Sarajevo FIR BiH airspace overview

By Nikola Tutorić | vACCBiH Director

Sarajevo FIR section provides an overview of the LQSB airspace and how it has been structured to accommodate a smooth flow of traffic.

BOUNDARIES AND ATC STATIONS:

Due to the lack of control at Ljubljana and Bosnia, Zagreb Radar covers these areas when the centers are not online. Bosnia does not have a CTR (in real-life) and is split between Beograd and Zagreb between the following points:

  • GUBOK
  • DER - Derventa VOR
  • BOSNA
  • SOLGU
  • VRANA

  • 43.2900N - 017.1100E - Coordinate Point

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Note:

Outside TMAs (Terminal management Areas) in B&H from FL100-FL285 Zagreb Radar provides ATC, thus below FL100 outside TMAs is considered as Class G airspace (uncontrolled). From FL285 - FL410 the servide is provided between (the above points) LYBA/LDZO Radar. You will notice that the vACC airspaces border the borders of their own countries and this makes it very easy to distinguish Air Traffic Stations. For Example, Zagreb Radar controls all of Croatia and Bosnia (with limitations mentioned above), while Ljubljana Radar covers all of Slovenia.

CONTROLLED AIRSPACE:

Controlled airspace consists of: Control Zones (CTR), Terminal Areas (TMAs), Control Area (CTAs).

The following airspace has been classified as Class C airspace:

  • Sarajevo CTA from FL100 to FL460, outside terminal areas (TMAs)

The following airspace has been notified as Class D airspace:

  • CTR Banja Luka: GND - 5500FT AMSL
  • CTA Banja Luka: 1000FT AGL - 5500FT AMSL
  • CTR Sarajevo: GND- 6000FT AMSL
  • CTR Mostar: GND - 6000FT AMSL
  • CTR Tuzla: GND - 5500FT AMSL

The following airspace has been notified as Class E airspace:

  • TMA Banja Luka, from 1000FT AGL to FL 120 (inclusive), outside CTR Banja Luka
  • TMA Sarajevo, from 1000FT AGL to FL 160, outside CTR Sarajevo
  • TMA Mostar, from 1500FT AGL to FL 160, outside CTR Mostar
  • TMA Tuzla, from 1500FT AGL to FL 160

UNCONTROLLED AIRSPACE:

Class G airspace spreads outside the controlled airspace. Airspace outside TMAs and CTRs from GND to FL 100.

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AIRPORT BRIEFINGS:

Sarajevo (LQSA)
Read the detailed LQSA briefing
Mostar (LQMO)
Read the detailed LQMO briefing
Banja Luka (LQBK)

Arrival Procedures:

VMC - VISUAL METEREOLOGICAL CONDITIONS: Zagreb ACC will not provide vectors to intercept any segment of the approach. Radar service from Zagreb ACC is provided not below FL100. VFR aircraft will maintain own navigation an will contact Banjaluka Tower once entering Banjaluka CTR, reporting aircraft type, position, altitude.

IMC - INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS: Zagreb ACC controls the air route over Banja Luka down to FL120. Banja Luka CTA extends up to FL120 (including). Use published STAR (BLK or LAK), to transition from Zagreb ACC to Banja Luka. Radar service from Zagreb ACC is provided not below FL100.

Departure Procedures:

Following take off, follow the published departure procedures. Aircrew must file and plan to fly the appropriate SID (Standard Instrument Departure) for the desired routing. However, if a NEWBIE, SID is not a must.

ATS Banjaluka does not provide radar service!

Tuzla (LQTZ)

Arrival Procedures:

Expect to follow published STARs for ILS approach Rwy 09. Circling Rwy 27 only on request or during strong western winds.

Departure Procedures:

Following take off, follow the published departure procedures. Aircrew must file and plan to fly the appropriate SID (Standard Instrument Departure) for the desired routing. However, if a NEWBIE, SID is not a must.

ATS Tuzla does not provide radar service!

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