Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Schiphol in the FlightGear NL scenery
Schiphol in the FlightGear NL scenery
IATA: AMS ICAO: EHAM
Type public
Owner Schiphol Group
City Amsterdam, The Netherlands
website
Runways
Runway Length Material
18R/36L 3800 m Asfalt
06/24 3490 m Asfalt
09/27 3450 m Asfalt
18L/36R 3400 m Asfalt
18C/36C 3300 m Asfalt
04/22 2015 m Asfalt
Scenery tile e000n50

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (IATA: AMS, ICAO: EHAM) is the Netherlands' main airport, located 20 minutes (17.5 km or 10.8 miles) southwest of Amsterdam, in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer. The airport's official English name, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, places the words in the Dutch sequence (Luchthaven Schiphol) instead of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The airport also had the IATA code of SPL but this has fallen into disuse.

In 2007, Schiphol handled 47,793,602 passengers, ranking fifth in Europe behind London, Paris, Frankfurt and Madrid.

Schiphol is the home base of KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines), Martinair and Transavia, and a hub for United States based Delta Airlines in cooperation with KLM.

Runways

Schiphol has five long runways and one short runway.

Aalsmeerbaan (18L - 36R)

The Aalsmeerbaan is 3400 meters long. From the northern head, runway 18L planes takeoff to the south. On the southern head, runway 36R planes land in northern direction. Runway 18L is common used during daylight in combination with runway 24 for departing traffic. Runway 36R is commonly used for incoming traffic in combination with runway 06. Usage of the Aalsmeerbaan is prohibited between 23:00 and 06:00 (local time).

Rules:

  • Landing on 18L is always prohibited.
  • Landing on 36R is prohibited between 23.00 and 06.00 (local time).
  • Takeoff from 36R is always prohibited.
  • Takeoff from 18L is prohibited between 23.00 and 06.00 (local time).

Runway 36R is equiped with ILS. The Aalsmeerbaan lies parallel to the Polderbaan and Zwanenburgbaan.

Buitenveldertbaan (09 - 27)

The Buitenveldertbaan is 3400 meters long.

From the western head, runway 09, planes takeoff in eastern direction. On the eastern head, runway 27 planes land from the east in western direction. Takeoff from 27 and landing on 09 is only permitted in extrordinary cases. Usage of the Buitenvelderbaan is prohibited between 23.00 and 06.00 (local time).

Rules:

  • Landing on 09 is prohibited between 23.00 and 06.00 (local time).
  • Takeoff from 09 is prohibited between 23.00 and 06.00 (local time).
  • Takeoff from 27 is prohibited between 23.00 and 06.00 (local time).
  • Landing on 27 is prohibited between 23.00 and 06.00 (local time).

Runway 27 is equiped with ILS.

Kaagbaan (06 - 24)

The Kaagbaan is 3490 meters long.

From the northern head, runway 24 planes regurlary takeoff to southwestern direction. On the southwestern head, runway 06 planes frequently land in northeastern direction. Only with strong northeastern wind planes takeoff from runway 06. On runway 24 planes only land with strong southwestern wind.

Rules:

  • Landing on 06 is alwasy permitted.
  • Takeoff from 06 is always permited.
  • Landing on 24 is prohibited between 23.00 and 06.00 (local time)
  • Takeoff from 24 is always permitted.

Runway 06 is equiped with ILS. This runway and the Polderbaan are the primary combination used at night.

Polderbaan (18R - 36L)

The Polderbaan is 3800 meters long, which makes it the longest runway of Schiphol.

From the southern head, runway 36L planes takeoff in northern direction. On the northern head, runway 18R planes land in southern direction.

Rules:

  • Landing on 36L is always prohibited.
  • Takeoff from 36L is always permitted.
  • Landing on 18R is always permitted.
  • Takeoff from 18R is always prohibited.

Runway 18R is equiped with ILS. The Polderbaan lies parallel to the Zwanenburgbaan and Aalsmeerbaan. This runway and the Kaagbaan are the primary combination used at night.

Zwanenburgbaan (18C - 36C)

The Zwanenburgbaan is 3300 meters long.

On the northern head, runway 18C planes land in southern direction. This usually hapens in combination with the usage of runway 18R for landings. From the northern head, runway 36C planes takeoff in northern direction. This usually hapens in combination with the usage of runway 18L for takeoffs. From the northern head, runway 18C planes takeoff in southern direction. This usually hapens in combination with the usage of runway 18L for takeoffs. From the southern head, runway 36C, planes takeoff in northern direction. This usually hapens in combination with the usage of runway 36L for takeoffs. On the southern head, runway 36C planes land from the south. This usually hapens in combination with the usage of runway 36R for landings.

Rules:

  • Takeoff from 36C is prohibited between 23.00 and 06.00 (local time).
  • Landing on 36C is always permitted.
  • Takeoff from 18C is always permitted
  • Landing on 18C is prohibited between 23.00 and 06.00 (local time).

Runways 18C and 36C are equiped with ILS.

Schiphol-Oostbaan (04- 22)

The Schiphol-Oostbaan is 2015 meters long, which makes it the shortest runway of Schiphol. That's why this runway isn't adequate for large, longdistance planes. The runway is mainly used for small traffic, called general aviation. Only when the weather conditions make the need to use the Schiphol-Oostbaan, it's used for regular traffic. Usage of the Schiphol-Oostbaan is prohibited between 23.00 and 06.00 (local time).

Rules:

  • Takeoff from 04 is prohibited between 23.00 and 06.00 (local time).
  • Landing on 04 is prohibited between 23.00 and 06.00 (local time).
  • Takeoff from 22 is prohibited between 23.00 and 06.00 (local time).
  • Landing on 22 is prohibited between 23.00 and 06.00 (local time).

Scenery

Schiphol is included in the FlightGear NL scenery, which is available at www.flightgear.nl.tp.

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