Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (ATS operating irregularity, ATM - other)


2003-08-14: At approx 2200Z ELY004 a Boeing 747 flew eastbound at FL310 ( Kennedy to Tel-Aviv) overhead restricted airspace (CYR739-746). The restricted airspace had been properly indicated at high level sectors from 1000Z til 2000Z. The high level controller was not aware that the active time of the restricted airspace had been extended til 2359Z. The Notam extending the time had been received by the low level supervisor whose responsibility is to inform the appropriate low sectors, the Halifax specialty, then the high level specialty. Unfortunately, after informing the low & Halifax, the supervisor was distracted, and forgot to inform high level of the time extension.
2003-08-20: Update - ANS and Airspace - CADOR 2003A0467: As it turned out, there was no loss of separation. The separation required is 1000 feet, which is what the controller actually had. The report should have been an 'Other occurrence', this was due to a failure to complete the required coordination.
2003-08-19: TSB - UPDATE - 2003-08-18 - A03A0094: ELY004, an El Al Boeing 747 was en route from New York to Tel Aviv at FL310. CYR 739 to 746, Class F restricted airspace to FL300, was active from 0700 to 1700 ADT and the Moncton ACC high-level controller was aware of the active time. A NOTAM had been issued extending the active time to 2059 ADT; the high-level controller was unaware of this new information. At approximately 1900 ADT, ELY004 transited above the restricted airspace by 1000 feet where 2000 feet vertical clearance is required. There was no affect on other traffic. The low-level supervisor had received the NOTAM extending the active time for the restricted airspace. This information was passed to the low-level and Halifax terminal specialty controllers. The supervisor was then distracted by a number of telephone calls which he answered and actioned. Consequently, the information was not passed to the high-level specialty controller.


CADORS Number 2003A0467
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-08-13 - 22:00
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYHZ
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region,
TSB Occurrence Number A03A0094
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 31574
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories ATM/CNS
Events ATS operating irregularity,ATM - other

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