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In aviation, a flight information region (FIR) is a specified region of airspace in which a flight information service and an alerting service (ALRS) are provided. It is the largest regular division of airspace in use in the world today. FIRs have existed since 1947 at least.[1][2]

Every portion of the atmosphere belongs to a specific FIR. Smaller countries' airspace is encompassed by a single FIR; larger countries' airspace is subdivided into a number of regional FIRs.[3][4]

Some FIRs encompass the territorial airspace of several countries.[5] Oceanic airspace is divided into Oceanic Information Regions and delegated to a controlling authority bordering that region. The division among authorities is done by international agreement through the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

There is no standard size for FIRs – it is a matter for administrative convenience of the country concerned. In some cases there is a vertical division of the FIR, in which case the lower portion remains named as such, whereas the airspace above is named Upper Information Region (UIR).

An information service and alerting service are the basic levels of air traffic service, providing information pertinent to the safe and efficient conduct of flights and alerting the different relevant authorities should an aircraft be in distress. These are available to all aircraft through a FIR. Higher levels of Air Traffic Advisory and Control services may be available within certain portions of airspace within a FIR, according to the ICAO class of that portion of airspace (with regard to national regulations), and the existence of a suitably equipped authority to provide the services.

List of Flight Information Regions[edit]

ICAO Code Type FIR or ACC[6] Name Country
AGGG FIR Honiara ACC Solomon Islands
ANAU FIR Nauru ACC Nauru
AYPM FIR Port Moresby ACC Papua New Guinea
BGGL FIR Nuuk ACC Greenland
BIRD FIR Reykjavik ACC Iceland
CZEG FIR Edmonton ACC Canada
CZQM FIR Moncton Southern ACC Canada
CZQX FIR Gander Domestic ACC Canada
CZUL FIR Montreal ACC Canada
CZVR FIR Vancouver ACC Canada
CZWG FIR Winnipeg ACC Canada
CZYZ FIR Toronto ACC Canada
DAAA FIR Alger ACC Algeria
DGAC FIR Accra ACC Ghana
DIII FIR Abidjan ACC Ivory Coast
DNKK FIR Kano ACC Nigeria
DRRR FIR Niamey ACC Niger
DTTC FIR Tunis ACC Tunisia
EZZZ FIR Eurocontrol Belgium
EBBU FIR Brussels ACC Belgium
EDBB FIR Berlin ACC Germany
EDGG FIR Langen ACC Germany
EDLL FIR Düsseldorf ACC Germany
EDMM FIR Munich ACC Germany
EDUU FIR Rhein ACC Germany
EDVV FIR Hannover ACC Germany
EDWW FIR Bremen ACC Germany
EDYY FIR Maastricht ACC Germany
EETT FIR Tallinn ACC Estonia
EFIN FIR Finland ACC Finland
EGGX FIR Shanwick Oceanic OCA UK
EGPX FIR Scottish ACC UK
EGQQ FIR Scottish ACC (Mil) UK
EGTT FIR London ACC UK
EHAA FIR Amsterdam ACC Netherlands
EISN FIR Shannon ACC Ireland
EKDK FIR Copenhagen ACC Denmark
ENOB FIR Bodo Oceanic OCA Norway
ENOR FIR Norway ACC Norway
EPWW FIR Warszawa ACC Poland
ESAA FIR Sweden ACC Sweden
ESMM FIR Malmo ACC Sweden
ESOS FIR Stockholm ACC Sweden
EVRR FIR Riga ACC Latvia
EYVL FIR Vilnius ACC Lithuania
