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VCCC - RATMALANA / Colombo International Airport Ratmalana

    VCCC AD 2.1  AERODROME  LOCATION  INDICATOR  AND  NAME:

1.

Location Name

Ratmalana

2.

Name of Aerodrome

Colombo International Airport Ratmalana

3.

ICAO Location Indicator

VCCC

 

     VCCC AD 2.2  AERODROME  GEOGRAPHICAL  AND  ADMINISTRATIVE   DATA

1.

ARP co-ordinates and site at AD

064923N 0795306E

454M,BRG 300 o GEO from the Tower in mainTerminal Building.

2.

Direction and distance from (city)

14 KM South of Colombo

3.

AD Elevation I Reference temperature / Mean low temperature

7.01M(23FT) / 30.2 oC

4.

Geoid undultion at AD ELEV PSN

( - ) 98.52M

5.

MAG VAR / Annual change

2o W (2021) Negligible

6.

 

AD Administration, address, telephone, tele fax, E-mail, AFS

 

Airport and Aviation Services (SL) (Private)Ltd;

Colombo International Airport Ratmalana, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka.

 

Tel            : +94-11-2623030 -7

Telex         : 22481

Tele Fax    : +94-11-2635711

AFS          : VCCCYDYX

e-mail        : amrma@airport.lk

7.

Types of traffic permitted (IFR/VFR)

VFR

8.

Remarks

Both Civil and Military traffic OPR

 

     VCCC AD 2.3   OPERATIONAL  HOURS.

1.

Aerodrome Administration

0030-1230 UTC DLY

(RWY 04/22 Closed BTN 0800-1100(UTC) on 01st and 03rd TUE of EV month for SKED MAINT)

2.

Customs and Immigration

HJ

3.

Health and Sanitation

HJ

4.

AIS Briefing Office

HJ (Remotely Operate from AIS/VCBI )

Telephone : +94-11-2264226 or 2264227

Fax : +94-11-2259916

5.

ATS Reporting Office

HJ (Remotely Operate from AIS/VCBI )

Telephone : +94-11-2264226 or 2264227

Fax : +94-11-2259916

6.

Met Briefing Office

H24 (Remotely Operate from MET watch office/VCBI )

Telephone : +94 11 2252721

Fax : +94 11 2252719

7.

Air Traffic Services

H24

8.

Fuelling

HJ

9.

Handling

HJ

10.

Security

H24

11.

Remarks

NIL

    

     VCCC AD 2.4   HANDLING SERVICES AND  FACILITIES

1.

Cargo Handling Facilities

Not Available

 

2.

 

Fuel / Oil Types

Fuel          :Jet A-1 , Aviation Gasoline (AVGAS 100LL).

 Oil grades : Required grades of oil and lubricants could be made available with prior notice to Caltex  Lanka Lubricants Ltd, Sri Lanka.

3.

Fuelling Facilities / Capacity

Jet A-1  - 280 000L Capacity

Arrangements could be made on request.

AVGAS 100LL -  Arrangements could be made on request.

One NR "Scania" 2200IG refueller.

Mobile refuellers AVBL

4.

De-icing facilities

  -

5.

Hanger space for visiting aircraft

Accommondate on availability

6.

Repair Facilities for visiting aircraft

Not Available

7.

Remarks

-   

 

     VCCC AD 2.5   PASSENGER  FACILITIES

1.

Hotels

City hotels by prior arrangements (At close proximity - 4KM)

2.

Restaurants

Within the airport premises

3.

Transportation

Taxies available on call basis at the Information Counter

4.

Medical Facilities

Medical centre is available with qualified Nurse

5.

Bank and Post Office

Available within Airport premises

6.

Tourist Office

Available

7.

Remarks

Nil

 

     VCCC AD 2.6   RESCUE AND FIRE FIGHTING SERVICES

1

AD Category for fire fighting

CAT  6

2

Rescue equipment

Three firefighting vehicles with altogether 20800L water capacity and altogether 1880L foam capacity available.

Portable fire pumps, Para Tec Air Gun 40,Cutting equipment, breathing apparatus sets, Hazmat Suits and Protective Suits available.

3

Capability for removal of disabled aircraft

Nostandard aircraft removal equipment available.

