Helsinki ACC (EFIN) provides an area control service within Helsinki FIR (EFIN).
|Airspace designation||Vertical limits||Airspace class||ATS call sign
|ABV FL 660: G
BTN FL 660 – FL95: C
BLW FL 95: G
ABV FL 95: EN
BLW FL 95: EN, FI
|TMZ ABV FL 95|
|EFIN ACC||125.225||ALL SECTORS COMBINED|
|EFIN ACC SECT B||125.225|
|EFIN ACC SECT G||132.725|
|EFIN ACC SECT L||136.650|
|EFIN ACC SECT J||126.100|
|EFIN ACC SECT BG||125.225||B & G COMBINED|
|EFIN ACC SECT JL||124.200||J & L COMBINED|
|EFIN ACC SECT BGL||125.225||B, G & L COMBINED|
On IVAO, Helsinki ACC is split into 4 sectors, which may also be combined to bigger sectors (BG, JL and BGL):
(It is important to note that these sectors are already combined and do not represent individual real life sectors)
- Sector B - Southern part of the FIR
- Sector G - Southwestern part of the FIR
- Sector J - Northern part of the FIR
- Sector L - Eastern part of the FIR
Details about each individual sector can be found via the menu to the left.
The minimum separation in Helsinki ACC controlled airspace is 5NM. Departing traffic needs to be separarated by approach controller at least 5NM to meet this requirement. During high traffic loads, Helsinki ACC will provide delay vectors or stack traffic in holding patterns. Expected arrival time should be given if delay exceeds 10 minutes. If Helsinki-Vantaa airport is configured for parallel approaches, inbound traffic should be coordinated with approach controller to agree what runway is used for what aircraft. If traffic situation permits it is highly recommended to coordinate shortcuts with other sectors.
All aerodromes (except Helsinki) with departing traffic to Helsinki ACC airspace, needs to get approval from ACC before departure. This can be done via voice or pointing out the traffic on radar using IVAC2. ACC will either accept it by removing the label point, or decline it by calling local ATC unit by voice and giving as much details as possible. Note that departing traffic (except from Helsinki) will be climbing to requested flight level (RFL) if not restricted by ACC. If you have any conflicting traffic, coordinate a reclearance with the local ATC unit (Finnair 1, recleared flight level 190).
Arrivals within Helsinki FIR has to be informed about the runway in use or the preferred landing runway. In all controlled aerodromes arrivals will be instructed to follow a specific RNAV STAR serving the runway in use. If aircraft is negative RNAV, coordination is required between ACC and approach controller.
The Helsinki ACC sectors can be combined in the following configurations: