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MANDATE


The Air Navigation Service (ANS) is mandated to establish, operate, maintain and flight check air navigation system and equipment nationwide to provide safe, reliable, expeditious, and efficient service in conformance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs).

VISION


To be a leading provider of high quality air navigation systems and services that offers strategic value to aviation stakeholders.

MISSION


The Air Navigation Service (ANS) is envisioned to provide:

• Effective plans, programs and design of air navigation system and facilities nationwide.
• Complete engineering services for the establishment and improvement of air navigation facilities.
• Functional operation, maintenance and efficient management of air navigation systems equipment including airfield lighting systems, power plant and
  future technologies in conformance with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices(SARPs).

FUNCTIONS


• Administration and implementation of operational plans, programs in conformance with ICAO Annexes and SARPs.
• Formulation of the safety management systems, policies and procedures in conformance with ICAO Annexes and SARPs.
• Technical competency development of ANSS/APT personnel.
• Establishment of air navigation facilities.
• Determine operational requirement of air navigational facilities for inclusion in the ANF Maintenance and/ or Infrastructure Program of the CAAP.
• Engineering data gathering and site survey for the improvement and establishment of air navigation facilities.
• Develops and implements a system of projects, post evaluation and prioritization for the assessment of ANF plans and investment programs.
• Operation and maintenance of air navigation facilities.
• Provision of technical and material requirements of air navigation facilities.
• Implementation of ANS regulations, policies, standard operational procedures for ANS.
• Inspection and evaluation of air navigation facilities.
• Flight inspection and evaluation of air navigation facilities in compliance with the ICAO regulations and requirements.

ANS Divisions and Functions


The following Air Navigation Service Divisions are hereby created with their corresponding functions:

Administrative Staff - Provide assistance in the implementation of office policies and the administration of the Air Navigation Service.

• Attend to / coordinates with other Divisions, government and private offices on matters relative to ANS operations and activities.
• Prepares ANS Annual Operating Budget.
• Attends to personnel management of the service such as:

° Develop and implement standards for all levels and categories of technical and administrative personnel for recruitment purposes;
° Insure the implementation of the merit of promotion plan of the agency;
° Develop and implement training programme in accordance with ICAO Trainair program in accordance with CATC;
° Develop and implement career development of ANS Personnel;
° Conduct performance audit of ANS Personnel;
° Perform safekeeping of records of ANS personnel and other related documents to ANS operations and activities; and
° Study ways of evaluating short and long terms of effect of staff development programs such as seminars, training and other.

• Review all papers and documents prior to signature of Director / Chief, Air Navigation Service.
• Maintain the ANS Databases, Local Area Network and File Server and prepares necessary reports for use of the different ANS Divisions.
• Prepare documents needed in processing Leased Lines contract and bills.
• Perform other functions as required by the Director / Chief of Air Navigation Service.

Air Navigation Project Planning and Design Division - Responsible for the preparation of programs, plans, feasibility studies and system design of projects related to the establishment and/or improvement of air navigation facilities..

• Perform system design of air navigation facilities to conform to ICAO Standard and Recommended Practices.
• Conduct field investigation, engineering survey and data gathering for the improvement and/or establishment of air navigation facilities.
• Prepare program of works and cost estimates of air navigation facilities equipment, civil structures, and its accessories.
• Prepare and submit requirements of air navigation facilities for inclusion in the annual Infrastructure Program and the medium-term
  Infrastructure Development Program of the agency.
• Develop and implement a system of post evaluation and prioritization of projects in consonance with ANF equipment in coordination with other
  concerned Division.
• Assign frequency allocation of ANF equipment in coordination with other concerned Division.
• Evaluate bid proposals from bidders of respective Infrastructure and Maintenance Projects.
• Prepare necessary documents for the transfer of funds relative to an Infrastructure/Maintenance project to appropriate ANFs.

Air Navigation Project Implementation Division - Responsible for the execution of approved plans and designs as prepared by the Air Navigation Planning and Design Division for the establishment and/or improvement of air navigation facilities.

