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This page covers procedures specific for both Gander and Shanwick FIRs and is a complement of the Common Procedures found at http://occ.ivao.aero/wiki/index.php/Common_Oceanic_Procedures_for_Controllers


Purpose

This page establishes standard procedures for the control of the North Atlantic HLA airspace by Gander OCC and Shanwick OCC including coordination and transfer of control of flights and delegation of airspace between the two units.


Description of Airspace and Sectors

The Gander and Shanwick OCC are each responsible for half of the north Atlantic HLA airspace (border is at 30W°). Both OCAs have been divided into various sectors to optimise traffic management and controller workload.

Sector Frequency Identifier Code
Shanwick/Gander Master Position 127.900 (12790.0 kHz) EGGX_SG_CTR ORS
Shanwick Oceanic Clearance 127.650/123.950 MHz EGGX_OC_CTR OCD
Shanwick Northern Tracks 120.350 (12035.0 kHz) EGGX_N_CTR ORN
Shanwick Southern Tracks 124.175 (12417.5 kHz) EGGX_S_CTR ORS
Gander Oceanic Clearance 128.450/135.450 MHz CZQX_OC_CTR OC
Gander North Tracks 126.900 (12690.0 kHz) CZQX_N_CTR FSS-N
Gander South Tracks 122.370 (12237.0 kHz) CZQX_S_CTR FSS-S
Gander West Tracks 127.100 (12710.0 kHz) CZQX_W_CTR FSS-W

The first position to be opened is always Shanwick/Gander FSS (EGGX_SG_CTR), followed by Shanwick FSS (EGGX_S_CTR) or Gander FSS (CZQX_S_CTR). Agree with EGGX_SG_CTR which position SG prefers. Prior permission required for Gander FSS (CZQX_W_CTR) by ATC Ops Staff.

Airspace Diagram:

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Gander Specific Procedures

Intercom

Aircraft when issuing instructions or clearances always preface with “ATC clears” or “ATC instructs” as appropriate. Refer to the Canadian Phraseology guide, for complete intercom procedures.


Sectors

  • 1 Controller: FSS-S shall be open. FSS-W and FSS-N shall be delegated to FSS-S. FSS-S shall assume the duties of OC.
  • 2 Controllers: FSS-S and OC shall be open. FSS-W and FSS-N shall be delegated to FSS-S.
  • 3 Controllers: FSS-N, FSS-S and OC shall be open. FSS-W shall be split between FSS-N and FSS-S.
  • 4 Controllers: FSS-N, FSS-S, FSS-W and OC shall be open.

  • Shanwick Specific Procedures

    Airspace Allocation

    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 aircraft within these sectors are handled by the relevant domestic ATC authority.

    Oceanic Transition Areas:

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    ORCA

    Aircraft requesting Oceanic clearance via ORCA (see paragraph 7) are not required to conact Shanwick on RTF.


    BOTA

    Flights via..

  • UN480 routing REGHI <-> ETIKI
  • UN420 routing LAPEX <-> SEPAL
  • UN460 routing RIVAX <-> SIVIR
  • …will enter the BOTA.


    SOTA

    Flights via..

  • UN491 routing GUNSO <-> BEDRA
  • UL739 routing KENUK <-> SOMAX
  • UN514 routing GIPER <-> DINIM
  • …will enter the SOTA.


    NOTA

    Flights via..

  • UN542 routing BABAN <-> VENER
  • UP618 routing BABAN <->RESNO
  • UN551 routing NIBOG <-> ODLUM <-> RESNO
  • UM17 routing DEXET <-> ODLUM <-> ETARI
  • UN551 routing NIBOG <-> ODLUM <->ETARI
  • UM17 routing DEXET <-> ODLUM <-> PIKIL
  • UN563 routing MIMKU <-> ELPIN <-> PIKIL
  • UP736 routing ELPIN <-> BILTO
  • UN550 routing NIBOG <-> ELPIN <-> SUNOT
  • UP979 routing DEVOL <-> DEXET <-> ELPIN <-> OSBOX <-> AGORI
  • UN572 routing GOMUP <-> AGORI <-> SUNOT
  • …will enter the NOTA.


    Bandboxing

    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.

