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ATIS Operating Procedures

The Operating Procedures (OP), the primary governing document used to guide the operations of ATIS’ Forums and Committees, has been developed by ATIS with input from ATIS members. The OP outlines the processes used by ATIS Forums to progress work on ATIS Deliverables, which include American National Standards, Technical Requirements, Technical Specifications, Technical Reports, industry guidelines or white papers. 

ATIS Forum and Committee activities must adhere to the ATIS Operating Procedures (including basic principles such as fairness, due process, respect for minority opinions, and common sense). Participants must read the procedural notices regarding the development of ATIS deliverables.

The OP is a living document and may be amended from time-to-time. Changes to the OP have been recently made. A redlined draft of the OP can be found here, and a description of the changes can be found here. The revised OP will be effective on May 1, 2014.

For more information about the OP, or to suggest additional changes, please do not hesitate to contact Thomas Goode, ATIS General Counsel, at

Reference Materials

square ATIS Operating Procedures (Updated 05/01/2014)
square ATIS Forum/Committee – Issue Identification Form (05/01/2014)
square ATIS Bylaws (Updated 06/21/2012)
square ATIS Organizational Structure Chart
square Developing An “ATIS standard”
square ATIS Interaction with the ITU
square ATIS Document Numbering

square Additional Materials:

square ANSI Essential Requirements (Updated January 2014)