ENR 5.2  Military Exercise and Training Areas and Air Defence Identification Zone

1   TEMPORARY RESERVED AREAS AND TEMPORARY SEGREGATED AREAS

In temporary reserved areas (TRA), military activities that are dangerous to other aircraft take place at specified times. Crossing restrictions apply to non-participating aircraft.

In temporary segregated areas (TSA), military activities that require the reservation of the airspace for the exclusive use take place at specified times. During their activation, these areas are not accessible to non-participating aircraft.

1.1   Areas

A cross-border area (CBA) is a TRA / TSA covering airspace of two or more adjacent states.

TRA NA - TRA NORTH ALPHA
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
512908N 0044913E - along the Belgian-Dutch border - 505000N 0053854E - 510057N 0051655E - 510251N 0045955E - 511835N 0043325E - 511807N 0043011E - 512049N 0042812E - 512908N 0044913E. (1)FL 195 / 4500 FT AMSL (2)Air exercises. Crossing clearance shall be requested in-flight from Semmerzake ATCC.HX (3)
(1) Brussels TMA Four excl.
(2) Upper limit FL 95 in area 505000N 0053854E - 505513N 0052827E - 510023N 0054559E - along the Belgian-Dutch border - 505000N 0053854E. Lower limit FL145 in area 511835N 0043325E - 511938N 0044052E - 505408N 0043217E, along arc 26 DME DUB, 511332N 0045955E - 510251N 0045955E - 511835N 0043325E.
(3) Activation can be checked pre-flight with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55) or Brussels FIC.
TRA NB - TRA NORTH BRAVO
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
511032N 0042037E - 512049N 0042812E - 512254N 0043326E - 512649N 0044320E - 512650N 0044925E - along the Belgian-Dutch border - 512651N 0050018E - 512651N 0050400E - 512603N 0050610E - 511857N 0052158E - 511654N 0052630E - along the Belgian-Dutch border - 510133N 0054629E - 505729N 0052350E - 505342N 0050316E - 505830N 0043650E - 511032N 0042037E.UNL / FL 195Air exercises. Crossing clearance shall be requested in-flight from Semmerzake ATCC. (1)HX (2)
(1) Airspace within the Amsterdam FIR is delegated for ATC provision to Semmerzake ATCC.
(2) Activation can be checked pre-flight with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55) or Brussels FIC.
TRA/TSA N1 - BRUSSELS AREA
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
512254N 0043326E - 511835N 0043325E - 510251N 0045955E - 510057N 0051655E - 505729N 0052350E - 505342N 0050316E - 505830N 0043650E - 511032N 0042037E - 512049N 0042812E - 512254N 0043326E.UNL / FL 195Aerobatic area. (1)HX (2)
(1) Permeable for OAT traffic after coordination with the area’s controlling agency and not permeable for GAT traffic.
(2) Activation can be checked pre-flight with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55) or Brussels FIC.
TRA/TSA N2 - BALEN AREA
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
511857N 0052158E - 512603N 0050610E - 512651N 0050400E - 512649N 0044320E - 512254N 0043326E - 511835N 0043325E - 510251N 0045955E - 510634N 0045955E - 511551N 0051647E - 511857N 0052158E.UNL / FL 95 (1)Aerobatic area. (2)HX (3)
(1) Subject to availability of Brussels TMA Four.
(2) Permeable for OAT traffic after coordination with the area’s controlling agency and not permeable for GAT traffic.
(3) Activation can be checked pre-flight with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55) or Brussels FIC.
TRA/TSA N3 - MEEUWEN AREA
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
511857N 0052158E - 511654N 0052630E - along the Belgian-Dutch border - 510133N 0054629E - 505729N 0052350E - 510057N 0051655E - 510251N 0045955E - 510634N 0045955E - 511551N 0051647E - 511857N 0052158E.UNL / FL 95 (1)Aerobatic area. (2)HX (3)
(1) Lower limit FL 110 during activation of EBR05A and FL 250 during activation of EBR05E.
(2) Airspace within the Amsterdam FIR is delegated for ATC provision to Semmerzake ATCC. Permeable for OAT traffic after coordination with the area’s controlling agency and not permeable for GAT traffic.
(3) Activation can be checked pre-flight with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55) or Brussels FIC.
TRA SA - TRA SOUTH ALPHA
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
503019N 0035834E - 503039N 0040151E - 504048N 0043801E - 503001N 0052456E - 502627N 0053920E - 500426N 0055210E - along the Belgian-Luxembourg border - 494738N 0054729E - 494106N 0053116E - 494038N 0051741E - along the Belgian-French border - 502101N 0040008E - 503019N 0035834E.FL 195 / 4500 FT AMSL (1)Air exercises. Crossing clearance shall be requested in-flight from Semmerzake ATCC.HX (2)
(1) Lower limit FL 100 above Brussels CTA South One and FL 60 above Liège TMA One. Upper limit FL 155 in area 494131N 0051633E - 494809N 0054507E - along the Belgian-Luxembourg border - 494738N 0054729E - 494106N 0053116E - 494038N 0051741E - along the Belgian-French border - 494131N 0051633E.
(2) Activation can be checked pre-flight with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55) or Brussels FIC.
TRA SB - TRA SOUTH BRAVO
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
494735N 0054237E - 494137N 0051624E - 494030N 0051133E - 494040N 0045055E - 494920N 0041830E - 495835N 0040853E - 500853N 0041028E - 503205N 0040655E - 503335N 0041212E - 503813N 0043620E - 503519N 0045040E - 500118N 0054241E - 494735N 0054237E.UNL / FL 195Air exercises. Crossing clearance shall be requested in-flight from Semmerzake ATCC.HX (1)
(1) Activation can be checked pre-flight with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55) or Brussels FIC.
TRA/TSA S1 - NAMUR AREA
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
503705N 0043024E - 503813N 0043620E - 503519N 0045040E - 501808N 0051710E - 501208N 0044021E - 503705N 0043024E.UNL / 4500 FT AMSL (1)Aerobatic area. Crossing clearance shall be requested in-flight from Semmerzake ATCC. (2)HX (3)
(1) Lower limit FL 100 above Brussels CTA South One. Above TRA23 first usable level FL 100.
(2) Permeable for OAT traffic after coordination with the area’s controlling agency and not permeable for GAT traffic.
(3) Activation can be checked pre-flight with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55) or Brussels FIC.
TRA/TSA S2 - BEAURAING AREA
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
501208N 0044021E - 501808N 0051710E - 500118N 0054241E - 495854N 0054241E -494927N 0044914E - 501208N 0044021E.UNL / 4500 FT AMSL (1)Aerobatic area. (2)HX (3)
(1) Lower limit FL 65 within CBA16B (see AIP France).
(2) Permeable for OAT traffic after coordination with the area’s controlling agency and not permeable for GAT traffic.
(3) Activation can be checked pre-flight with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55) or Brussels FIC.
TRA/TSA S3 - GIVET AREA
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
500703N 0041011E - 501208N 0044021E - 494927N 0044914E - 494604N 0043047E - 494920N 0041830E - 495835N 0040853E - 500703N 0041011E.UNL / 4500 FT AMSL (1)Aerobatic area. (2)HX (3)
(1) Lower limit FL 65 within CBA16B (see AIP France).
(2) GAT is allowed to cross TRA/TSA S3 on the route MATIX - MMD on a fixed FL. The traffic shall remain below FL 195. Permeable for OAT traffic after coordination with the area’s controlling agency and not permeable for GAT traffic.
(3) Activation can be checked pre-flight with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55) or Brussels FIC.
TRA/TSA S4 - CHARLEROI AREA
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
503205N 0040655E - 503335N 0041214E - 503705N 0043024E - 501208N 0044021E - 500703N 0041011E - 500853N 0041028E - 503205N 0040655E.UNL / 4500 FT AMSL (1)Aerobatic area. (2)HX (3)
(1) Lower limit FL 100 above Brussels CTA South One.
(2) Permeable for OAT traffic after coordination with the area’s controlling agency and not permeable for GAT traffic.
(3) Activation can be checked pre-flight with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55) or Brussels FIC.
TRA/TSA S5 - NEUFCHATEAU AREA
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
494604N 0043047E - 495854N 0054241E - 494735N 0054237E - 494137N 0051624E - 494030N 0051133E - 494040N 0045055E - 494604N 0043047E.UNL / 4500 FT AMSL (1)Aerobatic area. (2)HX (3)
(1) Lower limit FL 65 within CBA16B (see AIP France).
(2) Permeable for OAT traffic after coordination with the area’s controlling agency and not permeable for GAT traffic. GAT is allowed to cross TRA/TSA S5 on the route MATIX - MMD on a fixed FL. The traffic shall remain below FL 195.
(3) Activation can be checked pre-flight with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55) or Brussels FIC.
TRA/TSA S6 - DURBUY AREA
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
502536N 0050543E - 503001N 0052456E - 502627N 0053920E - 500426N 0055210E - along the Belgian-Luxembourg border - 500120N 0055102E - 500118N 0054241E - 502536N 0050543E.FL 165 / FL 55 (1)(2)Aerobatic area. (3)HX (4)
(1) Above TRA23 first usable level is FL 100.
(2) GAT traffic on SID departing from EBBR is passing over the area.
(3) Permeable for OAT traffic after coordination with the area’s controlling agency and not permeable for GAT traffic.
(4) Activation can be checked pre-flight with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55) or Brussels FIC.
TRA WA - TRA WEST ALPHA
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
510056N 0023429E - 510045N 0023740E - 505152N 0032551E - 505047N 0032649E - 503549N 0031628E - along the Belgian-French border - 510056N 0023429E.FL 195 / 4500 FT AMSLAir exercises. Crossing clearance shall be requested in-flight from Semmerzake ATCC.HX (1)
(1) Area will not be activated when CBA1C is active. Activation can be checked pre-flight with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55) or Brussels FIC.
TRA WB - TRA WEST BRAVO
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
510056N 0023429E - 510045N 0023740E - 505152N 0032551E - 505047N 0032649E - 503549N 0031628E - along the Belgian-French border - 510056N 0023429E.UNL / FL 195Air exercises. Crossing clearance shall be requested in-flight from Semmerzake ATCC.HX (1)
(1) Area will not be activated when CBA1C is active. Activation can be checked pre-flight with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55) or Brussels FIC.
TRA WC - TRA WEST CHARLIE
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
510056N 0023429E - 510045N 0023740E - 505152N 0032551E - 505047N 0032649E - 503549N 0031628E - along the Belgian-French border - 510056N 0023429E.FL 115 / 4500  FT AMSLAir exercises. Crossing clearance shall be requested in-flight from Semmerzake ATCC.HX (1)
(1) Area can be activated when CBA1C is active. Activation can be checked pre-flight with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55) or Brussels FIC.
TRA WD - TRA WEST DELTA
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
513036N 0020000E - 512804N 0022709E - 511622N 0031752E - 510825N 0033918E - 510047N 0033351E - 511037N 0024032E - 511243N 0020000E - 513036N 0020000E.UNL / FL 195Air exercises. Crossing clearance shall be requested in-flight from Semmerzake ATCC.HX (1)
(1) Activation can be checked pre-flight with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55) or Brussels FIC.
CBA1A - CROSS BORDER AREA ONE ALPHA
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
510310N 0014100E - 510056N 0023429E - 505035N 0023658E - 504343N 0030756E - 501342N 0023048E - 501342N 0022321E - 503855N 0014913E - 505417N 0012759E - 510000N 0012800E - 510310N 0014100E.UNL / FL 115Air exercises and unmanned remote controlled French State aircraft operations above French national territory.HX (1)
(1) Activation can be checked with Paris UAC or Reims UAC (see AIP France). Detailed schedule is communicated via AUP France.
CBA1B - CROSS BORDER AREA ONE BRAVO
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
504343N 0030756E - 504059N 0032002E - 503549N 0031628E - 501342N 0024856E - 501342N 0023048E - 504343N 0030756E.UNL / FL 225Air exercises and unmanned remote controlled French State aircraft operations above French national territory.HX (1)
(1) Activation can be checked with Paris UAC or Reims UAC (see AIP France). Detailed schedule is communicated via AUP France.
CBA1C - CROSS BORDER AREA ONE CHARLIE
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
510056N 0023429E - 510045N 0023740E - 505152N 0032551E - 505047N 0032649E - 504059N 0032002E - 505035N 0023658E - 510056N 0023429E.UNL / FL 115Air exercises.HX (1)
(1) Activation can be checked with Paris UAC or Reims UAC (see AIP France). Detailed schedule is communicated via AUP France.
TRA11 - URSEL
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
A circle, 5 NM radius, centred on 510840N 0032820E.4500 FT AMSL / GNDAir exercises. Prohibited to all military aircraft during periods of activity. (1) HX (2)
(1) Entry clearance has to be requested to Semmerzake ATCC.
(2) Announced by NOTAM. May be active MON to FRI (HOL excl), 0700 (0600)-SS. Not in JUL or AUG.
TRA/TSA13A - CHANNEL A (1)
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
512907N 0020500E - 512833N  0021630E - 512719N 0023000E - 511820N 0023000E - 511933N 0020500E - 512907N 0020500E.FL 105 / 4500 FT AMSL (2)Air exercises and UAV flights. (3) HX (4)
(1) Status of the area can be checked with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55).
(2) First usable level is 5 000 FT AMSL or FL 50 whichever is higher.
(3) Other traffic may be allowed inside the TSA for transit purposes. Flights in the TSA are subject to ATS provided by Semmerzake ATCC. During air exercises, prohibited to non-participating aircraft. At all times the standard radar separation minima must be maintained between the UAV and the other traffic, therefore the manned aircraft flying within this TSA must be under radar control.
(4) Announced by NOTAM. May be active MON to FRI (HOL excl).
TRA/TSA13B - CHANNEL B (1)
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
512719N 0023000E - 512521N 0025114E - 512114N 0024957E - an arc of circle, 12.8 NM radius, centred on 510839N 0024601E and traced counterclockwise to 511637N 0023000E - 512719N 0023000E.FL 105 / 4500 FT AMSL (2)Air exercises and UAV flights. (3) HX (4)
(1) Status of the area can be checked with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55).
(2) First usable level is 5 000 FT AMSL or FL 50 whichever is higher.
(3) Other traffic may be allowed inside the TSA for transit purposes. Flights in the TSA are subject to ATS provided by Semmerzake ATCC. During air exercises, prohibited to non-participating aircraft. At all times the standard radar separation minima must be maintained between the UAV and the other traffic, therefore the manned aircraft flying within this TSA must be under radar control.
(4) Announced by NOTAM. May be active MON to FRI (HOL excl).
TRA/TSA13C - CHANNEL C (1)
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
512521N 0025114E - 512309N 0031403E - 512009N 0031237E - 511946N 0031105E - 511905N 0030630E - 512114N 0024957E - 512521N 0025114E.FL 105 / 4500 FT AMSL (2)Air exercises and UAV flights. (3) HX (4)
(1) Status of the area can be checked with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55).
(2) First usable level is 5 000 FT AMSL or FL 50 whichever is higher.
(3) Other traffic may be allowed inside the TSA for transit purposes. Flights in the TSA are subject to ATS provided by Semmerzake ATCC. During air exercises, prohibited to non-participating aircraft. At all times the standard radar separation minima must be maintained between the UAV and the other traffic, therefore the manned aircraft flying within this TSA must be under radar control.
(4) Announced by NOTAM. May be active MON to FRI (HOL excl).
TRA14 - KOKSIJDE AREA (1)
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
512719N 0023000E - 512704N 0023246E - 512258N 0025030E - 511010N 0024630E - 510955N 0024539E - 511042N 0024029E - 511050N 0023815E - 511307N 0023000E - 512719N 0023000E.FL 245 / 2500 FT AMSL (2)Marshalling area for air exercises. Prohibited to non-participating aircraft.HX (3)
(1) Flights in the TRA are subject to ATS provided by Semmerzake ATCC.
(2) First usable level is 3 000 FT AMSL.
(3) Announced by NOTAM. May be active MON to FRI (HOL excl). Only active during exercises flown from DOB (Deployed Operating Base) Koksijde.
TRA/TSA15 - LO-RENINGE UAV AREA (1)
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
510056N 0023429E - 510045N 0023740E - 505641N 0030000E - 504548N 0030000E - along the Belgian-French border - 510056N 0023429E.FL 95 / 4500 FT AMSLAir exercises and UAV flights. During UAV activity, prohibited to all manned aircraft.(2)HX (3)
(1) Status of the area can be checked with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55).
(2) Other traffic may be allowed inside the TSA for transit purposes. At all times the standard radar separation minima must be maintained between the UAV and the other traffic, therefore the manned aircraft flying within this TSA must be under radar control.
(3) Announced by NOTAM. Area will only be activated when TRA WA is active. Activation can be checked pre-flight with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55).
TRA17 - AWACS AREA
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
505957N 0053955E - 505957N 0054601E - along the Belgian-Dutch border - 505246N 0053955E - 505957N 0053955E.3500 FT AMSL / 1500 FT AMSLProcedural airspace for AWACS IFR approach on ETNG RWY 09. Crossing clearance shall be obtained from Beek APP (see AIP the Netherlands).HX (1)
(1) Activation can be checked with Brussels FIC or Semmerzake ATCC.
TRA/TSA22 - BERTRIX-JEHONVILLE (1)
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
A circle, 5 NM radius, centred on 495333N 0051325E.4500 FT AMSL / GNDAir exercises and UAV flights. During UAV activity, prohibited to all manned aircraft. During air exercises, prohibited to non-participating aircraft.HX (2)
(1) Status of the area can be checked with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55).
(2) Announced by NOTAM. May be active MON to FRI (HOL excl), 0700 (0600)-SS. Not in JUL or AUG.
TRA23 - TIENEN AREA
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
502323N 0051322E - 502112N 0045247E - 502316N 0045220E - 502900N 0045106E - 503053N 0045743E - 503353N 0050818E - 503231N 0051326E - 502323N 0051322E.FL 90 / 4500 FT AMSLVMC training sector for EBBE based aircraft. Flights in this area shall maintain two-way radio contact with Semmerzake ATCC.HX (1)
(1) May be active during MIL OPR HR. Activation can be checked with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55).
TSA24 - ARDENNES 02
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
503705N 0043024E - 503813N 0043620E - 503519N 0045040E - 500118N 0054241E - 495854N 0054241E - 494927N 0044914E - 503705N 0043024E.UNL / FL 95 (1)High performance flights. (2)HX (3)
(1) First usable level is FL 100.
(2) Not permeable.
(3) Activation can be checked with Semmerzake ATCC.
TSA25A - ARDENNES 03A
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
495854N 0054241E - 500118N 0054241E - 501808N 0051710E - 500703N 0041011E - 495835N 0040853E - 494920N 0041830E - 494604N 0043047E - 495854N 0054241E.UNL / FL 95 (1)High performance flights. (2)HX (3)
(1) First usable level is FL 100.
(2) GAT is allowed to cross TSA25A on the route MATIX - MMD on a fixed FL. The traffic shall remain below FL 195. Not permeable. Transits from and to France via RSL01 will not be allowed during TSA25A ACT.
(3) Activation can be checked with Semmerzake ATCC.
TSA25B - ARDENNES 03B
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
494604N 0043047E - 495854N 0054241E - 494735N 0054237E - 494137N 0051624E - 494030N 0051133E - 494040N 0045055E - 494604N 0043047E.UNL / FL 95 (1)High performance flights. (2)HX (3)
(1) First usable level is FL 100.
(2) GAT is allowed to cross TSA 25B on the route MATIX - MMD on a fixed FL. The traffic shall remain below FL 195. Not permeable.
(3) Activation can be checked with Semmerzake ATCC.
TSA26A - ARDENNES 01
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
495854N 0054241E - 494735N 0054237E - 494137N 0051624E - 494030N 0051133E - 494040N 0045055E - 494920N 0041830E - 495835N 0040853E - 500853N 0041028E - 503205N 0040655E - 503335N 0041214E - 503813N 0043620E - 503519N 0045040E - 500118N 0054241E - 495854N 0054241E.UNL / FL 95 (1)High performance flights. (2)HX (3)
