128. Automatic recording of voice communications, signal and data. (1) The holder of certificate of any communication, navigation, surveillance or air traffic management facility at an aeronautical telecommunication station and any associated facility required thereto shall, make provision for recording and replaying the messages, voice communication, signals and data transmitted or received through equipment and maintain such records for such period and in such manner as may be specified by the Director-General.

 

(2) If any recording facility provided in compliance with sub-rule (1) ceases to be capable of recording the matters required by that sub-rule, it shall be ensured that, as far as practicable, a record of the following is kept in writing

 

(a) a summary of voice communications exchanged between the Aeronautical Telecommunication Station and aircraft by Air Traffic control unit; and

(b) voice communication, message exchanged with other Aeronautical Telecommunication Station.

 

(3) If any recording facility provided in accordance with sub rule (1) becomes unserviceable, the person in charge of communication, navigation, surveillance or air traffic management facility at an Aeronautical Telecommunication Station shall ensure that the apparatus is rendered serviceable again as soon as possible within reasonably practicable time.

 

(4) The person in charge of communication, navigation and surveillance of air traffic management facility at an Aeronautical Telecommunication Station shall preserve every record for a period of thirty days from the date on which the terms or content of the message, data or signal were recorded for the purpose of investigation or for such longer period as may be specified by the Director-General.

 

(5) The person in charge of communication, navigation, surveillance or air traffic management facility at an aeronautical telecommunication station shall produce such record to investigating official or to any other person authorised by Director-General.

 

[Inserted by GSR No. 31(E) dated 14-1-2015]

 

 

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