EHBK — MAASTRICHT/Maastricht Aachen

Note: the following sections in this chapter are intentionally left blank:AD 2.16, AD 2.21.

EHBK AD 2.1 AERODROME LOCATION INDICATOR AND NAME

EHBK — MAASTRICHT/Maastricht Aachen

EHBK AD 2.2 AERODROME GEOGRAPHICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE DATA

1ARP co-ordinates and site at AD50°54'57"N 005°46'37"E
081° GEO 599 m from TWR.
2Direction and distance from (city)5 NM NE from Maastricht.
3Elevation/reference temperature375 ft AMSL/21.7°C (JUL).
4Geoid undulation at AD ELEV PSN150 ft.
5MAG VAR/annual change0°E (2010)/8'E.
6AD operator, postal address, telephone, telefax, email, AFS, website
Post:

Maastricht Aachen Airport
P.O. Box 1
6199 ZG Maastricht Airport
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)43 358 9999
+31 (0)43 358 9750 (airport authority)

Fax: +31 (0)43 358 9977 (airport authority)
+31 (0)43 358 9955 (commercial MHS)

Email: airportauthorities@maa.nl

AFS: EHBKYDYX

URL: http://www.maa.nl

7Types of traffic permitted (IFR/VFR)IFR/VFR
8RemarksAirport for use by national and international civil air transport with all types of aircraft.

EHBK AD 2.3 OPERATIONAL HOURS

1AD operatorMON-SUN: 0500-2200 (0400-2100)1)2).
Daily 2200-2300 (2100-2200) for traffic in extension only.
2Customs and immigrationCustoms: H24.
Immigration: AD OPR HR.
3Health and sanitationAD OPR HR; 1 HR PN3).
4AIS briefing officeSelf-briefing, AD OPR HR;

Tel: +31 (0)20 406 2323

Fax: +31 (0)20 648 4417

5ATS reporting office (ARO)Competent ATS unit: ARO Schiphol, see EHAM AD 2.3.
6MET briefing officeOPR HR, outside OPR HR: MWO De Bilt (see EHBK AD 2.11).
7ATSAD OPR HR
8FuellingAD OPR HR
9HandlingAVBL, for details see EHBK AD 2.23.
10SecurityAVBL
11De-icingAVBL O/R
12Remarks
  1. Cargo flights MON-SUN: 0600-2200 (0500-2100).
  2. MIL flights PPR from airport authority.
  3. PN means permission from and/or in case of customs etc. notification other than by (VFR) flight plan to aerodrome authority as appropriate.

EHBK AD 2.4 HANDLING SERVICES AND FACILITIES

1Cargo-handling facilitiesAll modern facilities.
2Fuel/oil types100LL, Jet A1/80, W80, W100, 15W50.
3Fuelling facilities/capacityUnlimited during OPR HR.
4De-icing facilitiesAVBL
5Hangar space for visiting aircraftO/R via contractors.
Repair facilities for visiting aircraftLimited O/R.
7RemarksNIL

EHBK AD 2.5 PASSENGER FACILITIES

1HotelsAccommodation unlimited in Maastricht and vicinity.
2RestaurantsAt the airport, in vicinity of the airport and in Maastricht.
3TransportationBus and taxi.
4Medical facilitiesFirst aid treatment, hospitals in Maastricht (7 NM) and Sittard (8 NM).
5Bank and post officeCashpoint AVBL.
6Tourist officeAVBL
7RemarksNIL

EHBK AD 2.6 RESCUE AND FIRE FIGHTING SERVICES

1AD category for fire fightingCAT 7 passenger flights and CAT 8-9 cargo flights AVBL.
CAT 8-9 passenger flights after 48 HR prior request on fax: +31 (0)43 358 9977 or e-mail: airportauthorities@maa.nl.
2Rescue equipmentAVBL
3Capability for removal of disabled aircraftMobile jack for ACFT up to MTOM 2000 kg. Other equipment via contractors.
4RemarksNIL

EHBK AD 2.7 SEASONAL AVAILABILITY - CLEARING

1Types of clearing equipment5 snow sweep combinations with plough, 1 snow blower, 2 spreaders.
2Clearance prioritiesRWY, TWY and apron simultaneously if possible.
3Remarks
  1. Responsible authority: airport authority.
  2. Methods of snow removal: snow ploughs and sweeping machines.
  3. Snow measuring: observation by own experienced staff.
  4. Measuring of estimated surface friction: SAAB Friction Tester or using motor craft by airport authority officer.
  5. Determining the values of the estimated surface friction:
    1. When using SAAB Friction Tester:
      Measured coefficientEstimated surface frictionCode
      0.40 and aboveGood5
      0.39 to 0.36Medium to Good4
      0.35 to 0.30Medium3
      0.29 to 0.26Medium to Poor2
      0.25 and belowPoor1
      9-unreliableUnreliable9
    2. In other cases: decision of the airport authority officer.
  6. Information concerning improvement of estimated surface friction: at the discretion of the airport authority officer.
  7. Details concerning information for users: SNOWTAM via the international NOTAM office at Schiphol Airport. The most up-to-date information via Beek TWR.

EHBK AD 2.8 APRONS, TAXIWAYS AND CHECK LOCATIONS/POSITIONS DATA

1Apron surface and strengthSurface: ASPH, CONC.
Strength: PCN 71/F/C/X/T.
2Taxiway width, surface and strengthWidth: 23 m.
Surface: ASPH, CONC.
Strength: PCN 71/F/C/X/T.
3Altimeter checkpoint location and elevationLocation: apron.
Elevation: 375 ft AMSL.
4VOR checkpointsNot AVBL.
5INS checkpointsNot AVBL.
6RemarksTWY W3 and W4 restricted to aircraft with MAX wingspan 36 m, except when instructed by ATC.

EHBK AD 2.9 SURFACE MOVEMENT GUIDANCE AND CONTROL SYSTEM AND MARKINGS

1Use of aircraft stand ID signs, TWY guide lines and visual docking/parking guidance system at aircraft standsTaxiing guidance system:
  • illuminated information signs to RWY 03 and RWY 21.
  • illuminated mandatory instruction signs supplementing all runway holding positions.
On aprons and TWYs:
  • follow-me cars are AVBL on request for guidance on aprons and TWYs.
  • guidance to the parking position on all aprons is executed by marshallers.
General use of aprons:
  • A-apron: commercial PAX ACFT and general aviation ACFT.
    Jet ACFT with MTOM > 50 000 kg park nose-in.
  • B-apron: cargo ACFT. Jet ACFT park nose-in.
  • C-apron: general aviation ACFT and all ACFT requiring maintenance.
  • D-apron: cargo ACFT. Jet ACFT park nose-in.
ACFT requiring maintenance need 6 HR PPR from airport authority.
2RWY and TWY markings and LGT
RWY:THR, arrows, aiming point, RWY side stripe, TDZ, RWY turnpads, RWY designation, RWY centre line.
Edge lights, centre line lights, THR lights, TDZ lights (RWY 21 only), RWY-end lights. Blue turnpad edge lights, green turnpad centre line lights (at end of RWY 21 only).
TWY:RWY HLDG positions pattern A: at E1, E2, W1, W2, W3 and W4; pattern B: at stopbar TWY E2, W3 and W4. TWY centre line. Red/white mandatory instruction signs at RWY HLDG positions.
Edge lights: all TWYs. Green centre line lights: BTN stopbar TWY E1 and RCL; BTN stopbar TWY W1 and RCL; from stopbar TWY E2 for 90 m; from stopbar TWY W3 for 90 m; from stopbar TWY W4 for 90 m. Alternating green/yellow centre line lights: on exits E1, E2, W1 and W4. RWY guard lights at E1 and W1.
3Stop barsEach active runway entry and ILS critical/sensitive area is safeguarded by a stop bar (see AD 2.EHBK-ADC). Stop bars shall be illuminated during:
  • Low visibility circumstances when visibility <= 2000 m, or RVR <= 1500 m and/or ceiling <= 300 ft.
  • OPR HR at intensive runway crossings to avoid runway incursion in all visibility circumstances.
Crossing of illuminated stop bars is prohibited. Aircraft and vehicles may cross stop bars only when ATC has given permission to proceed and the stop bar lights are switched off.
4RemarksNIL

EHBK AD 2.10 AERODROME OBSTACLES

All obstacles are marked and lighted day and night. For obstacles in take-off area see AD 2.EHBK-AOC-03-21.

