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New ICAO publication (Doc 9718-1)

Doc 9718, Handbook on Radio Frequency Spectrum Requirements for Civil Aviation (Volume I, ICAO spectrum strategy, policy statements and related information). Third Edition, 2023.

This handbook contains the ICAO spectrum strategy and policy statements relevant to the aviation requirements for radio frequency spectrum, as approved and amended by the Council of ICAO.

The handbook is intended to assist States and ICAO in preparing for ITU conferences. The ICAO Position on matters of interest to aviation on the agenda of ITU WRC-23 is included in Attachment F. The approach for establishing and promoting the ICAO Position for future ITU WRCs is in Attachment E.

The material in this handbook is supplementary to the Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) contained in Annex 10 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation – Aeronautical Telecommunications, which continue to have precedence and applicability for those aspects covered by their provisions.

Volume I contains the ICAO spectrum strategy and policy statements. It updates and replaces the material previously contained in the second edition of Doc 9718, Volume I, published in 2018.


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