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Airspace upgraded in Ningbo

  1. Recently, flight MU5481 flew into the airspace of No.2 control sector of Ningbo approach and went to Qingdao, marking the formal implementation of the two-year airspace adjustment and the addition of control sectors in Ningbo control zone. So far, the area of approach control airspace of Ningbo ATC station has been expanded from over 12,000 square kilometers to over 17,000 square kilometers, with an increase of 43%, and the vertical range has been raised from 3,000 meters to 4,200 meters. Meanwhile, the flight has realized double sector operation from single sector operation, and the flight support capacity and operation efficiency will be significantly improved.
    The airspace adjustment and sector operation addition is the largest business upgrading action over the seven years since the establishment of Ningbo approach. After the expansion of airspace, Ningbo approach will take over the control authority of the Andong-Shangyu section, which was originally commanded by Hangzhou approach, and undertake the responsibility of height crossing deployment of incoming and departing flights near Shengzhou. With the rise of the airspace ceiling, the operation guarantee process between control units has been optimized, the flight contradiction perplexing the three control units of Shanghai, Hangzhou and Ningbo in the north of Ningbo Airport has been solved, and the control pressure of the two busy airports of Shanghai and Hangzhou has been shared. Meanwhile, Ningbo air traffic control has actively prepared for personnel and hardware equipment, and completed the operation of additional sectors, that is, the control area is divided into two parts, and the monitoring range of each controller is refined to provide more accurate control guidance. This serves as an effective way for busy airports to improve control efficiency and reduce control load.
    Upon adjustment, Ningbo air traffic control expects the daily average flight support volume to increase by 100 to 150 flights, reaching about 500 flights, based on the past peak of 340
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