Taranaki Sector Procedures

Section 1: General

1.1 Area of Responsibility

NZCH-T_CTR (Taranaki Sector) is responsible for all controlled airspace within their designated area of responsibility (see diagram), excluding Wellington Terminal and New Plymouth and Nelson Towers when those units are online.

Controls up to FL600.

Note: Taranaki is responsible for Wellington Terminal and Ohakea Airspace when they are offline.

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1.2 Frequency and Sector Information:

 

CallsignNZCH-T_CTR
Primary Frequency123.700 MHz
RTF DesignatorChristchurch Control
Sector NameTaranaki
Sector AbbreviationNAK
Telephone DesignatorTaranaki

 

1.3 Star Clearances outside Sector:

Taranaki is responsible for issuing the appropriate STAR for all aircraft destined for NZAA, NZHN, and NZCH.

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 Standard Descents:

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

2.3 Transfer of Control Points:

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

2.4 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:

Unless otherwise coordinated, Taranaki shall descend aircraft to the following levels:
Landing NZOH/NZPM/NZWU:  11,000, or lower cruise

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: Kaikoura Sector Procedures

4.1 Area of Responsibility:

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

4.2 Transfer of Control Points:

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

4.3 Transfer of Communications:

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

Section 5: Wellington Terminal Procedures

5.1 Area of Responsibility:

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

5.2 Arrivals:

Taranaki is responsible for issuing the appropriate STAR for NZWN if this has not been allocated by a previous sector.

Taranaki shall ensure that aircraft on the same STAR/routing, landing NZWN or WB, are sequenced such that they are 10 miles in trail of each other, unless otherwise coordinated.

5.3 Standard Descents:

Unless otherwise coordinated, Taranaki shall descend aircraft to the following levels:  Landing NZWN/NZWB/NZPP:  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

5.6 Oceanic Flights:

Wellington Terminal may handoff Oceanic departures to Taranaki prior to the common airspace boundary, allowing Taranaki to climb oceanic aircraft above FL200 prior to the common 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, Taranaki shall descend aircraft to:  11,000, 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 is responsible for issuing IFR clearances to departing aircraft. Section

Section 7: Nelson Tower Procedures

7.1 Area of Responsibility:

Nelson Tower is responsible for all flights within the NS CTA/D and CTR/D as well as the CH CTA/C, 12,000 or below, within the lateral boundaries of the NS CTA/D.

7.2 Standard Descents:

Unless otherwise coordinated, Taranaki shall descend aircraft to: 11,000, or lower cruise

7.3 Transfer of Control Points:

Arriving aircraft: NULKO, NOVTU, SIMZI, UDERA; or 40 NS DME, unless otherwise coordinated.
Departing aircraft:  15 NS DME, unless otherwise coordinated

7.4 Transfer of Communications:

Arriving aircraft: NULKO, NOVTU, SIMZI, UDERA; or 40 NS DME, unless otherwise coordinated.
Departing aircraft:  15 NS DME, unless otherwise coordinated

7.5 Unattended Procedures:

When Nelson Tower is offline, Taranaki is responsible for issuing IFR clearances to departing aircraft.