INF07 — Electronic Terrain and Obstacle Data (eTOD)

This objective has been introduced in order to aid the States in establishing a robust framework that will ensure the timely provision of Electronic Terrain and Obstacle Data (TOD)

ICAO Annex 15, Aeronautical Information Services, requires the States to provide TOD for their own territory and to announce it in the national AIPs. TOD is sub-divided into four areas:
- Area 1 - the entire territory of a State
- Area 2 - the terminal control area
- Area 3 - aerodromes/heliport area
- Area 4 - CAT II or CAT III operation area

States need to assess the existing national regulations and policies, including the safeguarding of aerodromes and obstacle permission processes, in order to evaluate their suitability in relation to the electronic terrain and obstacle data requirements of ICAO Annex 15 and to allocate responsibilities.

In addition, States will need to create capabilities for the origination, collection, exchange, management and distribution of the digital terrain and obstacle information in the form of digital datasets. This implies the establishment of efficient and reliable processes (e.g. data acquisition, cross-border provision, data validation and verification, data maintenance, data storage, data transmission, and oversight, etc.) ensuring the provision of up-to-date data which meets the operational requirements in support of an enhanced overall situational awareness and separation assurance and at the same time complies with the requirements of EU Regulation 73/2010 on the quality of aeronautical data and aeronautical information for the Single European Sky.

The operational capability dates given for this objective are not meant to replace, amend or modify in any way the deadline for implementation of the ICAO Annex 15 requirements for electronic terrain and obstacle data (TOD). The aim of this objective is to ensure that all States of the ECAC area provide the required TOD as soon as possible in line with the ICAO Annex 15.

NOTE FOR MILITARY AUTHORITIES: It is the responsibility of each Military Authority to review this ESSIP Objective IN ITS ENTIRETY and address each of the SloAs that the Military Authority considers RELEVANT for itself. This has to be done on top and above of the review of "MIL" SloAs which identify actions EXCLUSIVE to MIL Authorities

Edition
2016
Stakeholders
Regulator / Air Navigation Service Provider / Airport Operator
Type
SESAR
Scope
ECAC
Status
Active

Context

Related Elements

Applicability Area(s) and Timescales

Applicability Area:
All ECAC States except: Maastricht UAC
Timescales From By Applicable to
Initial operational capability 01-11-2014 Applicability Area
Full operational capability 31-05-2018 Applicability Area

Links to SESAR Solutions

Links to PCP ATM Sub-Functionalities

ICAO Block Modules: No associated data

References

Applicable legislation
EU Regulation 73/2010 - Requirements on the quality of aeronautical data and aeronautical information for the Single European Sky
EU Regulation 139/2014 - Requirements and administrative procedures related to aerodromes
Applicable ICAO Annexes and other references
Annex 15 - Aeronautical Information Services
Annex 14 - Aerodromes Volume I Aerodrome Design and Operations
Annex 11 - Air Traffic Services
Annex 4 - Aeronautical Charts
ICAO Doc 9137 - Airport Services Manual Part 6 Control of Obstacles
Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material to Regulation (EU) No 139/2014
EUROCONTROL - Terrain and Obstacle Data Manual (Edition 2.0, 11/2011)
EUROCONTROL - Specifications in support of EU Regulation 73/2010 implementation (eAIP, DAL, DQR, AIX, DO)
EUROCONTROL - Specification for Minimum Safe Altitude Warning
EUROCONTROL - Specification for Approach Path Monitoring
EUROCAE - ED 98 - User requirements for terrain and obstacle data
EUROCAE - ED119 - Interchange standards for terrain, obstacle, and aerodrome mapping data
ISO 19100 series: Geographic information
Deployment Programme 2016
Operating Environments

Expected Performance Benefits

Safety
The availability of quality-assured electronic terrain and obstacle data from the State's authoritative sources will significantly improve situational awareness with respect to terrain or obstacle hazards, separation assurance and the visualization of approaches in challenging terrain environments, and thereby contribute to increased safety levels and performance in airborne and ground-based systems (e.g. EGPWS, MSAW, APM, SVS, A-SMGCS and Instrument Procedure Design).
Capacity
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Operational efficiency
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Cost efficiency
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Environment
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Security
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  Code Title From By Related Enablers
 
