EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg

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EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg
Type Public
Owner Several
City Saint-Louis, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France
Runway Length Material
15/33 3900 m Concrete
26/08 1820 m Concrete
15R/33L 630 m Grass

EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (de: Flughafen Basel-Mülhausen-Freiburg; fr: Aéroport de Bâle-Mulhouse Fribourg), also known as EuroAirport or simply Basel-Mulhouse is the international airport that serves the city of Basel (CH), Mulhouse (F) and Freiburg (D). It's 6Km (3.7mi) North-west of Basel, 30Km (18Mi) South-east of Mulhouse and 77Km (47mi) South-west of Freiburg.

Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is the only developed airport in FlightGear that is operated by 2 countries (Switzerland and France), hence the name "EuroAirport". The Airport lies completely on French soil (with public transport connections from Switzerland operated by SBB [Swiss Federal Railworks] and a local bus line from Basel), but the airport is categorized as a Swiss airport. The reason why is due to a 1949 treaty with France which allowed Switzerland to build the airport on French soil.

Because of the EuroAirport being bi-national, it has 3 IATAs: BSL (The Swiss code for Basel), MLH (The French code for Mulhouse) and EAP (international code for EuroAirport). This airport has a state similar to Geneva's Airport, excluding the multiple IATAs. Its ICAO code is LFSB.



Note  The grass runways are merely for special events/recreation, or can be requested in the pilot's behalf, if one wishes according to its aircraft.

There are 5 start-up positions, which are the 5 helipads, the actual gates have to be added, so we ask you to start-up here. Then push back to a gate of choice on Terminal 1 (the currently only developed one, although 2 exist). After that, you can ask the tower for start up and other normal procedures.

LFSB has "6" runways, tough only 4 are used (as cited above).

Runway 15/33

Caution  High terrain in the area (the Jura mountains). Maintain at least FL050.

ILS cat IIIb runway approach and landing is available for runway 15 with SSALR - PAPI-4L lights. This is the main landing runway (GS=3.00°).

Tune your navigation radio 1 to 111.55MHz with a heading of 153° (MH).

ILS cat I/DME runway approach and landing is available for runway 33 with SSALR - PAPI-4L lights. This is mainly used for take-off's in low traffic situations, but in case of bad weather, can be used to land as well (GS=3.50°).

Tune your navigation radio 1 to 109.35MHz with a heading of 333° (IBLU) and your navigation radio 2 to DME 117.45 (BLM). Use the charts for approach (see below).

Runway 08/26

ILS runway approach and landing is NOT available for runway 08. No landings are made on runway 08, because it has only Calvert lightning. Used for small planes take-off only.

ILS runway approach and landing is NOT available for runway 26. This runway is mainly used for landings for small planes. In case of intense traffic it can be used for take-off's as well. Do a manual approach, Calvert - PAPI-4L lights available.


ATC tower is served irregularly, most likely on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Vacation times are most likely to have full time (night) service. You can book a flight and check when is the controller online here. ATC serviced provided by LFSB-Tower.

Mumble is used as main VoIP communication method, look here for instructions. FGCom is no longer supported. For ATIS, tune to 127.87MHz. For more frequencies, look bellow.

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