EHBK AD 2.11 METEOROLOGICAL INFORMATION PROVIDED

1Associated MET officeDe Bilt
2Hours of service
MET office outside hours
H24
-
3Office responsible for TAF preparation
Periods of validity
De Bilt
30 HR
4Trend forecast
Interval of issuance
TREND
MON-SUN: 0455-2155 (0355-2055)
5Briefing/consultation providedSelf-briefing; briefing on request from MWO-De Bilt by telephone after self-briefing (see item 10).
6Flight documentation
Language(s) used
Reports, forecasts, charts.
English, Dutch.
7Charts and other information available for briefing or consultationS, P, W, T
8Supplementary equipment available for providing informationWXR, APT
9ATS units provided with informationBeek TWR, Beek APP
10Additional information (limitation of service, etc.)
Tel: 0900 202 3341Briefing low level flights (IFR/VFR).
Tel: 0900 202 3343Briefing IFR flights above FL 100.
Tel: 0900 202 3340Briefing balloon flights within Amsterdam FIR.
charge for tel. briefings and consultations is € 0,50/min.
  1. Weather bulletin (Dutch language) and METARs via Dutch public television 'Teletekst' page 707.

EHBK AD 2.12 RUNWAY PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Designations RWY NRTrue BRGDimensions of RWY (m)Strength (PCN) and surface of RWY and SWYTHR co-ordinates
RWY end co-ordinates
THR GUND
THR elevation and highest elevation of TDZ of precision APCH RWY
123456
03032.62°2750 x 4559/F/A/W/T
ASPH
50°54'06.65"N 005°45'36.21"E
50°55'14.79"N 005°46'45.21"E
150 ft
365.2 ft
370.0 ft
21212.63°2750 x 4559/F/A/W/T
ASPH
50°55'07.97"N 005°46'38.31"E
50°53'59.84"N 005°45'29.31"E
150 ft
370.5 ft
377.7 ft
Designations RWY NRSlope of RWY-SWYSWY dimensions (m)CWY dimensions (m)Strip dimensions (m)RESA dimensions (m)Location and type of arresting systemOFZ
178910111213
03Not AVBLNILNIL2870 x 300240 x 150NILAVBL
21Not AVBLNILNIL2870 x 300240 x 150NILAVBL
Remarks
14
  • When temperature is 18°C or above, 180° turn not allowed on RWY 03/21 for ACFT with MTOM >= 50 000 kg.
  • Turnpad at displaced THR RWY 03 shall not be used:
    • outside UDP;
    • by aircraft code E and F (when wingspan exceeds 52 m);
    • when LVP are in operation.
  • Jet ACFT doing a 180° turn on turnpad 2 must keep power setting below breakaway thrust to avoid jet blast at public road.

EHBK AD 2.13 DECLARED DISTANCES

RWY DesignatorTORA (m)TODA (m)ASDA (m)LDA (m)Remarks
123456
032500250025002500All ACFT start position at beginning of pavement.
For B777, A330 and larger: full RWY length, TORA/TODA/ASDA 2750 m.
DTHR 250 m.
105210521052NATake-off from intersection with TWY W4.
212500250025002500For B777, A330 and larger: full RWY length, TORA/TODA/ASDA 2750 m.
DTHR 250 m.
196119611961NATake-off from intersection with TWY E2.
162316231623NATake-off from intersection with TWY W3.
122112211221NATake-off from intersection with TWY W4.
For determination of the datum line for intersection take-off, see EHBK AD 2.23.

EHBK AD 2.14 APPROACH AND RUNWAY LIGHTING

RWY DesignatorAPCH LGT
type,
length,
INTST
THR LGT
colour,
WBAR
VASIS
(MEHT)
PAPI
TDZ LGT
length
RWY centre line LGT
length,
spacing,
colour,
INTST
RWY edge LGT
length,
spacing,
colour,
INTST
RWY end LGT
colour,
WBAR
SWY LGT
length,
colour
123456789
03CAT I
608 m
LIH
G
-
PAPI
left/3°
(66 ft)
NIL2500 m
15 m
1)
LIH
2500 m
60 m
2)
LIH
R
-
NIL
21CAT III
855 m
LIH
G
-
PAPI
left/3°
(67 ft)
900 m2500 m
15 m
1)
LIH
2500 m
60 m
2)
LIH
R
-
NIL
Remarks
10
  1. White from THR to 900 m from RWY-end; white/red from 900 m from RWY-end to 300 m from RWY-end; red from 300 m from RWY-end to RWY-end.
  2. Red BTN beginning of RWY pavement and DTHR; white BTN DTHR and 600 m from RWY-end; last 600 m to RWY-end yellow.

EHBK AD 2.15 OTHER LIGHTING, SECONDARY POWER SUPPLY

1ABN/IBN location, characteristics and hours of operationNIL
2LDI location and LGT
Anemometer location and LGT
NIL
Anemometers: GEN 3.5 paragraph 3.
3TWY edge and centre line lightingEdge lights: all TWYs.
Green centre line lights on TWYs behind stop bars (see EHBK AD 2.9) except stop bar W2.
4Secondary power supply
Switch-over time
AVBL
0 seconds.
5RemarksNIL

EHBK AD 2.17 ATS AIRSPACE

1Designation and lateral limitsMAASTRICHT CTR:
  • In Amsterdam FIR:
    51°02'00.74"N 005°52'37.81"E;
    along Dutch-German border to
    50°54'41.50"N 006°05'06.12"E;
    50°54'45.26"N 005°58'40.31"E;
    50°51'24.51"N 005°55'13.17"E;
    along clockwise arc (radius 6.5 NM, centre 50°54'57.00"N 005°46'37.00"E) to
    50°48'29.24"N 005°45'37.93"E;
    50°46'36.93"N 005°43'42.97"E;
    50°47'24.32"N 005°41'45.81"E;
    along Dutch-Belgian border to
    50°59'55.80"N 005°46'01.10"E;
    51°03'16.99"N 005°49'32.07"E;
    to point of origin.
  • In Brussels FIR:
    See AIP Belgium.
  • In Langen FIR:
    See AIP Germany.
2Vertical limits
  • In Amsterdam FIR and Brussels FIR: GND to 3000 ft AMSL.
  • In Langen FIR: GND up to and including 3000 ft AMSL.
3Airspace classification
  • In Amsterdam FIR and Brussels FIR: C
  • In Langen FIR: D
4ATS unit call sign
Language(s)
Beek Tower1)
English
5Transition altitudeIFR: 3000 ft AMSL; VFR: 3500 ft AMSL.
6Hours of applicabilityMON-SUN: 0500-2300 (0400-2200).
7Remarks
  1. Outside OPR HR: Dutch MIL.

EHBK AD 2.18 ATS COMMUNICATION FACILITIES

Service designationCall signChannel/
Frequency (MHz)
Hours of operationRemarks
12345
APPBeek Approach123.980MON-SUN: 0500-2300 (0400-2200)TAR.
278.500
120.205O/RO/R or at ATC discretion.
TWRBeek Tower119.480MON-SUN: 0500-2300 (0400-2200)Primary. VDF, bearings Class B.
362.300NIL
119.705O/RRegional Guard. O/R or at ATC discretion.
Outside OPR HR contact Dutch MIL 125.930
Beek Delivery121.830MON-SUN: 0500-2300 (0400-2200)Start-up control and clearance delivery.
Pre-flight information.
IFR/VFR traffic (incl. training flights).
VDF, bearings Class B.
ATISMaastricht Information124.580MON-SUN: 0500-2300 (0400-2200)NIL
-As appropriate.121.500As appropriate.Emergency. VDF, bearings Class B.