(1) First usable level is FL 100.
(2) GAT is allowed to cross TSA26A on the route MATIX - MMD on a fixed FL. The traffic shall remain below FL 195. Not permeable. Transits from and to France via RSL01, RSL09 and RSL10 will not be allowed during TSA26A ACT.Transits from and to Germany via DISKI (Southern Corridor) will not be allowed during TSA26A ACT.
(3) Announced by NOTAM. Activation can be checked with Semmerzake ATCC.
TSA26B - ARDENNES 04
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
495854N 0054241E - 494735N 0054237E - 494137N 0051624E - 494030N 0051133E - 494040N 0045055E - 494920N 0041830E - 495835N 0040853E - 500853N 0041028E - 503205N 0040655E - 503335N 0041214E - 503813N 0043620E - 503519N 0045040E - 500118N 0054241E - 495854N 0054241E. (1)FL 95 / 4500 FT AMSL (2)High performance flights. (3)HX (4)
(1) Flights within TSA26B shall stay clear of controlled airspace, prohibited areas, danger areas and conflicting TRA and TSA.
(2) Lower limit FL 65 within CBA16B (see AIP France).
(3) Area may be crossed by flights TKOF from EBFS and flights with ADES EBFS.
(4) Announced by NOTAM. Activation can be checked with Semmerzake ATCC.
TSA27A - LEGLISE
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
495854N 0054241E - 494735N 0054237E - 494137N 0051624E - along the Belgian-French border - 494957N 0045159E - 495854N 0054241E.FL 95 / 4500 FT AMSLUAV flights. Prohibited to all manned aircraft. (1)HX (2)
(1) Other traffic may be allowed inside the TSA for transit purposes. At all times the standard radar separation minima must be maintained between the UAV and the other traffic, therefore the manned aircraft flying within this TSA must be under radar control.
(2) Announced by NOTAM. Area will only be activated when TRA SA is active. Activation can be checked pre-flight with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55).
TSA27B - RONCHAMP
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
502125N 0051209E - 501416N 0052304E - 500613N 0053516E - 495734N 0053456E - 495313N 0051015E - 502125N 0051209E.FL 95 / 4500 FT AMSLUAV flights. Prohibited to all manned aircraft. (1)HX (2)
(1) Other traffic may be allowed inside the TSA for transit purposes. At all times the standard radar separation minima must be maintained between the UAV and the other traffic, therefore the manned aircraft flying within this TSA must be under radar control.
(2) Announced by NOTAM. Area will only be activated when TRA SA is active. Activation can be checked pre-flight with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55).
TSA27C - HOTTON
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
502125N 0051209E - 502441N 0052449E - 502236N 0053314E - 500618N 0054251E - 500613N 0053516E - 501416N 0052304E - 502125N 0051209E.FL 95 / 4500 FT AMSLUAV flights. Prohibited to all manned aircraft. (1)HX (2)
(1) Other traffic may be allowed inside the TSA for transit purposes. At all times the standard radar separation minima must be maintained between the UAV and the other traffic, therefore the manned aircraft flying within this TSA must be under radar control.
(2) Announced by NOTAM. Area will only be activated when TRA SA is active. Activation can be checked pre-flight with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55).
TSA27D - GEDINNE
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
502108N 0045210E - 502300N 0050943E -
502125N 0051209E - 495313N 0051015E -
494957N 0045200E - along the Belgian-French border - 500913N 0045232E - 501912N 0045235E -
502108N 0045210E.
FL 95 / 4500 FT AMSLUAV flights. Prohibited to all manned aircraft. (1)HX (2)
(1) Other traffic may be allowed inside the TSA for transit purposes. At all times the standard radar separation minima must be maintained between the UAV and the other traffic, therefore the manned aircraft flying within this TSA must be under radar control.
(2) Announced by NOTAM. Area will only be activated when TRA SA is active. Activation can be checked pre-flight with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55).
TSA27E - COUVIN
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
500206N 0040902E - 500545N 0044211E -
along the Belgian-French border -
500007N 0040903E - 50206N 0040902E
FL 95 / 4500 FT AMSLUAV flights. Prohibited to all manned aircraft. (1)HX (2)
(1) Other traffic may be allowed inside the TSA for transit purposes. At all times the standard radar separation minima must be maintained between the UAV and the other traffic, therefore the manned aircraft flying within this TSA must be under radar control.
(2) Announced by NOTAM. Area will only be activated when TRA SA is active. Activation can be checked pre-flight with Semmerzake ATCC (TEL +32 (0) 9 389 25 55).
TSA28A - ELSENBORN 02
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
503420N 0055956E - 503754N 0061308E - along the Belgian-German border - 502557N 0062234E - 502557N 0060648E - 503042N 0055956E - 503420N 0055956E.FL 105 / GND During UAV activity, prohibited to all manned aircraft. During air exercises, prohibited to non-participating aircraft. (1)(2)(3)HX (4)
(1) During CAS Air exercises, all aircraft (participating or transiting) shall obtain an additional entry clearance from the ALO “RINGO Range” on FREQ 241.700 (back up 281.575).
(2) Military aircraft transiting to or from Camp Elsenborn are allowed. Military pilots shall contact Semmerzake ATCC to verify the activity of the area and to obtain transit directives after coordination with the UAV operators.
(3) Other traffic may be allowed inside the TSA for transit purposes. At all times the standard radar separation minima must be maintained between the UAV and the other traffic, therefore the manned aircraft flying within this TSA must be under radar control.
(4) Announced by NOTAM. Activation can be checked with Semmerzake ATCC. This airspace could be activated simultaneously with EBR04, therefore UAV operators shall contact Elsenborn Sécurité des tirs, TEL + 32 (0) 80 44 21 25 and FREQ 138.975 MHZ to coordinate UAV operations with gunnery/destruction activities.
TSA28B - ELSENBORN 03
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
503042N 0055956E - 502557N 0060648E - 502557N 0062234E - along the Belgian-German border - 501011N 0060832E - 501324N 0060343E - 501955N 0055956E - 503042N 0055956E.FL 105 / GND During UAV activity, prohibited to all manned aircraft. During air exercises, prohibited to non-participating aircraft.(1)(2)(3)HX (4)
(1) During CAS Air exercises, all aircraft (participating or transiting) shall obtain an additional entry clearance from the ALO “RINGO Range” on FREQ 241.700 (back up 281.575).
(2) Military aircraft transiting to or from Camp Elsenborn are allowed. Military pilots shall contact Semmerzake ATCC to verify the activity of the area and to obtain transit directives after coordination with the UAV operators.
(3) Other traffic may be allowed inside the TSA for transit purposes. At all times the standard radar separation minima must be maintained between the UAV and the other traffic, therefore the manned aircraft flying within this TSA must be under radar control.
(4) Announced by NOTAM. Activation can be checked with Semmerzake ATCC. This airspace could be activated simultaneously with EBR04, therefore UAV operators shall contact Elsenborn Sécurité des tirs, TEL + 32 (0) 80 44 21 25 and FREQ 138.975 MHZ to coordinate UAV operations with gunnery/destruction activities.
TSA29A - ARDENNES 06
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
495835N 0040853E - 500338N 0040939E - 501425N 0043911E - 502231N 0045226E - 503001N 0052456E - 502627N 0053920E - 500426N 0055210E - along the Belgian-Luxembourg border - 500120N 0055102E - 500118N 0054241E - 494735N 0054237E - 494137N 0051624E - 494030N 0051133E - 494040N 0045055E - 494920N 0041830E - 495835N 0040853E. (1)FL 145 / 4500 FT AMSL (2)CSAR exercises.HX (3)
(1) Flights within TSA29A shall stay clear of controlled airspace, prohibited areas, danger areas and conflicting TRA and TSA.
(2) Lower limit FL 65 within CBA16B (see AIP France).
(3) Announced by NOTAM. May be active MON to FRI (HOL excl). Activation can be checked with Semmerzake ATCC.
TSA29B - ARDENNES 07
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
502627N 0053920E - 503042N 0055956E - 501955N 0055956E - 501324N 0060343E - 501011N 0060832E - along the Belgian-German border - 500748N 0060816E - along the Belgian-Luxembourg border - 500426N 0055210E - 502627N 0053920E.FL 95 / 4500 FT AMSL (1)CSAR exercises.HX (2)
(1) Upper limit may be lowered to FL 75 (see NOTAM).
(2) Announced by NOTAM. May be active MON to FRI (HOL excl). Activation can be checked with Semmerzake ATCC.
TSA29C - LUXEMBOURG
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
500748N 0060816E - along the German-Luxembourg border - 500118N 0060843E - 500120N 0055102E - along the Belgian-Luxembourg border - 500748N 0060816E.FL 95 / 2500 FT AMSL (1)CSAR exercises.HX (2)
(1) Upper limit may be lowered to FL 65 (see NOTAM).
(2) Announced by NOTAM. May be active MON to FRI (HOL excl). Activation can be checked with Semmerzake ATCC.
ELTSA01 - BRANDENBURG
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
A circle, 1 NM radius, centred on 495442N 0060907E.3500 FT AMSL / GNDUAV flights.HX (1)
(1) Activated by NOTAM
ELTSA02 - GRALINGEN SUD
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
A circle, 0.75 NM radius, centred on 495537N 0060621E.3500 FT AMSL / GNDUAV flights.HX (1)
(1) Activated by NOTAM
ELTSA03 - HOFFELT
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
A circle, 1 NM radius, centred on 500515N 0055444E.3500 FT AMSL / GNDUAV flights.HX (1)
(1) Activated by NOTAM
ELTSA04 - WEILER
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
A circle, 1 NM radius, centred on 500629N 0055747E.3500 FT AMSL / GNDUAV flights.HX (1)
(1) Activated by NOTAM
ELTSA05 - WEISWAMPACH
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
A circle, 1 NM radius, centred on 500804N 0060233E.3500 FT AMSL / GNDUAV flights.HX (1)
(1) Activated by NOTAM
1.2   Permeability of Areas

