EBOS AD 2.1  Aerodrome Location Indicator and Name


EBOS AD 2.2  Aerodrome Geographical and Administrative Data

1ARP coordinates511156N 0025144E
Site of ARP at aerodrome212° MAG / 620 M from TWR
2Direction and distance from (city)

2.7 NM SSW of Oostende

3Elevation / reference temperature13 FT / 21°C
4Geoid undulation

137 FT

5Magnetic variation / annual change

0° (2015) / INFO not AVBL

6AD administration addressInternationale Luchthaven Oostende-Brugge
Ostend-Bruges International Airport
Nieuwpoortsesteenweg 889
8400 Oostende
TEL+32 (0) 59 55 12 02
FAX+32 (0) 59 55 12 24 (Duty Operations Officers)
+32 (0) 59 51 12 28 (Airport Operations Manager)
+32 (0) 59 55 14 64 (Self-briefing)
+32 (0) 59 51 29 51 (ATC)
Emailoperations@ostendairport.aero (Duty Operations Officers)
7Types of traffic permitted (IFR/VFR)




EBOS AD 2.3  Operational Hours

1AD AdministrationH24
2Customs and immigrationH24
3Health and sanitationH24
4AIS Briefing OfficeH24
5ATS Reporting Office (ARO)NIL
6MET Briefing OfficeH24

EBOS AD 2.4  Handling Services and Facilities

1Cargo-handling facilitiesModern handling facilities
Nearest railway siding: Oostende (6 KM)
2Fuel typesAVGAS 100 LL and JET A1
Oil typesO/R
3Fuelling facilities and capacityTNA Services

TEL: +32 (0) 59 80 16 48

FAX: +32 (0) 59 50 65 13

Email: info@tna-services.be

4De-icing facilitiesAVBL
5Hangar space for visiting aircraftNIL
6Repair facilities for visiting aircraftSmall repairs
7RemarksGeneral aviation handling on apron 3 is available upon request. Call 413 for shuttle service from apron 3 to the navigation office, customs or immigration.

EBOS AD 2.5  Passenger Facilities

1HotelsNear aerodrome and in the city
2RestaurantsAt aerodrome (0800-2000 (0700-1900) or O/R)
In the city
3TransportationTramways, taxis and buses
4Medical facilitiesFirst aid treatment and recovery room
Hospitals in Oostende (5 KM)
5BankIn the city
Post officeIn the city
6Tourist informationAt aerodrome / Tourist office in the city

EBOS AD 2.6  Rescue and Fire Fighting Services

1Aerodrome category for fire fightingCAT 9
2Rescue equipmentCAT 9 compliant
3Capability for removal of disabled aircraftNIL

EBOS AD 2.7  Seasonal Availability - Clearing

1Types of clearing equipment
  • 1 tractor with snowplough (working width: 5.6 M)
  • 2 “UNIMOG” with snowplough (working width: 3.65 M)
  • 3 sweeper-blowers (sweeping width: 3.3 M)
  • 1 sweeper-blower (sweeping width: 3.6 M) with snowplough (working width: 5 M)
  • 1 sprayer of de-icing liquids (capacity: 2 200 L, spraying width: 10 M)
  • 1 sprayer of de-icing liquids (capacity: 4 600 L, spraying width: 23 M)
  • 1 spreader (capacity: 4 M³, spreading width: 10 M) – liquid and granules
  • 1 snow cutter Rolba 600 + snow container
2Clearance priorities
  1. RWY 08/26
  2. TWY to the aprons 1 and 2
  3. Important aircraft stands on the apron 1 and 2
  4. Remaining part of the aprons and the access roads

Transmission of information by SNOWTAM, METAR and ATIS.

Designated authority to co-ordinate information about the current state of progress of snow clearance operations and the conditions of the movement area are the Duty Operations Officers:

FAX: +32 (0) 59 55 12 24 (Airport Inspection)

Braking action measured by SAAB Friction Tester.

