Aeronautical Information Publication

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In aviation, an Aeronautical Information Publication (or AIP) is defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization as a publication issued by or with the authority of a state and containing aeronautical information of a lasting character essential to air navigation.[not verified in body] It is designed to be a manual containing thorough details of regulations, procedures and other information pertinent to flying aircraft in the particular country to which it relates. It is usually issued by or on behalf of the respective civil aviation administration.

Overview[edit]

The structure and contents of AIPs are standardized by international agreement through ICAO. AIPs normally have three parts – GEN (general), ENR (en route) and AD (aerodromes). The document contains many charts; most of these are in the AD section where details and charts of all public aerodromes are published.

AIPs are kept up-to-date by regular revision on a fixed cycle. For operationally significant changes in information, the cycle known as the AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) cycle is used: revisions are produced every 56 days (double AIRAC cycle) or every 28 days (single AIRAC cycle). These changes are received well in advance so that users of the aeronautical data can update their flight management systems (FMS). For insignificant changes, the published calendar dates are used.

In some countries the AIP is informally known as the Airman's Manual or the Air Pilot.

Electronic AIP[edit]

EUROCONTROL has published a specification for an electronic AIP (eAIP).[1] The eAIP Specification aims to harmonise the structure and presentation of AIPs for digital media.[2] In this respect, a digital AIP is a digital version of the paper AIP, usually available in PDF format, while an electronic AIP is available in PDF as well as other formats, more suitable for reading on the screen and for electronic data exchange. Many countries around the world provide digital AIPs either on CD-ROM subscription or on a Web site. The external links section below lists AIPs which aim to follow the EUROCONTROL eAIP Specification.

AIRAC effective dates (28-day cycle)[edit]

The current AIRAC cycle is 2211 (effective 03 Nov 2022).

# 2016* 2017 2018 2019 2020* 2021 2022 2023 2024* 2025 2026 2027 2028* 2029 2030 2031 2032* 2033 2034 2035 2036* 2037 2038 2039 2040*
1 07 Jan 05 Jan 04 Jan 03 Jan 02 Jan 28 Jan 27 Jan 26 Jan 25 Jan 23 Jan 22 Jan 21 Jan 20 Jan 18 Jan 17 Jan 16 Jan 15 Jan 13 Jan 12 Jan 11 Jan 10 Jan 08 Jan 07 Jan 06 Jan 05 Jan
2 04 Feb 02 Feb 01 Feb 31 Jan 30 Jan 25 Feb 24 Feb 23 Feb 22 Feb 20 Feb 19 Feb 18 Feb 17 Feb 15 Feb 14 Feb 13 Feb 12 Feb 10 Feb 09 Feb 08 Feb 07 Feb 05 Feb 04 Feb 03 Feb 02 Feb
3 03 Mar 02 Mar 01 Mar 28 Feb 27 Feb 25 Mar 24 Mar 23 Mar 21 Mar 20 Mar 19 Mar 18 Mar 16 Mar 15 Mar 14 Mar 13 Mar 11 Mar 10 Mar 09 Mar 08 Mar 06 Mar 05 Mar 04 Mar 03 Mar 01 Mar
4 31 Mar 30 Mar 29 Mar 28 Mar 26 Mar 22 Apr 21 Apr 20 Apr 18 Apr 17 Apr 16 Apr 15 Apr 13 Apr 12 Apr 11 Apr 10 Apr 08 Apr 07 Apr 06 Apr 05 Apr 03 Apr 02 Apr 01 Apr 31 Mar 29 Mar
5 28 Apr 27 Apr 26 Apr 25 Apr 23 Apr 20 May 19 May 18 May 16 May 15 May 14 May 13 May 11 May 10 May 09 May 08 May 06 May 05 May 04 May 03 May 01 May 30 Apr 29 Apr 28 Apr 26 Apr
6 26 May 25 May 24 May 23 May 21 May 17 Jun 16 Jun 15 Jun 13 Jun 12 Jun 11 Jun 10 Jun 08 Jun 07 Jun 06 Jun 05 Jun 03 Jun 02 Jun 01 Jun 31 May 29 May 28 May 27 May 26 May 24 May
7 23 Jun 22 Jun 21 Jun 20 Jun 18 Jun 15 Jul 14 Jul 13 Jul 11 Jul 10 Jul 09 Jul 08 Jul 06 Jul 05 Jul 04 Jul 03 Jul 01 Jul 30 Jun 29 Jun 28 Jun 26 Jun 25 Jun 24 Jun 23 Jun 21 Jun
8 21 Jul 20 Jul 19 Jul 18 Jul 16 Jul 12 Aug 11 Aug 10 Aug 08 Aug 07 Aug 06 Aug 05 Aug 03 Aug 02 Aug 01 Aug 31 Jul 29 Jul 28 Jul 27 Jul 26 Jul 24 Jul 23 Jul 22 Jul 21 Jul 19 Jul
9 18 Aug 17 Aug 16 Aug 15 Aug 13 Aug 09 Sep 08 Sep 07 Sep 05 Sep 04 Sep 03 Sep 02 Sep 31 Aug 30 Aug 29 Aug 28 Aug 26 Aug 25 Aug 24 Aug 23 Aug 21 Aug 20 Aug 19 Aug 18 Aug 16 Aug
10 15 Sep 14 Sep 13 Sep 12 Sep 10 Sep 07 Oct 06 Oct 05 Oct 03 Oct 02 Oct 01 Oct 30 Sep 28 Sep 27 Sep 26 Sep 25 Sep 23 Sep 22 Sep 21 Sep 20 Sep 18 Sep 17 Sep 16 Sep 15 Sep 13 Sep
11 13 Oct 12 Oct 11 Oct 10 Oct 08 Oct 04 Nov 03 Nov 02 Nov 31 Oct 30 Oct 29 Oct 28 Oct 26 Oct 25 Oct 24 Oct 23 Oct 21 Oct 20 Oct 19 Oct 18 Oct 16 Oct 15 Oct 14 Oct 13 Oct 11 Oct
12 10 Nov 09 Nov 08 Nov 07 Nov 05 Nov 02 Dec 01 Dec 30 Nov 28 Nov 27 Nov 26 Nov 25 Nov 23 Nov 22 Nov 21 Nov 20 Nov 18 Nov 17 Nov 16 Nov 15 Nov 13 Nov 12 Nov 11 Nov 10 Nov 08 Nov
13 08 Dec 07 Dec 06 Dec 05 Dec 03 Dec 30 Dec 29 Dec 28 Dec 26 Dec 25 Dec 24 Dec 23 Dec 21 Dec 20 Dec 19 Dec 18 Dec 16 Dec 15 Dec 14 Dec 13 Dec 11 Dec 10 Dec 09 Dec 08 Dec 06 Dec
14 31 Dec

Note: * = leap year containing 29 Feb (2016, 2020, 2024, 2028, etc.)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • "ICAO Annex 15: Aeronautical Information Services". ICAO. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  • "AIRAC Adherence and AIRAC Calendar 2010–2020". EUROCONTROL Aeronautical Information Management (AIM). Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  • Eurocontrol AIRAC calendar until 2022
  • "ICAO Aeronautical Information Services Manual (DOC 8126; AN/872; 6th Edition; 2003) Chapter 2. Provision of raw data 2.6 Aeronautical information regulation and control (AIRAC)" (PDF). ICAO. Retrieved 5 February 2021.

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External links[edit]


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