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The Sector File <- Download Link
You can also use the auto-download feature of EuroScope to obtain the latest version.

Found a bug while using the new sector file? That’s anything from an auto-handoff that doesn’t work, to a missing position, to a misbehaving agreement… Use the EuroScope department of the helpdesk!

Alternate ownerships for observing/mentoring

It's possible for mentors to get the correct sector ownerships without needing to select a primary frequency. Just go to Other settings...Sector ownership setup, click 'select all' and select 'Mentoring TWR/APP' from the list. For mentoring on LON_*_CTR (or SCO_CTR) you will need to select the relevant 'Observing LON_*_CTR' option instead to specify which sector(s) you are interested in.

The LON_*_CTR can also be used for observing purposes rather than mentoring, but this requires a quick edit of the UK.ese file to tell Euroscope what your log-in callsign for observing will be. (E.g. HS_OBS.) Open UK.ese in Notepad or another text editor and the line to edit is at the top and clearly indicated. There's also an 'Observing London FIR' option that will give you ownership of every sector in the FIR, regardless of who else is online.

Adjacent airports shown when using the General Setting 'Set active APT by owned sectors'

There is now an option to choose which departure airports to show, by means of a special runway 00 at '000A Show adjacent departure airports' in the Runway Selector dialogue. This mainly affects London and Scottish Control sectors.

Option 1, with a selected runway 00 on the right hand side (under DEP or ARR, or both, doesn't matter): the departure list will show departures from all airports within the sector, or immediately adjacent to it.

Option 2, with no runway 00 selected: the departure list will show departures only from airports for which you have top-down responsibility for TWR services. That is, only when nobody else is covering it. This is the mode of operation found in previous versions of the sector file.

Contributing to the Project

Repository

Contributing Guide

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New version 2016/03 now available

AIRAC 2016/03

  • Added Lands End (EGHC) fixes for runway 07 RNAV approach
  • Updated EG D234A danger area
  • Removed Manchester (EGCC) holding point W2
  • Removed CAE NDB and fix FERAS (now withdrawn)

Other changes

  • Added adjacent airports ownership for Scottish positions (000A Show adjacent departure airports)
  • Added static boundaries for London AC Worthing, Dover, Clacton, Daventry and TC NE, NW, SE, SW
  • Added ‘online rings’ for EGCC, EGGP, EGPH, EGPF, EGPD
  • Added missing danger areas EG R219 and R220
  • Agreement fixes: EGPD and EGPE agreements; Dublin <-> Antrim; ESSEX -> SS APP; various Essex outbounds
  • Fixed ESSEX / SS APP ownership and handoffs
  • Fixed sector ownership for ENSV and EKDK thus also fixing some line display
  • Updated French CTRs and TMA airspace
  • Updated Manchester (EGCC) RMA
  • Updates to various airways lines, and added missing airspace bases for Y3 and Southern CTA
  • Updated various military runway designators - EGOV/QL/QS/VN

Thanks to the following, who all contributed to this release: @Pierre Ferran @Trevor Hannant @Matthew Moy @Luke Peters @Sam White

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Update 2016/04

There has been no release for this cycle, as there weren't many significant changes to incorporate. Expect more news for a 2016/05 sector file.

I have adapted some previously posted instructions on ownership features of the sector file towards the end of the original post in this thread, with the view to at some point including this sort of information on a webpage or inside a brief document. Let me know if you have any issues or find any bugs!

As always, the EuroScope department in the helpdesk is open to any bugs you might find!

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New version 2016/06 now available

AIRAC 2016/06

  • Amended Newcastle (EGNT) GIRLI1X SID, now GIRLI2X
  • Amended Gatwick (EGKK) RWY26L eastbound SIDs
  • Replaced various Birmingham (EGBB) RWY 33 SIDs
  • Replaced several conventional airways with new RNAV airways
  • Various airway and significant point changes / additions

AIRAC 2016/05

  • Added Aberdeen (EGPD) D1A holding point
  • Amended several Jersey (EGJJ) SIDs (designators and routings)

AIRAC 2016/04

  • Added Heathrow (EGLL) intermediate holds
  • Amended Cambridge (EGSC) RWY 05 threshold coordinates
  • Amended UL10 routing
  • Amended Scatsta (EGPM) radar frequency

