TNCF Procedures

Airspace class

Airspace Classes within the Curaçao FIR are as follows. Please refer to your en route charts for exact location of these airspaces.

CURAÇAO Fir 127.10 E FL195 SURFACE
HATO TWR 118.30 C FL065 SURFACE
FLAMINGO TWR 118.70 D FL065 SURFACE
BEATRIX APP/TWR 120.90 D FL065 SURFACE

Notes

Altimeter setting

Use QNE (Standard Altimeter Setting of 29.92 inches of mercury or 1013.2 hPa) above transition level at all times.

Use QNH (Local Station Pressure) for take-off and climb until passing transition altitude.

Use QNH (Local Station Pressure) for descent and landing as soon as passing transition level..Transition altitudes are shown on approach charts.

Airway system

The Curaçao FIR airway system is comprised of low and high airways. The low airway system starts at FL040 and goes up to FL195. The high airway system starts at FL195 and extends up to FL410. Above FL410 aircraft fly direct between navaids or use another means of navigation (LORAN, GPS, celestial, etc). Low and high airways share the same route designator and high airways are differentiated from low airways with the prefix letter “U”. Almost all airways within the Curaçao FIR are bidirectional. except:

Cruising levels

Cruising levels for IFR flights within the Curaçao FIR from FL040 TO FL410. Above FL410 only odd flight levels are used alternating westbound and eastbound.

VFR flights also use this rule adding 500 feet to the applicable flight level. No VFR flights are allowed above FL195.

Transponder Code

1700-1777 for Domestic Use
2100-2177 for Domestic Use
3100-3177 for International Use
3300-3377 for International Use
2000 to recognize an aircraft that has not received instructions from the air traffic control units to operate the transponder.
1776 for firefighting aircraft
1777 for VFR Search and Rescue flights within search areas *
7500 for hijack situations(unavailable on IVAO)
7600 for emergency situations
7700 for emergency situations

Groundoperations Bonaire

Gates and Parking Assignment

Taxi Instructions All arriving and departing aircraft should be instructed to taxi to and from the active runway via APRON

Arrival Aircraft arriving from the east should arrive PJB NDB at 2500 feet then proceed as instructed by ATC for NDB or visual approach.

Departure

RWY 10

Fly RWY HDG, climb and maintain 6000 or as instructed by ATC.

RWY 28

Fly RWY HDG, climb and maintain 6000 or as instructed by ATC.

Groundoperations Curacao

Gates and Parking Assignment

Taxi Instructions

Runway 11 Departures

Runway 29 Departures

Runway 11 Arrivals

Runway 29 Arrivals

Arrival

RWY 11

RWY 29

ENROUTE OPERATIONS

Curacao TCA Special Procedures

  1. VFR TRAFFIC
    • Contact Beatrix (TNCA) Approach 5 minutes prior to entering Curaçao FIR.
    • Contact Beatrix (TNCA) Approach, Hato Approach or Flamingo (TNCB) Tower 5 minutes prior to entering their control zones.
  2. IFR TRAFFIC
    • For flights from Josefa Camejo Airport (SVJC) to Reina Beatrix International (TNCA):
    • Below FL 70 contact Beatrix (TNCA) Approach as soon as possible after departure to obtain control zone entry clearance.
    • Above FL 70 contact Curacao (TNCF) Control as soon as possible after
    • departure to obtain CTA entry clearance.