An area can be defined as either being “permeable” or “not permeable”.

Permeable means that an area can be transited by civil or military traffic while the area is occupied by booked traffic. These transits are subject to tactical co-ordination between the agency controlling the area and the agency (civil or military) controlling the transiting traffic. There will be a delegation of provision of ATS for parts of the affected area unless the controller responsible for the area decides to assume control of the transiting traffic. Temporary restrictions can be imposed on the booked traffic.

Not permeable means that the area cannot be transited by non booked traffic. However, an emergency stop of activities can always be ordered by the ATCC supervisor and/or CRC FA when air safety is endangered (aircraft in distress, weather phenomena or dangerous traffic situations).

1.3   Booking procedure (MIL only)
1.3.1   ARES

ARES (Airspace Reservation) means a defined volume of airspace temporarily reserved for exclusive or specific use by categories of users. ARES as defined above is generally used to facilitate the segregation of noncompatible air traffic, leaving the respective ATCO with the responsibility to ensure that prescribed minimum separation requirements towards the ARES boundary are maintained at all times by non participating air traffic.

Within an ARES aircraft can perform aerial manoeuvres at their own discretion and separation responsibility, after MARSA has been declared. Aircraft cleared to operate inside an ARES shall stay within its confines (maintaining a prescribed safety distance from the ARES boundary as nationally required) until cleared otherwise by the appropriate ATC unit. ARES is generally of a temporary nature and should be scheduled, activated and deactivated through the appropriate national or regional channels, using the respective Flexible Use of Airspace (FUA) arrangements.

Depending on the individual state, an ARES can be a TRA or TSA, which could be classified as an Airspace Restriction i.a.w. the respective ICAO classification.

1.3.2   Airspace Reservation
1.3.2.1   General

Belgian military users have access to LARA, and can book their airspace via this application. The AOLT or the point of contact indicated for the CAS exercise will make all airspace reservations for a CAS exercise using the LARA, or when no access to LARA, ask the Semmerzake ATCC supervisor to do it.

Foreign military users will send a fax to Semmerzake ATCC for airspace reservations or to CRC Glons for Tactical Air Ops and exercises requiring an ACU.

