Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center


Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center

Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZAB) is located at 8000 Louisiana Boulevard, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States. The Albuquerque ARTCC is one out of 22 Air Route Traffic Control Centers in the United States.

The primary responsibility is the separation of overflights, and the expedited sequencing of arrivals and departures along STARs (Standard Terminal Arrival Routes) and DPs (Departure Procedures) for Phoenix, Albuquerque, El Paso, Amarillo, Tucson, and Roswell.

ZAB assumes control over one "Class Bravo" (Class B) airport.
* Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, AZ

Along with several "Class Charlie" (Class C) airports.
* Albuquerque International Sunport Airport (ABQ) in Albuquerque, NM
* El Paso International Airport (ELP) in El Paso, TX
* Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport (AMA) in Amarillo, TX
* Tucson International Airport (TUS) in Tucson, AZ
* Roswell International Air Center Airport (ROW) in Roswell, NM

Center Breakdown

ZAB is comprised of 7 Ultra High Sectors, 16 High Altitude Sectors, 13 Low Altitude Sectors, and 3 Low-High Sectors. The vertical strata of these sectors vary greatly depending on the geographic location covered and the variety of traffic the controllers work.

Area Breakdown

Unlike most ARTCC's. ZAB along with a few other western Centers call their Area's - Specialties. In ZAB, there are 5 specialties all named after the region they cover within the airspace. Those five are Northwest, Southwest, North, East and Southeast specialties.

"Northwest Specialty"

"Southwest Specialty"

"North Specialty"

"East Specialty"

"Southeast Specialty"

- All Specialty information is to be posted soon.

pecialties and Frequencies

Northwest

High Altitude Sectors

* HIP 37 (HIP 37) - 134.32
* PAY 50 (PAYSO 50) - 128.12
* INW 67 (Winslow 67) - 133.92
* PRC 92 (Prescott 92) - 135.32

Low Altitude Sectors

* FOS 39 (FOSIL 39) - 135.72
* DRK 43 (Drake 43) - 128.45
* INW 45 (Winslow 45) - 124.5

Low-High Altitude Sectors

* MIA 38 (Miami 38) - 132.9

Southwest

Ultra High Altitude Sectors

* PHX 65 (Phoenix 65) - 132.45
* CIE 80 (Cochise 80) - 126.22

High Altitude Sectors

* SSO 90 (San Simon 90) - 133.0
* GBN 91 (Gila Bend 91) - 135.15

Low Altitude Sectors

* GBN 42 (Gila Bend 42) - 126.45
* TUS 46 (Tucson 46) - 125.4
* SVC 47 (Silver City 47) - 134.45
* BXK 49 (Buckeye 49) - 125.25

North

Ultra High Altitude Sectors

* BLR 58 (BLR 58) - 126.92

High Altitude Sectors

* ABQ 68 (Albuquerque 68) - 134.6
* PAN 70 (Pan Handle 70) - 119.45
* TAN 79 (TAN 79) - 118.65
* GUP 93 (Gallup 93) - 120.55

Low Altitude Sectors

* SAN 16 (SAN 16) - 132.8
* LAV 17 (Lavan 17) - 124.32

Low-High Altitude Sectors

* CNX 94 (Corona 94) - 133.65

East

Ultra High Altitude Sectors

* CIM 72 (Chisum 72) - 128.22
* TCC 96 (Tucumcari 96) - 128.67
* DHT 98 (Dalhart 98) - 132.12

High Altitude Sectors

* KEN 71 (KENTO 71) - 133.05
* LVS 95 (Las Vegas 95) - 125.07
* AMA 97 (Amarillo 97) - 134.75

Low Altitude Sectors

* BDG 15 (Borger 15) - 127.85

outheast

Ultra High Altitude Sectors

* FST 78 (Fort Stockton 78) - 133.22

High Altitude Sectors

* ELP 63 (El Paso 63) - 120.97
* TXO 87 (Texaco 87) - 132.32
* SUN 89 (Sunland 89) - 125.52

Low Altitude Sectors

* DMN 19 (Deming 19) - 128.2
* SFL 20 (Salt Flat 20) - 135.87
* CVS 21 (Cannon 21) - 126.85

Low-High Altitude Sectors

* ROW 23 (Roswell 23) - 132.65

References

External links

* [http://www.zabartcc.org/ VATUSA Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center Home Page]


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