FABL FIR Bloemfontein ACC South Africa
FACA FIR Capetown ACC South Africa
FACT FIR Capetown ACC South Africa
FADN FIR Durban ACC South Africa
FAJO FIR Johannesburg Oceanic ACC South Africa
FAJX FIR Johannesburg ACC South Africa
FAPX FIR Port Elizabeth ACC South Africa
FBGR FIR Gaborone ACC Botswana
FCCC FIR Brazzaville ACC Congo Brazzaville
FIMM FIR Mauritius ACC Mauritius
FKKK FIR Douala ACC Cameroon
FLFI FIR Lusaka ACC Zambia
FMCX FIR Comoros ACC Comoros
FMMM FIR Antananarivo ACC Madagascar
FNAN FIR Luanda ACC Angola
FOOO FIR Libreville ACC Gabon
FQBE FIR Beira ACC Mozambique
FSSS FIR Seychelles ACC Seychelles
FTTT FIR N'Djamena ACC Chad
FVHF FIR Harare ACC Zimbabwe
FWLL FIR Lilongwe ACC Malawi
FYWH FIR Windhoek ACC Namibia
FZZA FIR Kinshasa ACC Congo DRC
GCCC FIR Canarias ACC Spain
GLRX FIR Roberts ACC Liberia
GMMM FIR Casablanca ACC Morocco
GOOO FIR Dakar Oceanic ACC Senegal
GVSC FIR Sal Oceanic ACC Cape Verde
HAAA FIR Addis Ababa ACC Ethiopia
HBBA FIR Bujumbura ACC Burundi
HCSM FIR Mogadishu ACC Somalia
HECC FIR Cairo ACC Egypt
HHAA FIR Asmara ACC Egypt
HKNA FIR Nairobi ACC Kenya
HLLL FIR Tripoli ACC Libya
HRYR FIR Kigali ACC Rwanda
HSSX FIR Khartoum ACC Sudan
HTDC FIR Dar Es Salaam ACC Tanzania
HUEC FIR Entebbe ACC Uganda
KZAB FIR Albuquerque ACC USA
KZAK FIR Oakland ACC USA
KZAU FIR Chicago ACC USA
KZBW FIR Boston ACC USA
KZDC FIR Washington ACC USA
KZDV FIR Denver ACC USA
KZFW FIR Ft Worth ACC USA
KZHU FIR Houston ACC USA
KZID FIR Indianapolis ACC USA
KZJX FIR Jacksonville ACC USA
KZKC FIR Kansas City ACC USA
KZLA FIR Los Angeles ACC USA
KZLC FIR Salt Lake ACC USA
KZMA FIR Miami ACC USA
KZME FIR Memphis ACC USA
KZMP FIR Minneapolis ACC USA
KZNY FIR New York Oceanic ACC USA
KZOA FIR Oakland Oceanic ACC USA
KZOB FIR Cleveland ACC USA
KZSE FIR Seattle ACC USA
KZTL FIR Atlanta ACC USA
KZWY FIR New York ACC USA
LAAA FIR Tirana ACC Albania
LBSR FIR Sofia ACC Bulgaria
LBWR FIR Varna ACC Bulgaria
LCCC FIR Nicosia ACC Cyprus
LDZO FIR Zagreb ACC Croatia
LECB FIR Barcelona ACC Spain
LECM FIR Madrid ACC Spain
LECS FIR Sevilla ACC Spain
LFBB FIR Bordeaux ACC France
LFEE FIR Reims ACC France
LFFF FIR Paris ACC France
LFMM FIR Marseille ACC France
LFRR FIR Brest ACC France
LGGG FIR Athens ACC Greece
LHCC FIR Budapest ACC Hungary
LIBB FIR Brindisi ACC Italy
LIMM FIR Milano ACC Italy
LIRR FIR Roma ACC Italy
LJLA FIR Ljubljana ACC Slovenia
LKAA FIR Praha ACC Czech Republic
LLLL FIR Tel-Aviv ACC Israel
LMMM FIR Malta ACC Malta
LOVV FIR Wien ACC Austria
LPPC FIR Lisboa ACC Portugal
LPPO FIR Santa Maria Oceanic ACC Portugal
LQSB FIR Sarajevo ACC Bosnia and Herzegovina
LRBB FIR Bucuresti ACC Romania
LSAG FIR Geneve ACC Switzerland
LSAS FIR Switzerland ACC Switzerland
LSAZ FIR Zurich ACC Switzerland
LTAA FIR Ankara ACC Turkey
LTBB FIR Istanbul ACC Turkey
LUUU FIR Chisinau ACC Moldova
LWSS FIR Skopje ACC Macedonia
LYBA FIR Beograd ACC Serbia
LZBB FIR Bratislava ACC Slovakia
MDCS FIR Santo Domingo ACC Dominican Republic
MHTG FIR Central American ACC Honduras
MKJK FIR Kingston ACC Jamaica
MMEX FIR Mexico ACC Mexico
MMFO FIR Mazatlan Oceanic ACC Mexico
MMFR FIR Mexico ACC Mexico
MMID FIR Merida ACC Mexico
MMTY FIR Monterrey ACC/UIR Mexico
