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Grenchen Airport is one of the most important regional airports in Switzerland. With its approx. 60,000 flight movements, its four runways and its instrumental approach and departure procedures, is it a well-equipped airport that is ideal for flight schools and an ideal location for top training courses.
Business people benefit from fast processes, pleasant handling and well-equipped seminar rooms. Companies find ideal development opportunities. Aircraft owners appreciate Grenchen as an ideal location with all the necessary maintenance companies. Grenchen Airport is open 362 days a year and can be approached in almost any weather thanks to instrumental flight options.
Facts & Figures
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Grenchen Airport is perfectly located for business flights: The entire watchmaking, medical technology and high-tech region between Biel and Olten can be reached in no time at all, but that’s not all:
- Taxi service
- ICAO-certified fuel station
- Maintenance company on site
- Hotel and restaurant available
- Open 362 days a year
- IFR approaches and departures possible
- External Schengen border
- Centrally located (Neuchâtel, Biel, Olten, Aarau and Bern are within easy reach)
- Conference and seminar rooms available
- Passenger and pilot lounge
- Direct access to the ramp
as a base
All sectors are represented at Grenchen Airport: business aviation, private aircraft, helicopters, gliders, parachutists and model aircraft. Four runways, three grass, one 980 metre hard surface, a top friendly team, everything you need for maintenance, an ICAO-certified petrol station and much more. See here how centrally located this airport is.
- Fast processing
- IFR arrivals and departures possible
- Fuel (ICAO-certified)
- Open 362 days a year
The ideal starting point
Being a training aerodrome is in Grenchen Airport’s DNA. It is a true centre of excellence for flight training. Commercial, professional, military and private pilots are trained here. There are no fewer than 10 flying schools here, including two large ones, the Grenchen Flying School and the European Flight Academy, the Lufthansa Group’s flying school. Rega and the Swiss Air Force also rely on Grenchen as a centre of excellence and provide training here. Together with the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Grenchen offers the Pilot FH degree. Pilots who have trained in Grenchen go on to fly for Swiss, Edelweiss, the Swiss Air Force or in business aviation.
Grenchen Airport gained its reputation as an ideal training ground due to the high number of aircraft movements, the mix of sectors, the frequently used tower frequency with and without air traffic controller services and the challenging topography at the southern foot of the Jura.
- IFR without ATC
- Night flight training
- 980 metres hard surface runway
- Three grass runways
- SPHAIR site for powered flight & Para
- Large theory rooms with top equipment