However Mobile Crane, R/T Crane, Boom Truck and Fork Lift etc. Standard maintenance equipment are available for emergency use on hiring basis( Outsource )

4

Remarks

Nil

 

     VCCC AD 2.7   SEASONAL  AVAILABILITY CLEARING

 

   AD Available throughout the year

 

      VCCC  AD 2.8   APRONS, TAXIWAY  AND  CHECK  LOCATIONS / POSITIONS DATA

1.

Designation, surface and strength of Apron

Surface         : Asphalt       Strength: 34/F/D/Z/U                                          

2

Designation, width, Surface and Strength of Taxiways

Western TWY

    Width : 24M / Surface : Asphalt       

    Strength : 34/F/D/Z/U

Eastern  TWY

Width :17M / Surface : Asphalt  

 Strength : Not AVBL

3.

Location and Elevation of Altimeter Checkpoints

Generally a whole area of international and domestic Apron serves  as location for pre-flight altimeter check .

Apron Elevation :4.14M

4.

Location of VOR check points

Nil

5.

Location of INS check points

Nil

6.

Remarks

Eastern TWY AVBL only for ACFT category A and B

 

      VCCC AD 2.9   SURFACE MOVEMENT  GUIDANCE  AND  CONTROL  SYSTEM  AND MARKINGS

1.

Use of aircraft stand lD signs, TWY guide lines and visual docking/parking guidance systems of aircraft stands.

Nose wheel guidance on TWY and Apron.

Marshallers available.

2.

RWY and TWY markings and LGT:

RWY –Designation, THR, TDZ, Centre line, Edge, End, TORA    signs, Pre-Threshold.

TWY – Centre line, Edge and holding positions at all TWY/RWY intersections marked.

3.

Stop bars and RWY guard LGT

-

4.

Other RWY protection measures

-

5.

Remarks

Marshalling services : ACFT Marshalling services requirements should be directed to the ground handlng agent or Airline operator.

 

       VCCC  AD 2.10   AERODROME  OBSTACLES

 

Obstacles in Area 2

ID/ Designation

Type

position

ELEV/HGT

Markings/Type and Colour of OBST LGT

Remarks

a

b

c

d

e

f

CC_A2B_001

Tree 

06° 48' 58.1" N 079° 53' 00.6"E

18.8M/9.2M

 

Tree 

CC_A2B_002

Tree 

06° 48'50.0" N     079° 52' 54.7"E

20.4M/13.7M

 

Tree 

CC_A2B_003

Tree 

06° 48'50.8" N     079° 52' 45.6"E

23.6M/15.1M

 

Tree 

CC_A2B_004

Tree 

06° 48'34.8" N     079° 52' 46.1"E

29.9M/22.9M

 

Tree 

CC_A2B_005

Building

06° 50' 07.2" N  079° 53' 48.5"E

 

21.8M/10.8M

 

Top of Building

CC_A2B_006

Building

06° 50' 10.8" N 079° 53' 50.4"E

 

25.1M/14.6M

 

Top of Building

CC_A2B_007

Building

06° 50' 13.9" N 079° 53' 46.6"E

 

27.3M/15.0M

 

Cemetery Chimney

CC_A2B_008

Tree 

06° 50' 18.7" N 079° 53' 43.4"E

 

30.0M/13.5M

 

Tree 

CC_A2B_009

Building

06° 51' 09.1" N 079° 54' 12.7"E

 

55.1M/36.6M

 

Sri Ja'pura University

CC_A2C_001

Antena  

06o49'05.2"N079o52' 57.1" E

25.9M/16.1M

 

Mast at RWY 04 END

CC_A2C_002

Building

    06o48'50.4" N 079o 52' 48.8" E

13.5M/5.6M

 

Agri.Building

CC_A2C_003

Tower

   06o 49'25.2"N 079o53' 34.4" E

51.7M/49.3M

 

SLAF COM Tower

CC_A2C_004

Building

   06o49'33.1"N 079o54' 25.6" E

63.2M/49.6M

 

Werahera

CC_A2C_005

Antenna

06o49'47.7"N 079o 52'59.5" E

32.1M/23.8M

 