EHBK AD 2.19 RADIO NAVIGATION AND LANDING AIDS

Type of aid,
MAG VAR,
Type of supported OPS
(VOR/ILS/MLS: declination)
IDFrequencyHours of operationPosition of transmitting antenna co-ordinatesElevation of DME transmitting antennaRemarks
1234567
VOR/DME
(0°E/2010)
MAS108.600 MHz
CH23X
H2450°58'18.99"N 005°57'37.54"E300 ftDesignated operational coverage: 40 NM/FL 250.
NDBEHN397 kHzH2451°28'04.27"N 005°23'41.50"ENADesignated operational range: 25 NM.
LOC 03
ILS CAT I/C/1
(0°E/2010)
BKZ111.550 MHzH2450°55'19 .41"N 005°46'49.91"ENANIL
DME 03BKZCH52YH2450°55'20.63"N 005°46'47.19"E400 ftNIL
GP 03-332.750 MHzH2450°54'17.42"N 005°45'39.83"ENANIL
L 21NW373 kHzH2451°01'09.71"N 005°52'42.04"ENADesignated operational range: 25 NM.
LOC 21
ILS CAT III/E/4
(0°E/2010)
BKN111.550 MHzH2450°53'56.74"N 005°45'26.18"ENANIL
DME 21BKNCH52YH2450°55'20.63"N 005°46'47.19"E400 ftNIL
GP 21-332.750 MHzH2450°55'02.11"N 005°46'25.09"ENANIL

EHBK AD 2.20 LOCAL AERODROME REGULATIONS

1 RESTRICTIONS
  1. Flights with non noise certificated aircraft are not allowed.
  2. So called "short approaches" to RWY 21 are not allowed within a distance of 4 NM.
  3. ATC is not allowed to approve deviations from the SIDs except:
    1. In emergency.
    2. When the aircraft has reached an altitude of 3500 ft AMSL for propeller aircraft and FL 060 for jet aircraft.
  4. Flights during night hours 2200-0500 (2100-0400) are not allowed without prior permission from the airport authority.
  5. Visual approaches are not allowed during night hours 2200-0500 (2100-0400). ATC may allow or offer a visual approach:
    1. In case of emergency.
    2. If no instrument approach is available.
    3. In exceptional cases to avoid a complicated air traffic flow.
2 TRAINING FLIGHTS
  1. Military training flights not allowed.
  2. Circuit training only allowed MON-FRI (EXC HOL) between 0800-1800 (0700-1700).
    Additionally, circuit training for propeller powered aircraft with a MTOM <= 6000 kg, is allowed on MON-FRI (EXC HOL) 1800-2200 (1700-2100) after prior permission from airport authority.
  3. Local IFR training flights shall file in item 15 the route description: DCT NW.
3 BANNER TOWING FLIGHTS

Dropping or picking-up banners is not allowed.

4 TAXI PROCEDURES
4.1 Traffic on the apron and taxiways

Before starting their engines pilots shall request start-up clearance from Beek Delivery.

Pilots of aircraft intending to taxi on the taxiways shall obtain a clearance from Beek TWR.

Aircraft not maintaining two-way radio communication and intending to taxi on the apron must obtain prior permission from the airport authority.

5 GROUND HANDLING

Due to security reasons, handling is compulsory for all non based aircraft at Maastricht Aachen Airport.
For handling request general aviation (MTOM <= 4000 kg) contact Jet Center Maastricht Aachen Airport; commercial passengers and cargo (MTOM > 4000 kg) contact Maastricht Handling Services (see EHBK AD 2.23 for contact information).

EHBK AD 2.22 FLIGHT PROCEDURES

1 INSTRUMENT DEPARTURE PROCEDURES
1.1 Introduction

The instrument departure procedures are based on ICAO Annex 2 and on ICAO Documents 4444-ATM/501 (PANS-ATM), 7030 (SUPPS) and 8168-OPS/611 (PANS-OPS). With respect to procedures extending outside the Maastricht TMA special arrangements have been made between Beek APP/TWR and the appropriate German and Belgian ATC units.

1.2 Instrument departure procedures
1.2.1 Start-up permission

Pilots of aircraft must have obtained start-up permission from ATC before starting their engines. A request for start-up shall be made to Beek Delivery after all preparations for departure have been made (doors closed etc.) and shall include:

  • aircraft identification (e.g. TRA2345).
  • position (e.g. opposite tower).
  • ATIS information (e.g. information "J").
  • flight rules (e.g. IFR).
  • destination (e.g. Malaga).
  • request start-up (request start-up).

Due to the short flying time to the FIR boundary, pilots of aircraft departing direction Belgium and Germany may request start-up permission before all preparations have been made, indicating the time at which they will be ready to start engines: "...... destination ..... ready to start engines at ......".

Permission for start-up will be issued as soon as possible after the request has been made to Beek Delivery. The pilot shall be able to comply with the start-up and taxi permission, since ATC planning of outbound traffic (involving en route clearance and co-ordination with adjacent ATC units) is based on the start-up time. Any delay in start-up or taxiing shall be immediately reported to ATC. In case of indefinite delay the probable duration of the delay will be given.

During the hours of the ATIS broadcast no MET information will be issued to departing aircraft except RVR (see EHBK AD 2.18).

1.2.2 En route clearance
1.2.2.1 Contents

The en route clearance will be issued after start-up clearance has been given by Beek Delivery. An en route clearance contains:

  1. Clearance limit: airport of destination.
  2. Standard instrument departure (SID).
  3. Level instructions if applicable.
  4. SSR code.
  5. Departure instructions if applicable.
  6. CTOT if applicable.

Example of an en route clearance: "TRA2345 cleared to Malaga, OLNO 2A Departure, squawk 0121, slot 25".

1.2.2.2 Standard instrument departures

The instrument departure procedures are laid down in standard instrument departures (SIDs). SIDs are designated in accordance with ICAO Annex 11. SID designation is composed of the following elements:

  • a basic indicator, i.e. a significant point.
  • a validity indicator, i.e. a number from 1 to 9 indicating the valid version of a specific SID.
  • a route indicator, i.e. a letter representing the runway where the SID begins.

SIDs are published for RWY 03 and 21.

1.2.2.3 Departure instructions (paragraph 1.2.2.1, item e.)

Instructions containing deviations from the standard instrument departure may be added to the en route or take-off clearance. These instructions may comprise an opposite turn after take-off, maintaining a specified heading or temporary altitude restrictions; they amend the relevant part of the SID only.

1.2.2.4 General instructions
  1. Climb as rapidly as practicable to at least 2000 ft AMSL.
  2. VOR radial interception angle: in principle 45°. If the indicated angle exceeds 45° initiate turn in due time in order not to overshoot the radial.
1.2.3 Taxi procedures

Aircraft shall request taxi clearance on the TWR channel (see EHBK AD 2.18).

1.2.4 En route communication

Pilots shall contact the adjacent ATC unit as soon as possible after they have been so instructed by Beek ATC.

1.3 Communication failure

See ENR 1.3.

