AIS web site down - Service Temporarily Unavailable

The AIS web site appears to be non-functional at the moment, since last night (28 Apr). Normal service will be resumed as soon as they get their act together. NOTAMs for countries served by the FAA web site are unaffected.

Raising / querying a NOTAM.

Can I restate once more that this web site is not the official source of NOTAMs; it merely takes the official sources, and displays them in human-readable form. If you want to raise a NOTAM, or query one, then please contact the official source, not myself, thanks.

eg for the UK, the addresses are at the top of every briefing, viz:

UK Aeronautical Information Service (NATS)
UK AIS Telephone: +44 (0)1489 612488

Please do get in touch with me if you think that I'm displaying a NOTAM incorrectly - that is under my control.

PS Some of you are not receiving emails again. I am aware of this problem, and am trying to sort it out permanently.

Email / registering problems

I've been having the same sort of problems with email that I had back in July. My hosting company now says that it's been sorted out again. Here's hoping all is OK once more... Apologies to those who couldn't register, due to the non-sending of the registration emails. I've deleted all suspended accounts older than 6 days. If you registered within the last 6 days, I'll delete your account in 6 days' time, if it is still suspended. You should then be able to re-register successfully.

Normal service resumed

My hosting company have now told me "It appears your emails have been reported by multiple providers (such as yahoo or comcast) as containing spam, this in turn has flagged our outbound email filter. We have removed your domain from the filter for now."

Apologies for the interruption in service.

November Update

a) Three new countries have been added: Italy, Sweden and Cyprus. Due to performance issues with the UK AIS web site, these countries may have their NOTAMs sourced from the FAA. Later on, some other countries may also be sourced from there. Airspace for northern Cyrus is a guess, based on sparse documentation. If anyone has a reliable source for this, please let me know, via the 'contact' page.

b) A bug has been fixed whereby NOTAMs for unexpected FIRs (those outside the country's jurisdiction) were always regarded as 'new', regardless of creation date.

c) Previously, if the AIS website failed to deliver NOTAMs, this program deleted the 'missing' ones. They were then reinstated on a later successful transaction. This resulted in NOTAMs being marked as 'new' .This will no longer happen.

d) Users with country of 'Spain and Portugal' have had their country changed to 'Spain', unless they had an email ending in '.pt', in which case they have been changed to 'Portugal' Some of these will be incorrect, but it will make no difference - they will still see the combined Iberia map. Similarly, users in Belgium and the Netherlands have had their country changed to 'Netherlands', unless their email ended '.be'.

e) The 'latest briefing' page has been changed. You can now view the briefings for any of the countries covered by this web site from the one page. Also available is the briefing history; all NOTAM briefings from the last month are now viewable.

f) A long-standing bug, whereby some people received two emails during busy slots (6/7/8am) has been squashed.

May Update

Austria and Switzerland are now available on the international maps. Italy will be the next country to be added.