EBOS AD 2.8  Aprons, Taxiways and Check Locations Data

1Apron surfaceCONC / ASPH
Apron strengthApron 1: PCN 101/R/D/W/T
Apron 2: PCN 86/F/C/W/U
Apron 3: PCN 52/F/C/X/T
2Taxiway widthTWY G2 and H2: 15 M
TWY B1, D1, E1, E2, K3, K4, K5, K6, K7 and K8: 20 M
TWY L and M: 23 M
TWY A, B2, C2 and F: 30 M
Taxiway surfaceCONC / ASPH
Taxiway strengthPCN 86/F/C/W/T, except:
  • TWY C1: 5 700 KG MAX
  • TWY G2 and H2: PCN 28/R/A/W/U
3ACL and elevationAt apron 2 (13 FT)
4VOR check pointsNIL
INS check pointsSee chart AD 2.EBOS-ADC.01
5RemarksTWY C1 can only be used during HJ by aircraft with a weight of 5 700 KG MAX.

EBOS AD 2.9  Surface Movement Guidance and Control System and Markings

1Aircraft stand identification signsAVBL
Taxiway guide linesIlluminated guidance signs
Visual docking/parking guidance system at aircraft standsParking guide lines at all stands
2Runway markingsDesignation, threshold, touchdown zone, centre line and edge lines, aiming point
Taxiway markingsCentre line, edge lines and holding positions at the TWY/RWY intersections
3Stop barsOn all runway holding positions

EBOS AD 2.10  Aerodrome Obstacles

No Area 2 or Area 3 obstacle data sets are currently provided for EBOS.

Details on EBOS aerodrome obstacles can be found on chart AD 2.EBOS-AOC.01.

Note: Pilots shall draw attention to the presence of two buildings (7.9 m AMSL) in the runway strip at 117 M south of the RWY axis, opposite between exit A and B2.

EBOS AD 2.11  Meteorological Information Provided

1Associated MET OfficeEBOS MET
2Hours of serviceH24
MET Office outside hoursNIL
3Office responsible for TAF preparationEBBR
Periods of validity30 HR
Interval of issuance6 HR
4Trend forecastAVBL
Interval of issuance30 MIN
5Briefing / consultation providedPersonal consultation, TEL
6Flight documentationCharts, abbreviated plain language text
Languages usedEn
7Charts and other information available for briefing or consultationSurface charts, altitude charts, prognostic altitude charts, prognostic chart of significant weather, tropopause and maximum wind chart
8Supplementary equipment available for providing informationSelf-briefing terminal, FAX, real-time weather display
9ATS units provided with informationOostende TWR and Oostende APP
10Additional information

International aviation:

TEL: +32 (0) 59 55 14 52

FAX: +32 (0) 2 206 28 29 (EBBR)

VFR flights, gliding, ballooning:

TEL: 0902 / 88 173 (CONSULTEL)

Note: Communications automatically recorded on tape.

EBOS AD 2.12  Runway Physical Characteristics

RWY designatorTrue BRGDimensions of RWY (m)Strength (PCN) and surface of RWY and SWYTHR COORDTHR ELEV and highest ELEV of TDZ of precision APCH RWY
THR geoid undulation
1 23456
08076.51°3 200 x 4586/F/C/W/T
137 FT
26256.51°3 200 x 4586/F/C/W/T
137 FT
Slope of
SWY dimensions (M)CWY dimensions (M)Strip dimensions (M)OFZRMK
+0.03%NILNIL3 320 x 300yesNIL
-0.01%NILNIL3 320 x 300yesNIL

EBOS AD 2.13  Declared Distances

1 23456
083 2003 2003 2002 900NIL
263 2003 2003 2002 785NIL

Note: In order to reduce the taxi procedure, ATC may, subject to pilot's acceptance, authorize take-off from one of the intersections below. Pilots unable to accept should advise ATC duly in advance.