  • Coordination

    With Domestic Units

    Sector Westbound Eastbound
    Scottish Control Oceanic clearances must be obtained by the latest 30 Minutes prior to entrypoint. Scottish Control is therefore to release aircraft to meet that deadline accordingly. A coordination message should be sent to Scottish around 5 Minutes prior to reaching the exitpoint quoting Level, Speed, ETA for the point and destination.
    EGPX_WS_CTR
    127.275 MHz
    ATSIX, BALIX, ERAKA, GOMUP+NOTA when Shannon offline
    Shannon Control Oceanic clearances must be obtained by the latest 30 Minutes prior to entrypoint. Shannon Control is therefore to release aircraft to meet that deadline accordingly.This means for most Ireland departures that they need to contact Shanwick after obtaining their IFR clearance well before takeoff. A coordination message should be sent to Shannon around 5 Minutes prior to reaching,the exitpoint quoting Level, Speed, ETA for the point and destination.
    EISN_CTR
    131.150 MHz
    DOGAL, NEBIN, MALOT, TOBOR, LIMRI, ADARA, DINIM+ NOTA+SOTA
    London Control Oceanic clearances must be obtained by the latest 30 Minutes prior to entrypoint. London Control is therefore to release aircraft to meet that deadline accordingly. A coordination message should be sent to London around 5 Minutes prior to reaching the exit point quoting Level, Speed, ETA for the point and destination.
    EGTT_CTR
    128.125 MHz
    LESLU, GAPLI, TURLU, RATKA+SOTA when Shannon offline
    Special airway T9, LASNO to BEGAS:Please note that this airway is oceanic when Brest is offline, therefore aircraft should be contacted and a clearance issued.
    Madrid Control Oceanic clearances must be obtained by the latest 30 Minutes prior to entrypoint. Madrid Control is therefore to release aircraft to meet that deadline accordingly. A coordination message should be sent to Madrid around 5 Minutes prior to reaching,the exitpoint quoting Level, Speed, ETA for the point and destination.
    LECM_SAN_CTR
    135.950 MHz
    PASAS, PITAX, BERUX, DIXIS, ADVAT, BEGAS
    Montreal Center A coordination message should be sent to Montreal around 5 Minutes prior to reaching,the exitpoint quoting Level, Speed, ETA for the point and destination. Oceanic clearances must be obtained by the latest 30 Minutes prior to entrypoint. Montreal is therefore to release aircraft to meet that deadline accordingly, or obtain the clearance on the pilots behalf.
    CZUL_CTR
    133.220 MHz
    MUSVA, KAGLY, KENKI, NALDI, BERUS, TANTI, GRIBS, VIMLA, MIBNO, TAPLU, PEPKI, KENRI, IKMAN, VIBID
    Gander Domestic A coordination message should be sent to Gander around 5 Minutes prior to reaching,the exitpoint quoting Level, Speed, ETA for the point and destination. Oceanic clearances must be obtained by the latest 30 Minutes prior to entrypoint. Gander is therefore to release aircraft to meet that deadline accordingly, or obtain the clearance on the pilots behalf.
    CDQX_CTR
    124.175 MHz
    MOATT, PRAWN, PORGY, LOACH, SCROD, OYSTR, CARPE, HECKK, CRONO, DENDU, KOBEV, LOGSU, NOVEP, RONPO, URTAK, VODOR


    With Oceanic Units

    Sector Coordination
    Santa Maria Oceanic
    LPPO_OCC_CTR
    13355.0 kHz
    Handoffs to and from Santa Maria should be coordinated on an individual basis as the majority of flights will be on random tracks.Ideally transfer of communications should occur on the 45th Parallel.
    New York Oceanic
    KZWY_CTR
    12010.0 kHz
    Handoffs to and from New York should be coordinated on an individual basis as the majority of flights will be on random tracks.Ideally transfer of communications should occur on the 45th Parallel.
    Reykjavik Control
    BIRD_CTR
    119.700 MHz
    Handoffs to and from Reykjavik should be coordinated on an individual basis as the majority of flights will be on random tracks.Ideally transfer of communications should occur on 61°N and/or 30°West.

    ATIS

    When controlling Oceanic please use this ATIS:

    "Datalink in use/Clearance to be obtained NO LATER than 30 Mins prior to Entry/Position reports mandatory/For further info please consult occ.ivao.aero"