GEN 3.3  Air Traffic Services

1   RESPONSIBLE SERVICES

1.1   Civil

Belgocontrol, ANA and Eurocontrol are the responsible authorities for the provision of air traffic services within the area indicated under § 2 below.

The services are provided in accordance with the provisions contained in the following ICAO documents:

  • ICAO Annex 2. Rules of the Air
  • ICAO Annex 11. Air Traffic Services
  • ICAO Doc 4444. Procedures for Air Navigation Services - Air Traffic Management (PANS-ATM)
  • ICAO Doc 7030. Regional Supplementary Procedures
  • ICAO Doc 8168. Aircraft Operations (PANS-OPS)

Differences to these provisions are detailed in section GEN 1.7.

1.1.1   Belgocontrol
Post:

Belgocontrol
Directorate-General Operations
Tervuursesteenweg 303
1820 Steenokkerzeel
BELGIUM

TEL: +32 (0) 2 206 23 20

FAX: +32 (0) 2 206 22 21

AFS: EBVAZGZX

Email: info@belgocontrol.be

URL: www.belgocontrol.be

1.1.2   ANA
Post:

Administration de la navigation aérienne
ATC Department
BP 273
L-2012 Luxembourg
LUXEMBOURG

TEL: +352 47 98 24 00 1

FAX: +352 47 98 24 09 3

AFS: ELLXZTZX

Email: info.dir@aeroport.public.lu

URL: www.ana.public.lu

1.1.3   Eurocontrol
Post:

Eurocontrol
Maastricht UAC
Horsterweg 11
6199 AC Maastricht Airport
THE NETHERLANDS

TEL: +31 (0) 43 366 12 34

FAX: +31 (0) 43 366 13 00

AFS: EDYYZQZX

Email: masuac.info@eurocontrol.int

URL: www.eurocontrol.int/muac

1.2   Military

Within Belgian Defence, Comopsair is the responsible authority for the provision of air traffic services to OAT (see ENR 1.1) within the area indicated under § 2.2 below.

Post:

Defence
Air Component - COMOPSAIR
Airspace Control Ops (A 3.2)
Kwartier Koningin Elisabeth
Bldg 1
Eversestraat / Rue d’Evere 1
1140 Brussels
BELGIUM

TEL: +32 (0) 2 441 66 42

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

2   AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY

2.1   Civil
2.1.1   Belgocontrol

Belgocontrol is responsible for the provision of air traffic services within the Brussels FIR/UIR up to and including FL 245, with the exception of the airspace within which air traffic services are provided by ANA.

In some cases, delegated air traffic services are provided in airspace belonging to the Amsterdam, Langen and Paris FIR and the France UIR. Details of such services are provided in section ENR 2.2.

2.1.2   ANA

ANA is responsible for the provision of air traffic services within the territory of Luxembourg up to the upper limits of Luxembourg TMA One A and Luxembourg TMA One B.

In some cases, delegated air traffic services are provided in airspace of Belgium and in airspace belonging to the Langen, Reims and Paris FIR. Details of such services are provided in section ENR 2.2.

2.1.3   Eurocontrol

Eurocontrol Maastricht UAC is responsible for the provision of air traffic services within the Brussels UIR above FL 245.

2.2   Military

Belgian Defence is responsible for the provision of air traffic services to OAT within the Brussels FIR/UIR.

In some cases, delegated air traffic services are provided in airspace belonging to the Amsterdam FIR, Paris FIR and France UIR. Details of such services are provided in section ENR 2.2.

3   TYPES OF SERVICES

3.1   Civil

The following types of services are provided:

  • Flight Information Service (FIS) and Alerting Service (ALRS);
  • Area Control (ACC);
  • Approach Control (APP).

The following types of services are provided at aerodromes:

  • Aerodrome Control (TWR);
  • Aerodrome Flight Information Service (AFIS);
  • Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS);
  • Alerting Service (ALRS);
  • ATS Reporting Office (ARO).

At certain aerodromes basic information may be provided, consisting of advice and information useful for the safe and efficient conduct of flights while not subject to an air traffic service. Basic information shall not be considered to be equivalent to FIS. It may include:

  • MET conditions;
  • changes in the serviceability of facilities;
  • AD conditions;
  • general airspace activity;
  • any other information likely to affect safety.
3.2   Military

When providing a radar service, controllers will, immediately after having identified the aircraft, notify pilots of the service they are provided with. Depending on the traffic situation, controllers may change the type of service. They will notify pilots of this. Pilots are to note that they are not in receipt of a radar service, until they are formally identified and notified of the type of service.

The following types of services are provided:

3.2.1   Radar Control (RC)

Radar control is an air traffic control radar service in which pilots are given mandatory instructions to enable the prescribed separation minima from other traffic to be maintained. These instructions will generally be associated with information on the conflicting traffic. No changes of heading or level are to be made without prior approval of the controller. The provision of RC will normally be restricted to flights within controlled airspace.

