Oslo Airport, Gardermoen

ATC positions

The airport has the following ATC positions in use for daily operations:

ID Frequency Callsign Area of responsibility
DEL 121.930 Gardermoen Delivery IFR clearance for departing traffic
GND 121.905 Gardermoen Ground Ground movements on the airport, except on the GA / VIP apron.
TWR 118.300 Gardermoen Tower Runways and GA / VIP apron

The airport has the following ATC stations for use during events, when announced by Nordic Region ATC Operations Department:

ID Frequency Callsign Area of responsibility
DEL 121.930 Gardermoen Delivery IFR clearance for departing traffic
W_GND 121.605 Gardermoen Ground Ground movements on western half of the aerodrome, except the GA / VIP apron
E_GND 121.905 Gardermoen Ground Ground movements on eastern half of aerodrome during events.
W_TWR 118.300 Gardermoen Tower Runway 01L/19R and GA / VIP apron
E_TWR 120.100 Gardermoen Tower Runway 01R/19L

Gardermoen Delivery – 121.930

Provides startup and IFR clearances to all aircrafts. If the aircraft requires de-icing, runway 01L and 19L are the preferred runways for departure due to the larger size of the de-icing platform.

Delivery shall request omni-directional departure to an aircraft unable to fly the published departures from approach. Initial climb for omni-directional departures and prop SIDs is 4000ft. Departure instruction / SID for aircrafts leaving from the GA / VIP apron should be coordinated with Approach and Tower to facilitate these aircrafts to depart 01L/19R to expedite traffic flow. 

Delivery is to avoid issuing departures which overflies / "orbits" the airport.

Table of SID allocation

Departure runway  SIDs to be issued Comment
01L ALL Prop departures only via EVTOG, ATLAP, VIPPA & OMNI
01R RIBBE, MASEV, OKSAT, VIPPA, OMNI Prop departures only via OMNI. Departures via EVTOG and ATLAP to be cleared via OMNI
19L ALL Prop departures only via RIBBE, MASEV, OKSAT & OMNI
19R EVTOG, ATLAP, VIPPA, RIBBE Prop departures only via RIBBE, EVTOG, ATLAP, VIPPA. Departures via MASEV and OKSAT to be cleared via OMNI

Once the readback is acknowledged as correct, Delivery transfers the aircraft to the appropriate Ground controller. Traffic on the GA / VIP apron shall be instructed to contact Tower on 118.300

Gardermoen Ground - 121.905

Ground approves pushback and taxi to/from the runway. The standard is pushback straight back, but special procedures apply for specific stands and/or aircraft type. Reference AIP AD 2.2-5 for specific pushback procedures

Ground must cross-reference the list of departure designators to verify which runway the aircraft has been assigned for departure.

Aircraft taxiing east to west shall taxi via P and aircrafts taxiing west to east shall taxi via V.

It is recommended to use Z, W, L, H, K and Y for entry to the apron, while exit from the apron is via J, G, K, L, D and R. In the default FSX/FS9 scenery, J = G and W = H. V and P does not exist in the default scenery for Gardermoen on the aforementioned simulators. 

De-icing can take place on one of the designated de-icing platforms by taxiway S or N. Ground is responsible for issuing the instruction to taxi to the de-icing platforms, but taxi instructions from the de-icing platform to the departure runway are issued by tower. For this reason, ground shall instruct traffic on de-icing platforms to contact Tower on the appropriate frequency when ready for taxi.

Transfer from ground to tower is to be executed as stated in the table below

To Point of Transfer
01L Abeam A4
01R Abeam B4
19L Between W & P
19R Abeam A6


The following intersections cannot be used for departures by jet aircrafts, so a taxi instruction to these, even if requested by the pilot is not permitted: B3, B4, B5, and B6. This is not due to the runway length, but the current noise abatement procedures in effect at Gardermoen. Be advised that the standard scenery and some freeware add-on scenery does not include intersection B2, as
this is a new addition to Gardermoen.

Parking positions
The below table can be used as a general guideline for assigning parking positions at the airport.

Gate Usage Example airlines and types
2, 3, 7, 10, 12, 14 Prop, domestic WIF, DTR
9-15, 16-26

Medium jets, domestic SAS, NAX
171-178 Medium jets and props, domestic DTR, SAS - ATR 42/72
76-92 Medium jets and props, domestic  
38-46, 39-45 Medium, Schengen  SAS, NAX
47, 48, 49 Medium, non-Schengen BAW, SAS, NAX
50, 51, 53 Heavy, non-Schengen NAX, UAE, QTR
181-188 Medium jets and props, international  
311-319 General aviation, light and medium  
320-329 General aviation, remote parking including heavies  
330-337 General aviation, light  

Currently, traffic coming from the following airports should be considered Schengen traffic:

BI**, EB**, ED**, EE**, EF**, EH**, EK**, EN**, EP**, ES**, EV**, EY**, LE**, LF**, LG**, LH**, LI**, LJ**, LO'**, LP**, LS**, LZ**

 

Gardermoen Tower - 118.300

Provides takeoff and landing clearances to all aircrafts, and taxi instructions from the de-icing platforms and to the runway.

