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Liaison With Royal Air Force operations
ATC will routinely notify RAF Operations of the following:

A. Inbound Military aircraft at approximately 20nm range.
B. Military aircraft landing times.
C. Military aircraft take off times.
D. Aircraft Emergency States

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Liaison with GIB AIR
GIB AIR is responsible for the handling and parking of civilian aircraft. They are to be notified of the following in relation to Civilian aircraft:

A. Inbound aircraft at 20nm range from Gibraltar, in order to establish the parking arrangement.
B. Aircraft which request special handling or technical assistance.
C. Medical emergencies.

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Liaison with the Air Terminal Director

The Director of Gibraltar Civilian Aviation Advisory Board is responsible for the Civilian Terminal operations and the security of the Civilian Apron. Routine liaison should be carried out through the RAF, unless operational circumstances require rapid coordination.

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Ground Power Supply

Mains Power is supplied to the ATC and associated radio and radar installations from the Service Dockyard Power Station.

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Standby Power and UPS Systems

Standby power generators and UPS systems are housed at each of the following locations to supply standby power within the times shown:

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Aerodrome and ATC Building
UPS System – Will provide at least 30 minutes supply to the following:

Mascot MINCOMMS
Watchman Displays
Standby Radios
TETRA
RT Recording System
Crash Alarm
ALDIS Lamps, VOG & VON Loudspeakers
WCA / MT Route / Traffic Lights and Barriers

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Standby Generator - Should start automatically within 15 Seconds and supply the following:

All Power to the ATC/Ops Building
All Aerodrome Lighting Except Pylon Floodlighting

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Mains Failure – Equipment Failures

All Aerodrome lighting including PAPIs will fail momentarily until standby power is supplied.

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Middle Hill

Standby Generator - Should start automatically within 15 Seconds
HF/RT transmitters

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Spyglass
UPS System – Will provide at least 30 minutes supply to the following:

VHF / UHF Receivers
Standby Generator - Should start automatically within 20 Seconds
HRDF

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Rock Gun
UPS System – Will provide at least 30 minutes supply to the following:

TACAN
WATCHMAN
VHF / UHF TRANSMITTERS
Standby Generator - Should start automatically within 25 Seconds

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ATCO Actions in the event of a Mains Power Failure
Mains Failure ATC Actions – Aerodrome ATCO

1 Advise aircraft of lighting /PAPIs failure
2 Consider possible go around action
3 Instruct the DAE to report to ATC

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Mains Failure ATC Actions – Approach ATCO/Watch Manager

1 Advise aircraft, of lighting /PAPIs failure.
2 Consider possible missed approach action.
3 Inform ATE if equipment affected
4 Inform the Stn Cdr/RAF Duty Officer
5 Log the power failure in the ATC Watch Log.

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Mains Failure ATC Actions – Talkdown ATCO

1 Advise aircraft of lighting /PAPIs failure.
2 Consider possible missed approach action

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Low Visibility Procedures
In conditions of poor visibility movement of vehicles on the aerodrome other than on WCA may be restricted at the discretion of the ADC.
WCA is not to be reopened to vehicles or pedestrians until:

 A departing aircraft has crossed the road and is known to be airborne either by observation or by pilots report.
 An inbound aircraft has landed and is known to have vacated the runway either by observation or by pilots report.

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Chapter 16 CO-ORDINATION WITH ADJACENT AERODROMES

Gibraltar has no direct landline communications or operational telephone links with any adjacent aerodromes. Seville ACC may be asked to relay messages to adjacent aerodromes if required.
If required, Gibraltar can communicate and co-ordinate directly by radio with Tangier on frequency 121.2. This means of communication should only be used as a last resort.

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Ref: Operational Agreement between RAF Gibraltar and the Ministry of the Environment
The Government of Gibraltar intends to use pyrotechnic to displace Macaque Monkeys from certain sites and an operational agreement has been established with the airfield to ensure that

these activities do not increase the bird activity in the vicinity of the airfield during aircraft movements.

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2. Prior to any pyrotechnic activity

ATC approval is required and the Macaque Management team have been provided three contact numbers; ATC Switchboard, Radar/VCR and BCU Mobile. They have been instructed that they are not to proceed without positive approval.

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4. Approval to commence pyrotechnic activity can be given by the Watch Manager or SCOD based on the following criteria:

 There are no inbound aircraft within 30 minutes of arrival based on Red times, Radar observation or estimate from Seville.
 No departures are anticipated within 15 minutes of the request.
 Previous departing aircraft have been airborne for greater than 15 minutes.
 There is no local flying taking place.
5. When approving pyrotechnic activity, the period of activity must be clearly established and approval should not be given if the activity is likely to infringe any of the above criteria.
6. The approval may be rescinded by ATC if the Watch Manager or SCOD considers it necessary for flight safety reasons, by contacting the following telephone number: 54035972
7. ATC will be contacted when pyrotechnic activity has ceased. Any previously issued
approvals are invalid and new approvals for continued activity are required to be sought. If no call is received at the end of the period allocated then ATC should contact the number detailed in 6 above to confirm cessation.
8. All requests to conduct pyrotechnic activity shall be logged, indicating whether or not approval is given. All reports of termination of the activity shall also be logged.