Airspace reservations that require a status of segregation will use the TSAXX, denomination of the area. Other reservations will use the TRAXX. The reason for a TSA booking instead of a TRA are:

  • Tactical Air Operations missions under control of an ACU;
  • CAS missions under control of a FAC/AOLT (Forward Area Controller/ Air Operations Liaison Team);
  • Airspace reservation for a UAV flights.

e.g. An airspace reservation for a Tactical Air Ops for the Balen and Meeuwen Area's will use the TSA N2 and TSA N3, and for a training mission under the control of Semmerzake ATCC using the same volume of airspace, will use TRA N2 and TRA N3.

1.3.2.2   Tactical Air Ops

CRC Glons is the responsible agency for planning tactical air exercise requiring ACU. This includes the processing of air-space requests, the airspace reservations, confirmations and cancellations with the airspace users and with the Semmerzake ATCC supervisor in accordance with the rules in the paragraphs hereafter.

1.3.2.2.1   Booking Procedures Applicable to:
  • TSA N1
  • TSA N2
  • TSA N3
  • TSA S1
  • TSA S2
  • TSA S3
  • TSA S4
  • TSA S5
  • TSA S6
  • TSA 24
  • TSA 25A/B
  • TSA 26A/B

The reservation of a TSA or a combination of TSA under the control of an ACU has to be made by THU of the preceding week, before 1000 (0900). In case this THU is a Belgian HOL, the reservation should be made on the last working day be-fore that THU, before 1000 (0900). All reservations shall be done via the Current Ops Weapons at CRC Glons. Every THU not later than 1100 (1000), CRC Glons will distribute the initial TSA planning for the next week and send a NOTAM proposal for TSA26 slots to Semmerzake ATCC NOF. After distribution of the weekly message, changes can be requested to the Current Ops Weapons Officer at CRC Glons, or in case of non availability to the Mission Supervisor (MS) / Fighter Allocator (FA) of CRC Glons who will request the approval of the Semmerzake ATCC supervisor.

Requests for the booking of several adjacent areas are allowed as long as a common base and top level of the whole area is booked. COMOPSAIR can allow deviations to this rule.

Requests for TSA made on the day of the planned mission (for TSA24, TSA25 A/B and TSA26 A/B after THU 1100 (1000) preceding week) will be treated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, The request has to be made at least 3 HR prior the start of the reservation (TSA26 until not later than 24 HR prior slot activation) to the Current Ops Weapons Officer at CRC Glons.

Foreign military users or civil users need the approval of COMOPSAIR. The request has to be forwarded 7 working days prior the execution of the flight (Except for foreign military users requesting TSA24, TSA25 A/B and TSA26 A), for these areas see procedures in § 1.3.2.3.

1.3.2.2.2   Additional Booking Procedures and Restrictions for TSA24, TSA25 and TSA26 (TRA South A/B)

Slots for TSA24, TSA25A/B and TSA26A/B can be booked in accordence with the slot times in § 1.3.2.2.3.

TSA24 may not be used in conjunction with TSA25.

TSA25A/B may not be used in conjunction with TSA24. TSA25B can only be booked together with TSA25A.

TSA26B can only be booked together with TSA26A.

TSA26A, in combination with TSA26B and EBD26 activity, is subject to approval of COMOPSAIR.

1.3.2.2.3   Slot Time

A TSA slot has a duration of 50 MIN and a 10 MIN buffer (accessible) exists between two slots. After 50 MIN exercise time, the join-up shall take place. During join-up the TSA remains segregated airspace controlled by CRC Glons unless otherwise agreed between Semmerzake ATCC and CRC Glons.

For two consecutive slots (different users): Slot X is 50 MIN of exercise, followed by join-up (controlled by CRC Glons), during which time the aircraft for Slot X+1 are not allowed to enter the TSA (unless approved by both Semmerzake ATCC and CRC Glons).

Only once a day, two consecutive TSA26 slots can be booked, except during night flight days, when a second pair of consecutive TSA26 slots can be booked during the night time frame. For two continuous TSA26 slots (both slots used for the same mission), a NOTAM can be requested to include the 10 MIN buffer between the slots as non accessible.

TSA 24 - 25A/B - 26 A/B
NrSlot Start Slot End Remarks
1.0800 (0700)0850 (0750)TSA26 not available due to GOSLY holding. A booked TSA26 will be automatically converted into a TSA25 A/B.
2.0900 (0800)0950 (0850)
3.1000 (0900)1050 (0950)
4.1100 (1000)1150 (1050)Limited to top FL 190 during GAT EAW on busy fridays.
5.1200 (1100)1250 (1150)Limited to top FL 190 during GAT EAW on busy fridays.
6.1300 (1200)1350 (1250)Limited to top FL 190 during GAT EAW on busy fridays.
7.1400 (1300)1450 (1350)Limited to top FL 190 during GAT EAW on busy fridays.
8.1500 (1400)1550 (1450)Limited to top FL 190 during GAT EAW on busy fridays.
9.1600 (1500)1650 (1550)Limited to top FL 190 during GAT EAW on busy fridays.
10.1700 (1600)1750 (1650)Limited to top FL 190 during GAT EAW on busy fridays.
11.1800 (1700)1850 (1750)Limited to top FL 190 during GAT EAW on busy fridays.
12.1900 (1800)1950 (1850)Limited to top FL 190 during GAT EAW on busy fridays.
13.2000 (1900)2050 (1950)Limited to top FL 190 during GAT EAW on busy fridays.
14.2100 (2000)2150 (2050)Limited to top FL 190 during GAT EAW on busy fridays.
15.2200 (2100)2250 (2150)Limited to top FL 190 during GAT EAW on busy fridays.
1.3.2.3   Other than Tactical Air Ops
1.3.2.3.1   Booking Procedures Applicable to:
  • TRA N1
  • TRA N2
  • TRA N3
  • TRA S1
  • TRA S2
  • TRA S3
  • TRA S4
  • TRA S5
  • TRA S6

The reservation request of a TRA or a combination of TRA shall preferably be made by THU of the preceding week, before 1000 (0900). In case this THU is a Belgian public HOL, the reservation should be made on the last working day before that THU, before 1000 (0900). All reservations have to be done via the Current Ops Weapons at CRC GLONS.

CRC shall make the initial de-confliction and insert the reservation requests in LARA before THU 1100 (1000). Requests made after Thursday 1100 (1000) are to be made via LARA by the flying units.

Planned exercises (ex calendar) and special approvals of COMOPSAIR (Waiver) are not subject to this procedure and are inserted directly in LARA by ATCC.

The request for D+1 or later shall include the priority ranking (see §13). At the end of DOF-1 the ATCC Supervisor will solve all equal priority requests for airspace that have not been solved by the users.

Requests for TRA made on the day of the planned mission will be treated on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis to the ATCC Supervisor. The request has to be made at least three hours prior the start of the reservation.

Foreign military users or civil users need the approval of COMOPSAIR. The request has to be forwarded 7 working days prior the execution of the flight adding the reason for the reservation request and if applicable a description of the priority request. The approval will be given with the priority not later than D-1 1700L by COMOPSAIR. Requests without priority can be booked with ATCC supervisor till H-3 and approval is only given after H-3.

The requests for one or more TRA will be forwarded to the Semmerzake ATCC Supervisor through LARA (back-up TEL or FAX). Requests for the booking of several adjacent areas are allowed as long as a common base and top level of the whole area is booked. COMOPSAIR can allow deviations to this rule.

1.3.2.3.2   Booking Procedures Applicable to:
  • TRA WA
  • TRA WB
  • TRA WC
  • TRA WD

TRA WA and TRA WB reservations can only be made when CBA 1 is not active.

The units shall forward their requests to the ATCC (ARAC) not later then DAY-2 before 1000 (0900).

Requests for TRA WA, TRA WB or TRA WC made on the day of the planned mission will be treated on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis to the ATCC Supervisor. The request has to be made at least three hours prior the start of the reservation.

Note: When UY873 is active, booking of TRA WB (FL 195-UNL) is only possible after approval of MUAC and Belgocontrol.

Foreign military users or civil users (air test, paradrop, photomissions, …) need the approval of COMOPSAIR. The request has to be forwarded 7 working days prior the execution of the flight.

Reservation request for TRA WD shall be forwarded to COMOPSAIR Airspace Control Ops at least 14 days in advance and can only be used after approval of COMOPSAIR Ops Division (A3).