08C1 (*)1 7611 7611 761
26A2 1782 1782 178
C1 (*)1 4381 4381 438

(*) Intersection C1 can only be used during HJ by aircraft with a weight of 5 700 KG MAX.

EBOS AD 2.14   Approach and Runway Lighting

RWY 08
Approach lighting systemType:PALS CAT IVASISType:PAPI (left / 3°)
Length:870 MMEHT:13 FT
Runway threshold lightsColour:greenTouchdown zone lights900 M
Wing bars:NIL
Runway end lightsColour:redStopway lightsNIL
Wing bars:NIL
Runway centre line lightsLength:3 200 M white:from 0 to 2 300 M
Spacing:15 Mred / white:from 2 300 to 2 900 M
Intensity:LIHred:from 2 900 to 3 200 M
Runway edge lightsLength:3 200 M red:from 0 to 415 M
Spacing:30 Mwhite:from 415 M to 3 200 M
RWY 26
Approach lighting systemType:PALS CAT IVASISType:PAPI (left / 3°)
Length:840 MMEHT:13 FT
Runway threshold lightsColour:greenTouchdown zone lights900 M
Wing bars:NIL
Runway end lightsColour:redStopway lightsNIL
Wing bars:NIL
Runway centre line lightsLength:2 785 M (1)white:from 0 to 1 885 M
Spacing:15 Mred / white:from 1 885 to 2 485 M
Intensity:LIHred:from 2 485 to 2 785 M
Runway edge lightsLength:2 785 M (2)white:from 0 to 2 785 M
Spacing:30 M

EBOS AD 2.15  Other Lighting, Secondary Power Supply

1ABN / IBN location, characteristics and hours of operationNIL
2LDI location and lightingNIL
WDI location and lightingAt TDZ RWY 08 (lighted)
At TDZ RWY 26 (lighted)
3Taxiway edge lightingTWY A, B1, B2, C2, D1, E1, E2, F, K3, K4, K5, K6, K7, K8, L, G2 and M
Taxiway centre line lightingTWY M
4Secondary power supplyTo all lighting at aerodrome
Switch-over time0 SEC

EBOS AD 2.16  Helicopter Landing Area

Helicopters shall use RWY 08/26 for landing and take-off.

EBOS AD 2.17  ATS Airspace

1DesignationOostende CTR
Lateral limits511412N 0030716E - an arc of circle, 5 NM radius, centred on 511305N 0025929E and traced clockwise to 510812N 0030119E - 510635N 0025022E - 511145N 0023423E - an arc of circle, 5 NM radius, centred on 510717N 0023045E and traced counterclockwise to 511124N 0022612E - 511935N 0024500E - 512018N 0025304E - an arc of circle, 8 NM radius, centred on 511221N 0025450E and traced clockwise to 511412N 0030716E.
2Vertical limits1 500 FT AMSL
3Airspace classificationD
4ATS unit call signOostende Tower
5Transition altitude4 500 FT AMSL

EBOS AD 2.18  ATS Communication Facilities

Service designationCall signFrequencyHours of operationRemarks
APP / TAROostende Approach120.600 MHZ (1)
234.250 MHZ
121.500 MHZ (2)
243.000 MHZ (2)
127.325 MHZ (3)
H24(1) Primary frequency
(2) Emergency frequency
(3) Supplementary frequency
TWROostende Tower118.175 MHZ (1)
234.250 MHZ
121.500 MHZ (2)
243.000 MHZ (2)
127.325 MHZ (3)
H24(1) Primary frequency
(2) Emergency frequency
(3) Supplementary frequency
Oostende Ground121.975 MHZ
127.325 MHZ (1)
H24Ground movement control
(1) Supplementary frequency
ATISOostende Information126.125 MHZH24

D-ATIS AVBL (see GEN 3.4, § 3.4.2)

VDFOostende Homer120.600 MHZ 118.175 MHZ
121.500 MHZ
127.325 MHZ (1)
H24(1) Supplementary frequency

