Standard: RTCA DO-272


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This document provides minimum requirements and reference material applicable to the content, origination, publication, and updating of aerodrome mapping information. The document also provides guidance to assess compliance and determination of the levels of confidence that need to be reached to support the types of applications listed in Appendix A. This document should be used to support the development and application of AMDBs. AMDBs represent a collection of aerodrome information that is organized and arranged for ease of electronic storage and retrieval in systems that support aerodrome surface movements, training, charting, and planning. AMDBs consist of one or more files containing information in a digital form that represent selected aerodrome features. This data includes geo-spatial data and metadata over a defined area. The files have a defined structure to permit an AMDB management system and other applications to make revisions that include additions, deletions, or modifications.

Following the distinction made between Aerodrome Mapping Data (AMD) and AMDBs in accordance with ICAO Annex 14 and ICAO Annex 15 SARPs (see also glossary definitions), the scope of RTCA DO-272D/EUROCAE ED-99D and RTCA DO- 291C/EUROCAE ED-119C covers requirements for AMDBs and the specific AMD they contain in support of the intended applications. It should be noted that AMD can exist outside the context of this standard, and can be transformed into an AMDB, or exported from an AMDB.

Appendix A provides an overview of the types of applications that may make use of AMDBs. These application categories were used as guidance to ensure the defined AMDB user requirements could support the selected current and future capabilities.

The content generated/surveyed within the scope of this document is interchangeable according to the rules defined in RTCA DO-291C/EUROCAE ED-119C.

Organization: RTCA, Inc.
Document Number: rtca do-272
Publish Date: 2015-09-22
Page Count: 272
Available Languages: EN
DOD Adopted: NO
ANSI Approved: NO
Most Recent Revision: YES
Current Version: YES
Status: Active

Document History

Document # Change Type Update Date Revision Status
RTCA DO-272 Change Type: STCH Update Date: 2011-09-28 Revision: C Status: INAC
RTCA DO-272 Change Type: COMPLETE REVISION Update Date: 2009-04-14 Revision: B Status: INAC
RTCA DO-272 Change Type: Update Date: 2005-08-03 Revision: A Status: INAC
RTCA DO-272 Change Type: Revision: 01 Status: INAC

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