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VHHH / Hong Kong International Airport / 香港國際機場

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Hong Kong FIR Overflight Skyvector World Enroute IVAO Worldwide Charts

Charts for Hong Kong Intl

Last updated: 21 June, 2016
TypeVHHH Hong Kong International Airport
AerodromeLayoutMarkingsApronsParking Chart
Transition RoutesDepartures and Arrivals
STARABBEYBETTYCANTOSIERARWY 25 RNP APCH
IAP 07LILSLOCVORRNAV (RNP) zRNAV (RNP) y
IAP 07RILSLOCRNAV (RNP) zRNAV (RNP) y
IAP 25LILSLOCRNAV (RNP) yRNAV (RNP) z
IAP 25RILSLOCVORRNAV (RNP) zRNAV (RNP) x
SID 07L/RBEKOL 3A/CLAKES 3A/COCEAN 2A/CPECAN 1A/C
SID 25L/RBEKOL 2B/DLAKES 2B/DOCEAN 2B/DPECAN 1B/D

SID 07L/R Noise Mitigating 1501-2300 Z

SID 07L/RATENA 2A/CLOGAN 3A/CRASSE 3A/CSTAKE 3A/CPECAN 1A/C
SID 07L/R
Radius-to-fix
ATENA 1E/FLOGAN 1E/FRASSE 1E/FSTAKE 1E/FTITAN 1E/F

Flight Planning for Hong Kong Intl

Inbound RouteArrivalAirportDepartureConnecting Route
A470DOTMI V512 ABBEYVHHHLAKES/LOGAN V1 DOTMIA470
M530LELIM V591 ABBEYLAKES/LOGAN V13 LELIMM530
A1/G581ELATO V522 ABBEYOCEAN/RASSE V2 ELATO*A1*
OCEAN/RASSE V3 ENVARM750/G581
A461/M501NOMAN V531 ABBEYOCEAN/SKATE V4 NOMANA461/M501
A583SABNO V541 BETTYOCEAN/SKATE V5 SABNOA583
M771/M772DULOP Q1 CARSO V551 BETTYPECAN V12 EPDOSL642
A1/P901IDOSI V561 CANTOPECAN V11 IDOSIA1/P901
A202/R339SIKOU V571 CANTOPECAN V10 SIKOUA202/R339
R473SIERABEKOL/ATENAA461
*Cruise Level at or below FL270