EBOS AD 2.19  Radio Navigation and Landing Aids

Type of aid
IDFrequencyHours of
Position of
NDBONO399.5 KHZH24511313.1N
Coverage: 50 NM
Collocated with OM ILS 26
LDD352.5 KHZH24511138.1N
257° GEO / 0.85 NM from THR 08
Coverage: 25 NM
LOO375 KHZH24511216.6N
Coverage: 25 NM
Collocated with MM ILS 26
ILS 08 (CAT I)
LOCIMI111.550 MHZH24511213.7N
076° GEO / 1.71 NM from THR 08
No back beam available
LOC only reliable within 35° either side of course line
GP332.750 MHZH24511148.4N
Slope 3°
DMEIMICH 52YH24511148.6N
30 FTCollocated with GP08 at 315 M from THR 08
ILS 26 (CAT I)
LOCIOS109.500 MHZH24511145.5N
256° GEO / 1.65 NM from THR 26
No back beam available
LOC only reliable within 35° either side of course line
GP332.600 MHZH24511201.8N
Slope 3°
OMdash / dash75 MHZH24511313.3N
4.66 NM from THR 26
MMdot / dash75 MHZH24511216.8N
0.61 NM from THR 26

EBOS AD 2.20  Local Aerodrome Regulations

1.1   Safety Instructions

All aircraft crew and airport personnel is required to wear high visibility clothing when airside at all times.

Handling of turboprop aircraft with more than one running engine is prohibited.

1.2   Use of SSR

In order to improve safety, the carriage and operation of a serviceable mode S transponder with Basic Functionality is mandatory for all aircraft operating within Oostende CTR and/or Oostende TMA. An exemption to this rule may be granted, provided that the request is made before the flight by telephone to the Oostende ATS authority.




On apron 1 and 2, aircraft shall taxi to stand on engine power and will be pushed back with one engine on idle only (if needed).

Aircraft with a weight exceeding 5 700 KG shall enter apron 3 on tow only, except when authorized by the Airport Authorities.

4.1   Selection of Runway-in-use

Between 2100 and 0700 (2000 and 0600), when the crosswind component - including gusts - does not exceed 15 KT, or the tailwind component - including gusts - does not exceed 5 KT and traffic permitting and with the approval of pilot-in-command, RWY 26 will be used for take-off and RWY 08 for landing.

5.1   Aircraft code F and An225 Aircraft

Procedures for Code 4F and An225 ACFT are available upon request and require prior permission. Please contact the Duty Operations Officer: operations@ostendairport.aero for operations with your specific ACFT.

5.2   Aircraft without Radio

Aircraft without radio are prohibited.

5.3   Glider Flights

Glider flights are prohibited.

5.4   ULM Flights

ULM flights will only be accepted within Oostende CTR if traffic situation permits.

Take-off and landing is only allowed for ULM aircraft complying with the following:

  • three-axis ULM;
  • Equipped with transponder;
  • Equipped with radio able to communicate on VHF;
  • Able to maintain an airspeed of 80 KIAS MNM.
5.5   Banner Towing

Taking up or throwing off banners is prohibited (see also ENR 1.1, §

5.6   Balloon Flights

Balloon flights are prohibited.

5.7   Parachuting


5.8   Acrobatic Flights


5.9   Training and test flights

No training flights on SUN, HOL and in JUL and AUG for aircraft exceeding 6T MTOW.

Training flights are allowed between 0800 (0700) and 2100 (2000).

Military aircraft may perform no more than 3 training flights per day.

Training flights of aircraft with MTOW less than 2 000 KG must have a noise certificate which states that the noise level is ≤ 76 dB(A) according to ICAO Annex 16, Volume 1, Part II. Exceptions up to 77.3 dB(A) are made for existing home based aircraft. A copy of the noise certificate must be delivered to the Airport Authority.

A maximum of 4 aircraft simultaneous in circuit applies.

Training flights includes touch-and-go flights, stop-and-go flights and multiple approaches.

