This EUROCONTROL specification defines processes applicable to the use of the centralised Mode S interrogator code allocation service in charge of coordinating interrogator code allocations within the ICAO European region and ICAO Middle-East region.
This document specifies the detailed procedures for Mode S Operators to obtain a coordinated Mode S interrogator code and particularly the interfaces between the Mode S Operators, the Focal Points representing competent States in the ICAO European region, the single ICAO Middle-East Focal Point representing all competent States of ICAO Middle-East region and the EUROCONTROL centralised Mode S interrogator code allocation service.
This document also specifies the procedures in place to manage interrogator code conflicts and the resolution of issues with respect to the interrogator code allocation plan.
The EUROCONTROL Specification for the Mode S IC Allocation Coordination and IC Conflict Management supports the Comission Regulation (EC) No 262/2009 of 30 March 2009 laying down requirements for the coordinated allocation and use of Mode S interrogator codes for the single European sky. Section 8 of this specification provides the traceability to some provisions of that regulation.