Sion Airport - LSGS

 

General Information

Sion Airport (IATASIRICAOLSGS) is the airport of the city of SionSwitzerland.  Sion Airport is the only airport in Switzerland to be used for civil and military aviation.

It is also an airport with a difficult approach due to the mountains and the curved valley. As it is an international airport, there is a permanent customs service. The few charter flights are coming from London or going to Corsica; but the main traffic is consisting of business or tourism flights. 

Coordinates: N 46° 13' 9" - E 7° 19' 37"
Elevation: 1581 ft / 482 m (AMSL)
Radio communication language: English / Français
Website: http://www.sionairport.ch

 

ATC Facilities

Name

ICAO-Code

Frequency

Sion Radar

LSGS_APP

126.825 Mhz

Sion Tower

LSGS_TWR

118.275 Mhz

Sion Ground

LSGS_GND

121.700 Mhz

 

Runways

RunwayHeadingDimensionElevationSurface
07
073°
6562 ft/2000 m X 131 ft/40 m
1578 ft
Concrete
07 Grass 073° 2165 ft/660 m X 98 ft/30 m 1578 ft Grass
25
253°
6562 ft/2000 m X 131 ft/40 m
1581 ft
Concrete
25 Grass 253° 2165 ft/660 m X 98 ft/30 m 1581 ft Grass

 

Navigation Facilities

NameIDFrequencyCourse
SION VOR
SIO
112.150 Mhz
 
IGS 25
ISI
110.700 Mhz
246°
FRIBOURG VOR FRI 110.850 Mhz  
ST-PREX VOR SPR 113.900 Mhz  
GENEVA VOR GVA 115.750 Mhz  

 

Ground procedures

ACFT with wingspan more than 98'/30m exit via TWY S or back track via TWY G.

TWY S between TWY G and Link 3 MAX wingspan of 95'/29m for selfmanoeuvring.

Taxi procedure in RED for commercial aircrafts like A319, B737, ...
Orange boundary limit for commercial aircrafts

 

Parking

Use only of the Transit Parking and Civil Parking for light type.

Arrivals

Use directs to GRANA as IAF.

The RNAV RNP approach is now preferred instead of the IGS ! More precise, less visibility and no visual approach. Priorize by checking the aircraft equipment.

Be aware of the glide/approach path, more than 6°. The airplane is advised be ready (full flaps and gear down) initiating the approach !

In case of use of the IGS, you can clear the traffic to land only within the breaking off of the visual part.

 

Runway 07

Very rare but it can happen. Be aware of the circling minimas, departures, and so on.

Departures

Use Uniform departures for commercial jets.

 

Documents for Controllers

In the following list-section you can find additional documents that will help you controlling and/or flying to Sion.

  • Handy Sheet, document that sums up all the needed information for Sion Airport such as SID's, IGS's and squawk tables.

Sceneries

You will here find all the usable sceneries for your Flight Simulator, no matter if payware or freeware

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