Other changes

  • 1503 – Updated Norwich (EGSH) ground map
  • 1603 – Updated Luton (EGGW) threshold coordinates
  • 1604 – Added Heathrow (EGLL) intermediate holds on B (east)
  • Added static boundaries for the London AC North, Scottish TMA, and Antrim sectors
  • Added Worthing-Paris release line as ‘STAR’ data
  • Added Southend (EGMC) VRPs
  • Added new Humberside (EGNJ) SMR / ground map
  • Fixed Antrim (STC_A) callsign suffix, fixing ownership/identification
  • Improved Essex COPX prediction
  • Updated LTC sector line display, particularly for LTC_SW
  • Updated Northolt (EGWU) runway threshold coordinates
  • Updated City (EGLC) SMR – previously missing stand 15

Thanks also to the following, who all contributed to this release: @Alex Ashley @Pierre Ferran @Trevor Hannant @Matthew Moy @Luke Peters @Tasos Petropoulos @Charlie Watson @Sam White

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New version 2016/07 now available

AIRAC 2016/07

  • Amended Benbecula VOR/DME to DME only
  • Added fixes for EGNL and EGEC RNAV approaches
  • Updated Carlisle (EGNC) runway threshold coordinates and tracks

Other changes

  • 1513 – Removed Belfast (EGAA) ground position
  • Amended default visibility centre and scaling
  • Added missing ScTMA 5 Class D airspace base label
  • Added EGNX, EGBB, EGNT and EGAA online rings
  • Added missing Biggin Hill (EGKB) RNAV STARs and transitions
  • Added missing Hawarden (EGNR) STARs
  • Added Newquay (EGHQ) ground map
  • Fixed ordering of Birmingham (EGBB) RWY 33 DTY SIDs

Thanks also to the following, who contributed to this release: @Alex Ashley @Jamie Fox

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New version 2016/09 now available

AIRAC 2016/08

  • Added Liverpool (EGGP) and Kirkwall (EGPA) RNAV approach fixes

AIRAC 2016/09

  • Added Barra (PR), Islay (PI) & Land’s End (HC) RNAV approach fixes
  • Moved Birmingham (EGBB) 2Y SIDs from trial to priority SID
  • Moved N552/N562 to RNAV routes
  • Updated Southampton (EGHI) Radar frequency
  • Updated Shoreham (EGKA) runway tracks and coordinates

Other changes

  • Added La Manche delegated airspace as ARTCC High data
  • Added EGPK/AE/PE/NC online rings to display to area
  • Added Ronaldsway (EGNS) VRPs
  • Amended agreement between LL INT S and TC SW for easterly CPTs
  • Amended STAR ordering for better default runway selection
  • Fixed AC North static boundary; added AC West static boundary
  • Changes relating to the incorporation of TC East
  • Changes relating to TC South sector airspace changes

Thanks also to the following, who contributed to this release: @Alex Ashley @Jamie Fox

Edited by Harry Sugden

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New version 2016/12 now available

AIRAC 2016/10

  • Added new Stansted (EGSS) departures
  • Added danger area EG D138C
  • Added new Strumble CTA
  • Added the reinstated Aldergrove (EGAA) ground position
  • Amended Worthing and Southern CTAs
  • Updated Luton (EGGW) SIDs and Essex STARs

AIRAC 2016/11

  • Added Cardiff (EGFF) RNAV fixes

AIRAC 2016/12

  • Amended Lands End (EGHC) RNAV fix designator

  • Updated runway magnetic tracks for EGFF/PH/PD

Other changes

  • Removed danger area EG D121
  • Updated various airways and significant points (fixes)

Thanks also to the following, who contributed to this release: @Alex Ashley, @Luke Brown

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New version 2017/01 now available 

AIRAC 1613

  • Amended Southampton (EGHI) ATIS frequency
  • Re-designated Doncaster (EGCN) FNY STAR – now FNY2D
  • Various airway and significant point (fixes) updates

AIRAC 1701

  • Added Cardiff (EGFF) RNAV fixes
  • Removed 5 danger areas
  • Updated Heathrow (EGLL) SMR to reflect construction work
  • Updated Doncaster (EGCN) SMR with new stands
  • Various airway and significant point (fixes) updates

Other changes

  • Added Lydd (EGMD) runway 03/21
  • Added East Midlands (EGNX) holding points M4 and M5
  • Added London helicopter reporting points (freetext)
  • Amended Copenhagen Control frequency
  • Amended Inverness (EGPE) ATIS frequency
  • Corrected N864 airspace base between EXMOR and BHD
  • Corrected Guernsey (EGJB) SKERY SID designators
  • Corrected Southern CTA southern boundary
  • Corrected Gatwick (EGKK) Handcross VRP spelling
  • Corrected Carlisle (EGNC) online ring display to MAN
  • Updated Gatwick (EGKK) SMR, adding Pier 1
  • Updated Luton (EGGW) and Leeds (EGNM) SMRs

