The All Weather (Low Visibility) Operations
The purpose of this Guidance Material is to assist EUR States in the implementation of Low Visibility Procedures in a harmonized way. The Guidance Material can also be used by aerodrome operators in the Region and those responsible for providing other facilities and equipment to determine the steps to be undertaken in assessing the suitability of an aerodrome for operations during Low Visibility Conditions, to prepare for their introduction, and to maintain these operations safely. Similarly, it can also be used by ANS providers and Apron Management Services to ensure compliance with the pertinent LVP as required by the appropriate authorities for such operations. The title of this Guidance Material refers to “Limited Visibility Conditions” as it not only provides details of Low Visibility Procedures but also includes other items such as the preparation phase which are undertaken outside Low Visibility Conditions. It contains an overview of the requirements for LVP (visual and non-visual aids) and highlights the most important elements. It also provides, in a single document, details of the LVP to be implemented. This document can also be used as a guidance to aircraft operators in assessing the suitability of an aerodrome for operations during Low Visibility Conditions, and ensuring that appropriate requirements are fulfilled and both the aircraft and its crew are compliant with them. The pilot will determine the minima for a particular operation in accordance with the aircraft operations manual which should be based upon the relevant requirements of the appropriate authorities.
It contains comprehensive information needed to address and understand the current Regulatory Requirements for the introduction of a new aircraft type to Low Visibility Operations (LVO) and training its aircrew. The Low Visibility Operations guidance material in this document is based on Requirements that currently satisfy ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices and reflect the contents of EU-OPS 1 relating to Low Visibility and All Weather Operations.
On certification specifications, including airworthiness codes and acceptable means of compliance, for all weather operations (CS-AWO).
This Civil Aviation Advisory Publication (CAAP) will be of interest to Australian aircraft operators wishing to conduct low visibility operations both within Australia and overseas; and Foreign aircraft operators wishing to conduct low visibility operations within Australia.