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AIRAC Downloads: Everything You Need to Know




What is AIRAC and why do you need it?




If you are a flight simulation enthusiast, you probably want to have the most realistic and immersive experience possible. You want to fly with accurate and up-to-date navigation data, such as waypoints, navaids, airways, procedures, airports, airspaces, etc. You want to follow the same routes and instructions as real-world pilots and air traffic controllers. You want to avoid any discrepancies or errors that could affect your flight planning or execution.




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But how do you ensure that your flight simulator has the latest and most comprehensive navigation data available? How do you keep up with the constant changes in the aviation industry? How do you avoid conflicts or confusion with other users or online networks?


The answer is AIRAC. In this article, we will explain what AIRAC is, how it works, what are its advantages, how to download it for your flight simulator, and how to use it in your flight simulation. By the end of this article, you will have a better understanding of AIRAC and why you need it.


What is AIRAC?




AIRAC stands for Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control. It is a system that defines a series of common dates and an associated standard aeronautical information publication procedure for States so that, for both efficiency and safety, pilots, dispatchers, air traffic controllers, air traffic flow managers, flight management systems and aeronautical charts all have the same information working from the same information base.


AIRAC is based on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annex 15 on Aeronautical Information Services (AIS), which specifies that important changes in aeronautical information should be maintained by a predetermined production schedule. The schedule of internationally agreed AIRAC effective dates for the years 2020 to 2029 is given in this table:



AIRAC Cycle


Publication Date


Effective Date


2101


03 DEC 2020


28 JAN 2021


2102


31 DEC 2020


25 FEB 2021


2103


28 JAN 2021


25 MAR 2021


2104


25 FEB 2021


22 APR 2021


2105


25 MAR 2021


20 MAY 2021


2106


22 APR 2021


17 JUN 2021


2107


20 MAY 2021


15 JUL 2021


2108


17 JUN 2021


12 AUG 2021


2109


15 JUL 2021


09 SEP 2021


2110


12 AUG 2021


07 OCT 2021


2111


09 SEP 2021


04 NOV 2021


2112


07 OCT 2021


02 DEC 2021


2113


04 NOV 2021


30 DEC 2021


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The AIRAC system covers all aeronautical information objects (AIOs) that are essential for flight operations, such as airports, runways, taxiways, aprons, navaids, airways, waypoints, airspace boundaries, air traffic services (ATS) routes, instrument flight procedures (IFPs), minimum altitudes, obstacles, etc. These AIOs are subject to changes due to various reasons, such as construction, maintenance, safety, efficiency, environmental impact, etc. The AIRAC system ensures that these changes are published and distributed in a timely and coordinated manner to all users of aeronautical information.How does AIRAC work?


The AIRAC system works by dividing the year into 13 cycles of 28 days each. Each cycle has a publication date and an effective date. The publication date is the date when the aeronautical information providers (AIPs), such as States, regions, or organizations, publish the changes in their aeronautical information products (AIPs), such as charts, manuals, databases, etc. The effective date is the date when the changes become effective and must be used by the users of aeronautical information.


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