LETTER of AGREEMENT  Bulgaria - Greece

Sofia FIR/UIR                          Athine FIR/UIR

VERSION 1.0

The information contained within this document is produced for IVAO ONLY and SHOULD NOT be used in the real world.

The scope of this document is to help and standardize the coordination between Greek and Bulgarian controllers in the network of IVAO.

It doesn`t represent the actual operations in real life and it`s intended TO BE USED ONLY IN IVAO.

 It has been created with the participation and cooperation of Bulgarian and Greek divisions of IVAO.

1.1  Hellenic ATS Units adjacent to Sofia FIR/UIR

IVAO ID

Frequency

Call Sign

Remarks

LGMD_CTR

131.325

Makedonia Control

Entire Makedonia ACC

LGMD_W_CTR

125.350

Makedonia Control

West Sector – not connected via ATS corridors

LGMD_E_CTR

133.575

Makedonia Control

East Sector

LGGG_O_CTR

123.825

Athine Control

Unified sector covering the entire FIR

LGGG_FSS

130.925

Athine Information

Advisory Services only

Entry points to Hellenic airspace are ISECs: NIKTI and RODIP

1.2.  Bulgarian ATS Units adjacent to Athine FIR/UIR

IVAO ID

Frequency

Call Sign

Remarks

LBSR_CTR

131.100

Sofia Control

Entire BG FIR

LBSR_E_CTR

132.250

Sofia East Control

East Sector

LBSR_W_CTR

131.100

Sofia West Control

West Sector

Entry point to Bulgarian airspace is ISEC EVIVI

Northbound:

$1·        via EVIVI        -     R35/UR35, N133/UN133

Southbound

$1·        via RODIP    -    N131/UN131

$1·        via NIKTI      -    N127/UN127, Y505/UY505, P184

IFR Flights entering Bulgarian or Hellenic airspace, should be handed over to the appropriate ATS Unit (look §1.1 and §1.2). The transfer of control should be made 2 minutes before the entry point. Transfer of communications should not be made before the transfer of control.

IFR flights within ATS routes transiting should be allocated with even FLs when westbound and odd FLs when eastbound.

Route short cut clearances should be given after coordination with the adjacent and affected ATS units.

 

Flights between Sofia FIR/UIC and Athine FIR/UIR

Inbound Airway

COP

Via Airway

FL Allocation

FL over COP

Remarks

L863

N133

M987

Q24

EVIVI

U/R35

Eastbound

TRANSITION

-------

U/N133

Westbound

Y505

N127

P184

NIKTI

U/Y505

Eastbound

TRANSITION

-------

U/Y505

Between FL165 and FL235

When traffic lands at LGTS

U/N127

TRANSITION

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N127

At or below FL150

When traffic lands at LGKV

N133

RODIP

U/N133

Eastbound

TRANSITION

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N133

At or below FL210

When traffic lands at LGAL

 

4.1  IFR Flights with dest. LGTS

Compulsory point of entry in Hellenic airspace should be ISEC. NIKTI via route NIKTI-PEREN-ARNAS, between FL165 and FL235.

4.2  IFR Flights with dest. LGKV

  Compulsory point of entry in Hellenic airspace should be ISEC. NIKTI, FL at/or below FL150. Flights

  should expect NIKTI 1C when runway in use is 05R and NIKTI 1E when runway 23L is in use.

  Actual arrival clearance will be issued by LGKV_APP or LGMD_CTR or LGGG_O_CTR if they are online.   

4.3  IFR Flights with dest. LGAL

  Compulsory point of entry in Hellenic airspace should be ISEC.RODIP via compulsory route RODIP-IDILO at/or below FL210.

 

5.Preferred Routes

The following routes are not mandatory and are provided for the continuous and efficient traffic flow. Depending on the traffic condition, a controller may request a specific route to be given by the adjacent ATS unit. This should include the type of traffic to which the route applies   (DEST. Or ORIG. etc) and the route.

5.1  Routing suggestions for flights entering Bulgarian airspace.

  1. EVIVI-EDIKA-BAVGA-OKANA
  2. EVIVI-DOTAM(ARR LBSF)
  3. EVIVI-DOTAM-SOF-OGOTA-LOMOS
  4. EVIVI-USALI-WAK-BLO-ETROL-GOL/SOMOV

5.2  Routing suggestions for flights entering Hellenic airspace.

  1. NIKTI-LMO-MES-LARKI-RDS-EVENO/ALKIS
  2. NIKTI-LMO-MES-KRC-KUMBI
  3. NIKTI-LMO-MES-LURUS (ARR LGRP/KO)

Flights under VFR should remain 1000ft bellow the MEA when inside published ATS corridors and above 1000ft AGL. For VFR flights requesting level/altitude of flight outside the above restrictions, coordination between BG and GR ATS units is required and radar services must be provided.