1.4 SID descriptions
1.4.1 General remarks
  • Transition altitude: 3000 ft AMSL.
  • Pilots of departing aircraft shall remain on the TWR channel until passing 2000 ft AMSL. When passing 2000 ft AMSL pilots shall change to the APP channel and report the altitude in order for ATC to verify mode C.
  • Initiate turns in due time in order not to overshoot radials.
  • Turn radii based on a 25° bank angle.
  • Radial interception angle: 45°.
  • The SIDs are based on an average climb rate of 2000 ft/min.
  • SIDs have to be considered as minimum noise routings which shall be strictly adhered to.
  • MAX 250 KIAS below FL 100 unless otherwise instructed.
  • RNAV: The Netherlands encourages the use of RNAV routes stored in a pre-programmed navigation database on board of aircraft. Although there may be differences between the RNAV and conventional description of a route (vertically: turn altitudes and/or laterally: turn anticipation effects), the resulting flight paths are considered identical by ATC. Therefore, flying the route using the RNAV coding from the navigation database will not result in route violations.
    Furthermore:
    • Connect FMS as early as possible.
    • The EH-waypoints shall not be used in RTF procedures.
    • Turn anticipation is mandatory for all waypoints except those which are underlined, these waypoints shall be overflown.
    • The navigation aid (e.g. VOR) mentioned in the column "Expected path terminator" is for selection of MAG station declination only.
1.4.2 Specific remarks
  1. Pilots unable to comply with the crossing condition 2.5 MAS 250 at or above 3500 ft AMSL, have to inform Beek ATC before departure. The minimum climb gradient of 10.3 percent is required due to glider activities in ATZ Schinveld.
  2. Pilots unable to comply with the crossing condition ULPEN at FL 060, have to inform Beek ATC before departure. The minimum climb gradient of 5.8 percent (OLNO 2A) or 6.6 percent (OLNO 2B) is required due to the airspace structure.
  3. Only for aircraft with destination EHGG, MAX FL 095.
  4. Only for aircraft with destination EHAM, MAX FL 075.
  5. Only for aircraft with destination EDDK.
  6. RNAV1 required.
1.4.3 SIDs RWY 03

See chart AD 2.EHBK-SID-03.

NETEX 1ASee paragraph 1.4.2 specific remark: 1.
Minimum climb gradient: 10.3% to 3500 ft AMSL.
Passing 2000 ft AMSL contact Beek APP 123.980.
After departure climb to maintain FL 060.
ARINC designatorFormal descriptionAbbreviated descriptionExpected path terminatorFly-over
required
[NETE1A]Climb on course 032° MAG, at or above 750 ft AMSL turn right[M032; A750+; R]CAN
Direct to EH315=> EH315DFN
To EH317 at or above 3500 ft AMSLEH317 [A3500+]TFN
To MASMASTFN
To PIMIP at FL 060PIMIP [F060 ]TFN
To NETEXNETEXTFN
Conventional
description
Lateral: Track 032° MAG. At 750 ft AMSL turn right to track 047° MAG to intercept MAS 250 inbound to MAS VOR to intercept MAS 028 to NETEX (24.4 MAS).
Vertical: Cross 2.5 MAS 250 at or above 3500 ft AMSL; 4.7 MAS 028 at FL 060.
NORVENICH 2ASee paragraph 1.4.2 specific remark: 5.
Passing 2000 ft AMSL contact Beek APP 123.980.
After departure climb to maintain FL 060.
ARINC designatorFormal descriptionAbbreviated descriptionExpected path terminatorFly-over
required
[NVO2A]Climb on course 032° MAG, at or above 750 ft AMSL turn right[M032; A750+; R]CAN
Direct to EH316 at or above 2000 ft AMSL, MAX 220 KIAS=> EH316 [A2000+; K220-]DFN
To EH319EH319TFN
To ELBED at FL 060ELBED [F060 ]TFN
To NVONVOTFN
Conventional
description
Lateral: Track 032° MAG. At 750 ft AMSL turn right to track 047° MAG. At 5.6 MAS turn right to track 157° MAG (MAX 220 KIAS). At 7.2 MAS turn left to track 086° MAG to ELBED to intercept NVO 268 inbound to NVO VOR.
Vertical: Cross 5.6 MAS at or above 2000 ft AMSL; 22.0 NVO at FL 060.
OLNO 3ASee paragraph 1.4.2 specific remark: 2.
Minimum climb gradient: 5.8% to FL 060.
Passing 2000 ft AMSL contact Beek APP 123.980.
After departure climb to maintain FL 060.
ARINC designatorFormal descriptionAbbreviated descriptionExpected path terminatorFly-over
required
[LNO3A]Climb on course 032° MAG, at or above 750 ft AMSL turn right[M032; A750+; R]CAN
Direct to EH316 at or above 2000 ft AMSL, MAX 220 KIAS=> EH316 [A2000+; K220-]DFN
To EH318EH318TFN
To ULPEN at FL 060ULPEN [F060 ]TFN
To LNOLNOTFN
Conventional
description
Lateral: Track 032° MAG. At 750 ft AMSL turn right to track 047° MAG. At 5.6 MAS turn right to track 157° MAG (MAX 220 KIAS) to intercept LNO 039 inbound to LNO VOR.
Vertical: Cross 5.6 MAS at or above 2000 ft AMSL; 13.1 LNO at FL 060.
OSGOS 1ASee paragraph 1.4.2 specific remark: 1.
Minimum climb gradient: 10.3% to 3500 ft AMSL.
Passing 2000 ft AMSL contact Beek APP 123.980.
After departure climb to maintain FL 060.
ARINC designatorFormal descriptionAbbreviated descriptionExpected path terminatorFly-over
required
[OSGO1A]Climb on course 032° MAG, at or above 750 ft AMSL turn right[M032; A750+; R]CAN
Direct to EH315=> EH315DFN
To EH317 at or above 3500 ft AMSLEH317 [A3500+]TFN
To MASMASTFN
To OSGOS at FL 060OSGOS [F060 ]TFN
Conventional
description
Lateral: Track 032° MAG. At 750 ft AMSL turn right to track 047° MAG to intercept MAS 250 inbound. At 2.5 MAS turn left to intercept MAS 352 to OSGOS (12.8 MAS).
Vertical: Cross 2.5 MAS 250 at or above 3500 ft AMSL; 12.8 MAS 352 at FL 060.
PESER 2ASee paragraph 1.4.2 specific remark: 1, 4.
Minimum climb gradient: 10.3% to 3500 ft AMSL.
Passing 2000 ft AMSL contact Beek APP 123.980.
After departure climb to maintain FL 060.
ARINC designatorFormal descriptionAbbreviated descriptionExpected path terminatorFly-over
required
[PESE2A]Climb on course 032° MAG, at or above 750 ft AMSL turn right[M032; A750+; R]CAN
Direct to EH315=> EH315DFN
To EH317 at or above 3500 ft AMSLEH317 [A3500+]TFN
To MASMASTFN
To OSGOS at FL 060OSGOS [F060 ]TFN
To SOPVISOPVITFN
To EHNEHNTFN
To BREDABREDATFN
To PESERPESERTFN
Conventional
description
Lateral: Track 032° MAG. At 750 ft AMSL turn right to track 047° MAG to intercept MAS 250 inbound. At 2.5 MAS turn left to intercept MAS 352 to OSGOS to SOPVI. At SOPVI track 304° MAG (QDM EHN 304°) to EHN NDB to intercept HSD 105 inbound to BREDA (20.7 EHV) to PESER (33.3 EHV).
Vertical: Cross 2.5 MAS 250 at or above 3500 ft AMSL; 12.8 MAS 352 at FL 060.
VEROR 4ASee paragraph 1.4.2 specific remark: 1, 3, 6.
Minimum climb gradient: 10.3% to 3500 ft AMSL.
Passing 2000 ft AMSL contact Beek APP 123.980.
After departure climb to maintain FL 060.
ARINC designatorFormal descriptionAbbreviated descriptionExpected path terminatorFly-over
required
[VERO4A]Climb on course 032° MAG, at or above 750 ft AMSL turn right[M032; A750+; R]CAN
Direct to EH315=> EH315DFN
To EH317 at or above 3500 ft AMSLEH317 [A3500+]TFN
To MASMASTFN
To OSGOS at FL 060OSGOS [F060 ]TFN
To SOPVISOPVITFN
To RUMERRUMERTFN
To BASGUBASGUTFN
To EH523EH523TFN
To TENLITENLITFN
To EH521EH521TFN
To VERORVERORTFN
1.4.4 SIDs RWY 21

See chart AD 2.EHBK-SID-21.