REG01 Establish National TOD policy
  • 01-11-2014
  • 30-11-2015
 
REG02 Establish TOD regulatory framework
  • 01-05-2015
  • 31-12-2017
 
REG03 Establish oversight of TOD implementation
  • 01-06-2015
  • 31-12-2017
 
REG04 Verify the regulatory compliance of TOD implementation
  • 01-12-2017
  • 31-05-2018
 
ASP01 Plan the required activities for the collection, management and provision of TOD in accordance with national TOD policy
  • 01-11-2014
  • 30-11-2015
 
ASP02 Implement the collection, management and provision of TOD in accordance with the national TOD policy and regulatory framework
  • 01-05-2015
  • 31-05-2018
 
APO01 Plan the required activities for the collection, management and provision of TOD in accordance with national TOD policy
  • 01-11-2014
  • 30-11-2015
 
APO02 Implement the collection, management and provision of TOD in accordance with the national TOD policy and regulatory framework
  • 01-05-2015
  • 31-05-2018
Code Dates
 
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INF07
 
20141101_20180531
REG01
 
20141101_20151130
REG02
 
20150501_20171231
REG03
 
20150601_20171231
REG04
 
20171201_20180531
ASP01
 
20141101_20151130
ASP02
 
20150501_20180531
APO01
 
20141101_20151130
APO02
 
20150501_20180531

Supporting Material

Title Related SLoAs

EASA - Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material to Regulation (EU) No 139/2014

https://www.easa.europa.eu/document-library/acceptable-means-of-compliance-and-guidance-materials/aerodromes-amc-gm

APO01, APO02, REG01, REG02

EC - EU Regulation 139/2014 Requirements and administrative procedures related to aerodromes

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APO01, APO02, REG01, REG02

EC - Regulation (EU) No 1035/2011-(OJ L 271, 18.10.2011, p. 23) - Regulation (EU) No 1035/2011 of 17 October 2011 laying down common requirements for the provision of air navigation services and amending Regulations (EC) No 482/2008 and (EU) No 691/2010 10/2011

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2011:271:0023:0041:EN:PDF

REG02

EC - Regulation (EU) No 73/2010-(OJ L 23, 27.1.2010, p.6) - Regulation (EU) No 73/2010 of 26 January 2010 laying down requirements on the quality of aeronautical data and aeronautical information 01/2010

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2010:023:0006:0027:EN:PDF

APO01, APO02, ASP01, REG01, REG02, REG03, REG04

EUROCONTROL - Terrain and Obstacle Data Manual - Edition 2.0 / 10/2011

http://www.eurocontrol.int/publications/terrain-and-obstacle-data-tod-manual

APO01, APO02, ASP01, REG01, REG02, REG03, REG04

ICAO - Annex 14 - Aerodromes, Volume I and II

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APO01, APO02, REG01, REG02, REG03, REG04

ICAO - Annex 15 - Aeronautical Information Services

http://store1.icao.int/

APO01, APO02, ASP01, ASP02, REG01, REG02, REG03, REG04

ICAO - Doc 9137-Part 6 - Airport Services Manual - Part 6 - Control of Obstacles - Edition 2 / 12/1983

http://www.icao.int/publications/Pages/catalogue.aspx

APO01, APO02, REG01, REG02

ICAO - Doc 9734 - Safety Oversight Manual - Edition 2

http://www.icao.int/publications/Pages/catalogue.aspx

REG03, REG04

ICAO - Doc 9881 - Guidelines for Electronic Terrain, Obstacle and Aerodrome Mapping Information

http://store1.icao.int/

APO01, APO02, ASP01, ASP02, REG01, REG02, REG03, REG04

ICAO - ICAO - Annex 4 - Aeronautical charts

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APO01, APO02, ASP01, REG01, REG02, REG03, REG04

Consultation & Approval

Working Arrangement in charge
AIM / SWIM
Outline description approved in
09/2013
Latest objective review at expert level
05/2014
Commitment Decision Body
Provisional Council (PC)
Objective approved/endorsed in
07/2014
Latest change to objective approved/endorsed in