MMZT FIR Mazatlan ACC/UIR Mexico
MPZL FIR Panama ACC Panama
MTEG FIR Port-Au-Prince ACC Haiti
MUFH FIR Habana ACC Cuba
MYNA FIR Nassau ACC Bahamas
NFFF FIR Nadi ACC Fiji
NTTT FIR Tahiti ACC French Polynesia
NWWX FIR Noumea ACC New Caledonia
NZZC FIR New Zealand ACC New Zealand
NZZO FIR Auckland Oceanic ACC New Zealand
OAKX FIR Kabul ACC Afghanistan
OBBB FIR Bahrain ACC Bahrain
OEJD FIR Jeddah ACC Saudi Arabia
OIIX FIR Tehran ACC Iran
OJAC FIR Amman ACC Jordan
OKAC FIR Kuwait ACC Kuwait
OLBB FIR Beirut ACC Lebanon
OMAE FIR Emirates ACC United Arab Emirates
OOMM FIR Muscat ACC Oman
OPKR FIR Karachi ACC Pakistan
OPLR FIR Lahore ACC Pakistan
ORBB FIR Baghdad ACC Iraq
ORMM FIR ORMM FIR Iraq
OSTT FIR Damascus ACC Syria
OYSC FIR Sanaa ACC Yemen
PAZA FIR Anchorage ACC USA
PAZN FIR Anchorage Oceanic ACC USA
PHZH FIR Honolulu ACC USA
RCAA FIR Taipei ACC Republic of China
RJJJ FIR Fukuoka ACC Japan
RKRR FIR Incheon ACC South Korea
RPHI FIR Manila ACC Philippines
SACF FIR Cordoba ACC Argentina
SACU FIR Cordoba UIR Argentina
SAEF FIR Ezeiza ACC Argentina
SAEU FIR Ezeiza UIR Argentina
SAMF FIR Mendoza ACC Argentina
SAMV FIR Mendoza UIR Argentina
SARR FIR Resistencia ACC Argentina
SAVF FIR Comodoro Rivadavia ACC Argentina
SAVU FIR Comodoro Rivadavia UIR Argentina
SBAO FIR Atlantico ACC Brazil
SBAZ FIR Amazonica ACC Brazil
SBBS FIR Brasilia ACC Brazil
SBCW FIR Curitiba ACC Brazil
SBRE FIR Recife ACC Brazil
SCCZ FIR Punta Arenas ACC Chile
SCEZ FIR Santiago ACC Chile
SCFZ FIR Antofagasta ACC Chile
SCIZ FIR Easter I. ACC Chile
SCTZ FIR Puerto Montt ACC Chile
SEFG FIR Guayaquil ACC Ecuador
SGFA FIR Asuncion ACC Paraguay
SKEC FIR Barranquilla ACC Colombia
SKED FIR Bogota ACC Colombia
SLLF FIR La Paz ACC Bolivia
SMPM FIR Paramaribo ACC Suriname
SOOO FIR Rochambeau ACC French Guiana
SPIM FIR Lima ACC Peru
SUEO FIR Montevideo ACC Uruguay
SVZM FIR Maiquetia ACC Venezuela
SYGC FIR Georgetown ACC Guyana
TJZS FIR San Juan ACC USA
TNCF FIR Curacao ACC Netherlands Antilles
TTZP FIR Piarco ACC Trinidad and Tobago
UAAX FIR Almaty ACC Kazakhstan
UACX FIR Astana ACC Kazakhstan
UAFX FIR Bishkek ACC Kyrgyzstan
UASS FIR Semipalatinsk ACC Kazakhstan
UDDD FIR Yerevan ACC Armenia
UEMH FIR Tyoply Klyuch ACC Russia
UENN FIR Nyurba ACC Russia
UESS FIR Chersky ACC Russia
UESU FIR Zyryanka ACC Russia
UEVV FIR Gigansk ACC Russia
UGEE FIR Yerevan/Zvartnots ACC Russia
UGGG FIR Tbilisi ACC Georgia
UHBI FIR Magdagachi ACC Russia
UHMI FIR Mys Shmidta ACC Russia
UHMP FIR Pevek ACC Russia
UHNN FIR Nikolayevsk-na-Amure ACC Russia
UHPT FIR Tilichiki ACC Russia
UHPU FIR Ust-Khairyozovo ACC Russia
UHSH FIR Okha ACC Russia
UIKB FIR Bodaybo ACC Russia
UIKK FIR Kirensk ACC Russia
UKBV FIR Kyiv ACC Ukraine
UKCV FIR Donetsk ACC Ukraine
UKDV FIR Dnepropetrovsk ACC Ukraine
UKFV FIR Simferopol ACC Ukraine
UKHV FIR Kharkiv ACC Ukraine
UKLV FIR Lviv ACC Ukraine
UKOV FIR Odesa ACC Ukraine
ULLL FIR Sankt Peterburg ACC Russia
ULOL FIR Velikiye Luki ACC Russia
UMKD FIR Kazan ACC Russia
UMMV FIR Minsk ACC Belarus
UNLL FIR Kolpashevo ACC Russia
UOTT FIR Turukhansk ACC Russia
URRV FIR Rostov-Na-Donu ACC Russia
USDK FIR Mys Kamenny ACC Russia
USHB FIR Beryozovo ACC Russia
USHH FIR Khanty-Mansiysk ACC Russia
