GEN 3.4  COMMUNICATION SERVICES

3.4.1  Responsible Service

3.4.1.1 The authority responsible for the administration of aeronautical communication services in Malaysia is the Director of Air Traffic services of the Civil Aviation Authority Of Malaysia acting under the authority of the Director Chief Executive Officer.

Postal Address:

Post:

Director Of Air Traffic Management
Malaysia.

Tel:  (+60) 3 88714000

Fax:  (+60) 3 88810530

Telex:  PENAWA MA 30128

AFS:  WMKKYAYC

Commercial Telegraphic Address: Aircivil Kuala Lumpur

3.4.1.2 The Service is provided in accordance with the provisions contained in the following ICAO documents:

Annex 10 - Aeronautical Telecommunications

DOC 8400 - Procedures for Air Navigation Services - ICAO Abbreviations and Codes (PANS-ABC)

DOC 8585 - Designators for Aircraft Operating Agencies, Aeronautical Authorities and Services

DOC 7030 - Regional Supplementary Procedures

DOC 7910 - Location Indicators

3.4.1.3 Differences to these provisions are detailed in subsection GEN 1.7.

3.4.2  Area Of Responsibilty

3.4.2.1 Arrangement and enquiries for communication services should be referred to the following:
  1. Within Kuala Lumpur FIR

    Post:

    Director Of Air Traffic Management

  2. Within Kota Kinabalu FIR

    Post:

    Regional Director
    Civil Aviation Authority Of Malaysia
    Bangunan ATCC
    Jalan Kepayan
    88618 Kota Kinabalu
    Sabah
    Malaysia.

3.4.3  Types Of Services

3.4.3.1  Radio Navigation Service
3.4.3.1.1 The following types of radio aids to navigation are available:
  1. LF / MF Non-Directional Beacon (NDB)

  2. Instrument Landing System (ILS)

  3. VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range (VOR)

  4. Doppler VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range (DVOR)

  5. Distance Measuring Equipment (DME)

3.4.3.1.2 Non-directional beacons may carry coding between identifications to indicate the serviceability of related equipment. Care should be exercised to ensure that such coding is not confused with the normal identification.
3.4.3.2  Mobile Service
3.4.3.2.1 The aeronautical stations maintain a continuous watch on their stated frequencies during the published hours of service unless otherwise notified.
3.4.3.2.2 An aircraft should normally communicate with the air-ground control station which exercises control in the area in which it is flying. Aircraft should maintain continuous watch on the appropriate frequency of the control station and should not abandon watch, except in an emergency, without informing the control radio station.
3.4.3.2.3 A continuous guard is maintained at Kuala Lumpur and Butterworth on the frequencies of 121.5 MHz which is reserved for emergency communications.
3.4.3.3  Fixed Service
3.4.3.3.1 Messages to be transmitted over the Aeronautical Fixed Services are accepted only if they satisfy the following requirements:
  1. Annex 10, Vol ll Chapter 3, 3.3;

  2. are prepared in the form specified in Annex 10;

  3. the text of an individual message does not exceed 200 groups.

3.4.3.3.2 Reservation messages (priority indicator KK Class B1) are acceptable for transmission to most countries at the rate of charge of 10 sen per word. General Aircraft operating Agency messages (Priority Indicator KK) are only accepted for transmission to countries which have agreed to accept Class B2 traffic. Agreements exist between Malaysia / Singapore and various other countries for the handling of class B2 traffic.
3.4.3.3.3 Details of meteorological broadcasts available for the use of aircraft in flight in this region appear in paragraph GEN 3.5.3.
3.4.3.4  Language Used
3.4.3.4.1 The language used is English.
3.4.3.5  Where Detailed Information Can Be Obtained
3.4.3.5.1 Details of various facilities available for the en-route traffic can be found in Part 2, ENR 4. Details for the facilities available at the individual aerodromes can be found in the relevant sections of Part 3 (AD).

3.4.4  Requirements And Conditions

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AERONAUTICAL FIXED SERVICES - TELEPHONES


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AERONAUTICAL FIXED SERVICES - TELEGRAPH (SABAH AND SARAWAK)