The Angolan airspace:

Angolan airspace is structured into flight information regions:

  • FIR (Flight Information Region): this space extends from the surface (SFC) to the FL245 included
  • UIR (Upper Information Region): this space extends above FL245

Air traffic services are provided in the Angolan airspace , the management of which has been entrusted to Angola by ICAO and which includes:

  • Luanda FIR (FNAN)

Air traffic services

There are 3 main services available in our controlled airspace::

  • Flight Information Service
  • Alerting Service
  • Procedural Control Service

Flight Information Service:

A Flight Information Service (FIS) is a non-radar service provided, either separately or in conjunction with other services, for the purposes of supplying information useful for the safe and efficient conduct of flights. Under a FIS the following conditions apply: Provision of the service includes information about weather, changes of serviceability of facilities, conditions at aerodromes and any other information pertinent to safety.

  • The controller may attempt to identify the flight for monitoring and co-ordinationpurposes only. Such identification does not imply that a radar service is being provided or that the controller will continuously monitor the flight.
  • Pilots must be left in no doubt that they are not receiving a radar service.
  • Controllers are not responsible for separating or sequencing aircraft.

Alerting Service:

An alerting service is provided to notify appropriate organisations regarding aircraft in need of search and rescue aid, and assist such organisations as required.

Procedural Control Service:

Procedural control is a method of providing air traffic control services without the use of radar. It is used in regions of the world, specifically sparsely-populated land areas and oceans, where radar coverage is either prohibitively expensive or is simply not feasible. It also may be used at very low-traffic airports, or at other airports at night when the traffic levels may not justify staffing the radar control positions, or as a back-up system in the case of radar failure.