CIRCULAR Cl RCULAR 148-AN197 9 SURFACE MOVEMENT GUIDANCE AND CONTROL SYSTEMS 1979 INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANIZATION I MONTREAL CANADA Approved by the Secretary General and published under his authority
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Discussions concerning requirements for surface movement guidance and control extend far back in ICAO's history. The most recent world-wide meeting at which discussions on this subject took place was the Eighth Air Navigation Conference Montreal, 1974 and it was these discussions which led to the writing of this Circular. Two parts of the Conference record deserve particular attention. The first is the declaration of the need for a system of taxiing guidance and control the second is the recognition of the multi-disciplinary,nature of the problem. ICAO Annexes and other documents contain many aids and procedures which are currently used for surface movement guidance and control however, in the past no review of the over-all requirements has been undertaken. This Circular presents such a review together with details of systems recommended to meet various requirements. In regard to the multi-disciplinary nature of the problem, it is most important that work is not always conducted in isolation within the various specialities involved. The ultimate aim is to develop an integrated system which is compatible with the requirements of all associated disciplines. The purpose of this Circular is to assist States in assessing the types of surface movement guidance and control systems required at their various aerodromes. As all aerodromes require a surface movement guidance and control system of one kind or another the main question is the extent of the system required. This Circular attempts to provide States with the best information available at the present time. The Circular has been developed by the ICAO Secretariat working with the assistance of a study group composed of members nominated by Australia, France, United Kingdom, United States, Airport Associations Coordinating Council, International Air Transport Association, International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations, and International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations. It is the first step in carrying out the recommendations of the Eighth Air Navigation Conference. Work will continue in ICAO on this subject, to define related requirements for Standards, Recommended Practices and Procedures.
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