smartt1982 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 225 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2927 times:
With regards to Altitude restrictions, particularly on arrivals/STARS. Are they predominantly for airspace restrictions or some other reason. An altitude restriction was pointed out to me on an arrival procedure for a London airport EG FL160 or below. It was suggested that the reason for that restriction was that if ATC decide to clear you direct to a final for the runway you are at the correct height for that amount of distance.
XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4229 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2904 times:
There are a number of reasons:
Airspace for STARS at other airports
Airspace for other airports
Airspace agreements between sectors on handling traffic
Setting aircraft up for an approach and/or positioning them for better handling by ATC.