APP

APP Approach Control Service (APP) is provided to controlled arriving and departing flights, as well as other flights performed within a Terminal Control Area (TMA).

Approach control is an interconnection between area control, which controls en-route flights and aerodrome control, which controls aircraft take-offs and landings. One TMA can comprise more control zones.

Approach control service is provided by a competent unit  located at the Area Control Centre in Zagreb, and at the regional ATC Centres at the airports of Osijek, Dubrovnik, Pula, Split and Zadar.

Two air traffic controllers can work simultaneously at the same operating position: the executive controller and planning controller.  The approach control service in Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Pula, Split and Zadar TMAs is performed using radar pictures, while in Osijek TMA it is performed without them, i.e. procedurally.

Our approach control units and their areas of responsibility are listed in the following table:

 
ATC Unit Area of Responsibility*
Osijek APP Osijek TMA
Dubrovnik APP Dubrovnik TMA
Pula APP Pula TMA
Split APP Split TMA
Zadar APP Zadar TMA
Zagreb APP Zagreb TMA

* Area of responsibility may also include airspace within which the provision of air traffic services is temporarily delegated to appropriate approach control unit.

Contact details are published in AIP Croatia, GEN 3.3.

Operating hours of the approach control unit at the airports of Dubrovnik, Pula, Split, Zadar and  Zagreb are 24 hours daily 7 days a week. Operating hours of the approach control unit at the airports of Osijek and Rijeka are published by a supplement to AIP Croatia (AIP SUP) and/or NOTAM, and are ammended usually twice a year (end October and end March).After the operating hours, the provision of approach control service is taken over by another competent unit pursuant to valid internal agreements.  Operating hours of the above mentioned aerodromes  are also published by a supplement to AIP Croatia (AIP SUP) and/or NOTAM.

Contact details of competent heads of units are specified here.