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Paris CDG runway 08L/26R closed

19 mai 2016 (mis à jour le 4 juillet 2016) - Transports

The following pieces of information are only indications. They cannot and should not replace legal aeronautical information contained in the AIP France (Aeronautical Information Publication), AIP supp, AIC (Aeronautical Information Circular) and NOTAM.

From July 18th to October 10th 2016*
*If no major meteorological disruptions occur, runway 08L/26R could reopen October 02nd 2016. A NOTAM will advise.
AIP supplements will be disseminated from June 23rd 2016, click here to access DSNA AIS portal

Renovation work at stake for runway 08L/26R

  • ILS replacements,

  • runway renovation (paving & runway markings),

  • renovation of taxiways T5 and T10,

  • RETIL (Rapid Exit Taxiway Indicator Light) implementation for W2, W3, W4 and W5 high speed turn-offs

RETIL is a runway lighting system notably commissioned to facilitate High Intensity Runway Operations (HIRO) at Paris CDG. Crews’ situational awareness is improved by a better anticipation of the distance to roll before the nearest high speed turn-off, thus contributing to potential reduced Runway Occupancy Time (ROT).

RETILs indicate the distance to go to the nearest rapid exit taxiway. They provide useful information to assist in appropriate rates of deceleration and to allow flight crew to concentrate on keeping the aircraft on the runway centre line during the landing roll, especially in low visibility conditions.

Runway 08L/26R closure : what will be different from standard operations ?

General ATM (Air Traffic Management)

  • expect single runway operations for runway 08R/26L,

  • during the most critical arriving peak (i.e. P2 - 0800 to 0940 am local time), runway 08R/26L will be used for arrivals only to offer maximum runway capacity,

  • the north set of parallel runways remains available for operations.

Approach procedures to expect for runway 08R/26L operations :


  • GNSS approach for both runway ends (published and available from the April 28th 2016)

PBN approaches with vertical guidance (APV - Approach Procedures with Vertical guidance allowing both LPV and LNAV/VNAV minima) are to be expected as back-up to any ILS 08R/26L failure. If weather permits, they shall be occasionally implemented beforehand to allow all ops actors (i.e. crews & ATCOs) to practice them in real time operations.

PBN approaches with LNAV minima cannot be used in a simultaneous parallel runway concept of operations. If onboard equipment does not allow PBN approaches with vertical guidance, concerned aircraft will systematically be vectored for the northern runways equipped with ILS. 

Runway usage

  • After landing, crews should expedite to vacate the runway,

  • landing 26L, exit runway via V1, V2 or V3, hold short of closed runway,

  • landing 08R, exit runway via V5, V6, V7 or V9, hold short of closed runway.

As taxiways R & T are partially and alternatively closed, ATC will guide you, using different taxi routes. Taxi time may be affected.

S2 & S6 are the only two crossing intersections available.

S1 & S9 are the only two crossing intersections available.

ATFCM (Air Traffic Flow and Capacity Management)

The runway capacities shown are baselines and should not be considered as systematically applied values. Real time conditions may require a lower runway capacity and adjusted regulation rates, particularly in low visibility conditions.

Runway capacities

08R/26L runway capacity in standard conditions
single runway operations 60 movements per hour
30 arrivals & 30 departures
during P2, arrivals only
08/0940 local time
36 movements per hour

Flow management

Regulations will not be implemented at D-1 but may be decided at H-3 or H-2 when a better assessment of the number of long-haul arriving flights can be achieved particularly for the morning peak.

time regulation implementation
08/0940 local time if demand > 71 arr/hour
rest of the day if demand > 66 arr/hour

Outside the time period between 08 and 0940 local time, departures for runway 08R/26L could be limited to 28 in the hour. TSAT (Target Start-up Approval Time) would be calculated accordingly.

Note that Paris ORLY runway 06/24 will be closed from 18th July to 28th August 2016. Click here to access Paris ORLY runway closure information.

CDM for the Paris area will be operative

For Paris CDG, a daily conference call will be organised at 0630PM local time, with all identified CDM points of contact, to discuss :


  • the latest update and feedback on the potential disruptions that may have occurred in relation to the work in progress,

  • Paris Orly night closure and initial real time ATC management solutions to try avoiding any diversions close to the curfew time.
    A strict compliance to the curfew rules will be observed for both arrivals and departures.

  • the following day especially by taking into account the latest weather forecasts

Click here to access CDM-Paris web portal