Common production of Flight Information Publications for the Central and Northern Region of Europe

Welcome to CENOR

The “Central and Northern Region Flight Information Publication (CENOR FLIP)” is a co-operative project of the Armed Forces of Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Poland, and the Netherlands. On behalf of these member states, I would like to welcome you to the official CENOR website.

Today, more than ever before, the safe conduct of military IFR flight operations depends, among other important things, on the availability of valid flight information. CENOR FLIP production started almost 30 years ago based on the idea, that a centralized production of flight information publications matching a common standard increases the safety of flight operations and a centralized distribution of those publications ensures the timely dissemination of flight information.

CENOR FLIP consist of three printed publications, each containing Aerodrome Charts, Instrument Departure Charts and Instrument Approach Charts. Digital versions hosted on our website supplement the printed publications. We are committed to produce the CENOR FLIP according to current data quality requirements, maintaining the highest possible level of quality and integrity. Fundamental aspect of our efforts are the “CENOR FLIP Production Specifications” according to which we design, draw and publish. We are continuously working on and improving this common standard to ensure that our CENOR FLIP is in line with the requirements of our national flying communities as well as national and international regulatory requirements.

If you are interested in further details regarding our common production standard, you will find the current version of the “CENOR FLIP Production Specifications” here: About CENOR.

Given the current rate of technological development, we have to face new challenges in the near future. Already most of our flying communities are testing the usability of electronic flight bags for military flight operations. This will ultimately lead to the requirement of providing digital aeronautical data for electronic devices instead of distributing printed booklets. We will take account of this development, discuss different approaches and provide an appropriate solution that will meet the requirements of our users.

Beside the need for digital publications and aeronautical data, we expect an increasing number of not only Area Navigation (RNAV) procedures mainly based on GNSS technologies, but also High Performance Military Aircraft (HPMA) procedures. Discussions for adopting new standards to our productions specifications have already been started.

The information in the FLIP and on our website is intended to meet your expectations. If not, please do not hesitate to send your comments via one of the national CENOR Offices. We provide contact addresses here: About Us and in the CENOR FLIP. All national representatives working on this project will highly appreciate your feedback.

I wish every aircrew and all users of the CENOR FLIP safe flights.

Michael Frick
Chairman CENOR Steering Committee
Air Operations Command
Germany

About CENOR

The safe conduct of military IFR flight operations depends, among other important things, primarily on the availability of valid flight information publications (FLIPs). The CENOR FLIPs are considered to extend to aerodrome charts, instrument approach procedures (IAP), standard instrument departures (SID) and standard instrument arrivals (STARs) with all necessary information in English, produced and published at specified time intervals. Aeronautical information pertaining to the AD charts, IAPs, SIDs and STARs of nations must be available to such an extent as approved by the Participants and as long as they meet the CENOR specifications.

Aeronautical Data Quality

As aeronautical data is the basis for high-quality aeronautical information products, it is deemed necessary to adhere to common international quality standards. CENOR FLIP will therefore be produced and distributed in accordance with ICAO Annex 15 including the ICAO PANS AIM document and current European regulations regarding data quality requirements.

Procedure Design Standards

Procedures will be designed in accordance with STANAG 37591 and ICAO DOC 8168 Volume II. Procedures not adhering to these standards will be published with a clear warning as stated in the CENOR FLIP Specifications.

Publication Schedule

The CENOR FLIP will be published at specified time intervals and will be effective at an AIRAC date as laid down by ICAO and as decided by the CENOR Steering Committee. See our publication schedule for specific dates.

CENOR History

1985
1986
1987
1992
1997
1998
2000
2001
2003
2005
2006
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013

1985

First idea of a common Flight Information Publication during a MAS meeting. A first meeting of NATO member nations Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands and Norway takes place in Frankfurt, Germany.

1986

The CENOR Memorandum of Understanding is ratified by the above mentioned nations. This is the official foundation of CENOR. In the same year the CENOR FLIP IAP High and CENOR FLIP IAP Low are published.

1987

CENOR FLIP SID was published for the first time.

1992

Renewal of the CENOR Memorandum of Understanding.

1997

Renewal of the CENOR Memorandum of Understanding. Separate AutoCAD Specialist Meetings are introduced. They will be held once a year in Frankfurt, Germany.

1998

The production process of CENOR FLIP changes significantly. The pages are delivered as digital data to the printing office.

2000

CENOR website “www.cenor.org” goes online.

2001

Most of the CENOR FLIP procedures are made available for download. The amount of printed procedures leads to a re-organization of the CENOR IAP booklets with geographical separated volumes 1 and 2.

2003

Renewal of the CENOR Memorandum of Understanding. Czech Republic officially applies for membership. Germany is appointed liaison nation.

2005

The CENOR Forum goes online administrated by CENOR member Denmark.

2006

Czech Republic becomes 6th CENOR member nation.

2008

Renewal of the CENOR Memorandum of Understanding. CENOR FLIP IAP and SID booklets are published at the same date in a 112 days cycle.

2009

Complete revision of the CENOR website and the specialist forum. The administration of the forum is handed over into German responsibility.

2010

After more than 20 years the “CENOR Star” is replaced by a new logo.

2011

CENOR celebrates 25 years of a common standard for FLIP production.

2012

Poland becomes 7th CENOR member nation.

2013

Re-organization of CENOR FLIP accomplished. With 07 FEB 2013 edition CENOR FLIP are published with a new structure. In the same year release of the revised CENOR website matching the new CENOR FLIP color scheme. In October 2013 Austria becomes 8th CENOR member nation.

CENOR Contact

Office Austria

Kommando Luftstreitkräfte/G5
Referat Flugverkehrsmanagement


Email: austria@cenor.org

Office Belgium

COMOPSAIR
Airspace Control Ops (A3.2)


Email: belgium@cenor.org

Office Czech Republic

Ministerstvo Obrany
Odbor vojenského letectví


Email: czech@cenor.org

Office Denmark

Tactical Air Staff
Flight Information


Email: denmark@cenor.org

Office Germany

Zentrum Luftoperationen
A 3 III c Luftfahrtveröffentlichungen


Email: germany@cenor.org  

Office Netherlands

AOCS NM
711 ACS / PVE P&IM / PANS OPS


Email: netherlands@cenor.org

Office Norway

Royal Norwegian Air Force
717 SQN MIPS Office


Email: norway@cenor.org

Office Poland

Military Air Traffic Service Office
of the Polish Armed Forces


Email: poland@cenor.org

Enquiries and Feedback

All enquiries about delivery of CENOR FLIP and questions concerning procedures are to be addressed to the appropriate national CENOR office.   If you like to notify us of any discrepancies or problems you find in the CENOR FLIP or put some constructive suggestions forward on how to improve our service, do not hesitate to contact us via mail or phone.