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VHHH/HKG (HONG KONG INTL)
GENERAL
AIRPORT
  • ELEVATION 28 FT AMSL
  • OPERATING HOURS H24 UTC+8
    • RWY 07L/25R closed 1730-2359 U every Tue, Wed and Sat.
    • RWY 07R/25L closed 1730-2359 U every Mon, Thu, Fri and Sun.
ARRIVALS
EXPECTED RUNWAY
  • PAX ACFT: RWY 07L / 25R
  • FRTR ACFT: RWY 07R / 25L
ARRIVAL
  • RWY 07L / R: appropriate speed and configuration prior to LOC intercept is strongly recommended, especially in IMC, as the short final segment on the ILS will result in a high and unacceptable rate of descent during the final approach.
  • RWY 07R / 25L: ATC will allocate PAX ACFT this runway when operations permit. Do not request unless operationally essential.
  • SPEED AND ALTITUDE RESTRICTIONS:
    • MANDATORY: may be identified on the STAR chart by a 'dialogue box' adjacent to the waypoint. Speed and/or altitude restrictions shall always be complied with as published unless restrictions are specifically cancelled by ATC or the SID/STAR is cancelled by, for instance, assignment of a radar heading.
    • FURTHER DESCENT: after complying with the published mandatory restrictions (e.g. MUSEL 280 KTS/FL130), ATC may impose further (unpublished) descent requirements, (e.g. "Reach FL110 by TD"), which are subsequently amended, (e.g. "Descend to 8,000 FT, QNH 1012") without specifying a requirement to comply with the previous restriction. This new descent clearance implies an unrestricted descent.
CAUTION
  • TERRAIN: within 10 NM to the north and south up to 3,280 FT. 25 NM TD VOR MSA is 4,300 FT.
  • WINDSHEAR AND TURBULENCE: possible on all RWYs with strong wind due local terrain and adjacent buildings.
  • [RWY 07R/25L: Possible GS fluctuations due interference by taxiing aircraft. ATC will advise by ATIS. RNAV (RNP) approach may be requested for approved aircraft and qualified crew.]
  • RWY 07R / 25L AUTOLAND: PIREPS indicate LOC signal integrity during rollout is subject to distortion. Disconnect autopilot after nosewheel touchdown.
NOISE ABATEMENT
  • BTW 2301 to 0700 LT: unofficial noise abatement imposed. RWY 07 preferred, wind conditions permitting.
SPEED CONTROL
  • MAX 250 KTS at or below 10,000 FT.
  • STAR RESTRICTIONS: mandatory. Refer to Nav Chart.
ALTERNATES
  • PRIMARY ALTERNATE: Macao (VMMC/MFM) for all aircraft types except B747-8. Macao will be used when the weather conditions permit approaches to RWY 34. If the weather forecast indicates only MFM RWY 16 would be available then another alternate should be selected.
DEPARTURES
PREFLIGHT
  • DEPARTURE VIA BEKOL: contact HKG Delivery 15 minutes prior to pushback to ascertain possible Flow Control delays and restrictions. Expect to cross BEKOL at 4800 M (FL157) or above. Heavy weight departures RWY 07 will be unable to achieve 4800 M (FL157) by BEKOL. Advise Delivery if unable 4800 M by BEKOL and request additional track miles. Airspace after BEKOL has been reclassified and the minimum available level is 4800 M with Guangzhou Control.
  • DEPARTURES TO ZSPD AND ZBAA: contact Delivery to ascertain current delays and restrictions.
ATC COMMUNICATIONS
  • [DATA LINK PDC: request at STD – 20 minutes. PDC must be accepted within 5 minutes of receipt.]
EXPECTED RUNWAY
  • RWY 07R / 25L
DEPARTURE
  • TERMINAL TRANSITION ROUTES: V1 to V5 and V10 to V12 form the initial part of the route.
CAUTION
  • TERRAIN: within 10 NM to the north and south up to 3,280 FT. 25 NM TD VOR MSA is 4,300 FT.
  • WINDSHEAR: possible when the surface wind is in the sector 100 to 220 degrees.
NOISE ABATEMENT
  • RWY 07 L / R: standard.
  • BTW 2301 to 0700 LT: unofficial noise abatement imposed. RWY 07 preferred, wind conditions permitting.
SPEED CONTROL
  • MAX 250 KTS at or below 10,000 FT.
  • SID RESTRICTIONS: mandatory. Refer to Nav Chart.
  • CANCEL SPEED CONTROL: immediate acceleration is available at any point on the departure after ATC cancel speed control. ATC will already have calculated that the aircraft will remain within the departure terrain safety area with allowances for climb performance, wind and higher departure speed.
FIR RESTRICTIONS
  • PLANNED CLIMB SPEED ON TRANSITION M0.78 OR LESS: advise HKG RDR for traffic separation planning.
  • CRUISING LEVEL: to ensure efficient coordination with adjacent ATC units, all departing aircraft are required to reach assigned cruising levels at or before the specified reporting points. Refer DEPARTURE Transition charts. Failure to reach assigned levels may result in the loss of standard separation. Inform ATC as soon as possible if unable so an alternative clearance can be coordinated.
  • VIA DOTMI: northbound departures can expect the following assigned cruising levels with a requirement to reach by SOUSA:
    • To Xiamen: 6900 M (FL226) or 7500 M (FL246)
    • To Shanghai: FL330 or FL410. Ensure ATC are advised early if extra track miles are required.

Weather

Real Time Weather


VHHH ATIS VHHH METAR VHHH TAF Radar Image

NOAA Flight Folder High Level SIGWX Charts

Weather Photos

Tai Lam Chung Terminal Doppler Weather Radar
(Departing Path of Runway 07L/07R / Arrival Path of Runway 25L/25R)

Tai Lam Chung

Sha Lo Wan
(Aerodrome and Government Flying Service Hangar)

Sha Lo Wan

Airspace

Hong Kong ATS Airspace Classification

AIP Hong Kong ENR 1.4 ATS AIRSPACE CLASSIFICATION


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Class A:

  • IFR Only
  • ATC Clearance before entry
  • Comply with ATC Instructions
  • All aircraft are separated from each other

VFR flights are not permitted in Class A airspace – Special VFR is permitted in Class A Control Zones.

Class A airspace in Hong Kong can be found above 8000 feet AMSL, except above UCARAs and Hong Kong CTR which is above 9000 feet.

Class B:

  • IFR and VFR
  • ATC Clearance before entry
  • Comply with ATC Instructions
  • All aircraft are separated from each other

There is currently no Class B airspace located within Hong Kong.

Class C:

  • IFR and VFR
  • ATC Clearance before entry
  • Comply with ATC Instructions
  • IFR flights separated from other IFR and VFR flights
  • VFR flights separated from IFR flights
  • Traffic Information on VFR flights passed to VFR flights, with avoidance advice if requested

Class C airspace in Hong Kong can be found within 50 NM of CH DME, in Hong Kong CTR and above UCARAs.

