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atc-discussion CTP Eastbound 2018 Area Control Brief

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George Wright

Hi all, here is the plan for London and Scottish Control for CTP. A diagram is available at https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1OGolnZEqO5_Yg9BmbxFZbwqtfnk-Pl3WtnFVS7afSDA/edit?usp=sharing.

All London and Scottish sectors to be used are standard and as per the current sector file. 

We have four tracks for event traffic - R (GOMUP), T (PIKIL), X (MALOT) and Y (LIMRI). The non-event tracks will be in the middle - U (RESNO) and W (DOGAL). Westbound transfers to Shannon domestic will be to 131.150 above FL245"  Westbound traffic going via BAGSO and LIPGO above FL245 should be to 125.870 and between BAKUR and LEDGO is 131.150 and then south of LEDGO is 135.600.

 

Scottish

Scottish will split East/West. Please split West + DCS (133.200) from the bandbox sector. LSZH and EHAM traffic will overfly on separate routes to LONAM and TOPPA respectively. EDDF traffic will overfly the short distance via IOM. There are three routes for EGCC - one will route via IOM to MIRSI, the other two will converge on DCS and will need to be merged for arrival into ROSUN. This is the only planned convergence. 

 

North

North will split AC/TMA initially. If we have spare controllers on the day we can consider splitting the TMA again. AC North will handle overflying traffic for LSZH, EDDF and EHMA via LAMSO. It will also handle a short route for EHAM via DEXEN going to Central. All EGCC traffic will route UNDER AC North as per the usual agreements.  The North Sea sector will be split from AC North at select moments. Details here.

TMA will handle arrivals into Manchester from three directions: LIFFY, IOM and DCS. The LIFFY and IOM traffic will converge on WAL for MIRSI. TMA is going to be very busy and will be handling all three stacks, so this will be the priority to split if we have the extra manpower. 

 

West

West will handle two streams of overflying traffic: a small amount of LSZH arrivals routing STU to CPT and a full track of traffic crossing the short distance from LEDGO to ANNET. We are expecting non-event traffic to mostly use the routes via West, so expect additional London arrivals. This will remain as one position for the day.

 

South/Central

South and Central have some CTP traffic but nothing major. There will be some EHAM arrivals routing via HON-REDFA and some LSZH arrivals routing CPT-MOTOX. The main traffic expected will be non-event traffic using the London airports to connect to EGCC/EHAM. This traffic could be quite significant especially in the Daventry and Clacton sectors. We will decide on the day how to split but South/Central will be at least two sectors, perhaps three if staffing permits. 

 

The rosters will be out soon.

Good luck everyone!

Edited by Chris Pawley
Change requested by VATEIR

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Oliver Parker

With respect gents, I offered availability for the entire event and have been rostered slots that equate to 2.45hrs. I said I was free for the entire event but the way it has been rostered means I won't control for 6 hours of of a 9 hours event. I don't quite understand it. Seems like a complete waste of time committing to this if i'm controlling for such a small amount of time.

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Nick Marinov
7 hours ago, Oliver Parker said:

With respect gents, I offered availability for the entire event and have been rostered slots that equate to 2.45hrs. I said I was free for the entire event but the way it has been rostered means I won't control for 6 hours of of a 9 hours event. I don't quite understand it. Seems like a complete waste of time committing to this if i'm controlling for such a small amount of time.

Hi Oliver,

This a mistake on our part, I apologise for that. The roster has now been edited to reflect your availability and we've opened a new sector as well, which reshuffled the slots a bit. 

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