Glossary

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Introduction

This document explains various definitions used throughout the London, Scottish, Shannon and Shanwick FIR sector procedures.


Airfield Groups

Group Aerodrome ICAO Codes
Basle LFGB, LFQM, LFSB
Belfast EGAA, EGAC, EGAD, EGAE, EGAL
Bordeaux LFBC, LFBD, LFBE, LFBG, LFBS, LFBX, LFCH, LFCY, LFDI
Brize EGBJ, EGDL, EGVA, EGVN
Brussels EBAW, EBBR, EBCI, EBCV, EBMB
Chambery LFHM, LFHU, LFKA, LFKX, LFLB, LFLE, LFLJ, LFLP
Dublin EIDW, EIME, EIWT
Dutch EHGG, EHHO, EHLW, EHTE, EHTW
East Anglian EGSH, EGUL, EGUN, EGYC, EGYM
Essex EGSS, EGGW, EGSC
Farnborough EGTD, EGHL, EGLF, EGLK, EGTF, EGVO
German EDDG, EDDL, EDDK, EDLA, EDLE, EDLI, EDLN, EDLP, EDLS, EDLV, EDLW, EDVK, ETNG, ETNN,
ETUO
HSD EHBD, EHEH, EHGR, EHMZ, EHRD, EHSE, EHVK, EHWO
Jersey EGJA, EGJB, EGJJ
LFRR FIR LFES, LFJR, LFOU, LFOV
Lille LFAC, LFAT, LFAV, LFQI, LFQQ, LFQT
LTMA EGLL, EGLC, EGKK, EGGW, EGSS, EGSC, EGWU, EGMC, EGKB, EGTO
Lyon LFHJ, LFHS, LFHV, LFHW, LFKL, LFKY, LFLG, LFLL, LFLM, LFLS, LFLU, LFLY, LFMH, LFXA
Midlands EGBB, EGBE, EGNX
MTMA EGCC, EGCD, EGGP, EGNR
Paris LFOB, LFPB, LFPC, LFPG, LFPN, LFPO, LFPT, LFPV
St Yan LFGM, LFGN, LFHY, LFLN, LFLO, LFQF
Scottish TMA EGPF, EGPH, EGPK, EGPN, EGQL, EGPG
Severn EGDX, EGGD, EGFF, EGFH, EGTG
Solent EGHI, EGHH
Strasbourg LFST, LFGC, LFQP, EDSB, EDSK, EDSW, EDTB, EDTL, EDTO
Thames EGMC, EGLC, EGKB, EGTO

Altitude Symbols

Symbol Meaning
A05 Specified altitude only. QNH of the arrival field should be used.
200 Specified level only. Lower levels available if co-ordinated.
MSL Minimum Stack Level.
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390
Not above specified level.
260
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Not below specified level.

Terms

Term Meaning
Bandboxing Combining two or more sectors into one position.
Designated Sector A sector listed in the table of contents with a unique identifier.
External Agreement Standing agreements with international units. No co-ordination should be needed if traffic is offered at the levels and points specified but it is good practise to confirm that all agreements are valid when first connecting.
Internal Agreement Standing agreements with other UK sectors. No co-ordination is needed if traffic is offered at the levels and points specified.
MSL (Minimum Stack Level) The lowest whole flight level which provides a minimum of 1000ft separation above the applicable transition altitude. MSL in the London TMA is based on the Heathrow QNH. MSL in the Manchester TMA is based on the Manchester QNH. MSL in the Scottish TMA is based on the Glasgow QNH.
Position Controlling station, can be one or more sectors if bandboxed.
London AC London Area Control (ICAO/IvAc: EGTT)
London TC London Terminal Control (IvAc: EGTL)
Scottish AC Scottish Area Control (ICAO/IvAc: EGPX)
IntentionCode Intention codes are used so radar controllers can easily identify the destination or UK FIR exit point of a flight without having to bring up the flight plan. They should always be used in the cleared waypoint (F5) field of IvAc.