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atc-discussion Cross the Pond 2017 Westbound

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Some information regarding sector load for Cross the Pond westbound this year.

Routes

See here for the NAT tracks and the routing assignments

See here for an overview of routes in the EGTT/EGPX FIR

 

Scottish

Will be split as West (covering Rathlin) and East/Dean Cross (log on as bandbox). See here for sector details.

Scottish East

Traffic departing EGCC via POL should be climbed and turned west towards KUGUR once separated. This will be presumed standing agreement and handed to West without direct coordination.  Don't allow this traffic to run to TLA.

The main choke point is around MADAG/PTH.  You have traffic at cruise from ESSA also from EDDM towards IBROD.  Departing traffic from EHAM will be routing north towards RATSU. Where possible keep tis below the ESSA/EDDM traffic until turned west and handed off to West.  You will keep the remaining traffic to RATSU.

Scottish West

Will merge 2 streams of traffic inbound IBROD and hand 2 separated streams to MIMKU and KUGUR.  You will need to allow this traffic to leave the frequency early to allow them to obtain oceanic clearance.

AC North/MAN TMA

Will take inbound traffic via RAVLO and handle all departing EGCC traffic. 25% of EGCC traffic will route via POL.  This traffic should be handed to AC Scottish at the earliest opportunity.  The remaining will route via ASMIM with some turning south via UN862 and the rest merging with the RAVLO stream via BAGSO.

South-Central

Will handle some EHAM and EDDM traffic entering via the Clacton sector.  Some of this traffic will merge at LAM to route via CPT.  The remaining traffic will turn south via SAM.

West

Will handle traffic departing EGCC via UN862.  Keep this traffic low until south of BCN as there is crossing traffic via EVRIN and SLANY.

Any non-event LTMA traffic via UL9 should be kept below the EGCC departures.

Traffic will be merged around GAPLI.

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