ICAO have published a new NAT Doc 007 too. Download it here!
The only changes in this edition are to do with the rules and guidance relating to the Datalink Mandate.
Despite the expanded mandate, there are still some places where you won’t need datalink:
- Everything north of 80° North
- New York Oceanic East FIR
- ATS Surveillance airspace These are areas where surveillance is provided either by: Radar, VHF, or ADS-B – which is basically the airspace over Iceland, the southern half of Greenland, and a big fish shape of airspace over the Azores (see image below)
- Tango Routes T9 and new route T290 that was also introduced today (the other Tango routes T213, T13, and T16, will all require datalink).
More on the topic:
- More: Feb 2021 North Atlantic Changes
- More: Updated ICAO NAT Doc 006 – Let’s Have a Gander
- More: Oceanic Errors in the North Atlantic
- More: The North Atlantic Datalink Mandate – 2021 update
- More: SNOWTAMS slip into a new style