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Old 9th Oct 2013, 21:18
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Exclamation Latest news on French ATC Strike

It is expected that all 5 French ACCs will implement a significant reduction in capacity and consequent regulations starting from approximately 0400 UTC.
It is expected that these capacities will change as staff report for duty as follows:


Paris and Reims ACCs (LFFF/LFEE):
Regulations are planned for Paris until 1030 UTC with a possible extension tactically.
No en route regulations a planned for Reims airspace

Brest and Bordeaux ACCs (LFRR/LFBB):
A minimum service of approximately 33% of normal capacity will available during the morning.
Regulations have been applied until 1030 UTC with possible extension tactically.

Marseille ACC (LFMM):
The strike is expected to be very strongly adhered to with a minimum service of approximately 33% of normal capacity from 0430-1800 UTC with an increase in capacity only after 1800 UTC.
Regulations have been applied until 0800 but are expected to be extended until 1800 during the early morning.


The DGAC is implementing a flight reduction programme as follows:

Arrival and Departures from LFPG, LFPO and LFOB from 0400-1200 UTC that will cross LFMM or LFBB FIR must be reduced by 30%.
Operators should be prepared to reduce their programmes after 1200 UTC if necessary.

Arrival and departures from LFLL and LFML must be reduced by 30% from 0400-1800 UTC as they are wholly within the LFMM ACC

Arrival and departures from LFLL and LFML must be reduced by 30% from 0400-1800 UTC as they are wholly within the LFMM ACC.

Operators to Nice (LFMN)are not requested to reduce their flying programmes, as traffic can route via LIMM (Milan ACC) avoiding LFMM ACC.

More information available via the following DGAC link : CanalBlog

Notams A5702/13, A5703/13, 5704/13, 5705/13 refer.

NMOC is currently coordinating with surrounding ACCs to ensure maximum capacities.
EDYY and LIMM have increased capacities accordingly and regulations are not anticipated.
EDYY may apply short term ATFCM Measures (STAM) as required, delays will be minimal.


Rerouting opportunities will be available including:

Tango Oceanic routes are all fully available but will be regulated to ensure against overload.

Routes via Algeria and Tunisia.: Points SADAF and DOPEL will be regulated to protect Algerian and Tunisian airspace from rerouting traffic.
Details will be published in the network news.

2 alternative routes for traffic using GCRR and GCFV will be available via scenarios AR1ORT and AR2RV.
Details will be published in the network news.

Military activity in TRA305 has been cancelled for the morning however it is still active between 1300-1500.
Details will be published in the network news.

Further rerouting advice may be published tactically as the situation develops
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