VVTS Ho Chi Minh FIR

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Xin Chao - Hello and Welcome to Vietnam

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh Flight Infomation Region (FIR) Wiki Page for Vietnam Airspace, part of the IVAO XE East Asia Region Division! These sets of pages should help provide you with all the information you need while controlling Ho Chi Minh Airspace


Note: Please keep in mind, IVAO stresses that our network is at global peace without any conflicts between nations. We also strive to simulate realism. So, while it is ok to respect the prohibited airspace at the DMZ between the DPRK and ROK, on IVAO, direct flights are permissible between the two nations. At no time shall any war simulation be performed in Korean airspace as this is a huge violation against IVAO rules and regulations. That being said, enjoy Ho Chi Minh Control

Sector File

VVTS-VVVV FIR SECTOR

Change Log:

  • Created Sector File

Ho Chi Minh Control

Here are the lists of valid center positions IVAO XE authorizes in Ho Chi Minh Airspace

All radio callsigns are "Ho Chi Minh Control" regardless of sector.

Sector Position Callsign Frequency Coverage Area
Ho Chi Minh Control High VVTS_CTR 132.350 Primary, High Sector above FL190 when other sectors online. Covers entire FIR when other sectors offline
Ho Chi Minh Control North VVTS_1_CTR 134.050 North Sector, Danang TMA and airports as well as VVPB VVPK VVCA VVCR VVPC when APP's offline
Ho Chi Minh Control Middle East VVTS_2_CTR 120.100 Middle East Sector, VVBM VVDL Tansonnhat TMA (Note Has been Replaced with new Full sector Freq)
Ho Chi Minh Control South East VVTS_3_CTR 120.900 South East Sector, Tansonnhat TMA VVCT VVPQ when APP's offline as well as VVTS_2_CTR when offline
Ho Chi Minh Control South West VVTS_4_CTR 133.050 South West Sector, Covers SouthWest of Vietnam nearly reach WSJC and VVCS airport
Ho Chi Minh Control West VVTS_5_CTR 120.700 West Sector,Covers West of VVTS FIR near RPHI
Danang Control VVTS_D_CTR 125.300 Danang ACC Covers VVDN Below FL245

Flight Level Assignment Scheme

Airways RVSM Type Allowed Levels
A1 Modified
(use China RVSM rules when entered Chinese Airspace)
EastBound F290,F330,F370,F390,F410
Westbound F280,F300,F340,F380,F400
A202 Single EastBound F290,F330,F370,F390,F410
Westbound F280,F300,F340,F380,F400
L642,M771,N892,L625
R328,P901,G221
Modified
(use China RVSM rules when entered Chinese Airspace)
F310,F320,F350,F360,F390,F400
EastBound F310,F350,F390
Westbound F320,F360,F400
(Levels are listed can be requested in case of weather deviation)
L628 Single EastBound F330,F390,F410
WestBound F280 up to F340
N500 Single EastBound F330
WestBound F300
L625 Single SW Bound F310 up to F330
NW Bound F350 up to F390
M765 Single NE Bound F290 up to F330
SW Bound F280 up to F340
M768 Single Eastbound F330
Westbound F300
M753,M755 Single SouthBound F270 up to F330
NorthBound F260,F300,F380
L644 Single SouthBound Only F330 up to F410
N891 Single SE Bound F330 (only)
NW Bound F260,F300,F380
W1 Single NorthBound F280 (Only)
SouthBound F270 (Only)
W2 Single NorthBound F310 up to F350
SouthBound F320 up to F360
Q1 Single NorthBound F270 (Only)
SouthBound F320 up to F360
Q2 Single SouthBound Only F310 up to F350

En Route and Cruise

RVSM Airspace

Ho Chi Minh has RVSM Airspace From FL190 to FL410 and as such follows standard semi-circular rules in feet (FL).
360-179 odd flight levels (ex. FL290, FL310, FL230)
180-359 even flight levels (ex. FL300, FL240, FL380)

Transition Altitude

All of Ho Chi Minh FIR Airports has a transition altitude of 18000 feet and transition level of FL100.

Ho Chi Minh FIR uses QNH (standard 1013 hectopascals or miilibars)

Transponder Codes

En route transponder codes range from 3200-3277
Domestic Departures and Arrivals will get a range of 6000-6777
International Departures and Arrivals will get a range of 5000-5777
Avoid using squawk codes beginning with 40xx,00xx,20xx these are reserved for Manila and Singapore FIR

China LOA and Meters

All handoffs to Chinese airspace will be given to Sanya Control (ZJSA_CTR) on an airway at 5 waypoints and at a meters flight level to meet Chinese RVSM airspace requirements.

