GEN 3.2  Aeronautical Charts

1   RESPONSIBLE SERVICE

The aeronautical charts are produced by AIM Belgium (see GEN 3.1, AIP Office).

The civil charts are prepared in accordance with the provisions contained in ICAO Annex 4. The military aeronautical charts are prepared in accordance with the provisions contained in ICAO Annex 4 or in accordance with the provisions of CENOR.

2   MAINTENANCE OF CHARTS

The aeronautical charts are kept up to date by AIP amendments. The BEMIL FLIP charts are kept up to date by replacement. If incorrect information detected on published charts is of operational significance, it is corrected by NOTAM.

3   PURCHASE ARRANGEMENTS

The civil charts and selected military charts are included in the AIP.

Military users can obtain the military charts listed in § 5.2 from their local AIS office. En-route charts “Airspace 4 500 FT / FL 195”, “Airspace FL 200 / UNL” and “Brussels FIR/UIR structure” are available on request at the AIS headquarters.

4   AERONAUTICAL CHART SERIES AVAILABLE

Aerodrome Chart - ICAO:
This chart contains detailed aerodrome data to provide flight crews with information that will facilitate the ground movement of aircraft from the aircraft stand to the runway and from the runway to the aircraft stand. It also provides essential operational information concerning the aerodrome.

Aerodrome Ground Movement Chart - ICAO:
This chart is produced for those aerodromes where, due to congestion of information, details necessary for the ground movement of aircraft along the taxiways to and from the aircraft stands and for the parking or docking of aircraft cannot be shown with sufficient clarity on the Aerodrome Chart - ICAO.

Aircraft Parking/Docking Chart - ICAO:
This chart is produced for those aerodromes where, due to the complexity of the terminal facilities, the information to facilitate the ground movement of aircraft between the taxiways and the aircraft stands and the parking or docking of aircraft cannot be shown with sufficient clarity on the Aerodrome Chart - ICAO or on the Aerodrome Ground Movement Chart - ICAO.

Aerodrome Obstacle Chart - ICAO - Type A (operating limitations):
This chart contains detailed information on obstacles in the take-off flight path areas of aerodromes. It is shown in plan and profile view. This obstacle information provides the data necessary to enable an operator to comply with the operating limitations as contained in ICAO Annex 6.

Aerodrome Obstacle Chart - ICAO - Type B:
This chart provides information to satisfy the following functions:

Precision Approach Terrain Chart - ICAO:
This chart provides detailed terrain profile information within a defined portion of the final approach so as to enable aircraft operating agencies to assess the effect of the terrain on decision height determination by the use of radio altimeters. It is produced for all precision approach runways CAT II and III.

En-route Chart - ICAO:
This chart is produced for the Brussels FIR/UIR. It provides the flight crew with information that will facilitate navigation along ATS routes in compliance with ATS procedures.

ATC Surveillance Minimum Altitude Chart - ICAO:
This chart provides information which will enable flight crews to monitor and cross-check altitudes assigned by a controller using an ATS surveillance system.

Standard Departure Chart - Instrument (SID) - ICAO:
This chart is produced whenever a SID has been established and provides the flight crew with information that will enable them to comply with the designated SID from the take-off phase to the en-route phase.

Standard Arrival Chart - Instrument (STAR) - ICAO:
This chart is produced whenever a STAR has been established and provides the flight crew with information that will enable them to comply with the designated STAR from the en-route phase to the approach phase.

Instrument Approach Chart - ICAO:
This chart is produced for all aerodromes used for civil aviation where instrument approach procedures have been established. A separate Instrument Approach Chart - ICAO is provided for each approach procedure. It provides the flight crew with information that will enable them to perform an approved instrument approach procedure to the runway of intended landing, including the missed approach procedure and, where applicable, associated holding patterns.

Visual Approach Chart - ICAO:
This chart provides the flight crew with information that will enable them to transit from the en-route/descent phase to the approach phase and to perform an approach by means of visual reference to the runway of intended landing.

5   LIST OF AERONAUTICAL CHARTS AVAILABLE

5.1   Aeronautical Charts Contained in the AIP
5.1.1   Aerodrome Charts - ICAO

See section AD 2.24 of relevant aerodromes/heliports.

5.1.2   Aerodrome Ground Movement Charts - ICAO

See section AD 2.24 of relevant aerodromes/heliports.

