1. The principles of the Low Visibility Procedures and the basis for All-Weather Operations in Europe have been defined in the ICAO Manual of All-Weather Operations (Doc No. 9365, 2nd Edition, 1991) and previously in ECAC.CEAC Doc No. 17.
2. When the requirement to implement the ICAO Global Strategy for introduction and application of non-visual aids to approach and landing was set up, the European Air Navigation Planning Group (EANPG) established the All Weather Operations Group (AWOG) which was tasked to deal with the related matters and manage the transition in the EUR region.
The purpose of this Guidance Material is to assist EUR States in the development of procedures to be applied in Reduced Aerodrome Visibility Conditions (RAVC) and the implementation of Low Visibility Procedures (LVP) in a harmonised way.
With due account taken to provisions enacted by the appropriate authorities, this Guidance Material may also be used by aerodrome operators, and those responsible for providing other facilities and equipment, to assess the suitability of an aerodrome for All Weather Operations (AWO), to determine the steps to be taken to prepare an aerodrome for AWO, and to maintain these operations safely. Similarly, this Guidance Material may also be used by providers of ANS & Apron Management Services to ensure that the relevant procedures required for such operations comply with requirements established by the appropriate authorities. This document will provide guidance on the interpretation and application of these requirements to achieve these aims and objectives.
Chapter 1: About this guidance material: describes the purpose and scope of this Guidance Material.
Structure of this guidance material: