New flight procedure for simultaneous landing on Aalsmeerbaan and Zwanenburgbaan

The flight procedure for landing on the Aalsmeerbaan (36R) and the Zwanenburgbaan (36C) runways has been adjusted. The Aalsmeerbaan and the Zwanenburgbaan are simultaneously used as runways for about 2% of the time. With the adjusted flight procedure, which has been in force since November 10th, 2016, the runways will be approached straight ahead over a larger distance.


The new procedure only applies when both runways are simultaneously used to land on from the south. Aircraft that land on the Zwanenburgbaan fly higher (1200 metres instead of 600 metres). In doing so, noise levels are improved in Alphen aan de Rijn and Ter Aar, among other places. The approach altitude for the Aalsmeerbaan remains the same (900 metres).
The distance between the point at which an aircraft begins the landing and the beginning of the runway is greater for both runways. This means that if these two runways are used simultaneously, the noise increases for Bodegraven (0.2 dB(A) Lden). In total the number of serious nuisances has been decreased by 234.