AIRAC


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AIRAC

An acronym (Aeronautical Information and Regulation and Control) signifying a system (and associated NOTAM, or notices to airmen) that tries to advance notification, based on common effective dates, of circumstances that necessitate changes in operating practices. In part 1 of the AIRAC NOTAM, information about the establishment and withdrawal of, and premeditated significant changes to (including operational trials), the items mentioned therein are given. This may include:
i. Horizontal and vertical limits, regulations, and procedures applicable to flight information regions; control areas and control zones; ATS (air traffic services) routes; advisory routes; permanent danger; prohibited and restricted areas, including type and periods of activity when known; and ADIZ (air defense identification zone).
ii. Position, frequencies, call signs, known irregularities, and maintenance periods of radio navigation aids and communications facilities.
iii. Aerodrome lighting and beacons, obstructions, and snow plans.
iv. Holding and approach procedures, arrival and departure procedures, noise abatement, and any other pertinent ATS (air traffic services) procedures.
v. Meteorological facilities and procedures.
vi. Part 2 includes the establishment and withdrawal of, and premeditated significant changes to the position, height, and lighting of navigational obstructions; hours of service of aerodromes, facilities and services, customs, immigration and health services; temporary danger, prohibited and restricted areas and navigational hazards, military exercises and mass movement of aircraft.
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"Charts are revised based on the AIRAC date and sent in the respective revision cycle (typically 14 days) with an effective date as appropriate." But that's not all.
Annex 15 includes a list of what should be covered by AIRAC. Some of the items are holding and approach procedures, arrival and departure procedures, noise abatement procedures, any other pertinent ATS procedures, transition levels, transition altitudes, minimum sector altitudes, runways, stopways, ground operating procedures (including low visibility procedures), approach and runway lighting and aerodrome operating minima (if published by a State).
Fundamentally, AIRAC is a quality control process to ensure coordination of changes within the global airspace system.
AIRAC controls the process by aligning the steps with calendar dates.
FedEx can deliver a parcel anywhere in the world in far less time and electronic transmittal of information takes seconds, but tracking latency is part of the AIRAC quality control program.
Here's the important one: the effective or AIRAC date.
An important factor associated with no-fault is that some states do not apply tort thresholds to UM claims, which will yield higher relative levels of UM claims (AIRAC, 1984).
At present, use of claims data as done here is considered the superior method (AIRAC, 1984).
AIRAC, 1989, Uninsured Motorists, All-Industry Research Advisory Council (Oak Brook, IL).
All-Industry Research Advisory Council, October 1989, Uninsured Motorists (Oak Brook, IL: AIRAC).
AIRAC (1985) has found that "people you know" is most often mentioned (74 percent of the time) by consumers as a source of information in shopping for auto insurance.