Thanks also to the following, who contributed to this release: @Alex Ashley, @Trevor Hannant, @Ash Kirby, @Luke Peters, @Oliver Rhodes, @Sam White

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New version 2017/03 now available 

AIRAC 1702

  • Channel Islands VRPs updated
  • Glasgow (EGPF) SMR Updated, new Gamma Apron and Hangers, Hold T1 added
  • Heathrow (EGLL) SMR Updated, Marked Link 12 as disused, taxiway B construction area reduced
  • Luton (EGGW) SID MATCH1Y updated to MATCH2Y
  • Luton (EGGW) SMR Updates - Stands added and removed
  • Lydd (EGMD) RNAV approach waypoint DIXIN renamed GITKI
  • Prestwick (EGPK) SMR Updated, Taxiway Papa truncated, Ryanair hanger and apron added
  • Waypoint BAMLI added

AIRAC 1703

  • Airway L15 Truncated at LYD, waypoints added to M91. M91 replaced by RNAV M91
  • Airway N14 extended to LANPI
  • Alderney (EGJA) SMR Updated - Added new hangar
  • Dundee (EGPN) - Fixes for new RNAV 27 & RNAV 09 approaches added
  • Edinburgh (EGPH) SMR Updated, Hold E2 removed, Stand 12 added
  • Leeds (EGNM) radar frequency updated
  • London City (EGLC) SMR Updated, holding point update and redesignations
  • Many airway redesignations and updates (mostly making airways RNAV)
  • New Solent VRPs added
  • Waypoint DIRGI (on UP612) withdrawn
  • Waypoint DISAL renamed XAPOS

Other changes

  • Added Carlisle (EGNC) VRP Annan
  • Added online rings for EGAC Corrected
  • Airway Y53 – one fix redesignated
  • Corrected Farnborough (EGLF) SMR Holding Points
  • Updated Blackpool (EGNH) VRPs
  • Updated Heathrow (EGLL) approach sectors and RMA around the Heathrow Centerlines
  • Updated Luton (EGGW) SMR colour scheme and edited data to more closely match real SMR
  • Updated Manchester (EGCC) SMR
  • Updated VATSIM frequencies doc with entry for Southend Tower

Thanks also to the following, who contributed to this release: @Alex Ashley, @Trevor Hannant @Matthew Moy @Harry Sugden @Sam White

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New version 2017/04 now available 

AIRAC 1608

  • Gatwick (EGKK) Stands Updated

AIRAC 1704

  • Gatwick (EGKK) SIDs updated

  • Guernsey (EGJB)  SIDs truncated

  • Guernsey (EGJB) STARs updated

  • Jersey (EGJJ) SIDs truncated

  • Jersey (EGJJ) STARs updated

Other changes

  • Added EGR095 (Sark)

  • Added Ownership Settings for Observers & Mentors in Scottish FIR

  • Corrected Ground Map designator for Yeovil/Westland (EGHG)

  • Corrected Mistake in EGAC sector data

  • Corrected Prestwick (EGPK) ground map lines

  • Corrected TC East agreements

  • Updated Low-Detail Coastline in SW England to place aerodromes on the land

  • Updated Scottish FIR ground maps colour scheme.

Thanks also to the following, who contributed to this release: @Alex Ashley, @Trevor Hannant

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New version 2017/05 now available 

AIRAC 1705

  • Waypoint ETRID withdrawn (Q41/UQ41)
  • Leeds/Bradford (EGNM) stand 14A added
  • Newcastle (EGNT) SIDs updated
  • London/Heathrow (EGLL) Amended SMR (new holding points)
  • Portsmouth and Southern CTAs amended
Other changes
  • Added EGVN VRPs
  • Corrected Daventry CTA 10 airspace base showing
  • Corrected Liverpool (EGGP) SMAA
  • Removed Bristol (EGGD)DHZ
  • Updated Bristol(EGGD)/Cardiff (EGFF) Buffer Zone
  • Updated colours of Manchester (EGCC) SMR

Thanks also to the following, who contributed to this release: @Alex Ashley, @Trevor Hannant @Anastasios Mpithas

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New version 2017/06 now available 

