EDSB - Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden


Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden is a Minor Airport and can be staffed with the S2 rating without any special endorsement or during the initial training S1 phase.

ATC Stations

All stations at Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport are called "Baden Ground/Tower".

Station ID


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Ground and Tower

SID Assignment

Usually the RNAV SID (Designator Y and Z) should be used primarily. Non-RNAV capable aircraft will get SIDs with Designator N or P.


Baden Ground is responsible for startup and enroute clearance and all aircraft movements at the airport.

Parking Position

All positions at EDSB are taxi-out positions, no pushback is required. Positions 18 - 27 are only for Code C aircraft (max. B739/A321), Positions 18A and 19A can be used up to Code D (B764). Bigger aircraft can park between Positions 18 and 21, parallel to the taxiway, that is closed as long as this traffic is parked there. Aprons 4 is close to the GAT used for GA traffic, Apron 3 should be used for Buisness GA traffic.

Prefered Runway

RWY 21 is preferred for usage up to a tailwind component of 5 knots.

VFR Traffic

Karlsruhe CTR is a class D airspace from ground to 2500 ft MSL.

Leaving CTR via the following routings: Bravo, Echo, November, Romeo or Sierra (S only RWY 21)
Entering CTR via the following routings: Bravo, Romeo or Whiskey

Traffic Pattern: Traffic Pattern east of the airport for traffic > 5,7 t MTOW (German aircraft registration D-Cxxx, D-Bxxx, D-Axxx) are only authorized at minimum 2000ft MSL and should not cross the highway (A5).

Baden-Oos EDTB: Traffic in the pattern, approaching or departing Baden-Oos airfield does not need to contact Karlsruhe Tower. This traffic has to stay below 1600ft MSL.

IFR Departures

Prior takeoff clearance a departure release by Langen Radar is required for all IFR flights. Departing IFR traffic switches to departure frequency without a separate instruction, immediately when airborne.

All departures shall be separated by radar separation or wake turbulence separation, whichever is greater. Departures flying the same SID shall be spaced by at least 5NM when the following aircraft overflies the departure end of runway.


The primary arrival sector for Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden is Strasbourg Approach (LFST_APP). If Strabourg is not online, Stuttgart Arrival (STG) is responsible for all arrivals and departures.

There are ILS, RNP and NDB approaches available for each runway, while the ILS RWY 21 is the only one that can be used during LVO.

Low Visibillity Operations (LVO)

RWY 21 is certified for CATII/III, RWY 03 for CAT I only.