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AIP

AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION PUBLICATION

NEPAL

FIFTH EDITION

CONSULT NOTAM FOR LATEST INFORMATION

AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION SERVICE

CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY OF NEPAL


KATHMANDU

2010
AIP
AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION PUBLICATION

NEPAL

FIFTH EDITION

CONSULT NOTAM FOR LATEST INFORMATION

AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION SERVICE

CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY OF NEPAL


KATHMANDU

2010
AIP

GEN
AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION PUBLICATION

NEPAL

PART - 1
GENERAL (GEN)

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AIP

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FIFTH EDITION

PART - 1
GENERAL (GEN)

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PART 1- GENERAL (GEN)

GEN 0.

GEN 0.1 PREFACE

1. Name of the Publishing Authority


The AIP NEPAL is published by Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), pursuant to the
Rule 82 of CAAN Civil Aviation Regulations 2002.

2. Applicable ICAO Documents


The AIP is prepared in accordance with Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) of
Annex 15 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation and the ICAO Aeronautical
Information Services Manual (Doc 8126). Charts contained in the AIP are produced in
accordance with Annex 4 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation and ICAO
aeronautical Chart Manual (Doc 8697). Differences from ICAO Standards, Recommended
practices and Procedures are given in subsection GEN 1.7.

3. The AIP structure and established regular amendment interval

3.1. The AIP Structure


The AIP forms part of the Integrated Aeronautical Information Package, details of which are
given in subsection GEN 3.1. The principal AIP structure is shown in graphic form on page
GEN 0.1-4.

The AIP is made up of three Parts, General (GEN), En-route (ENR) and Aerodromes (AD),
each divided into sections and subsections as applicable, containing various types of
information subjects.

3.1.1. Part 1 General (GEN)


Part 1 consists of five sections containing information as briefly described hereafter.

GEN 0. - Preface; Record of AIP Amendments; Record of AIP Supplements; Checklist


of AIP Pages; List of hand amendments to the AIP; and the Table of Contents to Part 1.

GEN 1. National regulations and requirements - Designated authorities; Entry, transit


and departure of aircraft; Entry, transit and departure of passengers and crew; Entry,
transit and departure of cargo; Aircraft instruments, equipment and flight documents;
Summary of national regulations and international agreements/conventions; and
Differences from ICAO Standards, Recommended practices and Procedures.

GEN 2. Tables and Codes - Measuring system, aircraft markings, holidays;


Abbreviations used in AIS publications; Chart symbol; Location indicators; List of
radio navigation aids; Conversion tables; and Sunrise/Sunset tables.

GEN 3. Services - Aeronautical information services; Aeronautical charts; Air traffic


services; Communication services; Meteorological services; and Search and rescue.

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GEN 4. Charges for aerodromes and air navigation services - Aerodrome charges; and
Air navigation services charges.

3.1.2. Part 2 - En - route (ENR)


Part 2 consists of seven sections containing information as briefly described hereafter.

ENR 0. - Preface; Record of AIP Amendments; Record of AIP Supplements; Checklist


of AIP pages; List of hand amendments to the AIP; and the Table of Contents to Part 2.

ENR 1. General rules and procedures - General rules; Visual flight rules; Instrument
flight rules; ATS airspace classification; Holding, approach and departure procedures;
Radar services and procedures; Altimeter setting procedures; Regional supplementary
procedures; Flight planning; Addressing of flight plan messages; Interception of civil
aircraft; Unlawful interference; and Air traffic incidents.

ENR 2. Air traffic services airspace - Detailed description of Flight information region
(FIR); Terminal control areas (TMA); and Other regulated airspace.

ENR 3. ATS routes - Detailed description of ATS routes; Area navigation routes;
Helicopter routes; Other routes; and En-route holding.

Note. Other types of routes which are specified in connection with procedures
for traffic to and from aerodromes are described in the relevant sections and
subsections of Part 3 Aerodromes.

ENR 4. Radio navigation aids/systems - Radio navigation aids en-route; Special


navigation systems; Name-code designators for significant points; and Aeronautical
ground lights - en route

ENR 5. Navigation warnings - Prohibited, restricted and danger areas; Military exercise
and training areas; Other activities of a dangerous nature and other potential hazards;
Air navigation obstacles - en-route; Aerial sporting and recreational activities; and Bird
migration and areas with sensitive fauna.

ENR 6. En-route charts - En-route Chart - ICAO and index charts.

3.1.3. Part 3 - Aerodromes (AD)


Part 3 consists of four sections containing information as briefly described hereafter.

AD O.- Preface; Record of AIP Amendments; Record of AIP supplements; Checklist of


AIP pages; List of hand amendments to the AIP; and the Table of Contents to Part 3.

AD 1. Aerodromes Introduction - Aerodrome availability; Rescue and fire fighting


services and Snow plan; Index to aerodromes; and Grouping of aerodromes.

AD 2. Aerodromes - Detailed information about controlled aerodromes, including


helicopter landing areas, if located at the aerodromes, listed under 24 subsections and
AFIS Aerodromes listed under 12 columns.

AD 3. Heliports - Information about helicopter operation has been given in AD-3.

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3.2. Regular Amendment Interval


Regular amendments to the AIP will be issued once in a year in the month of April.

4. Service to contact in case of detected AIP errors or omissions


In the compilation of the AIP, care has been taken to ensure that the information contained
therein is accurate and complete. Any errors and omissions which may nevertheless be
detected, as well as any correspondence concerning the Integrated Aeronautical Information
Package, should be referred to:

Aeronautical Information Services


Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal
Babar Mahal, Kathmandu, Nepal

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5. The Integrated Aeronautical Information Package

THE INTEGRATED AERONAUTICAL


INFORMATIN PACKAGE

AIP including AIC Checklists and


NOTAM and PIB Amendments and Summaries of
supplements Valid NOTAM

PART 1 PART 2 PART 3


GENERAL (GEN) EN-ROUTE (ENR) AERODROMES

GEN 0 ENR 0 AD 0

GEN 1 ENR 1 AD 1
National Regulations General Rules and Aerodromes/Helipad
and requirements Procedures s Introduction

ENR 2
ATS Airspace
GEN 2 AD 2
Tables and Codes Aerodromes
ENR 3
ATS Routes
GEN 3 AD 3
Services ENR 4 Helipads
Radio Navigation
Aids/ Systems
GEN 4
Charges for ENR 5
Aerodrome and Air Navigation
Navigation Services Warnings
ENR 6
En-route Charts

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GEN 0.2 RECORD OF AIP AMENDMENTS

AIP AMENDMENT AIRAC AIP AMENDMENT

NR/Year Publication Date Inserted NR/Year Publication Date Inserted


date inserted by date inserted by

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GEN 0.3 RECORD OF AIP SUPPLEMENTS

NR/Year Subjects AIP Section(s) Period of Cancellation


affected validity record

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GEN 0.4 CHECKLIST OF AIP PAGES

PAGE DATE PAGE DATE


PART 1 GENERAL (GEN) GEN 2.2 - 6 3 June 2010
GEN 0 GEN 0.1 - 1 3 June 2010 GEN 2.2 - 7 3 June 2010
GEN 0.1 - 2 3 June 2010 GEN 2.2 - 8 3 June 2010
GEN 0.1 - 3 3 June 2010 GEN 2.2 - 9 3 June 2010
GEN 0.1 - 4 3 June 2010 GEN 2.2 - 10 3 June 2010
GEN 0.2 - 1 3 June 2010 GEN 2.3 - 1 3 June 2010
GEN 0.3 - 1 3 June 2010 GEN 2.3 - 2 3 June 2010
GEN 0.4 - 1 3 June 2010 GEN 2.4 - 1 3 June 2010
GEN 0.4 - 2 3 June 2010 GEN 2.5 - 1 3 June 2010
GEN 0.4 - 3 3 June 2010 GEN 2.6 - 1 3 June 2010
GEN 0.4 - 4 3 June 2010 GEN 2.6 - 2 3 June 2010
GEN 0.5 - 1 3 June 2010 GEN 2.7 - 1 3 June 2010
GEN 0.6 - 1 3 June 2010 GEN 2.7 - 2 3 June 2010
GEN 0.6 - 2 3 June 2010
GEN 0.6 - 3 3 June 2010 GEN 3 GEN 3.1 - 1 3 June 2010
GEN 0.6 - 4 3 June 2010 GEN 3.1 - 2 3 June 2010
GEN 3.1 - 3 3 June 2010
GEN 1 GEN 1.1 - 1 3 June 2010 GEN 3.1 - 4 3 June 2010
GEN 1.2 - 1 3 June 2010 GEN 3.1 - 5 3 June 2010
GEN 1.2 - 2 3 June 2010 GEN 3.2 - 1 3 June 2010
GEN 1.2 - 3 3 June 2010 GEN 3.2 - 2 3 June 2010
GEN 1.2 - 4 3 June 2010 GEN 3.2 - 3 3 June 2010
GEN 1.3 - 1 3 June 2010 GEN 3.3 - 1 3 June 2010
GEN 1.3 - 2 3 June 2010 GEN 3.3 - 2 3 June 2010
GEN 1.4 - 1 3 June 2010 GEN 3.3 - 3 3 June 2010
GEN 1.5 - 1 3 June 2010 GEN 3.4 - 1 3 June 2010
GEN 1.6 - 1 3 June 2010 GEN 3.4 - 2 3 June 2010
GEN 1.6 - 2 3 June 2010 GEN 3.4 - 3 3 June 2010
GEN 1.7 - 1 3 June 2010 GEN 3.4 - 4 3 June 2010
GEN 1.7 - 2 3 June 2010 GEN 3.4 - 5 3 June 2010
GEN 1.7 - 3 3 June 2010 GEN 3.4 - 6 3 June 2010
GEN 3.4 - 7 3 June 2010
GEN 2 GEN 2.1 - 1 3 June 2010 GEN 3.5 - 1 3 June 2010
GEN 2.1 - 2 3 June 2010 GEN 3.5 - 2 3 June 2010
GEN 2.1 - 3 3 June 2010 GEN 3.5 - 3 3 June 2010
GEN 2.2 - 1 3 June 2010 GEN 3.5 - 4 3 June 2010
GEN 2.2 - 2 3 June 2010 GEN 3.5 - 5 3 June 2010
GEN 2.2 - 3 3 June 2010 GEN 3.5 - 6 3 June 2010
GEN 2.2 - 4 3 June 2010 GEN 3.5 - 7 3 June 2010
GEN 2.2 - 5 3 June 2010 GEN 3.6 - 1 3 June 2010

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GEN 3.6 - 2 3 June 2010 ENR 1.5 - 4 3 June 2010
GEN 4 GEN 4.1 - 1 3 June 2010 ENR 1.5 - 5 3 June 2010
GEN 4.1 - 2 3 June 2010 ENR 1.5 - 6 3 June 2010
GEN 4.1 - 3 3 June 2010 ENR 1.5 - 7 3 June 2010
GEN 4.1 - 4 3 June 2010 ENR 1.5 - 8 3 June 2010
GEN 4.1 - 5 3 June 2010 ENR 1.5 - 9 3 June 2010
GEN 4.1 - 6 3 June 2010 ENR 1.5 - 10 3 June 2010
GEN 4.1 - 7 3 June 2010 ENR 1.5 - 11 3 June 2010
GEN 4.1 - 8 3 June 2010 ENR 1.5 - 12 3 June 2010
GEN 4.2 - 1 3 June 2010 ENR 1.6 - 1 3 June 2010
ENR 1.6 - 2 3 June 2010
PART 2 EN-ROUTE (ENR) ENR 1.6 - 3 3 June 2010
ENR 0 ENR 0.6 - 1 3 June 2010 ENR 1.6 - 4 3 June 2010
ENR 0.6 - 2 3 June 2010 ENR 1.6 - 5 3 June 2010
ENR 0.6 - 3 3 June 2010 ENR 1.6 - 6 3 June 2010
ENR 0.6 - 4 3 June 2010 ENR 1.7 - 1 3 June 2010
ENR 1 ENR 1.1 - 1 3 June 2010 ENR 1.7 - 2 3 June 2010
ENR 1.1 - 2 3 June 2010 ENR 1.7 - 3 3 June 2010
ENR 1.1 - 3 3 June 2010 ENR 1.8 - 1 3 June 2010
ENR 1.1 - 4 3 June 2010 ENR 1.9 - 1 3 June 2010
ENR 1.1 - 5 3 June 2010 ENR 1.10 - 1 3 June 2010
ENR 1.1 - 6 3 June 2010 ENR 1.10 - 2 3 June 2010
ENR 1.1 - 7 3 June 2010 ENR 1.11 - 1 3 June 2010
ENR 1.1 - 8 3 June 2010 ENR 1.12 - 1 3 June 2010
ENR 1.1 - 9 3 June 2010 ENR 1.13 - 1 3 June 2010
ENR 1.1 - 10 3 June 2010 ENR 1.14 - 1 3 June 2010
ENR 1.1 - 11 3 June 2010 ENR 1.14 - 2 3 June 2010
ENR 1.1 - 12 3 June 2010 ENR 1.14 - 3 3 June 2010
ENR 1.1 - 13 3 June 2010 ENR 1.14 - 4 3 June 2010
ENR 1.1 - 14 3 June 2010 ENR 1.14 - 5 3 June 2010
ENR 1.1 - 15 3 June 2010 ENR 1.14 - 6 3 June 2010
ENR 1.1 - 16 3 June 2010 ENR 1.14 - 7 3 June 2010
ENR 1.1 - 17 3 June 2010 ENR 1.14 - 8 3 June 2010
ENR 1.1 - 18 3 June 2010
ENR 1.1 - 19 3 June 2010 ENR 2 ENR 2.1 - 1 3 June 2010
ENR 1.2 - 1 3 June 2010 ENR 2.1 - 2 3 June 2010
ENR 1.2 - 2 3 June 2010 ENR 2.2 - 1 3 June 2010
ENR 1.3 - 1 3 June 2010
ENR 1.3 - 2 3 June 2010 ENR 3. ENR 3.1 - 1 3 June 2010
ENR 1.4 - 1 3 June 2010 ENR 3.1 - 2 3 June 2010
ENR 1.4 - 2 3 June 2010 ENR 3.1 - 3 3 June 2010
ENR 1.5 - 1 3 June 2010 ENR 3.1 - 4 3 June 2010
ENR 1.5 - 2 3 June 2010 ENR 3.1 - 5 3 June 2010
ENR 1.5 - 3 3 June 2010 ENR 3.2 - 1 3 June 2010

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ENR 3.3 - 1 3 June 2010 AD 0.6 - 2 3 June 2010
ENR 3.4 - 1 3 June 2010 AD 0.6 - 3 3 June 2010
ENR 3.5 - 1 3 June 2010 AD 0.6 - 4 3 June 2010
ENR 3.6 - 1 3 June 2010 AD 0.6 - 5 3 June 2010

ENR 4 ENR 4.1 - 1 3 June 2010 AD 1 AD 1.1 - 1 3 June 2010


ENR 4.2 - 1 3 June 2010 AD 1.1 - 2 3 June 2010
ENR 4.3 - 1 3 June 2010 AD 1.1 - 3 3 June 2010
ENR 4.4 - 1 3 June 2010 AD 1.1 - 4 3 June 2010
ENR 4.5 - 1 3 June 2010 AD 1.2 - 1 3 June 2010
AD 1.3 - 1 3 June 2010
ENR 5 ENR 5.1 - 1 3 June 2010 AD 1.3 - 2 3 June 2010
ENR 5.2 - 1 3 June 2010 AD 1.3 - 3 3 June 2010
ENR 5.3 - 1 3 June 2010 AD 1.4 - 1 3 June 2010
ENR 5.4 - 1 3 June 2010
ENR 5.5 - 1 3 June 2010 AD 2
ENR 5.6 - 1 3 June 2010 VNKT AD 2 VNKT AD 2 - 1 3 June 2010
ENR 5.6 - 2 3 June 2010 VNKT AD 2 - 2 3 June 2010
ENR 5.6 - 3 3 June 2010 VNKT AD 2 - 3 3 June 2010
VNKT AD 2 - 4 3 June 2010
ENR 6 ENR 6. - 1 3 June 2010 VNKT AD 2 - 5 3 June 2010
ENR 6. - 2 3 June 2010 VNKT AD 2 - 6 3 June 2010
ENR 6. - 3 3 June 2010 VNKT AD 2 - 7 3 June 2010
VNKT AD 2 - 8 3 June 2010
ENR 7 ENR 7.1 - 1 3 June 2010 VNKT AD 2 - 9 3 June 2010
ENR 7.1 - 2 3 June 2010 VNKT AD 2 - 10 3 June 2010
ENR 7.1 - 3 3 June 2010 VNKT AD 2 - 11 3 June 2010
ENR 7.1 - 4 3 June 2010 VNKT AD 2 - 12 3 June 2010
ENR 7.1 - 5 3 June 2010 VNKT AD 2 - 13 3 June 2010
ENR 7.1 - 6 3 June 2010 VNKT AD 2 - 14 3 June 2010
ENR 7.1 - 7 3 June 2010 VNKT AD 2 - 15 3 June 2010
ENR 7.1 - 8 3 June 2010 VNKT AD 2 - 16 3 June 2010
ENR 7.1 - 9 3 June 2010 VNKT AD 2 - 17 3 June 2010
ENR 7.1 - 10 3 June 2010 VNKT AD 2 - 18 3 June 2010
ENR 7.1 - 11 3 June 2010 VNKT AD 2 - 19 3 June 2010
ENR 7.1 - 12 3 June 2010 VNKT AD 2 - 20 3 June 2010
ENR 7.1 - 13 3 June 2010 VNKT AD 2 - 21 3 June 2010
ENR 7.1 - 14 3 June 2010 VNKT AD 2 - 22 3 June 2010
ENR 7.1 - 15 3 June 2010 VNKT AD 2 - 23 3 June 2010
ENR 7.1 - 16 3 June 2010 VNKT AD 2 - 24 3 June 2010
ENR 7.1 - 17 3 June 2010 VNKT AD 2 - 25 3 June 2010
VNKT AD 2 - 26 3 June 2010
PART 3 AERODROMES (AD) VNKT AD 2 - 27 3 June 2010
AD 0 AD 0.6 - 1 3 June 2010 VNKT AD 2 - 28 3 June 2010

