GEN 3.2  Aeronautical charts

1.   Responsible service

1.1  ALBCONTROL, Air Navigation Services of Albania, is responsible for the production of Instrument Flight Procedures (IFP) Charts related to civil aerodromes in Albania, En-route Charts and Aeronautical Chart 1:500 000.
1.2  Aerodrome Charts, including Obstacle Charts, are produced by the appropriate Aerodrome Operator.
1.3  ALBCONTROL publishes the aeronautical charts which form part of the AIP and Aeronautical Chart 1:500 000.

2.   Applicable ICAO documents

2.1  The Standards, Recommended Practices and, when applicable, the procedures contained in the following ICAO documents are applied with the exception of the differences listed at GEN-1.7:

3.   Maintenance of Aeronautical charts

3.1  The aeronautical charts which form part of the AIP are kept up to date by amendments to the AIP.
3.2  Corrections to Aeronautical Chart 1:500 000 not contained in the AIP are notified by AIP Amendments as appropriate.
3.3  If incorrect information detected on published charts is of operational significance, it is corrected immediately by NOTAM.

4.   Purchase arrangements

4.1  The aeronautical charts which form part of the AIP may be obtained from:
Post:

ALBCONTROL Air Navigation Services of Albania Aeronautical Information Service P.O. Box 8172 Rinas, Tirana Albania

Tel:+355 4 2343487

Fax:+355 4 2343487

Email:ais@albcontrol.al

AFS:LAAAYNYX

URL:www.ais.albcontrol.al

5.   Aeronautical chart series available

5.1  The aeronautical charts listed below form part of the AIP, or are provided separately to recipients of the AIP:
  1. Aerodrome Chart - ICAO;
  2. Aerodrome Ground Movement Chart - ICAO;
  3. Aerodrome Obstacle Chart - ICAO - Type A;
  4. Aircraft Parking/Docking Chart - ICAO;
  5. ATC Surveillance Minimum Altitude Chart - ICAO;
  6. Instrument Approach Chart - ICAO;
  7. Standard Arrival Chart - Instrument (STAR) - ICAO;
  8. Standard Departure Chart - Instrument (SID) - ICAO; and
  9. Visual Approach Chart - ICAO.
5.2  The Enroute Chart - ICAO form part of the AIP, or is provided separately to recipients of the AIP.
5.3  The Aeronautical Chart - ICAO 1:500 000 is provided as aeronautical information product.
5.4  The aeronautical charts currently available are listed under 3.2.6 of this subsection.
5.5  General description of each series available
  1. Aerodrome Chart - ICAO
    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 at the aerodrome.
  2. Aerodrome Ground Movement Chart - ICAO
    This chart provides flight crews with detailed information to facilitate the ground movement of aircraft to and from the aircraft stands and for the parking/docking of aircraft.
  3. Aerodrome Obstacle Chart - ICAO - Type A (operating limitations)
    This chart contains detailed information on obstacles in the take-off flight path areas of aerodromes. It is shown in plan and profile view. This obstacle information provides the data necessary to enable an operator to comply with the operating limitations of ICAO Annex 6, Part I, Chapter 5 and Part III, Section II, Chapter 3.
  4. Aircraft Parking/Docking Chart - ICAO
    This chart provides flight crews with detailed information to facilitate the ground movement of aircraft between the taxiway and the aircraft stands and the parking/docking of aircraft.
  5. En-route Chart - ICAO
    This chart is produced for the lower airspace within the Tirana FIR. The aeronautical data include all aerodromes, prohibited, restricted and danger areas and the air traffic services system in detail. The chart provides flight crews with information that will facilitate navigation along ATS routes in compliance with air traffic services procedures.
  6. Free Route Airspace (FRALB) - Index Chart
    This chart shows FRALB boundary, radio navigation aids with their FRA relevance depiction, FRA arrival and departure connecting points, FRA horizontal entry and exit points and FRA intermediate points within the Tirana FIR.
  7. Prohibited, Restricted and Danger Areas – Index Chart
    This chart shows all airspace restrictions within the Tirana FIR including danger areas and other areas where a potential hazard to air navigation may exist.
  8. Military Exercise and Training Areas – Index Chart
    This chart portrays areas of established military training activity and military exercises within the Tirana FIR taking place at regular intervals.
  9. Aerial Sporting and Recreational Activities – Index Chart
    This chart portrays areas of intensive aerial sporting and recreational activities within the Tirana FIR.
  10. Standard Departure Chart - Instrument (SID) - ICAO
    This chart provides the flight crew with information to enable it to comply with the designated standard departure route-instrument from take-off phase to en-route phase. The aeronautical data shown include the aerodrome of departure, aerodrome(s) which affect the designated standard departure route-instrument, prohibited, restricted and danger areas, minimum sector altitude and the air traffic services system.
  11. Standard Arrival Chart - Instrument (STAR) - ICAO
    This chart provides the flight crew with information to enable it to comply with the designated standard arrival route-instrument from the en-route phase to the approach phase. The aeronautical data shown include the aerodrome of landing, aerodrome(s) which affect the designated standard arrival route-instrument, prohibited, restricted and danger areas, minimum sector altitude and the air traffic services system.
  12. ATC Surveillance Minimum Altitude Chart - ICAO
    This chart provides information that enable flight crews to monitor and cross-check altitudes assigned by a controller using an ATS surveillance system.
  13. Instrument Approach Chart - ICAO
    This chart provides flight crews with information to 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. A separate Instrument Approach Chart - ICAO has been provided for each non-precision approach procedure. The aeronautical data shown include information on aerodromes, obstacles, prohibited, restricted and danger areas, radio communication facilities and navigation aids, minimum sector altitude or terminal arrival altitude, portrayal of procedure track, aerodrome operating minima, etc.
  14. Visual Approach Chart - ICAO This chart provides flight crews with information which enable them to transit from the en-route/descent to approach phases of flight to the runway of intended landing by means of visual reference. The aeronautical data shown include information on aerodromes, obstacles, prohibited, restricted and danger areas, designated airspace, visual approach information, radio navigation aids and communication facilities, as appropriate.
  15. Aeronautical Chart - ICAO 1:500 000
    This chart provides information to satisfy the requirements of visual air navigation for low speed, short or medium range operations at low and intermediate altitudes. It is also used in pre-flight planning and for basic pilot and navigation training. Airspace information up to FL115 and obstacles higher than 100 m AGL are depicted.
    In addition to aeronautical information, the charts provide hydrographic, topographic, cultural and other visual features compatible with legibility at the scale of the chart.

