DOD To Deny Access to Aero Charts

 - November 3, 2006, 9:10 AM

The Defense Department will remove its flight information publications, digital aeronautical flight information file and related aeronautical charts and publications from public sale effective October 1 this year. The department is taking the action, it said, to protect the integrity of critical navigation data, limit the ability of malicious individuals or organizations to acquire that data, satisfy the copyright concerns of certain international source providers and avoid competition with the commercial marketplace.