Airport layout & stands
Name Poznan-Lawica
Transition Altitude 6500 ft AMSL
Transition Level FL 80 Based on current QNH
ATC Online
  • Preferred runways Departure preferred runways are as follows: 28, 10.
    ATC Clearance

    All flights shall leave TMA Poznan via one of the following fixes:


    SID name shall not be put in the flight plan.

    All SIDs at Poznan are RNAV 1. In order to execute them, your aircraft has to be capable of area navigation (e.g. FMC, GPS, INS). If you are unable to perform it, or you are not sure about it, inform ATC before obtaining IFR clearance.

    Expect being assigned the correct STAR. As with SIDs, RNAV 1 equipment is required.

    Poznan Delivery (EPPO_DEL) is the clearance delivery station for Poznan Airport. To get your IFR clearance, contact Poznan Delivery not more than 30 minutes before Off Block Time only with your callsign, destination and received ATIS information. Your clearance will contain: runway, assigned SID or other departure instructions, the initial climb, your squawk code and current ATIS information.

    If you are unable to comply with SIDs request a non-standard departure on initial contact with clearance delivery. In that case you may expect radar vectoring after departure.

    Please remember that currently we do not serve DCL/PDC clearance.

    Taxi procedures

    There are 2 “rapid-exit” taxiway, from RWY 10: TWY R, from RWY 28: TWY S.

    For bigger aircrafts such a B747 or B77 there is special taxi procedure. Aircrafts should enter the terminal area via TWY B and then taxi via TWY G, enter stand 20, rotate 90 degrees and stop at stand 17, parallel to TWY G. 

    Wingspan limitations:


    D2 (between TWY B and TWY S), H1, H2

    52 m

    F, N1

    36 m


    24 m

    Low Visibility Procedures (LVP)

    When RVR is less than 550 m and/or cloud ceiling is less than 200 ft Low Visibility Procedures are in operation. During LVP for landing runway 28 should be used.

    After landing runway should be vacated by taxiway D2. Departures can be conducted on runway 28 or 10. Lineup is available via taxiways: RWY 28: A, B, RWY 10: D2.

    Minimum RVR for departure is 125 m


    Stands 6-14 are used for cargo aircrafts. Stands 15-20 are used for civil aircrafts and are located near the terminal. Stands 40-42 are remote stands.

    Stands on APRON 1 and APRON 3 NORTH are used for General Aviations, mainly for flight schools.

    Start-up, pushback and taxi

    Pushback is mandatory at stands 6-20. On other stands you can taxi out of the stand. 
    Start-up and pushback

    Poznan Ground is responsible for all start-up, pushback and taxi. To ensure an adequate traffic flow, have your tow truck already connected when requesting pushback. On some remote stands pushback is not required, just request start-up and then you can taxi out of stand. 


    Before requesting taxi prepare taxi charts for the aerodrome. This is very helpful for both pilots and controllers.

    Take-off and departure 

    Ground controller will handle you to Tower with “contact” or “monitor frequency” instruction. If you are advised to monitor frequency – do not transmit, wait for controller to call you. When contacting Tower – contact with your callsign only, controller will find you.

    Prior to your departure, you should double check your FMC and the transponder: make sure you have the correct SID, your squawk code set and the transponder operating in Mode C. Be ready for departure upon reaching the holding point. In order to keep runway occupancy to a minimum, expect to receive an immediate takeoff clearance. ATC will assume every aircraft at the holding point is able to commence line up and take-off roll after clearance issued with no delay. If you are unable to comply with it, inform Poznan Tower before being number 1 in departure sequence.

    It is very important to strictly adhere to your SID and initial climb until given further instructions! When contacting the new controller, you should listen for other traffic talking on frequency to not interrupt them.

  • Preferred runways Arrival preferred runways are as follows: 28, 10.
    Arrival Procedures

    Entry to TMA Poznan shall be planned via one of the following entry fixes: 

    Expect being assigned the correct STAR.

    As with SIDs, RNAV equipment is required. If you are unable to follow the procedure, put it in your flight plan and inform the ACC controller on initial contact. You may expect vectors for arrival. There is one STAR to RWY 28 for nonRNAV aircrafts.

    The STARs only define the horizontal flight profile. Every level change (descent) has to be explicitly instructed by the ATC.

    After being issued the approach clearance, the STAR shall be continued until established on final. 

    When traffic load permits, you may expect a shortcut to one of the points of the procedure.

    STAR may be cancelled by ATC before FAF/FAP by vectoring to the approach.

    Final Approach



    RWY 10: RNP, VOR

    During final approach it is advised to maintain speed of 180 kts or greater (if possible) until 6NM DME and 160 kts or greater (if possible) until 4 NM DME. ATC may impose other speed restrictions.
    If unable to comply, notify ATC immediately.
    On runway

    For RWY 28 it is preferred to vacate via S.

    For RWY 10 it is preferred to vacate via R.

    Taxi-in If not specified otherwise by TWR, after finishing landing roll and vacating the RWY, the crew shall establish communication with Ground (if online).
  • Procedures

    VFR flights in CTR POZNAN/Lawica are required to have a flight plan. Flights shall take place according to the published VFR routes. Shortcuts, other than published, are not permitted.

    Constant (cruising) altitude and pattern altitude for VFR flights in CTR EPPO is 1500 ft. It is caused by dense buildings and high obstacles surrounding the airport. Flights shall not take place below that altitude. Flight above that altitude require coordination with APP or ACC controller (if online).

    Descent below 1500 ft is permitted only in close vicinity of the airport, during published holding procedures over VFR reporting points, approaches and runway operations.

    During high traffic load, aircraft in VFR flight may be instructed to hold as published in the holding areas:

    NORTH holding area is located between waypoints GOLF and HOTEL.

    SOUTH holding area is located between waypoints INDIA and FOXTROT.

    CTR POZNAN/Lawica is class D airspace.