For VFR training flights at night only activation of PAPI, lighted WDI, edge-, threshold- and runway end lighting.

Training for non home-based aircraft PPR only. Contact: +32 (0)59 55 14 13 or navigation@ost.aero.

EBOS AD 2.21  Noise Abatement Procedures

1.1   Noise Quota System

Aircraft operating at EBOS shall be noise certificated according to ICAO Annex 16, Volume I. Between 2200 and 0500 (2100 and 0400), movements of aircraft with MTOW over 8 618 KG and certified according to the standards of chapters 2, 3 or 5 of ICAO Annex 16, Volume I, are forbidden if their QC exceeds 12.

Exceptions can be made for QC up to 26. These flights need prior approval of the airport authorities.

The QC is calculated using the formula QC = 10[(G-85)/10], whereby “G” equals:

  • for take-off: half the sum of the certified fly-over and the sideline noise levels in EPNdB of the aircraft at its MTOW;
  • for landing: the certified approach noise level in EPNdB of the aircraft at its maximum certified landing weight, minus 9EPNdB.

Operators shall provide the documents containing the certified fly-over, sideline and approach noise levels in EPNdB to the Airport Inspection on first request.

1.2   Reverse Thrust

Except for safety reasons, reverse thrust shall not be used at other than idle power.

2.1   Engine Test Runs and Idle Checks

Engine test runs and idle checks in the open air and without silencers must be restricted to the very minimum and require prior permission from the Airport Inspection.

Engine test runs are only allowed between 0600 and 2200 (0500 and 2100). They can only take place on the taxiways at the holding bays of RWY intersection A or M, depending on the wind direction.

2.2   Power Supply

Pilots shall be aware of the noise impact the use of APU has on the local community, especially between 2200 and 0500 (2100 and 0400).

The APU shall be shut down at the earliest opportunity after the arrival on stand and it may only be restarted when essential aircraft checks or cabin conditions require so before the planned departure. The APU shall not be left running without qualified attendance.

Any additional use of APU can only be allowed by the Airport Inspection, on justified request. Unless for safety reasons, no exceptions will be allowed between 2200 and 0500 (2100 and 0400).

3.1   ILS Approach

Aircraft performing an ILS approach shall not intercept the GP below 2 000 FT QNH. After interception, the aircraft shall not descend below the GP.

3.2   Surveillance Radar Approach

Aircraft performing an SRA without ILS assistance, shall not descend below 2 000 FT QNH before 6 NM from touchdown, nor fly thereafter below a descent path of 3°.

3.3   Visual Approach

Aircraft performing a visual approach without ILS or radar assistance, shall not descend below 1 500 FT QNH before intercepting the PAPI approach slope, nor fly below it thereafter.

3.4   Noise Abatement Approach and Landing Procedures

Noise abatement descent and approach procedures using continuous descent and reduced power/reduced drag techniques should be used when following conditions apply:

  • ILS available;
  • runway clear and dry;
  • visibility exceeding 1 900 M;
  • ceiling higher than 500 FT above aerodrome elevation;
  • cross-wind component lower than 15 KT (gusts incl);
  • tail-wind component lower than 5 KT (gusts incl);
  • no adverse weather conditions that may affect the approach (wind shear, thunderstorms, etc).

Turbo-jet powered aircraft shall use as final flap setting the minimum certified landing flaps setting published in the Aircraft Flight Manual for the applicable conditions.However, each pilot-in-command may use a different flaps setting approved for that aircraft if he determines that it is necessary in the interest of safety.

4.1   Noise Abatement Take-off and Climb Procedures

For turbo-jet aircraft:

  • From take-off to 1 500 FT QNH:

    • take-off power;
    • take-off flaps;
    • climb to V2 + 10 to 20 KT or as limited by body angle;
  • At 1 500 FT QNH:
    • reduce thrust to not less than climb thrust;
  • From 1 500 FT QNH to 3 000 FT QNH:

    • climb at V2 + 10 to 20 KT;
  • At 3 000 FT QNH:

    • accelerate smoothly to the en-route climb speed with flaps retraction.

For propeller aircraft:

  • From take-off to 1 000 FT QNH:

    • take-off power;
    • climb at the MAX gradient compatible with safety;
    • speed not less than single engine climb speed nor higher than best rate of climb speed;
  • At 1 000 FT QNH:

    • reduce power to the maximum normal operating power, if this power has been used for showing compliance with the noise certification requirements or to the maximum climb power;
  • From 1 000 FT QNH to 3 000 FT QNH:

    • climb at the MAX gradient with reduced power, maintaining constant speed;
  • Above 3 000 FT QNH:

    • accelerate smoothly to the en-route climb speed.

EBOS AD 2.22  Flight Procedures

1.1   Aerodrome Minima

Except when authorized by the CAA or in case of emergency, a pilot-in-command shall not take off below a minimum of 200 M RVR.

2.1   Holding Pattern

The holding pattern shall be entered at 185 KIAS MAX.

Turn / inbound track (MAG)Right / 077°
Level (MNM)3 000 FT AMSL
2.2   Approach Procedures
2.2.1   Standard Instrument Arrivals

STAR have been established as shown on chart AD 2.EBOS-STAR.01 and as listed below.

DesignatorRouteMAG trackDistance (NM)MNM IFR levelRemarks
239°15.03 000 FT QNH
301°4.2FL 60
257°-R-179 COA / 3 000 FT QNH
338°19.2FL 60
257°-R-179 COA / 3 000 FT QNH
061°15.33 000 FT QNH
2.2.2   Surveillance Radar Approach

SRA is available on both runways and will be terminated either:

  • at a distance of 2 NM from THR;
  • before the aircraft enters an area of continuous radar clutters;
  • when the aircraft reports that a visual approach can be made.

The aircraft will be informed at regular intervals of its position relative to the extended RCL and heading corrections will be given as necessary. The distance from THR will be passed on at each NM.

The levels through which the aircraft should be passing to maintain the glide path (3°) will be passed at each NM:

DIST to THR (NM)Altitude (ft)
62 000
51 700
41 400
31 100
INBD Track
0815077°500 (490)
2613257°580 (570)

Missed approach procedure for both runways: climb straight ahead to 2000 FT QNH, contact Oostende APP.

2.3   Missed Approach

Unless instructed otherwise by Oostende APP, the missed approach procedures as published on the instrument approach charts (see EBOS AD 2.24) shall be followed.

3.1   Departure Procedures
3.1.1   Standard Instrument Departures

SID have been established as shown on the EBOS SID charts (see EBOS AD 2.24) and as listed below.

Note: ATC may deviate from these routes.

