Historical Background

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Standards and Recommended Practices for Aeronautical Information Services were first adopted by the Council on 15 May 1953, pursuant to the provisions of Article 37 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago 1944), and were designated as Annex 15 to the Convention

Annex 15 as now presented has undergone the following development. The first requirements were developed by the Air Navigation Committee as a result of recommendations of Regional Air Navigation Meetings, and were published by authority of the Council as Procedures for International Notices to Airmen PANS-NOTAM, PICAO Doc 2713) in January 1947. In 1949, the Special NOTAM Meeting reviewed and proposed amendments to these procedures which were later issued as "Procedures for Air Navigation Services (PANS-AIS, Doc 7106) and which became applicable on 1 August 1951. In 1952, the PANS-AIS were reviewed by the First Session of the Aeronautical Information Services Division which recommended the adoption of Standards and Recommended Practices. Following consideration by all Contracting States, these recommendations were reviewed by the Air Navigation Commission and the first set of Standards and Recommended Practices was adopted by the Council on 15 May 1953 as Annex 15 to the Convention. This Annex became applicable on 1 April 1954.  


The object of the aeronautical information service is to ensure the flow of information necessary for the safety, regularity and efficiency of international air navigation. The role and importance of aeronautical information/data changed significantly with the implementation of area navigation (RNAV), required navigation performance (RNP) and airborne computer-based navigation systems. Corrupt or erroneous aeronautical information/data can potentially affect the safety of air navigation.


AIS/Briefing Office Soekarno Hatta is an unit that is under the division of Air Traffic Services Soekarno Hatta international airport, AIS/Briefing Office Soekarno Hatta is responsible for preparing and conducting Air Traffic Services Messages and receive, collate or assemble, edit, format, and distribute aeronautical information/data concerning pre-flight information services from Soekarno Hatta Airport to Destination Airport and any aeronautical information/data related to international air navigation. The AIS maintains and manages all related data within Jakarta FIR, Makassar FIR and International FIR, and process it to an aeronautical information/data essential flight from Soekarno – Hatta to destination airport to ensure the needs of the users (Pilots, Flight operation officer, Ground handling agency, other ATS unit, etc.). However, the effective functioning of AIS is dependent upon the co-operative effort of all other services, such as communications, aerodromes, ATS, etc., since raw data must be originated by such services. With this in mind, AIS is continually looking for ways of improving the lines of communications and harmonize working relationship.