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News

A New Air Traffic Manager Emerges

Team Boston,

I am honored and excited to announce that I have been appointed as Boston ARTCC's Air Traffic Manager.

Obviously watching Don Desfosse and Rich Bonneau excel in this position before me have been great examples of what it takes to make this facility great. I feel that we have a strong core of controllers and staff members that are ready and able to step up continue the tradition that is vZBW. As DO has said many times "many hands make light work" and recently there have been many hands in getting facilities, website design, and facility documentation updated and modernized.

Our goals and vision are going to continue to be based in growth, retention, excellence, and... wait for it... FUN! We are at our best when we randomly staff 6-8 positions on a Tuesday night with no planning, and it usually starts with just one person staffing up and the rest just come pouring in. 

The future is bright here at ZBW, and I am happy to serve for all of you and do my part to make this one hell of a place to keep virtual tin separated!


Francis Dube

Air Traffic Manager

Boston ARTCC

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1 hour ago

vZBW Social Media

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1 day ago

PDC In Use!

ATTENTION ALL vZBW PILOTS:

PDCs (Pre-Departure Clearances) are now in use at ALB, BOS, BDL, and PVD.

Be aware that PDCs will only be utilized when deemed necessary by the controller, for example, in situations such as high workload. However, if pilots wish to receive your clearance via PDC at one of these airports, they may make that request to the appropriate controller.

Pilots are not required to readback any portion of their PDC unless they have any questions or concerns. 

However, pilots are required to call in with the current ATIS code as well as their assigned transponder code. See example below:

"Boston Ground, JetBlue seventeen eighty-six ready for taxi with information Alpha, squawking 1301."

Feel free to email datm@bostonartcc.net with any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions regarding these new PDC procedures.

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6 days ago

ZBW Procedures Update

New procedures are in effect within ZBW as of 13 November 2014.   ZBW controllers will accomodate both the old RNAV arrivals as well as the new ones for some transition period.  Pilots should identfy the RNAV arrival they are planning to fly in their flight plan. Radar vector arrival procedures are also still available and in effect for those pilots unable to fly RNAV arrivals.

KBOS: 

The KRANN3 RNAV arrival has been removed and replaced by the ROBUC1 RNAV arrivalIn addition, the OOSHN and QUABN STARs have been updated with major changes to the crossing restrictions. They are now the QUABN3 and the OOSHN3. Lastly, the SCUPP4 arrival has been removed.

Real-World Letter to Airmen

KPVD:

Arrival updated to WIPOR3. Additionally, some small changes to the airport diagram.

KSYR:

Airport Diagram update, terminal construction.

KBTV:

Burlington Clearance/Delivery created, frequency added to charts.

KBED/KBVY/KLWM:

ZELKA1 RNAV arrival created.

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1 week ago

ZBW Website NOTAM

Attention ZBW Controllers (and TS3 visitors):


Please update your settings to reflect the host as "bostonartcc.net" instead of "ts3.bostonartcc.net". Due to what appears to be local DNS caching issues, the old ts3 subdomain will no longer respond.


Please note that all email addresses are the same post-migration, however you may also elect to contact staff members through the roster.


Student Controllers

Please use the training center to request training sessions. This will provide a direct link for staff members to more easily monitor and manage training sessions.

1 month ago

ATC Online

Controller Position Frequency Sign-On
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Air Traffic

Inbound: 1 Outbound: 2 View All

DAL560 TXKF BOVIC L461 MARIG ... ACK FERNZ OOSHN3 James Knappett CYVR
B738/L KBOS 36000 ETE: 2 hours
RZO115 KBOS CELTK3 FRILL WHALE ... FRS H132 VFL Luis Nunes LPCR
A310 LPLA 33000 ETE: 4 hours
VRD357 KBOS HYLND3 HYLND MSS ... GAROT OAL MOD5 Spencer Staudinger KPDX
A320/L KSFO 30000 ETE: 6 hours

Weather parsed

KBOS 232354Z 19007KT 10SM SCT120 BKN220 09/02 A3015 RMK AO2 SLP207 T00940022 10150 20089 51012

KMHT 232353Z 18004KT 10SM OVC060 11/02 A3011 RMK AO2 SLP212 T01110022 10144 20106 53012

KBDL 232351Z 17006KT 10SM FEW070 SCT130 BKN250 09/M02 A3010 RMK AO2 SLP195 T00891022 10161 20089 50001

KPVD 232351Z 00000KT 10SM FEW130 06/00 A3016 RMK AO2 SLP212 T00610000 10150 20061 50006