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VNKT AD 2 - 29 3 June 2010 VNVT AD 2 - 4 3 June 2010
VNKT AD 2 - 30 3 June 2010 VNVT AD 2 - 5 3 June 2010
VNKT AD 2 - 31 3 June 2010 VNVT AD 2 - 6 3 June 2010
VNKT AD 2 - 32 3 June 2010 VNVT AD 2 - 7 3 June 2010
VNKT AD 2 - 33 3 June 2010 VNVT AD 2 - 8 3 June 2010
VNKT AD 2 - 34 3 June 2010 VNVT AD 2 - 9 3 June 2010
VNKT AD 2 - 35 3 June 2010 VNVT AD 2 - 10 3 June 2010
VNKT AD 2 - 36 3 June 2010 VNVT AD 2 - 11 3 June 2010
VNKT AD 2 - 37A 3 June 2010 VNVT AD 2 - 12 3 June 2010
VNKT AD 2 - 37B 3 June 2010 VNVT AD 2 - 13 3 June 2010
VNKT AD 2 - 38 3 June 2010 VNVT AD 2 - 14 3 June 2010
VNVT AD 2 - 15 3 June 2010
VNBW AD 2 VNBW AD 2 - 1 3 June 2010 VNVT AD 2 - 16 3 June 2010
VNBW AD 2 - 2 3 June 2010 VNVT AD 2 - 17 3 June 2010
VNBW AD 2 - 3 3 June 2010 VNVT AD 2 - 18 3 June 2010
VNBW AD 2 - 4 3 June 2010 VNVT AD 2 - 19 3 June 2010
VNBW AD 2 - 5 3 June 2010 VNVT AD 2 - 20 3 June 2010
VNBW AD 2 - 6 3 June 2010
VNBW AD 2 - 7 3 June 2010 VNJP AD 2 VNJP AD 2 - 1 3 June 2010
VNBW AD 2 - 8 3 June 2010 VNJP AD 2 - 2 3 June 2010
VNBW AD 2 - 9 3 June 2010 VNJP AD 2 - 3 3 June 2010
VNBW AD 2 - 10 3 June 2010 VNJP AD 2 - 4 3 June 2010
VNBW AD 2 - 11 3 June 2010 VNJP AD 2 - 5 3 June 2010
VNBW AD 2 - 12 3 June 2010 VNJP AD 2 - 6 3 June 2010
VNBW AD 2 - 13 3 June 2010 VNJP AD 2 - 7 3 June 2010
VNBW AD 2 - 14 3 June 2010 VNJP AD 2 - 8 3 June 2010
VNBW AD 2 - 15 3 June 2010 VNJP AD 2 - 9 3 June 2010
VNBW AD 2 - 16 3 June 2010
VNNG AD 2 VNNG AD 2 - 1 3 June 2010
VNBP AD 2 VNBP AD 2 - 1 3 June 2010 VNNG AD 2 - 2 3 June 2010
VNBP AD 2 - 2 3 June 2010 VNNG AD 2 - 3 3 June 2010
VNBP AD 2 - 3 3 June 2010 VNNG AD 2 - 4 3 June 2010
VNBP AD 2 - 4 3 June 2010 VNNG AD 2 - 5 3 June 2010
VNBP AD 2 - 5 3 June 2010 VNNG AD 2 - 6 3 June 2010
VNBP AD 2 - 6 3 June 2010 VNNG AD 2 - 7 3 June 2010
VNBP AD 2 - 7 3 June 2010 VNNG AD 2 - 8 3 June 2010
VNBP AD 2 - 8 3 June 2010 VNNG AD 2 - 9 3 June 2010
VNBP AD 2 - 9 3 June 2010 VNNG AD 2 - 10 3 June 2010
VNBP AD 2 - 10 3 June 2010 VNNG AD 2 - 11 3 June 2010
VNBP AD 2 - 11 3 June 2010 VNNG AD 2 - 12 3 June 2010
VNNG AD 2 - 13 3 June 2010
VNVT AD 2 VNVT AD 2 - 1 3 June 2010 VNNG AD 2 - 14 3 June 2010
VNVT AD 2 - 2 3 June 2010 VNNG AD 2 - 15 3 June 2010
VNVT AD 2 - 3 3 June 2010 VNNG AD 2 - 16 3 June 2010

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VNSI AD 2 - 8 3 June 2010
VNPK AD 2 VNPK AD 2 - 1 3 June 2010 VNSI AD 2 - 9 3 June 2010
VNPK AD 2 - 2 3 June 2010 VNSI AD 2 -10 3 June 2010
VNPK AD 2 - 3 3 June 2010 VNSI AD 2 -11 3 June 2010
VNPK AD 2 - 4 3 June 2010
VNPK AD 2 - 5 3 June 2010 VNSI AD 2 -12 3 June 2010
VNPK AD 2 - 6 3 June 2010 VNSI AD 2 -13 3 June 2010
VNPK AD 2 - 7 3 June 2010 VNSI AD 2 -14 3 June 2010
VNPK AD 2 - 8 3 June 2010 VNSI AD 2 -15 3 June 2010
VNPK AD 2 - 9 3 June 2010 VNSI AD 2 -16 3 June 2010

VNSI AD 2 VNSI AD 2 - 1 3 June 2010 AFIS AD 2 AFIS AD 2 - 1 3 June 2010


VNSI AD 2 - 2 3 June 2010 AFIS AD 2 - 2 3 June 2010
VNSI AD 2 - 3 3 June 2010 AFIS AD 2 - 3 3 June 2010
VNSI AD 2 - 4 3 June 2010 AFIS AD 2 - 4 3 June 2010
VNSI AD 2 - 5 3 June 2010
VNSI AD 2 - 6 3 June 2010 AD 3 AD 3.1 - 1 3 June 2010
VNSI AD 2 - 7 3 June 2010

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AIP page(s) Amendment text Introduced by AIP


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GEN 0.6 TABLE OF CONTENTS TO PART 1

GEN 1. NATIONAL REGULATION AND REQUIREMENTS

GEN 1.1 Designated Authorities GEN 1.1 - 1


GEN 1.2 Entry, Transit and Departure of Aircraft GEN 1.2 - 1

GEN 1.2 .1 General GEN 1.2 - 1


GEN 1.2 .2 Scheduled Flights GEN 1.2 - 1
GEN 1.2 .3 Non Scheduled Flights GEN 1.2 - 2
GEN 1.2 .4 Private Flights GEN 1.2 - 4
GEN 1.2 .5 Public Health Measures Applied to Aircraft GEN 1.2 - 4
GEN 1.3 Entry Transit and Departure of Passengers GEN 1.3 - 1
and Crew
GEN 1.3 .1 Customs Requirements GEN 1.3 - 1
GEN 1.3 .2 Immigration Requirements GEN 1.3 - 1
GEN 1.3 .3 Public Health Requirements GEN 1.3 - 2
GEN 1.4 Entry, Transit and Departure of Cargo GEN 1.4 - 1

GEN 1.4 .1 Customs Requirements Concerning Cargo and GEN 1.4 - 1


Other Articles
GEN 1.4 .2 Agricultural Quarantine Requirements GEN 1.4 - 1
GEN 1.4 .3 Arms and Explosives Requirements GEN 1.4 - 1
GEN 1.4 .4 Requirements for the Carriage of Dangerous GEN 1.4 - 1
Goods in Aircraft
GEN 1.5 Aircraft Instruments, Equipment and Flight GEN 1.5 - 1
Documents
GEN 1.5 .1 General GEN 1.5 - 1
GEN 1.5 .2 In Flight Emergency Equipment GEN 1.5 - 1
GEN 1.5 .3 Radio Equipment GEN 1.5 - 1
GEN 1.5 .4 Documents to be carried in an aircraft GEN 1.5 - 1
Gen 1.6 Summary of National Regulations and GEN 1.6 - 1
International Agreements/Conventions

GEN 1.6 .1 The Nepalese Legislation GEN 1.6 - 1


GEN 1.6 .2 International Agreements / Conventions GEN 1.6 - 1
GEN 1.6 .3 Miscellaneous GEN 1.6 - 2
GEN 1.7 Differences From ICAO Standards, GEN 1.7 - 1
Recommended Practices and Procedures

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GEN 2. TABLES AND CODES

GEN 2.1 Measuring System, Aircraft Markings, GEN 2.1 - 1


Holidays
GEN 2.1 .1 Units of measurement GEN 2.1 - 1
GEN 2.1 .2 Temporal reference system GEN 2.1 - 1
GEN 2.1 .3 Horizontal reference system GEN 2.1 - 2
GEN 2.1 .4 Vertical reference system GEN 2.1 - 2
GEN 2.1 .5 Aircraft nationality and registration Marks GEN 2.1 - 2
GEN 2.1 .6 Public holidays (2010) GEN 2.1 - 3
GEN 2.2 Abbreviations Used in AIS Publication GEN 2.2 - 1

GEN 2.3 Chart Symbols GEN 2.3 - 1


GEN 2.3 .1 Aerodromes GEN 2.3 - 1
GEN 2.3 .2 Aerodrome Installation and lights GEN 2.3 - 2
GEN 2.3 .3 Miscellaneous GEN 2.3 - 2
GEN 2.4 Location Indicators GEN 2.4 - 1
GEN 2.5 List of Radio Navigation Aids GEN 2.5 - 1
GEN 2.6 Conversion Tables GEN 2.6 - 1
GEN 2.7 Sunrise/Sunset Tables GEN 2.7 - 1

GEN 3 SERVICES

GEN 3.1 Aeronautical Information Services GEN 3.1 - 1


GEN 3.1 .1 Responsible Service GEN 3.1 - 1
GEN 3.1 .2 Area of Responsibility GEN 3.1 - 1
GEN 3.1 .3 Aeronautical Publications GEN 3.1 - 1
GEN 3.1 .4 AIRAC System GEN 3.1 - 4
GEN 3.1 .5 Pre flight Information Service at Aerodrome GEN 3.1 - 5
GEN 3.2 Aeronautical Charts GEN 3.2 - 1
GEN 3.2 .1 Responsible Services GEN 3.2 - 1
GEN 3.2 .2 Maintenance of Charts GEN 3.2 - 1
GEN 3.2 .3 Purchase Arrangements GEN 3.2 - 1
GEN 3.2 .4 Aeronautical Chart Series Available GEN 3.2 - 1
GEN 3.2 .5 Topographical Charts GEN 3.2 - 3
GEN 3.3 Air Traffic Services GEN 3.3 - 1
GEN 3.3 .1 Responsible Service GEN 3.3 - 1
GEN 3.3 .2 Area of Responsibility GEN 3.3 - 1
GEN 3.3 .3 Types of Services GEN 3.3 - 1
GEN 3.3 .4 Co ordination between the Operator and ATS GEN 3.3 - 2
GEN 3.3 .5 Minimum Flight Altitude GEN 3.3 - 2
GEN 3.3 .6 ATS Units Address List GEN 3.3 - 2

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GEN 3.4 Communication Services GEN 3.4 - 1


GEN 3.4 .1 Responsible Service GEN 3.4 - 1
GEN 3.4 .2 Area of Responsibility GEN 3.4 - 1
GEN 3.4 .3 Types of Service GEN 3.4 - 1
GEN 3.4 .4 Requirements and Conditions GEN 3.4 - 3
GEN 3.4 .5 Aeronautical Fixed Service Telegraph GEN 3.4 - 4
GEN 3.4 .6 Aeronautical Fixed Services: Radio Telephony GEN 3.4 - 5
GEN 3.4 .7 Aeronautical Fixed Services GEN 3.4 - 6
GEN 3.5 Meteorological Services GEN 3.5 - 1
GEN 3.5 .1 Responsible Service GEN 3.5 - 1
GEN 3.5 .2 Area of Responsibility GEN 3.5 - 1
GEN 3.5 .3 Meteorological observation and reports GEN 3.5 - 2
GEN 3.5 .4 Types of Services GEN 3.5 - 3
GEN 3.5 .5 Notification Required from Operators GEN 3.5 - 3
GEN 3.5 .6 Aircraft Reports GEN 3.5 - 3
GEN 3.5 .7 VOLMET SERVICE GEN 3.5 - 5
GEN 3.5 .8 SIGMET, AIRMET Service GEN 3.5 - 6
GEN 3.5 .9 Other Automated Meteorological Services GEN 3.5 - 7
GEN 3.6 Search and Rescue GEN 3.6 - 1
GEN 3.6 .1 Responsible Service(s) GEN 3.6 - 1
GEN 3.6 .2 Area of Responsibility GEN 3.6 - 1
GEN 3.6 .3 Types of Service GEN 3.6 - 1
GEN 3.6 .4 SAR Agreements GEN 3.6 - 1
GEN 3.6 .5 Condition of Availability GEN 3.6 - 2
GEN 3.6 .6 Procedures and signals used GEN 3.6 - 2

GEN 4 CHARGES FOR AERODROMES AND AIR NAVIGATION SERVICES

GEN 4.1 Aerodrome Charges GEN 4.1 - 1


GEN 4.1 .1 Landing of Aircraft GEN 4.1 - 1
GEN 4.1 .2 Parking, Hangarage and Long Term Storage of GEN 4.1 - 3
Aircraft
GEN 4.1 .3 Passenger Service Charges GEN 4.1 - 4
GEN 4.1 .4 Security Charges GEN 4.1 - 5
GEN 4.1 .5 Noise Related Item GEN 4.1 - 5
GEN 4.1 .6 Fire Fighting and Rescue Service Charges GEN 4.1 - 6
GEN 4.1 .7 Entrance Fees GEN 4.1 - 6
GEN 4.1 .8 Vehicle Entry Fees GEN 4.1 - 6
GEN 4.1 .9 Exemptions, Reductions and Surcharges GEN 4.1 - 7
GEN 4.1 .10 Surcharges GEN 4.1 - 7
GEN 4.1 .11 Miscellaneous Charges GEN 4.1 - 7
GEN 4.1 .12 Method of Payment GEN 4.1 - 7
GEN 4.2 Air Navigation Service Charges GEN 4.2 - 1

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GEN 1. NATIONAL REGULATION AND REQUIREMENTS

GEN 1.1 DESIGNATED AUTHORITIES

The addresses of the designated authorities concerned with facilitation of international air
navigation are as follows:

1. Ministry 6. Health
Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal Government of Nepal
Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation Department of Health Services
Singh Darbar, Kathmandu, Nepal. Teku, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tel: 977-1-4211870, 4211185 Tel: 977-1-4261436, 4261712
Fax: 977-1-4211758 Fax: 977-1-4262238
Email: motca@ntc.net.np Email: dg@dhs.gov.np
2. Civil aviation 7. En-route and aerodrome charges
Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal General Manager
Babar Mahal, Kathmandu, Nepal Tribhuvan Int'l Airport
TEL: 977-1-4262387, 4262518, 4262326 Gauchar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Fax: 977-1-4 262 516 TEL: 977-1-4113261, 4113033
Email: cnsatm@mos.com.np, Fax: 977-1-4113180
dgca@caanepal.org.np Email: planstat@tiairport.com.np
AFTN: VNKTYAYX
3. Meteorology 8. Agricultural quarantine
Director General National Plant Quarantine Program
Department of Hydrology and Meteorology HariharBhawan, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O.Box. 406, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu TEL: 977-1-5524352 , Fax: 977-1-5553798
TEL: 977-1-4255920, 4262374, Email: plqs@wlink.com.np
FAX: 977-1-4262348
Email: dg@dhm.gov.np Animal quarantine
AFTNV: VNKTYMYX Animal Service Department
Central Animal Quarantine Office
Tripureswor, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel.: 977-1-4261605, 4215411, Fax: 977-1-4261605
Email: aqstia@ntc.net.np
4. Customs 9. Aircraft accidents investigation
Director General, Customs Department Government of Nepal
Tripureswor, Kathmandu, Nepal Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation
Tel: 977-1-4259791, 4259793 Singh Darbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Fax: 977-1-4259808, Tel: 977-1-4225870, Fax: 977-1-4211758
Email: dg@customs.gov.np
Director General
5. Immigration Director General Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal
Department of Immigration Babar Mahal, Kathmandu, Nepal
Maitighar, Kathmandu Tel: 977-1-4262387, 4262326
Tel: 4222453, 4223681, 4221996, 4223590 Fax: 977-1-4262516
Fax: 977-1-4223127, Email: cnsatm@mos.com.np
Email: deptimi@mos.com.np

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GEN 1.2 ENTRY, TRANSIT AND DEPARTURE OF AIRCRAFT

1. General

1.1. International flights into, from or over Nepalese territory shall be subject to the
current Nepalese regulations relating to civil aviation. These regulations correspond in all
essentials to the Standards and Recommended Practices contained in Annex 9 to the
Convention on International Civil Aviation.

1.2. Aircraft flying into or departing from the territory of Nepal shall make their first
landing at, or final departure from, Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal.

2. Scheduled Flights

2.1. General
2.1.1. For regular international scheduled flights operated by foreign airlines into or in
transit across Nepal, the following requirements must be met:

a) The State of the airline must be a party to the International Air Services Transit
Agreement and/or the International Air Transport Agreement. Nepal is a party to both
Agreements;
b) The airline must be eligible to make the flights under the provisions of a bilateral or
multilateral agreement to which the State of the airline and Nepal are contracting
parties and must have a permit to operate into or in transit across Nepal. Applications
for such permits shall be submitted to the Director General of Civil Aviation Authority
at least 60 working days before the applicable date.
c) For the amendments of schedule or revision of the scheduled flight, the request for
amendment/ revision shall be submitted at least 7 working days before the applicable
date

2.2. List of Required Documents for operation in Nepal by foreign


carriers/operators:

a) Letter forwarded by the Ministry responsible for Civil Aviation in concerned country,
designating the airlines as the Designated Airline of that country (with conformation of
Operating Authorization), to the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Tourism and Civil
Aviation (As per the provision made under Air Service Agreement (ASA) and
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Nepal and the concerned country,
through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal i.e. Diplomatic Channel.
b) A copy of Legal Document that reflects the Substantial Ownership and Effective
Control.
c) Security Manual.
d) Operation Manual
e) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
f) Copy of Air Operator Certificate.
g) Certificate of registration of each aircraft involved in operation.
h) Certificate of Airworthiness of each aircraft involved in operation.
i) Certificate of Insurance covering Third Party Liability of amount not less than US$60
Million.

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j) Simulator Certificate of PIC for Kathmandu Airport, of SID/SIA Procedures, Maps etc.
k) English Language Proficiency Certificate of PIC if, non-native English Speaker.
l) Proposed Route Schedule, Frequency, Capacity, Traffic Rights and Tariffs approved by
the Responsible Authority of the Concerned Country.
m) Name and Address of the Local Agent/Representative and Authorization Letter.
n) Ground Handling Arrangement and/or Agreement Letter.

