AIP/Charts Production

Generation and maintenance of AIP documents and aeronautical charts automatically from SDO

The AIP/Chart Production tools support AIS Data Providers in the publication of their national AIP and charts based on the data from SDO.

It can also be used by Data Users who need to create documents or charts which include information copied from the SDO Database.

Read more on the EAD web pages


Aeronautical Information Publication Production

Generation and maintenance of official national AIS documentation: AIP, AIRAC & non-AIRAC AIP Amendments and Supplements, AIC and checklists for Supplements and AIC. The static data information (Aerodrome, FIR, etc.) necessary for the creation of documents is copied from the SDO database to the AIP database.

The AIP Production Tool provides facilities to:

  • Manage the different versions of a document by using the AIP manager.
  • Modify a document, referring to the database.
  • Generate document amendments in PDF and/or XML format.

Chart Production

Chart production is used to generate and maintain aeronautical charts defined in an AIP. The static data information (Aerodrome, FIR etc.) necessary for chart creation is replicated from the SDO Database to the Chart database.

The Chart Production Tool provides facilities to:

  • Set up a chart: defining the chart's geographical reference.
  • Compose a chart: add elements from the database.
  • Synchronise a chart: check chart annotation against the database.
  • Update a chart: provide changes for new effective date.
  • Publish a chart: create output that is ready for publication.
  • Maintain chart specifications: define chart attributes, grid appearance and element symbolisation.

Addressed User Needs

  • As an ANSP, I need to publish AIP information, based on SDO data
  • As an ANSP, I need to create charts, based on SDO data


AIP, AIC, Amendments, Supplements, documents and Charts 

Access conditions

The AIP/CHT Production Tools are accessible through a dedicated software tool and require the signing of the EAD Data Provider Agreement

Access fees and charges apply according to Client Type classification. The amount is determined during the agreement discussion

  • Type 1 – no charges or fees: EUROCONTROL Member States, and their agents
  • Type 2 – service charges only: Non EUROCONTROL member state Data Providers

More information on the access possibilities can be found on the EAD Access Solutions page.

Further info and contacts

More information on the available support can be found on the EAD support page

Data Providers with an EAD Data Provider Agreement in place can obtain technical assistance via the EAD Service Desk

For information and assistance, please contact:

ID: S3419
Air navigation service providers, Military, Regulators