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Paris Orly runway 06/24 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 the 18th July to the 28th August 2016
AIP supplements will be disseminated from June 23rd 2016, click here to access DSNA AIS portal.


Renovation work at stake for runway 06/24

  • Renovation of the paving & runway markings,
  • renovation of L & M high speed turn-offs,
  • stop bar renovation,
  • ILS cat III installation for runway 24 to be available one month or so after reopening,
  • ILS cat III approach and runway lighting systems.


Runway 06/24 closure : what will be different from standard operations ?

General ATM (Air Traffic Management) need to know


  • Crossed runway operations will be explicitly announced on the ATIS.
  • ILS 06 and 24 will be turned off during the period of work.
  • If departures from runway 20 or arrivals for runway 02 are not possible, please advise ATC as soon as possible.
  • New temporary initial departures for runway 20 are published.
    Following the runway axis, the new trajectory consists in an initial straight line until 10NM POY, track 198 until PO201 than follow assigned standard departure. Look out for new 5A & 5B departures to be released in AIP sup and concerned ORY AIP pages by June 23rd 2016. Click here to access DSNA AIS portal.
  • (MAP) Missed Approach Procedure for rwy 26.
    Climb 2000ft QNH on runway axis and expect radar vectoring. Procedure to be detailed in AIP supp released by June 23rd 2016.


Approach procedures to expect

In case of ILS/LOC failures, PBN approach procedures with vertical guidance (allowing both LPV and LNAV/VNAV minima) are available for back-up.

  • Runway 02 :
Ops minima ILS 02 cat I RNAV(GNSS) 02
LNAV/VNAV minima
Runway Visual Range 750m 1100m
Decision Altitude 490ft 630ft
  • Runway 08 :
Ops minima LOC 08 RNAV(GNSS) 08
LNAV/VNAV minima
Runway Visual Range 800m 900m
Decision Altitude 610ft (Minimum DA) 630ft
  • Runway 20 :
    RNAV(GNSS) may be in service in case of strong southerly winds


Runway usage

HIRO (High Intensity Runway Operations) are implemented emphasizing the need for minimum runway occupancy time to ensure the safe and optimal operational performance of the platform during the work period. Crews, we need your collaboration in preparing consistent exit strategies or advise if any specifics are required.
AIP Supp will be disseminated from June 23rd 2016 providing crews with all distances available for arrival and departure.



  • Rwy 26 : advise ATC if W37 exit is required
  • Rwy 08 : advise ATC if W31 exit is required and hold short of runway 02/20


Situational awareness for crossed runway operations

When lined up rwy 20, expect to visualize rwy 26 arrivals crossing the runway.
When on final rwy 02, expect to visualize aircraft lining up on runway 08 or departing if you have not reached the ATC distance for which no take-off clearance can be issued.


ATFCM (Air Traffic Flow and Capacity Management)

Runway capacities

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 mode Runway capacity in standard conditions
rwy 08 – single
rwy 26 – single
45 movements per hour
rwy 02/08 – crossed 30 arrivals for rwy 02
30 departures on rwy 08
rwy 26/20 – crossed 25 arrivals for rwy 26
25 departures on rwy 20

Crossed runway operations will take place during peak hours only to allow more flexible, efficient and performant real time air traffic management.


Flow management

Following traffic forecast assessment, pre tactical regulations at D-1 may be implemented for the morning peak starting at 7 o’clock local time. These precautionary regulations are to be released by the tower supervisor after real time assessment of the traffic demand.

Note that Paris CDG runway 08L/26R will be closed from July 18th to October 10th 2016.
Click here to access the Paris CDG runway closure leaflet.


CDM for the Paris area will be operative

For Paris Orly, a daily conference call will be organised at 0930PM 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 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.


Paris-Orly night curfew

Regulation of night use at Paris Orly consists in :

  • No aircraft landing between 2330 and 0600 local time unless safety is at risk,
  • No aircraft taking off between 2330 and 0600 local time,
  • Exemptions are considered and studied on an individual basis only. They will be granted by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) taking into consideration the notion of exceptional circumstances . The number and the reasons for exemptions are subject to monitoring and to an annual overview by local communities.

A strict compliance to the curfew rules will be observed for both arrivals and departures.


Orly CURFEW and ATC management :

All units make their best efforts to avoid a diversion close to the curfew time. The process will consist in :

  • identifying the potential concerned flights through collaborative process with the airlines,
    To look into the best ATM solution, anticipation is key to the process. As soon as identified, each designated CDM@ORY airline point of contact is invited to refer to air navigation services any potential curfew exceeding traffic.
  • coordinating with neighbouring ANSPs & adjacent ACCs the shortest available route to Paris Orly,
  • calculating if the curfew time at Orly will be met,
  • making sure all ATCOs on duty have the information and, if traffic permits, limit additional constraints (i.e speed restrictions, sequencing headings).


1 REGULATION (EC) No 261/2004. (14) As under the Montreal Convention, obligations on operating air carriers should be limited or excluded in cases where an event has been caused by extraordinary circumstances which could not have been avoided even if all reasonable measures had been taken. Such circumstances may, in particular, occur in cases of political instability, meteorological conditions incompatible with the operation of the flight concerned, security risks, unexpected flight safety shortcomings and strikes that affect the operation of an operating air carrier.