Due to the shift of the magnetic north pole, the east-west runway of the EuroAirport will be renamed. The east-west runway, previously known as 08/26, has been given the new name 07/25.
The renaming of the east-west runway from 08/26 to 07/25 has an impact in particular on the publications of the aviation authorities and the airport as well as on the lettering and markings of the runways at EuroAirport. All take-off and landing procedures remain unchanged, as well as the name of the north-south runway 15/33, as the airport informs.
In aviation, a runway is named after its magnetic orientation, which is rounded to the nearest ten degrees. For example, the magnetic runway direction of 254 ° results in the runway designation 25. While the geographic north always remains in the same place, the magnetic north pole moves. The magnetic orientation of the slopes therefore changes a little every year. In aviation, aeronautical information must therefore be updated from time to time.