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Last-Minute Postponement of changes to SPAIN AIP AIRAC AMDT 09/10 Affecting Barcelona and Valencia

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Safety Warning Message

Last-Minute Postponement of changes to SPAIN AIP AIRAC AMDT 09/10 Affecting Barcelona and Valencia

Date: 17 September 2010 Safety Warning Message.gif

Synopsis

Proposed changes in SPAIN AIP AIRAC AMDT 09/10 (effective 23 SEP 2010) which affect a number of procedures for Barcelona (Barcelona/El Prat Airport) and Valencia (Valencia) have been postponed at the last-minute to 18 NOV 2010. The following NOTAMS apply:

Barcelona (LEBL)

SOURCE: EUECYIYN
B8464/10 NOTAMN
Q) LECB/QFATT/IV/BO /A /000/999/4118N00205E005
A) LEBL B) 1009081229 C) 1012032359
E) TRIGGER NOTAM- PERM AIRAC AIP AMDT 09/10 EFFECTIVENESS DATE
POSTPONED TIL 18-NOV-10
FLIGHT PROCEDURES ON COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, CROSSING ALTITUDES OVER
5.0 DME BCN, 12.0 DME PRA AND REPORTING POINTS DILUM AND SUKOS IN
STANDARD DEPARTURES AND REMARK ON B-RNAV APPROVAL REQUIRED
CREATED: 08 Sep 2010 12:29:00
SOURCE: EUECYIYN

B8499/10 NOTAMR B8455/10
Q) LECB/QXXXX/I /NBO/A /000/999/4118N00205E005
A) LEBL B) 1009090843 C) 1011172359
E) FOLLOWING PAGES INCLUDED IN AMDT AIRAC 09/10 (WEF 23-SEP-10)
CONCERNING TO INFORMATION OF BARCELONA AD ARE POSTPONED UNTIL
18-NOV-10 AT 0000 UTC:
- AD 2-LEBL 17
- AD 2-LEBL SID 2.1/3/4
- AD 2-LEBL SID 3.1/3/4
- AD 2-LEBL SID 8.1/3/4/5/6/7
CREATED: 09 Sep 2010 08:44:00
SOURCE: EUECYIYN

Valencia (LEVC)

B8462/10 NOTAMN
Q) LECB/QFATT/IV/BO /A /000/999/3929N00029W005
A) LEVC B) 1009081224 C) 1012032359
E) TRIGGER NOTAM- PERM AIRAC AIP AMDT 09/10 EFFECTIVENESS DATED
POSTPONED TIL 18-NOV-10, EXCEPT NEW CONTINUOUS DESCENT ARRIVALS.
FREQUENCY, AERONAUTICAL DATABASE REQUIREMENTS, MAGNETIC
VARIATION, ALTITUDE OF CLOSE-IN OBSTACLES AT STANDARD DEPARTURES,
MAXIMUM IAS IN HOLDING PATTERNS OVER VOR/DME CLS AND OPERA, UPDATE
OF AMA, MINIMUM ALT AND NEW HOLDING PATTER OVER VOR/DME VLC IN
STANDARD ARRIVALS TO RWY12, REMARKS ON AREAS ACTIVITY AND B-RNAV
APPROVAL IN STANDARD ARRIVALS, MINIMUM ALT IN STANDARD ARRIVALS
NARGO1C AND ALT1C TO RWY30, NEW ILS AND LOC INSTRUMENT APPROACH
PROCEDURES TO RWY12, OCA/H IN CIRCLING FOR AIRCRAFT CAT D,
SIGNIFICANT SPOTS, ALT/HGT DME ON FNA TABLES AND NEW LATERAL LIMITS,
VFR SECTORS, VISUAL APPROACH PROCEDURES AND OVERFLYING ROUTES AT
VALENCIA CTR
CREATED: 08 Sep 2010 12:24:00
SOURCE: EUECYIYN

B8498/10 NOTAMR B8450/10
Q) LECB/QXXXX/IV/BO /AE/000/999/3929N00029W005
A) LEVC B) 1009090842 C) 1011172359
E) FOLLOWING PAGES INCLUDED IN AMDT AIRAC 09/10 (WEF 23-SEP-10)
CONCERNING TO INFORMATION RELATIVE WITH VALENCIA TMA ARE POSTPONED
UNTIL 18-NOV-10 AT 0000 UTC:
- ENR 2.1-3
- ENR 6.13-5/7/8/9/11/12
- AD 2-LEVC 6
- AD 2-LEVC DPN 1/2
- AD 2-LEVC SID 1.1/1.2
- AD 2-LEVC SID 2.1/2.2
- AD 2-LEVC STAR 1.1/1.2
- AD 2-LEVC STAR 2.1/2.2
- AD 2-LEVC IAC/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9
- AD 2-LEVC VAC 1.1/1.2/1.3/1.4
CREATED: 09 Sep 2010 08:43:00


This last-minute postponement could result in serious flight safety issues for both aircraft operators and ATC. Airborne navigation systems are designed to use navigation databases which are updated in accordance with the ICAO 28-day AIRAC cycle. Once loaded, the information cannot be changed until the beginning of the next AIRAC cycle effective date. This means that the data uploaded in the navigation computer related to the changes at LEBL and LEVC cannot be modified until the next AIRAC cycle date (21 OCT 2010) and pilots should be prevented from using it. The same should apply for any revised charts which have to be cancelled and the old ones to be used.

Corrective Action

Aeronautical data services providers (e.g. Jeppesen, Lufthansa Systems and Navtech) have initiated actions to alert their customers about the changes affecting the products (e.g. Nav Data and Chart Alerts, Temporary charts etc.) that have already been produced and distributed.

For more information consult:

YOUR ATTENTION IS REQUIRED

Aircraft Operators are invited to urgently review the subject and investigate the relevance to their operational environment.

FURTHER READING

Disclaimer

© European Organisation for Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL) September 2010. This alert is published by EUROCONTROL for information purposes. It may be copied in whole or in part, provided that EUROCONTROL is mentioned as the source and to the extent justified by the non-commercial use (not for sale). The information in this document may not be modified without prior written permission from EUROCONTROL. The use of the document is at the user’s sole risk and responsibility. EUROCONTROL expressly disclaim any and all warranties with respect to any content within the alert, express or implied.