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.

Departure Routes

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]"

Control Zone

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.