Customer notice: User Preferred Routes (UPR) requirements within Auckland Oceanic FIR
This notice details the flight planning requirements for UPRs within Auckland Oceanic and is located at www.aip.net.nz under Enroute (ENR) 3.1. The content below is effective 5 February 2015.
3.1.1 Within the Auckland Oceanic (NZZ0) FIR operators of RNAV aircraft may file a flight plan using random (user preferred) routes provided that:
(a) The aircraft is RNAV10/RNP10 or better equipped, and
(b) Minimum communication requirement indicates the aircraft is HF capable.
3.2 UPR Flight Planning Requirements
3.2.1 The following flight planning requirements are applicable:
(a) A UPR must be flight planned to avoid military operating areas, restricted areas or danger areas when active;
(b) A position report is required at the intersection of all FIR boundaries, including New Zealand FIR (NZZC);
(c) Positions on UPR must be:
(i) published waypoints;
(ii) navigation aids; or
(iii) geographical coordinates expressed in latitude/longitude in either whole degrees (e.g. 12N167W) or degrees and minutes (e.g. 3415S16745E);
(d) Avoid filing positions that are at the intersection of multiple FIR boundaries;
(e) Avoid short term (e.g. <20 minutes) FIR transits;
(f) Avoid filing routes along any FIR boundary;
(g) A UPR may include published air routes provided that they start and finish at a published waypoint on that route;
(h) Time intervals between positions on the UPR must not exceed 80 minutes;
3.2.2 When reporting position in latitude/longitude by voice, flight crews must ensure that the entire latitude/longitude is reported and no abbreviations are used. Refer to ENR 1.1; section 4 Position Reporting in Auckland Oceanic FIR.
3.2.3 Refer to appropriate State documentation for flight planning requirements for UPR in other FIRs.
3.3 UPR between New Zealand and Australia or overflying Australia
3.3.1 A UPR is not permitted within the area north of ATS route L521 and south of ATS route A346 for flights between Australia and New Zealand.
3.3.2 This restriction does not apply to flights between Australia and airports outside New Zealand.
3.3.3 Aircraft may operate off ATS routes on a UPR, on or south of, ATS route L521 provided the following requirements are followed:
(a) Waypoint LUNBI (200 NM AA) is NOT available for westbound flights departing from within NZZC.
(b) Aircraft must exit the NZZC/NZZO FIR boundary at any published waypoint on or south of waypoint PEBLU.
(a) Eastbound UPR must terminate at a published waypoint on NZZO/NZZC FIR boundary on or south of waypoint LUNBI.
3.4 UPR to/from New Zealand except to/from Australia
UPR arriving and departing Auckland Airport
3.4.1 Flights arriving into NZAA must flight plan via a published waypoint or a position (latitude/longitude) on NZZO/NZZC FIR boundary (200 NM Auckland) then via the STAR commencement waypoint to NZAA.
3.4.2 Flights departing NZAA must flight plan via a published waypoint or a position (latitude/longitude) on the NZZC/NZZO FIR boundary (200 NM Auckland).
UPR arriving and departing from other airports in New Zealand
3.4.3 Flights to all other destinations within New Zealand must flight plan via a published waypoint on NZZO/NZZC FIR boundary then via a domestic ATS route to the destination.
3.4.4 Flights departing from other airports within New Zealand must flight plan via a domestic ATS route to the NZZC/NZZO FIR boundary published waypoint.
3.5 UPR arriving and departing From Tonga, Samoa and Cook Islands
3.5.1 The UPR must terminate/commence at the STAR commencement waypoint where promulgated, otherwise at a position (latitude/longitude) not closer than 75 NM from TBU VOR.
3.5.2 A position (latitude/longitude) or waypoint on the NFFF/NZZO and NZZO/NFTF Sector boundary is required.
Cook Islands/Rarotonga (NCRG)
3.5.3 The UPR must terminate/commence at a position (latitude/longitude) or waypoint not closer than 70 NM from RG VOR and the flight plan must include the 30 NM CTR waypoint.
3.5.4 Inbound UPR must terminate at the STAR commencement waypoint. If the STAR commencement waypoint is not on the TMA boundary, a position (latitude/longitude) or waypoint is required on the TMA boundary.
3.5.5 Outbound UPR must commence at the final waypoint on any SID. A position (latitude/longitude) or waypoint is required on the TMA boundary.