Raglan Sector Procedures

Section 1: General

1.1 Area of Responsibility:

NZCH-R_CTR (Raglan Sector) is responsible for all controlled airspace within their designated area of responsibility (see diagram), excluding Auckland Terminal and New Plymouth Tower when those units are online.

Controls up to FL600.

Note: Raglan is responsible for Bay Sector Airpace when they are offline.

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1.2 Frequency and Sector Information:

 

CallsignNZCH-R_CTR
Primary Frequency126.000 MHz
RTF DesignatorAuckland Control
Sector NameRaglan
Sector AbbreviationRAN
Telephone DesignatorRaglan

1.3 Star Clearances outside Sector:

 

Raglan is responsible for issuing the appropriate STAR for jet aircraft destined for NZWN.

Section 2: Bay Sector Procedures

2.1 Area of Responsibility:

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

When Hamilton Terminal is offline, Bay Sector assumes responsibility for Hamilton Approach Airspace. Refer: Section 4: Hamilton Approach Procedures

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: Taranaki Sector Procedures

3.1 Area of Responsibility:

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

3.2 Standard Descents:

Taranaki may descend aircraft to the following levels without coordination: FL250

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 Sector Procedures

4.1 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 Area SOP.

4.2 Departure Routings

Aircraft routing via NP:

Terminal may assign aircraft direct NP VOR, without coordination, provided they remain on or West of the AA VOR R172 (H384).

Aircraft routing via UKAPA:

Terminal may assign aircraft UKAPA, without prior coordination

All other routings:

Terminal shall hand Raglan all other aircraft on track

4.3 Arrival Routings

Raglan is responsible for issuing the appropriate STAR for the runway in use at NZAA to aircraft within it's sector if the STAR has not been allocated by a previous sector.

4.4 Standard Descents:

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

Landing NZAA/NZAR:

11,000, or lower cruise (Domestic and International Flights)

Landing NZWP:
11,000, or lower cruise (Domestic Flights); or FL260, or lower cruise (Oceanic Flights)

Landing all other destinations:
As coordinated

4.5 Arrival Sequencing:

Raglan 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.

4.6 Oceanic Flights:

From NZAA:

Terminal shall clear Oceanic departures, who are flying the Oceanic Transition, direct to their NZZC/NZZO boundary fix, climbing to FL250.

Terminal may handoff Oceanic departures to Raglan prior to the common airspace boundary, allowing Raglan to climb oceanic aircraft above FL250 prior to the common boundary.

From NZWP:

Terminal may clear Oceanic departures, direct to their NZZC/NZZO boundary fix, provided that coordination is obtained prior to clearing the flight above 10,000.

Terminal may handoff Oceanic departures to Raglan prior to the common airspace boundary, allowing Raglan to climb oceanic aircraft above FL250 prior to the common boundary.

To NZAA:

Raglan shall clear all aircraft unable to fly an NZAA RNAV STAR direct to the AA VOR.

Refer to Section 2.3 Standard Descents, for descents.

To NZWP:

Raglan may clear WP arrivals direct WP VOR without coordination.

Refer to Section 2.3 Standard Descents, for descents.

4.7 Overflights landing NZWR, NZKK, NZKT

Terminal shall coordinate with Raglan to determine an initial descent level for those aircraft requiring descent in Terminal airspace landing at WR, KK or KT.

4.8 Transfer of Control Points:

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

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

5.2 NZHN departures wishing to climb into RAN airspace:

Aircraft bound for Raglan airspace wishing to cruise at or above 11,000 shall initially be cleared to climb to 10,000 and handed to Raglan for further climb.

5.3 Standard Descents:

Unless otherwise coordinated, Raglan shall descend aircraft landing NZHN to the following level:

11,000, or lower cruise

5.4 Transfer of Control Points:

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

5.5 Transfer of Communications:

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

Section 6: New Plymouth Tower Procedures

6.1 Area of Responsibility:

New Plymouth Tower is responsible for all flights within the NP CTA/D and CTR/D.

6.2 Standard Descents:

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

6.3 Transfer of Control Points:

Arriving aircraft: 40 NP DME, unless otherwise coordinated

Departing aircraft: 20 NP DME, unless otherwise coordinated

6.4 Transfer of Communications:

Arriving aircraft: 40 NP DME, unless otherwise coordinated

Departing aircraft: 20 NP DME, unless otherwise coordinated

6.5 Unattended Procedures:

When New Plymouth Tower is offline, Taranaki Sector is responsible for issuing IFR clearances to departing aircraft.