The Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) is published by authority of the Air Traffic Control the Netherlands, which is responsible for providing aeronautical information.


The AIP has been prepared in accordance with the Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) of Annex 15 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation and the Aeronautical Information Services Manual (ICAO Doc 8126). Charts contained in the AIP are produced in accordance with Annex 4 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation and the Aeronautical Chart Manual (ICAO Doc 8697). Differences from ICAO Standards, Recommended Practices and Procedures are given in subsection GEN 1.7.

Additionally, this AIP is compliant to the electronic AIP (eAIP) Specification version 1.1.0, developed and published by EUROCONTROL. For more information, please visit the eAIP Project web site: The official version of this AIP, the XML format, is available on the AIS web site:


The AIP forms part of the Integrated Aeronautical Information Package, details of which are given in subsection GEN 3.1. The AIP is made up of three parts: General (GEN), En route (ENR) and Aerodromes (AD). Note: in the AIP all cross references are made to sections, paragraphs or chart numbers.

3.1.1 Part 1 - General (GEN)

Part 1 consists of five sections containing information as briefly described hereafter.

GEN 0 Preface; record of AIP amendments; record of AIP supplements; checklist of AIP pages; list of hand amendments to the AIP; table of contents to part 1.

GEN 1 National Regulations and Requirements

Designated authorities; entry, transit and departure of aircraft; entry, transit and departure of passengers and crew; entry, transit and departure of cargo; summary of national regulations and international agreements/conventions; differences from ICAO Standards, Recommended Practices and Procedures.

GEN 2 Tables and Codes

Measuring system, aircraft markings, holidays; abbreviations used in AIS publications; chart symbols; location indicators; list of radio navigation aids; conversion tables; uniform daylight periods.

GEN 3 Services

Aeronautical information services; aeronautical charts; air traffic services; communication services; meteorological services; search and rescue.

GEN 4 Charges for Aerodromes and Air Navigation Services Aerodrome charges; air navigation services charges.

3.1.2 Part 2 - En route (ENR)

Part 2 consists of seven sections containing information as briefly described hereafter. ENR 0 Table of contents to part 2.

ENR 1 General Rules and Procedures

General rules; visual flight rules; instrument flight rules; ATS airspace; holding, approach and departure procedures; radar services and procedures; altimeter setting procedures; air traffic flow management; flight planning; addressing of flight plan messages; interception of civil aircraft; unlawful interference; air traffic incidents.

ENR 2 Air Traffic Services Airspace

FIR, CTA, TMA; other regulated airspace.

ENR 3 ATS Routes

Lower ATS routes; upper ATS routes; area navigation (RNAV) routes; helicopter routes.

ENR 4 Radio Navigation Aids/Systems

Radio navigation aids - en route; name code designators for significant points; aeronautical ground lights - en route.

ENR 5 Navigation Warnings

Prohibited, restricted and danger areas; military exercise and training areas; other activities of a dangerous nature; air navigation obstacles en route; aerial sporting and recreational activities; bird migration and areas with sensitive fauna.

ENR 6 En Route Charts

Table of contents; all charts belonging to part 2.

3.1.3 Part 3 - Aerodromes (AD)

Part 3 consists of four sections containing information as briefly described hereafter. AD 0 Table of contents to part 3.

AD 1 Aerodromes/Heliports - Introduction

Aerodrome availability; rescue and fire fighting services and snow plan; index to aerodromes.

AD 2 Aerodromes

Detailed information about civil aerodromes and military aerodromes for civil use; general information about other military aerodromes.

AD 3 Heliports

Information about heliports, located at hospitals.

3.2 Regular amendment interval

Amendments to the AIP will be issued once every four weeks. The publication dates are mentioned in GEN 3.1.


In the compilation of the AIP, care has been taken to ensure that the information contained therein is accurate and complete. Any errors and omissions which may nevertheless be detected, as well as any correspondence concerning the Integrated Aeronautical Information Package (subscriptions excluded, see GEN 3.1 paragraph 3.12), should be referred to:

Post: Air Traffic Control the Netherlands Aeronautical Information Service P.O. Box 75200 1117 ZT Schiphol Airport The Netherlands.