Published date: 8 July 2021


This AC describes an acceptable means of compliance:

  1. with the certification requirements of Part 171 to provide and operate aeronautical telecommunication services and facilities to support air traffic services (ATS) and air navigation, and
  2. for the provision and operation of aeronautical telecommunication services and facilities under Part 171.

It also provides guidance material (GM) to assist an applicant for, or the holder of, an aeronautical telecommunication service certificate.

Related rules

This AC relates specifically to Civil Aviation Rule Part 171.

Change notice

Revision 2 of this AC reflects changes to ICAO Annex 10, includes reference to Safety Management Systems (SMS) and adds information on new facility types. It also adds sections on surveillance, Multilateration (MLAT) and ADS-B systems.