Sections of the Shanwick FIR are allocated to Shannon ACC and Brest ACC. The areas are designated SOTA (Shannon Oceanic Transition Area) and BOTA (Brest Oceanic Transition Area), respectively (see attachment #3) Aircraft within these sectors are handled by the relevant domestic ATC authority.
Aircraft requesting Oceanic clearance via ORCA (see paragraph 7) are not required to conact Shanwick on RTF.
…will enter the BOTA.
…will enter the SOTA.
…will enter the NOTA.
When staffing the sectors shall be consolidated as follows:
1 Controller: ORS shall be open. ORN shall be delegated to ORS. In addition ORS shall assume the duties of OCD.
2 Controllers: ORS and OCD shall be open. ORN shall be delegated to ORS.
3 Controllers: ORS, ORN and OCD shall be open.