AIRAC

Effective Date

Changes

1607

23 Jun 2016

Updated Carlisle (EGNC) Ground Map

1703

2 Mar 2017

Updated Lydd (EGMD) Runway Heading

1705

27 Apr 2017

Added Harwarden (EGNR) Director Frequency

1706

25 May 2017

Added waypoint LEMGU on M17/UM17

Added waypoint OBUBA

Added waypoint TIGBA on Q63

Added West CTA

Updated airspace base in Portsmouth CTA 5

Updated Cotswold CTA

Updated Cranwell (EGTC) Runway Heading

Updated East Midlands (EGNX) ATIS Frequency

Updated London/Heathrow (EGLL) SMR

Updated UN863 to UM184

Updated Y76 to Z291

Other changes

Added a number of military airfield ground maps

Added Oxford (EGTK) Ground Map

Added position information for a number of military airfields

Corrected frequency assignments for Belfast/Aldergrove (EGAA)

Corrected Southern CTA Line

Updated agreement between MAN E and LON N

Updated colour definitions for some SMRs

Updated tracks for Guernsey SIDs

 

Thanks to the following, who contributed to this release: @Ash Kirby, @Trevor Hannant @Anastasios Mpithas

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Hello,

 

The above release (1706) didn't contain any changes since 1705 due to an issue with our compiler. Thanks to some speedy work from @Neil Farrington, this is fixed - new files (both auto download in ES and manual (via the above link)) are being uploaded shortly.

 

Thanks for your patience!

 

Chris.

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New version 2017/07 now available 

AIRAC 1612

  • Updated Norwich (EGSH) ground map

AIRAC 1704

  • Updated Luton (EGGW) stand numbers and coordinates

AIRAC 1707

  • Added Blackpool (EGNH) VRP (M55 J3)
  • Added Harwarden (EGNR) VRPs
  • Removed Danger Areas D145, D146, D409
  • Updated Edinburgh (EGPH) ground map
  • Updated Liverpool (EGGP) VRPs
  • Updated Manchester (EGCC) Squawk Code Assignments
  • Updated Waypoints KOLID & RITSI Coordinates
Other changes
  • Added Farnborough (EGLF) Helicopter Routes
  • Corrected some ground map files to ensure correct inclusion in sector file
  • Correct Newcastle (EGNT) VRP name
  • Removed Birmingham (EGBB) SID - CPT4D
  • Updated Farnborough (EGLF) SMR

 

Thanks also to the following, who contributed to this release: @Josh Riley, @Anastasios Mpithas, @Rhys Marston, @Trevor Hannant

Edited by Chris Pawley

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New version 2017/08 now available

AIRAC 1706

  • Added Danger Area D701Y
  • Updated Danger Area D701C

AIRAC 1708

  • Added Yeovil (YVL) DME
  • Updated Biggin Hill (EGKB) runway heading
  • Updated London/Gatwick (EGKK) SIDs
  • Updated London/Heathrow (EGLL) SMR (construction changes)
  • Updated London/Luton (EGGW) stand labels
  • Updated Manchester (EGCC) SMR (construction changes)

Other changes

  • Added Belfast/Aldergrove RNAV approach fixes
  • Added Cardiff (EGFF) holding point labels
  • Added Dundee (EGPN) approach online ring
  • Added Exeter (EGTE) holding point labels
  • Added London/Luton (EGGW) alternative SMR
  • Added Stornoway (EGPO) approach online ring
  • Corrected Bristol (EGGD) / Cardiff (EGFF) Buffer colour
  • Updated Cardiff (EGFF) stand 6 taxi line
  • Updated Norwich (EGSH) approach sector to reflect CAS

Note: To access the alternative SMR for Luton : Display Settings -> Regions -> Untick "Luton" and Tick "Luton Alternative SMR". To revert, simply do the opposite.

Thanks also to the following, who contributed to this release: @Luke Brown, @Anastasios Mpithas, @Trevor Hannant

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New version 2017/09 now available

AIRAC 1704

  • Added Lee-On-Solent (EGHF) ATZ
  • Added Fleetlands (EGVF) ATZ

AIRAC 1706

  • Updated many airways (becoming RNAV, removed "U" designator)

AIRAC 1708

  • Updated ARP for many airfields

AIRAC 1709

  • Added Benbecula (EGPL) VRPs
  • Added East Midlands Conspicuity Code
  • Added New Denham (EGLD) VRPs
  • Added Redhill (EGKR) VRPs
  • Updated Southend (EGMC) SMR