RWY 08
COA 4SStraight ahead to ONO. At ONO LT to intercept R-239 COA, INBD to COA.NIL
KOK 3SStraight ahead to ONO. At ONO RT to intercept R-083 KOK, INBD to KOK.NIL
KONAN 2SStraight ahead to ONO. At ONO LT to intercept R-256 COA to KONAN.SID is crossing EBR17. Oostende ATC will obtain crossing clearance before aircraft is airborne.
MAK 4SStraight ahead to ONO. At ONO RT to intercept QDM-130 MAK, INBD to MAK.NIL
FERDI 2SStraight ahead to ONO. At ONO RT to intercept QDR-128 ONO to FERDI.NIL
NIK 2SStraight ahead to ONO. At ONO RT to intercept R-275 NIK, INBD to NIK.NIL
SASKI 4SStraight ahead to ONO. At ONO LT to intercept QDR-316 ONO to SASKI.SID is crossing EBR17. Oostende ATC will obtain crossing clearance before aircraft is airborne.
RWY 26
COA 5MAt 500 FT RT HDG 019 to intercept R-261 COA, INBD to COA.SID is crossing EBR17. Oostende ATC will obtain crossing clearance before aircraft is airborne.
KOK 4MAt 500 FT RT to intercept QDR-293 DD. When passing 3 000 FT, LT direct to KOK.SID is crossing EBR17. Oostende ATC will obtain crossing clearance before aircraft is airborne.
KONAN 2MAt 500 FT RT to intercept QDR-293 DD. Intercept R-256 COA to KONAN.SID is crossing EBR17. Oostende ATC will obtain crossing clearance before aircraft is airborne.
MAK 2MAt 500 FT RT to intercept QDR-293 DD. When passing 3 000 FT, LT direct to KOK. MAK next.SID is crossing EBR17. Oostende ATC will obtain crossing clearance before aircraft is airborne.
FERDI 2MAt 500 FT RT to intercept QDR-293 DD. When passing 3 000 FT, LT direct to KOK. At KOK LT to intercept R-106 KOK to FERDI.SID is crossing EBR17. Oostende ATC will obtain crossing clearance before aircraft is airborne.
NIK 2MAt 500 FT RT HDG 019 to intercept R-261 COA, INBD to COA. NIK next.SID is crossing EBR17. Oostende ATC will obtain crossing clearance before aircraft is airborne.
SASKI 4MAt 500 FT RT to intercept QDR-293 DD. Intercept R-348 KOK to SASKI.SID is crossing EBR17. Oostende ATC will obtain crossing clearance before aircraft is airborne.
4.1   Facilities and Equipment Available
4.1.1   Runways

RWY 08 and 26 are equipped with ILS and are approved for CAT I. A minimum RVR of 550 M for CAT I operations applies. Low visibility take-off is available with a minimum RVR of 200 M.

Pilots requesting to land with RVR below 550 M will be advised that they are below minimum, but will not be refused landing clearance. Take-off clearance however, will be refused if RVR below 200 M.

During LVP, when RWY 08 is in use, vacating of runway shall take place via exit A for access to Aprons 2 and 3 and Exit M for access to apron 1.

During LVP, when RWY 26 is in use, vacating of runway shall take place via exit F for access to Aprons 2 and 3 and Exit M for access to apron 1.

In order to provide adequate protection of the ILS system, no vehicle or aircraft shall infringe the ILS sensitive area when:

  • an arriving aircraft is within 2 NM from touchdown and has not completed its landing run;
  • a departing aircraft has started its take-off run and is not yet airborne.

A minimum RVR of 350 m is required for turn pad operations.

During night time and reduced visibility, marshaller service is available on request for turn pad operations.

4.1.2   Taxiways

A follow-me car will guide aircraft from the runway exit to the aircraft stand and from the aircraft stand to the runway holding position.

Exceptions: no follow-me will be provided for aircraft on apron 1. Follow-me for aircraft on apron 1 will only be provided on request.

Aircraft on departure shall not leave the stand before the preceding aircraft has taken off or has parked on the stand.

4.1.3   Communications

Pilots will be informed by ATC when LVP are in progress and when they are terminated.

4.2   Criteria for the Initiation and Termination of LVP

The preparation phase will start when visibility falls below 800 M. The operations phase will start when RVR falls below 600 M.

LVP will be terminated when RVR is greater than 600 M and VIS is greater than 600 M and a continuing improvement in VIS is expected.

5.1   General

Before entering Oostende TMA, pilots shall report at one of the visual reporting points listed below.

Special VFR flights may be performed as specified in ENR 1.2, § 1.2

5.2   Visual Reporting Points

VFR traffic shall use following reporting points:

NameAssociated landmarkPosition
DUNKYcity of Dunkerque510157N 0022225E
NEWPONewport Marina510800N 0024632E
GESPOintersection motorway E40 and road N33510934N 0025616E
BOSSYradar tower at motorway intersection E40-A10511137N 0030357E
BRESKvillage of Breskens512343N 0033319E
ALTERvillage of Aalter510509N 0032655E
TURUTcity of Torhout510358N 0030606E

If an aircraft does not succeed in landing within the 30 MIN normally allowed for approach and landing, it shall leave Oostende CTR and TMA on a track of 045° MAG below 1 650 FT QNH, and land at the first suitable aerodrome where the weather conditions permit visual approach and landing.

