIN 178: Notification of Amendment to the Air Navigation Order (ANO) 2009
This ATSIN highlights the main changes contained in the Amendment to the Air Navigation Order 2009 which come into force on 14 April 2010.
Dated: April 2010


ATSIN 1: Air Traffic Services Information Notices (ATSINs)
This ATSIN describes the purpose and operation of the ATSIN scheme and updates ATSIN 1, which is amended and re-issued as Issue 3.
Dated: March 2010


ATSIN 177: Air Traffic Standards ‘On Notice’ Procedure
The purpose of this ATSIN is to inform ANSPs of the action that may be taken in circumstances where the CAA has observed a trend which, if not addressed, would lead it to cease to be satisfied in terms of safety and/or regulatory compliance.
Dated: March 2010


ATSIN 176: Introduction of Air Traffic Standards RSS New Feeds
The purpose of this ATSIN is to inform all ANSPs, ATS, FIS, CNS and A/G providers of the introduction of an RSS News Feed for information and news published by the Air Traffic Standards Division.
Dated: February 2010


ATSIN 175: CAP 670 Supplementary Amendments
The Purpose of this ATSIN is to inform all users of CAP 670 of the revised CAP 670 amendment process.
Dated: February 2010


ATSIN 174: Publication of the Air Navigation Order 2009
The purpose of this ATSIN is to advise ANSPs, Air Traffic Service Providers and CNS Providers of the introduction of the Air Navigation Order 2009.
Dated: January 2010


ATSIN 173: CAA Monthly Mandatory Occurrence Report (MOR) Listing
The purpose of this ATSIN is to inform all ATS, FIS, CNS and A/G providers that the CAA is making a significant change to the way MOR information is disseminated in the future.
Dated: January 2010


ATSIN 172: OFCOM Consultation – Administered Incentive Pricing (AIP)
The purpose of this ATSIN is to alert Providers of Air Traffic Services and Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) Services to this further consultation paper, and to urge strongly that Providers of these services participate in the consultation. Recipients of this ATSIN other than such Providers mentioned above may also have an interest in this consultation. This alert is in addition to a NATMAC Informative Letter circulated on 23 December 2009.
Dated: January 2010


ATSIN 171: Mode S Ground Stations
The purpose of this ATSIN is to remind ANSPs having, or planning to install SSR ground stations, of the need to comply with the requirement to cease Mode A and C transmissions from 31 December 2011. This is to ensure that a key benefit of Mode S in maintaining a sustainable SSR environment is delivered.
Dated: December 2009


ATSIN 170: Winter Break 2009/10 (Christmas and New Year)
This ATSIN is to inform Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) of the office closures, emergency or urgent safety related contact arrangements and to remind ANSPs to plan ahead for any foreseeable regulatory activity that may be affected by the winter break.
Dated: November 2009


ATSIN 169: Notification of a Consultation regarding the Proposed Publication of CAA Safety Performance Indicators on the CAA Website
The purpose of this ATSIN is to inform all ATS, FIS, CNS and A/G providers that the CAA will be consulting industry regarding the proposed publication of Safety Performance Indicators.
Dated: November 2009


ATSIN 168: S-Band Primary Surveillance Radar – Co-existence issues with 2.6 GHz Transmissions
The purpose of this ATSIN is to provide ANSPs with the latest information on the 2.6 GHz situation including developments in regulatory arrangements and policy
Dated: November 2009


ATSIN 167: Single European Sky (SES) – the Interoperability Regulation (EC) No 552/2004
This ATSIN replaces ATSIN 105 and provides further information relating to the Interoperability Regulation, and in particular, Article 10(2) which deals with ATM systems that were in operation prior to 20 October 2005 and which will continue to be in operation after 20 April 2011. For the purposes of this ATSIN, these systems are referred to as ‘legacy’ systems
Dated: October 2009


ATSIN 165: Implementation in the UK of the European Union (EU) Directive on a Community Air Traffic Controller Licence and Associated Medical Requirements
The purpose of this ATSIN is to advise of the implementation of the Directive into the UK Air Navigation Order and consequential changes to the UK requirements for the training and licensing of air traffic controllers as detailed in CAA publications (CAPs). It also advises on the implementation of the European Class 3 Medical Requirements for Air Traffic Controllers.
Dated: July 2009


ATSIN 166: European Requirements to Share MOR Data
The purpose of this ATSIN is to inform all ATS, CNS and A/G providers that the CAA intends to supply MOR data to the ECR with effect from September 2009. This will enable UK compliance with the EC Directive.
Dated: August 2009


ATSIN 163: Introduction of EU-OPS 1 Regarding All Weather Operations
The purpose of this ATSIN is to notify Air Traffic Service Providers of the introduction of the revised All Weather Operations in EU-OPS and to highlight the requirements for these new approach operations if they choose to provide them at their aerodrome.
Dated: July 2009


ATSIN 164: Malicious use of Lasers against Aircraft and ATS Personnel
This ATSIN replaces ATSIN 149, and provides, in addition, guidance to ANSPs on actions to be taken in the event that lasers are directed at ATS personnel.
Dated: July 2009