Brussels National - EBBR

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With nearly 23.5 million passengers in 2015 Brussels Airport is one of the largest airports in Europe and the main airport in Belgium. Brussels Airport connects the capital of Europe to 226 destinations around the globe, served by 77 airlines.

Over the past few years, Brussels Airport has grown into a multimodal transport hub of which passengers, airlines, commercial partners and staff and the interaction between them are the cornerstones.

As economic powerhouse in the heart of Europe, Brussels Airport more than ever focuses on customer intimacy, service and accessibility. The National Bank of Belgium considers the airport industry as an essential industry that plays a key role in the Belgian economy.

With an annual 489,000 tonnes of cargo, Brucargo, the air cargo hub, plays an important role in international logistics and in the success of specific industries including the pharmaceutical industry.

Brussels Airport is the second most important economic growth pole in Belgium with a 1.8% share in the national GDP and an added value for Belgium of € 3.2 billion.

Commercial passenger flights and cargo activities at Brussels Airport together generate direct and indirect employment for 60,000 people.

Coordinates : 505405N 0042904E
Elevation : 184 FT
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Runway Dimension (in meters) Heading Approach
01 2987 x 50 013° ILS IBX - 109.900 MHz
19 2987 x 50 193° ILS IAD - 111.750 Mhz
07R 3211 x 45 069° VOR DME
25L 3211 x 45 249° ILS IBL - 110.350 MHz (110.300 MHz in default FS9/FSX)
07L 3638 x 45 064° VOR DME
25R 3638 x 45 244° ILS IBR - 108.900 MHz


Primary Positions Code Frequency FRA
Delivery EBBR_DEL 121.955 Mhz 24H
(North) Ground EBBR_N_GND 118.055 MHz Mon-Fri 00:00z - 16:00z
Sat-Sun 00:00z - 14:00z
All other times
(North) Tower EBBR_N_TWR 120.780 MHz 24H
Approach EBBR_APP 118.255 MHz 24H


Secondary Positions Code Frequency FRA
South Ground EBBR_S_GND 121.880 Mhz Mon-Fri 00:00z - 16:00z
Sat-Sun 00:00z - 14:00z
All other times
South Tower EBBR_S_TWR 118.605 Mhz 24H
Departure EBBR_DEP 126.630 MHz 24H
Secondary Positions can only be opened with permission from BE-AO(A)C!


We will give you a little explanation on what you can expect from ATC during your ground movements which are specific for EBBR. Taxiways indicated by INN or OUT on the charts are called INNERS and OUTERS respectively by ATC.

Parking Positions

To match the real parking positions of EBBR we created a small chart indicating which flights are parked at which gate/stand. Pilots and ATC are encouraged to follow this chart as best as possible.

Departure for wake category heavy

Aircraft with wake category "Heavy" or greater will be instructed as shown on the image below when runway 25R is in use for departure. This is to be able to use full runway length. It is a good practice that pilots include "request full runway length" in their clearance and taxi request.

Aircraft parked at the blue zone will be instructed to cross runway 19/01 via E6 to continue to holding platform P3. Aircraft parked at the red zone will be instructed to cross runway 19/01 via E5 if coming from R4 or S, and via E4 if coming via T. Remember to never cross the runway without instruction from ATC.


Cargo Departures

Cargo originating from apron 9 will use A7 as holding point when 07L is in use for departure. On all other runway configurations cargo aircraft originating from apron 9 will be instructed to cross runway 07L/25R via A6 and continue to the holding point of the active departure runway via the INNERS and/or the OUTERS. When requested holding platform P3 is available for wake category heavy requesting full runway length for 25R and shall be instructed to cross 19/01 via E6.

Cargo Arrivals

If runways 25R and 25L are in use cargo flights will be assigned runway 25R for landing. DHL group flights are asked to vacate the runway to the left, all other cargo flights will be asked to vacate at the right via A6 or A7 as shown below.

When the arrival runway is not 25R cargo flights will be instructed to taxi via the INNERS and/or OUTERS to their respective apron. For non-DHL Group flights, pilots are instructed to cross runway 25R/07L via B8 to apron 9.


Never vacate runway 25R/07L via A1, A3 or A5. A1 and A3 are part of the military airport called Melsbroek (ICAO: EBMB). A5 leads to a maintance hangar and there is no possibility to turn around there nor to continue on the N taxiway.

07R as Departure runway

Runway 07R has 3 line-up positions named Position Heavy (PSN H), Position 1 (PSN 1) and Position 2 (PSN 2) as shown on the image below.

Aircraft with wake turbulence category Heavy will be instrcuted to line-up to position Heavy. All other aircraft will be instructed to line-up position 1 or 2. ATC can put 3 aircraft on the same runway during take-off this way, one on each position. PSN 2 can be reached via C6 and reduces taxi time and distance. ATC is encouraged to make use of these positions to have a fluent flow of line-ups. An example can be an A320 on PSN 2 via C6 and an A330 on PSN H via P9. You now have 2 aircraft ready for departure without the need to wait for line-up till the preceeding is rolling. This saves ATC a lot of time during crossing runway operations DEP 07L and ARR 01. ATC is encouraged to instruct aircraft to line-up via C6 to PSN 2 when the aircraft is capable for this take-off distance. It is good practise for ATC to check with the pilot if he can accept C6 and pilots are encouraged to report when not capable for C6 as soon as possible.


When line-up to PSN 2:
ATC should instruct pilots to hold short of runway 01/19 when this runway is in use for arrival/departure.
Pilots should make sure not to enter runway 01/19 when going to PSN 2.


The sceneries files can be found here


The controller files can be found here



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