2.3. Documentary requirements for clearance of aircraft


2.3.1. It is necessary that the under mentioned aircraft documents be submitted by
airline operators for clearance on entry and departure of their aircraft to and from Nepal. All
documents listed below must follow the ICAO standard format as set forth in the relevant
appendices to Annex 9 and are acceptable when furnished in English and completed in legible
handwriting. No visas are required in connection with such documents.
2.3.2. Aircraft documents required (arrival/departure)
Required by General Passenger Cargo
Declaration Manifest Manifest
Custom office 1 Copy 1 Copy 1 Copy
Immigration office 1 Copy 1 Copy ------
Airport Office 1 Copy 1 Copy 1 Copy
Note. a) One copy of the General Declaration is endorsed and returned by
customs, signifying clearance.
b) If no passengers are embarking (disembarking) and no articles are
laden (unladen), no aircraft documents except copies of the General
Declaration need be submitted to the above authorities.

3. Non-Scheduled Flights

3.1. Procedures

3.1.1. Over flights

a) Advance notification and permission from Civil Aviation Authority is necessary to


cross or overfly the Kathmandu FIR (VNSM) subject to the terms of the convention on
International Civil Aviation. Nepal facilitates over flights by civil aircraft of ICAO
contracting states with which Nepal has diplomatic relations provided adequate
notification shall have been given.
b) In all other cases, request for operation of flight must be sought and obtained through
diplomatic means from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nepal.
c) The same documents and overfly permission fee are applicable as mentioned in charter
flight permission para 3.1.3 (c).

3.1.2. Non-Traffic or Technical Landings


Same procedure as for over flights, in addition, operators should schedule their arrivals and
departures within the operation hour of the aerodrome, beyond which prior co-ordination is
required.

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3.1.3. Traffic Landings and Uplifts

a) All non-scheduled flights are subject to prior approval, Applications for approval to
operate such flights shall be submitted either by letter or AFTN or Facsimile to

Director General
Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal
Babar Mahal, Kathmandu, Nepal
AFTN : VNKTYAYX
Tel: 977-1- 4262387, 4262518, 4262326
Fax : 977-1- 4262516
E-mail: cnsatm@mos.com.np or dgca@caanepal.org.np

All applications must be made in writing and must reach the Director General, Civil Aviation
Authority of Nepal at least 15 working days prior to the aircraft's arrival or departure into or
from Nepal. If insufficient notice is given the application may not be considered.

b) Only the operator may apply for permission to operate a non- scheduled flight. The
permit will be granted in the name of the operator.
c) Charter Flight Permission: The procedure for getting permission to Kathmandu, is to
write an application letter from the operator to the Director General of Civil Aviation
Authority of Nepal (CAAN) requesting over-flying and landing permission, in well
before the proposed date of operation (at least 7 days before), through local agent
located at Kathmandu. The application letter shall enclose following documents.

1) A copy of Air Operator Certificate (AOC)


2) A copy of Certificate of Registration of Aircraft (C of R)
3) A copy of Certificate of Airworthiness of Aircraft (C of A)
4) A copy of Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM) that shows the Maximum take-off
weight of Aircraft (MTOW).
5) A copy of Certificate of Insurance of Aircraft covering Third Party Liability of
not less than US$ 60 million ($60,000,000).
6) A copy of Simulator Certificate of PIC for SID/SIA of TIA (Kathmandu).
7) A copy of English Language Proficiency Certificate of PIC if, non-native
English Speaker.
8) A Charter Flight Permission Request Form, with all required information Filled
Out.
9) An authorization letter to local agent by the operator.
10) A bank voucher of permission fee of $56.50, in equivalent Nepalese Currency
(converted according to the Nepal Rastra Banks selling rate of the date)
deposited in Rastriya Banijya Bank, Bishal Bazar (New Road), Kathmandu, in
the name of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, the Current Account No. 64917.

Detail information and charter flight permission request form can be obtained from
CAAN, Head Office or can be downloaded from: www.caanepal.org.np

d) The appropriate legislation dealing with the offence of unauthorized entry into and
encroachment of FIR within the Nepal is contained in Civil Aviation Act (4th
amendment 1996) Article '9a', clause-1, sub clause (A) and (B). Any person who uses
any aircraft in contravention of the above provisions shall be guilty of an offence and
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aircraft or the aircraft is destroyed, the offender along with the accomplice shall be
liable on conviction to life imprisonment with the confiscation of his property.

3.2. Definitions:
Scheduled flight:-

A predetermined domestic and international flight, that is operated in regular basis in a


schedule manner for the carriage of passenger, mail and cargo with approved airfare
and subject to Civil Aviation Regulation 2002, rule number 56 (3) (a) and (b) excluding
international charter and non-scheduled flights.

Non-Scheduled Flight: -

A flight for the carriage of passengers, mail or cargo by air for hire and reward on
journeys other than scheduled.

Charter: -

A person, company or corporate body who charters the aircraft and whose name and
address appear in the Aircraft Charter Agreement.

Operator: -

In relation to an aircraft, the person for the time being having the business management
of that aircraft.

4. Private Flights

4.1. Advance notification of arrival


4.1.1. Application for permission must be submitted to Director General, Civil
Aviation Authority of Nepal at least 7 working days in advance of the applicable date.

4.2. Documentary requirements for clearance of aircraft.


4.2.1. Same requirements as for scheduled flights.

5. Public Health Measures Applied to Aircraft

5.1. No public health measures are required to be carried out in respect of aircraft
entering Nepal.

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GEN 1.3 ENTRY TRANSIT AND DEPARTURE


OF PASSENGERS AND CREW

1. Customs Requirements

1.1. Customs in Nepal is operated under the final channel system - the Red and
Green channel, for the expeditious clearance of air travelers. All arriving passengers shall
present themselves personally with their baggage and make declarations to customs at the Red
channel if they have any prohibited, controlled or dutiable/taxable goods to declare. If they do
not have any such goods, exceeding their duty/tax -free concession, they can pass through the
green channel. However, passengers going through the green channel may be checked on a
selective basis. All crew members are required to produce their baggage at the Red channel
only. Baggage may be examined in such manner as deemed necessary and it shall be the duty
of the person in charge of the baggage to produce, open, unpack and repack such baggage.

1.2. Personal effects of the passengers are permitted free entry. They are allowed to
bring in the consumable articles such as liquor one bottle of 1.15 liters, 200 sticks of cigarette,
15 rolls of photo film and 12 rolls of movie camera film.

1.3. Visitors are also allowed to carry one binocular, one camera, one video camera,
one radio, one tape recorder, one by-cycle, one wrist watch, one set of fountain pen, one
perambulator, 10 disk records into the country for personnel use on the condition that they are
declared and are to be taken back on return. Carrying narcotics, arms and ammunitions are
strictly prohibited.

1.4. No custom formalities are normally required for departing passengers unless it
is required to do so. However, restrictions on the carriage of foreign cash currency in and out
of the country remain in force. Visitors can export souvenirs to their respective countries.
However, the export of antiques and precious or semi precious stones requires a clearance and
certificate from the Department of Archaeology, Ram Shah Path (Tel: 977-1-4215358). Gold,
Silver, Precious stones, wild animals and their skins, horns etc., all drugs whether processed or
in their natural state are prohibited to export.

2. Immigration Requirements

2.1. No documents or visas are required of passengers arriving and departing on the
same flight or transferring to another flight at the same airport.

2.2. A person entering Nepal for the purpose of immigration must hold a valid
passport and an immigration visa, the latter being issued at Nepal consulates abroad.
Temporary visitors must be in possession of a valid passport, with the exception of the Indian
nationals from whom existing official documents of identity, such as expired passports,
national registration cards or alien resident permits, are acceptable in lieu of a valid passport.

2.3. The Visas can be obtained at the airport immigration office in entry points of 3
days, 30 days and 60 days according to the demand and number of visit of the passport holder.

2.4. All Tourist Visas shall be of Multiple Entry facility.

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2.5. There will be four categories of entry visas as, one day transit visa, 15 days, 30
days and 90 days entry visas.

2.6. People of these countries do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry
points of Nepal: Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia,
Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan.

2.7. Refugees holding foreign travel document do not get visa on arrival in Nepal.

2.8. For flight crew members on scheduled services who keep possession of their
license when embarking and disembarking, remain at the airport where the aircraft has stopped
or within the confines of the cities adjacent thereto, and depart on the same aircraft or on their
next regularly scheduled flight out of Nepal, the crew member license or certificate is accepted
in lieu of a passport or visa for temporary admission into Nepal. This provision is also
applicable if the crew member enters Nepal by other means of transport for the purpose of
joining an aircraft.

3. Public Health Requirements

3.1. Disembarking passengers are not required to present vaccination certificates


except when coming directly from an area infected with cholera, yellow fever or smallpox.

3.2. On departure, no health formalities are required.

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GEN 1.4 ENTRY, TRANSIT AND DEPARTURE OF CARGO

1. Customs Requirements Concerning Cargo and Other Articles

1.1. The following documents are required for the clearance of goods through
customs of Nepal. Banking document, Airway Bill, Invoice, Packing list certificate. A permit
is required from concerned authority for controlled items.

1.2. As regards Air Cargo transshipped from one flight to another at the same airport
by the ground handling agent, no custom document is required.

1.3. No clearance documents are required with respect to goods retained on board an
aircraft for onward carriage to a destination outside Nepal.

1.4. For export of dutiable and controlled goods, customs and export permits (from
the concerned organisations) are required to be presented for customs clearance.

2. Agricultural Quarantine Requirements


Prior permission of the concerned Department is required for the import and export of all
species of wild animals and plants and their parts or derivatives protected under the
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora (CITES).

3. Arms and Explosives Requirements

3.1. The import, export and transshipment of all arms, explosives, component parts,
ammunitions and weapons including swords, sword-sticks, khukuris, daggers toy, pistols,
airguns, etc., are strictly controlled. Permits must be obtained and application should be made
to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal.

4. Requirements for the Carriage of Dangerous Goods in Aircraft

4.1. Civil Aviation Regulation (1995), Section 3, Article 18 provides the


inflammable , and dangerous goods shall not be carried in civil air transport aircraft except
permitted by the Civil Aviation Authority and in accordance with any conditions which may be
imposed. This provision applies to all civil aircraft flying to, from or over Nepal and to aircraft
registered in Nepal.

4.2. General permission is given to airlines by the authority subject to compliance


with the current edition of Annex 18 to the convention of International Civil Aviation relating
to the safe transport of Dangerous goods by air.

4.3. Operators who wish to carry dangerous goods should apply to the
Director-General of Civil Aviation Authority, Kathmandu, Nepal, giving relevant details of
the consignment and two weeks advance notice for processing the application.

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GEN 1.5 AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTS, EQUIPMENT AND FLIGHT


DOCUMENTS

1. General

1.1. Commercial air transport aircraft operating in Nepal must adhere to the
provisions of ICAO Annex 6- Operation of Aircraft, Part I - International Commercial Air
Transport -Aeroplanes, Chapter 6 (Aeroplane Instruments, Equipment and Flight Documents)
and Chapter 7 (Aeroplane Communication and Navigation Equipment)

2. In Flight Emergency Equipment

2.1. An aeroplane registered in Nepal which is engaged in public transport


operations shall be equipped with;

a) Adequate medical supply which are appropriate to the passenger carrying capacity of
the aeroplane and which are accessible during flight;
b) Portable fire extinguisher of a type which will not cause dangerous Contamination of
the air when they are used inside the aeroplane, located in the pilots compartment and
in passenger compartments which are separate from the pilot's compartment;
c) A seat fitted with a seat belt for each passenger in the aircraft who is more then 2 years
old, and
d) A seat fitted with a safety harness for each member of the flight crew.

3. Radio Equipment
An aircraft engaged on pubic transport operations shall have, on all flights, radio
communication equipment which is suitable for;

a) two way communication for aerodrome control purposes;


b) reception of meteorological information;
c) conducting two way communication on HF and VHF bands with aeronautical stations
at any time during flight using such frequencies as may be prescribed;
d) two way communication with aeronautical emergency frequency.

4. Documents to be carried in an aircraft

4.1. A Nepalese registered aeroplane which is engaged in public transport operations


shall carry the following documents:

a) the Nepalese Certificate of Registration issued in relation to that aeroplane;


b) the Nepalese Certificate of Airworthiness issued in relation to that aeroplane;
c) the current Maintenance Release issued in relation to that aeroplane;
d) the aeroplane Flight Manual or equivalent Certification document;
e) the licenses issued in relation to the radio equipment installed in the aeroplane;
f) the current licenses held by each member of the flight crew;
g) the aeroplane journey log book or general declaration;
h) if passengers are carried, a list of their names, places of embarkation and intended place
of disembarkation;

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i) if cargo is carried, bills of loading and manifests relating to that cargo;


j) the Operations Manual, or those part of it relating to flight operations;
k) a copy of the operational flight plan;
l) a copy of the Air Traffic Control flight plan, if applicable;
m) the load sheet relating to the calculation of mass of the aeroplane;
n) the trim sheets relating to the disposition of the load and balance of the aeroplane; and
o) the maps and charts required for that flight.

4.2. The commander of an aircraft or the person responsible for operation shall be
able to produce the required document mentioned in 4.1 within a reasonable time, after being
requested to do so by an authorized person.

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GEN 1.6 SUMMARY OF NATIONAL REGULATIONS AND


INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS/CONVENTIONS

Following is a list of Civil Aviation legislation air navigation regulations etc., in force in
Nepal. It is essential that anyone engaged in air operation be acquainted with the relevant
regulations. Copies of these documents may be obtained either from the "Law Books
management Board" Babar Mahal, Kathmandu, Nepal under the ministry of law; or through
the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

1. The Nepalese Legislation


1) Civil Aviation Authority Act. 1996
2) Civil Aviation Act 1959 (4th amendment 1996).
3) CAAN, Civil Aviation Regulations 2055 (1998).
4) Civil Aviation Regulations 2052 (1995).
5) Regulation on Aviation Security (Management) 2055 (1998).
6) Regulation on Airport Service Facility charges 2055 (1998).
7) Regulation on Accident investigation 1967 (First amendment 1998)
8) Airport Certificate Regulation 2061 (2004)
9) Airport Infrastructure Construction, Operation and Management Regulation 2066
(2010)
10) Civil Aviation Requirements (2008-2009)
 Personnel Licensing Requirements (PELR)
 Rules of the Air (CAR 2)
 Nepal Standards of Meteorological Services for International Air Navigation
(NSMS) (Government of Nepal)
 Aeronautical Charts (CAR 4)
 Units of Measurement to be used in Air and Ground Operations (CAR 5)
 Flight Operation Requirements (FOR) 2009 Part I - Aeroplane,
Part II - General Aviation
Part III - Helicopter Operation
 Nepalese Civil Airworthiness Requirements 2009 (NCAR )
 Aeronautical Telecommunication (CAR 10)
Vol. I - Radio Navigation Aids
Vol. II - Communication procedures
Vol. III - Communication Systems
Vol. IV Surveillance System
Vol. V Aeronautical Radio Frequency Spectrum Utilization
 Air Traffic Services (CAR 11)
 Search and Rescue (CAR-12)
 Manual of Aerodrome Standards of Nepal
 Aeronautical Information Services (CAR-15)
 Dangerous Goods Handling Requirement (DGHR)

2. International Agreements / Conventions


Convention on International Civil Aviation
(Signed at Chicago on 07 December 1944) Chicago Convention

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Convention for the suppression of unlawful seizure of aircraft


(Signed at The Hague on 16th December 1970) The Hague Convention.

Convention for the suppression of unlawful Acts against safety of Civil Aviation
(Signed at Montreal on 25 September 1971) Montreal Convention

Convention on the offenses and certain other Acts committed on board Aircraft.
(Signed at Tokyo on 14th Sept 1963) Tokyo Convention

Convention for the unification of certain rules relating to international carriage by air.
(Signed at Warsaw on 12 October1929) Warsaw Convention

International Air services Transit Agreements

3. Miscellaneous
 Departmental circular concerning the charter flights (1984)
 Departmental orders/Directives in the form of Manuals (Subject to the Civil Aviation
Regulation)
 Air Traffic Control Manual
 Search and Rescue Manual
 Air Operator Certificate Requirement (AOCR)
 Nepalese Flying School Requirement (NFSR)
 Enforcement Manual
 Aerodrome Manual (TIA)
 Aerodrome Emergency Plan (AEP), TIA
 National Civil Aviation Security Program, Nepal 2007
 National Civil Aviation Security Training Program, Nepal 2007
 National Civil Aviation Security Quality Control Program, Nepal 2008
 TIA Security Program, 2008
 Domestic Hub Airports Security Program, 2008
 Domestic Airports Security Program, 2008
 Domestic STOL airports Security Program, 2008

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GEN 1.7 DIFFERENCES FROM ICAO STANDARDS, RECOMMENDED


PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES

1) ANNEX 1 - PERSONNEL LICENSING: Nil


2) ANNEX 2- RULES OF THE AIR,
Appendix 3 (a):-
Following level system has been introduced in Nepal.

