Annual Diplomatic Clearance Number (DCN)
EUAT (XX) 2022
EUAT (XX) 2022 V
EUAT (XX) 2022 DG
(XX) stands for the ISO 3166 two-letter country code of the signatory using the DCN for their flight, with the exception of EL being used for Greece.
Austria selected option 1.
Detailed information on the option 1 can be found in the DIC TA. The main points are described in the FAQ under “DIC Option”.
Additional Regulations / Instructions
For “Excluded Aerodromes / Areas“, “Air-to-Air Refueling Flights“, “Transport Helicopter Flights“, and “IATA-non-compliant Dangerous Goods” see the dedicated sections further down.
DIC TA DCN applicability:
The Annual DCN is applicable for military flights (i.e. military-registered aircraft).
Foreign military formation flights under instrument flight rules (IFR) conducting flights within FIR WIEN shall be in accordance with national regulations and permissions, in particular:
- a standard military GAT formation operating under IFR shall consist in general of MAX 4 aircraft;
- for communication with ATC call sign and wording “formation” shall be used;
- the formation shall operate as a single aircraft with regard to navigation and position reporting;
- the formation leader shall ensure that the formation does not exceed 1 KM (0.5 NM) laterally and longitudinally and 30 M (100 FT) vertically;
- all aircraft of the formation shall be VHF and transponder equipped;
- unless differently instructed, only the lead aircraft shall squawk as directed by ATC.
The Annual DCN is not valid for training flights. Training flights in general require an application for single permit.
Military Flight Plans and associated update messages should be filed at least 24 hours prior to activation of the flight plan to the Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Network address LOXBDCNR for pre-flight information.
Austrian war material prohibitions and restrictions:
Weapons of Mass Destruction: The import, export or transit as well as the sale, brokering and possession of nuclear, biological or chemical weapons of mass destruction is generally prohibited and punishable as a criminal offence pursuant to Austrian national law.
Other weapons: The import, export or transit as well as the sale, brokering and possession of anti-personnel-mines and anti-detection mechanisms, blinding laser weapons and cluster munitions as defined in the cluster munitions con¬ven¬tion is prohibited and punishable as a criminal offence, subject to the following exceptions:
- Import, possession and storage of anti-personnel mines for their immediate destruction.
- Import, export or transit as well as the sale, brokering and possession of laser systems, including laser systems used against optical equipment, whose legitimate military employment may result in blinding as an incidental or collateral effect.
- Import, export and transit, possession and storage of cluster munitions as defined in the cluster munitions convention for their immediate destruction.
Caveats tanker operations:
Aerial refueling in Austrian airspace is not permitted.
The DIC TA DCN is not valid for landings at military airports.
For landing and departure the use of a civil aerodromes is mandatory.
Off-field landings are not covered by the DIC TA DCN.
Air-to-Air Refueling Flights (AAR)
AAR missions in transit phase with no AAR action in progress and/or no joined fighter aircraft present are considered ‘Transportation Missions’ of ‘Military Transport Aircraft’ acc. to Section 3 of the DIC TA and thus subject to the implementation of its provisions (annual DCN published on DIC portal, and/or harmonized request procedure).
Transport Helicopter Flights
Transport helicopter missions are considered ‘Transportation Missions’ of ‘Military Transport Aircraft’ acc. to section 3 of the DIC TA and thus subject to the implementation of its provisions (annual DCN published on DIC portal, and/or harmonized request procedure).
The DIC TA DCN is not applicable for flights with combat helicopters.
IATA-non-compliant Dangerous Goods
All transports of ICAO-/IATA-non-compliant dangerous goods require a minimum of 10 working days for processing. Applications which do not adhere to this term of timely approval cannot be guaranteed.
Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR)
During office hours:
Austrian Ministry of Defence / Military Aviation Division
Phone: +43 50 201 10 – 24308, or – 24309
Outside office hours:
Joint Forces Command / Duty Officer Air
Phone: +43 50 201 80 – 23015
Fax: +43 50 201 80 – 17051
POC for managing foreign state requests for military operated flights with war material on board (in accordance with the Austrian War Material Regulation):
Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior
Directorate General III Department III/3
Phone: +43 1 53 126 – 3623
Fax: +43 1 53 126 – 3760