GEN 3 SERVICES

GEN 3.1 AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION SERVICES

1 Responsible Service

1.1 General
The Aeronautical Information Management Department (AIM), which forms part of the Estonian Air Navigation Services, ensures the flow of information necessary for the safety, regularity and efficiency of international and national air navigation within the area of its responsibility as indicated in para. 2 below. It consists of AIM Headquarters, International NOTAM Office (NOF) combined with centralised ARO. Information is provided also by ATS units established at aerodromes as listed in para. 5 below.
1.2 AIM Headquarters
Post:Estonian Air Navigation Services
Aeronautical Information Management
Kanali põik 3
Rae küla, Rae vald
10112 Harjumaa, ESTONIA
Tel:+372 625 82308323
Fax:+372 625 8200
E-mail:eans@eans.eeaip@eans.ee
AFS:EETNYOYX
URL:aim.eans.ee

Hours of operation: MON-FRI 0800 to 1630 LMT.
1.3 International NOTAM office (NOF)
Post:Estonian Air Navigation Services
International NOTAM Office
Kanali põik 3
Rae küla, Rae vald
10112 Harjumaa, ESTONIA
Tel:+372 625 8375
Fax:+372 601 6096; +372 625 8280
E-mail:nof@eans.ee
AFS:EETNYNYX

Hours of operation: H24

The service is provided in accordance with the provisions contained in the following ICAO documents:

Annex 15 –Aeronautical Information Services
Doc 8126 –Aeronautical Information Services Manual
Annex 10 –Aeronautical Telecommunications, Volume II – Communication Procedures
Annex 4 –Aeronautical Charts
Doc 8697 –Aeronautical Chart Manual
Doc 8168 –Procedures for Air Navigation Services – Aircraft Operations (PANS-OPS)

2 Area of Responsibility

The Aeronautical Information Management is responsible for the collection and dissemination of information for the entire territory of Estonia and for the airspace over the high sea encompassed by the Tallinn Flight Information Region.

3 Aeronautical publications

3.1 Aeronautical Information ProductsPackage
The aeronautical information is provided in the form of the Integrated Aeronautical Information ProductsPackage consisting of the following elements:
  • Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP);
  • Amendment service to the AIP (AIP AMDT);
  • Supplement to the AIP (AIP SUP);
  • NOTAM; and Pre-flight Information Bulletins (PIB);
  • Aeronautical Information Circulars (AIC); and
  • ChartsChecklists and list of valid NOTAMs.
NOTAMs and the related monthly checklists are issued via the Aeronautical Fixed Service (AFS). ), while PIB are made available at aerodrome units. List of valid NOTAMs is distributed on request by e-mail. Supplements to the AIP and Aeronautical Information Circulars are distributed by e-mail and on request by air mail. All other elements of the package are distributed by air mail. All above mentioned productspublications are also published at AIM webpage: aim.eans.ee.
3.2 Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP)

The AIP is the basic aviation document intended primarily to satisfy international requirements for the exchange of permanent aeronautical information and long duration temporary changes essential for air navigation.

The AIP in electronic form (eAIP) is published on DVD and on Internet.

The AIP of Estonia is available only in electronic form as HTML, XML and PDF format, and is published in Estonian and English, for use in international and domestic operations whether the flight is a commercial or a private one.

AIP Estonia is published in one volume, which contains basic AIP parts: General (GEN), Enroute (ENR) and Aerodromes (AD).

Additionally, AIP Supplements (AIP SUP), Aeronautical Information Circulars (AIC) and DVDs may be kept in a separately ordered special ring binder.

It is the client's own responsibility to print out AIP Amendments from the latest DVD and update the paper AIP.

3.3 Amendment service to the AIP (AIP AMDT)

Amendments to the eAIP are made by issuing replacement DVDs. A new DVD is issued only for AIP amendments as required. AIRAC AIP AMDT and regular AIP AMDT numbers and the effective date are printed on the DVD.

Each eAIP DVD contains:
  • the complete AIP for the DVD effective date;
  • the AIRAC AIP AMDT or AIP AMDT becoming effective on the DVD effective date.
  • published AIP SUPs and AICs as at the publication date of eAIP Package.

A brief description of the subjects affected by the amendment is given on the AIP Amendment cover sheet.