NETEX 1BSee paragraph 1.4.2 specific remark: -
Passing 2000 ft AMSL contact Beek APP 123.980.
After departure climb to maintain FL 060.
ARINC designatorFormal descriptionAbbreviated descriptionExpected path terminatorFly-over
required
[NETE1B]To EH320 on course 212° MAGEH320 [M212]CF (MAS)Y
To MAS on course 038° MAG, at or above FL 045MAS [M038; F045+]CF (MAS)N
To PIMIP at FL 060PIMIP [F060 ]TFN
To NETEXNETEXTFN
Conventional
description
Lateral: Track 212° MAG. At 9.5 MAS turn left to intercept MAS 218 inbound to intercept MAS 028 to NETEX (24.4 MAS).
Vertical: Cross MAS at or above FL 045; 4.7 MAS 028 at FL 060.
NORVENICH 2BSee paragraph 1.4.2 specific remark: 5.
Passing 2000 ft AMSL contact Beek APP 123.980.
After departure climb to maintain FL 060.
ARINC designatorFormal descriptionAbbreviated descriptionExpected path terminatorFly-over
required
[NVO2B]To EH321 on course 212° MAGEH321 [M212]CF (MAS)N
To EH319EH319TFN
To ELBED at FL 060ELBED [F060 ]TFN
To NVONVOTFN
Conventional
description
Lateral: Track 212° MAG. At 9.5 MAS turn left to track 108° MAG. At 27.2 NVO turn left to track 086° MAG to ELBED to intercept NVO 268 inbound to NVO VOR.
Vertical: Cross 22.0 NVO at FL 060.
OLNO 2BSee paragraph 1.4.2 specific remark: 2.
Minimum climb gradient: 6.6% to FL 060.
Passing 2000 ft AMSL contact Beek APP 123.980.
After departure climb to maintain FL 060.
ARINC designatorFormal descriptionAbbreviated descriptionExpected path terminatorFly-over
required
[LNO2B]To EH321 on course 212° MAGEH321 [M212]CF (MAS)N
To EH323EH323TFN
To ULPEN at FL 060ULPEN [F060 ]TFN
To LNOLNOTFN
Conventional
description
Lateral: Track 212° MAG. At 9.5 MAS turn left to track 108° MAG. At LNO 028 turn right to intercept LNO 039 inbound to LNO VOR.
Vertical: Cross 13.1 LNO at FL 060.
OSGOS 1BSee paragraph 1.4.2 specific remark: -
Passing 2000 ft AMSL contact Beek APP 123.980.
After departure climb to maintain FL 060.
ARINC designatorFormal descriptionAbbreviated descriptionExpected path terminatorFly-over
required
[OSGO1B]To EH320 on course 212° MAGEH320 [M212]CF (MAS)Y
To MAS on course 038° MAG, at or above FL 045MAS [M038; F045+]CF (MAS)N
To OSGOS at FL 060OSGOS [F060 ]TFN
Conventional
description
Lateral: Track 212° MAG. At 9.5 MAS turn left to intercept MAS 218 inbound to intercept MAS 352 to OSGOS (12.8 MAS).
Vertical: Cross MAS at or above FL 045; 12.8 MAS 352 at FL 060.
PESER 2BSee paragraph 1.4.2 specific remark: 4.
Passing 2000 ft AMSL contact Beek APP 123.980.
After departure climb to maintain FL 060.
ARINC designatorFormal descriptionAbbreviated descriptionExpected path terminatorFly-over
required
[PESE2B]To EH320 on course 212° MAGEH320 [M212]CF (MAS)Y
To MAS on course 038° MAG, at or above FL 045MAS [M038; F045+]CF (MAS)N
To OSGOS at FL 060OSGOS [F060 ]TFN
To SOPVISOPVITFN
To EHNEHNTFN
To BREDABREDATFN
To PESERPESERTFN
Conventional
description
Lateral: Track 212° MAG. At 9.5 MAS turn left to intercept MAS 218 inbound to intercept MAS 352 to OSGOS to SOPVI. At SOPVI track 304° MAG (QDM EHN 304°) to EHN NDB to intercept HSD 105 inbound to BREDA (20.7 EHV) to PESER (33.3 EHV).
Vertical: Cross MAS at or above FL 045; 12.8 MAS 352 at FL 060.
VEROR 4BSee paragraph 1.4.2 specific remark: 3, 6.
Passing 2000 ft AMSL contact Beek APP 123.980.
After departure climb to maintain FL 060.
ARINC designatorFormal descriptionAbbreviated descriptionExpected path terminatorFly-over
required
[VERO4B]To EH320 on course 212° MAGEH320 [M212]CF (MAS)Y
To MAS on course 038° MAG, at or above FL 045MAS [M038; F045+]CF (MAS)N
To OSGOS at FL 060OSGOS [F060 ]TFN
To SOPVISOPVITFN
To RUMERRUMERTFN
To BASGUBASGUTFN
To EH523EH523TFN
To TENLITENLITFN
To EH521EH521TFN
To VERORVERORTFN
2 INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURES
2.1 Introduction

The arrival, instrument approach and holding procedures are based on ICAO Annex 2 and on ICAO Documents 4444-ATM/501 (PANS-ATM), 7030 (SUPPS) and 8168-OPS/611 (PANS-OPS). During initial and intermediate approach to Maastricht Aachen Airport radar services may be provided by Beek APP. With respect to procedures extending outside the Maastricht TMA special arrangements have been made between Beek APP/TWR and the appropriate German and Belgian ATC units.

2.1.1 Specific remarks
  1. MODRU STAR only for departures from EDLN.
  2. OSGOS STAR only for departures within Amsterdam FIR.
  3. RUMER STAR only for departures from EHGG.
2.2 Arrival
2.2.1 Inbound clearance

Upon initial contact at or before entering the TMA, Beek APP will issue an inbound clearance containing:

  1. Standard arrival route (STAR, see AD 2.EHBK-STAR.1 and AD 2.EHBK-STAR.2).
  2. Level (flight level or altitude).
  3. Approach instructions (see paragraph 2.3.2).
  4. Expected approach time (EAT), when a delay of 30 minutes or more is expected.
2.3 Initial approach
2.3.1 Holding and entry procedures

Holding and entry procedures and the calculations of the associated protected areas are in accordance with PANS-OPS Volume II, part 4. Since separation is based on the calculated areas, compliance with these in-flight procedures is essential.

2.3.2 Approach instructions

Approach instructions are included in the inbound clearance issued on initial contact (see paragraph 2.2.1). Approach instructions will contain as applicable:

  1. Additional instructions with respect to clearance limit, route and level.
  2. Approach procedure.
  3. Runway in use1).
  4. EAT, if holding procedures are applied.
  5. QNH.
  6. Transition level1).
  7. MET information1).
  8. Runway condition1).
  1. during the hours of ATIS broadcast (see EHBK AD 2.18), item may be omitted as far as it is included in the ATIS broadcast.
2.4 Intermediate approach
2.4.1 RNAV approach procedures

Special approaches based on RNAV can be initiated by ATC in order to reduce noise nuisance, fuel consumption, and to provide flexible and efficient ATC dispatch.

2.4.2 General

The RNAV operations in the Maastricht TMA are developed in accordance with ICAO PANS-OPS criteria with the following safeguards:

  • The RNAV section of the inbound route is situated above the initial segment of the initial approach procedure above MSA/MFA/MRVA.
  • The RNAV part is complete on entering the intermediate segment in which ILS-LOC interception takes place.
  • The operations are strictly radar monitored by ATC.
2.4.2.1 RNAV approach clearances

On initiative of ATC, aircraft may be instructed to intercept the ILS via an RNAV initial approach segment. Clearances and altitudes:

  • These approaches start at a RNAV waypoint provided with a pronounceable five-letter designator.
  • The RNAV procedures provide a lateral route onto the final approach.
  • Altitudes and IAS will be as instructed by ATC.
  • The approach clearance includes clearance to execute the ILS approach and intercept the glide path from the last instructed altitude.
  • At ATC discretion only.