-

CC_A2C_006

     Antenna      

06o49'46.0"N 079o 52'58.3" E

44.6M/37.5M

 

Dipole Arrey M1

 

Obstacles in Area 3

ID/ Designation

Type

position

ELEV/HGT

Markings/Type and Colour of OBST LGT

Remarks

a

b

c

d

e

f

CC_A2C_001

Antena  

  06o48'53.7"N 079o 52' 57.2"E

19.1M/12.7M

 

SLAF Mast at RWY 04 END

CC_A2C_002

Building

  06o49'01.1"N 079o 53' 02.1"E

15.0M/7.7M15.0M/7.7M

 

Bata

CC_A2C_003

Building

06o49'00.7"N 079o 53' 01.9" E

10.9M/4.3M

 

Bata

CC_A2C_004

Building

06o 48' 58.9" N 079o 53' 00.6" E

9.2M/2.7M

 

Bata sales center

CC_A2C_005

Antenna

  06o 49' 16.6" N 079o53'21.3"E

40.2M/36.4M

 

Antenna 1 near MET office

CC_A2C_006

Antenna

06o 49' 16.4" N 079o53' 21.7" E

71.3M/67.0M

 

Antenna 2 near MET office

CC_A2C_007

Tank 

  06o49' 08.3" N 079o 53'10.4"E

15.1M/9.0M

 

Water Tank

 

 

        VCCC AD 2.11  METEOROLOGICAL INFORMATION PROVIDED

1.

Associated MET Office

RATMALANA/Colombo International Airport Ratmalana

2.

Hours of Service

MET Office outside hours:

HJ (METAR/SPECI) 

H24 (TAF/SIGMET)                                                           

3.

Office responsible for TAF preparation:

Period of validity and Interval of Issuance

Bandaranaike International Airport Colombo

6-30HR

4.

Trend forecasts and interval of Issuance

-

5.

Briefing/Consultation provided

T / HO

6.

Types of flight documentation:

language(s) used :

C, TB  , English

7.

Charts and other information displayed or available for briefing or consultation

S,U,W,C

8.

Supplementary equipment available for providing information

APT

9.

ATS Units provided with information

Colombo FIC / RCC / TWR

10

Additional Information

Tel.  +94-11-2634715 , +94-11-2252721

 

                                            T - Telephone               TB - Tabular form

 

       VCCC  AD 2.12  RUNWAY PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

  Designation     RWY NR.

TRUE BRG

Dimensions of RWY (M)

Strength (PCN) and surface of RWY and SWY

THR

Co-ordinates THR Geoid undulation (GUND)

1

2

3

4

5

04

032.430 GEO

 

1400  X 30

 

 

PCN

34/F/D/Z/U

Asphalt

 

064904.08N  0795300.65E

GUND (-) 98.52M

22

212.430 GEO

064942.59N 0795325.02E

GUND (-) 98.61M
 

    Designation         RWY NR.

THR elevation and highest elevation of TDZ of Precision APP RWY

Slope of RWY / SWY

SWY Dimensions  (M)

CWY Dimensions (M)

1

6

7

8

9

04

THR ELEV  7.01M

Longitudinal Slope: - 0.32 %

Transverse slope within  1.37%

Nil

Nil

22

THR ELEV 2.52M

Longitudinal Slope :+ 0.32 %

Transverse slope within  1.32 %

Nil

Nil

 

 Designation  RWY NR.

Strip dimensions (M)

RESA Dimensions (M)

Location and description of arresting system

OBST Free Zone

Remarks

1

10

11

12

13

14

04

   1520X 150

90 X 60

Nil

-

RWY Shoulders : 6M either side

RWY 04/22 Closed BTN 0800-1100(UTC) on 01st and 03rd TUE of EV month for SKED MAINT

 

22

1520X 150

90 X 60

Nil

-

 

       VCCC  AD 2.13   DECLARED  DISTANCES

RWY DESIGNATOR

Intersection Departures

TORA

(M)

TODA

(M)

ASDA

(M)

LDA

(M)

Remarks

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

04

-

1400

1400

1400

1400

Nil

22

-

1400

1400

1400

1400

Nil

04

Western TWY

1030

1030

1030

-

Nil

22

Eastern TWY

-

-

-

-

Nil

 