Each AIP Amendment cover sheet includes references to the serial number of those productselements (NOTAM, AIC, AIP SUP), if any, of the Integrated Aeronautical Information Package which have been incorporated in the AIP by the amendment and are consequently cancelled.

AIP sections have a check box in the top right corner, which allows to graphically display changes. The changes in the eAIP are identified by a pink background for AIRAC AMDT and blue background for regular AIP AMDT.

Each AIP AMDT and each AIRAC AIP AMDT are allocated separate serial numbers which are consecutive and based on the calendar year. The year, indicated by four digits, is a part of the serial number of the amendment, e.g. AIP AMDT 01/2010; AIRAC AIP AMDT 01/2010.

A checklist of AIP pages containing page number/chart title and the publication or effective date (day, month by name and year) of the information is reissued with each amendment and is an integral part of the AIP.
3.4 Supplement to the AIP (AIP SUP)

Temporary changes of long duration (three months and longer) and information of short duration which consists of extensive text and/or graphics, supplementing the permanent information contained in the AIP, are published as AIP Supplements (AIP SUP). Operationally significant temporary changes to the AIP are published in accordance with the AIRAC system and its established effective dates and are identified clearly by the acronym AIRAC AIP SUP.

AIP Supplements, which are published between publication of two DVDs, are distributed to subscribers e-mail address. Each AIP Supplement (regular or AIRAC) is assigned a serial number which is consecutive and based on the calendar year, i.e. AIP SUP 01/2010; AIRAC AIP SUP 02/2010. The numbering of AIRAC AIP SUP and non-AIRAC AIP SUP is not separated.

An AIP Supplement is stored as long as all or some of its contents remain valid. The period of validity of the information contained in the AIP Supplement will normally be given in the supplement itself. Alternatively, NOTAM may be used to indicate changes to the period of validity or cancellation of the supplement. In case the end of validity is not indicated explicitly (the estimated period of validity), cancellation is announced either by NOTAM, AIP AMDT or a new supplement to the AIP.

The checklist of AIP Supplements currently in force is issued in the monthly printed plain-language List of valid NOTAMs.
3.5 Aeronautical Information Circulars (AIC)

The Aeronautical Information Circulars contain information on the long-term forecast of any major change in legislation, regulations, procedures or facilities; information of a purely explanatory or advisory nature liable to affect flight safety; and information or notification of an explanatory or advisory nature concerning technical, legislative or purely administrative matters. AICs are divided by subject and are issued in two series (A and B).

AIC Series A contains information affecting international civil aviation and is given international distribution.

AIC Series B contains information affecting national aviation only, is published only in Estonian language and is given national distribution.

AICs, which are published between publication of two DVDs, are distributed to subscribers e-mail address.

Each AIC is numbered consecutively within each series on a calendar year basis. The year, indicated by four digits, is a part of the serial number of the AIC, e.g AIC A01/2010, AIC B01/2010. A checklist of AIC currently in force is issued as an AIC once a year.
3.6 NOTAM and Pre-flight Information Bulletins (PIB)

NOTAM contain information concerning the establishment, condition or change in any aeronautical facility, service, procedure or hazard, the timely knowledge of which is essential for personnel concerned with flight operations. NOTAM serves to distribute urgent and unpredictable information of direct operational significance and, in general, of a temporary nature and short duration.

NOTAM is transmitted by Aeronautical Fixed Service (AFS).

The text of each NOTAM contains the information in the order shown in the ICAO NOTAM Format and is composed of significations/uniform abbreviated phraseology assigned to the ICAO NOTAM Code complemented by ICAO abbreviations, indicators, identifiers, designators, call signs, frequencies, figures and plain language.

NOTAM are originated and issued for Tallinn FIR and are distributed by NOTAM Office (NOF) in two series identified by the letters A and S.

Each NOTAM is assigned a serial number preceded by the letter A indicating the series. The serial number starts with number 0001 at 0000 UTC on 1st of January every year.

Series A: General rules, en-route navigation and communication facilities, airspace restrictions and activities taking place in Tallinn FIR and information concerning aerodromes contained in the AIP Estonia. Series A is available in English. NOTAM Series A are transmitted to the states which have requested them.

