VATPAC Tutorial: Coordination with a Procedural Tower
As an Enroute (CTR) controller, you are required to pass the following information to a procedural tower.
- Callsign (+/- Aircraft Type)
- Estimate time field
- Approach Assigned
- Arrival Altitude
- Sequence Number
Coordination between Enroute and a Procedural Tower should take place at least 15 minutes prior to the aircraft reaching the lateral airspace boundary.
[ML-TAS_CTR] Tower, Centre, JST856 A320, estimates Hobart time 42z, IPLET5A arrival, 5000ft, number 1.
[BN-MDE_CTR] Tower, Centre, QLK108D DH8D, estimates Coffs time 15z, inbound 025 radial, 5500ft, number 1."
[TWR] "QLK108D, VOR"After this coordination is complete the tower would then reply generally with the callsign and possibly confirm the arrival expectation (ILS, RNAV).