Operating restrictions


1. Noise category defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The Chapter 2 category designates older, noise-intensive aeroplanes. Chapter 2 aeroplanes are not allowed to start or land both during the night and day at EuroAirport unless given exceptional authorization by the Civil Aviation Authority.

2. Non-scheduled flights (except for emergencies).

3. The total margin is calculated using the noise level certificate of each individual aircraft. Aircraft with a total margin of less than 10 EPNdB count as the noisiest Chapter 3 aeroplanes.

4. All aircraft whose noise certificate specifies a flyover (take-offs) or approach (landings) value of 97 EPNdB or more are prohibited.

5. Subject to prior authorization by the Control Tower. Concerns all IFR and VFR training flights with a maximum take-off weight of more than 5.7 tons.

6. Engine test runs on the ground are prescribed for operational safety reasons. These tests must be performed inside the “silencer” at night or on Sundays.

7. Direct takeoffs to the south (via SID OLBEN 7Y) are prohibited between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. Outside these hours, aircraft must comply at least with the following technical specifications: noise certification with a flyover value of less than 89 EPNdB and a takeoff angle of at least 8.4 %.

Aircraft must use the entire runway for take-offs on runway 15 between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., i. e. planes must start the take-off procedure from the runway threshold.

Traffic not subject to the above restrictions: State flights, humanitarian flights, search and rescue flights, emergencies.

The following documents may be viewed here:

For the current version, see the following website: https://www.sia.aviation-civile.gouv.fr/, under AIP > e-AIP France > eAIP en vigueur > Partie 3: Aérodromes > AD 2 Aérodromes > LFSB BALE-MULHOUSE

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Last updated - September 2021 -