1.3.2.3.3   Booking Procedure Applicable to EBR05

Slots are to be requested to 10W Tac Current Ops (national and international), before WED W-1 1100 (1000). Slots will be allocated, in accordance with the priority list of the Pampa Range orders.

Requests, later than WED W-1 1100 (1000), will be handled on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Info on additional airspace (EBR05D or EBR05E) has to be initiated, together with the initial demand.

1.3.2.4   Large Scale Exercises

All airspace reservations concerning large scale exercises shall be made at least one month in advance to COMOPSAIR Airspace Control Operations Current Ops Officer

TEL: +32 (0) 2 701 17 36

FAX: +32 (0) 2 701 72 66

Email: comopsair-a3-air-ctrl-ops@mil.be

1.3.3   Reservation specifications
1.3.3.1   TRA/TSA

TRA/TSA S4: Not available during GOSLY holding.

TRA/TSA13A/B/C: FPL with 'TSA UAV' shall be made available to Semmerzake ATCC and Brussels FIC 60 MIN before EOBT.

TRA14: FPL are to be made available to Semmerzake ATCC 60 MIN before EOBT.

TSA28A: Reservation of the airspace shall be requested to EBSZ NOF via S3 Camp Elsenborn TEL + 32 (0) 80 44 21 03.

TSA28B: Reservation of the airspace shall be requested to EBSZ NOF via S3 Camp Elsenborn TEL + 32 (0) 80 44 21 03.

TSA29A: The reservation request should be forwarded to COMOPSAIR Airspace Control Ops at least one month in advance.

TSA29B: The reservation request should be forwarded to COMOPSAIR Airspace Control Ops at least one month in advance to allow coordination with Brussels ACC, who decide on the top level. This airspace can only be activated together with TSA29A.

TSA29C: The reservation request should be forwarded to ELLX at least one month in advance, who decide on the top level. This airspace can only be activated together with TSA29A.

1.3.4   Airspace Regulations
1.3.4.1   TRA North A/B and South A/B

ATC will strive to avoid transits through active TRA areas. For details regarding the permeability of reserved airspace, see § 1.2. Depending the permeability of the area by non participating traffic, temporary limitations can be imposed upon the traffic using the affected area (e.g. Large scale exercise departures/recoveries).

Semmerzake ATCC will not accept more then three aircraft in a single TRA, and maximum four aircraft in two TRA.

1.3.4.2   TSA N1/N2/N3 and TSA S1/S2/S3/S4/S5/S6

ATC will strive to avoid transits through active TSA areas. For details regarding the permeability of reserved airspace, see § 1.2. Depending the permeability of the area by non participating traffic, temporary limitations can be imposed upon the traffic using the affected area.

1.3.5   Confirmation and cancellation
1.3.5.1   Tactical Air Ops

All bookings shall be confirmed by the military user at least three hours before the activation time of the slot, including the requested airspace and number of aircraft participating to CRC. When CRC Glons does not receive the confirmation, the reservation will automatically be cancelled. CRC Glons will check if all conditions for the reservation are met and confirm the reservation to the Semmerzake ATCC supervisor. If not all conditions are met, CRC Glons will adapt the reservation in coordination with the user, to make sure that all conditions are met before the airspace can be confirmed. Cancellation of missions (especially in TSA26, and TSA25B) shall be notified ASAP to CRC Glons in order to allow other airspace users to occupy the airspace. CRC Glons issues the NOTAM proposal to Semmerzake ATCC NOF for modification of the current TSA26 NOTAM.

1.3.5.2   Other than Tactical Air Ops except EBR05

All bookings shall be confirmed by the military user at least three hours before the activation time of the slot, including the requested airspace and number of aircraft participating to ATCC Supervisor. When Semmerzake ATCC does not receive the confirmation, the reservation will automatically be cancelled. ATCC Supervisor will check if all conditions for the reservation are met. If not all conditions are met, Semmerzake ATCC will adapt the reservation in coordination with the user, to make sure that all conditions are met before the airspace can be confirmed. Cancellation of missions (especially in TRA S5) shall be notified ASAP to ATCC Supervisor in order to allow other airspace users to occupy the airspace.

1.3.5.3   EBR05

Booking of EBR05 will be confirmed by the military user at least three hours prior activation time of the slot, including the requested airspace and number of aircraft participating directly to Pampa Range- Range Officer.

1.3.5.4   Changes to Reservations

Exceptionally, additional reservations for TSA-slots can be booked (TSA26 until not later than 24 hours prior slot activation, other TSAs until 3 hours prior activation) on a first come, first serve basis via the CRC Glons Current Operations weapons office.

1.3.6   Contact Information
1.3.6.1   CRC Glons Current Operations weapons office:

Contactinfo for booking

TEL: +32 (0) 4 289 32 16

FAX: +32 (0) 4 289 30 01

Email: CRC-CTL-OPS-CurOpsWps@mil.be

1.3.6.2   Master Controller assistant

Information about the TRA/TSA airspace regulations can be obtained via:

TEL: +32 (0) 4 289 32 11

1.3.6.3   Semmerzake ATCC

TEL: +32 (0) 9 389 25 55

FAX: +32 (0) 9 389 24 01

Email: atcc-atc-flops-secatm-datco@mil.be

1.3.6.4   COMOPSAIR Airspace Control Operations Current Ops Officer

TEL: +32 (0) 2 701 17 36

FAX: +32 (0) 2 701 72 66

Email: comopsair-a3-air-ctrl-ops@mil.be

1.3.6.5   10 W Tac Current Ops

TEL: +32 (0) 11 51 25 03 (CIV)

TEL: 9 26 71 25 03 (MIL)

FAX: +32 (0) 11 51 26 02 (CIV)

FAX: 9 26 71 26 02 (MIL)

Email: 10WTAC-VGP-CUR-OPS@mil.be

1.3.6.6   10 W Tac - Pampa Range Range Officer

TEL: +32 (0) 71 68 25 92 (CIV)

TEL: 9 26 71 25 92 (MIL)

Email: 10WTAC-VGP-CUR-WOC@mil.be

1.3.6.7   2 W Tac Current Ops

TEL: +32 (0) 71 68 25 02 (CIV)

TEL: 9 26 90 25 02 (MIL)

Email: 2wtac-gpv-currentopssqn-woc@mil.be

1.3.7   Priority Guidelines

See table 1.3.7.1 for general guidelines on priorities for airspace allocation.

Requests are only valid when they are received by the appropriate agency (see column d) within the delays (as stated in column c).

Requests on D-7 to D-1 are accepted according to the priority of the mission, as inserted by the user during the reservation in LARA (see table 5.7.2). Reservations on D can only book still available airspace, and are on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Booking confirmation can either:

  • accept an airspace slot as requested;

  • accept an airspace request with limitations (laterally, horizontally, timing, number of aircraft,…);

  • refuse the airspace slot request.

Airspace requests for flights not included in the LARA priority list (see table 5.7.2) such as civil glider competitions, civil photo missions, Geographical & Environmental Surveillance flights…) will obtain a case by case priority by COMOPSAIR.

The ATCC Supervisor can himself reserve “manoeuvring” airspace for holding, separating or sequencing aircraft whenever he expects high traffic density in a specific area (for instance when large formations are returning from abroad to land at a Belgian airfield). The ATCC Supervisor will in that case make the airspace unavailable to other users through LARA. Cancellations of already confirmed airspace to create manoeuvring airspace is only allowed when flight safety would otherwise be endangered. Airspace can also be made unavailable to accommodate GAT avoiding bad weather (thunderstorms).

Overlapping requests for aerobatic areas prior D will be solved using the priority list in LARA (see table 5.7.2).Airspace users should avoid to book airspace already requested by other users. If this occurs the ATCC Supervisor should contact the users and try to find a solution. If the users have different priority, the ATCC Supervisor shall approve the mission with the highest priority. If users with equal priority can not agree, the ATCC Supervisor will take the final decision

Operations within TSA26B will take priority over UAV operations within TSA27A/B/D/E if the TSA26B airspace reservation is made prior THU Week -1 1100 (1000). TSA27A/B/D/E airspace reservations will have priority over TSA26B airspace reservations made after THU Week -1 1100 (1000) until D -1. Reservations made on D will be treated on a ‘first-come first-served basis’.

