RKRR Incheon FIR

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안녕하세요 - Annyong Haseyo

Welcome to the RKRR Incheon Flight Information Region (FIR) wiki page for South Korea's airspace, part of the IVAO XE East Asia Region Division! These sets of pages should help provide you with all the information you need while controlling South Korean airspace.

Note: Please keep in mind, IVAO stresses that our network is at global peace without any conflicts between nations. We also strive to simulate realism. So, while it is ok to respect the prohibited airspace at the DMZ between the DPRK and ROK, on IVAO, direct flights are permissible between the two nations. At no time shall any war simulation be performed in Korean airspace as this is a huge violation against IVAO rules and regulations. That being said, enjoy Incheon Control

Sector File

RKRR Incheon FIR Version 1.0 Change Log:

  • Created Sector File

Airspace Overview

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Incheon Control

Here are a list of the valid center positions IVAO XE authorizes in South Korean airspace.

All radio callsigns are "INCHEON CONTROL" regardless of sector.

Sector Position Callsign Frequency Coverage Area
Incheon High Central RKRR_CTR 125.450 Primary, High Sector above FL225 when other sectors online. Covers entire FIR when other sectors offline
Incheon North RKRR_N_CTR 128.700 North Sector, Seoul TMA and airports as well as RKTI RKRN RKSG RKSO when APP's offline
Incheon Northwest RKRR_NW_CTR 122.400 Northwest Sector, RKTP RKJK RKJU RKTU when APP's offline
Incheon Southwest RKRR_SW_CTR 124.500 Southwest Sector, Pusan TMA and RKJB RKJJ RKJU RKPS when APP's offline as well as RKRR_S_CTR when offline
Incheon South RKRR_S_CTR 124.525 South Sector, RKPC RKPD when APP's offline
Incheon East RKRR_E_CTR 123.600 East Sector, RKNW RKNC RKNN RKNY RKND RKTL RKTH RKTN RKTY when APP's offline

En Route and Cruise

RVSM Airspace

South Korea has RVSM airspace from FL290-FL410, and as such follows standard semi-circular rules in feet (FL).
360-179 odd flight levels (ex. FL290, FL310, FL230)
180-359 even flight levels (ex. FL300, FL240, FL380)

Transition Altitude

All of South Korea has a transition altitude of 14,000 feet and transition level of FL140.

South Korea uses QNH (standard 1013 hectopascals or millibars)

Transponder Codes

En route transponder codes range from 3200-3277
Arrivals into Chinese or Japanese airports will get a range of 7140-7177
Arrivals into South Korean airports will get a range of 5100-5377
Avoid using squawk codes beginning with 40xx, these are reserved for North Korea

China LOA and Meters

All handoffs to Chinese airspace will be given to Shanghai Control (ZSHA_CTR) on an airway at 2 waypoints and at a meters flight level to meet Chinese RVSM airspace requirements.

Traffic routed south will be on the A593 airway and a handoff shall be initiated by LAMEN.

Traffic routed north will be on the Y644 or Z55 airway and a handoff shall be initiated by AGAVO.

Exceptions between these two waypoints can be made at the waypoint IKADI (Chinese airspace) direct to PALSA or TOLIS (Korean airspace) to join the Y655 or aircraft inbound Jeju (RKPC) can be given the TOLIS 1T (runway 25) or TOLIS 1P (runway 07) arrival.

All aircraft entering Chinese airspace must be assigned a meters altitude by Incheon control prior to initiating a handoff to Shanghai or sent to UNICOM. Use the chart below to match the nearest meters level to the flight level they are cruising at or filed in Korean airspace. For example, if they are cruising at FL360, assigned 11,000 meters which will translate to FL361/36,100ft. When an aircraft enters Korean airspace from China, assign a cruise flight level nearest to their meters level as Chinese controllers normally do not assign a FL prior to handing off to Korean controllers.

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Japan LOA

Per the Japan Airspace Safety Monitoring Agency, Japan has adapted RVSM airspace, the same as South Korean airspace. Handoffs are normally done at mandatory reporting waypoints on a mix of RNAV and high altitude airways to either Fukuoka Control (RJJJ_CTR) or Tokyo Control (RJTT_CTR). RJTT_CTR is the primary ATC position on IVAO, but if RJJJ_CTR is online, then all handoffs are made to them (Fukuoka).

ANDOL from the L512 RNAV airway
IGRAS from the Z56-B332 RNAV airway
LANAT from the Y6976-G597 airway
SAPRA from the Y685-G585 RNAV airway
KALEK from the Z84 RNAV airway
INVOK from PSN to join the G339 airway
APELA from PSN to join the A582 airway
BESNA from the Y781 one way airway eastbound to join the Y209 airway
SAMDO from the A595-Y677 RNAV airway
RUGMA from the Z85 RNAV airway or the A586-Y579 airway
ONIKU from the A593 airway
ATOTI from the Y711 one way RNAV airway soutbound or the B576 RNAV airway

If Incheon control prefers to give a direct, the direct points shall be to one of the above mention handoff points prior to entering Japanese airspace.

North Korea LOA

See ZKKP Pyongyang FIR for more information on North Korean airspace.

