On the implementation in the Russian Federation of the new format of the ICAO flight plan
Information on the implementation in the russian federation of the new format of the icao flight plan form (fpl 2012), changes to flight planning provisions and ats messages with effect from 15th november, 2012
For flights operating within the Russian Federation airspace the following shall apply. Beginning 12th November, 2012 at 0000 UTC all flight plans for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flights and Visual Flight Rules (VFR) flights should be filed using the NEW content and format.
Flight plans filed using the PRESENT content and format will continue to be accepted until 0000 UTC on 15th November, 2012.
IFR and VFR flight plans using the PRESENT content and format, which are filed after 0000 UTC 15th November, 2012, will not be accepted.
Operators are strongly encouraged always to include the Date of Flight (DOF) in Item 18 of the flight plan. It is mandatory to include DOF if the flight plan is filed more than 24 hours in advance of the EOBT.
Beginning 12th November, 2012 at 0000 UTC all flight plans and FPL associated messages and changes to FPL should be addressed (directed) to the Main Air Traffic Management Centre and enroute ATFM unit (the air traffic flow management units).
If any portion of a flight is planned to take place, or may possibly take place, after 0000 UTC on 15th November, 2012, operators are strongly encouraged to file the applicable flight plan using the NEW content and format.
During the transition period (from 12th November, 2012 till 15th November, 2012) operators are responsible for transmitting the appropriate flight plan content and format.
AIC 07/12 dated 26/09/2012