1.3.7.1 Airspace Allocation Priorities
abcdef
PRIOType of Exercise
(Exercises for which specific airspace requests are made)
Airspace RequestsConfirmation
(acceptance or refusal)
Not later thenToNot later thenBy
0QRA (A and T) scrambles
1.1Exercise calendar airspace requirements10 working days priorATCCPreceding THU
1400 (1300)
ATCC
(LARA)
1.2Scheduled TSA24/25/26 and CBA1 slotsTHU of the preceding week 1000 (0900)CRCCRC
()
2.1Belgian Air Force COMAO departures and recoveriesPreceding day
1500 (1400)
ATCCPreceding day
1600 (1500)
ATCC
(LARA)
2.2Military paradrops10 working days prior
3.1Exercises requesting one or more aerobatic areas (or portions thereof).Preferably on D-1 at the latest (will soon be at least three hours prior execution)ATCC
(LARA)
If possible, one hour after last landing D-1ATCC
(LARA)
3.2Foreign military users or civil users requesting TRA/TSAN1-N3 and S1-S6.7 working daysCOMOPSAIRPreceding day
1600 (1500)
COMOPSAIR
4.1Military opportunity traffic requesting airspace before TKOF.30 MIN prior TKOF (will soon be at least three hours prior execution)ATCC
(LARA)
ASAPATCC
(LARA)
4.2Civil traffic requesting airspace before TKOF.
5Military opportunity traffic in flightIn flightIn flightR/T
1.3.7.2 Airspace Reservation Priorities
1Airspace Management(ATC)
5COMOPSAIR Waiver(ATC)
11Exercise Calendar Ex(ATC and Air Defence)
14Syllabus TRA N1 W(ATC)
16TSA and CBA1 slot for L16 COMAO(Air Defence)
17TSA and CBA1 slot for OCU F-16(Air Defence)
18TSA and CBA1 slot for other Belgian aircraft(Air Defence)
19TSA and CBA1 slot for foreign aircraft(Air Defence)
20Belgian Air Force COMAO(ATC and Air Defence)
22Military Paradrop(ATC)
30FCF/Calibration TRA S(ATC)
31Navaid Calibration(ATC)
32Syllabus Flight 1 W(ATC and Air Defence)
33Syllabus Flight OCU(ATC and Air Defence)
34Qualification Training(ATC and Air Defence)
35Continuity Training(ATC and Air Defence)
36Visiting Aircrew(ATC and Air Defence)
41Opportunity Traffic(ATC and Air Defence)

2   HELICOPTER TRAINING AREAS

Within helicopter training areas (HTA), military helicopters operate at very low altitude. Other airspace users should keep a sharp look-out when crossing.

2.1   Areas
HTA01 - ARDENNES 01
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
502231N 0045226E - 502723N 0051325E - 503001N 0052456E - 502845N 0053003E - 502846N 0053517E - 501008N 0051653E - 500954N 0045424E - 501320N 0045527E - 501918N 0045328E - 502231N 0045226E.250 FT AGL / GNDLow level flights.MON to FRI (HOL excl), 0700-2300 (0600-2200)(1)
(1) Activated by NOTAM
HTA02 - ARDENNES 02
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
502846N 0053517E - 502846N 0054240E - 502237N 0055236E - 501030N 0055833E - along the Belgian-Luxembourg border - 495959N 0054917E - 500000N 0054318E - 501059N 0053428E - 501008N 0051653E - 502846N 0053517E.250 FT AGL / GNDLow level flights.MON to FRI (HOL excl), 0700-2300 (0600-2200)(1)
(1) Activated by NOTAM
HTA03 - ARDENNES 03
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
502237N 0055236E - 502534N 0060141E - 502542N 0062226E - along the Belgian-German border - 500748N 0060816E - along the Belgian-Luxembourg border - 501030N 0055833E - 502237N 0055236E.250 FT AGL / GNDLow level flights.MON to FRI (HOL excl), 0700-2300 (0600-2200)(1)
(1) Activated by NOTAM
HTA04 - ARDENNES 04
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
500954N 0045424E - 501008N 0051653E - 495442N 0052348E - 494714N 0050434E - 495410N 0045336E - 500954N 0045424E. (1)250 FT AGL / GNDLow level flights.MON to FRI (HOL excl), 0700-2300 (0600-2200)(2)
(1) TRA/TSA22 excl when active.
(2) Activated by NOTAM
HTA05 - ARDENNES 05
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
501008N 0051653E - 501059N 0053428E - 500000N 0054318E - 495442N 0052348E - 501008N 0051653E.250 FT AGL / GNDLow level flights.MON to FRI (HOL excl), 0700-2300 (0600-2200)(1)
(1) Activated by NOTAM
HTA06 - ARDENNES 06
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
494714N 0050434E - 495442N 0052348E - 493826N 0053833E - 493514N 0053041E - 494520N 0051208E - 494714N 0050434E. (1)250 FT AGL / GNDLow level flights.MON to FRI (HOL excl), 0700-2300 (0600-2200)(2)
(1) TRA/TSA22 excl when active.
(2) Activated by NOTAM
HTA07 - ARDENNES 07
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
495442N 0052348E - 500000N 0054318E - 495117N 0054157E - 494211N 0054751E - 493826N 0053833E - 495442N 0052348E.250 FT AGL / GNDLow level flights.MON to FRI (HOL excl), 0700-2300 (0600-2200)(1)
(1) Activated by NOTAM
HTA08
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
504019N 0052810E - 503248N 0045302E - 503457N 0044956E - 503941N 0044955E - 504825N 0045554E - 504737N 0050535E -504753N 0050935E - 504019N 0052810E. (1)500 FT AGL / GNDLow level flights.HX (2)
(1) EBR63 and EBR64 excl.
(2) Activated by NOTAM. May be activated MON to FRI (HOL excl), 0700-2300 (0600-2200).
HTA10 - COASTAL HELICOPTER TRAINING AREA(1)
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
503147N 0032913E - along the Belgian-French border - 510521N 0023244E - along the coastline - 512223N 0032147E - along the Belgian-Dutch border - 511257N 0035731E - 510314N 0032818E - 505334N 0032421E - 504028N 0034236E - 503147N 0032913E.2000 FT AMSL / GND (2)Training area for helicopters.HX(3)
(1) Helicopter flights conducted within Oostende TMA shall be coordinated with Oostende APP. Helicopter flights inbound from non-controlled airspace will call 10 MIN before reaching Oostende TMA for instructions and clearance.
(2) Upper limit 1 000 FT AMSL below Lille TMA 2.1. Lowest usable level is 500 FT AGL unless permission or instructions from Comopsair Airspace Control Ops.
(3) Activated by NOTAM.
HTA12
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
504019N 0052810E - 504753N 0050935E - 504737N 0050535E - 504825N 0045554E - 505838N 0044857E - 505636N 0050154E - 510000N 0051331E - 505533N 0051951E - 505150N 0052933E - 504024N 0053143E - 504019N 0052810E. (1)250 FT AGL / GND Low level flights.HX (2)
(1) EBR61, EBR62 and EBR64 excl.
(2) Activated by NOTAM. May be activated in VMC from MON to FRI (HOL excl), 0700-2300 (0600-2200).
HTA13
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
505838N 0044857E - 510739N 0043504E -511005N 0044746E - 510452N 0051259E - 510000N 0051331E - 505636N 0050154E -505838N 0044857E.250 FT AGL / GNDLow level flights.HX (1)
(1) Activated by NOTAM. May be activated in VMC from MON to FRI (HOL excl), 0700-2300 (0600-2200).
HTA14
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
511005N 0044746E - 511606N 0043737E -512507N 0044610E - along the Belgian-Dutch border - 511743N 0053055E - 510810N 0051238E - 510452N 0051259E - 511005N 0044746E.250 FT AGL / GND(1) Low level flights.HX (1)
(1) Activated by NOTAM. May be activated in VMC from MON to FRI (HOL excl), 0700-2300 (0600-2200).
2.2   Booking Procedures (MIL only)

The HTA will be booked according to the Air Traffic Management Instruction 3 Annex J through LARA or via Semmerzake ATCC (TEL: +32 (0)9 389 25 55).

