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Altitude Restrictions On STARS/arrival Procedures  
User currently offlinesmartt1982 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 225 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2742 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.

Any ideas?

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User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4190 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2719 times:

There are a number of reasons:

Airspace for STARS at other airports
Airspace for other airports
Airspace agreements between sectors on handling traffic
Terrain
Setting aircraft up for an approach and/or positioning them for better handling by ATC.



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