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New York ARTCC
ZWY SOP
Rev. 3 — 06 Jul 2018

Area at a glance

Operational Positions

Position Callsign Radio Name Frequency Voice Channel IFR Beacon Code VFR Beacon Code Remarks
North NY_N_FSS New York Radio 122.60 ZNY_E2 Oceanic Primary
South NY_S_FSS New York Radio 122.32 ZNY_F5 Oceanic Secondary
West NY_W_FSS New York Radio 122.62 ZNY_E3
East NY_E_FSS New York Radio 122.12 ZNY_F6
HILDY (81) NY_BDA_FSS New York Center 128.50 ZNY_F4 1701 — 1771 0701 — 0771 BDA Primary
COCOA (80) NY_CCO_FSS New York Center 119.10 ZNY_F3 1701 — 1771 0701 — 0771 BDA Secondary


NOTES:

  1. When only one Oceanic position is online, the callsign NY_FSS should be used.
  2. Bermuda sectors (80 and 81) can be independently staffed, regardless of whether and how the rest of the airspace is split.
  3. Note that the radio name of the positions that provide radar service (covering sectors 80 and 81) will be New York Center and the radio name for positions that provide non-radar service will be New York Radio. If you have combined the sectors such that you provide both radar and non-radar service, your radio name will be New York Radar.

Oceanic Airspace

Neighboring Divisions

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Notes
  1. Ensure routing to Sector 81’s outbound fix on westbound aircraft overflying Sector 81’s airspace.

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Notes
  1. Ensure routing to Sector 81’s outbound fix on westbound aircraft overflying Sector 81’s airspace.

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Notes
  1. Apply Enroute and Terminal procedures as described in FAA Order 7110.65.
  2. Apply non-radar procedures as described in FAA Order 7110.65.
  3. Coordinate all arrival aircraft with Bermuda tower as per the New York Center/Bermuda Tower Letter of Agreement.
  4. When reading the TXKF weather sequence visibility shall be read in meters, however, altimeter shall be read in inches of mercury. Also, when descending aircraft below flight levels, or determining whether FL180 is available, inches of mercury shall be used.
  5. If a pilot requests the altimeter setting in hectoPascals, the phraseology for issuing altimeter in hectoPascals.
    Example: Altimeter = Q1016 is read as:
    PHRASEOLOGYQNH 1016
    pronounced cue-enn-aitch one zero one six

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Notes
  1. Sector 81 controller shall pass the boundary fix estimates to the neighboring sectors. There is no requirement to pass next fix estimates unless the the receiving controller requests them.
  2. Ensure Bermuda departure traffic entering New York oceanic airspace has received a full route clearance prior to FIR/CTA boundary, except WATRS traffic on ATS routes.
  3. Apply enroute procedures as described in FAA Order 7110.65.
  4. Apply non-radar procedures as described in FAA Order 7110.65.
  5. Pass the boundary fix estimates to the receiving non-radar controller. There is no requirement to pass next fix estimates unless the receiving controller requests them.
  6. The last radar sector prior to entry into oceanic airspace must assign a Mach number to all turbojet aircraft cleared through oceanic airspace.
  7. Coordinate northbound aircraft routed BOVIC/KAYYT with Sector D87.

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Notes
  1. Warning Areas: Sector 87 intersects with Warning Area W-72. Refer to sectional charts for Warning Area hours and altitudes.
  2. Sector 87 is not required to coordinate with Sector 82, information on traffic proceeding on or east of L454.
  3. Coordinate northbound aircraft routed BOVIC - KAYYT with R65 (JOBOC).
  4. L453 and M201 are not useable beneath Sector 82 at FL300 and below.

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Notes
  1. Warning Areas: Section C and D of sector 88 intersect with Warning Areas W-72, W-110 and W-122. Refer to sectional charts for Warning Area hours and altitudes.
  2. Sector 88 is not required to coordinate with Sector 82 information on traffic proceeding on or east L454, and on or south of routing JAINS direct GOUGH or GOUGH direct JAINS.
  3. Sector 88 is not required to coordinate with Sector 83 information on aircraft proceeding on or south of M326, and on or south of routing JAINS direct GOUGH or GOUGH direct JAINS.
  4. L453 and M201 are not useable beneath Sectors 82 and 83 at FL300 and below.