COMOPSAIR may grant authorisation for operations with foreign helicopters. Requests shall be made by FAX/mail to the Military Aviation Authority (see GEN 1.1, § 1.1.2) at least 10 working days in advance.

Priority will be given to 1 W Operations.

2.2.1   Accessibility

The HTA are only accessible for operations involving Belgian military helicopters. However, COMOPSAIR may grant authorisation for operations with foreign helicopters.

The HTA are not accessible for foreign helicopters from 01 JUL until 31 AUG.

2.2.2   Subdivision of the HTA Ardennes

In order to ease reservation, four grouped areas are defined within the HTA Ardennes:

  • HTA Ardennes West: HTA01 + HTA04 + HTA06
  • HTA Ardennes East: HTA02 + HTA03 + HTA05 + HTA07
  • HTA Ardennes North: HTA01 + HTA02 + HTA03
  • HTA Ardennes South: HTA04 + HTA05 + HTA06 + HTA07
2.2.3   Maximum Authorised Occupation of the HTA Ardennes

Complete HTA Ardennes: eight helicopters operating together as one talking unit.

When using three or four areas or one grouped area: four helicopters working individually (four talking units).

3   LOW FLYING AREAS

3.1   Areas

Within the military low flying areas (LFA), jet aircraft operate at very low altitude. Other airspace users should keep a sharp look-out when crossing.

LFA01 - ARDENNES 01
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
502231N 0045226E - 502723N 0051325E - 503001N 0052456E - 502845N 0053003E - 502846N 0053517E - 501008N 0051653E - 500954N 0045424E - 501320N 0045527E - 501918N 0045328E - 502231N 0045226E.500 FT AGL /250 FT AGLLow level flights.HX(1)
(1) Activated by NOTAM. Can be activated MON to FRI (HOL excl), 0730-1100 (0630-1000) and 1230-1600 (1130-1500). No activation from 01 JUN till 15 SEP and during high intensity use of HTA Ardennes.
LFA02 - ARDENNES 02
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
502846N 0053517E - 502846N 0054240E - 502237N 0055236E - 501030N 0055833E - along the Belgian-Luxembourg border - 495959N 0054917E - 500000N 0054318E - 501059N 0053428E - 501008N 0051653E - 502846N 0053517E.500 FT AGL / 250 FT AGLLow level flights.HX(1)
(1) Activated by NOTAM. Can be activated MON to FRI (HOL excl), 0730-1100 (0630-1000) and 1230-1600 (1130-1500). No activation from 01 JUN till 15 SEP and during high intensity use of HTA Ardennes.
LFA03 - ARDENNES 03
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
502237N 0055236E - 502534N 0060141E - 502542N 0062226E - along the Belgian-German border - 500748N 0060816E - along the Belgian-Luxembourg border - 501030N 0055833E - 502237N 0055236E.500 FT AGL / 250 FT AGLLow level flights.HX(1)
(1) Activated by NOTAM. Can be activated MON to FRI (HOL excl), 0730-1100 (0630-1000) and 1230-1600 (1130-1500). No activation from 01 JUN till 15 SEP and during high intensity use of HTA Ardennes.
LFA04 - ARDENNES 04
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
500954N 0045424E - 501008N 0051653E - 495442N 0052348E - 494714N 0050434E - 495410N 0045336E - 500954N 0045424E. (1)500 FT AGL / 250 FT AGLLow level flights.HX(2)
(1) TRA/TSA22 excl when active.
(2) Activated by NOTAM. Can be activated MON to FRI (HOL excl), 0730-1100 (0630-1000) and 1230-1600 (1130-1500). No activation from 01 JUN till 15 SEP and during high intensity use of HTA Ardennes.
LFA05 - ARDENNES 05
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
501008N 0051653E - 501059N 0053428E - 500000N 0054318E - 495442N 0052348E - 501008N 0051653E.500 FT AGL / 250 FT AGLLow level flights.HX(1)
(1) Activated by NOTAM. Can be activated MON to FRI (HOL excl), 0730-1100 (0630-1000) and 1230-1600 (1130-1500). No activation from 01 JUN till 15 SEP and during high intensity use of HTA Ardennes.
LFA06 - ARDENNES 06
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
494714N 0050434E - 495442N 0052348E - 493826N 0053833E - 493514N 0053041E - 494520N 0051208E - 494714N 0050434E. (1)500 FT AGL/ 250 FT AGLLow level flights.HX(2)
(1) TRA/TSA22 excl when active.
(2) Activated by NOTAM. Can be activated MON to FRI (HOL excl), 0730-1100 (0630-1000) and 1230-1600 (1130-1500). No activation from 01 JUN till 15 SEP and during high intensity use of HTA Ardennes.
LFA07 - ARDENNES 07
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
495442N 0052348E - 500000N 0054318E - 495117N 0054157E - 494211N 0054751E - 493826N 0053833E - 495442N 0052348E.500 FT AGL / 250 FT AGLLow level flights.HX(1)
(1) Activated by NOTAM. Can be activated MON to FRI (HOL excl), 0730-1100 (0630-1000) and 1230-1600 (1130-1500). No activation from 01 JUN till 15 SEP and during high intensity use of HTA Ardennes.
LFA11 - KOKSIJDE TRAINING AREA
Lateral limitsVertical limitsType of restriction / nature of hazardTime of activity
510521N 0023244E - 510700N 0020000E - 513000N 0020000E - 512223N 0032147E - along the coastline - 510521N 0023244E.500 FT AMSL / 10 FT AMSLTraining area for helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. (1)HX (2)
(1) Can be activated for rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft at the same time.
(2) Activated by NOTAM.
3.2   Booking procedures (MIL only)

The LFA will be booked according to the Air Traffic Management Instruction 3 Annex J through LARA or via Semmerzake ATCC (TEL: +32 (0)9 389 25 55).

COMOPSAIR may grant authorisation for operations with foreign fixed wing aircraft or helicopters (in LFA11). Requests shall be made by FAX/mail to the Military Aviation Authority (see GEN 1.1, § 1.1.2) at least 10 working days in advance.

3.2.1   Accessibility

The LFA are only accessible for operations involving Belgian Air Force fixed wing aircraft or helicopters (in LFA11). However, COMOPSAIR may grant authorisation for operations with foreign fixed wing aircraft or helicopters (in LFA11).

3.2.2   Subdivision of the LFA Ardennes

In order to ease reservation, four grouped areas are defined within the LFA Ardennes:

  • LFA Ardennes West: LFA01 + LFA04 + LFA06
  • LFA Ardennes East: LFA02 + LFA03 + LFA05 + LFA07
  • LFA Ardennes North: LFA01 + LFA02 + LFA03
  • LFA Ardennes South: LFA04 + LFA05 + LFA06 + LFA07
3.2.3   Maximum Authorised Occupation of the LFA Ardennes

Complete LFA Ardennes: 4 formations of 4 aircraft or 3 C-130 aircraft.

When using three or four areas or one grouped area: 2 formations of 4 aircraft or 2 C-130 aircraft.

3.3   Areas to be avoided in the LFA Ardennes (MIL only)

In addition to the areas situated within the LFA Ardennes specified in ENR 5.1 and ENR 5.2, following areas shall be avoided:

Below 2 000 FT AGL - 1 NM radius
Arlon494100N0054900E
Barvaux / Durbuy502100N 0052845E
Bastogne500000N0054300E
Beauraing500630N0045800E
Bertrix495115N0051515E
Bouillon494800N0050400E
Ciney501800N0050600E
Florenville494200N0051800E
Habay-la-Neuve494400N0053900E
Han-sur-Lesse500700N0051200E
Houffalize500800N0054725E
La Roche501100N0053500E
Malmedy502530N0060200E
Marche-en-Famenne501330N0052100E
Neufchâteau495100N0052600E
Rochefort500930N0051320E
Stavelot502330N 0055600E
Sankt-Vith501700N0060700E
Vielsalm501730N0055500E
Below 2 000 FT AGL - 2 NM radius
Dinant501445N0045450E
Saint-Hubert500140N 0052230E
3.4   Limitations of Simulated Attacks (MIL only)

It is forbidden to simulate attacks on, even temporary, populated locations or on helicopter operating in the HTA.

4   AIR DEFENCE IDENTIFICATION ZONE

NIL