5.1.3   Aircraft Parking/Docking Charts - ICAO

See section AD 2.24 of relevant aerodromes/heliports.

5.1.4   Aerodrome Obstacle Charts (- ICAO) - Type A

See section AD 2.24 of relevant aerodromes/heliports.

5.1.5   Aerodrome Obstacle Charts - ICAO - Type B

See section AD 2.24 of relevant aerodromes/heliports.

5.1.6   ATC Surveillance Minimum Altitude Charts - ICAO

See section AD 2.24 of relevant aerodromes/heliports.

5.1.7   En-route Charts (- ICAO)

See ENR 6.

5.1.8   En-route Index Charts

See ENR 6.

5.1.9   Precision Approach Terrain Charts - ICAO

See section AD 2.24 of relevant aerodromes/heliports.

5.1.10   Standard Departure Charts - Instrument (SID) - ICAO

See section AD 2.24 of relevant aerodromes/heliports.

5.1.11   Standard Arrival Charts - Instrument (STAR) - ICAO

See section AD 2.24 of relevant aerodromes/heliports.

5.1.12   Instrument Approach Charts - ICAO

See section AD 2.24 of relevant aerodromes/heliports.

5.1.13   Visual Approach Charts - ICAO

See section AD 2.24 of relevant aerodromes/heliports.

5.2   BEMIL FLIP Charts

The Belgian Military Flight Information Publication booklets contain the military IFR and VFR flying procedures (BEMIL FLIP IFR and BEMIL FLIP VFR). These booklets are published as two volumes and are only available for Belgian military users.

5.2.1   Aerodrome Layout / Radar
  • EBBE
  • EBFS
  • EBBL
  • EBFN
  • EBLG
  • EBAW
  • EBBR
  • EBCI
  • EBOS
5.2.2   Aerodrome Ground Movement Charts
  • EBBE
  • EBFS
  • EBBL
  • EBFN
5.2.3   Instrument Departure Charts
  • EBBE
  • EBFS
  • EBBL
  • EBFN
5.2.4   Instrument Approach Charts
  • EBBE
  • EBFS
  • EBBL
  • EBFN
  • EBLG
  • EBAW
  • EBBR
  • EBCI
  • EBOS
5.2.5   Visual Approach and Departure Charts
  • EBBE
  • EBFS
  • EBBL
  • EBFN
  • EBLG
  • EBAW
  • EBBR
  • EBCI
  • EBOS

6   INDEX TO THE WORLD AERONAUTICAL CHART (WAC) - ICAO 1:1 000 000

The WAC is not available for Belgium or Luxembourg.

7   TOPOGRAPHICAL CHARTS

Various topographical charts for Belgium can be obtained from the National Geographical Institute:

Post:

IGN / NGI
Service de Vente / Verkoopdienst
Abbaye de la Cambre / Abdij ter Kameren 5
1050 Brussels
BELGIUM

TEL: +32 (0) 2 629 82 82

FAX: +32 (0) 2 629 82 83

URL: www.ign.be

Military users can obtain the “Low-Air” Chart from COMOPSAIR, their local AIS or Mission Planning Office.

8   CORRECTIONS TO CHARTS NOT CONTAINED IN THE AIP

NIL

9   MILITARY USE OF NAVIGATIONAL CHARTS

For low-level flights military jet pilots shall use the latest edition of the Low Flying Chart 2nd series (LFC) 1:500 000. Sheets 1, 2, 4 and 5 give coverage of Belgium.

NOTAM and the Chart Amendment Document - GERMANY (CHAD-GER) shall be consulted for latest updates to sheets 1 and 2. The AAFCE Chart Amendment Low Flying (CALF) bulletin and NOTAM shall be consulted for latest updates to sheets 4 and 5.

Other than jet pilots can use the Belgian produced “Low-Air” Chart 1:250 000 (M-534) or the Transit Flying Chart (Low level) 2nd series (TFC(L)) sheets NM 31-2, NM 31-3, NM 31-5, NM 31-6, NM 31-9, NM 31-12 and NM32-4.

The AAFCE Chart Amendment Low Flying (CALF) bulletin and NOTAM shall be consulted for latest updates to all sheets except for sheet NM 32-4 which is updated by the CHAD-GER.

For the “Low-Air” Chart 1:250 000 there is no update in between the yearly publication cycle. Pilots are to consult AIP and NOTAM for the changes to the aeronautical information.