TABLE OF CRUISING LEVELS

a) The pilot-in-command of an IFR or VFR flight at or above FL 150, shall select a level
corresponding to the appropriate magnetic track as indicated in the following
semi-circular cruising levels

Table 1 : Semi - Circular cruising levels within Kathmandu FIR VNSM

TRACK
From 000 degrees to 179 degrees From 180 degrees to 359 degrees
IFR Flight VFR Flight IFR Flight VFR Flight
Flight Level Altitude Flight Altitude Flight Altitude I Flight Altitude
(Ft) Level (Ft) Level (Ft) Level (Ft)
150 15000 155 15500 160 16000 165 16500
170 17000 175 17500 180 18000 185 18500
190 19000 195 19500 200 20000
210 21000 220 22000
230 23000 240 24000
250 25000 260 26000
270 27000 280 28000
290 29000 300 30000
310 31000 320 32000
330 33000 340 34000
350 35000 360 36000
370 37000 380 38000
390 39000 400 40000
410 41000 430 43000
450 45000

b) The pilot-in-command of a VFR or IFR flight at or above 3000 ft, below altitude 13500
ft AMSL shall select a level corresponding to the appropriate magnetic track as
indicated in the following quadrantal cruising levels

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Table 2: Quadrantal Cruising Levels

000 - 089 090 - 179 180 - 269 270 - 359


ODD Thousand ODD +500 ft EVEN Thousand EVEN +500 ft
3000 ft 3500 ft 4000 ft 4500 ft
5000 ft 5500 ft 6000 ft 6500 ft
7000 ft 7500 ft 8000 ft 8500 ft
9000 ft 9500 ft 10000 ft 10500 ft
11000 ft 11500 ft 12000 ft 12500 ft
13000 ft 13500 ft

3) ANNEX 3- NIL
4) ANNEX 4- NIL
5) ANNEX 5- NIL
6) ANNEX 6-
1. Aeroplane Instruments, Equipment and Flight Documents.
a) Annex provision.
6.15 Aeroplane required to be equipped with Ground Proximity Warning
system (GPWS)
b) Details of differences :
AEROPLANES REQUIRED TO BE EQUIPPED WITH GROUND
PROXIMITY WARNING SYSTEMS (GPWS)
1) All turbine-engined aeroplanes of a maximum certificated take-off mass in
excess of 5700g shall be equipped with a ground proximity warning system.
2) All turbine-engined aeroplanes of a maximum certificated take-off mass in
excess of 5700 kg not installed with GPWS, shall be limited to VFR
operation only.
3) All turbine-engined aeroplanes of a maximum certificated take-off mass in
excess of 15000 kg or authorized to carry more than 30 passengers shall be
equipped with a ground proximity warning system which has a forward
looking terrain avoidance function- Applicable for International Operation.
4) A ground proximity warning system shall provide automatically a timely
and distinctive warning to the flight crew when the aeroplane is in
potentially hazardous proximity to the earth's surface.
5) A ground proximity warning system shall provide, unless otherwise
specified herein, warnings of the following circumstances

a) excessive descent rate;


b) excessive terrain closure rate;
c) excessive altitude loss after take-off or go-around''
d) unsafe terrain clearance while not in landing configuration;
e) gear not locked down;
f) flaps not in a landing position; and
g) excessive descent below the instrument glide path

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2. Chapter 6 Aeroplane Instrument, Equipment and Flight Documents:


a) Annex Provision
6.18 Aeroplane required to be equipped with an Airborne Collision
Avoidance System (ACAS II)
b) Details of differences;
AEROPLANES REQUIRED TO BE EQUIPPED WITH AN AIRBORNE
COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM (ACAS)
I. All turbine-engine aeroplanes of a maximum certificated take-off mass in
excess of 5700 kg or authorized to carry more than 19 passengers shall be
equipped with an airborne collision avoidance system (ACAS I).

Note. Not required for aeroplanes certified for STOL operations.

II. All turbine-engine aeroplanes of a maximum certificated take-off mass in


excess of 15000 kg or authorized to carry more than 30 passengers shall
be equipped with an airborne collision avoidance system (ACAS II) For
International Operations.
III. An air borne collision avoidance system shall operate in accordance with
the relevant provisions of Annex 10, volume IV.
7) ANNEX 7- NIL
8) ANNEX 8- NIL
9) ANNEX 9- NIL
10) ANNEX 10- NIL
11) ANNEX 11- NIL
12) ANNEX 12- NIL
13) ANNEX 13- NIL
14) ANNEX 14- NIL
15) ANNEX 15- NIL
16) ANNEX 16- NIL
17) ANNEX 17- NIL
18) ANNEX 18- NIL

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GEN 2. TABLES AND CODES

GEN 2.1 MEASURING SYSTEM, AIRCRAFT MARKINGS, HOLIDAYS

1. Units of measurement
The table of units of measurement shown below will be used by aeronautical stations within
KATHMANDU FIR for air and ground operations.

For measurement of Units used


Distance used in navigation, position reporting, etc. Nautical miles and tenths
generally in excess of 2 nautical miles

Relatively short distances such as those relating to Meters


aerodromes (e.g. runway lengths)

Altitudes, elevations and heights Feet

Horizontal speed including wind speed Knots

Vertical speed Feet per minute

Wind direction for landing and taking off Degrees magnetic

Wind direction except for landing and taking off Degrees true

Visibility, including runway visual range Kilometers or meters

Altimeter setting Hectopascal

Temperature Degree Celsius

Weight Metric tones or kilograms

Time Hours and minutes, beginning at


midnight UTC

2. Temporal reference system

2.1. General
Co-ordinated Universal Time (UTC) and the Gregorian calendar are used by air navigation
services and in publications issued by the Aeronautical Information Service. Reporting of time
is expressed to the nearest minute, e.g. 12:40:35 is reported as 1241. Local time is 5 hours and
45 minutes ahead of UTC. Time checks to aircraft are accurate to within 30 seconds.

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3. Horizontal reference system

3.1. Name / designation of system


All published geographical coordinates indicating latitude and longitude are expressed in terms
of the World Geodetic System1984 (WGS-84) geodetic reference datum.

3.2. Projection
Projection is expressed in term as Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM).

3.3. Ellipsoid
Ellipsoid is expressed in terms of the World Geodetic System(WGS-84) ellipsoid.

3.4. Datum
The World Geodetic System(WGS-84) is used.

3.5. Area of application


The area of application for the published geographical coordinates coincides with the area of
responsibility of the Aeronautical Information Service, i.e. the entire territory of Nepal.

3.6. Use of an asterisk to identify published geographical coordinates


An asterisk (*) will be used to identify those published geographical coordinates which have
been transformed into WGS-84 co-ordinates, but whose accuracy of original field work does
not meet the accuracy requirements in Annex 11, Chapter 2 and Annex 14, volumes I and II,
chapter 2.

4. Vertical reference system

4.1. Name/designation of system


The vertical reference system corresponds to mean sea level (MSL).

5. Aircraft nationality and registration Marks


The nationality mark for aircraft registered in Nepal is the figure 9, followed by the letter N i.e.
9N. The national mark is followed by a hyphen and a registration mark consisting of 3 letters,
e.g. 9N - ABA.

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6. Public holidays (2010)


S.N Name of the Holiday Day/Date Remarks
.
Sonam Lhosar 16 January
Martyr Day 30 January
Maha Shivratri 12 February
Nepal Democracy Day 19 February
Phagu Purnima (Color Festival) 28 February
International Women Day 8 March
Ramnavami (Birthday of Lord Ram) 24 March
New Year 14 April
Democracy Day 24 April
Labour Day 1 May
Buddha Jayanti 27 May
Republic Day 29 May
Raksha Bandhan (Thread Festival) 24 August
Gaijatra 25 August Only for Kathmandu
Valley
Srikrishna Janmashtami (Birthday of 1 September
Lord Krishna)
Civil Service Day 7 September Only for Govt. Employee
Teej Festival 11 September Only for Women
Rishi Panchamic 12 September Only for Women
Kumari Indrajatra 22 September Only for Kathmandu
Valley
Dashain Festival 8 October
Dashain Festival 14 19 October
Laxmi Puja 5 -7 November
Chhath Puja Festival 12 November
Disabled Employee Day 3 December Only for disabled
employee

Note. 1 Every Saturday is Holiday.

Note. 2 Days of above listed holidays may vary every year and list of holidays
applicable for each calendar year will be published as an AIP Amendment in April
every year

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GEN 2.2 ABBREVIATIONS USED IN AIS PUBLICATION

Abbreviations marked by an asterisk (*) are either different from or not contained in ICAO
Doc 8400.

A BTN Between
ATIS Automatic terminal
information service C
ATM Air traffic management C Degrees Celsius (Centigrade)
ATN Aeronautical CAA* Civil Aviation Authority
telecommunication network CAAN* Civil Aviation Authority of
ATS Air traffic services Nepal
ATTN Attention CAT Category or clear air
ATZ Aerodrome traffic zone turbulence
AUG August CAVOK (to be pronounced "KAV-
AUTH Authorised or Authorisation OH-KAY)" Visibility, cloud
AUW All up weight and present weather better
AUX Auxiliary than prescribed values or
AVASIS Abbreviated visual 'approach conditions
slope indicator system CB, cc Cumulonimbus, cirrocumulus
AVBL Available or availability CDN Coordination (message type
AVG Average designator)
CFM* Confirm or I confirm
AVGAS Aviation gasoline
CH Channel
AWY Airway
CHG* Change or changed
AZM Azimuth
CHG Modification (Message)
CIP Commercial important person
B
B Blue CIV Civil
BA Braking Action CK Check
BCN Beacon (Aeronautical ground CL* Centre - line
light) CLBR Calibration
BCST Broadcast CLD Cloud
BDRY Boundary CLG Calling
BECMG Becoming CLR Clears) or cleared to or
BFR Before clearance
CLSD Close or closed or closing
BKN Broken
BLDG Building CM Centimeter
CMB Climber, climbing
BLW Below
BOMB Bombing CMPL Completion or completed or
complete
BR Mist
CNL Cancel or cancelled or flight
BRF Short (used to indicate the plan cancellation
type of approach desired or CNS Communications navigations
required) and surveillance
BRG Bearing COM Communication
BRKG Braking CONC Concrete
BS Commercial broadcasting COND Condition
station

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CONST Construction or constructed DIST Distance


CONT Continue or continued DLA Delay or Delayed or Delay
COOR Co-ordinate or co-ordination message type
CORDS* Coordinates DLY* Daily
COP Change-over point DME Distance measuring
COR Correct or correction or equipment
corrected DNG Danger or dangerous
COV Cover or covered or covering DOC* Documents)
CPL Current flight plan (message DPT Depth
type designator) DR Dead reckoning
CS* Call sign (used to request a DRG During
call sign DSB Double sideband
CTA Control area DTAM Descend to and maintain
CTAM Climb to and maintain DTG Date-time group
CTC Contact DUR Duration
CTL Control DVOR Doppler VOR
CTN Caution DZ Drizzle
CTR Control zone
OUST Customs E
CW Continuous wave E East or eastern longitude
CWY Clearway EAT Expected approach time
EB East Bound
D EET Estimated elapsed time
D Danger area (followed by EFF* Effective
identification) ELBA Emergency location beacon-
DPI Decision altitude aircraft
DB Decibel (noise level) ELEV Elevation
DCD Double channel duplex ELR Extra long range
DCKG Docking EM Emission
DCS Double channel simplex EMERG Emergency
DCT Direct (in relation to flight EN* English
plan clearances and type or ENE East north east
approach ENG Engine
DEC December ENRT En-route
DEG Degree EOBT Estimated off-block time
DEP Depart or departure (message EQPT Equipment
type
ERC* En-route Chart
designator)
ESE East south east
DES Descend to or descending to
EST Estimated or estimated or
DEST Destination
Estimate (message type
DETRESFA Distress phase designator)
DFTI Distance from touchdown ETA Estimated time of arrival or
indicator estimating arrival
DGCA* Director-General of Civil
ETC* Etcetera
Aviation
DH Decision height ETD* Estimated time of departure
or estimating departure
DISP* Displaced
ETO Estimated time over
DIS* District significant point

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EV Every
EXC Except G
EXER Exercises or exercising or to G Green
exercise G/A Ground-to-air
EXP Expect or expected or G/A/G Ground-to-air and air to
expecting ground
EXTD Extend or extending GCA Ground controlled approach
system or ground controlled
F approach
F Fixed or Degrees Fahrenheit GEN General
FAC Facilities GEO Geographic
FAF Final approach fix GES Ground earth station
FAL Facilitation of international GLD Glider
air transport GM* General Manager
FAP Final approach point GND Ground
FATO Final Approach and Take-off GNDCK Ground check
area GNSS Global navigation satellite
FAX Facsimile transmission system
FCST Forecast GP Glide path
FCT Friction coefficient GPO* General Post Office
FEB February GR Hail
FG Fog GRASS Grass landing area
FIC Flight information center GRVL Gravel
FIR Flight information region GS Ground speed
FIS Flight information services
FL Flight level H
FLG Flashing H* Hours plus minutes past the
FLR Flares hour
FLT Flight H24 Continuous day and night
FLTCK Flight check service
FLUC Fluctuating or fluctuation or HBN Hazard beacon
fluctuated HDF High frequency direction-
FLW Follows or following finding station
FM From HDG Heading
FNA Final approach HEL Helicopter
FOD* Flight Operations Division HEL-L* Light helicopter (radius of
FPL Filed flight plan (message action of 50 NM and capacity
type designator) for evacuation one person
FPM Feet per minute HEL-M* Medium helicopter (radius of
action of 50 to 100 NM and
FREQ Frequency
capacity for evacuation 2-5
FRI Friday
person)
FRNG Firing HEL-H* Heavy helicopter (radius of
FRQ Frequent action of 50 to 100 NM and
FSL Full stop landing capacity for evacuation 2-5
FSS Flight service station persons)
FST First HF High frequency (300 to
FT Feet (dimensional unit) 30000 KHZ)
FU Smoke HGT Height or height above

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HJ Sunrise to sunset INTRP Interrupt or interruption or


HLDG Holding interrupted
HN Sunset to sunrise INTSF Intensify or intensifying
HO Service available to meet INTST Intensity or intensifying
operational requirements IR Ice on Runway
HOL Holiday ISA International standard
HOSP Hospital aircraft atmosphere
HPA Hectopascal ISB Independent sideband
HQ* Headquarters ISOL Isolated
HR Hours I/V Instrument / Visual
HS Service available during
hours of scheduled operations J
HX No specific working hours JAN January
HYR Higher J UL July
HZ Hertz (cycle per second) JUN June

I K
lAC Instrument approach chart KAM Kathmandu NDB coding
IAF Initial approach fix KAT Kathmandu
IAR Intersection of air routes KG Kilogram
IAS Indicated air speed KHZ Kilohertz
IBN Identification beacon KM Kilometers
ID Identifier or identify KMH Kilometers per hour
IDENT Identification KPA Kilopascal
IF Intermediate approach fix KT Knots
IFR Instrument flight rules KTM Kathmandu VOR coding
IGA International general aviation KW Kilowatts
ILS Instrument landing system
IM Inner marker L
IMC Instrument meteorological L Left (Runway identification)
conditions L Locator (see LM, LO)
IMG Immigration LAT Latitude
IMPR Improve or improving LDA Landing distance available
IMT Immediate or immediately LDG Landing
INA Initial approach LDI Landing direction indicator
INBD Inbound LE* Locator East
INCERFA Uncertainty phase LEN Length
INFO Information LF Low frequency (30 to 300
INOP Inoperative KHZ)
INP If not possible LGT Light or lighting
INPR In progress LGTD Lighted
INS Inertial navigation system LIH Light intensity high
INSTL Install or installed or LIL Light intensity low
installation LIM Light intensity medium
INSTR Instrument LLZ Localizer
INT Intersection LM Locator, middle
INTL International LNG Long (used to indicate the
INTRG Interrogator type of approach

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LO Locator, outer MNT Monitor or monitoring or


LOC Local or locally or location or monitored
located MNTN Maintain
LONG Longitude MOC Minimum obstacle clearance
LORAN LORAN (Long range air (required)
navigation system; MOD Moderate (used to qualify
LRG Long range icing, turbulence)
LS* Locator south MON Monday
LSQ Line squall MOV Move or moving or
LT* Local time movement
LTD Limited MPS Metress per second
LV Light and variable (relating to MRG Medium range
wind) MRP ATS/MET reporting point
LVL Level MS Minus
LW* Locator West MSA Minimum sector altitude
LYR Layer or layered MSG Message
MSL Mean sea level
M MT Mountain
M Mach number or meters MTU Metric units
MAG Magnetic MWO Meteorological watch office
MAINT Maintenance
MAP Aeronautical maps and charts N
MAPT Missed approach point N North or northern latitude
MAR March NAV Navigation
MAX Maximum NB Northbound
MAY May NC No change
MCA Minimum crossing altitude NDB Non-directional radio beacon
MCW Modulated commons wave NE North-East
MDA Minimum descent altitude NEB North-Eastbound
MDH Minimum descent height NEG No or Negative
MEA Minimum en-route altitude NGT Night
MEHT Minimum eye height over NIL None or I have nothing to
threshold send to you
MET Meteorological or NM Nautical miles
meteorology NML Normal
METAR Aviation routine weather NNE North North east
report NNW North North west
MHZ Megahertz NOF International NOTAM office
MIL Military NOSIG No significant change (used
MIN Minutes in forecasts)
MINDEF* Ministry of Defense NOTAM A notice containing
MKR Marker radio beacon information concerning the
ML* Statute miles establishment, condition or
MLS Microwave landing system change in any aeronautical
MM Middle marker facility, service, procedure or
hazard, the timely knowledge
MNM Minimum
of which is essential to
MNPS Minimum navigation
personnel concerned with
performance specifications
flight operations

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3 June 2010 NEPAL

NOV November PARA Paragraph


NR Number PARL Parallel
NS Nimbostratus PAX Passengers
NSBS Nepal Sainik Bima Sewa PCN Pavement classification
NW North-west number
NXT Next PER Performance
NAC* Nepal Airlines Corporation PERM Permanent
PIB* Pre-flight information
O bulletin
OAC Oceanic area control centre PJE Parachute jumping exercise
OAS Obstacle assessment surface PLA Practice low approach
OBS Observe or observed or PLN Flight plan
observation PN Prior notice required
OBST Obstacle PNR Point of no return
OBSTR* Obstruction POB Persons on board
OCA Oceanic control area or POSS Possible
Obstacle clearance altitude PPI Plan position indicator
OCC Occulting (light) PPR Prior permission required
OCH Obstacle clearance height PRI Primary
OCL Obstacle clearance limits PRKG Parking
OCNL Occasional or occasionally PROB Probability
OCS Obstacle clearance surface PROC Procedure
OCT October PROV Provisional
OM Outer marker PS Plus
OPA Opaque, white type of ice PSN Position
formation PSP Pierced steel plank
OPM* Operation Manager PSR Primary surveillance radar
OPMET Operational meteorological PT* Point(s)
(information) PTN Procedure turn
OPN Open or opening or Opened PVT* Private
OPR Operator or operate or PWR Power
operative or operating or
operational
Q
OPS Operations
QBI Compulsory IFR flight
O/R On request
QDM Magnetic heading (zero
OUBD Outbound
wind)
OVC Overcast QDR Magnetic bearing
QFE Atmospheric pressure at
P aerodrome elevation (or at
P Prohibited area (followed by runway threshold)
identification) QFU Magnetic orientation of
PALS Precision approach lighting runway
system (specify category) QNH Altimeter sub-scale setting to
obtain elevation when on the
PANS Procedures for air navigation ground
services QTE True bearing
PAPI Precision approach path QUAD Quadrant
indicator
PAR Precision approach radar