Further details are published on the relevant instrument approach charts.

2.4.2.2 Aircraft requirements
  • P-RNAV in line with TGL-10 is an advantage but is not yet explicitly required.
  • P-RNAV equipment shall be certified to TGL Nos. 2 (rev. 1), 3 (rev. 1) or 10.
  • The navigation system shall make use of a database in which the fixed route structure is stored in advance and available to the pilot during flight.
  • The navigation equipment must be capable of applying turn anticipation at fly-by waypoints.
  • The navigation equipment must be capable of handling fly-by as well as fly-over waypoints in a mixed sequence.
2.4.2.3 Non-RNAV equipped aircraft

Aircraft unable to met the mentioned requirements shall react with the phraseology "UNABLE RNAV" if instructed to fly RNAV approach procedures. These aircraft will be guided by radar vectors or rerouted via conventional navigation aids.

2.5 Final approach
2.5.1 Final approach procedure

In principle the final approach will be conducted on the ILS of the main landing runway.

2.5.2 Instrument approaches

Instrument approaches to RWY 03 and 21 can be made with the assistance of ILS, LOC or NDB.

2.5.3 ILS operations
2.5.3.1 Clearances

ATC will apply safeguards and procedures for ILS operations in relation to weather conditions to facilitate CAT I, CAT II and CAT III operations. However, it will be applied irrespective of the actual category of operations flown, which is on pilot's decision. As a consequence the approach clearance provided by ATC is based on traffic only. During the approach pilots will be informed of:

  • any known unserviceabilities of aids and/or downgrading when applicable.
  • significant changes in surface wind (speed and direction).
  • changes in RVR.
2.5.3.2 Practice ILS approaches

Pilots who wish to practise ILS CAT II or CAT III approaches have to request this on initial contact with Beek APP using the phrase: "Request practice CAT II or CAT III approach".

2.5.4 Approach angle RWY 21

Due to possible roof top damage caused by aircraft on short final RWY 21, it is emphasized that no instrument and/or visual approach shall be made at an angle less than the ILS glide path or less than 5.2% (3.0 DEG) if no ILS is available.

2.5.5 Visual approach

A visual approach will only be allowed or offered if visibility >= 5 km and ceiling >= 1500 ft AMSL. To minimise noise nuisance aircraft executing a visual approach shall intercept the final approach leg at an altitude of at least 1400 ft AMSL, unless residential areas can be avoided. Visual approaches during night hours are not allowed, see EHBK AD 2.20 paragraph 1.

2.5.6 Circling approach

For each available landing runway at Maastricht Aachen Airport a circling approach may be allowed or offered. For OCA (OCH) see relevant instrument approach chart AD 2.EHBK-IAC-xx.x.

2.6 Missed approach procedure
2.6.1 General

All turns shall be the shortest turn and in case of a 180° turn that turn shall be to the left, unless otherwise specified below or instructed by ATC.

2.6.2 Missed approach procedure during instrument approach

See relevant instrument approach chart AD 2.EHBK-IAC-xx.x.

2.6.3 Missed approach procedure during visual approach

Turn to the intended landing runway, intercept the runway track MAG of that runway while:

  1. When visual:
    • remain visual and inform ATC or
  2. When unable to remain visual:
    • climb to 2000 ft AMSL and inform ATC.
2.6.4 Missed approach while circling to land
This procedure is different from ICAO Doc 8168 Volume I (PANS-OPS).
  • Inform ATC immediately.
  • Start climbing and complete the turn to the intended landing runway (see figure).
  • Intercept the MAG track of that runway while climbing to 2000 ft AMSL.

2.7 Communication failure
2.7.1 General

The pilot of an IFR flight shall follow the general procedures for IFR flights (see ENR 1.3 paragraph "Communication Failure"). In addition, for arriving flights, the following communication failure procedures apply.

2.7.2 Inbound clearance not received
  • Proceed according the current flight plan to locator NW.
  • Maintain the last cleared and acknowledged flight level.
  • After arrival over locator NW, intercept the holding pattern.
  • Commence descent to 3000 ft AMSL (transition altitude) as near as possible to the ETO over locator NW.
  • After reaching 3000 ft AMSL leave locator NW and carry out an instrument approach procedure to the received and acknowledged runway, or to the landing runway according ATIS (see AD 2.EHBK-IAC-xx.x).
2.7.3 Inbound clearance received
2.7.3.1 Traffic via standard arrival route
  • Proceed according the current flight plan to locator NW.
  • Maintain the last cleared and acknowledged flight level.
  • After arrival over locator NW, intercept the holding pattern.
  • Commence descent to 3000 ft AMSL (transition altitude), if applicable, at the EAT last received and acknowledged.
  • When no EAT has been received and acknowledged, commence descent to 3000 ft AMSL at or as near as possible to the ETO over locator NW.
  • After reaching 3000 ft AMSL leave locator NW and carry out an instrument approach procedure to the assigned runway, or to the landing runway according ATIS (see AD 2.EHBK-IAC-xx.x).
2.7.3.2 Traffic outside standard arrival route
  • Proceed to locator NW along the route specified in the inbound clearance.
  • Maintain the last cleared and acknowledged flight level.
  • After arrival over locator NW, intercept the holding pattern.
  • Commence descent to 3000 ft AMSL (transition altitude), if applicable.
  • After reaching 3000 ft AMSL leave locator NW and carry out an instrument approach procedure to the assigned runway, or to the landing runway according ATIS (see AD 2.EHBK-IAC-xx.x).
2.7.3.3 Traffic vectored to final approach
  • Maintain the last cleared and acknowledged level or climb to 3000 ft AMSL (minimum flight altitude), if applicable.
  • Proceed to the locator NW.
  • When over locator NW descend in the holding to 3000 ft AMSL (transition altitude), if applicable.
  • After reaching 3000 ft AMSL leave the holding fix and carry out an instrument approach procedure to the assigned runway or to the landing runway according ATIS (see AD 2.EHBK-IAC-xx.x).
2.7.4 Missed approach procedure in case of communication failure
2.7.4.1 General

All turns shall be the shortest turn and in case of a 180° turn that turn shall be to the left, unless otherwise specified below or instructed by ATC.

2.7.4.2 Missed approach procedure during instrument approach

See relevant instrument approach chart AD 2.EHBK-IAC-xx.x.

2.7.4.3 Missed approach procedure during visual approach

Turn to the intended landing runway, intercept the runway track MAG of that runway while:

  1. When visual:
    • remain visual and execute another circuit for that runway or
  2. When unable to remain visual:
    • climb to 3000 ft AMSL.
    • when passing 2300 ft AMSL start the shortest climbing turn to locator NW.
    • cross locator NW at 3000 ft AMSL and hold or execute an instrument approach procedure as depicted on the relevant instrument approach chart AD 2.EHBK-IAC-xx.x.
2.7.4.4 Missed approach while circling to land
This procedure is different from ICAO Doc 8168 Volume I (PANS-OPS).
  • Start climbing and complete the turn to the intended landing runway (see figure).
  • Intercept the MAG track of that runway while climbing to 3000 ft AMSL.
  • When passing 2300 ft AMSL start the shortest climbing turn to locator NW.
  • Cross locator NW at 3000 ft AMSL and hold or execute the instrument approach procedure again.

2.8 Instrument approach descriptions
2.8.1 General remarks

Between the IAF and RNAV procedure or interception of the final approach, navigation is based on radar vectors provided by ATC.