• Supervise the implementation of approved ANF Infrastructure and Maintenance projects in accordance with typical engineering procedures and ICAO Standard
  and Recommended Practices;
• Coordinate with other agencies, local or foreign, in the facilitation of necessary requests, permits, justifications, certifications or any other documents
  necessary in the timely and efficient implementation to ANF projects;
• Ensure, prior to commissioning, the performance and operation of newly established ANF to conform to ICAO Standard and Recommended Practices;
• Participate in the commissioning Flight Check of newly installed ANF equipment;
• Maintain an updated project profile of all ongoing ANF projects, including monthly project accomplishment reports, Gantt charts, PERT-CPM charts,
  suspension/resumption orders, or inspection, acceptance and commissioning reports.

Air Navigation Quality Management Division - Responsible for the formulation and implementation of standard procedures, regulation, evaluation and flight inspection/calibration of air navigation facilities. Responsible for the implementation of safety management systems policy and standards as necessary.

• Conduct regular inspection/evaluation of all navigation facilities to ensure compliance with ANS Policies and ICAO Standards and
  Recommended Practices.
• Conduct the regular flight check, calibration of ANS facility and commissioning of newly established ANF in accordance with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices.
• Maintain records of equipment, facility improvement, performance and recommend appropriate action.
• Conduct technical investigation and recommend improvement/modification of procedures and standards.
• Review equipment performance to ensure adaptability, usability and conformity with ANF requirements.
• Participate in the inspection/evaluation for the acceptance of the completed ANF Projects.
• Evaluate and recommend height clearance of proposed structures in conformance with ICAO standards.
• Develop and enforce standards and procedures, and quality assurance pertaining to CNS/ATM systems and activities.

Air Navigation Operations Division - Responsible for the functional operation and maintenace of Communications, Navigations and Surveillance system components including Meteorological, Airfield Lighting and Power Systems.

• Supervise the operation and maintenance of ANF in accordance with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS)
• Collate and analyze monthly reports and provides technical and material assistance, when required, to restore equipment operations within
  standard specifications.
• Conduct maintenance inspection and verify reports of operational status of equipment and ancillary devices and make correction, if necessary.
• Determine spare parts stock level and operational requirement of ANF and submit the corresponding programs of work to sustain replacement
  parts availability.
• Implement the balance distribution of manpower and equipment in accordance with facility operating hours and category.
• Recommend the corresponding training programs of personnel to update their technical skills to keep abreast with new developments in air navigation
  technology.
• Coordinate work with organizational units, internal and external to the agency such as government, military, on matters relevant to CNS, MET equipment,
  airfield lighting, and power supply system.
• Responsible for the major repair, overhaul and calibration of ANF equipment.
• Responsible for the functional operation and maintenance of ANF in the areas at macro level and directly supervises the functional operation and maintenance
  of NCR-ANF.

ANS Area Center - ANS Area Centers shall be established and responsible for the operation and maintenance of air navigation facilities in their respective areas. All Area Centers shall be headed by ANS Supervisor which will be directly reporting to the Chief, Air Navigation Service / Director for ANS.

• Conduct daily monitoring of the operational status of CNS, MET equipment, airfield lighting, and power supply systems
• Collate and analyze monthly reports of facilities and provides technical and material assistance, when required, to restore equipment operations within
  standard specifications.
• Supervise the maintenance and operation of ANF in accordance with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices.
• Conduct regular maintenance inspection of facilities and verify reports of operational status of equipment and ancillary devices and make correction/s,
  if necessary.
• Determine spare parts stock level and operational requirement of ANF and submit the corresponding programs of work to sustain replacement
  parts availability.
• Supervise the conduct of routine and non-routine maintenance programs and repair facility equipment to attain the required operating performance.
• Supervise the pre-flight checking of air navigation facilities and participate in the conduct of flight check.
• Implement the balanced distribution of manpower and equipment in accordance with facility operating hours and category.
• Coordinate the training requirements of personnel and recommend the corresponding training programs to update their technical skills to keep abreast with
  new developments in air navigation system technology.
• Coordinate work with organizational units, internal and external to the agency such as government, military, on matters relevant to CNS, MET equipment,
  airfield lighting, and power supply system.