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North/South Split East/West Split
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ZWY_N_FSS
ZWY_S_FSS
ZWY_E_FSS
ZWY_W_FSS


Oceanic Procedures

CTA and FIR
  • New York Oceanic serves both as an Oceanic Control Area (CTA) and a Flight Information Region (FIR). In most sectors, CTA services are provided to all aircraft flying at or above 5,500'. FIR services are only provided to known aircraft flying below 5,500'.
Radar Coverage
  • The following sectors are radar airspace:
    • Sectors 65 and 86 (controlled by ZNY);
    • Sectors 82 and 83, and the corresponding parts of sectors 87 and 88 (delegated to ZDC);
    • Sectors 80 and 81 (Bermuda radar).
  • The rest of ZWY airspace is non-radar.
WATRS
The West Atlantic Route System (WATRS) is defined as North Atlantic Ocean west of the 060W longitude (orange line in the picture), extending from 44N all the way to the 18N.
The western and southwestern parts of New York Oceanic airspace are all parts of the WATRS. WATRS is a complex, high traffic area that is comprised mostly of fixed routes along airways with a significant number of crossings. There are two dominant traffic flows in the WATRS region: one is between North America and the Caribbean, Bermuda, and South America and the other is between the Americas and Europe.
Aircraft flying within the WATRS airspace to the North or South have a different rule then most other airspaces:
  • Northbound WATRS aircraft fly at ODD Flight Levels.
  • Southbound WATRS aircraft fly at EVEN Flight Levels.
Eastbound/Westbound WATRS aircraft will cruise at "normal" altitudes (East-ODD, West-EVEN).
Arriving Crossing Restriction Condition
ZNY OWENZ at 14,000' KJFK Arrivals
OWENZ at 10,000' KEWR Arrivals
HAPVY at FL220 KPHL Arrivals
CZQM CUDAS/ENGLE/FOCUS/JEBBY at or below FL400
CZQX BOBTU at or below FL400


Bermuda TMA

General Procedures
  • Note that the sector file is oriented in such a way that true north (not magnetic north) appears towards to the top (12 o'clock). Because of the magnetic declination at Bermuda (+15 degrees), vectors that you issue to the aircraft will appear about 15 degrees to the left. It means if you issue a vector to heading 270, it appears that the aircraft is on a 255 heading. This is normal (pilots always use magnetic headings), and the controller should compensate this in issuing vectors.
  • Use standard turns for arrivals to Bermuda Airport. This airport has only one runway (12/30). Use a heading of 030/210 for base turn and intercept the localizer with a heading of 360/060 (for runway 30) or 180/240 (for runway 12).
Bermuda Tower
  • Bermuda Tower is closed between 2200 and 0600 local. During this time frame, Bermuda Airport shall be treated as an uncontrolled field.

Climb aircraft to 17,000' Once clear of traffic, direct their exit when able.

Runway 12 Runway 30
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Vectoring for approach to BDA is straight forward. Keep in mind that the sector file is oriented towards true north (see General Procedures tab).

Because Bermuda Charts are currently not available through the website, the following table can be used to determine the approach fixes for Bermuda Airport.

Runway Approach Name Aircraft Type Initial Approach Fix IAF Altitude Final Approach Fix FAF Altitude Missed Approach Remarks
12 VOR Y All ADIPE 3,000' IBDA 5.0 DME 1,800' RWY HDG to 3,000' then direct CURUN
12 RNAV RNAV VENZE / WENAN / UTALE 3,000' TOWUN 1,700' RWY HDG to 3,000' then direct CURUN
30 ILS Y All ZASER 3,000' IBDA 4.6 DME 1,500' RWY HDG to 3,000' then direct WENAN ZASER is not on the localizer.
30 VOR All BDA 16.0 DME 3,000' BDA 5.8 DME 1,500' RWY HDG to 3,000' then direct WENAN
30 ILS Z RNAV BIDVE / TUDIE / CURUN 3,000' IBDA 4.6 DME 1,500' RWY HDG to 3,000' then direct WENAN


Appendix

Changelog

Change Date Description
CHG1 16 Feb 2006 Initial Release
CHG2 14 Nov 2013 New Release due to airspace and procedure changes
CHG3 06 Jul 2018 Major Revision. Converted to Wiki format. Updated the sectorization of ZWY airspace. Update the TXKF operations.