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TMZ with COM channel monitoring under Schiphol TMA 1

From Thursday, July 13, 2023, through Thursday, March 21, 2024, a transponder mandatory zone (TMZ) with frequency monitoring obligation will be set under Schiphol TMA 1.

Within this TMZ, as a pilot, you must enter transponder code 7020. You also continuously monitor Amsterdam Information frequency 124,300 MHz.

On this frequency, the FIC (Flight Information Centre) provides information about traffic in the area to enable a safe flight. In addition, the controllers of the FIC can intervene if a VFR flight enters or threatens to enter a controlled area without permission.

Direct contact between the pilot and the FIC helps prevent airspace violations so that we can make the airspace safer together.

VFR flights in the Schiphol CTR

Until further notice, only VFR flights with operational necessity, such as survey flights and pipe line inspection flights, are allowed in the Schiphol CTR. 

Request events and non-standard flights

Are you organising an event that may have an impact on the airspace or conducting a non-standard flight? Then you need to coordinate about that with LVNL throught the Operational Helpdesk. In this way, we prevent undesirable situations in the airspace. Below, you find the coordination procedure for each type of flight or events. 

Events, balloons and kites


Operational Helpdesk

Intermediary between airmen and air traffic control

Available daily between 07:00 and 17:00 (local time) for requests for special flights, activities, and events.

Operational Helpdesk

Background information on flight procedures and safety 

In addition to your flight preparation, we provide you with background information on safety and flight procedures.


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  • For updates on upcoming events that may have an impact on air traffic, please register via
  • For the daily OPS plan (D-1 plan), sign up via

There is a meeting twice a year for chief pilots of airlines operating from Schiphol. To receive such updates and invitations, please register at