6.   List of aeronautical charts available

6.1  Those chart series marked by an asterisk form part of the AIP.

Title of Series

Scale

Name and/or Number

Price

Date

Aerodrome Chart (ADC) - ICAO*

1:18 000

LATI

-08 DEC 2016
Aircraft Parking/Docking Chart (APDC) - ICAO*1:5 000LATI-08 DEC 2016

Aerodrome Ground Movement Chart (AGMC) - ICAO*

1:12 000

LATI

-25 MAY 2017

Aerodrome Obstacle Chart (AOC) - ICAO*

- Type A

1:20 000

1:20 000

LATI RWY 17

LATI RWY 35

-

-

08 DEC 2016

08 DEC 2016

En-route Chart - ICAO*

1:1 700 000

Tirana FIR

-

31 JAN 2019

Free Route Airspace (FRALB) - Index Chart*

1:1 500 000

Albania

-

23 MAY 2019

Prohibited, Restricted and Danger Areas – Index Chart*

1:1 500 000

Tirana FIR

-

19 JUL 2018

Military Exercise and Training Areas – Index Chart*

1:1 500 000

Tirana FIR

-

19 JUL 2018

Aerial Sporting and Recreational Activities – Index Chart *

1:1 500 000

Tirana FIR

-

06 DEC 2018

Standard Departure Chart - Instrument (SID) - ICAO*

1:925 000

1:925 000

1:1 000 000

1:1 000 000

LATI RWY 17

LATI RWY 35

LATI RNAV RWY 17

LATI RNAV RWY 35

-

-

-

-

08 DEC 2016

08 DEC 2016

05 DEC 2019

05 DEC 2019

Standard Arrival Chart - Instrument (STAR) - ICAO*

1:925 000

1:925 000

1:925 000

LATI RWY 17

LATI RWY 35

LATI RWY 17/35

-

-

-

08 DEC 2016

23 MAY 2019

23 MAY 2019

ATC Surveillance Minimum Chart - ICAO*

1:900 000

LATI

-

23 MAY 2019

Instrument Approach Chart (IAC) - ICAO*

1:500 000

1:500 000

1:500 000

LATI ILS RWY 17

LATI VOR RWY 17

LATI VOR RWY 35

-

-

-

08 DEC 2016

06 DEC 2018

23 MAY 2019

Visual Approach Chart (VAC) - ICAO*

1:250 000

LATI

-

05 DEC 2019

Aeronautical Chart - ICAO 1:500 000

1:500 000

Albania

-

05 DEC 2019

7.   Index to the World Aeronautical Chart (WAC) - ICAO 1:1 000 000

7.1  The Aeronautical Chart – ICAO 1:500 000 is published instead of the World Aeronautical Chart – ICAO 1:1 000 000.
7.2  The Aeronautical Chart – ICAO 1:500 000 is provided as aeronautical information product via the AIS website at www.ais.albcontrol.al

8.   Topographical charts

8.1  To supplement the aeronautical charts, a wide range of topographical charts is available from:
Post:

Ministry of Defence
Military Institute of Geography and Infrastructure
Department of Surveys
Tirana, Albania

Tel:+355 4 2363427

Fax:+355 4 2363427

Email:igju@albmail.com

9.   Corrections to charts not contained in the AIP

ChartLocationCorrection
Aeronautical Chart - ICAO 1:500 000AlbaniaFirst edition of the chart.
Consult NOTAMs for latest information concerning air navigation obstacles.