Airservices is Australia's air navigation service provider - we provide air traffic control, aviation rescue and fire fighting and air navigation services.

Aeronautical Data Originator Responsibilities

Is this your aerodrome?
Do you own or know someone who owns the Aerodrome (AD) / Aircraft Landing Area (ALA) / Helicopter Landing Site (HLS) listed in Aeronautical Information Circular (AIC) H29/17?

AIC H29/17 contains a list of ICAO identifiers (YXXX) of AD/ALA/HLS that are without a registered Aeronautical Data Originator (ADO) and as such the information currently held by Airservices is unverified.


CASR Part 175 requires that Airservices hold and maintain current contact details of Aerodrome (AD) / Aircraft Landing Area (ALA) / Helicopter Landing Site (HLS) owner/operators. Such owner/operators are required to register with Airservices and nominate a responsible person (otherwise referred to as an Aeronautical Data Originator or ADO) for informing Airservices of this information, carrying out regular reviews and updating this information with any changes.

To register, an ADO must obtain from Airservices a Data Product Specification (DPS) to ensure aeronautical data associated with the AD/ALA/HLS is exchanged through a quality controlled process. The DPS provides assurance that information published on behalf of AD/ALA/HLS owner/operators, by Airservices, is current and has a high level of integrity and reliability.

If you are the owner/operator

If you want to retain the ICAO identifier (YXXX) for your AD/ALA/HLS and have aeronautical information associated with it published, you must register with Airservices and nominate a responsible person as the Aeronautical Data Originator – “AIP responsible person”.

To register, the Data Product Specification (DPS) form applicable to your AD/ALA/HLS classification and information publication requirements must be completed and returned to Airservices by email to by 4 January 2018.

Data Product Specification for Certified / Registered Aerodromes
Data Product Specification for Uncertified ALA / HLS (with ERSA FAC page)
Data Product Specification for Uncertified ALA / HLS (YXXX in ENCODE / DECODE section ONLY)

If you do not wish Airservices to hold and publish details of your AD/ALA/HLS, no further action is required.

If Airservices has not received notification from owner/operators by 4 January 2018, it will remove any reference to the ICAO identifier (YXXX) of the AD/ALA/HLS and any associated aeronautical information from Airservices aeronautical database and the Integrated Aeronautical Information Publications (IAIP) i.e. Enroute Supplement Australia (ERSA), Charts and other documents and products.

For more information contact: (02) 6268 4361