Your landing runway will be assigned by Arrival or Director (Langen Radar). Any runway can be used from any arrival. Especially during high traffic situations inbounds from the north may expect runway 25R/07L and inbounds from the south runway 25L/07R.
Arrival Route: Inbounds shall expect STARs according to the table below. ATC may deviate from this due to operational reasons. Via FAWUR and EMPAX arrivals expect descent to FL110/FL100 via the STAR. This means you have to descent regarding all altitude restrictions on the STAR (see charts for details). Most aircraft are able to provide you with VNAV guidance which should be used unless otherwise needed.
|Clearence Limit||Arrival 07||Arrival 25||VIA||at FL|
|SPESA||C||B||SPESA||FL100 / FL110|
|KERAX||D||A||KERAX||FL110 (A) / FL130 (D)|
Aircraft typ B747, A380, MD11, A124, L1011 are not allowed at RWY 25R/07L. Expect RWY 25L/07R instead.
There is no 250KTS/FL100 restriction at EDDF within airspace C. Normal descent speeds are 280kt ± 20kt until instructed by ATC. On downwind expect vectors to final, mostly shortly after passing abeam the FAF/FAP. Plan your descent accordingly! Maintain good speeds. As a general guidance on base you should be around 220kt, when cleared for the final approach between 200-180kt. Expect to cross the FAF/FAP between 200 -180kt and to maintain 170kt until 5 DME.
When contacting Frankfurt Director report your Callsign only!
ILS-Range: Especially with high amounts of traffic the intercept of the ILS may not be possible within the ILS range of your simulator. It's important that you stay on the extended centerline and don't overshoot the localiser - regardless of receiving a signal or not.
The easiest way to achieve this is by using the waypoints of the transition for the extended centerline:
|RWY 07L: DF454 -> DF452
||RWY 25R: DF422 -> DF426
|RWY 07R: DF654 -> DF651||RWY 25L: DF621 -> DF626
|Transition Waypoints for ILS 07L/07R
|| Transition Waypoints for ILS 25R/25L
It is also possible that you will get a direct towards a fix within the ILS range to intercept the LOC.
Most of the time our ATC is aware of this problem!
Expedite vacating the runway after landing. Use the first high speed exit reasonably possible. Do not taxi slowly on the runway. Change frequency only when instructed to do so!
Aircraft landing on runway 07L/25R: Expect to taxi via P and hold short N11. Do not confuse P1 with P!
Aircraft landing on 07R/25L: Vacate to the north except otherwise instructed. Expect to join M and cross 07C/25C at specific intersections, depending on runway in use and your gate. After crossing you will get the further taxi instruction by Tower and the handoff to Apron thereafter. Do not stop in the intersection if not avised to hold short of L.
Hold at CAT II Holdingpoint when instructed, also when there is no Low Visilibility Operations in pregress!
Caution: Do not cross active stopbars in taxiway T! See Tower Section above for details.