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Implementation of the 8.33 kHz spacing


The regulation applies to all general air traffic (GAT) flights in the airspace of the ICAO EUR region managed by Member States, in particular underFL 195, and to all in-band ground and in-band VHF [117.975 MHz - 137 MHz] radio equipment.
It lays down requirements for the conversion to 8.33 kHz of almost all the frequencies in this band and the carrying of 8.33 kHz compatible radioequipment.
The conversion requirements do not apply to the following 25 kHz frequencies: urgency (121.5 MHz), SAR (123.1 MHz), VDL, ACARS, CLIMAX, aswell as the frequencies that shall remain within 25 kHz channel spacing for security reasons

Conversion of frequencies from 25 kHz to 8.33 kHz:

  • From January 4, 2018: All IFR flight plans for aircraft not equipped with 8.33 radios will be rejected.
  • From September 1, 2018: Access to Class A, C and D airspace is restricted to aircraft equipped with an 8.33 radio.
  • From January 1, 2021: Every aircraft equipped with a radio must be equipped with a 8.33 radio.

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UE grant for 8.33 kHz radios !


Operators of light general aviation aircraft must convert their 25 kHz radio equipment to 8,33 kHz frequency separation, mandatory in all European radio contact airspace from 1 January 2021. To help the owners of these aircraft to convert their radio equipment, France has obtained a European grant!

Since 15 March 2019, a dedicated online portal has been available for eligible aircraft owners to apply for the grant. The first subsidy payments were made at the end of September. Users wishing to benefit from the subsidy are invited to take these steps and submit their applications on the site until 31 December 2020.

The conditions of eligibility for the European grant as well as the grant ceilings are described in the "Applicant's Guide"

IC-A16E, the new aviation VHF for professionals!

8.33/25 kHz Ground to Air Radio with Class Leading 1500 mW Powerful Audio
A new VHF airband radio with 8.33 and 25 kHz channel spacing in accordance with the new regulations, ideal for professionals in the aviation industry:
- Ground staff (ramp attendants, maintenance, handling, airline catering, engine drivers, baggage handlers...)
- Assistance companies on tarmac
- Aerodrome managers...

The IC-A16E has indeed many advantages:
  • 1500 mW loud audio for clear communications
  • LCD display, full keypad and key balcklight for night operation
  • Ultra compact (52.2 x 111.8 x 31.1 mm) and lightweight (257g with battery)
  • Waterproof durable body (IP67/54 and MIL-STD-810-G)
  • Long battery life: up to 17 hours with BP-280 Li-ion battery supplied
  • Side Tone, ANL and VOX functions
  • Compatible with third-party aviation headsets (with optional adapter OPC-2401)

IC-A25NE : 6 W (PEP) Powerful Air Band Radio with Built-in GPS and Bluetooth®

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Built-in GPS with Simplified Waypoint NAV (for IC-A25N)
The simplified waypoint NAV guides you to a destination by using current position information from GPS (also GLONASS and SBAS). The waypoint NAV has two functions: Direct-To NAV and Flight Plan NAV. In the Direct-To NAV, the IC-A25N directly guides you to a specified waypoint. In the Flight Plan NAV, the transceiver guides you to a sequential series of waypoints. Up to 10 flight plans and 300 waypoints can be memorized in the IC-A25N. Position information imported from an Android/iOS device* can be used as a waypoint.
* RS-AERO1A/RS-AERO1I required.

Flight Plans with Android™ /iOS™ App (for IC-A25N)
Using the RS-AERO1A (Android) or RS-AERO1I (iOS) application, you can make flight plans on an Android/iOS device and import the plan into the IC-A25N via Bluetooth. The following four functions are available:
1. Create a flight plan: You can make flight plans on an Android/iOS device by using preprogrammed waypoints.
2. Set Direct-To NAV: You can select a point on the map and export it to the IC-A25N for Direct-To NAV.
3. Display flight plan information: A flight plan in the IC-A25N can be displayed on an Android/iOS device.
4. Display waypoint information: Preprogrammed waypoints can be exported to an Android/iOS device and plotted on an map application.

VOR Navigation Functions (for IC-A25N)
The CDI (Course Deviation Indicator) is detailed like a real VOR instrument, and displays any deviation from your course.
The OBS (Omni Bearing Selector) enables you to change course from the original flight plan.
The TO-FROM indicator shows the position relationship between your aircraft and the course selected by the OBS.
The ABSS (Automatic Bearing Set System) function enables you to set the current course as a new course in two simple steps.



IC-A220T : A high-quality panel mount radio with clear visibility OLED screen!

ICOM's next generation 8.33kHz air band panel mount transceiver

The IC-A220 TSO version can be used as a primary VHF radio in general aviation (part 23) aircraft.
The TSO version is also accepted as an ETSO radio under the TSO/ETSO reciprocal acceptance policy.

  • High visibility OLED screen
  • Large switch buttons
  • Easy channel selection
  • TSO/ETSO certification
  • Automatic squelch
  • GPS memory function
  • Auto dimmer and external dimmer function
  • 8.33kHz channel spacing
  • Remote control capability
  • 9 V power supply operation
  • Intercom function