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ENR 1.4    ATS  AIRSPACE  CLASSIFICATION  

1.

GENERAL

1.1

ATS airspace is classified and designated in accordance with the following:

 

Class A 

Only IFR flights are permitted, all flights are subjected to air traffic control service and are separated from each other.

Class B  (Not used in Colombo FIR)

IFR and VFR flights are permitted, all flights are subjected to air traffic control service and are separated from each other.

Class C   

lFR and VFR flights are permitted, all flights are subjected to air traffic control service and IFR flights are separated from other IFR flights and from VFR flights. VFR fights are separated from IFR flights and receive traffic information in respect of other VFR flights.

Class D

IFR and VFR flights are permitted and all flights are subjected to air traffic control service. IFR flights are separated from other IFR flights and receive traffic information in respect of VFR flights. VFR flights receive traffic information in respect of all other flights.

Class E  

IFR and VFR flights are permitted, IFR flights are subject to air traffic control service and are separated from other IFR flights. AIl flights receive traffic information as far as practicable.

Class F (Not used in  Colombo FIR) 

IFR and VFR flight are permitted, all participating IFR flights receive an air traffic advisory service and all flights receive flight information service if requested.

Class G

IFR and VFR flights are permitted and receive flight information service if requested.

2.

REQUIREMENTS FOR FLIGHTS

2.1

The requirements for flights within each class of airspace are tabulated separately  (   Click here to view)

3.

ATS CLASSIFICATION WITHIN  COLOMBO FIR

3.1

Within the Colombo FIR, the airspace is divided into 5 classes in accordance with the para 2.4 of ICAO Annex 11 as shown in the table below

 

Table 3.1

Airspace

Vertical Limits

Classification

Colombo FIR (including TMA and all ATS routes)

FL460

FL245

A

Colombo TMA (excluding CTAs AND CTRs)

FL245

10000FT ALT

C

Colombo CTA Colombo TMA within 50NM of KATUNAYAKE/Bandaranaike Intl. , RATMALANA/Colombo Intl.  and MATTALA/Mattala Rajapaksa Intl.  airports.(sectorized)

FL245

LOWER LIMITS

Colombo CTR KATUNAYAKE/Bandaranaike Intl. and RATMALANA/Colombo Intl. joint Control Zone.

4000FT ALT

 GND

Mattala CTR - (Remark : Wirawila CTR also merged into Mattala                       CTR)

4000FT ALT

GND

All other CTRs

 UPPER LIMIT

 LOWER LIMIT

 

D

Anuradhapura CTA

9500FT ALT

2000FT ALT

Jaffna CTA

10000FT ALT

3000FT ALT

All ATS route segments outside ColomboTMA.

FL245

LOWER LIMITS

Colombo TMA excluding CTAs and CTRs

10000FT ALT

2500FT ALT

E

Colombo FIR other than the airspace classified under classes A,C,D and E

 

G

 

 Click here to view the table of ICAO ATS Airspace Classification.

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