Class D:

  • IFR and VFR
  • ATC Clearance before entry
  • Comply with ATC Instructions
  • IFR flights separated from other IFR flights
  • Traffic Information on VFR flights passed to IFR flights, with avoidance advice if requested
  • Traffic Information on VFR flights and IFR flights passed to other VFR flights

There is currently no Class D airspace located within Hong Kong.

Class E:

  • IFR and VFR
  • IFR flights obtain clearance before entry
  • IFR flights comply with ATC Instructions
  • IFR flights separated from other IFR flights
  • Traffic Information on VFR flights passed to IFR flights, as far as practicable
  • VFR Flights in contact to be given traffic information as far as practicable

There is currently no Class E airspace located within Hong Kong.

Class F:

  • IFR and VFR
  • Participating IFR flights comply with ATC instructions
  • Participating IFR flights separated from each other

There is currently no Class F airspace located within Hong Kong.

Class G:

  • IFR and VFR

Class G airspace is Uncontrolled Airspace.

IFR Example

IFR Flight Example Transcript

  • In real life you should file a flight plan before starting an IFR flight
  • There is no altitude limit to fly IFR. However, you have to comply with the Flight Level Allocation Scheme of each airway. (FLAS)
  • IFR means that you fly and navigate to your destination by means of Navigational aids such as VOR beacons, NDB Beacons and Intersections. Usually they will fly on waypoints and Airways as published on different flight charts. For the routes connecting from the airport to the airways in the sky, please refer to the Standard Instrument Departure Routes (SIDs) and Standard Terminal Arrival Routes (STARs) as you can find on the charts of different airports.
  • If your flight commences outside controlled airspace (see airway charts) you do not need clearance to operate, however you must turn to unicom channel 122.8  and make all the blind calls for every movement you have done. Remain outside controlled airspace until you are cleared to enter.

The following is a transcript of an IFR flight, CPA408, from Hong Kong International Airport (VHHH) to Taipei Taoyuan International Airport (RCTP), with full ATC along the way:

The time now is 2245. The departure time is well over the time for noise abatement procedures, hence CPA408 has to use RASSE3A instead of OCEAN2A to avoid overflying Victoria Harbour.

CPA408 is now fully prepared, with flight plan sent as follows:

RASSE3A V3 M750 TG1A

CPA408: 
Hong Kong Delivery, Cathay 408, Boeing 747-400, stand S33 with information GOLF 1017, request IFR Clearance to Taipei

VHHH_DEL:
CPA408, good evening, Cleared to Taipei, RASSE3A, Runway 07R, Squawk 5323.

CPA408:
Cleared to Taipei, RASSE3A, Runway 07R, Squawk 5323, CPA408

CPA408 puts the squawk on standby, with the code set to 5323. Set the Altitude to 5000 feet, the initial altitude of RASSE3A.

VHHH_DEL:
CPA408, readback correct, contract Ground 122.55 when ready.

Now the very late wealthy unruly  passenger has got on board. No one can get on or out of the plane now. Change the COM1 to 122.55.

CPA408:
Hong Kong Ground, CPA408, stand S33, ready for start up and push back.

VHHH_GND:
CPA408, start up and push back approved, facing west if able. Report ready for taxi.

CPA408:
Start up and push back approved, facing west, CPA408

You can start your engines. Press Shift+P to push back with 1 and 2 for turning left or right. Remember not to crash on other planes nearby.

CPA408:
We are ready for taxi, CPA408

VHHH_GND:
CPA408, taxi to holding point Runway 07R via taxiway H7 H, H1, QNH 1017.

CPA408:
Taxi to holding point Runway 07R via H7, H, H1, QNH 1017, CPA408.

Take a piece of paper and write the route. Compare it with the ground chart. Sometimes the taxiways are not as striaght forward as in Hong Kong. Set the QNH to 1017.

VHHH_GND:
CPA408, contact Hong Kong Tower South, 118.4

CPA408:
Contact Tower 118.4, CPA408

Change the COM1 to 118.4.

Hold at the holding point. Do not enter the runway without permission of the ATC. You might crash on other landing traffic. Put the squawk to mode C both on the plane and on IVAP.

CPA408:
Hong Kong Tower , CPA408 holding point H1 Runway 07R, ready for departure.

VHHH_TWR:
CPA408, after the preceding Boeing 777, line up and wait runway 07R.

CPA408:
After the Boeing 777, Line-up and wait runway 07R, CPA408.

Check the Boeing 777. After it takes off, slowly taxy into the runway. Do not take off unless you have received ‘cleared for take off’.

