What Does GANS Do

Aeronautical Information Management

Its purpose is to provide aeronautical information and aeronautical data essential for the safety, regularity, economy, and efficiency of air navigation to the flight crew and operators, relative to the route stages to be flown, in accordance with national Civil Aviation Regulations (CARs) and ICAO Annex 15 specifications on Aeronautical Information Services (AIS).

The services are achieved by supporting the Publication of Aeronautical Information and accurate data for publications related to:

  • Aeronautical Information Publication Amendments (AIP AMDTs)
  • Supplements (SUP)
  • Aeronautical Information Circulars (AIC)
  • NOTAM & Pre-flight Information Bulletins (PIB)

AIS/AIM data scope consolidates all data that is collected and maintained to be classified and organised as the following aeronautical data subjects, properties, and sub-properties:

  • Aerodrome data
  • Airspace data
  • ATS and other routes data
  • Instrument flight procedure data
  • Radio navigation aids/systems data
  • Obstacle data
  • Geographic data
  • Terrain data
  • Data types
  • Information about national and local regulations, services and procedures

AIS also supports Aerodrome Safeguarding and Control of Obstacles at all civil and government airports, in accordance with regulations to ensure the safety of operations. The AIS mandate is to ensure the aeronautical data related to terrain and obstacle meet a 95% confidence level and validate this accuracy based on ICAO and GCAA standards.

Moreover, GANS AIM/AIS provides pre-flight information services for pilots that include aeronautical information. For operational personnel, including flight crew members and other aviation personnel, a special self-briefing room is organised on the territory of Abu Dhabi Airport, where flight crews are provided with a remote briefing, internet access, and access to all necessary communication and printing facilities.

With the implementation of area navigation, performance-based navigation (PBN), airborne computer-based navigation systems, and data link systems the importance of aeronautical information has changed significantly. We are constantly consulting with our clients to ensure their data is maintained to the highest standards, as we migrate from paper to electronic documentation, in line with the transition from AIS to AIM by supporting projects acquiring Aeronautical Information Exchange Module AIXM 5.1.