Air Traffic Operation


Air Traffic Services Airspace

Santa Maria Oceanic FIR and Control Areas
Name
Lateral limits
Vertical limits Airsp.
class.
Unit
providing
service
Call sign/
Languages
used
Hours of
service
FREQ/
purpose
Remarks
1 2 3 4 5

Santa Maria Oceanic FIR

           

4500N 04000W - 4500N 01300W - 4300N 01300W -
4200N 01500W - 3630N 01500W - 3415N 01746W - arc of circle with 100NM radius centred at
PST NDB
(anti clock-wise)
313930N0172453W
- 3000N 02000W -3000N 02500W -2400N 02500W -1700N 03730W -2218N 04000W - to origin.

 


UNL

MSL

FL 55

GND

/MSL

 

 

 

 

G

 

 


ACC
Santa
Maria

   

 

 


Excluding the airspace classified “A” and “C” within these limits.

 

       

Santa Maria Radar
(EN , PT )

 

Within or in vicinity of Santa Maria TMA

        H24

132.150
MHZ

Primary frequency

Locations :

Flores Island
39 27 12.95N
031 12 37.39W

Santa Maria Island
36 58 46.33N
025 05 27.39W

Note: Radar Sector is also responsible for providing ATC Services on Santa Maria’s TMA
areas not covered by the Radar Antenna.

        H24 129.400
MHZ

Backup frequency

Location :

Santa Maria Island
36 58 46.33N
025 05 27.39W

Note: Radar Sector is also responsible for providing ATC
Services on Santa Maria’s TMA areas not covered by the Radar Antenna.

        H24 121.500
MHZ

Emergency frequency

Location :
Santa Maria Island
36 58 46.33N
025 05 27.39W

Santa Maria
Oceanic FIR

 

     

Santa Maria Radio

(EN , PT )

 

Pilots must be aware that when in contact with Santa Maria Radio they are not speaking to a controller but with a Radio Operator

        H24 127.900
MHZ

 

NAT General Purpose

Frequency

Primary frequency for Oceanic Clearance requests for flights departing Azores and for Meteorological information requests.

Locations :

Santa Maria Island
36 58 46.33N
025 05 27.39W

Flores Island
39 27 12.95N
031 12 37.39W

Theoretic coverage from each antenna:

270NM FL300

        H24 132.070
MHZ

Frequency  for Oceanic Clearance request and delivery

Location :

Lisboa
39 10 24.76N
009 03 15.11W

        H24 127.900
MHZ

NAT A Family

This family should, whenever possible, be assigned to aircraft whose route or portion of route transits Gander, New York, Santa Maria and Shanwick areas, especially those aircraft flying routes with reporting points coordinates between 42N and 49N .

During off peaks periods, and when watch is reduced on other families, Family A should remain the primary assignment for aircraft flying southerly routes.

 

 

      H24 132.070
MHZ

NAT E Family

This Family should, whenever possible, be assigned to aircraft whose route or portion of route transits New York and Santa Maria areas, especially those aircraft flying routes with reporting points coordinates south of 42N

During off peak periods, and in case of reduction of the number of available families, the guard of this family might be discontinued.

            NOTE 1:
SELCAL available for all frequencies
Control Areas within Santa Maria Oceanic FIR

Santa Maria OCA

           

The Santa Maria Oceanic FIR limits

UNL

FL 55

A

ACC Santa Maria

Santa Maria Radio

 

Excluding Santa Maria TMA within these limits.

       

Santa Maria Radar
(EN , PT )

 

Within or in vicinity of Santa Maria TMA

Santa Maria TMA    

ACC
Santa
Maria

Santa Maria Radar
(EN , PT )

 

Within or in vicinity of Santa Maria TMA

394139N 0244631W
- arc of circle of 120NM radius centred at
VMG VOR clockwise to 355922N 0264135W
- 373323N 0320128W
- arc of circle of 120NM radius centred at
FRS
VOR clockwise to 412039N 0302103W to origin.

FL 285

FL 195

 

 

FL 195

300M

GND

/MSL

A

 

 



C

       
        H24 132.150
MHZ

Primary frequency

Locations :

Flores Island
39 27 12.95N
031 12 37.39W

Santa Maria Island
36 58 46.33N
025 05 27.39W

Note: Radar Sector is also responsible for providing ATC Services on Santa Maria’s TMA
areas not covered by the Radar Antenna.

        H24 129.400
MHZ

Backup frequency

Location :

Santa Maria Island
36 58 46.33N
025 05 27.39W

Note: Radar Sector is also responsible for providing ATC
Services on Santa Maria’s TMA areas not covered by the Radar Antenna.

        H24 121.500
MHZ

Emergency frequency

Location :
Santa Maria Island
36 58 46.33N
025 05 27.39W

Lajes Military Control Area

Area bounded within 45NM radius of 384543N 0270527W
 (
ARP ) except for that South portion beyond a line defined by 383415N 0280046W
 - 381219N 0262631W .

 

FL 155

700FT

GND

/MSL

 

C APP Lajes

 

Lajes Approach (EN , PT )

135.000
MHZ

Excluding that portion of LAJES MIL CTR within these limits.
H24 - PPR (see LPLA AD 2.20 Local traffic regulations)

Location:
38 45 04N
027 04 13W

        Lajes Tower 122.100
MHZ

 

 
        Lajes Ground 121.900
MHZ
 
        ATIS 120.300
MHZ
 
Santa Maria Approach
      APP Santa Maria Santa Maria Approach 119.100
MHZ
 
        Santa Maria Tower 118.100
MHZ
 
Ponta Delgada Approach
      APP Ponta Delgada Ponta Delgada
Approach
119.400
MHZ
 
        Ponta Delgada Tower 118.300
MHZ
 
Horta Approach
      APP
Horta
Horta Approach 119.700
MHZ
 
        Horta Tower 118.000
MHZ
 
Flores Tower
      APP
Flores
Flores Approach 118.300
MHZ
 
        Flores Tower 118.300
MHZ
 
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