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK, North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (ROK, South Korea) are at a friendly, peace state on IVAO per the rules and regulations R&R 1.3, as stated below:

1.3 - When simulating real world aviation in the IVAO environment, we will avoid, at any price, to simulate or to become involved in real world ethnical, political and religious conflicts and problems. We also will not allow the simulation of any form of aggression or war. IVAO is an entertaining and educational network where every world citizen, without any exception, is welcome to join the fun and pursue there virtual aviation experience

However, the IVAO XE Division will still respect the prohibited airspace from both RK and ZK covering the DMZ. Meaning, a controller can prohibit VFR flight through crossing the DMZ, but if a pilot requests to fly IFR direct from South Korea to North Korea with a route that will pass over the DMZ prohibited areas, traffic permitting, Incheon control can approve this to promote rule 1.3.

In the real world, flights sometimes do take place direct from RKSI to ZKPY. The realistic routes to be filed and flown are:

RKSI NOPIK Y697 GONAV Y644 AGAVO G597 DONVO A326 SANKO B332 TOMUK B332 PONIL W1 GK ZKPY

(Note, NOPIK used if RKSI is using 33L, 33R, or 34. Replace NOPIK With BINIL if 15L, 15R, and 16 are in use)

ZKPY BODOK B332 PONIL B332 TOMUK B332 SANKO A326 DONVO G597 AGAVO Y644 REBIT RKSI

For aircraft transitioning Pyongyang airspace, handoffs shall be made at or before KANSU from the Y233, B467-Y437, or B332-Z56 airways. North Korea has adapted RVSM airspace and flight levels can be used, however, meters are also sometimes used depending on the controller and pilot.

Direct handoffs can be made at MESOV to join the N513 or L771 airspace, if Pyongyang Control approves it.

All handoffs to Pyongyang will be given to ZKKP_CTR (Pyongyang Control). DMZ transitions must always be pre-coordinated with both Incheon and Pyongyang, if online.

At no time may war simulation, military exercises, or military aircraft may be done online per IVAO R&R 1.3 due to this politically sensitive area.

Standard Arrivals

RKSI Incheon Int'l

The following table are the STAR's to be assigned for aircraft arriving into RKSI Incheon International Airport in Seoul.

Termination FIX Runway 15L 15R Runway 16 Runway 33L 33R Runway 34
BIKSI - - 1M -
COWAY - - 1A 1A
CUN - - 1M -
GONAV - - 2M -
GUKDO 1A 1N 1P 1P
KARBU 1A 1N 1P 1P
MAKSA - - 1M -
OLMEN 1N 1N 1P 1P
REBIT 1N 1N - -
SEL 1T - - -

Use the table below to help assigned a descend clearance.

STAR Waypoint Altitude
GUKDO 1A
KARBU 1A
GUKDO 1N
KARBU 1N
OLMEN 1N
SEL FL150
SEL 1T DANZO 10,000ft
REBIT 1N ALTON 13,000ft
CUN 1M GUKDO FL160
BIKSI 1M KARBU FL180
COWAY 1P
COWAY 1A
COWAY FL150
OLMEN 1P ARONE 12,000ft
GONAV 2M DANIL 12,000ft
MAKSA 1M OLMEN FL150
GUKDO 1P KAKSO FL150
KARBU 1P SI857 12,000ft

RKSS Gimpo Int'l

The following table are the STAR's to be assigned for aircraft arriving into RKSS Gimpo International Airport in Seoul.

Termination FIX Runway 14L 14R Runway 32L 32R
COWAY 1F 1W
GUKDO 1D 1H
KARBU 1D 1H
OLMEN 1D 1H
REBIT 1D -
WIKEN 2A 2S

RKSM Seoul Domestic

No STAR's available for RKSM Seoul Domestic airport. Coordinate with approach to route traffic to KAKSO at 8000ft and keep traffic away from RKSI and RKSS arrivals.

RKPK Pusan Gimhae International

18L 18R: GAYHA 2
36L 36R: DIMON 1, ZULBI 2

RKPU Pusan Ulsan

18: APARU 2D, LAPAL 2D 36: APARU 1R, APARU 8N, KPO 1R, KPO 8N

RKPC Jeju

Runway 25 Runway 07
DOTOL 2T DOTOL 2P
MAKET 2T MAKET 2P
SOSDO 2T SOSDO 2P
TAMNA 2T TAMNA 2P
TOLIS 1T TOLIS 1P
TOSAN 2T TOSAN 2P

Terminal Control Areas

Here is a list of the TCA's in RKRR FIR. Click on the link for more information regarding the TCA.

Civilian Aerodromes

Military/Joint Use

Navigation Aids

Identifier Name Frequency
CHJ Chongju 110.5
CHO Chongju 109.0
CJU Jeju 116.1
CUN Yecheon 114.8
DOC Daegu 116.5
HGS Wonju 110.2
KAE Kangwon 115.6
KAN Kangnung 111.9
KIP Gimpo 113.6
KMH Gimhae 113.8
KOG Kangung 113.5
KPO Pohang 112.5
KSM Seoul AB 109.8
KUZ Gunsan 112.8
KWA Kwangju 114.4
KWJ Kwangju 114.1
MKP Mokpo 111.2
MUN Muan 111.0
NCN Incheon 113.8
PSN Pusan 114.0
SAC Sacheon 115.1
SCN Sacheon 110.0
SEL Anyang 115.5
SOL Seoul AB 111.2
SOT Songtan 116.9
SWN Suwon 109.2
TAG Taegu 117.8
TGU Dalseong 112.2
UJN Uljin 115.3
USN Olsan 111.4
WNG Seoul Incheon 112.9
YAG Yangyang 110.6
YCN Yecheon 108.9
YDM Yongdam 109.0
YJU Yangju 114.9
YSU Yeosu 115.7

External Links and References