Brussels National / Zaventem Airport

National, Zaventem, Melsbroek, Luchthaven Brussel-Nationaal, Aéroport Bruxelles-National

Historical approach and aerodrome charts

Luchthaven Brussel-Nationaal / Aéroport Bruxelles-National / Vliegbasis Melsbroek

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CoordinatesN505358 E0042923 (WGS84) Google Maps
Location indicatorEBBR, EBMB
Map with location of Brussels National / Zaventem Airport, Belgium

In the 1950s

NDB approach chart runway 25 Brussels Melsbroek 1954
NDB approach runway 25 (July 1954) (Source: US DoD)
ILS approach chart runway 25 Brussels Zaventem Airport, Belgium 1954
ILS approach runway 25 (July 1954) (Source: US DoD)
Range approach runway 25 Brussels Airport, Belgium 1954
Range approach runway 25 (July 1954) (Source: US DoD)
Aerodrome map Brussels National Airport, Belgium 1954
Aerodrome (July 1954) - There are three runways - 02/20: length 2025 m, width 50 m (6643 feet x 164 feet), 07/25: length 2450 m, width 50 m (8038 feet x 164 feet), 12/30: length 1600 m, width 50 m (5249 feet x 164 feet). (Source: US DoD)

In the 1960s

ILS approach chart runway 26L Brussels National / Zaventem Airport, Belgium 1960
ILS approach runway 26L (October 1960) - There are three runways - 08L/26R (former 07/25): length 3640 m, width 45 m (11942 feet x 148 feet), 08R/26L: length 2292 m, width 50 m (7520 feet x 164 feet), 02/20: length 2822 m, width 50 m (9258 feet x 164 feet). Runway 12/30 was closed, but 08R/26L newly built. It is noteworthy that the instrument landing system is not only equipped with an Inner Marker, but also has an additional marker, shown here as XM EXTRA MARKER. (Source: US DoD)

In the 1970s

Brussels National / Zaventem Airport on a map 1972
Brussels National / Zaventem Airport on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972 (Source: ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin)
Brussels Zaventem Airport, satellite image from 1975
Satellite image from 10 June 1975 - The view is partly impaired by clouds. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Brussels Melsbroek Airfield, satellite picture from 1977
Satellite image from 29 August 1977 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Index to the objects shown on the maps

Aerodromes / Aérodromes:

  • Antwerpen Deurne
  • Beauvechain
  • Bruxelles Evere
  • Bruxelles National
  • Chièvres
  • Grimbergen
  • Keerbergen
  • Liège
  • Zoersel

Airspace / Espace aérien:

  • BE(P)-1A, BE(P)-1B, BE(P)-3

Radio beacons / Radiophares aéronautiques:

  • Beauvechain TACAN
  • Bressy NDB, VOR
  • Bruno NDB "BU"
  • Brussels NBD "OB", Locator "MM", ILS "BR", Outer Marker, Middle Marker, Inner Marker
  • Haren NDB "ONB"
  • Liège TACAN
  • Nicky NDB, VOR
  • Silly NDB, VOR

Air traffic control / Contrôle de la circulation aérienne:

  • Brussels Approach Control, Brussels Tower

Source for all maps, if not marked otherwise: US Department of Defense (US DoD)


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