Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center

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Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZAB) is located at 8000 Louisiana Boulevard, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States. The Albuquerque ARTCC is one 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 SIDs (Standard Instrument Departures) for the airspace over most of Arizona and New Mexico, as well as parts of California, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas.

ZAB covers an area that includes one class Bravo airport.

ZAB also includes four class Charlie airports.

Control location[edit]

Subdivision[edit]

ZAB's airspace is divided both geographically and altitudinally.

ZAB's primary subdivisions are known as specialties. There are five different specialties known as the North, East, Southeast, Southwest and Northwest. Each specialty is broken down further into 7 or 8 sectors.

By altitude, ZAB comprises 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.

North specialty[edit]

Ultra High Altitude Sectors[edit]

  • BLR 58 (Black Rock Ultra High) - 126.[1] 92

High Altitude Sectors[edit]

  • ABQ 68 (Albuquerque) - 134.6
  • TAN 79 (TANER) - 118.65
  • GUP 93 (Gallup) - 120.55

Low Altitude Sectors[edit]

  • SAN 16 (Sandia) - 132.8
  • LAV 17 (Lavan) - 124.32

Low-High Altitude Sectors[edit]

  • CNX 94 (Corona) - 133.65

East specialty[edit]

Ultra High Altitude Sectors[edit]

  • CIM 72 (Cimarron 72) - 128.22
  • TCC 96 (Tucumcari 96) - 128.67
  • DHT 98 (Dalhart 98) - 132.12

High Altitude Sectors[edit]

  • TAN 70 (TANER Hi) - 120.95
  • KEN 71 (KENTO Hi) - 133.05
  • LVS 95 (Las Vegas Hi) - 125.07
  • AMA 97 (Amarillo Hi) - 134.75

Low Altitude Sectors[edit]

  • AMA 15 (Amarillo Lo) - 127.85
  • ROW 12 (Roswell Lo) - 132.65
  • TCC 11 (Tucumcari Lo) - 126.85

Southeast specialty[edit]

Ultra High Altitude Sectors[edit]

  • FST 78 (Fort Stockton 78) - 133.22

High Altitude Sectors[edit]

  • ELP 63 (El Paso 63) - 120.97
  • TXO 87 (Texico 87) - 132.32
  • SUN 89 (Sunland 89) - 125.52

Low Altitude Sectors[edit]

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

Low-High Altitude Sectors[edit]

  • ROW 23 (Roswell 23) - 132.65

Southwest[edit]

Ultra High Altitude Sectors[edit]

  • PHX 65 (65) - 132.45
  • NOCHI 80 (80) - 126.22

High Altitude Sectors[edit]

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

Low Altitude Sectors[edit]

  • 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

Northwest specialty[edit]

High Altitude Sectors[edit]

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

Low Altitude Sectors[edit]

  • FOS 39 (FOSIL 39) - 135.72
  • DRK 43 (Drake 43) - 128.45
  • INW 45 (Winslow 45) - 127.67

Low-High Altitude Sectors[edit]

  • MIA 38 (Miami 38) - 132.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OU" - worked 33-1/2 yrs ZAB North Specialty- retired 7-1-2016

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°10′24.8″N 106°34′2.6″W / 35.173556°N 106.567389°W / 35.173556; -106.567389