Please ensure you permanently monitor the appropriate radio frequency.

Un aéronef en vol doit établir une communication radio bilatérale directe avec l'organisme intéressé du contrôle de la circulation aérienne et garder une écoute permanente sur la fréquence radio appropriée.
Afin de vous faciliter la tâche pour vos communications avec l'Aéroport de Sion, voici les principales fréquences radio de Sion.

  • Sion ground

    121.700 MHz

  • Sion Tower

    118.275 MHz

  • ATIS - service +41 (0)22 417 40 80

    130.625 MHz

  • Airport Handling

    131.475 MHz

  • Sion Approach

    126.825 MHz

  • ILS

    110.7 MHz

  • VOR SION

    112.15 MHz

  • ALPINE JET SERVICE HANDLING

    131.670 MHz

  • TAG AVIATION HANDLING

    131.950 MHz

Documents

IFR procedures

All pilots (PIC) wishing to operate under IFR at Sion must be trained and qualified for local IFR approach procedures with a plane that can carry out an IGS approach on a 6° slope initially then 3.5° on final approach.

Qualification A

DA/MDA 8,000 feet min.
Pilot Qualification Type A: available on our website via an online theoretical instruction module.

www.sion-qualification.ch

Qualification B

Authorised to carry out an IGS approach with DA/MDA under 8,000 feet.
Pilot Qualification Type B: for this qualification, the pilot must be trained and qualified for Sion via a local instruction programme which includes a flight with one of the airport’s official instructors.

Tél. +41 (0)27 329 06 00
Fax. +41 (0)27 329 06 16
E-mail : aeroport@sion.ch

Sion B Qualification
High Performance Departure, IGS Approach

Sion B Qualification
Grana Departure, Visual RWY 07

Sion B Qualification
L/H Visual Circuit

See more videos on our YouTube channel

For further information visit www.sion-qualification.ch

VFR procedures

VFR arrivals

VFR departures

VFR transit

Training circuits

All aircraft must carry serviceable radio equipment and the pilot must own a radio licence (English or French). Inbound traffic should establish initial contact with the control tower (118.275 MHz) when arriving over the following locations: Martigny, for inbound traffic from the west; in the Rhône Leuk Valley, for inbound traffic from the east; in the Rhône Sanetsch Valley, for inbound traffic from the north; or 5 minutes before entering the control zone (CTR).

The descent must be planned in order to not reach MNM ALT before the REP, while taking safety into account. The S (Sierra) reporting point is used when runway 07 is in use, while the N (November) point is used when runway 25 is in use. Do not confuse E1 with E2. E2 (Village of Saint-Léonard) is closer to the airport than E1 (Town of Sierre). For arrivals from the east, care must be taken not to enter the TMA without ATC authorisation.

Filing a flight plan (FPL) or a flight notification is mandatory before every flight. For outbound VFR aircraft, it is not necessary to request start-up, except in the event of an IFR link-up planned within the Geneva area (Z flight plan). Taxi according to the instructions provided by Sion ground staff 121.700 Mhz to the holding point on the active runway. Crossing the runway towards holding point 07 is permitted only with the authorisation of Sion ground staff. Prior to departure, convey your exit route (through NW or through Z1).

Tower (118.275 MHz) and Ground (121.700 Mhz) frequencies can be coupled. If take-off clearance is received on the Ground frequency, change independently to the Tower frequency once the take-off phase is complete. After departure, leave the CTR while keeping to the right of the valley and report “Through NW” or “Through Z1”.

When the weather is ideal for flying in the Alps, numerous aircraft travel through the Rhône Valley. To request a crossing, simply make an announcement over the Tower frequency stating the aircraft’s complete call sign, position, altitude and direction of the crossing. If the aircraft is fitted with a transponder, squawk code VFR 7000 in C mode (altitude). Expect glider, paraglider and hang-glider activity in the summer.

For non-based aircraft, circuiting the airfield is prohibited during the following periods:


Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 8 am LT, from 12 noon to 1 pm LT and from 6 pm to 8 pm LT.

Bank holidays and Sundays.

Important

This AIP publication including downloads is NOT FOR OPERATIONAL USE. For navigation and flight preparation see official AIP Switzerland (LSGS) , NOTAM or other officially authorized publications.

