Bay Sector Procedures

Section 1: General

1.1 Area of Responsibility:

NZCH-B_CTR (Bay Sector) is responsible for all controlled airspace within their designated area of responsibility (see diagram), excluding Hamilton Approach, Gisborne, Hamilton, Tauranga and Rotorua Towers when those positions are online.

Controls up to FL600.

Note: Bay is responsible for Hamilton Approach when they are offline.

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1.2 Frequency and Sector Information

CallsignNZCH-B_CTR
Primary Frequency119.500 MHz
RTF DesignatorBay Approach
Sector NameBay
Sector AbbreviationBAY
Telephone Designator

Bay

 

Section 2: Raglan Sector Procedures

2.1 Area of Responsibility:

Raglan is responsible for controlled airspace within their area of responsibility as depicted in Part 1, Section 1.1, of the Raglan Sector SOP.

2.2 Transfer of Control Points:

Unless otherwise coordinated, the transfer of control point shall be at the common airspace boundary

2.3 Transfer of Communications:

Unless otherwise coordinated, the transfer of communications shall occur prior to the common airspace boundary.

Section 3: Ohakea Sector Procedures

3.1 Area of Responsibility:

Ohakea is responsible for controlled airspace within their area of responsibility as depicted in Part 1, Section 1.1 of the Ohakea Sector SOP.

3.2 Standard Descents:

Ohakea may descend aircraft to the following levels without coordination:
Landing NZAP: 11,000
Landing NZTG, NZRO, NZWK: FL210

3.3 Transfer of Control Points:

Unless otherwise coordinated, the transfer of control point shall be at the common airspace boundary

3.4 Transfer of Communications:

Unless otherwise coordinated, the transfer of communications shall occur prior to the common airspace boundary.

Section 4: Auckland Terminal Procedures

4.1 Area of Responsibility:

Auckland Terminal is responsible for controlled airspace within their area of responsibility as depicted in Part 1, Section 1.1, of the Auckland Terminal SOP.

4.2 Arrival Sequencing:

Bay shall ensure that aircraft on the same or adjacent STARs, landing NZAA or NZAR, are sequenced such that they are 10 miles in trail of each other, unless otherwise coordinated. An example of adjacent STARs is the POKOM and LEGER STARs.

4.3 Standard Descents:

Unless otherwise coordinated, Bay shall descend aircraft to the following levels:

Landing NZAA/NZAR: 13,000, or lower cruise.

4.4 Transfer of Control Points:

Unless otherwise coordinated, the transfer of control point shall be at the common airspace boundary.

4.5 Transfer of Communications:

Unless otherwise coordinated, the transfer of communications shall occur prior to the common airspace boundary.

Section 5: Hamilton Terminal Procedures

5.1 Area of Responsibility:

Hamilton Approach is responsible for controlled airspace within their area of responsibility as depicted in Part 1, Section 1.1, of the Hamilton Approach SOP.

When Hamilton Terminal is offline, Bay Sector assumes responsibility for Hamilton Approach Airspace.

5.2 Standard Descents:

Unless otherwise coordinated, Bay shall descend aircraft landing NZHN to the following level: 11,000, or lower cruise.

5.3 Transfer of Control Points:

Unless otherwise coordinated, the transfer of control point shall be at the common airspace boundary.

5.4 Transfer of Communications:

Unless otherwise coordinated, the transfer of communications shall occur prior to the common airspace boundary.

Section 6: Gisborne Tower Procedures

6.1 Area of Responsibility:

Gisborne Tower is responsible for all flights within the GS CTA/D and CTR/D as well as the AA CTA/D, 9,500’ or below, within 40 GS DME.

6.2 Standard Descents:

Unless otherwise coordinated, Bay shall descend aircraft to: 10,000, or lower cruise.

6.3 Transfer of Control Points:

40 GS DME, unless otherwise coordinated.

6.4 Transfer of Communications:

40 GS DME, unless otherwise coordinated.

6.5 Unattended Procedures:

When Gisborne Tower is offline, Bay is responsible for issuing IFR clearances to departing aircraft.

Section 7: Hamilton Tower Procedures

7.1 Area of Responsibility:

Hamilton Tower is responsible for all flights within the HN CTR/D, 2,500’ or below.

7.2 IFR Departures:

Hamilton Tower shall request an IFR release from Bay for all departures prior to clearing the aircraft for take off.
Unless otherwise coordinated, aircraft shall be released on the BUDEN1 or TAYLA2 departure.

7.3 IFR Arrivals:

Bay shall restrict aircraft on visual approach to 3,000’ unless otherwise coordinated.  Aircraft on an instrument approach may descend below 3,000’ in accordance with the published profile.

7.4 Transfer of Control:

Departures:  3,000’, unless otherwise coordinated
Arrivals:  Within 10 HN DME

7.5 Transfer of Communications:

Departures:  Airborne

Arrivals (on an instrument approach): At BUDEN or TAYLA, established on a straight in approach; or established inbound following a DME Arc approach; or Beacon outbound, commencing an approach from the overhead.

Arrivals (on a visual approach): 15 HN DME

7.6 Unattended Procedures:

When Hamilton Tower is offline, Bay is responsible for issuing IFR clearances to departing aircraft.

Section 8: Tauranga Tower Procedures

7.1 Area of Responsibility:

Tauranga Tower is responsible for all flights within the TG CTR/D, 2,500’ or below.

8.2 IFR Departures:

Tauranga Tower shall request an IFR release from Bay for all departures prior to clearing the aircraft for take off.  Unless otherwise coordinated, aircraft shall be released on the BELET1 or DOTAR1 departure.

8.3 IFR Arrivals:

Bay shall restrict aircraft on visual approach to 3,000’ unless otherwise coordinated.  Aircraft on an instrument approach may descend below 3,000’ in accordance with the published profile.

8.4 Transfer of Control:

Departures:  3,000’, unless otherwise coordinated
Arrivals:  Within 10 TG DME

8.5 Transfer of Communications:

Departures:  Airborne

Arrivals (on an instrument approach): At BELET or DOTAR, established on a straight in approach; or Established inbound following a DME Arc approach; or Beacon outbound, commencing an approach from the overhead.
Arrivals (on a visual approach): 15 TG DME.

8.6 Unattended Procedures:

When Tauranga Tower is offline, Bay is responsible for issuing IFR clearances to departing aircraft.

Section 9: Rotorua Tower Procedures

9.1 Area of Responsibility:

Rotorua Tower is responsible for all flights within the RO CTR/D, 3500’ or below.

9.2 IFR Departures:

Rotorua Tower shall request an IFR release from Bay for all departures prior to clearing the aircraft for take off.  Unless otherwise coordinated, aircraft shall be released on the OKERE2 or TOTRA2 departure.

9.3 IFR Arrivals:

Bay shall restrict aircraft on visual approach to 4,000’ unless otherwise coordinated.  Aircraft on an instrument approach may descend below 4,000’ in accordance with the published profile.

9.4 Transfer of Control:

Departures:  4,000’, unless otherwise coordinated
Arrivals:  Within 10 RO DME

9.5 Transfer of Communications:

Departures:  Airborne

Arrivals (on an instrument approach): At OKERE or TOTRA, established on a straight in approach; or Established inbound following a DME Arc approach; or Beacon outbound, commencing an approach from the overhead.

Arrivals (on a visual approach): 15 RO DME

9.6 Unattended Procedures:

When Rotorua Tower is offline, Bay is responsible for issuing IFR clearances to departing aircraft.