Series S (SNOWTAM): Information concerning snow, slush, ice or standing water associated with snow and slush and ice in the movement areas. SNOWTAM are prepared in accordance with ICAO Annex 15, Appendix 2, and are originated by the individual aerodrome with separate numbering which starts from the beginning of the year, separately for each aerodrome and are distributed by the International NOTAM Office (NOF). Details are given in the Snow plan in AIP subsection AD 1.2 and in Aeronautical Information Circular (AIC) series A published annually by the winter season.

Requests concerning changes to the distribution of NOTAM and SNOWTAM shall be addressed to the International NOTAM Office (EETNYNYX).

Pre-flight Information Bulletins (PIB), which contains a recapitulation of current NOTAM and other information of urgent character for the operators/flight crews, are available at the aerodrome units and NOTAM Office (NOF). The service is based on a central data base system which contains data for the area covered by Estonian AIM. The extent of the information contained in the PIB is indicated under para. 5 of this subsection.

All bulletins are available in English.

Several types of PIB can be provided:
  • Aerodrome bulletin - Aerodrome bulletin consists of information related to the aerodromes concerned;
  • Area bulletin - Area (or FIR) bulletin consists of information related to FIR and aerodromes;
  • Route bulletin - Route bulletin consists of information related to the aerodromes of departure, destination and over-flown FIRs and alternate aerodromes;
  • Narrow Route bulletin - Narrow Route bulletin consists of information related to a narrow path (default width 20 NM or other on request) defined by route description and also aerodromes of departure, destination and alternate aerodromes.

The bulletin requests shall be made as early as possible, at the latest when the flight plan is submitted.

The PIB can be obtained H24 from the EANS Centralised ARO by e-mail or fax. It is also possible retrieve PIB by schedule. A user profile can be assigned to a schedule and PIB can be sent via e-mail and fax.

A limited selection of Area (FIR) bulletins is available also on EANS website: aim.eans.ee.

International NOTAM Office (NOF) combined with centralised ARO are:
  1. providing pre-flight information;
  2. verifying, receiving and forwarding flight plans and flight plan associated messages;
  3. receiving and forwarding flight reports from pilots after the flight (post-flight information); and
  4. providing pre-flight weather reports, forecasts and weather charts.
3.7 Checklist and List of Valid NOTAM-s

A checklist of valid NOTAMs is issued monthly via AFS.The checklist is followed by a list of valid NOTAMs distributed on request by e-mail to all recipients of the Integrated Aeronautical Information Package. It contains a plain language (in English) presentation of the valid NOTAM and information about the number of the latest issued AIP AMDT, AIRAC AIP AMDT, AIP SUP and AIC and list of AIP SUP and AIC in force.

The list of valid NOTAM is issued in series A.
3.8 Sale of Publications
The said publications can be obtained from address:
Post:Estonian Air Navigation Services
Aeronautical Information Management (AIM)
Kanali põik 3
Rae küla, Rae vald
10112 Harjumaa, ESTONIA
Tel:+372 625 83038323
Fax:+372 625 8200
URL:aim.eans.ee

Publication
Price (including postage, excluding VAT)
Estonia
Europe
Other countries
eAIP package (AIP AMDTs, SUPs,AICs on DVD and List of valid NOTAMs e-mail distribution) per calender year.
48 EUR82 EUR82 EUR
Ring binders for AIP SUP, AIC and DVDs.
14 EUR16 EUR17 EUR

4 AIRAC System

4.1 In order to control and regulate the operationally significant changes requiring amendments to AIP (charts, route-manuals etc), such changes, whenever possible, will be issued on predetermined dates according to the AIRAC system. This type of information will be published as an AIRAC AIP AMDT or an AIRAC AIP SUP. If an AIRAC AMDT or SUP cannot be produced due to lack of time, NOTAM clearly marked AIRAC will be issued. Such NOTAM will immediately be followed by an AMDT or SUP.
4.2 The table below indicates AIRAC effective dates for the forthcoming years. AIRAC information will be issued so that the information will be received by the user not later than 28 days before effective date. For major changes AIRAC information will be issued 56 days (or even longer) in advance of the AIRAC effective date.

At AIRAC publication date, a trigger NOTAM will be issued giving a brief description of the contents, effective date and reference number of the AIRAC AIP AMDT or AIRAC AIP SUP that will become effective on that date. Trigger NOTAM will remain in force in the PIB during 14 days after the effective date.

If no information was submitted for publication at the AIRAC date, a NIL notification will be issued by NOTAM not later than 42 days before the AIRAC effective date concerned.