3.2.2   TRA Service (TRAS)

TRA Service is an air traffic control radar service in which pilots are given mandatory instructions in order to:

  • Keep participating traffic (VFR and IFR) inside the published limits of its assigned reserved area;
  • Enable the prescribed separation minima from other traffic to be maintained.

IFR traffic will be separated from VFR traffic and vice versa using the radar separation minima.

VFR traffic will be given traffic info towards other VFR traffic and traffic avoidance on request.

Responsibility for separation between participating aircraft inside the TRA lies with the pilots. 'Participating aircraft' are those flights for which a specific area has been booked for simultaneous use.

3.2.3   Radar Information Service (RIS)

Radar Information Service is an air traffic radar service provided to VFR flights, which assists pilots in their navigation.

In class C airspace, the VFR traffic will be informed of bearing, distance and, if available, level of any conflicting VFR traffic or obstacle known to the controller. Traffic avoidance advice will be provided on request. The pilot is responsible for maintaining the prescribed separation.

The controller has the authority to change the RIS into radar control to enable the prescribed separation minima to be maintained (VFR to IFR).

In Class G airspace, the VFR traffic will be informed of bearing, distance and, if available, level of any conflicting VFR traffic or obstacle known to the controller. The pilot is responsible for maintaining the prescribed separation whether the controller has called the conflicting traffic or obstacle or not.

3.2.4   Flight Information Service (FIS)

Flight Information Service is an air traffic service provided for the purpose of giving information for the safe and efficient conduct of flights.

3.2.5   Aerodrome Control Service

Aerodrome control service is an air traffic control service that shall issue, with or without the use of radar, information, clearances and instructions for sequencing to aircraft to achieve a safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic on and in the vicinity of an aerodrome (pilots flying VFR are responsible for separation).

4   CO-ORDINATION BETWEEN THE OPERATOR AND ATS

Co-ordination between the operator and ATS is effected in accordance with ICAO Annex 11, chapter 2 and ICAO Doc 4444, chapter 8. For operational reasons, Belgian Defence may use non ICAO compliant procedures.

5   MINIMUM FLIGHT ALTITUDE

No ATS route within the Brussels FIR has a lower limit falling below the minimum flight altitude as determined in accordance with ICAO Doc 8168, Volume I, Part I, Section 5, § 1.4 and ICAO Doc 8168, Volume II, Part II, Section 3, § 1.3 and § 1.5. Minimum flight altitudes are therefore not published.

6   ATS UNITS ADDRESS LIST

6.1   Belgocontrol
ATS unitPostal addressTEL and FAX NRAFS address
ANTWERPEN TWRBelgocontrol
Luchthaven Antwerpen/Deurne
O/ATS/AW
2100 Deurne
BELGIUM

TEL: +32 (0) 3 285 69 08

TEL: +32 (0) 3 285 69 09

FAX: +32 (0) 3 281 29 84

EBAWZTZX
BRUSSELS ACC/APP/FISBelgocontrol
CANAC
Tervuursesteenweg 303
1820 Steenokkerzeel
BELGIUM

TEL: +32 (0) 2 206 27 00

FAX: +32 (0) 2 206 27 09

EBBUZGZX
BRUSSELS TWRBelgocontrol
Control Tower
Tervuursesteenweg 303
1820 Steenokkerzeel
BELGIUM

TEL: +32 (0) 2 206 25 10

FAX: +32 (0) 2 206 25 09

EBBRZTZX
BRUSSELS AROBelgocontrol
Control Tower
Tervuursesteenweg 303
1820 Steenokkerzeel
BELGIUM

TEL: +32 (0) 2 206 25 30

TEL: +32 (0) 2 206 25 31

FAX: +32 (0) 2 206 25 29

EBBRZPZX
CHARLEROI TWR/APPBelgocontrol
Aéroport de Charleroi/Brussels South
O/ATS/CI
6041 Gosselies
BELGIUM

TEL: +32 (0) 71 25 12 13

FAX: +32 (0) 71 37 32 80

EBCIZTZX
LIÈGE APPBelgocontrol
Aéroport civil de Liège
O/ATS/LG
4460 Grâce-Hollogne
BELGIUM

TEL: +32 (0) 4 234 84 23

FAX: +32 (0) 4 234 87 42

EBLGZGZA
LIÈGE TWRBelgocontrol
Aéroport civil de Liège
O/ATS/LG
4460 Grâce-Hollogne
BELGIUM

TEL: +32 (0) 4 234 84 92

FAX: +32 (0) 4 234 85 00

EBLGZGZT
OOSTENDE TWR/APPBelgocontrol
Internationale luchthaven Oostende-Brugge
O/ATS/OS
8400 Oostende
BELGIUM

