Aeronautical Information Services Division
Subdivision for Preparing and
Vilnius AIS Instructor
Tel. +370 706 94 618
It is mandatory for each ICAO Member-State to provide the aeronautical information necessary for civil aircraft operations within its responsibility limits.
The Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) Division of the State Enterprise “Oro navigacija” is responsible for collection of the aeronautical information within Vilnius FIR and its distribution to the airspace users.
An integrated package of the aeronautical information provided by AIS Division consists of the following elements:
Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP)
AIP Amendments (AIP AMDT);
Supplements to AIP (AIP SUP);
NOTAM and preflight information bulletins (PIB);
Aeronautical Information Circulars (AIC);
Checklists and list of valid NOTAMs.
NOTAMs and the related monthly checklists are published via AFS, while PIBs are available in ARO units of aerodromes. List of valid NOTAMs, AIP, SUP, AIC are available on the website www.ans.lt and are distributed upon request by e-mail. Other material of the package on electronic media is sent by post.
The Aeronautical Information Publication is the major aviation document, meeting the ICAO requirements. This document shall be used while preparing for international and domestic, commercial and private flights. Alongside with other required information, Lithuania’s AIP publishes
the Rules of the Air and the Rules of Air Traffic Services. Lithuania’s AIP is prepared and distributed by AIS Division. On 15 November 2012 an electronic AIP (in HTML format) of the Republic of Lithuania came into force. It is published in Lithuanian and English only on CD-ROM with an option of PDF file printing. Amendments to AIP (AIP AMDT) are published according to AIRAC cycles.
Lithuania’s AIP submits all geographical coordinates in terms of the World Geodetic System (WGS-84).
The AIS Division also draws up and circulates the VFR Aeronautical Chart for Vilnius Flight Information Region (1:500 000) and the Airfield Guide of the Republic of Lithuania (VFR flights) in Lithuanian and English.
From March 2015 ONIS publications are available on the enterprise’s website e-shop.
The AIS Division includes the Subdivision for Preparing and Providing Aeronautical Information integrated with the NOTAM Office. ARO units are set up in Vilnius, Kaunas, Palanga and Šiauliai aerodromes. Vilnius ARO, which operates H24, is the major information service provider when other ARO units do not operate. All pre-flight information, essential to international and local flights, is available in ARO briefing offices, which have access to the European AIS Database (EAD).
ARO briefing offices receive and send all the messages concerning air traffic control: flight plans, information on departure, delay and different changes, etc. The briefing offices also coordinate the activities of all the ANS-related services. An ARO instructor continuously maintains communication with the Area Control Centre, the Aerodrome Control Centres, the Air Traffic Flow Planning and Data Processing Division, the Search and Rescue Coordination Centres, the Customs-House, the Border Police and other services. Exchange of information with the respective services and airlines of other states is also taking place.
The briefing offices collect the charges for the en-route and terminal services. Here the crew members may get acquainted with all the flight-related information and receive the necessary consultations. Here also one may purchase aeronautical charts. Settlement is possible in Euros – paying in cash, by card or via the e-shop.