The office responsible for the handling of aeronautical information services is the Belize Air Traffic Services Reporting Office which is located on the First Floor of the Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport.
The objective of the Belize Aeronautical Information Service is to receive, collect and/or originate, collate or assemble, edit, format, publish/store and distribute specified aeronautical information/data. The flow of this information, which is in accordance with Annex 15 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, is necessary for the safety, regularity and efficiency of international air navigation.
The aeronautical information is published as an integrated aeronautical information package and is composed of the following elements:
- The Belize Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP), including its amendment services and AIP supplements.
- Aeronautical Information Circulars (AICs) – Series “C” for local distribution and Series “A” for international distribution. Checklists are circulated periodically for updates.
- NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) - alerts aircraft pilots of any hazards en route or at a specific location. Distributed in Series “C” for local distribution and Series “A” for international distribution. Series “A” is sent via the Aeronautical Fixed Services.
- Checklists and lists of valid NOTAMs.
- Pre-flight Information Bulletins (PIB)
- Flight Plan forms are available here
- Electronic Flight Plan here
Each element is used to distribute specific types of aeronautical information.
The ARO in Belize is also responsible for the Belize Aeronautical Information Publication which is available to the general public.
Contact details for the Belize AIS/ARO:
Post Office Box 367,
Belize City, Belize
Tel: (501) 225-2153