Part 1 — GENERAL (GEN)


GEN 0.1  Preface


The AIP of the Kingdom of Belgium (hereinafter “Belgium”) and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (hereinafter “Luxembourg”) is published by AIM Belgium under the authority of the Belgian and Luxembourg Civil Aviation Authority and Belgian Defence respectively.


The AIP is prepared in accordance with the SARPS of ICAO Annex 15, ICAO PANS-AIM (Doc 10066) and ICAO Doc 8126. Charts contained in the AIP are produced in accordance with ICAO Annex 4 and ICAO Doc 8697. Differences from ICAO SARPS and Procedures are given in subsection GEN 1.7.


The data in the AIP do not comply with all regulatory requirements laid down in Commission Regulation (EU) 73/2010 of 26 January 2010, laying down requirements on the quality of aeronautical data and aeronautical information for the single European sky (cf. article 7, § 2 of the Regulation).


4.1   AIP Structure

The AIP forms part of the aeronautical information products, 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), each divided into sections and subsections as applicable, containing various types of information subjects.

4.1.1   Part 1 - General (GEN)

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

  • GEN 0, Introduction:
    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; Aircraft instruments, equipment and flight documents; 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 of units of measurement; Sunrise/sunset.
  • GEN 3, Services:
    Aeronautical information services; Aeronautical charts; Air traffic services; Communication services; Meteorological services; Search and rescue.
  • GEN 4, Charges for Aerodromes/Heliports and Air Navigation Services:
    Aerodrome/heliport charges; Air navigation services charges.
4.1.2   Part 2 - En-route (ENR)

Part 2 consists of seven sections containing information as briefly described hereafter.

  • ENR 0, Introduction:
    Table of contents to Part 2.
  • ENR 1, General Rules and Procedures:
    General rules; Visual flight rules; Instrument flight rules; ATS airspace classification and description; Holding, approach and departure procedures; ATS surveillance services and procedures; Altimeter setting procedures; Regional supplementary procedures; Air traffic flow management and airspace management; Flight planning; Addressing of flight plan messages; Interception of civil aircraft; Unlawful interference; Air traffic incidents.
  • ENR 2, Air Traffic Services Airspace:
    FIR, UIR, TMA and CTA; Other regulated airspace.
  • ENR 3, ATS Routes:
    Lower ATS routes; Upper ATS routes; Area navigation routes; Helicopter routes; Other routes; En-route holding.
  • ENR 4, Radio Navigation Aids/Systems:
    Radio navigation aids – en-route; Special navigation systems; Global navigation satellite system (GNSS); 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 and air defence identification zone (ADIZ); Other activities of a dangerous nature and other potential hazards; Air navigation obstacles; Aerial sporting and recreational activities; Bird migration and areas with sensitive fauna.
  • ENR 6, En-route Charts:
    En-route charts and index charts.
4.1.3   Part 3 - Aerodromes (AD)

Part 3 consists of four sections containing information as briefly described hereafter.

  • AD 0, Introduction:
    Table of contents to Part 3.
  • AD 1, Aerodromes/Heliports - Introduction:
    Aerodrome/heliport availability and conditions of use; Rescue and fire fighting services and snow plan; Index to aerodromes and heliports; Grouping of aerodromes/heliports; Status of certification of aerodromes
  • AD 2, Aerodromes:
    Detailed information about aerodromes, including helicopter landing areas, if located at the aerodromes.
  • AD 3, Heliports:
    Detailed information about heliports not located at aerodromes.
4.2   Regular Amendment Interval

Regular amendments to the AIP are issued every four weeks according to the schedule published yearly in SUP.


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 aeronautical information products, should be referred to:


AIM Belgium
AIP Office
Control Tower
Tervuursesteenweg 303
1820 Steenokkerzeel


Note: Any requests concerning aeronautical information within the responsibilities of Luxembourg will be forwarded to ANA AIM.