Schiphol Ground

Position Information

ATC CallsignSchiphol Ground
ATC CodeEHAM_N_GND
FRA RequirementAS3
Frequency121.805

Area of Responsibility

Regulation of start-up and push-back control. And safe surface movement on the aerodrome, with the exception of the runways. The runways are the responsibility of Schiphol Tower. When Schiphol Delivery is absent, Schiphol Ground will als cover the responsibilities of Schiphol Delivery

Duties and examples

Surface Movement

  • Schiphol Ground authorises start-up & push-back when it is safe to do so

  • Schiphol Ground issues taxi clearances

  • In a busy environment regulate the priority of the traffic. Make pilots give way to other pilots, instead of leaving it up to them. Also inform the pilot who is receiving priority, so he knows to which traffic to look out for.

  • Conditional clearances may be given, however care must be taken when doing so. There may be no ambiguity in the clearance, and the pilot must fully understand the clearance.

  • Crossing of active runways shall always be done under the responsibility of Schiphol Tower. Crossing of an inactive runway may be delegated to Schiphol Ground, but only after Schiphol Tower has agreed to this and the terms have been coordinated

Issuing Clearances

A Taxi clearance should contain the following items:

  • Taxi to [Holding point]

  • [Runway]

  • [Routing]

  • [Traffic Info]

R/T Examples

Pilot ATC The correct RT Phraseology for surface movement requests and ATC response is as follows:

 

Schiphol Ground, KLM123, stand D28 request push and start
KLM123, push and start approved
Push and start approved, KLM123
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KLM123, request taxi
KLM123, taxi holding point S7, runway 24
Taxi holding point S7, runway 24, KLM123

When the aircraft is approaching it's assigned holding point or when no potential conflicts are possible:

KLM123, contact Schiphol Tower on 119.225
Contact Schiphol Tower on 119.225, KLM123

The correct RT Phraseology for a conditional clearance is as follows:

Schiphol Ground, KLM123, stand D28 request push and start
KLM123, when the company Boeing 737 behind taxies clear, push and start approved
When company Boeing 737 behind taxies clear, push and start approved, KLM123

An example of how you can manage ground traffic:

KLM123, request taxi
KLM123, follow the company Fokker 70 right to left to holding point S7, runway 24
follow company Fokker 70 right to left to holding point S7, runway 24, KLM123
KLM456, company Boeing 737 from the left is giving way, contact Schiphol Tower on 119.225
Contact Schiphol Tower on 119.225, KLM456

 

 

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