2.8.2 Instrument approach segments
recommended navaid for selection of MAG station declination only.
for positions of EH waypoints see relevant instrument approach charts.
2.8.2.1 RWY 03
2.8.2.1.1 ABABI 1A approach
Serial numberPath descriptorWPT identFly-overCourse/Track
°MAG / (°T)
Recom. navaidDist. (NM)TurnAltitude (ft / FL)Speed
(KIAS)
VPA (°) / TCH (ft)NAV specification
001IFABABI-----+ 3500---
002TFBERIR-213 / (213.9)-4.7-+ 3000--RNAV 1
003TFEH302-304 / (304.8)-5.0--- 210-RNAV 1
004CFEH303-032 / (032.6)BKZ1.6-@ 1800--RNAV 1
005CFTHR 03Y032 / (032.6)BKZ4.4----3.00 / 50-
006FM--032 / (032.6)MAS--@ 2000---
2.8.2.1.2 BERIR 1A approach
Serial numberPath descriptorWPT identFly-overCourse/Track
°MAG / (°T)
Recom. navaidDist. (NM)TurnAltitude (ft / FL)Speed
(KIAS)
VPA (°) / TCH (ft)NAV specification
001IFBERIR-----+ 3000---
002TFEH302-304 / (304.8)-5.0--- 210-RNAV 1
003CFEH303-032 / (032.6)BKZ1.6-@ 1800--RNAV 1
004CFTHR 03Y032 / (032.6)BKZ4.4----3.00 / 50-
005FM--032 / (032.6)MAS--@ 2000---
2.8.2.2 RWY 21
2.8.2.2.1 BOGRU 1B approach
Serial numberPath descriptorWPT identFly-overCourse/Track
°MAG / (°T)
Recom. navaidDist. (NM)TurnAltitude (ft / FL)Speed
(KIAS)
VPA (°) / TCH (ft)NAV specification
001IFBOGRU-----+ 3000- 210--
002CFEH306-212 / (212.7)BKN3.0-@ 2500--RNAV 1
003CFTHR 21Y212 / (212.7)BKN6.1----3.00 / 50-
004FM--212 / (212.7)MAS--@ 2000---
2.8.2.2.2 DINAK 1B approach
Serial numberPath descriptorWPT identFly-overCourse/Track
°MAG / (°T)
Recom. navaidDist. (NM)TurnAltitude (ft / FL)Speed
(KIAS)
VPA (°) / TCH (ft)NAV specification
001IFDINAK-----+ 4000---
002CFBOGRU-302 / (302.8)-3.9-+ 3000- 210--
003CFEH306-212 / (212.7)BKN3.0-@ 2500--RNAV 1
004CFTHR 21Y212 / (212.7)BKN6.1----3.00 / 50-
005FM--212 / (212.7)MAS--@ 2000---
3 LOW VISIBILITY PROCEDURES

During periods of limited visibility the overall ATC capacity is reduced. To guarantee aircraft safety and optimal use of ATC capacity, Maastricht Aachen Airport uses ATC low visibility procedures. These procedures are based on ICAO DOC 9476/1 (Surface Movement Guidance and Control Manual) and ECAC DOC 17 (Ground operations in limited visibility conditions).

The ATC low visibility procedures are categorised in four phases (A, B, C, and D), that are based on visibility or RVR values and ceiling.

PhaseLimits
A550 m <= visibility <= 2000 m (or 550 m <= RVR <= 1500 m)
and/or 200 ft <= ceiling <= 300 ft
(Lowest RVR of landing runway in use)
B350 m <= RVR < 550 m and/or ceiling < 200 ft
(Lowest RVR of landing runway in use)
C200 m <= RVR < 350 m
(Lowest RVR of landing runway in use)
DRVR < 200 m
(Lowest RVR of landing runway in use)

The ATC low visibility procedures become effective when the general visibility equals or drops below 2000 m or when the lowest RVR of the landing runway in use equals or drops below 1500 m and/or ceiling is equal to or less than 300 ft. First, the minimum separation for arriving aircraft and the departure interval will be increased. Next, runway use will be restricted.

Pilots should not request start-up permission unless the RVR values for the take-off runway are above the take-off limits for the flight. Pilots should be informed about the RVR minima that apply to their flight, so that they can readily respond to requests about these minima.

If the runway stop bars are out of service, additional restrictions apply.

During LVP all runway entries and runway crossings are safeguarded by switchable (remote controlled) or fixed stop bars (see AD 2.EHBK-ADC). Crossing of activated stop bars is prohibited. Traffic may proceed only after ATC clearance and when the stop bar lights are switched off (ICAO Annex 2).

4 VFR FLIGHT PROCEDURES AND REGULATIONS
for visual approach chart and visual traffic circuits see AD 2.EHBK-VAC.1 and AD 2.EHBK-VAC.2
4.1 General
  1. All VFR flights within the Maastricht CTR and the Maastricht TMA 1 and 2 shall submit a flight plan (see ENR 1.10).
  2. Flying within the Maastricht CTR and the Maastricht TMA 1 and 2 is restricted to aircraft maintaining two-way radio communication with Beek ATC, unless prior permission from Beek ATC has been obtained. Such permission will only be given in extraordinary cases.
  3. Prior permission is required from Beek APP for all VFR operations in Maastricht TMA 1 and 2.
  4. Prior permission is required from Beek TWR for all VFR operations in the Maastricht CTR.
  5. VFR flights to and from Maastricht Aachen airport shall be carried out via the approach/departure routes unless otherwise instructed by ATC or when approved by ATC on pilot's request.
  6. Noise abatement has been included in the procedures.
  7. Built-up areas shall be avoided as much as possible.
  8. Marked areas shall be avoided.
  9. Schinveld ATZ is situated within the Maastricht CTR, for detailed information see ENR 5.1.
  10. Schinveld sector B (situated within the Maastricht CTR) will during set time period subject to local agreement be used by motorised local participants exempted from the mandatory transponder usage. VFR flights within the CTR may be instructed to stay outside the Schinveld sector B.
  11. ILS areas: VFR flights within the CTR may be instructed by ATC to stay clear of the specified ILS area. The ILS areas are indicated on the chart.
  12. VFR traffic instructed by Beek ATC to squawk a specific SSR transponder code, shall maintain this squawk within the lateral limits of Maastricht TMA 1 and 2.
  13. VFR traffic following the Albert canal shall respect the Maastricht CTR boundary and contact Beek TWR for an entry clearance.
  14. Under the part of the Liège TMA Two in the Amsterdam FIR, FIS is provided by Brussels Information 126.900.
pilots operating outside the CTR should avoid crossing the final approach area of the instrument RWY 21 at altitudes at or near the initial approach altitude (3000 ft AMSL).
pilots are urgently requested not to execute VFR flights in the vicinity of the published instrument arrival and departure routes within the Maastricht TMA, which are published in EHBK AD 2.24.
4.2 Visual departure procedures for light aircraft
  1. Pilots must have obtained start-up clearance from ATC before starting engines. A request for start-up shall be made to Beek Delivery; clearance for start-up will either be issued immediately or at a specified time depending on traffic. A request for start-up shall include:
    • aircraft identification and type (e.g. PHGON Cessna 172).
    • position (e.g. hangar 1).
    • ATIS information (e.g. information "P").
    • flight rules (e.g. VFR).
    • destination (e.g. Rotterdam).
    • request start-up (request start-up).
  2. Taxiing on taxiways: pilots of aircraft intending to taxi on the taxiways shall obtain a clearance from Beek TWR.
  3. Taxiing on the apron: aircraft not maintaining two-way communication and intending to taxi on the apron must obtain prior permission from the airport authority.
  4. Departing aircraft shall climb as soon as possible and do not turn before passing the departure end of the runway.
  5. Leave the CTR via an indicated route at 1300 ft AMSL.
    RWY 03BRAVO DepartureAfter take-off turn left towards the canal and follow the VFR route to SIERRA and BRAVO.
    ZULU DepartureAfter take-off turn left and follow the VFR route via GOLF, INDIA, VICTOR, PAPA to ZULU. Do not report over GOLF unless otherwise instructed by ATC.
    UNIFORM DepartureAfter take-off turn right to follow the high tension line to HOTEL, then continue the route to UNIFORM.
    RWY 21BRAVO DepartureAfter take-off turn right and follow the VFR route via GOLF to BRAVO. Do not report over GOLF unless otherwise instructed by ATC.
    ZULU DepartureAfter take-off turn right towards the canal and follow the VFR route via INDIA, VICTOR, PAPA to ZULU.
    UNIFORM DepartureAfter take-off turn left and follow the VFR route via ROMEO to UNIFORM. Do not report over ROMEO unless otherwise instructed by ATC.
4.3 Visual approach procedures for light aircraft
  1. Contact Beek TWR in time for an entry clearance for the CTR.
  2. Enter the CTR at 1800 ft AMSL and maintain this altitude, proceed via an indicated VFR route (BRAVO, UNIFORM or ZULU) unless otherwise instructed.
  3. Pilots may be instructed to hold over the points SIERRA, HOTEL or INDIA.
  4. Join the circuit as instructed by ATC.
  5. In case of a missed approach climb straight ahead to 1300 ft AMSL and inform ATC.
4.4 Visual traffic circuits
4.4.1 Visual traffic circuits for single-engine propeller aircraft (MTOM < 2000 kg)
  1. RWY 03: righthand circuit at 1300 ft AMSL.
  2. RWY 21: lefthand circuit at 1300 ft AMSL.
western traffic circuit must be avoided as much as possible due to noise abatement; for traffic reasons pilots may be instructed to fly a western circuit.
4.4.2 Visual traffic circuits for small jets (MTOM < 5700 kg) and multi-engine propeller aircraft
  1. RWY 03: righthand circuit at 1800 ft AMSL.
  2. RWY 21: lefthand circuit at 1800 ft AMSL.
4.5 Communication failure procedures
4.5.1 General