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R RPS Radar position symbol


R Red / Radial RPT* Repeat or I repeat
R Restricted area (followed by RQMNTS Requirements
identification) RQP Request flight plan (message
R Right (runway identification) type indicator)
RAC Rules of the air and air traffic RQS Request supplementary flight
services plan (message type
RAD* Radius designator)
RAI Runway alignment indicator RSC Rescue sub-centre
RB Rescue boat RSCD Runway surface condition
RCA Reach cruising altitude RSP Responder beacon
RCC Rescue coordination centre RSR EN-route surveillance radar
RCF Radio communication failure RTE Route
RCL* Runway centre line RTF Radiotelephony
RCLL Runway centre line light(s) RTG Radiotelegraph
RDH Reference datum height (for RTHL Runway threshold light(s)
ILS) RTN Return or returned or
RDO Radio returning
REC Receive or receiver RTS Return to service
REDL Runway edge light(s) RTT Radio teletypewriter
REF referent to or refer to RTZL Runway touchdown zone
REG Registration light(s)
RENL Runway end light(s) RUT Standard regional route
REP Report or reporting or transmitting frequencies
reporting point RV Rescue vessel
REQ Request or requested RVR Runway visual range
RERTE Reroute RWY Runway
RES* Reservations
RFC Radio facility chart S
RG Range (lights) S South or southern latitude
RIF Reclearance in flight SAL* Search and locate
RITE Right (direction of turn) SALS Simple approach lighting
RLLS Runway lead-in lighting system
system SAN Sanitary
RMK Remarks SAP As soon as possible
RNAV Area navigation (to be SAR Search and Rescue
pronounced "AR-NAV") SARPS Standard and Recommended
RNG Radio range Practices (ICAO)
RNP Required navigation SARMC Search and Rescue Mission
performance Coordinator
ROC Rate of climb SAT Saturday
ROD Rate of descent SATCOM Satellite communication
ROFOR Route forecast (in SB Southbound
aeronautical' meteorological SC Stratocumulus
code) SCT Scattered
RON Receiving only SDBY Stand by
RPL Repetitive flight plan SE South-east
RPLC Replace or replaced SEC Seconds

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SECT Sector SSE South South East


SELCAL Selective calling system SSR Secondary surveillance radar
SEP September 'ST Stratus
SER Service or servicing or served STA Straight in approach
SEV Severe (used e.g. to qualify STAR Standard instrument arrival
icing and turbulences ) STD Standard
SFC Surface STF Stratiform
SFL* Sequenced flashing light STN Station
SGL Signal STNR Stationary
SH Showers STOL Short take-off and landing
SID Standard instrument STS Status
departure STWL Stop way light(s)
SIF Selective indentification SUBJ Subject to
feature
SUN Sunday
SIGMET Information concerning en-
SUP Supplement (AIP)
route weather phenomena
which may affect the safety SUPPS Regional supplementary
of aircraft operations. procedures
SIGWX Significant weather Svc Service message
SIMUL Simultaneous or SVCBL Serviceable
simultaneously SW South-west
SKED Schedule or scheduled SWY Stopway
SLW Slow
SMC Surface movement control T
SMR Surface movement radar T Temperature
SPECI Aviation selected special TA Transition altitude
weather report (in TACAN UHF tactical air navigation
aeronautical meteorological aid
code) TAF Aerodrome forecast
SNSBS* Sahi Nepal Sainik Biman TAIL Tail wind
Sewa TAR Terminal area surveillance
SPECIAL Special meteorological report radar
(in abbreviated plain TAS True airspeed
language) TAX Taxiing or taxi
SPL Supplementary flight plan TCU Towering cumulus
(message type designator) TDZ Touchdown zone
SPOT SPOT wind TECR Technical reason
SQ Squall TEL Telephone
SR Sunrise TEMPO Temporary or temporarily
SRA Surveillance radar approach TFC Traffic
SRE Surveillance radar element of TGL Touch-and-go landing
precision approach radar
TGS Taxiing guidance system
system
SRG Short range THR Threshold
SRR Search and rescue region THRU Through
SSB Single side band THU Thursday
SSW South South west TIA* Tribhuvan Int'l Airport
SRY Secondary TIL Until
SS Sunset TKOF Take-off

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TIOF Touchdown and lift off area VDF Very high frequency
TOC Top of climb direction-finding station
TODA Take-off distance available VER Vertical
TOP Cloud top VFR Visual flight rules
TORA Take-off run available VHF Very high frequency (30 to
TP Turning point 300 MHZ)
TR Track VIA By way of
TRA Temporary reserved airspace VIP Very important person
TRANG* Training VIS Visibility
TRANS Transmits or transmitter VLR Very long range
TRL Transition level VMC Visual meteorological
conditions
TS Thunderstorm
VOLMET Meteorological information
TT Teletypewriter
for aircraft in flight
TUE Tuesday VOR VHF omni directional radio
TURB Turbulence range
TVOR Terminal VOR VOT VOR airborne equipment test
TWR Aerodrome control tower or facility
aerodrome control VRB Variable
TWY Taxiway VSA BY visual reference to the
TWYL Taxiway - link ground
TXT* Text VSP Vertical speed
TYP Type or aircraft VTOL Vertical take-off and landing
TYPH Typhoon VVIP* Very very important person

U W
UAB Until advised by W West or western longitude or
UAC Upper area control centre white
UAR Upper air route WAC World Aeronautical Chart -
UFN Until further notice ICAO 1:1000000 scale
UHF Ultra high frequency (300 to WBAR Wing bar lights
3000 MHZ) WDI Wind direction indicator
UIC Upper information centre WDSPR Widespread
UIR Upper flight information WED Wednesday
region WEF With effect from or effective
ULR Ultra long range from
UNL Unlimited W1 Within
UNREL Unreliable WID Width
U/S Unserviceable WIE With immediate effect or
UTA Upper control area effective immediately
UTC Coordinated Universal Time WILCO Will comply
WIP Work in progress
V WNW West north west
VAC Visual approach chart WPT Way-point
VAR Visual-aural radio range or WRNG Warning
magnetic variation WS Wind shear
VASIS Visual approach slope WSW West southwest
indicator system
VCY Vicinity

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3 June 2010 NEPAL

WT Weight XX Heavy (used to qualify


WTSPT Waterspout weather phenomena)
WX Weather
Y
X Y Yellow
X Cross YCZ Yellow caution zone (runway
XBAR Crossbar (of approach lighting)
lighting system) YD Yards
XNG Crossing YR Your
XS Atmospherics

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AIP GEN 2.3-1
NEPAL 3 June 2010

GEN 2.3 CHART SYMBOLS

The aeronautical symbols used on charts contained in the AIP and other aeronautical charts
series listed in GEN 3.2 are shown as follow. They correspond in every series to the
internationally agreed symbols contained in ICAO Annex 4. Aeronautical Charts. Ninth
Edition and the Aeronautical Charts Manual DOC 8679-AN/889. A number of symbols, not
yet internationally recognized, are also included.

1. Aerodromes

1.1. Charts other than approach charts

1.2. Approach charts

1.3. Aerodrome charts

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2. Aerodrome Installation and lights

3. Miscellaneous

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AIP GEN 2.4-1
NEPAL 3 June 2010

GEN 2.4 LOCATION INDICATORS


The location indicators of aerodromes within Nepal, are as follows
1. ENCODE 2.DECODE
Location Indicator Indicator Location
1. BAGLUNG VNBL 1. VNBL BAGLUNG
2. BAITADI VNBT 2. VNBT BAITADI
3. BAJHANG VNBG 3. VNBG BAJHANG
4. BAJURA VNBR 4. VNBR BAJURA
5. BHAIRAHAWA VNBW 5. VNBW BHAIRAHAWA
6. BHARATPUR VNBP 6. VNBP BHARATPUR
7. BHOJPUR VNBJ 7. VNBJ BHOJPUR
8. BIRATNAGAR VNVT 8. VNVT BIRATNAGAR
9. CHANDRAGADHI VNCG 9. VNCG CHANDRAGADHI
10. CHAURJHARI VNRK 10. VNRK CHAURJHARI
11. DANG VNDG 11. VNDG DANG
12. DARCHULA VNDL 12. VNDL DARCHULA
13. DHANGADHI VNDH 13. VNDH DHANGADHI
14. DHORPATAN VNDR 14. VNDR DHORPATAN
15. DOLPA VNDP 15. VNDP DOLPA
16. DOTI VNDT 16. VNDT DOTI
17. GORKHA VNGK 17. VNGK GORKHA
18. JANAKPUR VNJP 18. VNJP JANAKPUR
19. JIRI VNJI 19. VNJI JIRI
20. JOMSOM VNJS 20. VNJS JOMSOM
21. JUMLA VNJL 21. VNJL JUMLA
22. KATHMANDU VNKT 22. VNKT KATHMANDU
23. KANGELDADA VVKL 23 VNKL KANGELDADA
24. LAMIDANDA VNLD 24. VNLD LAMIDANDA
25. LANGTANG VNLT 25. VNLT LANGTANG
26. LUKLA VNLK 26. VNLK LUKLA
27. MAHENDRANAGAR VNMN 27. VNMN MAHENDRANAGAR
28. MANAMAYA KHANIDANDA VNKD 28. VNKD MANAMAYA KHANIDANDA
29. MANANG VNMA 29.VNMA MANANG
30. MEGHAULI VNMG 30. VNMG MEGHAULI
31. NEPALGUNJ VNNG 31. VNNG NEPALGUNJ
32. PHAPLU VNPL 32. VNPL PHAPLU
33. POKHARA VNPK 33. VNPK POKHARA
34. RARA VNRR 34.VNRR RARA
35. RAJBIRAJ VNRB 35. VNRB RAJBIRAJ
36. RAMECHHAP VNRC 36. VNRC RAMECHHAP
37. ROLPA VNRP 37. VNRP ROLPA
38. RUMJATAR VNRT 38. VNRT RUMJATAR
39. SALLEY VNSL 39.VNSL SALLEY
40. SANFEBAGAR VNSR 40.VNSR SANFEBAGAR
41. SIMARA VNSI 41.VNSI SIMARA
42. SIMIKOT VNST 42.VNST SIMIKOT
43. THAMKHARKA VNTH 43.VNTH THAMKHARKA
44. SURKHET VNSK 44.VNSK SURKIET
45. SYANGBOCHE VNSB 45.VNSB SYANGBOCHE
46. TAPLEJUNG VNTJ 46. VNTJ TAPLEJUNG
47. TIKAPUR VNTP 47. VNTP TIKAPUR
48. TUMLINGTAR VNTR 48 VNTR TUMLINGTAR
49. KATHMANDU FIR VNSM 49. VNSM KATHMANDU FIR

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AIP GEN 2.5-1
NEPAL 3 June 2010

GEN 2.5 LIST OF RADIO NAVIGATION AIDS

ID STATION NAME AID PURPOSE


BHP BHARATPUR NDB AE
BRT BIRATNAGAR VOR/DME AE
BWA BHAIRAHAWA VOR/DME AE
DHI DHANGADHI NDB AE
JKP JANAKPUR NDB AE
JPA CHANDRAGADHI NDB AE
KAM KATHMANDU NDB AE
KTM KATHMANDU VOR/DME AE
LNC KATHMANDU LOCATOR NALINCHOWK A
LTH KATHMANDU LOCATOR THECHO A
NGJ NEPALGUNJ VOR/DME AE
NPJ NEPALGUNJ NDB AE
PHR POKHARA NDB/DME AE
SIM SIMARA NDB AE
SMR SIMARA VOR/DME AE
SKT SURKHET NDB AE
TTR TUMLINGTAR NDB AE
VTN BIRATNAGAR NDB AE

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NEPAL 3 June 2010

GEN 2.6 CONVERSION TABLES

NM to KM KM to NM FT to M M to FT
1 Nat = 1.852 KM 1 Km = 0.54 NM 1 FT = 0.3048 M 1 M = 3.281 FT
NM KM KM NM FT M M FT
0.1 0.185 0.1 0.05 1 0.305 1 3.28
0.2 0.370 0.2 0.11 2 0.610 2 6.56
0.3 0.556 0.3 0.16 3 0.914 3 9.84
0.4 0.741 0.4 0.22 4 1.219 4 13.12
0.5 0.926 0.5 0.27 5 1.524 5 16.40
0.6 1.111 0.6 0.32 6 1.829 6 19.69
0.7 1.296 0.7 0.38 7 2.134 7 22.97
0.8 1.482 0.8 0.43 8 2.438 8 26.25
0.9 1.667 0.9 0.49 9 2.743 9 29.53
1 1.852 1 0.54 10 3.048 10 32.81
2 3.704 2 1.08 20 6.096 20 65.62
3 5.556 3 1.62 30 9.144 30 98.43
4 7.408 4 2.16 40 12.192 40 131.23
5 9.260 5 2.70 50 15.240 50 164.04
6 11.112 6 3.24 60 18.288 60 196.85
7 12.964 7 3.78 70 21.336 70 229.66
8 14.816 8 4.32 80 24.384 80 262.47
9 16.668 9 4.86 90 27.432 90 295.28
10 18.520 10 5.40 100 30.480 100 328.08
20 37.040 20 10.80 200 60.960 200 656.17
30 55.560 30 16.20 300 91.440 300 984.25
40 74.080 40 21.60 400 121.920 400 1312.34
50 92.600 50 27.00 500 152.400 500 1640.42
60 111.120 60 32.40 600 182.880 600 1968.50
70 129.640 70 37.80 700 213.360 700 2296.59
80 148.160 80 43.20 800 243.840 800 2624.67
90 166.680 90 48.60 900 274.320 900 2952.76
100 185.200 100 54.00 1000 304.800 1000 3280.84
200 370.400 200 107.99 2000 609.600 2000 6561.68
300 555.600 300 161.99 3000 914.400 3000 9842.52
400 740.800 400 215.98 4000 1219.200 4000 13123.36
500 926.000 500 269.98 5000 1524.000 5000 16404.20
6000 1828.800
7000 2133.600
8000 2438.400
9000 2743.200
10000 3048.00

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From decimal minutes of an arc to seconds of an arc

MIN SEC MIN SEC MIN SEC MIN SEC


0.01 0.6 0.26 15.6 0.51 30.6 0.76 45.6
0.02 1.2 0.27 16.2 0.52 31.2 0.77 46.2
0.03 1.8 0.28 16.8 0.53 31.8 0.78 46.8
0.04 2.4 0.29 17.4 0.54 32.4 0.79 47.4
0.05 3.0 0.30 18.0 0.55 33.0 0.80 48.0
0.06 3.6 0.31 18.6 0.56 33.6 0.81 18.6
0.07 4.2 0.32 19.2 0.57 34.2 0.82 49.2
0.08 4.8 0.33 19.8 0.58 34.8 0.83 49.8
0.09 5.4 0.34 20.4 0.59 35.4 0.84 50.4
0.10 6.0 0.35 21.0 0.60 36.0 0.85 51.0
0.11 6.6 0.36 21.6 0.61 36.6 0.86 51.6
0.12 7.2 0.37 22.2 0.62 37.2 0.87 52.2
0.13 7.8 0.38 22.8 0.63 37.8 0.88 52.8
0.14 8.4 0.39 23.4 0.64 38.4 0.89 53.4
0.15 9.0 0.40 24.0 0.65 39.0 0.90 54.0
0.16 9.6 0.41 24.6 0.66 39.6 0.91 54.6
0.17 10.2 0.42 25.2 0.67 40.2 0.92 55.2
0.18 10.8 0.43 25.8 0.68 40.8 0.93 55.8
0.19 11.4 0.44 26.4 0.69 41.4 0.94 56.4
0.20 12.0 0.45 27.0 0.70 42.0 0.95 57.0
0.21 12.6 0.46 27.6 0.71 42.6 0.96 57.6
0.22 13.2 0.47 28.2 0.72 43.2 0.97 58.2
0.23 13.8 0.48 28.8 0.73 43.8 0.98 58.8
0.24 14.4 0.49 29.4 0.74 44.4 0.99 59.4
0.25 15.0 0.50 30.0 0.75 45.0

From decimal minutes of an arc to seconds of an arc

SEC MIN SEC MIN SEC MIN SEC MIN


1 0.02 16 0.27 31 0.52 46 0.77
2 0.03 17 0.28 32 0.53 47 0.78
3 0.05 18 0.30 33 0.55 48 0.80
4 0.07 19 0.32 34 0.57 49 0.82
5 0.08 20 0.33 35 0.58 50 0.83
6 0.10 21 0.35 36 0.60 51 0.85
7 0.12 22 0.37 37 0.62 52 0.87
8 0.13 23 0.38 38 0.63 53 0.88
9 0.15 24 0.40 39 0.65 54 0.90
10 0.17 25 0.42 40 0.67 55 0.92
11 0.18 26 0.43 41 0.68 56 0.93
12 0.20 27 0.45 42 0.70 57 0.95
13 0.22 28 0.47 43 0.72 58 0.97
14 0.23 29 0.48 44 0.73 59 0.98
15 0.25 30 0.50 45 0.75

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GEN 2.7 SUNRISE/SUNSET TABLES

1. The tables on the following pages have been prepared by the Department of Hydrology &
Meteorology of Nepal for TIA, Kathmandu and are reproduced here with their permission.

1.1. The times in the tables are given in UTC for beginning of civil morning twilight
(TWIL FROM), sunrise (SR) sunset (SS), and end of civil evening twilight (TWIL
TO) for the years from 2005 to 2015.
1.2. The times given for the beginning of civil morning twilight and end of civil evening
twilight are calculated for an altitude of the Sun 6 below the horizon, as commonly
used.
1.3. The tables are calculated for the year 2009, which is used as an "average year" for the
years from 2005 to 2015. In this period, the times on an arbitrary date and place will
deviate less than 2 minutes from the times on the same date and place in the "average
year".

