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Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center IPACG 26 Meeting User Preferred Routes. Presented By: FAA, Oakland ARTCC Airspace and Procedures Date: May 14-18, 2007. UPR Description.

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Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center

IPACG 26 Meeting

User Preferred Routes

Presented By: FAA, Oakland ARTCC Airspace and Procedures

Date: May 14-18, 2007


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UPR Description

  • A User Preferred Routes is a routing that is filed in an aircraft’s FPL which allows the aircraft to flight plan the most efficient route for their flight.


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ICAO STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

  • UPRs SUPPORT ICAOS STRAGIC OBJECTIVES

    • Minimize the adverse effect of Global Civil Aviation on the environment

    • Enhance the efficiency of aviation operations


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RJAA

UPR Route

RJBB

New Zealand - Japan

UPR can be unrestricted from Departure Airport to Arrival Airport

NZAA

NZCH


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RJAA

UPR Route

RJBB

New Zealand - Japan

UPR can be restricted by the ATC provider between Departure Gateway and Arrival Gateway Waypoint(s)/Routes

NZAA

NZCH


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New Zealand - Japan

UPR Route

RJAA

Different FIRs can have different restrictions for aircraft to file UPRs

Auckland, Brisbane and Nadi Centers support UPRs for FANS equipped aircraft

RJBB

Oakland Center supports UPRs

G205

Moresby Center supports UPRs in part of their airspace

NZAA

NZCH


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Weather

  • Upper Winds

  • SIGMETS

  • Turbulence

UPR Flow Chart

ANSP Restrictions

  • Ocean Gateway

  • Arrival/Departure Routes

  • Airspace Volumes

ANSP

Flight follows ATC Clearance the same as any other Non-UPR Flight

FPL

Airspace

  • NOTAMS

  • Military Activity

Airline AOC

Standard

ATC Clearance

Tower



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Air Tahiti Flights

No ATS or PACOTS Routes connect RJAA and NTTT, so the airline files a UPR random route

Air Tahiti (THT) currently flies a UPR Route between RJAA and NTAA


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Air Canada Flights

ACA finds it advantageous to fly a UPR north of PACOTS Track 1

Air Canada (ACA) frequently flies a UPR between Asia and CYVR

ACA UPR

PACOTS Track 1


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Current UPRs

UPR ROUTES SINCE DECEMBER OF 2000



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UPR Trials in the CEP

Airborne UPR Trials have shown savings of over 3100 LBS of Fuel

The CEP consists of 7 fixed ATS Routes


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UPR Trials in the CEP

Trials are still under evaluation

Ensure there are no adverse effects

A study is being conducted to determine the feasibility of using Flexible Tracks in the CEP (target completion date 10/2007)

Users are encouraged to participate in the Trials. Email – [email protected] to participate.


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RJAA

UPR Trials

RJBB

New Zealand - Japan

ANZ UPR Paper Trials show an annual savings of over $2 million

NZAA

NZCH


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New Zealand - Japan

UPR Route

RJAA

RJBB

ANZ Paper Trials show an annual savings of $1 million by filing UPRs south of the Fukuoka FIR

NZAA

NZCH


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Japan – New Zealand UPR Trials

Paper Trials show potential for large savings

Oakland, Auckland, Nadi, and Brisbane Control Centers can support operational Trials

Port Moresby is ready to support UPRs on or east of ATS Route G205.

South Pacific UPRs were discussed at the ISPACG meeting in Auckland NZ.


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Japan – South Pacific UPR Paper Trials

An agreement was reached at the ISPACG Meeting to begin a Paper Trial for UPR routings south of the Fukuoka FIR.

If the results of the Paper Trial are successful, the Trials may progress to Airborne UPRs.


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Action By The Meeting

  • The group is requested to support beginning UPR Paper Trials between the South Pacific and Japan. The data from the paper trial may allow the ANSP and Users to carefully evaluate the impacts of these UPRs.

  • Users are encouraged to participate in the CEP UPR Trial. Anyone interested in participating in the trial should contact the Oakland Center International Airspace and Procedures Office at 510-745-3320.


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