UTAK FIR Turkmenbashi ACC Turkmenistan
UTNR FIR Nukus ACC Uzbekistan
UTSD FIR Samarkand ACC Uzbekistan
UTTR FIR Tashkent ACC Uzbekistan
UUWV FIR Moscow ACC Russia
UUYW FIR Vorkuta ACC Russia
UUYY FIR Syktyvkar ACC Russia
UWOO FIR Orenburg/Tsentralny ACC Russia
VABF FIR Mumbai ACC India
VCCC FIR Colombo ACC Sri Lanka
VECF FIR Kolkata ACC India
VGFR FIR Dhaka ACC Bangladesh
VHHK FIR Hong Kong ACC Hong Kong
VIDF FIR Delhi ACC India
VLIV FIR Vientiane ACC Laos
VLVT FIR Vientiane ACC Laos
VNSM FIR Kathmandu ACC Nepal
VOMF FIR Chennai ACC India
VRMF FIR Male ACC Maldives
VTBB FIR Bangkok ACC Thailand
VVTS FIR Ho-Chi-Minh ACC Vietnam
VVVV FIR Hanoi ACC Vietnam
VYMD FIR Myanmar
VYYF FIR Yangon ACC Myanmar
WAAF FIR Ujung Pandang Indonesia
WAAZ FIR Ujung Pandang ACC Indonesia
WABZ FIR Biak Sector Indonesia
WADZ FIR Bali Sector Indonesia
WAJZ FIR Indonesia
WAKZ FIR Merauke Sector Indonesia
WALZ FIR Balikpapan Sector Indonesia
WAMZ FIR Manado Sector Indonesia
WAOZ FIR Banjarmasin Sector Indonesia
WAPZ FIR Ambon Sector Indonesia
WATZ FIR Kupang Sector Indonesia
WBFC FIR Kota Kinabalu ACC Brunei / Malaysia
WIIF FIR Jakarta Indonesia
WIIZ FIR Jakarta ACC Indonesia
WIMZ FIR Medan Sector Indonesia
WIOZ FIR Pontianak Sector Indonesia
WIPZ FIR Palembang Sector Indonesia
WMFC FIR Kuala Lumpur ACC Malaysia
WSJC FIR Singapore ACC Singapore
YBBB FIR Brisbane ACC Australia
YMMM FIR Melbourne ACC Australia
ZBPE FIR Beijing ACC China
ZGJD FIR Zhuhai ACC China
ZGZU FIR Guangzhou ACC China
ZHWH FIR Wuhan ACC China
ZJSA FIR Sanya ACC China
ZKKP FIR Pyongyang ACC North Korea
ZLHW FIR Lanzhou ACC China
ZMUB FIR Ulan Bator ACC Mongolia
ZPKM FIR Kunming ACC China
ZSHA FIR Shanghai ACC China
ZWUQ FIR Urumqi ACC China
ZYSH FIR Shenyang ACC China

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ "Record Strait Traffic Due Today". The Mercury. Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 24 December 1947. p. 1. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Ensuring safety of air routes". The Advocate. Burnie, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 4 February 1953. p. 3. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  3. ^ Bhalotra, Y. P. R; Botswana. Department of Meteorological Services (1990), Gaborone flight information region requirements for meteorological service, Director, Meteorological Services, retrieved 23 January 2014
  4. ^ "Ex-military spy drone to conduct NASA climate tests in Australian airspace" ABC News (24 January 2014) re: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia FIR – "Airservices Australia today confirmed that the NASA Global Hawk would conduct tropospheric research in Brisbane's Flight Information Region (FIR).Brisbane's FIR covers an area including northern New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory and northern Western Australia plus airspace over the north and north eastern oceans"
  5. ^ Jeziorski, Andrzej (1999-03-10), "South Pacific Forum pushes for unified flight information region", Flight International, Reed Business Information Ltd: 14(1), ISSN 0015-3710
  6. ^ Area Control Centre

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