Traffic routed North Middle West will be on the M771,A1,P901,L642 airways and a handoff shall be initiated by BUNTA, ITBAM ,EXOTO , DONDA

Traffic routed Middle West will be on the M771 or N892 airway and a handoff shall be initiated by DONDA, MONBO

All aircraft entering Chinese airspace must be assigned a meters altitude by Ho Chi Minh control prior to initiating a handoff to Sanya or sent to UNICOM. Use the chart below to match the nearest meters level to the flight level they are cruising at or filed in Korean airspace. For example, if they are cruising at FL360, assigned 11,000 meters which will translate to FL361/36,100ft. When an aircraft enters Korean airspace from China, assign a cruise flight level nearest to their meters level as Chinese controllers normally do not assign a FL prior to handing off to Vietnamese controllers.

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Philphines,Singapore LOA

Manila and Singapore has adapted RVSM airspace, the same as Ho Chi Minh airspace. Handoffs are normally done at mandatory reporting waypoints on a mix of RNAV and high altitude airways to WSJC_CTR and RPHI_CTR is the primary ATC position on IVAO, but if WSJC,RPHI_CTR is online, then all handoffs are made to them.

MESOX from L628 Airway
PANDI from N500 Airway
AKMON from M768 Airway
MELAS from N892 Airway
DUDIS from M771 and L644 Airway
ESPOB from L642 Airway
IPRIX from L637,M753,M755,M765 Airway
IGARI from N891 Airway

If Ho Chi Minh control prefers to give a direct, the direct points shall be to one of the above mention handoff points prior to entering Manila and Singapore airspace.

Standard Arrivals

VVTS Tansonnhat Int'l

The followings are the STAR's to be assigned for aircraft arriving into Tansonhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon).

RWY07L,07R ARRIVALS

  1. No Transitions WPTS:
    ANLOC1A
    BAOMY1A
    BASON1A
    BITIS1A
    DONXO1A
    KANTA1A
    SAPEN1A,1K,1L,2G
    LANHI1A
    LATHA1A
    VTV1A
    MISAN1A
  2. With Transitions WPTS:
    BAOMY1D,1E,DALAP2G arrivals connect with DOVIN,VETOM,LKH,PTH
    VICAL2G connect with NIXUP,ELSAS
    BITIS2G connect with ANHOA,TRN

RWY25L,25R ARRIVALS

  1. No Transitions WPTS:
    ANLOC1B
    BAOMY1B
    BASON1B
    BITIS1B,2J
    DONXO1A
    KANTA1A
    SAPEN1B,1M,1N,2G,2H,2J
    LANHI1A
    LATHA1A
    VTV1A
    MISAN1B
    ELSAS2H
  2. With Transitions WPTS:
    BAOMY1F,DALAP2J,2H arrivals connect with DOVIN,VETOM,LKH,PTH
    VICAL1D,1C,2H,connect with NIXUP,ELSAS
    BITIS1F connect with ANHOA,TRN

VVPQ PhuQuoc Intl

The Followings are the STAR's to be assigned for aircraft arriving into PhuQuoc International Airport

RWY10 ARRIVALS OSOTA1A,NUMDI1A,TUNPO1A,ADBOP1A

RWY28 ARRIVALS TUNPO1B,ADBOP1B

VVCT CanTho Intl

The Followings are the STAR's to be assigned for aircraft arriving into CanTho International Airport

ALL RWYS: ANHOA1A,CANTO2A,CHUTA3A,DOTHA3A,VINLO3A,XUTHO3A

VVDN Danang Intl

The Followings are the STAR's to be assigned for aircraft arriving into Danang International Airport

RWY35L,35R Arrivals

  1. No Transition WPTS:

CAHEO1A,1B,1C,1D,1E,1F
HUE1A,1C,1D,1E,1F
KANGU1A,1B,1C,1D,1E,1F,1G
MISIN1A,1B,1D
SUNRA1A,1B,1D
TAMKY1A,1B,1C,1E
TANNA1A,1C
PB1B (Phubai)
SAMBO1C

  1. With Transition WPTS:

MANGA1A,1B with PAPRA
NOCKA1A,1B with LATOM,VILOT,SADIN,KUMUN

Navigation AIDS

Identifier Name Frequency
PQU PhuQuoc (VVPQ) 113.0
TRN CanTho (VVCT) 113.2
VTV VungTau 114.7
TSN Tansonnhat (VVTS) 116.7
PTH PhanThiet 114.1
LKH LienKhuong (VVDL) 112.3
CRA CamRanh (VVCR) 116.5
BMT BuonMaThuot (VVBM) 112.1
PLK Pleiku (VVPK) 113.4
PCA PhuCat (VVPC) 116.3
DAN DaNang (VVDN) 114.4
HUE PhuBai (VVPB) 115.8

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