Functions of Air Navigation Services (ANS) Directorate
- + Establish air traffic control rules and regulations including Performance Based Navigation (PBN);
+ Prepare flight procedures and amendments to Aeronautical Information Publications (AIP);
+ Develop a manuals/handbook for ANS inspectors incorporating applicable procedures;
+ Issue guidance documents, Orders and advisory and safety circulars related to ANS; and
+ Coordinate all air navigation national and international related maters.
- + Coordinate flight checks;
+ Issue/validate the certification;
+ Plan new navigational systems;
+ Define and issue technical standards.
- + Amendments to Regulations as necessary, based on international developments
- + Application for license and ratings;
+ Assessment of an applicant’s qualifications to hold a licensee or rating;
+ Issue and renew licenses for air traffic controllers and student air traffic controllers;
+ Approval of the use of flight simulation training devices and authorization for their use in gaining the experience or in demonstrating the skill required for the issue of a license or rating;
+ Validation of licenses issued by foreign civil aviation authority;
+ Approval of training courses;
+ Keep proper records of all actions.
- + Inspections/audits of aerodrome air traffic control units
- + Regulation and implementation of air traffic services Safety Management System (SMS) including SMS Manual;
+ Encouraging and promoting a safety culture through safety educational programs and training;
+ Establish and implement a safety oversight mechanism to oversee provision of services in the PANS-OPS, AIS, CNS, MET and SAR
- + Co-ordination in a search and rescue operation within the Timor-Leste Flight;
+ Information Region (FIR);
+ Establish SAR Agreements for mutual assistance in the conduct of SAR operation;
+ Establish SAR communication (distress frequency);
+ Establish SAR regular exercises
- + Monitoring ATS/ANS incidents and making available analysis/feedback to the stakeholders.
- + Co-ordinate all aviation meteorological services nationally and internationally