Other changes

  • Added fixes removed between 2017/01 and 2017/03
  • Added static sector boundary for MAN_E_CTR
  • Added static sector boundary for MAN_W_CTR
  • Corrected Belfast City (EGAC) online ring
  • Corrected London/Gatwick (EGKK) SID routings
  • Corrected London/Heathrow (EGLL) stand number colours
  • Corrected Manchester (EGCC) stand number colours
  • Updated CTA Coordinates near Birmingham (EGBB)
  • Updated internal referencing to EGPN and EGPO online rings
  • Updated OCAS regions and airspace near Cotswold & West CTAs

Thanks also to the following, who contributed to this release: @Rhys Marston, @Trevor Hannant, @Luke Brown and @Anastasios Mpithas

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New version 2017/10 now available

AIRAC 1708

  • Removed Biggin Hill (EGKB) runway 11/29
  • Updated Biggin Hill (EGKB) SMR
  • Updated Glasgow (EGPF) SMR


AIRAC 1709

  • Updated Edinburgh (EGPH) SMR
  • Updated London/Heathrow (EGLL) SMR


AIRAC 1710

  • Added Manchester/Barton (EGCB) VRP
  • Updated Strumble CTA
  • Updated Leeds/Bradford (EGNM) stand coordinates
  • Updated London/Gatwick (EGKK) SMR
  • Updated London/Heathrow (EGLL) SMR
  • Updated Prestwick (EGPK) SMR
  • Updated Q75 airway to RNAV


Other Changes

  • Added Northold (EGWU) BIG4B STAR
  • Corrected City of Derry (EGAE) online ring
  • Corrected sector definition of AC Dover
  • Corrected sector lines for adjacent controllers when controlling TC North
  • Removed base of CAS label in North-Eastern corner of Southern CTA
  • Removed controlled airspace triangle North of L9 near BCN

Thanks to the following, who contributed to this release: @Daniel Remiszewski, @Luke Brown, @Anastasios Mpithas and @George Wright.

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New version 2017/11 now available

AIRAC 1706

  • Updated Luton (EGGW) SMR


AIRAC 1710

  • Updated West CTA

  • Updated Luton (EGGW) SMR


AIRAC 1711

  • Updated Hawarden (EGNR) squawk code allocation

  • Updated Newcastle (EGNT) SMR


Other Changes

  • Added ownership for North Sea CTA 2 delegated airspace

  • Added sector boundary lines for SCO_WD_CTR

  • Added SCO_E_CTR static sector boundary

  • Corrected Glasgow (EGPF) squawk code allocation

  • Corrected Newcastle (EGNT) online ring display

  • Updated Edinburgh (EGPH) centrelines by extending them

  • Updated Newquay (EGHQ) centrelines by extending them

Thanks to the following, who contributed to this release: @Luke Brown and @Harry Sugden

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New version 2017/12 now available

AIRAC 1712

 

  • Updated Jersey (EGJJ) SMR

  • Updated Liverpool (EGGP) STARs

  • Updated London/City (EGLC) STARs

  • Updated London/Gatwick (EGKK) STARs

  • Updated London/Heathrow (EGLL) SMR

  • Updated London/Heathrow (EGLL) STARs

  • Updated London/Luton (EGGW) STARs

  • Updated London/Stansted (EGSS) STARs

  • Updated Manchester (EGCC) SMR

  • Updated Manchester (EGCC) STARs

  • Updated multiple airways (conversion to RNAV) and changes of designators

  • Updated P6 airway

  • Updated Southend (EGMC) STARs

  • Updated UL10 airway

  • Updated UL28/L28 airways

  • Updated UM140 airway

  • Updated UN862 & N862 airways

  • Updated UQ4 & Q4 airways

  • Updated UP620 airway

Other Changes

  • Added functionality for London TC Bandbox

  • Corrected Airspace definition of North Sea Area 2

Thanks to the following, who contributed to this release: @Dale Brooksby and @Josh Riley [Dale especially took on a number of time consuming and not very interesting jobs this cycle - so thanks for that!]

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New version 2017/13 now available

AIRAC 1712

  • Updated Biggin Hill (EGKB) STARs
  • Updated UY124 & Y124 airways

Other Changes

  • Added Scottish Deancross Sector Static Boundary
  • Added Scottish Rathlin Sector Static Boundary
  • Corrected Lossiemouth (EGQS) TWR & APP Frequency

Thanks to the following, who contributed to this release: @Andy Ford, @Luke Brown and @Dale Brooksby

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