Schedule of AIRAC effective dates
20182019202020212022
04 JAN03 JAN02 JAN28 JAN27 JAN
01 FEB31 JAN30 JAN25 FEB24 FEB
01 MAR28 FEB27 FEB25 MAR24 MAR
29 MAR28 MAR26 MAR22 APR21 APR
26 APR25 APR23 APR20 MAY19 MAY
24 MAY23 MAY21 MAY17 JUN16 JUN
21 JUN20 JUN18 JUN15 JUL14 JUL
19 JUL18 JUL16 JUL12 AUG11 AUG
16 AUG15 AUG13 AUG09 SEP08 SEP
13 SEP12 SEP10 SEP07 OCT06 OCT
11 OCT10 OCT08 OCT04 NOV03 NOV
08 NOV07 NOV05 NOV02 DEC01 DEC
06 DEC05 DEC03 DEC30 DEC29 DEC
31 DEC

5 Pre-flight Information Bulletins (PIB) and Pre-flight Information Service at Aerodromes/Heliports

Pre-flight Information Bulletins (PIB), which contains a recapitulation of current NOTAM and other information of urgent character for the operators/flight crews, are available at the aerodrome units and NOTAM Office (NOF). The service is based on a central data base system which contains data for the area covered by Estonian AIM. The extent of the information contained in the PIB is indicated under para. 5 of this subsection.

All bulletins are available in English.

Several types of PIB can be provided:
  • Aerodrome bulletin - Aerodrome bulletin consists of information related to the aerodromes concerned;
  • Area bulletin - Area (or FIR) bulletin consists of information related to FIR and aerodromes;
  • Route bulletin - Route bulletin consists of information related to the aerodromes of departure, destination and over-flown FIRs and alternate aerodromes;
  • Narrow Route bulletin - Narrow Route bulletin consists of information related to a narrow path (default width 20 NM or other on request) defined by route description and also aerodromes of departure, destination and alternate aerodromes.

The bulletin requests shall be made as early as possible, at the latest when the flight plan is submitted.

The PIB can be obtained H24 from the EANS Centralised ARO by e-mail or fax. It is also possible retrieve PIB by schedule. A user profile can be assigned to a schedule and PIB can be sent via e-mail and fax.

A limited selection of Area (FIR) bulletins is available also on EANS website: aim.eans.ee.

Pre-flight information is available at aerodromes as detailed below:

Aerodrome/Heliport
Type
Briefing coverage (AIP and/or NOTAM)
TALLINN (NOF)
AVBL H24
PIB, DocumentationAfghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium & Luxembourg, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia and Montenegro, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan.
LENNART MERI TALLINN (EETN)
Self-Briefing
TARTU LENNUJAAM (EETU)
Self-Briefing
PIB, Documentation
Available from central database via local network.
Also Internet self-briefing for preparation of FPL and pre-flight information including meteorological information is available via Internet address https://isb.eans.ee. Information about registration on https://aim.eans.ee.
ÄMARI MILITAARLENNUVÄLI (EEEI)PIB
Pre-flight information for preparation of FPL and meteorological information is available on site.
Other AD (EEKA, EEKE, EEPU)
PIB
Internet self-briefing for preparation of FPL and pre-flight information including meteorological information is available from central database via Internet address 
https://isb.eans.ee. Information about registration on 
https://aim.eans.ee
.

Remark: NOTAM database contains also military NOTAMs.

6 Electronic Terrain and Obstacle Data

Electronic terrain data about Area 1 and Area 2 is possible to acquire from:

Post:National Land Board
Mustamäe tee 51
10621 Tallinn, ESTONIA
Tel:+372 665 0600
Fax:+372 665 0604
E-mail:maaamet@maaamet.ee
AFS:NIL
URL:www.maaamet.ee

Hours of operation: MON to FRI 0800 to 1600 LMT.

In case of detected errors or omissions, also feedback on electronic terrain data, should be referred to:

Post:Civil Aviation Administration
Lõõtsa 5
11415 Tallinn, ESTONIA
Tel:+372 610 3500
Fax:+372 610 3501
E-mail:ecaa@ecaa.ee
AFS:NIL
URL:www.ecaa.ee

Hours of operation: MON to FRI 0800 to 1630 LMT.