Internet Protocol Suite (IPS) Communication Service
Prepared by: ICAO ACP WG-N (N1)
April 2, 2007 Version 10b
This document defines the requisite data communications protocols and services to be used for implementing the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Aeronautical Telecommunications Network (ATN) using the Internet Protocol Suite (IPS). The material in this document is to be considered in conjunction with the relevant Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) as contained in Annex 10, Volume III, Part I Chapter 3.
Editorial practices in this document.
The detailed technical specifications in this document that include the operative verb “shall” are essential to be implemented to secure proper operation of the ATN.
The detailed technical specifications in this document that include the operative verb “should” are recommended for implementation in the ATN. However, particular implementations may not require this specification to be implemented.
The detailed technical specifications in this document that include the operative verb “may” are optional. When implementing these optional specifications, interoperability with systems having not implemented these optional specifications needs to be secured.