Sunrise-Sunset Table
KATHMANDU/Kathmandu
VNKT
274200N, 0852212E

JANUARY MARCH
Date TWL SR SS TWL Date TWL SR SS TWL
FROM TO FROM TO
1 0054 0109 1134 1149 2 0028 0043 1220 1235
5 0055 0110 1137 1152 6 0024 0039 1222 1237
9 0056 0111 1140 1155 10 0020 0035 1224 1239
13 0056 0111 1141 1156 14 0015 0030 1227 1242
17 0055 0111 1146 1201 18 0011 0026 1229 1244
21 0055 0111 1149 1204 22 0006 0021 1231 1246
25 00_54 0_109 1152 1207 26 0001 0016 1233 1248
29 0052 0107 1155 1210 30 2357 0012 1235 1250

FEBRUARY APRIL
Date TWL SR SS TWL Date TWL SR SS TWL
FROM TO FROM TO
2 0051 0106 1159 1214 3 2352 0007 1237 1252
6 0049 0104 1202 1217 7 2348 0003 1239 1254
10 0046 0101 1205 1220 11 2343 2358 1241 1257
14 0043 0058 1208 1223 15 2339 2354 1244 1254
18 0040 0055 1211 1226 19 2335 2350 1246 1301
22 0037 0052 1214 1229 23 2331 2346 1248 1303
26 0033 0048 1216 1231 27 2327 2342 1250 1305

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MAY SEPTEMBER
Date TWL SR SS TWL Date TWL SR SS TWL
FROM TO FROM TO
1 2324 2339 1252 1307 2 2343 2358 1239 1254
5 2321 2336 1255 1310 6 2345 0000 1234 1249
9 2318 2333 1257 1312 10 2347 0002 1230 1245
13 2316 2331 1259 1314 14 2348 0003 1225 1240
17 2313 2328 1301 1316 18 2350 0005 1220 1235
21 2312 2327 1304 1319 22 2352 0007 1215 1230
25 2310 2325 1306 1321 26 2354 0009 1210 1225
29 2309 2324 1308 1323 30 2356 0011 1206 1221

JUNE OCTOBER
Date TWL SR SS TWL Date TWL SR SS TWL
FROM TO FROM TO
2 2308 2323 1310 1325 4 2358 0013 1201 1216
6 2308 2323 1312 1327 8 0000 0015 1157 1212
10 2308 2323 1313 1328 12 0002 0017 1152 1207
14 2308 2323 1315 1330 16 0005 0020 1148 1203
18 2309 2324 1316 1331 20 0007 0022 1144 1159
22 2309 2324 1317 1332 24 0010 0025 1141 1156
26 2310 2325 1317 1332 28 0013 0028 1138 1153
30 2312 2327 1318 1333

JULY NOVEMBER
Date TWL SR SS TWL Date TWL SR SS TWL
FROM TO FROM TO
4 2313 2328 1318 1333 1 0015 0030 1135 1150
8 2315 2330 1318 1333 5 0018 0030 1132 1147
12 2317 2332 1317 1332 9 0021 0036 1130 1145
16 2319 2334 1316 1331 13 0024 0039 1128 1143
20 2321 2336 1315 1330 17 0027 0042 1126 1141
24 232_3 2338 1313 1328 21 0030 0045 1125 1140
282325 2340 1351 1326 25 0034 0049 1124 1139
29 0037 0052 1124 1139
AUGUST
Date TWL SR SS TWL DECEMBER
FROM TO Date TWL SR SS TWL
1 2327 ' 2342 1308 1323 FROM TO
5 2329 2344 1306 1321 3 0039 0054 1124 1139
9 2331 2346 1303 1318 7 0042 0057 1125 1140
13 2333 2348 1259 1314 11 0045 0100 1125 1140
17 2335 2350 1256 1311 15 0047 0102 1127 1142
21 2337 2352 1252 1307 19 0049 0104 1128 1143
25 2339 2354 1248 1303 23 0051 0106 1130 1145
29 2341 2356 1243 1358 27 0053 0108 1132 1147
31 0054 0109 1134 1149

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GEN.3 SERVICES

GEN 3.1 AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION SERVICES

1. Responsible Service
The aeronautical Information Service, which forms part of the CAAN, ensures the flow of
information necessary for the safety, regularity and efficiency of international and national air
navigation within the area of its responsibility as indicated under GEN 3.1.2. It consists of AIS
headquarter as AIS Division at the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, Head Office and an AIS
Division with International NOTAM office (NOF) located at Tribhuvan International Airport.

1.1. AIS Headquarter


Aeronautical Information Service Division
Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal
Babar Mahal, Kathmandu
TEL: 977-1-4262518, 4262416
Telefax: 977-1-4262516
AFS: VNKTYAYX
Email:- caanais@caanepal.org.np

1.2. International NOTAM Office (NOF)


Aeronautical Information Services Division
Tribhuvan International Airport Civil Aviation Office
Gauchar, Kathmandu
TEL: 977-1-4113033, 4113178
Fax: 977-1-4113111
AFS: VNKTYNYX
The service is provided in accordance with the provisions contained in Annex 15 -Aeronautical
Information Services.

2. Area of Responsibility
The Aeronautical Information Service is responsible for the collection and dissemination of
information for the entire airspace encompassed by the Kathmandu Flight Information Region
(VNSM).

3. Aeronautical Publications

3.1. The aeronautical information is provided in the form of Integrated Aeronautical


Information Package consisting of the following elements:

 Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP);


 Amendment service to the AIP (AIP AMDT);
 Supplement to the AIP (AIP SUP);
 NOTAM and Pre-flight Information Bulletins (PIB);
 Aeronautical Information Circular (AIC); and
 Checklists and list of valid NOTAM

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NOTAM monthly checklists are issued via the Aeronautical Fixed Service (AFS), while
monthly NOTAM Summary of valid NOTAM are issued via mail. PIB are made available at
International NOTAM Office, AIS Division, Tribhuvan International Airport. All other
elements of the package are distributed by air mail.

3.2. Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP)


The AIP is the basic aviation document intended primarily to satisfy international requirements
for the exchange of permanent aeronautical information and temporary changes of long
duration essential for air navigation.

AIP Nepal is published in a single volume in English in a loose-leaf form.

3.3. Amendment Service to the AIP (AIP AMDT)


Amendments to the AIP are made by means of replacement sheets. Two types of AIP AMDT
are produced:

 Regular AIP Amendment (AIP AMDT), issued in accordance with the established
regular interval (ref. GEN 0.1-3) and identified by a light blue cover sheet, incorporates
permanent changes into the AIP on the indicated publication date; and
 AIRAC AIP amendment (AIRAC AIP AMDT), issued in accordance with the AIRAC
system and identified by a pink cover sheet and the acronym-AIRAC, incorporated
operationally significant permanent changes into the AIP on the indicated AIRAC
effective date.
A brief description of the subjects affected by the amendment is given on the AIP Amendment
cover sheet. New information included on the reprinted AIP pages is annotated or identified by
a vertical line in the left margin (or immediately to the left) of the change/addition.

Each AIP page and AIP replacement page introduced by an amendment, including the
amendment cover sheet, are dated. The date consists of the day, month (by name) and year of
the publication date (regular AIP AMDT) or of the AIRAC effective date (AIRAC AIP
AMDT) of the information. Each AIP amendment cover sheet includes references to the serial
number of those elements, if any, of the Integrated Aeronautical Information Package which
have been incorporated in the AIP by the amendment and are consequently cancelled.

Each AIP AMDT and each AIRAC AIP AMDT are allocated a separate serial number which
are consecutive and based on the calendar year. The year, indicated by two digits, is a part of
the serial number of the amendment, e.g. AIP AMDT 1/96; AIRAC AIP AMDT 1/96.

A checklist of AIP pages containing page number/chart title and the publication or effective
date (day, month by name and year) of the information is reissued with each amendment and is
an integral part of the AIP.

3.4. Supplement to the AIP (AIP SUP)


Temporary changes of long duration (three month and longer) and information of short
duration which consists of extensive text and/or graphics, supplementing the permanent
information contained in the AIP, are published as AIP Supplements (AIP SUP). Operationally
significant temporary charges to the AIP are published in accordance with the AIRAC system
and its established effective dates and are identified clearly by the acronym AIRAC AIP SUP.

AIP Supplements are separated by information subject (General - GEN, En-route-ENR and
Aerodromes-AD) and are placed accordingly at the beginning of each AIP Part. Supplements

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are published on yellow paper to be conspicuous and to stand out from the rest of the AIP.
Each AIP Supplement (regular or AIRAC) is allocated a serial number which is conspicuous
and based on the calendar year, i.e. AIP SUP 1/96; AIRAC AIP SUP 1/96.

An AIP Supplement is kept in the AIP as long as all or some of its contents remain valid. The
Period of validity of the information contained in the AIP Supplement will normally be given
in the supplement itself. Alternatively, NOTAM may be used to indicate changes to the period
of validity or cancellation of the supplement.

The checklist of AIP Supplements currently in force is issued in the monthly printed plain
language list of valid summary of NOTAM.

3.5. NOTAM and Pre-flight Information Bulletins (PIB)


NOTAM contain information concerning the establishment, condition or change in any
aeronautical facility, service, procedure or hazard, the timely knowledge of which is essential
for personnel concerned with flight operations. The text of each NOTAM contains the
information in the order shown in the ICAO NOTAM Format and is composed of the
significations/uniform abbreviated phraseology assigned to the ICAO NOTAM Code
complemented by ICAO abbreviations, indicators, identifiers, designator, call signs,
frequencies, figures and plain language. NOTAM are originated and issued for Kathmandu FIR
(VNSM) and are distributed in four series identified by the letters A, B, C and S.

Series A. General rules, en-route navigation and communication facilities, airspace


restrictions and activities taking place and information concerning international aerodrome.

Series B. Containing full information on all aerodromes facilities and procedures


available for use in international distribution to adjacent states only.

Series C. Containing information of concern to national aerodromes only.

Series S (SNOWTAM) In winter season, some aerodromes at higher elevation get snow
falling. Such information concerning snow, slush, ice in the movement areas are issued in the
form of SNOWTAM and made national distribution to the concerned only. NOTAM are
published as and when necessary to disseminate information of direct operational significance
which

a) is of ephemeral nature ;
b) requires advance distribution ; or
c) Immediate dissemination is required

Each NOTAM is assigned a four digits serial number preceded by an appropriate letter
indicating the series and followed by a stroke and two digits indicating the year of issuance.
The serial numbers start with 0001 at 0000 UTC on 1st January every year. A check list of
NOTAM currently in force is issued every month over the AFS. Additionally, a printed plain
language summary of NOTAM in force is sent by airmail to those who had originally received
the NOTAM over the AFS, as well as to others on request.

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3.6. Aeronautical Information Circular (AIC)


The Aeronautical Information Circulars (AIC) contain information on the long-term forecast of
any major changes in legislation, regulation, procedure or facility; information of a purely
explanatory or advisory nature liable to affect flight safety; and information or notification of
an explanatory or advisory nature concerning technical, legislative or purely administrative
matters. AICs are divided by subject and are issued in two series (A and B). AIC Series A
contains information affecting international civil aviation and is given international
distribution, while AIC Series B contains information affecting national aviation only and is
given national distribution.

Each AIC is numbered consecutively within each series on a calendar year basis. The year,
indicated by two digits, is a part of the serial number of the AIC, e.g. AIC A 1/96; AIC B 1/96.
A checklist of AIC currently in force is issued as an AIC once a year.

3.7. Checklist and List of valid NOTAM


A checklist of valid NOTAM is issued monthly via the AFS. The checklist is followed by a
printed list of valid NOTAM distributed by mail to all recipients of the Integrated Aeronautical
Information Package. It contains a plain language (in English) presentation of the valid
NOTAM and information about the number of the latest issued AIP AMDT, AIRAC AIP
AMDT, AIP SUP and AIC as well as the number of the elements issued under the AIRAC that
will become effective or, if none, the NIL AIRAC notification.

3.8. Sale of Publication


The AIP may be purchased from the Aeronautical Information Services; Civil Aviation
Authority of Nepal, Babar Mahal at US $ 80 (Plus US $ 20 for postage); The fee for the AIP
AMDT service is US $ 10 per year ((Plus US $ 10 for postage, to be paid in advance). AIP
supplements and Aeronautical circulars are available free of charge to all subscribers of the
AIP.

4. AIRAC System

4.1. In order to control and regulate the operationally significant changes requiring
amendments to charts, route-manuals etc., such changes, whenever possible, will be issued on
predetermined dates according to the AIRAC System. This type of information will be
published as an AIRAC AIP AMDT or an AIRAC AIP SUP. If an AIRAC AMDT or SUP
cannot be produced due to lack of time, NOTAM clearly marked AIRAC will be issued. Such
NOTAM will immediately be followed by an AMDT or SUP.

4.2. The table below indicates AIRAC effective dates for the coming years. AIRAC
information will be issued so that the information will be received by the user not later than 28
days, and for major changes not later than 56 days, before the effective date. At AIRAC
effective date, a trigger NOTAM will be issued giving a brief description of the contents,
effective date and reference number of the AIRAC AIP AMDT or AIRAC AIP SUP that will
become effective on that date. Trigger NOTAM will remain in force as a reminder in the PIB
until the new checklist/list is issued.
If no information was submitted for publication at the AIRAC date, a NIL notification will be
issued by NOTAM not later than one AIRAC cycle before the AIRAC effective date
concerned.

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AIRAC effective dates (28-day cycle)


2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

17 Jan 15 Jan 14 Jan 13 Jan 12 Jan


14 Feb 12 Feb 11 Feb 10 Feb 09 Feb
13 Mar 12 Mar 11 Mar 10 Mar 08 Mar
10 Apr 09 Apr 08 Apr 07 Apr 05 Apr
08 May 07 May 06 May 05 May 03 May
05 Jun 04 Jun 03 Jun 02 Jun 31 May
03 Jul 02 Jul 01 Jul 30 Jun 28 Jun
31 Jul 30 Jul 29 Jul 28 Jul 26 July
28 Aug 27 Aug 26 Aug 25 Aug 23 Aug
25 Sep 24 Sep 23 Sep 22 Sep 20 Sep
23 Oct 22 Oct 21 Oct 20 Oct 18 Oct
20 Nov 19 Nov 18 Nov 17 Nov 15 Nov
18 Dec 17 Dec 16 Dec 15 Dec 13 Dec

5. Pre-flight Information Service at Aerodrome


Pre-flight information is available at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) AIS Division.

Daily Pre-flight Information Bulletin (PIB) Route bulletins and list of valid NOTAM are
available for distribution at the aerodrome AIS units. Post-flight information forms, for
annotation by crews of information concerning the state and operation of air navigation
facilities etc; are available at the Aeronautical Information Service Division at TIA.

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GEN 3.2 AERONAUTICAL CHARTS

1. Responsible Services

1.1. CAAN provides a wide range of aeronautical charts to be used in civil aviation.
The Aeronautical Information Service produces the charts which are part of the AIP; all other
aeronautical charts are produced by the Department of Survey. Charts, suitable for pre-flight
planning and briefing, are available for reference at aerodrome AIS units. (Their addresses can
be found under paragraph 3 below.) The charts are produced in accordance with the provisions
contained in ICAO Annex 4 -Aeronautical Charts. Differences to these provisions are detailed
in subsection GEN 1.7.

2. Maintenance of Charts

2.1. The aeronautical charts included in the AIP are kept up to date by amendments
to the AIP. Information concerning the planning for or issuance of new maps and charts is
notified by Aeronautical Information Circular.

2.2. If incorrect information detected on published charts is of operational


significance, it is corrected by NOTAM.

3. Purchase Arrangements

3.1. The charts as listed under paragraph 4, of this subsection may be obtained
from the:
Aeronautical Information Service Division
Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal
Babar Mahal, Kathmandu
Tel: 977-1-4262518, 4262532
Fax: 977-1-4262516
AFS: VNKTYAYX

4. Aeronautical Chart Series Available

4.1. The following series of aeronautical charts are produced:

a) Aerodrome Chart - ICAO


b) Aerodrome Obstacle Chart - ICAO Type A / Type B
c) En route Chart
d) Terminal Area Chart - ICAO
e) Standard Departure Chart - Instrument (SID) - ICAO
f) Standard Arrival Chart Instrument (STAR) - ICAO
g) Instrument Approach Chart ICAO
h) Aeronautical Chart of Nepal 1:500,000

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4.2. General Description of each Series

a) Aerodrome Chart - ICAO (TIA, Kathmandu)

This chart contains detailed aerodrome data to provide flight crews with information
that will facilitate the ground movement of aircraft:

 from the aircraft stand to the runway; and


 from the runway to the aircraft stand

It also provides essential operational information.

b) Aerodrome obstacle Chart-ICAO type A (Operating Limitations) TIA Kathmandu

This contains detailed information on obstructions in the take-off flight path. It is


shown in plan and profile view. This obstruction information provides the data
necessary to enable operator to comply with the operating limitations of ICAO Annex
6, Part I and II, Chapter 5.

c) En-route Chart

This chart is produced for the entire Kathmandu FIR. The aeronautical data include all
aerodromes, prohibited, restricted and danger areas and the air traffic services system.
This chart provides the flight crew with information to facilitate navigation along ATS
routes.

d) Terminal Area Chart - ICAO

This chart is produced when the air traffic services routes or position reporting
requirements are complex and cannot be shown on en-route chart - ICAO. It shows, in
more detail those aerodromes that affect terminal routings prohibited, restricted and
danger areas and the air traffic services system. This chart provides the flight crew with
information to facilitate the various phases of instrument flight:

 the transition between the en-route phase and the approach to an aerodrome;
 the transition between the take-off / missed approach and the en-route phase of
flights; and
 flights through areas of complex ATS routes or airspace structure.

e) Standard Departure Chart-Instrument- (SID) - ICAO

This chart is produced whenever a standard departure route-instrument has been


established and cannot be shown with sufficient clarity on the Area Chart - ICAO

The aeronautical data shown include the aerodrome of departure, aerodrome(s) which
affect the designated standard departure route-instrument, restricted, prohibited and
danger areas and the air traffic services system. This chart provides the flight crew with
information that will enable them to comply with the designated standard departure
route instrument from the take off phase to the en-route phases.

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f) Standard Arrival Chart - Instrument (STAR) - ICAO

This chart is produced whenever a standard arrival route-instrument has been


established and cannot be shown with sufficient clarity on the Area Chart - ICAO.

The aeronautical data shown include the aerodrome of landing aerodrome(s) which
affect the designated standard arrival route - instrument, prohibited, restricted and
danger areas and the air traffic services system. This chart provides the flight crew with
information that will enable them to comply with the designated arrival route -
instrument from the en-route phase to the approach phase.

g) Instrument Approach Chart - ICAO

This chart is produced for all aerodromes used by civil aviation where instrument
approach procedures have been established. A separate Instrument Approach Chart -
ICAO has been provided for each approach procedure.

The aeronautical data shown include information on aerodromes, prohibited, restricted


and danger areas, radio communication facilities and navigation aids, minimum sector
altitude, procedure track portrayed in plan and profile view, aerodrome operating
minimum, etc.

This chart provides the flight crew with information that will enable them to perform an
approved instrument approach procedure to the runway of intended landing including
the missed approach procedure and where applicable, associated holding patterns.

5. Topographical Charts
To supplement the aeronautical charts a wide range of topographical charts are available from:

Topographical Survey Branch


Department of Survey
Government of Nepal
Kathmandu

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GEN 3.3 AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES

1. Responsible Service
Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) is the responsible authority for the provision of air
traffic services within the Kathmandu FIR (VNSM).

Director General
Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal
Babar Mahal, Kathmandu Nepal.
TEL: 977-1-4262387, 4262532
Fax: 977-1-4262516
AFS: VNKTYAYX
Email: dgca@caanepal.org.np
The services are provided in accordance with the provisions contained in the following ICAO
documents;

Annex 2 - Rules of the Air

Annex 11 - Air Traffic Services

Doc 4444 - Procedures for Air Navigation Services - Air Traffic Management
(PANS -ATM)

Doc 8168 - Procedures for Air Navigation Services - Aircraft Operations


(PANS - OPS)

Doc 7030 - Regional Supplementary Procedures

Differences to these provisions are detailed in subsection GEN 1.7.

