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active 2020-06-18 Updated Agreements in Scottish FIR

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Effective 18 June 2020

 

Following a thorough review of the agreements in the EGPX FIR, a number of  agreements within the FIR are revised as listed below:

 

Agreements out of Antrim

 

To Glasgow/Prestwick (EGPK) Approach

From

To

Agreement

Notes

 

 

EGPK

As coordinated lvl GIRVA

Coordinate with ScTMA (Galloway) and transfer to Glasgow/Prestwick (EGPK) approach

To Rathlin

This change reflects a reconfiguration of the airway structure in the Isle of Man area, such that Belfast Group departures now route via the L15 or L10 with RFLs of FL250+.

From

To

Agreement

Notes

EGAA/EGAC

 

 

FL250 lvl ETIGA/MAKUX

(Previously lvl IOM)

 

To ScTMA (Galloway)

From               

To

Agreement

Notes

 

 

EGPH

FL170 lvl TUNSO

(Previous FL150)

 

 

EGPF

FL150 lvl TUNSO

(Previous FL110)

 

Agreements in to Antrim

 

 

From Rathlin

Dublin group inbounds are now ‘descending’ to enable a smoother descent profile depending on the runway in use at Dublin.

From

To

Agreement

Notes

 

 

EIDW

Descending FL260

(Previous lvl NELBO)

 

From  ScTMA (Galloway)

From               

To

Agreement

Notes

EGPK

 

 

Climbing FL140

(Prev. FL110 lvl GIRVA)

 

Agreements out of Deancross

 

To ScTMA (Galloway)

From               

To

Agreement

Notes

 

 

EGCC, EGGP, EGNR, EGCN, EGCN

FL260 lvl DCS

(Prev. lvl 20 NM before DCS)

 

 

To ScTMA (Talla)

These agreements have been reflected in the sector file for a little while now to reflect the reconfiguration of inbound routes in this area. The agreed levels diagrams are now brought into line with these changes.

From               

To

Agreement

Notes

 

 

EGPF, EGPK, EGPG

FL260 lvl ASLIB

(Previously ABEVI)

 

 

EGPH

FL260 lvl INPIP

(Previously INPIP)

 

 

EGPN, EGQL

Descending FL260

 

 

 

 

Agreements in to East

 

From Sumburgh (EGPB) Approach

From               

To

Agreement

Notes

EGPB

 

 

Climbing FL120

(Previously FL100)

From ScTMA (Talla)

From               

To

Agreement

Notes

 

EGPH

 

FL250 lvl OTBUN

 

Agreements out of East

 

 

 

To ScTMA (Talla)

From               

To

Agreement

Notes

 

 

ScTMA

FL260 lvl AGPED

(Previously FL220 lvl OTBUN)

 

To Sumburgh (EGPB) Approach

From               

To

Agreement

Notes

 

 

EGPB

Descending FL130

(Previously FL110)

 

 

Agreements out of Rathlin

 

To Antrim

From

To

Agreement

Notes

 

 

EGAA/EGAC

Descending FL260

(Previous lvl NELBO)

 

 

Agreements in to Rathlin

 

From Antrim

From

To

Agreement

Notes

EGAA/EGAC

 

 

FL250 lvl ETIGA/MAKUX

(Previously lvl IOM)

 

Agreements out of ScTMA (Galloway)

 

To Antrim

Outbounds from EGPK are now transferred climbing to a higher level, but Galloway must take care to ensure that this traffic is positioned safely against any previously coordinated EGPK inbounds that were agreed to be transferred directly from Antrim to Prestwick APC.

From               

To

Agreement

Notes

EGPK

 

 

Climbing FL140

(Prev. FL110 lvl GIRVA)

 

To Glasgow/Prestwick (EGPK) Approach

From               

To

Agreement

Notes

 

 

EGPK

MSL lvl 10 NM before TRN

 

 

 

 

 

Agreements in to ScTMA (Galloway)

 

From Antrim

From               

To

Agreement

Notes

 

 

EGPH

FL170 lvl TUNSO

(Previous FL150)

 

 

EGPF

FL150 lvl TUNSO

(Previous FL110)

From Deancross

From               

To

Agreement

Notes

 

 

EGCC, EGGP, EGNR, EGCN, EGCN

FL260 lvl DCS

(Prev. lvl 20 NM before DCS)

 

 

Agreements in to ScTMA (Talla)

 

From Deancross

From               

To

Agreement

Notes

 

 

EGPF, EGPK, EGPG

FL260 lvl ASLIB

(Previously ABEVI)

 

 

EGPH

FL260 lvl INPIP

(Previously INPIP)

 

 

EGPN, EGQL

Descending FL260

 

 

From East

From               

To

Agreement

Notes

 

 

ScTMA

FL260 lvl AGPED

(Previously FL220 lvl OTBUN)

Agreements out of ScTMA (Talla)

To Deancross

From               

To

Agreement

Notes

EGNM

 

 

Climbing FL250

 

 

To East

EGPH outbounds are now climbed to FL250, as with EGPF and EGPK outbounds in this direction. This traffic is transferred to ScAC East (and not Deancross, which is the sector directly above OTBUN).

From               

To

Agreement

Notes

EGPH

 

 

FL250 lvl OTBUN

 

Agreements out of West

 

To Glasgow (EGPF) Approach

From

To

Agreement

Notes

 

 

EGPF

FL90 lvl 20 NM before GOW

(Previous 25 NM before GOW)1

 

Other Changes

 

Agreements for EGPD and EGPE airfields have been slightly revised and updated

 

Agreements Cancelled

 

Antrim to ScTMA (Galloway) for Glasgow/Prestwick (EGPK) inbounds (traffic is now handed from Antrim to Prestwick Approach)

Rathlin to Antrim and Antrim to PC West for Manchester TMA inbounds (traffic is now kept in Rathlin and transferred to PC West)

PC East to ScTMA (Talla)  and ScTMA (Talla) to Deancross for Manchester TMA and EGCN outbounds (traffic is now climbed by PC and transferred to Deancross directly)

This paves the way for future documentation which is in preparation which should ensure a more coherant and enjoyable experience in controlling in the Scottish FIR.  The 2020/07 version of the sector file contains these changes, and a new version of the agreed level diagrams is available.

 

Thanks to @Harry Sugden for reviewing these agreements, updating the agreed level diagrams and leading the sector file changes necessary to reflect these changes.

Edited by Chris Pawley

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