Airfield

Runway information

Opening hours

Ground assistance service

Airfield geographical and administration data

ARP coordinates and site at Aerodrome
46 13 09N 007 19 37E - RWY midpoint
Direction and distance from the CITY
2.5 km SW Sion
Elevation/Reference temperature
1581 ft AMSL - 25.5º C
MAG VAR/Annual change
1° E (2011) / 0°10’ eastwards
AD Administration, address, telephone, telefax, telex, AFS
Post: Aéroport de Sion Route de l’aéroport CH-1950 Sion
Phone: +41 (0) 27 329 06 00
Fax: +41 (0) 27 329 06 16
AFS: LSGSYDYX
SITA: SIRAPXH -SIRKKLX
AFS: LSGSZPZX
Email: aeroport@sion.ch
URL: http://www.sionairport.ch/
Types of traffic permitted (IFR/VFR)
IFR/VFR
Remarks
Geodetic undulation reference for ARP: 169.9 ft

Runway information

RWY Designator
TORY (m)
Toda (m)
ASDA (m)
LDA (m)
Remarks
07
1575
1575
1575
1917
Max lengths with MIL net barrier raised
1982
2060
1982
Max lengths with MIL net barrier lowered
25
1543
1543
1543
1907
Max lengths with MIL net barrier raised
1967
2060
1967
Max lengths with MIL net barrier lowered
1167
1167
1167
N/A
INT BRAVO lenghts with MIL net barrier raised
07 GRASS
500
560
560
660
Only VFR operations (see LSGS AD INFO)
25 GRASS
660
660
660
560

Opening hours

AD Administration
APR-SEP: 0500 - HRH, MAX 1800
OCT-MAR: 0700 - HRH, MAX 1900
HRH = Day and night limits. REF: GEN 2.7
Customs and immigration
AD OPR HR
Health and sanitation
AD OPR HR
AIS Briefing Office
AD OPR HR
ATS Reporting Office (ARO)
AD OPR HR
MET Briefing Office
AD OPR HR
ATS
HX
Fuelling
AD OPR HR
Handling
AD OPR HRAD OPR HR
SecuritySecurity
AD OPR HR
De-icingDe-icing
AD OPR HR
Remarks
Outside AD administration hours - OPS and services O/R. Special permission is required for flights outside of the opening hours.
APR-SEP: 1800 - 1900, PPR until 1000
OCT-MAR: 0600 - 0700, PPR until 1600 the preceding day, HRH - 2000, PPR until 1100

Special Flights inside CTR and TMA
Special FLTs are subject to coordination requirements. Refer to VFR Manual, VFR RAC 4-0-7
Or via
URL:
http://www.skyguide.ch/en/services/aim-services/special-flights-activities/

Ground assistance service

Cargo handling facilities
Handling possible O/R
Fuel/oil types
JET A1, AVGAS 100LL, AVGAS
UL91 MOBIL 2, MOBIL 254, W80, W100, 15W50
Fuelling facilities/capacity
JET A1: 2 trucks 20’000 litres, 1200 litres/min
AVGAS 100LL: 2 trucks 2’500 litres, 240 litres/min
AVGAS UL91: 1 trailer 2’000 litres
De-icing facilities
NOV 01 - APR 30: De-icing assured
De-icing fluids available: Type I Kilfrost DF-Plus; Type II Kilfrost ABC K-Plus On-stand de-icing: Sion Airport
Hangar space available for visiting aircraft
For ACFT up to 77’000 kg, type A320
Repair facilities for visiting aircraft
Major aircraft repairs up to 5700 kg
Remarks
For non-based aircraft with MTOM > 3 tons, a handling agent is mandatory. Self-handling is not allowed. The handling agents are:

Aéroport de Sion
Phone: +41 (0)27 329 06 00
Fax: +41 (0)27 329 06 16
Email: aeroport@sion.ch

TAG Aviation
Phone: +41 (0)27 305 24 24
Fax: +41 (0)27 322 14 16
Email: handling.sion@tagaviation.ch

Alpine Jet Services
Phone: +41 (0)27 327 30 50
Fax: +41 (0)27 327 30 51
Email: handling@alpinejet.ch

For such FLTs the name of the handling agent shall be entered in item 18 "other information" of the ICAO flight plan.

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