EBOS AD 2.23   Additional Information

1   ATIS

ATIS messages serving inbound and outbound traffic are broadcast H24 (see EBOS AD 2.18)

The messages contain following elements in the order as listed:

ItemATISStart of expression
Aerodrome nameOSTENDOostend...
Alphabetical designatorINFO (A till Z)Information ... (alfa - zulu)
Time of observationHHMM...
Type of approach to be expectedTYP APCHExpect vectoring ...
Runway in use for landingLDG RWYLanding runway …
Runway in use for take-offTKOF RWYTake-off runway…
Braking actionBA (TDZ)Braking action touchdown ...
MIDMid-point ...
ENDStop-end ...
Operational statusOPS STSOperational status ...
Surface wind, direction and speed
(including significant variations)
VisibilityVISVisibility ...
RVRRVR (RWY)Runway visual range on runway ...
TDZ / m... touchdown ... / ... metres...
MID / m... mid-point ... / ... metres ...
END / m... stop-end ... / ...metres ...
Present weatherWXPresent weather ...
Cloud baseBASECloud base ...
Air temperatureTTemperature ...
Dew point temperatureDPDew point ...
Altimeter settingQNHQNH ...
Transition levelTLTransition level ...
Recent weatherRERecent weather ...
Wind shearWSWind shear ...
Landing forecast TRENDTRENDTrend...

When rapidly changing weather conditions make it inadvisable to include a weather report in the ATIS broadcast, the weather data are omitted and replaced by the phrase “MET REPORT OMITTED DUE TO RAPID CHANGES”. The omitted data can be requested from ATC.

Pilots are requested to listen to the ATIS broadcast prior to the first contact with ATS. When establishing communication with the relevant ATS unit, the pilot shall acknowledge receipt of ATIS message with the phrase “INFORMATION ... [alphabetical designator] RECEIVED”. ATS will confirm the validity of the received alphabetical designator. If the designator has changed meanwhile, only the actually valid designator will be given.


Lightning procedure in progress will be announced by ATIS.

When lightning procedure is activated, some handling activities may be temporarily suspended.

EBOS AD 2.24  Charts Related to EBOS

AD 2.EBOS-ADC.01Aerodrome Chart - ICAO
AD 2.EBOS-ADC.02Aerodrome Chart - ICAO. Appendix 1: Runway Markings and Lighting Aids
AD 2.EBOS-ADC.03Aerodrome Chart - ICAO. Appendix 2: Hot Spots
AD 2.EBOS-APDC.01Aircraft Parking Docking Chart - ICAO
AD 2.EBOS-AOC.01Aerodrome Obstacle Chart. Type A (Operating Limitations)
AD 2.EBOS-AOC.02Aerodrome Obstacle Chart. Type B
AD 2.EBOS-PATC.01Precision Approach Terrain Chart - ICAO: RWY 08
AD 2.EBOS-PATC.02Precision Approach Terrain Chart - ICAO: RWY 26
AD 2.EBOS-STAR.01Standard Arrival Chart - Instrument - ICAO
AD 2.EBOS-SID.01Standard Departure Chart - Instrument - ICAO: RWY 08
AD 2.EBOS-SID.02Standard Departure Chart - Instrument - ICAO: RWY 26
AD 2.EBOS-IAC.01Instrument Approach Chart - ICAO: L RWY 08
AD 2.EBOS-IAC.02Instrument Approach Chart - ICAO: ILS or LOC RWY 26
AD 2.EBOS-IAC.03Instrument Approach Chart - ICAO: 2 NDB RWY 26
AD 2.EBOS-IAC.04Instrument Approach Chart - ICAO: ILS or LOC RWY 08
AD 2.EBOS-VAC.01Visual Approach Chart - ICAO