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flight information region (FIR)

flight information region (FIR)
FIR and sub FIR boundaries as shown in aeronautical charts.
An airspace of defined dimensions within which flight information service and alerting service are provided (ICAO). These should be delineated to cover the whole of air route structure by such regions. It will include all airspace within its lateral limits, except as limited by an upper flight information region. In this case, the specified lower limit shall constitute the upper vertical limit of the flight information region and should coincide with a VFR (visual flight rules) cruising level.
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THE INTERNATIONAL Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has unveiled plans for the Baghdad flight information region to introduce reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) systems.
The islands, islets and rocks in the Aegean which were not ceded to Greece by international treaties, the decision of Greece to broaden its territorial waters over 6 nautical miles, continental shelf, air space, the flight information region and demilitarization of islands are the top Aegean problems between Turkey and Greece.
Lee Long-wen, director general of Civil Aeronautics Administration, under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, announced the two new routes yesterday (July 23), noting that flights bound for northeastern China will take the new second northward route, saving 24 minutes of flight time, while flights bound for southern China will fly over the Guangzhou flight information region, rather than the Hong Kong flight information region, saving five minutes of flight time.
The service can be adapted to any ATC area in Europe, with the product suite being tailored to meet the needs of the specific flight information region (FIR).
GAO found that (1) the rule would permit the initiation of Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum flights in the airspace over the contiguous 48 states of the United States, the District of Columbia, Alaska, that portion of the Gulf of Mexico where the Federal Aviation Administration provides air traffic services, the San Juan Flight Information Region (FIR), and the air space between Florida and the San Juan FIR and allow the use of 1,000-foot vertical separation at certain altitudes between aircraft that meet stringent altimeter and autopilot performance requirements; and (2) after publication of the revised effective date, DOT complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.
The Airbus A330 ran into the turbulence while cruising at an altitude of 12,500 meters at about 555 kilometers southeast of Hong Kong within the Manila Flight Information Region, the Hong Kong government said.
The first phase, which will begin immediately, includes WAM surveillance for the northern portion of the country and will provide air traffic controllers with complete situation awareness of en route traffic in the Khujand portion of the Dushanbe flight information region as well as the approach surveillance for the Khujand International Airport.
During the visit, the Minister took part in a joint meeting with representatives of the European Commission and the European Aviation Safety Agency on the assessment of potential risks and threats of aviation in the Dnipropetrovsk Flight Information Region (FIR).
Turkish air traffic controllers refuse to communicate with their Greek Cypriot counterparts regarding flights leaving Turkish air space and entering the Nicosia Flight Information Region, something which as Cypriot officials point out could create problems to flight safety.
In aviation, a flight information region (FIR) is a specified region of airspace in which a flight information service and an alerting service (ALRS) are provided.
LVNL operates the Amsterdam Flight Information Region (FIR), which extends above Dutch territory and a large part of the North Sea.
He said the Notam was to ensure flights over Philippine airspace, particularly the western Manila flight information region, took a different route and avoided possibly being hit by debris from the rocket launch.

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