ICAO has updated its “Oceanic Errors” NAT Ops Bulletin – the doc which has all the advice for operators on how to avoid the common mistakes when flying the North Atlantic.
These include: Gross Nav Errors, Large Height Deviations, and Longitudinal Separation busts. There’s also some advice on Flight Planning, SLOP, and some CPDLC things to watch out for.
You can download the NAT Ops Bulletin here:
The change with this latest version is that it now has up-to-date guidance on Contingency and Weather Deviation Procedures, to reflect the new procedures that were introduced on the NAT in March 2019 and then extended to all oceanic airspace worldwide in Nov 2020:
For more info on these Contingency and Weather Deviation Procedures, check out our article here.
More on the topic:
- More: Global Campaign on NOTAM Improvement: starts April 8th
- More: NAT Tracks NIL – an experiment
- More: Spot The Difference: Oceanic Airspace With Non-Standard Contingency Procedures
- More: Feb 2021 North Atlantic Changes
- More: Updated ICAO NAT Doc 006 – Let’s Have a Gander