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Subject: International Aviation Operations
Category: Sports and Recreation > Travel
Asked by: holland_aero-ga
List Price: $30.00
Posted: 02 Nov 2006 13:38 PST
Expires: 02 Dec 2006 13:38 PST
Question ID: 779515
As as US aviation service provider, how do I obtain an AFTN
(Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunications Network) address for receiving
and transmitting messages, and how do I access the network (dialup,
IP, TELEX) once I have received an address?

Clarification of Question by holland_aero-ga on 02 Nov 2006 13:57 PST
Further research has determined that the US entity that manages AFTN
is SITA, which can be found at SITA.AERO, but the question is still
valid, as SITA is a many tentacled org with over 250 customer services
offered and locations worldwide.

A satisfactory answer will include very specific contact information
and/or application forms for signing up for this service.


Clarification of Question by holland_aero-ga on 10 Nov 2006 11:54 PST
After correspondence with the regional ICAO office, the following
reply was sent. I still cannot find the FAA office or individual to
work with to be issued a "radiotelephony designator".

As such, I am increasing the value of this question.

Clarification of Question by holland_aero-ga on 10 Nov 2006 11:55 PST
Dear Sir:

		Reference is made to your message dated 6 November 2006 requesting
assistance on the procedure to obtain an AFTN address for your
dispatch operations.

 	 	Please be advised that ICAO Annex 10, Volume II, Chapter 4,
paragraph 4.4.3 explains the Standards and Recommended Practices
(SARPs) for an AFTN address.  The SARPS procedures to obtain an AFTN
address indicator of eight letters shall comprise:

a)the four-letter location indicator of the place of destination that
are listed in the ICAO Doc 7910 ? Location Indicators;

b)the three-letter designator identifying the organization/function
(aeronautical authority, service or aircraft operating agency). The
three-letter designators are listed in Doc 8585 ? Designators for
Aircraft Operating Agencies, Aeronautical Authorities and Services;

c)an additional letter, which shall represent a department, division
or process within the organization/function addressed.  The letter X
shall be used to complete the address when explicit identification is
not required.

 	 	Based on the above explanation, I suggest that you contact the
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in order to make the
corresponding coordination to obtain the AFTN address and

		Accept, Sir, the assurances of my highest consideration.

Original signed by

José Antonio Díaz de la Serna
Acting Regional Director
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