Use of runway
There are 3 modes of operations at Gardermoen, which determines which runway to use use. Tower is solely responsible to determine the mode of operation based on the traffic situation.

Mode 1 - Segregated parallel operations:

Runway configuration Departure Arrival
Northernly 01L 01R
Southernly 19L 19R

Departures from 19R when in southernly configuration is only is permitted when requested by the pilot due to performance/safety reasons.

General aviation and VFR (from the GA area) operates on the western runway (01L/19R) as long as the traffic situation permits.

Mode 1 is standard operating procedure

Mode 2 – Semi-mixed parallel operations:

Runway configuration Departure Arrival
Northernly 01L & 01R 01R
Southernly 19L 19R & 19L

Primary mode of operation during events.

May be used on discretion outside events in cooperation with approach.

General aviation and VFR (from the GA area) operates on the western runway (01L/19R) as long as the traffic situation permits.

Mode 3 – Mixed parallel operations:

Runway configuration Departure Arrival
Northernly 01L & 01R 01L & 01R
Southernly 19L & 19R 19L & 19R

Inbound/outbound traffic from/to west on western runway and inbound/outbound traffic from/to east on eastern runway.

General aviation and VFR (from the GA area) operates on the western runway (01L/19R) as long as the traffic situation permits.

To be used only if deemed necessary by Tower and/or Approach

Takeoff
Reduced departure separation is used at Gardermoen. An aircraft may be cleared for takeoff as soon as the preceding departure has passed the runway threshold. Reduced departure separation does not apply to departures where wake turbulence separation minima apply, or to subsequent departures following the same departure route. In addition, at least 120 seconds of separation should be provided behind a slow moving departure (prop/turboprop), if the succeeding departure is a jet.

After departure, Tower shall inform the departing traffic of which frequency to contact. This needs to be done in a timely manner, preferably around 2000ft. Issuing departure frequency before line up is
recommended.

Landing
Arriving traffic may be adviced by Gardermoen Tower of the gate assignment when established on final and should plan to vacate the runway via an exit which minimizes taxi. Once turning of the runway arriving traffic should be adviced to contact the appropriate ground frequency.

As soon as the traffic starts to turn off the runway, or it is very evident which exit that will be used, transfer the traffic to Ground.

Oslo Approach - 120.450

Oslo Approach has the following ATC positions in use for daily operations:

ID Frequency Callsign Area of responsibility
APP 120.450 Oslo Approach Oslo TMA

Oslo Approach has the following ATC stations for use during events, when announced by Nordic Region ATC Operations Department:

ID Frequency Callsign Area of responsibility
W_APP 120.450 Oslo Approach Oslo TMA, western sector
E_APP 118.475 Oslo Approach Oslo TMA, eastern sector
F_APP 128.900 Gardermoen Final Final arrival sequencing

Transfer of transfer of communication to Tower shall take place between 6nm and 12nm from touchdown. Transfer of control automatically takes place at 6nm from touchdown, provided transfer of communication has been completed.

All standard arrivals to Gardermoen has a speed restriction from the time of passing the first waypoint on the STAR that shall be adhered to. When traffic situation permits, speed restriction may be lifted and pilots given the discretion on speed during descent.

Oslo Approach Standard Outbound Transfer Agreements
The table below shows standard transfer agreements from Oslo Approach to Norway Control and shall be adhered to unless otherwise coordinated betweent he applicable ATS units. Departing traffic may at any time be cleared by Oslo Approach directly to the last waypoint of the SID without prior coordination with Norway Control

Traffic via Cleared level Transfer of communication Transfer of control
SID F210 F110-F170 F215


Oslo Approach Standard Inbound Transfer Agreements
In addition to the table below, it should normally be coordinated with ACC to route arriving traffic direct to appropriate initial approach fixes / merging points depending on runway in use.

Traffic via Cleared level Transfer of communication Transfer of control
STAR F120 2 minutes before TMA border F215 or TMA border, whichever earlier,

Minimum Radar Vectoring Altitudes for Oslo TMA is as shown in the chart below. 

Backgroundchart used by permission from SkyVector, Aeronautical Charts

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