NEWS | Feb. 25, 2018

Renaming of Sondrestrom FIR as of March 1st 2018


As a consequence of the reallocation, during autumn 2014, of the COM Centre, Rescue Coordination Centre and the Flight Information Centre from Kangerlussuaq (Sondrestrom) to the Greenlandic capital, Nuuk, the Sondrestrom Flight Information Region (FIR) will be renamed NUUK FIR. The change will take place on 1 March 2018. At the same date the Sondrestrom Search and Rescue Region (SRR) will be renamed Nuuk SRR. AIP Greenland is updated accordingly to reflect the said changes.

As an additional consequence the identification of the aeronautical station serving the Flight Information Centre in Greenland as of March 1st 2018 will change its identification/radio telephony callsign from "Sondrestrom Information" to "Nuuk Information". As for the latter change, close attention should be payed - both for pilots and ATS-personnel - to the importance of using full callsigns of aeronautical stations, e.g. "Nuuk AFIS" indicating a call to/from the aerodrome flight information service at Nuuk Airport, and "Nuuk Information". indicating a call to/from the Flight Information Centre (FIC).

Reference: AIP Greenland AIC A01/18.