Free route lp circ 2009_a_002_en_2009-02-12 - fral portugal


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Free route lp circ 2009_a_002_en_2009-02-12 - fral portugal

  1. 1. AIC PORTUGAL IMPLEMENTATION OF FREE ROUTE AIRSPACE WITHIN LISBON FIR/UIR (FRAL) ABOVE FL245 Phone: +.351.21.855 35 06 Fax: +.351.21.855 33 99 AFS: LPPPYOYC Email: 1 1.1 Direcção de Segurança e Desempenho Operacional Aeronautical Information Service Apartado 8223 1803-001 Lisboa Codex AIC 002-2009 Effective date: 12-FEB-2009 Publish date: 01-JAN-2009 PURPOSE The purpose of this Circular is to provide information concerning the implementation of the Free Route Airspace concept within Lisbon FIR/UIR (FRAL) above FL245. 2 INTRODUCTION 2.1 Using the latest information on airspace availability, supplemented by information on sector capacities, Aircraft Operators will have greater choice for optimum route selection and will benefit from the expected cost savings. While the increasing in demand is expected to continue, the international community is urging fuel savings and emission CO2 reductions. 2.2 The FRAL aims to remove the constraints imposed by the fixed route structure and through the optimised use of all the airspace obtaining benefits of capacity, flexibility, flight efficiency and cost savings, while maintaining safety standards. 2.3 Consequently, the FRAL is in line with the measures already approved by the EUROCONTROL Provisional Council (PC) included in the Dynamic Management of the European Airspace Network Programme (DMEAN) and will respond to the IATA, CANSO, and EUROCONTROL Flight Efficiency Action Plan expectations. 3 AREA OF APLICATION 3.1 Lisbon FIR/UIR above FL245. 4 IMPLEMENTATION 4.1 NAV Portugal will implement the FRAL in Lisbon FIR according to the general principles defined on this AIC, which will be detailed in the AIP. 4.2 Date of implementation: MAY 07th, 2009. 5 GENERAL PROCEDURES 5.1 Within FRAL airspace users will be able to plan user-preferred trajectories through the used of 5 letters waypoints name code included in the ENR 4.3 of AIP Portugal, and the radio navigation aids (ENR 4.1). Route portions between waypoints will be indicated by means of “DCT” instruction. 5.2 Traffic will be subject to rules, procedures and Letters of Agreement. 5.3 Within the FRAL area there will be no limitations on the use of “DCT”. 5.4 Overflight traffic should plan directly from Lisboa FIR/UIR entry point to Lisboa FIR/UIR exit point. 5.5 Entry traffic should plan directly from Lisboa FIR/UIR entry point to the STAR initial waypoint. Exceptions, if required, will be notified in the AIP. 1.
  2. 2. 5.6 Exit traffic should plan directly from the SID final waypoint to the Lisboa FIR/UIR exit point. Exceptions, if required, will be notified in the AIP. 5.7 Cross-Border -DCT- NOT Allowed. Following IFPS procedures, DCT segment which ends in the FIR but starts in another FIR which is not part of the same NAS is NOT permitted. Airspace users will have to plan their trajectory inside FRAL through the use of intermediate waypoints according to 5.1. 5.8 AO’s will plan their trajectory inside FRAL disregarding all segregated airspace. In case there is no availability to cross segregated areas, it is expected that the average route extension to be considered by aircraft operators is approximately 5NM, however, in most cases, radar vectors shall be provided by ATC. 5.9 In case of contingency, as defined in AIC 010-2008 – CONTINGENCY PLANNING IN LISBON ACC (CONFLICT FREE FL ALLOCATION SCHEME) – a reduced ATS route structure above FL 245 will apply. 6 FURTHER INFORMATION 6.1 For further information on this AIC and FRAL implementation can be obtained from: Post: Jesús Conde NAV Portugal E.P.E. DSEGOP/ESAPRO Edifício 118 Aeroporto de Lisboa 1700-007 Lisboa Portugal Email: = END = 2.