Eindhoven Arrival

Position Information

ATC CallsignEindhoven Arrival
FRA RequirementAS3
Airspace classC

Area of Responsibility

Eindhoven Arrival is responsible for arriving traffic which pass through the EHEH TMA's. When Eindhoven Tower is offline, Eindhoven Arrival will take over those responsibilities as well. Departures are transferred from Tower to Dutch MIL.

General Procedures


The main responsibility for Approach is to separate inbound and outbound IFR from each other and depending on the airspace classification separate IFR from VFR or inform IFR and VFR about each other. For approach separation should be at least 3nm or 1000ft.

Delaying traffic

Inbound IFR traffic can be delayed in three ways;

  1. Holdings - Ideally use published holdings, for non published holdings the inbound leg and turn direction have to be issued, one holding should take 4 minutes

  2. Vectors - For steering behind a preceding aircraft or to delay by having the aircraft fly more miles

  3. Speed control - Most useful to create little amounts of additional separation or to maintain separation, this should not be used to generate a lot of separation

Arriving traffic

Arrivals shall either by flying a full procedural approach or by vectors be guided to a point from where to intercept the instrument approach or a point from where to fly a visual approach. When vectoring for an instrument approach traffic should be on a 30* intercept angle when cleared for the approach, a maximal angle of 45* is allowed if required but shall not be made standard.

Before being cleared for the approach the traffic shall be:

  • ILS: below the glideslope

  • NDB/VOR: at or descending to the published descend profile altitude in such way this altitude is reached in time.

  • ILS/NDB/VOR: On an intercept angle of ideally 30 and maximum 45 degrees.

Once traffic reports either established on the ILS, localizer, inbound course or inbound radial traffic shall be transferred to tower.

Departing traffic

Departing traffic shall at soon as practicable be cleared to climb, without coordination approach shall not clear aircraft above the highest level of is TMA. Approach may clear traffic to leave his SID for safety however the traffic should be put back on the SID before the transfer to ACC, if coordinated with ATC traffic may deviate from the SID direct to a waypoint.

Local Procedures


Eindhoven Arrival is responsible for the following airspace:

  • EHEH TMA 1: 1500ft-FL065 Class C

  • EHEH TMA 2: 3500ft-FL065 Class C

  • EHEH TMA 3: 3500ft-FL065 Class C

  • EHEH TMA 4: FL055-FL065 Class C

    R/T Examples

    Pilot ATC

    Arrival for Eindhoven:

    Eindhoven Arrival, PHABC, inbound IPTAS

    PBC, Eindhoven Arrival, cleared IPTAS2F transition, ILS X 21, QNH1009, report established

    Cleared IPTAS2F, ILS X runway 21, QNH1009, wilco established, PBC

    Established ILS runway 21, PBC

    PBC,  contact Eindhoven tower on 131.005

    131.005, PBC