Select SSR code 7600.

4.5.2 VFR outbound

In case of communication failure adhere to the departure instructions if the departure instructions contain a clearance limit in the CTR, act in accordance with paragraph 4.5.4.

4.5.3 VFR inbound
4.5.3.1 Via BRAVO and ZULU Arrival
  1. In case of communication failure before joining the circuit, leave the CTR according to the BRAVO or ZULU Departure and divert to an appropriate aerodrome.
  2. In case of communication failure over or after a position from where to join the circuit (this is past the compulsory reporting point GOLF), execute a circuit for the last received and acknowledged runway as short as practicable. Make a full stop landing and vacate as soon as possible. In case of go around execute a similar circuit (be aware of the fact that your flight path could interfere with the flight path of other aerodrome traffic).
4.5.3.2 Via UNIFORM Arrival
  1. In case of communication failure before joining the circuit, leave the CTR according to the UNIFORM Departure and divert to an appropriate aerodrome.
  2. In case of communication failure over or after a position from where to join the circuit (this is past compulsory reporting point ROMEO), act in accordance with paragraph 4.5.3.1, item b.
4.5.3.3 Via a different route to the aerodrome
  1. In case of communication failure before joining the circuit, act in accordance with paragraph 4.5.4.
  2. In case of communication failure over or after a position from where to join the circuit, act in accordance with paragraph 4.5.3.1, item b.
4.5.4 VFR crossing the CTR

In case of communication failure leave the CTR via the shortest route, maintain altitude until outside the CTR, do not cross runway centre lines or the ILS areas of RWYs 03 and 21 and proceed to an appropriate aerodrome.

EHBK AD 2.23 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

1 CAUTIONS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  1. Pilots shall be aware that in the vicinity of the aerodrome ATC gives priority to:
    • aircraft in state of an emergency;
    • hospital and police aircraft with the status priority or scramble;
    • aircraft engaged in SAR operations.
  2. Bird-scare patrols are active MON-SUN: 0500-2200 (0400-2100) and use various equipment, including remote control gas cannons, flare shell crackers, alternating bird dispersal guns and amplified cries of distress.
  3. When lightning discharges are observed in the vicinity of the airport, the airport authority officer (AAO) will announce that all ground handling and re-fuelling operations are prohibited until further notice. When it is safe to do so, the AAO will declare that ground handling and re-fuelling operations can be resumed.
2 DETERMINATION OF DATUM LINE FOR TAKE-OFF
2.1 Determination of datum line for start position take-off RWY 03

The loss of runway length due to alignment shall be taken into account for the calculation of the aircraft's take-off mass.


2.2 Determination of datum line for intersection take-off

The datum line from which the reduced runway declared distances for take-off should be determined is defined by the intersection of the downwind edge of the specific TWY with the runway edge. The loss of runway length due to alignment of the aircraft prior to take-off shall be taken into account by the operators for the calculation of the aircraft's take-off mass (Annex 6, Part 1, paragraph 5.2.8).



3 RUNWAY TURN PAD

There are 2 runway turn pads situated at the end of RWY 21:

  • runway turn pad 1 is situated at the displaced threshold RWY 03;
  • runway turn pad 2 is situated at the runway extremity.

Turn pad 1 shall not be used:

  • outside UDP;
  • by aircraft code E and F (with wingspan more than 52 m);
  • when LVP are in operation.

Turn pad 1 is marked by a yellow guidance line and blue edge lights outside the edge of the turn pad. In the area of the turn pad, the edge of the runway is equipped with inset edge lights.
Turn pad 2 is marked by a yellow guidance line, unidirectional green centre line lights and blue edge lights outside the edge of the turn pad. In the area of the turn pad, the edge of the runway is equipped with inset edge lights.

4 GROUND HANDLING COMPANIES
  1. Commercial passengers and cargo

    Post:

    Maastricht Aachen Airport B.V.
    Handling Department
    Vliegveldweg 90
    6199 AD Maastricht Airport

    Tel: +31 (0)43 358 9710

    Fax: +31 (0)43 358 9955

    Email: operations@maa.nl

    SITA: MSTAPXH

    Maastricht Handling 131.755.
  2. General aviation (ACFT MTOM <= 4000 kg; handling on request)

    Post:

    Jet Center Maastricht Aachen Airport B.V.
    Vliegveldweg 90
    6199 AD Maastricht Airport
    Visit address: Horsterweg 27, 6199 AC Maastricht Airport

    Tel: +31 (0)43 358 9750

    Fax: +31 (0)43 358 9977

    Email: airportauthorities@maa.nl

    Beek Authority 131.505.

EHBK AD 2.24 CHARTS RELATED TO AN AERODROME

Type of chartPage
Aerodrome chartAD 2.EHBK-ADC
PDF
Aircraft parking / docking chartAD 2.EHBK-APDC
PDF
Aerodrome obstacle chart type A RWY 03/21AD 2.EHBK-AOC-03-21
PDF
Precision approach terrain chart RWY 21AD 2.EHBK-PATC-21
PDF
Standard instrument departure chartAD 2.EHBK-SID-OVERVIEW
PDF
Standard instrument departure chart RWY 03AD 2.EHBK-SID-03
PDF
Standard instrument departure chart RWY 21AD 2.EHBK-SID-21
PDF
Standard arrival chartAD 2.EHBK-STAR.1
PDF
Standard arrival chartAD 2.EHBK-STAR.2
PDF
ATC surveillance minimum altitude chartAD 2.EHBK-SMAC
PDF
Instrument approach chart ILS Z or LOC Z RWY 03AD 2.EHBK-IAC-03.1
PDF
Instrument approach chart ILS Y or LOC Y RWY 03AD 2.EHBK-IAC-03.2
PDF
Instrument approach chart ABABI 1A or BERIR 1A approach ILS RWY 03AD 2.EHBK-IAC-03.3
PDF
Instrument approach chart NDB RWY 03AD 2.EHBK-IAC-03.4
PDF
Instrument approach chart ILS CAT II & III or LOC RWY 21AD 2.EHBK-IAC-21.1
PDF
Instrument approach chart BOGRU 1B or DINAK 1B approach ILS CAT II & III RWY 21AD 2.EHBK-IAC-21.2
PDF
Instrument approach chart NDB RWY 21AD 2.EHBK-IAC-21.3
PDF
Visual approach chart/VFR proceduresAD 2.EHBK-VAC.1
PDF
Visual approach chart VFR traffic circuitsAD 2.EHBK-VAC.2
PDF