Aeronautical radio

10 May 2017

Aeronautical radio licensing covers aircraft radio licences, aeronautical ground station licences and navigation aids, including radar. The Civil Aviation Authority is the UK agency responsible for air safety and is also responsible for managing aeronautical radio assignments. The CAA distributes all aeronautical radio licences on behalf of Ofcom.

Guidance on Aeronautical Wireless Telegraphy Act Radio Licences

Notice of coordination procedure required under spectrum access licences for the 2.6 GHz band - Coordination with aeronautical radionavigation radar in the 2.7 GHz band – Protected Radar List PDF, 200.4 KB
Updated 29 September 2014


Interface requirements for ground based ATM equipment

IR 2050 - Primary Aeronautical Radar PDF, 68.3 KB

IR 2051 - Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar (MSSR) PDF, 67.7 KB

IR 2052 - VHF analogue voice and ACARS data link PDF, 76.8 KB

IR 2053 - Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) PDF, 70.9 KB

IR 2054 - Ground based augmentation systems (GBAS)   PDF, 70.3 KB

IR 2055 - Instrument landing system (ILS) glide path PDF, 70.1 KB

IR 2056 - Instrument landing system (ILS) localiser PDF, 70.2 KB

IR 2057 - Microwave landing systems (MLS)  PDF, 70.4 KB

IR 2058 - Non directional beacons (NDB) PDF, 70.1 KB

IR 2059 - HF single side band (SSB) voice and data link PDF, 75.6 KB

IR 2060 - VHF mode 2 and mode 4 datalink  PDF, 75.5 KB

IR 2061 - VHF marker beacons (75 MHz) PDF, 71.8 KB

IR 2062 - VOR and DVOR PDF, 70.1 KB

IR 2063 - Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR) site monitor PDF, 68.7 KB