2. Area of Responsibility
Air traffic services are provided for the entire territory of Nepal.

3. Types of Services
The following types of services are provided:

 Flight Information Service (FIS) and Alerting Service (ALRS)


 Area Control and
 Radar
The following types of services are provided at Aerodromes,

 Aerodrome Control (TWR);


 Surface Movement Control at Kathmandu, TIA;
 Approach Control (APP) at Biratnagar, Bhairahawa, Simara and Nepalgunj
 Approach Control (APP) / Radar Control (RDR) at Kathmandu, TIA
 Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS) at Kathmandu, TIA
 Aerodrome Flight Information Service (AFIS).

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Air Traffic control is exercised;

a) On airways, covering the main ATS routs;


b) In Terminal Control Area,
c) In control zones at controlled aerodromes equipped with approach and/or landing aids.

4. Co-ordination between the Operator and ATS


Co-ordination between the operators and air traffic services is affected in accordance with 2.16
of Annex 11.

5. Minimum Flight Altitude


The minimum flight altitudes on the ATS routes, as presented in section ENR 3, have been
determined so as to ensure a minimum vertical clearance above the controlling obstacle in the
area concerned.

6. ATS Units Address List


Unit Name Postal Address Telephone NR Fax NR AFS address
1 2 3 4 5
KATHMANDU Tribhuvan Int'l
ACC Airport, Gauchar 977-1-4113259 977-1-4113296 VNKTZRZX
Kathmandu
KATHMANDU Tribhuvan Int'l
APP Airport, Gauchar 977-1-4113258 977-1-4113296 VNKTZAZX
Kathmandu
KATHMANDU Tribhuvan Int'l
TOWER Airport, Gavchar 977-1-4113160 VNKTZTZX
Kathmandu
INTERNATIONAL Tribhuvan Int'l
NOTAM Airport, Gauchar 977-1-4113178 977-1-4113411 VNKTYNYX
OFFICE Kathmandu

ATS Tribhuvan Int'l


REPORTING Airport, Gauchar 977-1-4113165 VNKTZPZX
OFFICE Katmandu

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GEN 3.4 COMMUNICATION SERVICES

1. Responsible Service
The responsible service for the provision of telecommunication and navigation facility services
in Nepal is the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

Director General
Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal
Babar Mahal, Kathmandu Nepal.
TEL: 977-1-4262387, 4262532
Fax: 977-1-4262516
AFS: VNKTYAYX
Email: dgca@caanepal.org.np
The service is provided in accordance with the provisions contained in the following ICAO
documents:

a) Annex 10 - Aeronautical Telecommunications


b) Doc 8400 - procedures for Air Navigation Services - ICAO Abbreviation and
Codes (PANS - ABC)
c) Doc 8585 - Designators for Aircraft Operating Agencies, Aeronautical Authorities
and Services
d) Doc 7030 - Regional Supplementary procedures
e) Doc 7910 - Location Indicators

Differences to these provisions are detailed in subsection GEN 1.7.

2. Area of Responsibility
Communication services are provided for the entire Kathmandu FIR. Arrangements for such
services on continuing basis should be made with the Director General, Civil Aviation
Authority of Nepal, who is also responsible for the application of the regulations concerning
the design, type and installations of aircraft radio stations. Responsibility for the day-to-day
operation of these services is vested in airport managers located at each aerodrome. Enquiries,
suggestions or complaints regarding any telecommunication service should be referred to the
relevant Airport Manager/General Manager TIA or to DG CAAN, as appropriate.

3. Types of Service

3.1. Radio navigation services


The following types of radio aids to navigation are available:

a) LF/MF non-directional beacon (NDB)


b) VHF omnidirectional radio range (VOR)
c) Distance measuring equipment (DME)

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3.2. Mobile/Fixed Services


Mobile Service
The aeronautical stations maintain a continuous watch on their stated frequencies during the
published hours of service unless otherwise notified.

An aircraft should normally communicate with the air-ground control radio station that
exercises control in the area in which the aircraft is flying. Aircraft should maintain a
continuous watch on the appropriate frequency of the control station and should not abandon
watch, except in an emergency, without informing the control radio station.

Fixed Service
The message to be transmitted over the Aeronautical Fixed Service (AFS) are accepted only if,

a) they satisfy the requirements of Annex 10, Vol. II Chapter 3,3.3;


b) they are prepared in the form specified in Annex 10;
c) the text of an individual message does not exceed 200 groups.

General aircraft operating agency messages (priority KK) are only accepted for transmission to
countries that have agreed to accept Class "B" traffic.

3.3. Broadcasting Service


The following broadcast is available for the use of aircraft in flight: -

a) VHF Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS) broadcast

STATION CALL SIGN / FREQ HOURS REMARKS


IDENTIFICATION MHz UTC
1 2 3 4 5
Kathmandu/ Tribhuvan 127.0 24 HRs Blank Periods on the ATIS broadcast
Tribhuvan Int'l Airport Pilots are advised that during the
Int'l Airport process of updating the ATIS
information there will be a period of
30 to 60 seconds of silence prior to
the commencement of the next cycle
of transmission.

Alphabetical Reference
All ATIS broadcast will include
alphabetical reference for
identification in the ATIS message,
beginning each day with the alphabet
letter 'ALFA', then following up with
letter 'BRAVO' at the next broadcast
until the last alphabet 'ZULU' is
reached after which subsequent
broadcast letter 'ALFA'.

Updating of Data as per requirement

3.4. Language used: English

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3.5. Where detailed information can be obtained


Details of the various facilities available for the en-route traffic can be found in
Part 2, ENR 4.

Details of the facilities available at the individual aerodromes can be found in the relevant
sections of Part 3 (AD). In case where a facility is serving both the en-route traffic and the
aerodromes, details are given in the relevant sections of Part 2 (ENR) and Part 3 (AD)

4. Requirements and Conditions


The requirements of the Communication Services and the general conditions under which the
communication services are available for international use, as well as the requirements for the
carriage of radio equipment, are contained in the Civil Aviation Regulations of Nepal, .

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6. Aeronautical Fixed Services: Radio Telephony

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7. Aeronautical Fixed Services


AERONAUTICAL FIXED SERVICES - INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC CIRCUIT
TYPE OF RADIO

REMARKS
STATION CORESPONDENT

TRAFFIC
TYPE OF

HOURS+
CHANNEL FREQUENCIES
LOCATION TRANS REC
NAME CALL NAME CALL SIGN
INDICATOR KHZ KHZ
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
BEIJING V-SAT
AFS
KATHMANDU VNKT CULCUTTA LTT H24
AFS
MUMBAI SAT.COM
KATHMANDU VNKT KATH BAJHANG BAJHANG RTF/SSB 5858.0 5858.0 HS***
RADIO INFO 3380.5 3380.5
BAJURA BAJURA RTF/SSB 5858.0 5858.0 HS***
INFO 3380.5 3380.5
BHARATPUR BHARATPUR RTF/SSB 5858.0 5858.0 HS*
TOWER 3380.5 3380.5
BHAIRAHAWA BHAIRAHAWA RTF/SSB 5858.0 5858.0 HS*
TOWER 3380.5 3380.5
BHOJPUR BHOJPUR RTF/SSB 5805.5 5805.5 HS**
INFO 3280.25 3280.25
BIRATNAGAR BIRATNAGAR RTF/SSB 5805.5 5805.5 HJ*
TOWER 3280.25 3280.25
CHANDRAGADHI CHANDRAGADHI RTF/SSB 5805.5 5805.5 HS***
INFO 3280.25 3280.25
DHANGADHI DHANGADHI RTF/SSB 5858 5858 HS***
INFO 3380.5 3380.5
DOLPA DOLPA RTF/SSB 5858 5858 HS**
INFO 3380.5 3380.5
JANAKPUR JANAKPUR RTF/SSB 5805.5 5805.5 HJ*
TOWER 3280.25 3280.25
JOMSOM JOMSOM RTF/SSB 5858 5858.0 HS**
INFO 3380.5 3380.5
JUMLA JUMLA 5858 5858.0 HS*
INFO 3380.5 3380.5
KANGELI DANDA KANGELI RTF/SSB 5858 5858.0 HS***
INFO 3380.5 3380.5
LAMIDANDA LAMIDANDA RTF/SSB 5805.5 5805.5 HS***
INFO 3280.25 3280.25
LUKLA LUKLA RTF/SSB 5805.5 5805.5 HS**
INFO 3280.25 3280.25
MAHENDRNAGAR MAHENDRANAGAR RTF/SSB 5858 5858.0 HS***
INFO 3380.5 3380.5
NEPALGUNJ NEPALGUNJ RTF/SSB 5858 5858.0 HJ*
TOWER 3380.5 3380.5

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AERONAUTICAL FIXED SERVICES - INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC CIRCUIT


TYPE OF RADIO

REMARKS
STATION CORESPONDENT

TRAFFIC
TYPE OF

HOURS+
CHANNEL FREQUENCIES
LOCATION TRANS REC
NAME CALL NAME CALL SIGN
INDICATOR KHZ KHZ
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
KATHMANDU VNKT KATH PHAPLU PHAPLU RTF/SSB 5805.5 5805.5 HS**
RADIO INFO 3280.25 3280.25
POKHARA POKHARA RTF/SSB 5858.0 5858.0 HS*
TOWER 3380.5 3380.5
RAJBIRAJ RAJBIRAJ RTF/SSB 5805.5 5805.5 HS***
INFO 3280.25 3280.25
RAMECHHAP RAMFCHHAP RTF/SSB 5805.5 5805.5 HS***
INFO 3280.25 3280.25
CHAURIJHARI RUKUMKOT RTF/SSB 5858.0 5858.0 HS***
INFO 3380.5 3380.5
RUMJATAR RUMJATAR RTF/SSB 5805.5 5805.5 HS***
INFO 3280.25 3280.25
SALLEY SALLEY RTF/SSB 5858 5858.0 HS***
INFO 3380.5 3380.5
SIMARA SIMARA RTF/SSB 5858 5858.0 HS*
TOWER 3380.5 3380.5
SIMIKOT SIMIKOT RTF/SSB 5858 5858.0 HS**
INFO 3380.5 3380.5
SURKHET SURKHET RTF/SSB 5858 5858.0 HS*
INFO 3380.5 3380.5
TUMLINGTAR TUMLINGTAR RTF/SSB 5805.5 5805.5 HS***
INFO 3280.25 3280.25
TAPLEJUNG TAPLEJUNG RTF/SSB 5858.0 5858.0 HS**
INFO 3280.25 3280.25
MANANG MANANG RTF/SSB 5805.5 5805.5 HS**
INFO 3280.25 3280.25
DANG DANG RTF/SSB 5805.5 5805.5 HS***
INFO 3280.25 3280.25

+ Operation hours subject to change will be notified by NOTAM.


*Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec 0100-1215 UTC Mar., Apr., Sept., Oct. 0030-1245 UTC May, June, July, Aug 0015-1300
UTC
** Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec 0100-0645 UTC Mar., Apr., Sept., Oct. 0030-0645 UTC May, June, July, Aug 0015-0645
UTC
***Nov 16 Feb 15 10.00LT 16.00LT, Feb 16 Nov 15 10.00LT 17.00LT

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GEN 3.5 METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES

1. Responsible Service
The Department of Hydrology & Meteorology provide the meteorological services for Civil
Aviation.

Director General,
Department of Hydrology and Meteorology
P.O.Box. 406, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu
TEL: 977-1-4255920, 4262374,
Email: dg@dhm.gov.np
AFTN: VNKTYMYX
The service is provided in accordance with the provisions contained in the following ICAO
documents:

Annex 3 - Meteorological Services for International Air Navigation

Doc 7030 - Regional Supplementary Procedures

Doc 9673 - Air Navigation Plan-Asia and the Pacific

Differences to these provisions are detailed in subsection GEN 1.7.

2. Area of Responsibility
Meteorological service is provided within the Kathmandu FIR.

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3. Meteorological observation and reports


Table GEN 3.5.3 Meteorological observations and reports
Type &
frequency of Types of MET
observation/ reports & Climato-
automatic Supplementary logical
Name of Station/ observing Information Observation System Hours of informa-
Location indicator equipment Included & Site(s) operation tion
1 2 3 4 5 6
TRIBHUVAN INT'L Half hourly METAR SFC wind sensor. 0015-1845 Nil
AIRPORT/ VNKT SPECI Cup anemometer
TREND located 100 m from
TAF C/L of RWY; temp.
sensors on the
terrace of O/A
building 10 m above
the RWY.

POKHARA/VNPK Hourly METAR SFC wind sensor, HJ* Nil


SPECI temp and dew point
sensors located 50 m
from the C/L of
RWY.

BHAIRAHAWA/VNBW Hourly METAR Wind, Temp and HJ* Nil


SPECI dew point sensors
located 50 m from
the CIL of RWY.

NEPALGUNJ/VNNG Hourly METAR Wind, Temp and HJ* Nil


SPECI dew point sensors
located 50 m from
the CIL of RWY.

SIMARA/VNSI Hourly METAR Wind, Temp and HJ* Nil


SPECI dew point sensors
located 50 m from
the C/L of RWY

BIRATNAGAR/VNVT Hourly METAR Wind, Temp and HJ* Nil


SPECI dew point sensors
located 50 m from
the C/L of RWY.

*Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec 0100-1215 UTC Mar., Apr., Sept., Oct. 0030-1245 UTC May, June, July, Aug 0015-1300
UTC

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4. Types of Services

4.1. Observational Data and Forecasts


Routine and selected special observation reports on current weather, terminal aerodrome and
landing forecasts with trend for Tribhuvan International Airport, forecasts for en-route weather
condition and special weather warning for Kathmandu valley are issued.

4.2. Met Briefing


Oral briefing for current flight operation and for advance operational planning of international
flights as well as for domestic flights is provided in person using displayed weather charts and
satellite cloud pictures and other meteorological aids to the pilot-in-command or his
representative prior to departure (in the Met. Forecasting Division O/A building, TIA).

4.3. Flight Documentation


Flight documentation consisting of Kathmandu aerodrome forecast and terminal forecasts for
destination and alternate aerodromes in abbreviated tabular form together with tabular
forecasts of en-route weather are issued.

4.4. Relaying of Sigmet


All Sigmet information's received from terminals outside Nepal are relayed to the out going
aircraft in flight by the Met. office through ATS radio Channels.

5. Notification Required from Operators


Notification from operators in respect of briefing, consultation, flight documentation and other
meteorological information needed by them (ref Annex 3, 2.3) is normally required sufficiently
in advance for scheduled flights. However, no such notification is required subject to the
provision of bi-lateral agreement. For non scheduled flights a prior notification should be made
at least 24 hours before.

6. Aircraft Reports

6.1. Air reports at major ATS routes and aerodromes shall be made by all aircraft.

6.2. Special observations shall be made whenever the following weather


phenomenon are encountered or observed-

a) severe turbulence; or
b) severer icing; or
c) severe mountain wave; or
d) thunderstorm without hail, that are obscured, embedded, widespread or in squall lines;
or
e) thunderstorm with hail, that are obscured, embedded, widespread or in squall lines; or
f) heavy dust storm or heavy sandstorm; or
g) volcanic ash cloud; or
h) pre-eruption activity or a volcanic eruption

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6.3. Reporting of Low Level Wind Shear


6.3.1. Pilots encountering wind shear shall report to ATC as soon as possible, when
reporting it on radio telephony, the information should be transmitted in the following order

a) Aircraft Call Sign;


b) WIND SHEAR Report;
c) Time (occurrence);
d) Position (of wind shear);
e) Intensity (moderate, strong or severe); and
f) Average Height of Wind Shear Layer.

6.3.2. On receipt of wind- shear report from a pilot, ATC will pass it to other aircraft
in the vicinity. This will also be broadcasted in the ATIS for the next half an hour unless
subsequent report indicates that wind shear no longer exists.

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7. VOLMET service
Table GEN 3.5 - 7 VOLMET service
CALL SIGN Aerodrome/ REP, SIGMET
Name of Identification Broadcast Hours of Heliports INFO, FCST &
station (EM) Frequency Period service included Remarks
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

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8. SIGMET, AIRMET Service


Types of
Location FIR of CTA SIGMENT/ Specific ATS unit Additional
Indicators Hours served validity procedures served information
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

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9. Other Automated Meteorological Services


Table 3.5.9 other automated meteorological services
Area, route
Information and aerodrome Telephone, and Fax number
Service Name available coverage Remarks
1 2 3 4
Meteorological METAR Kathmandu Telephone: 977-1-4473382
Forecasting TAF FIR 977-1-4473268
Division AFS: VNKTYMYX

ATIS METAR Kathmandu Telephone: 977-1-4113160


Broadcast TMA Fax: 977-1-4113296
AFS: VNKTYMYX

Note. Details of meteorological briefing at aerodromes are given in the


individual aerodrome sections, i.e. AD2.

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GEN 3.6 SEARCH AND RESCUE

1. Responsible Service(s)
The search and rescue service in provided by Nepal is organized by the Civil Aviation
Authority of Nepal in collaboration with Government of Nepal; which has the responsibility
for making the necessary facilities available. The postal and telegraphic addresses of the Civil
Aviation Authority of Nepal are given on page GEN 1.1-1.

When SAR operations are needed, a Rescue Co-ordination Center is established; the address is
as follows:

Rescue Co-ordination Center


Tribhuvan International Airport
Kathmandu
TEL: 977-1-4113297
Fax: 977-1-4113296
AFS: VNKTYDYX
The service is provided in accordance with the provisions contained in Annex 12 Search and
Rescue.

2. Area of Responsibility
The search and rescue service is responsible for SAR operations within Kathmandu FIR.

3. Types of Service
Details of related rescue units are given in Table 3.6.3-Search and Rescue Units. In addition,
various elements of Nepal Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, Municipal and Local
bodies, airline operator and other public private entities are also available for search and rescue
missions, when required. The aeronautical and public telecommunication services are also
available to the search and rescue organization.

All aircraft carry survival equipment, consisting of medical supplies, emergency rations and
survival radio equipment. Aircraft and ground rescue teams are equipped to communicate on
121.5 MHz.

Table 3.6.3 Search and Rescue Units


Name Location Facilities Remarks
1 2 3 4
NSBS Kathmandu Aeroplanes Type of aircraft to be used will also
Helicopters be made available from the
operators as required by SARMC

4. SAR Agreements
No formal SAR agreement exists between the government of Nepal and adjacent countries.
However, facilitation of entry for SAR purposes is coordinated on the inter-area speech circuits
with neighboring rescue coordination centers and air traffic control centers.

