8.Aeronautical information

8.1General

8.1.1Obtaining a correct assessment of aeronautical information is one of the basic assumptions of safe conduct of the flight. Information relevant to the execution of the flight is particularly data on weather and weather forecasts but also operational information on the status of airports and facilities.

8.1.2Aeronautical publications

8.1.2.1Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) collects processes and publishes aeronautical information on the establishment and status of airports, facilities and services.

8.1.2.2AIS provides the aeronautical information to:

  1. those involved in flight operations, including flight crews, flight planning and flight simulators; and
  2. the air traffic services unit responsible for flight information service and the services responsible for pre-flight information

8.1.2.3Flight information service is provided by direct transmitting on the operational frequency or by automatic broadcast of terminal area (ATIS) and contains weather and traffic information to aircraft in flight.

8.1.3Integrated Aeronautical Information Package

8.1.3.1The aeronautical information is provided in the form of the Integrated Aeronautical Information Package consisting of the following elements:

  1. Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP)
  2. Amendment service to the AIP (AIP AMDT)
  3. Supplement to the AIP (AIP SUP)
  4. NOTAM and Pre-flight Information Bulletins (PIB)
  5. Aeronautical Information Circulars (AIC)
  6. Checklists of valid NOTAMs

Note: Description and distribution of aeronautical publication is described in AIP GEN 3.1.3.1.

8.1.3.2NOTAM

It is used for information, mostly of a temporary nature, which must be immediatelly promulgated. Information is sent via the aeronautical fixed telecommunications network, thus ensuring a very rapid distribution. NOTAMs which became effective are available on the internet.

NOTAMs in the CR are issued in five series identified by letters A, B, X, Y. S series is designated for SNOWTAMs.

Series A and B are issued in English. Series X and Y contain the same text and the same numbers in the Czech language. Form of the SNOWTAM is published in ICAO Annex 15, Appendix 2.

Issuance of NOTAMs/SNOWTAMs for VFR aerodromes is not fully ensured (they may be issued but it is not possible to rely on it). Therefore conditions on those aerodromes should be verified with the aerodrome operator before the flight.

  1. Series A (X): It contains all information related to the operations on the ATS routes and at aerodromes: BRNO/TUŘANY, KARLOVY VARY, OSTRAVA/MOŠNOV and PRAHA/RUZYNĚ.
  2. Series B (Y): It contains information related to the operations at all remaining aerodromes in the Czech Republic (see AD 1.3) and information that are not in series A (X).
  3. Series S (SNOWTAM): It contains information concerning hazardous conditions at the aerodrome due to snow or ice. SNOWTAMs shall be issued by all aerodromes with IFR/VFR operations.

8.1.3.3Pre-flight Information Bulletins (PIB)

Pre-flight Information Bulletins (PIB) contain a selection of valid NOTAMs retrieved from the database on the basis of the defined criteria. Depending on the requirements of the users, PIB could be provided in the form of

  1. area type bulletins
  2. route type bulletins
  3. aerodrome type bulletins

8.1.3.4PIB and NOTAM database are available at ARO LKPR unit and they can also be requested via internet.

8.1.4VFR Manual

Information important for VFR traffic is published in this VFR Manual. VFR Manual includes selection of information from AIP, information about VFR aerodromes and information important for VFR traffic from IFR aerodromes.

8.1.5Dissemination of information

8.1.5.1The electronic version of the Integrated Aeronautical Information Package (excluding NOTAMs, PIBs and Checklists of valid NOTAMs) as well as the VFR Manual are issued on CD or available on websites  http://ais.ans.cz

8.1.5.2All Aeronautical publications including aeronautical charts issued by AIS can be ordered by written form or on-line via internet. E-shop (including pricelist) is on following website:  http://ais.ans.cz/ais_data/cenik/prehleden.pdf

8.2Responsibility for the provision of AIS

The agency responsible for collecting information from the whole territory and airspace of the Czech Republic and their dissemination in the form of Integrated Aeronautical Information Package is:

Air Navigation Services of the CR
Aeronautical Information Service
Navigační 787, 252 61 Jeneč
 ais@ans.cz
 http://lis.rlp.cz
telephone +420 220 372 816, telephone +420 220 372 817, fax +420 220 372 702 (Head of AIS)
telephone +420 220 374 311, telephone +420 220 374 312, fax +420 220 374 253,  notof@ans.cz, AFTN: LKPRYNYX (NOF)
telephone +420 220 374 295 (Head of NOF)
telephone +420 220 372 833, telephone +420 220 372 835, fax +420 220 372 704 (distribution of AIS publications)
telephone +420 220 372 832 (Head of Cartography Department)
telephone +420 220 372 825 (Head of Publication Department)

8.3Operational contacts

8.3.1Pre-flight information

Pre-flight information provision at particular aerodromes in the Czech Republic territory is ensured by relevant ATS provider (see hereunder) in the extent defined by AIP CR, GEN 3.1.5.

BRNO/TUŘANY airport ANS centre, ANS of the CR telephone +420 220 372 735 (ARO Praha)
Self-briefing only
KARLOVY VARY airport ANS centre, ANS of the CR telephone +420 220 372 735 (ARO Praha)
Self-briefing only
KBELY airport MIL ARO telephone +420 973 207 177
telephone +420 973 207 162
fax +420 973 207 377
fax +420 286 852 633
 maro.ais.lkkb@email.cz
AFTN: LKKBZPZX
AFTN: LKKBZTZX
SITA: PRGKBXH
KUNOVICE airport AIS-TWR, Aircraft Industries, a.s. telephone +420 572 817 620
telephone +420 572 817 621
fax +420 572 817 639
AFTN: LKKUZTZX
AFTN: LKKUZPZX
OSTRAVA/MOŠNOV airport ANS centre, ANS of the CR telephone +420 220 372 735 (ARO Praha)
Self-briefing only
PARDUBICE airport MIL TWR telephone +420 973 333 171
telephone +420 973 242 440
fax +420 973 242 097
AFTN: LKPDZPZX
PRAHA/RUZYNĚ airport ANS centre, ANS of the CR telephone +420 220 372 735 (the flight plans agenda)
telephone +420 220 374 138
telephone +420 220 114 100
telephone +420 220 374 101 (pre-flight information)
fax +420 220 374 251
 briefinglkpr@ans.cz
AFTN: LKPRZPZX
PRAHA/VODOCHODY airport Letiště Vodochody, a.s. telephone +420 255 762 609 (Briefing)
fax +420 255 765 131
AFTN: LKVOZPZX