VHHH_TWR:
CPA408, surface wind 160 degrees, 6 knots, cleared for take-off runway 07R.

CPA408:
Runway 07R, cleared take-off, CPA408.

After V1, put your hands off the throttle. At Rotate, slowly pull your yoke towards you to climb out. Retract your gear after you get airborne. Turn NAV and  AP on.

VHHH_TWR:
CPA408, contact Departure 123.8.

CPA408:
Contact Departure 123.8, CPA408.

Change the COM1 to 123.8

CPA408:
Hong Kong Departure, CPA408 passing 1500ft for 5000ft, RASSE3A Departure

VHHH_DEP:
CPA408, radar identified, climb FL250.

CPA408:
Climb FL250, CPA408

Turn your Altitude knob to 25000 feet. After the transition altitude of 9000 feet, turn the QNH to Standard / 1013

VHHH_DEP:
CPA408, Contact Hong Kong Radar on 118.925

CPA408:
Roger. Contact Hong Kong Radar on 118.925. Good day, CPA408.

Change the COM1 to 118.925.

CPA408:
Hong Kong Radar, CPA408 with you, FL250.

VHHH_CTR:
CPA408, Hong Kong Radar, identified, climb FL350.

CPA408:
Climb FL350, CPA408.

Turn your Altitude knob to 35000 feet. 

VHHH_CTR:
Radar service terminated, contact Taipei on 126.3.

CPA408:
Contact Taipei on 126.3. Good day, CPA408.

Change the COM1 to 126.3.

You are now in Taipei Airspace.

CPA408:
Taipei Control, CPA408 with you at ENVAR, FL350, squawking 5323.

RCTP_CTR:
CPA408, radar contact, maintain FL350.

CPA408:
Maintain FL350, CPA408

RCAA_CTR:
CPA408, descend FL260, expect TONGA 1A Arrival, Runway 05R.

CPA408:
Descend FL260, TONGA 1A Arrival, Runway 05R, CPA408.

Turn your Altitude knob to 26000 feet. Check your FMC and set TONGA1A and Runway 05R.

RCAA_CTR:
CPA408, contact Taipei Approach on 125.1.

CPA408:
Contact Taipei Approach on 125.1, CPA408.

Change the COM1 to 125.1

CPA408:
Taipei Approach, CPA408 passing FL300 for FL260 overhead TONGA.

RCTP_APP:
CPA408, Approach, Roger, descend to 4000 feet, Cleared TONGA1A Arrival for ILS runway 05R, QNH 1010.

CPA408:
Descend 4000 feet, TONGA1A Arricval for ILS Runway 05R, QNH 1010. CPA408

Turn your Altitude knob to 4000 feet. After the transition level of 13000 feet in Taipei, turn the QNH to local QNH (1010 in this case).

RCTP_APP:
CPA408, turn right heading 070, Cleared ILS runway 05R approach, report established.

CPA408:
Turn right heading 070, Cleared ILS runway 05R approach, will report established, CPA408.

Turn the Heading knob to 070, set the ILS Frequency of 05R 110.7 and Course 053. Press APP to establish the localiser.

CPA408:
Localiser established Runway 05R, CPA408.

RCTP_APP:
CPA408, Contact Tower 118.7 good day.

CPA408:
Contact Tower 118.7, CPA408.

Change the COM1 to 118.7


CPA408:

Tower, CPA408 with you, 10 miles, Runway 05R.

RCTP_TWR:
Continue Approach, preceding traffic on the runway.

CPA408:
Roger, continue approach.

Check the preceding traffic in sight or on TCAS. Prepare for going around if it cannot vacate the runway in time.

RCTP_TWR:
CPA408, Wind 060 at 5 knots, Cleared to land, Runway 05R.

CPA408:
Cleared to land runway 05R, CPA408.

Disengage the AP when you are comfortable to take control.
Slightly pull the yoke towards you to flare the plane so it touches the ground, not smashing into the ground.

RCTP_TWR:
CPA408, contact Taipei Ground 121.7.

CPA408:
Contact Ground 121.7, CPA408.

Change the COM1 to 121.7. Put the squawk to standby both on the plane and on IVAP.

CPA408:
Taipei Ground, CPA408 vacated runway 05R via S6.

RCTP_GND
CPA408, taxi gate B9 via S6, SS.

CPA408:
gate B9 via S6, SS, CPA408.

Take a piece of paper and write the route. Compare it with the ground chart. 

CPA408:
At gate B9, engine shutdown. Thanks so much for your service tonight.

Shut down the Engine and open the door to let the terrified passengers out. Then head for the nearest pub for a pint.