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5. Condition of Availability
Although specific SAR aircraft are not immediately available in Nepal, other organizations
will, on request, provide assistance of aircraft, equipment and personnel for the conduct of air
searches.

6. Procedures and signals used

6.1. Procedures and signals used by aircraft


Procedures for pilots-in-command observing an accident or intercepting a distress call and/or
message are outlined in Annex 12, Chapter 5.

6.2. Communications
Transmission and reception of distress message within the Kathmandu FIR Search and Rescue
Area are handled in accordance with Annex 10, Volume II, Chapter 5, paragraph 5.3.

The frequency 121.5 MHz is guarded continuously during the hours of service at the control
tower Kathmandu.

6.3. Search and Rescue Signal


The Search and rescue signal to be used are those prescribed in ICAO Annex 12, Chapter 5,
paragraph 5.10

Ground/air visual signal codes for use by survivors


No Message Code Symbol
1. Require Assistance
2. Require Medical Assistance 
3. No or Negative N
4. Yes or Affirmative Y
5. Proceeding in this direction
Instruction for use

a) Make signals not less than 8 ft (2.5 m)


b) Take care to lay out signals exactly as shown
c) Provide as much color contrast as possible between signals and background
d) Make every effort to attract attention by other means such as radio, flares, smoke,
reflected light.

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GEN 4. CHARGES FOR AERODROMES AND AIR


NAVIGATION SERVICES

GEN 4.1 AERODROME CHARGES

1. Landing of Aircraft

1.1. Unless specifically exempted by the Government of Nepal, a landing fee shall
be paid in respect of all aircraft landing at aerodromes administered by the Civil Aviation
Authority of Nepal.

1.2. For the purpose of assessing the fee, the total weight of an aircraft shall be the
maximum permissible takeoff weight as specified in the relevant certificate of airworthiness or
manufacturer's approved flight manual.

1.3. The owner, commander or the agent is required to submit the original or
certified true copy of documentary proof of the total weight as specified in paragraph 1.2
above. In the event of non-availability of the documentary proof, the computation of charges
would be based on the maximum permissible takeoff weight of that aircraft model/series as
shown in Jane's All the world's aircraft book.

1.4. The owner, commander or the agent, who is eligible, can pay landing fees in
Nepalese currency at a convertible rate fixed by the central bank of Nepal for the particular day

1.5. Landing Fees:

a) International Flights

Aircraft Weight (Kg) Fees


Up to 10.000 Kgs. $ 1.25 per 1000 Kgs.
10,001 Kgs. ~ 25,000 Kgs. $ 12.25 Plus $ 2.50 for each
1000 Kgs. in excess of 10,000 Kgs.
25,001 Kgs. ~ 50,000 Kgs. $ 49.00 Plus $ 3.75 for each
1000 Kgs. in excess of 25,000 Kgs.
50,001 Kgs. ~ 75,000 Kgs. $ 140.50 Plus $ 6.00 for each
1000 Kgs. in excess of 50,000 Kgs.
75,00,1 Kgs. ~ 100,000 Kgs. $ 293.25 Plus $ 7.35 for each
1000 Kgs. in excess of 75,000 Kgs.
Any Part Over 100,000 Kgs. $ 475.00 Plus $ 8.55 for each
1000 Kgs. in excess of 100,000 Kgs.

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b) Domestic Flights (Tribhuvan International and Pokhara Airport)

Aircraft Weight (Kg) Fees


Up to 10.000 Kgs. Rs. 55.00 per 1000 Kgs.
10,001 Kgs. ~ 25,000 Kgs. Rs. 550.00 Plus Rs. 110.00 for each
1000 Kg s. in excess of 10.000 Kgs.
25,001 Kgs. ~ 50,000 Kgs. Rs. 2200.00 Plus Rs. 165.00 for each
1000 Kgs. in excess of 25,000 Kgs.
Any Part Over 50,000 Kgs. Rs. 6325.00 Plus Rs. 220.00 for each
in excess of 50,000 Kgs.
c) Domestic Flights ( Bhadrapur, Biratnagar, Simara, Bhairahawa (Gautam Buddha),
Nepalgunj, Lukla, Jomsom and Meghauli Airports)

Aircraft Weight (Kg) Fees


Up to 10.000 Kgs. Rs. 40.00 per 1000 Kgs.
10,001 Kgs. ~ 20,000 Kgs. Rs. 400.00 Plus Rs. 80.00 for each
1000 Kgs. in excess of 10.000 Kgs.
Any Part Over 20,000 Kgs. Rs. 1200.00 Plus Rs. 120.00 for each
in excess of 20.000 Kgs.
d) Domestic Flights (Janakpur, Bharatpur, Surkhet. Dhangadhi and Mahendranagar
airports)

Aircraft Weight (Kg) Fees


Up to 10,000 Kgs. Rs. 30.00 per 1000 Kgs.
10,001 Kgs. ~ 20,000 Kgs. Rs. 300.00 Plus Rs. 60.00 for each
1000 Kgs. in excess of 10,000 Kgs.
Any Part Over 20,000 Kgs. Rs. 900.00 Plus Rs. 90.00 for each
1000 Kgs. in excess of 20,000 Kgs.
e) Domestic Flights (Taplejung, Lamidanda, Tumlingtar, Dolpa, Jumla and Simikot
airports)

Aircraft Weight (Kg) Fees


Up to 10,000 Kgs. Rs. 25.00 per 1000 Kgs.
10.001 Kgs. ~ 20,000 Kgs. Rs. 250.00 Plus Rs. 50.00 for each
1000 Kgs. in excess of 10,000 Kgs.
Any Part Over 20,000 Kgs. R s. 750.00 Plus Rs. 75.00 for each
in excess of 20,000 Kgs.
f) Domestic Flights (Other Airports)

Aircraft Weight (Kg) Fees


Up to 10.000 Kgs. Rs. 20.00 per 1000 Kgs.
10,001 Kgs. ~ 20,000 Kgs. Rs. 200.00 Plus Rs. 40.00 for each
1000 Kgs. in excess of 10,000 Kgs.
Any Part Over 20,000 Kgs. Rs. 600.00 Plus Rs. 60.00 for each
1000 Kgs. in excess of 20,000 Kgs.

Note. For charter flights, additional 20 percent of the landing charge shall be
imposed.

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2. Parking, hangarage and long-term storage of aircraft

2.1. Parking of aircraft


2.1.1. No aircraft shall be accepted for parking unless the owner or commander of the
aircraft signs such form as the Director-General of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal may
require.
2.1.2. No parking fee shall be payable for parking of an aircraft for up to 3 hours.
Parking fee at the rate specified below shall be payable for the parking of an aircraft in any
place at the aerodrome exceeding 3 hours. However an aircraft parking exceeds 3 hours the
parking charges of the first 3 hours shall also be payable. The parking time shall begin when an
aircraft lands at the aerodrome and end when it takes off.
2.1.3. For the purpose of assessing the parking fees, the concept of total weight of
aircraft as in landing fees shall be applicable.
2.1.4. In case an aircraft is parked or hangared for a long term, a monthly contract can
be made with the airport manager regarding the payment of fees.
2.1.5. Aircraft on domestic flights is payable in equivalent Nepalese currency.
2.1.6. Parking Fees:

a) Parking of Aircraft (International Flights)

Aircraft Weight (Kg) Fees


Upto 50,000 Kgs. $ 1.00 per 1000 Kgs.
50.001 Kgs. ~ 100,000 Kgs. $ 49.00 Plus S 1.05 for each
1000 Kgs. in excess of 50,000 Kgs.
Any Part Over 100,000 Kgs. $ 122.25 Plus S 1.95 for each
1000 Kgs. in excess of 100,000 Kgs.

b) Parking of Aircraft (Domestic Flights)

Aircraft Weight (Kg) Fees


Upto 40.000 Kgs. Rs. 37.50 per 1000 Kgs.
140.001 Kgs. ~ 100.000 Kgs. Rs. 1500.00 Plus Rs. 54.00 for each
1000 Kgs. in excess of 40,000 Kgs.
Any Part Over 100,000 Kgs. Rs. 4740.00 Plus Rs. 75.00 for each
1000 Kgs. in excess of 100,000 Kgs.

Note. Parking charges equivalent to amount mentioned in 2.1.6 (a) shall be


collected in Nepalese rupees from the aircraft operating domestic flights at the
Tribhuwan International Airport.

2.2. Hangarage/Housing of aircraft


2.2.1. The criteria for the assessment of hanger charges is based on the maximum
takeoff weight (MTOW) of the aircraft concerned.
2.2.2. A housing fee at the rate specified below shall be payable for the housing of an
aircraft at any aerodrome for each period of 24 hrs.
2.2.3. Hangarage/Housing charges

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a) International Flights.

Aircraft Weight (Kg) Fees


Up to 50,000 Kgs. S 2. 25 per 1000 Kgs.
50,001 Kgs. - 100.000 Kgs. S 1 12.50 Plus $ 3.40 for each
1000 Kgs. in excess of 50.000 Kgs.
Any Part Over 100-000 Kgs. $ 282.50 Plus $ 4.45 for each
1000 Kgs in excess of 100.000 Kgs.

b) Domestic Flights.

Aircraft Weight ( Kg) Fees


Up to -10,000 Kgs. Rs. 150.00 per 1000 Kgs.
40,001 Kgs. - 100,000 Kgs. Rs. 5940.00 Plus Rs. 216.00 for each
1000 Kgs. in excess of 40,000 Kgs.
Any Part Over 100,000 Kgs. Rs. 18900.00 Plus Rs. 297.00 for each
1000 Kgs. in excess of 100,000 Kgs.

Note. Housing charges equivalent to amount mentioned in 2.2.3 (a) shall be


collected in Nepalese rupees from the aircraft operating domestic flights in the
Tribhuwan International Airport.

3. Passenger Service Charges

3.1. Unless specifically exempted, every passenger embarking on an aircraft shall


pay a passenger service charge (PSC) as specified bellow:
3.1.1. For International Passengers From TIA From other airports
a) For the passenger flying to the SAARC Rs. 700 Rs. 500
countries
b) For the passenger flying to other Rs. 1000 Rs. 750
countries

Note. VAT is applicable in above mentioned charges.

3.1.1.1. Following arrangements have been made for the collection of


International Passenger Service Charges through its incorporation in the air ticket at the time of
purchase of the ticket.

i. Obligation of CAAN

a) A monthly billing shall be issued in the name of the concerned airline company.
b) The monthly billing shall cover the period beginning the first day of the month
until end of that month.
c) The issuance of the bill shall be made on the first day of the succeeding month.

ii. Obligation of Airlines,

a) The payment of the bills shall be made within 21 days from the date of billing.
b) The modality for payment of PSC shall be in Nepalese currency.

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c) For charter flights the concerned company or its agent or person shall pay PSC
before flight.
d) General declaration and passenger manifest shall be submitted to first party
immediately after departure for revenue purpose.
e) Monthly statement of actual flights and departed passenger number shall be
submitted to CAAN by every airline.
f) Payment of PSC shall be made separately for each bill.

iii. Commission and penalty,

a) The payment made within 15 days of billing as per 3.1.1.1 shall entitle the
airlines to earn three percent of the bill amount excluding VAT as commission.
b) No commission shall be provided in case the payment is made after 15 days of
billing.
c) Failure to make payment after 21 days of billing shall make the airlines to pay
0.05 % of the bill amount per day.
d) In the event of the failure to make payment even after 60th day of the stipulated
date, flights of the concerned airline may be subjected to suspension by giving
prior notice.

iv. Security deposit,

A security deposit from the airlines shall be required on the basis of 30 days seat
capacity of approved scheduled flights.

3.1.2. Passenger Service Charge for Domestic Passengers:-


Airports PSC
a) TIA, Pokhara, Bhadrapur, Biratnagar, Simara,Bhairahawa Rs 150.00
(Gautam Buddha), Nepalgunj, Lukla, Jomsom and
Meghauli Airports
b) Rajbiraj, Janakpur, Bharatpur, Tikapur, Dang Surkhet, Rs. 125.00
Dhangadhi and Mahendranagar Airports
c) Airports other than (a) and (b) above Rs. 50.00

Note. VAT is applicable in above mentioned charges.

3.1.3. For Charter Flights, passenger service charge shall be levied on the basis of seat
capacity of aircraft.
3.1.4. Passenger service charge is exempted for passenger below 2 years of age.

4. Security Charges
Security charges at the rate of 10% of the landing fees as mentioned in 1.5 shall be imposed.

5. Noise Related Item


No provision of noise surcharges.

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6. Fire Fighting and Rescue Service Charges

a) An amount at the rate of US $ 15.00 or equivalent in Nepalese currency for each 1000
Kg of the aircraft shall be charged for runway foaming
b) Rs. 200.00 for Ambulance service for each time.
c) Actual cost for search and rescue service and 15% service charge thereon shall be
charged.

7. Entrance Fees

7.1. Some portions of the terminal building at the airport are open to the general
public with the entrance fees specified as below:

a) International Terminal Building of TIA - Rs. 20


b) Domestic Terminal Building of TIA - Rs. 10
c) Other Domestic Airports - Rs. 5
d) For every Two Years - Rs. 500

but, if the entry pass is lost, following charges will be levied to issue the new pass.

a) Two Years - Rs. 1000


b) One Year - Rs. 700
c) Six Months - Rs. 600

8. Vehicle Entry Fees

a) Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)

Vehicle Fee
a) Light Vehicle Rs. 200 per 6 hours
b) Light Vehicle Rs. 2000 per month
c) Light Vehicle Rs. 4000 per 3 months
d) Heavy Vehicle. Bus etc. Rs. 2500 per month
e) Heavy Vehicle, Bus etc. Rs. 5500 per 3 months

b) Entrance fees for General Public and vehicles for other airports will be half as
mentioned in Para 7 and Para 8 respectively.

Note. a) Entry Pass will be issued free of cost to the staff of Civil Aviation
Office, Security Police Guard and Military personnel working at the
airport.
b) In case of Government Officials, Diplomatic, Non-Governmental
Organizations/Institutions other than those mentioned in (1), Entry
Pass might be issued on payment of Rs. 500.00 per pass (permanent).
c) Entry Fee for vehicles or equipment belonging to Civil Aviation
Office and Security Police Guard Office will not be levied.
d) If one Airline or Organization provides its vehicle to the other:
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after getting approval from Tribhuvan International: Airport Civil


Aviation Office.
e) If one organization provides its vehicle as mentioned in Para 8(d) on
rent basis, 1 5% of the rented amount will be charged as royalty.

9. Exemptions, Reductions and Surcharges

9.1. The following aircraft are exempted from payment of landing and parking fees:

a) Foreign diplomatic aircraft engaged on diplomatic missions to Nepal.


b) Aircraft withheld by Director General, CAAN for necessary investigation.
c) Aircraft engaged in SAR operation, when authorized by DGCA.
d) Such other aircraft as the Director General, CAAN may approve.

9.1.1. Incase of an aircraft engaged in training or test landings, the first five landings
shall be considered as one and the landing fees shall be payable accordingly.
9.1.2. If any international flight could not proceed to its destination and lands in any
aerodromes of Nepal it shall be charged as per the landing fees' prescribed for international
flights.

10. Surcharges
An additional charge as determined by DGCA will be levied for each landing made outside of
the published operation hours of the aerodrome based on time used, on hourly basis. For
international flights, this amount is fixed as NRS 35,000 per hour.

11. Miscellaneous Charges

11.1. Cargo Charges

a) Cargo Charge at the rate of fifty paisa per kilogram shall be imposed on the cargo to be
imported from abroad through the aircraft to the Kingdom of Nepal.
b) Cargo charge at the rate of thirty paisa per kilogram shall be imposed on the cargo to
transport by the domestic flight.

11.2. Meteorological Charges


Meteorological Charges shall be levied on each International or Domestic flight that is
operated between 1215 UTC and 0015 UTC (next day). The charges shall be as follows:

a) Jet Aircraft - US $ 15
b) Other Aircraft - US $ 5

12. Method of Payment

12.1. Except as approved in writing by Director General of Civil Aviation Authority


of Neal, all fees except the passenger service charge and entrance fees shall be paid by the
commander of aircraft or agent without demand before the aircraft departs from the aerodrome.
For aircraft carrying out international flights, all payments of fees shall be made in US dollars.

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For aircraft carrying out domestic flights, all payments of fees shall be made in Nepalese
currency.

12.2. For the purpose of enforcing payment of fees. Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal
may refuse to permit an aircraft to take-off from an aerodrome until all fees have been paid.

12.3. No abatement of any fees shall be allowed in the event of any aerodrome
service, assistance of other facility being not available and except as provided in these
regulations. No exemption or remission shall be granted.

12.4. If the regular users (airlines/agents) find it more convenient to pay all the fees
on a monthly basis, a written application for the same has to be submitted to the airport
administration. The airport administration may approve the payment system and arrange
accordingly.

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GEN 4.2 Air Navigation Service Charges

1) An air navigational facility charge shall be payable in respect of each flight flying through
airspace within the boundary of Kathmandu FIR at the rates specified below:

i. For International Flights

Aircraft Weight Fees (US Dollar)


Upto 25.000 Kgs. $ 45.90
25,001Kgs. ~ 50,000Kgs. $76.50
50,001Kgs. ~ 75,000Kgs. $152.75
Any Part Over 75,000Kgs. $305.50

ii. For Domestic Flights

a) Communication and navigation equipment facilities service charge at the rate of


forty percent to the landing charge as provided for in 1.5 of GEN 4.1 - 1 shall be
imposed in Tribhuvan International Airport.
b) Communication and navigation equipment facilities service charge at the rate of
twenty five percent to the landing charge as provided for in 1.5 of GEN 4.1 - 1
shall be imposed in the airports having control zone.
c) Communication and Navigation equipment facilities service charge at the rate
of fifteen percent to the landing charge as provided for in 1.5 of GEN 4.1 - 1 in
the airports other than the airports mentioned in sub-clauses i. and ii.
Note. 1) In the case of an international flight, a flight charge at the rate as
provided in 4.2.1 (i) shall be imposed for the overflying facility.
2) Provision of 1.5 of GEN 4.1 - 1 shall be imposed to the helicopter
operating from one location to another location for the
communication and navigation service facilities.
2) Cost basis for Air Navigation Services:
For calculation of all charges, total weight of the aircraft shall be used. The total weight of an
aircraft shall be the maximum take-off weight as specified under the regulation of State in
which the aircraft is registered.

3) Exemptions/reductions and methods of payment are same as landing, parking and hangar
charges.
4) Surcharge: -
An additional air navigation facilities charges shall be payable in respect of each flight
operating at night or outside of the published operational hours of the aerodrome.

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