Niederrhein/Weeze Airport is located on German territory, directly on the border with the Netherlands. To the west, the control zones of the Dutch airports De Peel (EHDP) and Volkel (EHVK) border directly on Niederrhein.
The tower is responsible for all traffic at the airport and within the control zone, including startup, enroute clearance and all ground movements.
Niederrhein only has a few departure routes. It should be noted that flights via SONEB require an RFL of at least FL140. Otherwise, the route must be filed via ERKUM.
Departures to SONEB and ERKUM (out of runway 27) have altitude or speed restrictions on their route.
Vectored Departures: In the event that a pilot does not have a departure route available for Niederrhein (also not an older route), a vectored departure can be offered to the pilot in close coordination with the responsible radar controller. Especially in 27 operations, it is imperative to ensure that the aircraft does not enter the Dutch sector. The initial course of the SID should be used as a guide. In addition, the pilot must be given the information to call Langen Radar immediately after take-off.
Vectored Departure Runway 27: "Climbing on 286° track to D1.7 NID (Niederrhein VOR), turn right 066° climb 5000ft, ... [passing 4500 ft DCT SONEB / ERKUM / VEBAK]"
The western half of the airport's control zone is over Dutch territory and extends to 3000 ft AMSL. Entry and exit is possible via the mandatory reporting points November and Sierra on the German side of the CTR.
Niederrhein/Weeze Kontrollzone (D-CTR) - © openflightmaps.org
TMZ: Outside the control zone is a TMZ where all VFR aircraft must set transponder code 6101.
Helicopter: All helicopters must take off or land on the active runway at the airport. This is followed or preceded by hovering to/from the target position at the airport.
Direction of Operation
Operating direction 27 is preferred up to a tailwind component of 5 KT. In addition, this is the only runway for which an ILS approach is available. In LVO conditions, only the ILS approach to runway 27 (CAT III) is available for all approaches.
Departure against the operating direction: In close consultation with the responsible radar controller, departures against the current operating direction are also possible in Niederrhein. This procedure is mainly used during 27 operations with a slight tailwind.
Taxiways B and C may only be used by aircraft up to max. code C (B739/A321) after landing to leave the runway. No intersection departures are permitted in Niederrhein!
All parking positions in Niederrhein are designed for a maximum of Code C aircraft (B739/A321). All larger aircraft block both the taxiway behind the position and the neighbouring positions. If, in exceptional cases, an aircraft larger than Code C should land, the taxiway between positions 1 to 6 can be used for parking. Until then, only positions 7 to 10 can be used for other traffic! Pushback is required at all parking positions.
GA Terminals 1 and 2 can be used for general aviation aircraft.