       VCCC  AD 2.14   APPROACH AND RWY LIGHTING

 

RWY Designator

 

Approach LGT Type, LEN INTST

 

THR LGT Colour,  WBAR

 

 

  VASIS  

(MEHT)

 

TDZ  LGT LEN

 

RWY Centerline LGT Length, Spacing, Colour, INTST

RWY Edge LGT Length, Spacing, Colour, INTST

 

RWY End  LGT Colour WBAR

 

SWY LGT Length (M) Colour

 

Remarks

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

04

Nil

Green Lights at 371M before the THR markings

PAPI

LEFT/3º (11.95M)

N/A

N/A

1400M

61M

WHITE

Low INST 

Disregard the Lights before RWY04 THR markings

 

Red Lights at 60M after the RWY End

N/A

Refer below Remarks.

22

NIL

Green Lights at 60M before the THR markings

PAPI

LEFT/3º (11.10M)

N/A

N/A

1400M

61M

WHITE

Low INST

 

Disregard the Lights after RWY04 THR markings

 

Red Lights at 371M after the RWY End

N/A

Refer below Remarks.



 Remarks :

  RWY Lighting System :

The runway lighting system is provided at three intensity levels, only for domestic operations (Except PAPI LGT).

Operation of lights are performed at the air traffic  control tower. Runway lights are declared for dusk to dawn operations and standby for international operations.

        VCCC  AD 2.15   OTHER LIGHTING, SECONDARY POWER SUPPLY

1.

ABN / IBN location, characteristics and hours of operation

ABN  : At  TWR Building  FLG ALTN  G & W 16 per  min , HO

IBN    : Nil

2.

 LDI location and LGT

Anemometer location and LGT

Nil

Anemometer   :  Fixed with wind wane, 120M from RWY  centreline    Not Lighted.

3.

TWY edge and centreline lighting

TWY Edge        :BLUE (For Western TWY only)                            Centreline         :    Nil

4.

Secondary power supply / switch over time

750kVA (Automatic) and 500kVA (Manual) Diesel generators AVBL

Switch over time   :  10 SEC (Automatic)

5.

Remarks.

Nil

 

        VCCC  AD 2.16   HELICOPTER LANDING AREA    :  Parking area available

 

        VCCC  AD 2.17   ATS  AIRSPACE

1.

Designation and lateral limits

RATMALANA CTR:

A Circle  of 10NM radius centred on RATMALANA/Colombo International Airport Ratmalana ARP

2.

Vertical Limits.

SFC to 4000FT ALT

3.

Airspace Classification

C

4.

ATS Unit Call sign

Language(s)

RatmalanaTower

English

5.

Transition Altitude

11000FT

6.

Hours of applicability

H24

7.

Remarks.

KATUNAYAKE/Bandaranaike Intl Airport Colombo CTR and RATMALANA/Colombo International Airport Ratmalana CTR have been combined. Refer VCBI AD 2.17 above    

 

        VCCC  AD 2.18  ATS COMMUNICATION FACILITIES

Service Designation

Call Sign

Channel(s)

Hours of Operation

Remarks

1

2

3

4

5

        AMS

        FIS

            Colombo

8879 KHz

13305 KHz

H24

INO 1, SSB (*)

3470 KHz

5670 KHz

11285 KHz

13318 KHz

SEA 1B (*)

(*) SELCAL on all frequencies

       ACC

 Colombo Control    

 

126.0 MHz or 124.9 MHz

*Colombo Surveillance air space

 

Controlling Authority: AASL

 

       TWR

Ratmalana Tower

119.1.MHz

H24

Controlling Authority: AASL

Ratmalana Ground

121.8MHz

HO

Controlling Authority: AASL

Remark: * Colombo Surveillance airspace : Volume of Airspace from GND/MSL to FL460 enclosed by the boundary starting from a point 100000N 0800000E thence along straight lines joining the points 100000N 0820000E – 082048N 0860758E thence clockwise along an arc of 330 NM radius centred on 070003N 0804618E up to a point 030000N 0843500E thence along straight lines joining the points 030000N 0780000E – 060000N 0780000E – 060000N 0770000E – 070000N 0770000E – 090000N 0793000E thence straight line to the starting point (100000N 0800000E), excluding Colombo CTA, other CTAs and CTRs.