TEL: +32 (0) 59 55 14 90

FAX: +32 (0) 59 51 29 51

EBOSZTZX
6.2   ANA
ATS unitPostal addressTEL and FAX NRAFS address
LUXEMBOURG TWR/APPAdministration de la navigation aérienne
ATC Department
BP 273
L-2012 Luxembourg
LUXEMBOURG

TEL: +352 47 98 24 00 1

FAX: +352 47 98 24 09 3

ELLXZTZX
LUXEMBOURG AROAdministration de la navigation aérienne
AIS/ARO Department
BP 273
L-2012 Luxembourg
LUXEMBOURG

TEL: +352 47 98 23 01 0

FAX: +352 47 98 23 09 0

ELLXZPZX
6.3   Eurocontrol
ATS unitPostal addressTEL and FAX NRAFS address
MAASTRICHT UACEUROCONTROL
Maastricht UAC
Horsterweg 11
6199 AC Maastricht Airport
THE NETHERLANDS

TEL: +31 43 366 12 34

FAX: +31 43 366 13 00

INMARSAT: +871 761 619 227
EDYYZQZX
6.4   Belgian Defence
ATS unitPostal addressTEL and FAX NRAFS address
BEAUVECHAIN TWR/APPBelgian Air Component
1W
Base Lt Col Avi Ch. Roman
1320 Beauvechain
BELGIUM

TEL: +32 (0) 10 84 12 94 (TWR)

TEL: +32 (0) 10 68 25 24 (APP)

FAX: +32 (0) 10 68 26 35

EBBEZPZX
FLORENNES TWR/APPBelgian Air Component
2 W TAC
Base J. Offenberg
5620 Florennes
BELGIUM

TEL: +32 (0) 68 71 25 22 (TWR)

TEL: +32 (0) 68 71 25 24 (APP)

FAX: +32 (0) 68 71 26 48

EBFSZPZX
KLEINE-BROGEL TWR/APPBelgian Air Component
10 W TAC
Vliegbasis Kleine-Brogel
3990 Peer
BELGIUM

TEL: +32 (0) 11 51 25 22 (TWR)

TEL: +32 (0) 11 51 25 24 (APP)

FAX: +32 (0) 11 51 26 32

EBBLZPZX
KOKSIJDE TWR/APPBelgian Air Component
Basis van Koksijde
R. Van Dammestraat, 10
8670 Koksijde
BELGIUM

TEL: +32 (0) 58 53 25 19

FAX: +32 (0) 58 53 24 23

EBFNZPZX
SEMMERZAKE ATCC supervisorBelgian Air Component
Air Traffic Control Centre
Kwartier Kapitein Vlieger de Hemptinne
Molenstraat 69
9890 Gavere
BELGIUM

TEL: +32 (0) 9 389 25 55

FAX: +32 (0) 9 389 24 01

SEMMERZAKE FDSBelgian Air Component
Air Traffic Control Centre
Kwartier Kapitein Vlieger de Hemptinne
Molenstraat 69
9890 Gavere
BELGIUM

TEL: +32 (0) 9 389 25 40

EBSZZRZX
MDC COORDINATIONc/o Belgocontrol
CANAC
Tervuursesteenweg 303
1820 Steenokkerzeel
BELGIUM

TEL: +32 (0) 2 752 44 52

EBMIZGZF
MDC ADNCc/o Belgocontrol
CANAC
Tervuursesteenweg 303
1820 Steenokkerzeel
BELGIUM

TEL: +32 (0) 2 752 44 79

MDC RCCc/o Belgocontrol
CANAC
Tervuursesteenweg 303
1820 Steenokkerzeel
BELGIUM

TEL: +32 (0) 2 752 44 77

FAX: +32 (0) 2 752 42 01

EBMIYCYX

7   SEMMERZAKE ATCC OPERATIONAL HOURS

Semmerzake ATCC is providing ATS from MON to FRI between 0730 and 1630 (0630 and 1530), except on HOL as published in GEN 2.1, § 6. Any planned closures during normal operational hours or planned activities outside normal operational hours of Semmerzake ATCC will be announced by NOTAM. During opening outside operational hours, no unplanned OAT activities will be accepted with exception of EBFN activities. More information can be obtained via ATCC SUPERVISOR.

Under exceptional circumstances (contingencies, operations in the interest of national security, etc.) COMOPSAIR can decide to activate Semmerzake ATCC at short notice outside the normal operational hours and without NOTAM.

8   CRC GLONS OPERATIONAL HOURS

CRC Glons guarantees a minimum of 3 air defence control positions H24 in the Brussels FIR. The master controller has the authority to alter this number to maximum 5 in function of system status or manning.