FPL Related Messages

In order to improve safety for international VFR flights, any change to the flight plan (route change, delay or cancellation) has to be notified to the ARO, as well as the activation and closure of the flight plan. Pilots are required to inform the local ARO of any of the above-mentioned events. The ARO then transmits the information to all recipients of the flight plan.

This procedure allows air traffic control services to monitor the safe conduct of the flight and to avoid unnecessary interventions of the emergency services. At present, the reporting of departure, arrival, change, delay or cancellation of a flight plan is only available to authorized airport authorities via the Internet.

AIM Briefing

Annual report 2017  
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