      VCCC AD 2.19 RADIO NAVIGATION AND LANDING AIDS

Type of Aid. MAG VAR ID Frequency / CH Hours of Operation Position of Transmitting Antenna/Coordinates Elevation of DME transmitting antenna / RMK

1

2

3

4

5

6 & 7

           NDB

  RM

          350KHz

     H24

      064948.9N

      0795258.6E

44.4M

Controlling Authority: AASL

 

           
 

      VCCC AD 2.20 LOCAL AERODROME REGULATIONS  

1

Light Aircraft Operations at RATMALANA/Colombo International Airpor Ratmalanat.

 1.1 

VFR Operations.

1.1.1

Light aircraft operations normally be conducted under VFR, within 10NM radius of RATMALANA/Colombo International aerodrome.

1.1.2

For circuit and landings or local flights of not more than 30 minutes duration, verbal flight notification is acceptable. In such cases the following information shall be provided to the tower.

a)     Aircraft Identification and Type.

b)    Name of Pilot

c)     ETD.

d)    Flight Duration.

e)     Area of Flight Operation.

1.1.3

Light aircraft operations may be authorized at the discretion of ATC when traffic conditions permit.

1.1.4

All light aircraft not equipped with radio shall watch out for and follow any visual signals when operating in the traffic circuit.

1.1.5

It is the sole responsibility of the pilots of all light aircraft not equipped with radio to watch out for other traffic and maintain adequate separation with them.

1.1.6

 During day time (0030 to 1230 UTC) VFR Traffic from VCCC to Northern DEST and vice versa be permitted through VCR23 along the Track defined by three waypoints (R6,R7 and R8) as below.

R6 - 06o 52'11.61"N 079o 53'17.44"E

R7 - 06o 56'59.38"N 079o 55'12.98"

ER8 - 07o 01'41.69"N 079o 55'17.45"E

The Minimum ALT to be maintained along this track within VCR23 be restricted to 2000ft.

1.1.7  Right Turns for traffic departing from RWY22 VCCC be permitted subject to be clear of VCR23 or when compliant with conditions as per 1.1.6 above.
1.1.8

  Light fixed wing aircraft and helicopters in the Right Hand Circuit of RWY 22 and Left Hand Circuit  of RWY 04 may be accommodated subject to clear of VCP7,VCP34 and VCR23.

 1.2 

IFR Operations.

1.2.1

Requests for operations under IFR may be approved if the aircraft is suitably equipped for IFR operations and the pilot is appropriately rated. The aerodrome controller shall be the final authority in authorizing such operation from the point of view of air traffic.

1.3

Cross Country Flights.

1.3.1

Pilots of aircraft proceeding on cross country flights shall file a flight plan with ATC at least Thirty (30) minutes before the ETD. The pilot -in -command should personally present himself at the control Tower and  obtain briefing and clearance from the duty air traffic controller. The flight shall be conducted strictly in accordance with the clearance obtained.

2

Taxing Limitations.

2.1

Eastern taxiway Closed

3

Helicopter Traffic limitations  -   Nil

       VCCC AD 2.21 NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES 

       VCCC AD 2.22 FLIGHT PROCEDURES

       VCCC AD 2.23 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

1. Bird concentrations in the vicinity of the airport
1.1

Normally, concentration of birds reported towards RWY 22 and RWY 04 approach paths and the vicinity of airfield from ground to 500ft above ground level during sunrise to sunset.

1.2

Pilots are requested to report bird strikes using the prescribed Bird Strike Incident Reporting Form [CAA/AS/010] available at the aerodrome AIS unit.

       VCCC AD 2.24 CHARTS RELATED TO RATMALANA / COLOMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT  

Chart Name Page

Aerodrome  Chart                                    

VCCC AD 2-25

Aircraft Parking / Docking Chart - ICAO                                   

VCCC AD 2-27

Aerodrome Obstacle Chart – ICAO Type A                       

VCCC AD 2-29

Visual Approach Chart (RWY 04) – ICAO   

VCCC AD 2-31

Visual Approach Chart (RWY 22) – ICAO    

VCCC AD 2-33

 

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