GEN 2  TABLES AND CODES

GEN 2.1  MEASURING SYSTEM, AIRCRAFT MARKINGS, HOLIDAYS

2.1.1  Units Of Measurement

2.1.1.1 The table of units of measurement shown below will be used by aeronautical stations within Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu FIRs for air and ground operations.
For Measurement ofUnits used
Distance used in navigation, position reporting, etc. - generally in excess of 2 to 3 nautical milesNautical Miles and Tenths
Relatively short distances such as those relating to aerodromes (e.g. runway lengths)Metres
Altitudes, elevations and heightsFeet
Horizontal speed including wind speedKnots
Vertical speedFeet per minute
Wind direction for landing and taking-offDegrees Magnetic
Wind direction except for landing and taking-offDegrees True
Visibility including runway visual rangeKilometres or Metres
Altimeter settingHectopascal
TemperatureDegrees Celsius (Centigrade)
WeightMetric tonnes or Kilograms
TimeHours and Minutes, the day of 24 hours beginning at midnight UTC
2.1.1.2 The prefixes and symbols listed in table shown below shall be used to form names and symbols of the decimal multiples and sub-multiples of SI units

Table: SI unit prefixes

Multiplication FactorPrefixSymbol
1000 000 000 000 000 000 = 1018exaE
1 000 000 000 000 000 = 10 15petaP
1 000 000 000 000 = 10 12teraT
1 000 000 000 = 10 9gigaG
1 000 000 = 10 6megaM
1 000 =10 3kilok
100 = 10 2hectoh
10 = 10 1decada
0.1 = 10-1decid
0.01 = 10 -2centic
0.001 = 10 -3millim
0.000 001 = 10-6microμ
0.000 000 001 = 10 -9nanon
0.000 000 000 001 = 10 -12picop
0.000 000 000 000 001 = 10 -15femtof
0.000 000 000 000 000 001 = 10 -18attoa

2.1.2  Time System

2.1.2.1 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is used in air traffic and communications services and in documents published by Aeronautical Information Service. Local time is 8 hours ahead of UTC in Malaysia.
2.1.2.2 In reporting time, the nearest full minute is used. Time checks to aircraft are accurate to within 30 seconds.

2.1.3  Geodetic Reference Datum

2.1.3.1 The published geographical coordinates in the Kuala Lumpur Fir and Kota Kinabalu Fir indicating latitude and longitude are expressed in terms of the World Geodetic System - 1984 (WGS-84) geodetic reference datum.

2.1.4  Aircraft Nationality And Registration Marks

2.1.4.1 The nationality mark for aircraft registered in Malaysia is the figure 9 followed by the letter M. The nationality mark is followed by a hyphen and a registration mark consisting of three letters.

Example: 9M-MAS.

2.1.5  Public Holidays

2.1.5.1  The following is a list of national public holidays in Malaysia for 2019 and 2020.

The following is a list of national public holidays in Malaysia for 2018 and 2019.

DATE PUBLIC HOLIDAY
6 November 2018Deepavali Day
20 November 2018Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
25 December 2018Christmas Day
1 January 2019New Year's Day
5 & 6 February 2019Chinese New Year
1 May 2019Labour Day
19 May 2019Wesak Day
5 & 6 June 2019Eid Al-Fitri
11 August 2019Eid Al-Adha
31 August 2019National Day
1 September 2019Hijri New Year’s Day
9 September 2019King’s Birthday
16 September 2019Malaysia Day
27 October 2019Deepavali Day
10 November 2019Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
25 December 2019Christmas Day
DATEPUBLIC HOLIDAY
10 November 2019Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
25 December 2019Christmas Day
1 January 2020New Year's Day
25 & 26 January 2020Chinese New Year
1 May 2020Labour Day
7 May 2020Wesak Day
24 & 25 May 2020Eid Al-Fitri
6 June 2020King’s Birthday
31 July 2020Eid Al-Adha
20 August 2020Hijri New Year’s Day
31 August 2020National Day
16 September 2020Malaysia Day
29 October 2020Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
14 November 2020Deepavali Day
25 December 2020Christmas Day