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iiiForewordThe purpose of this manual is to provide guidance toStates in establishing their regulatory system for thecertification of land aerodromes. The establishment of sucha regulatory system is intended to ensure that the facilities,equipment and operational procedures at certified aero-dromes are in compliance with the Standards andRecommended Practices specified in Volume I of Annex 14to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, and toany national standards and practices in force. This manualalso provides guidance on aerodrome certification pro-cedures and on the subsequent compliance and enforcementof the aerodrome operators obligations. Guidance materialon the organizational aspects of the regulatory authority isalso included.It is recognized that a State may limit the certificationrequirement to the operation of certain aerodromes only,distinguishing between factors such as the maximumnumber of passenger seats in the aeroplanes served by theaerodrome or the maximum take-off weight of theaeroplanes whether the operations are scheduled orunscheduled and whether the aerodrome is open for use atnight. Since the safety of operations at all aerodromes is theresponsibility of the State, the States regulations may alsoneed to cover the operation of uncertified aerodromes. Suchadditional regulations are not covered in this manual thepractices of certain States in this respect are, however,briefly mentioned in the introductory note to modelregulations 3B.1.1, 3B.1.2 and 3B.1.3 in Chapter 3.The scope of this manual is confined to the safety,regularity and efficiency aspects of aerodrome facilities,services, equipment and operational procedures andexcludes the subjects of aviation security, air navigationservices and other areas these subjects are normallycovered by separate regulations. The aerodrome certifi-cation regulations focus on the safety, regularity andefficiency of aircraft operations at aerodromes. Thismanual, therefore, excludes the aspects of aerodromeoperations relating to the administration of aerodromefinances and the servicing of passengers and cargo.It is recognized that it may not be feasible for a Statewith a limited number of aerodromes under its jurisdiction,or which lacks technical and financial resources, to estab-lish a full organizational structure dealing with aerodromecertification, compliance and enforcement. A State in thisposition should not, however, diminish the stringency of itsregulations in any way it should consider entering into acooperative arrangement with another State or participatingin a suitable regional cooperation arrangement. The ICAORegional Office accredited to the State may be of assistancein establishing such an arrangement under the TechnicalCooperation Programme of ICAO.In developing this manual, account was taken of thecurrent aerodrome certification or licensing regulations andprocedures of certain States. However, it is recognized thatthe changing aviation safety environment may necessitaterevision of a States regulations from time to time. It isintended that this manual be kept up to date. Future editionswill most likely be improved on the basis of experiencegained and of comments and suggestions received from theusers of this manual. Readers are invited to give theirviews, comments and suggestions on this edition. Theseshould be directed to the Secretary General of ICAO.