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AUSTRIA

Annual Diplomatic Clearance Number (DCN)

2019
… for routine air transport of personnel / cargo:

    EUAT (XX) 2019

… for VIP flights:

    EUAT (XX) 2019 V

… for flights with IATA- / ICAO-compliant Dangerous Goods:

    EUAT (XX) 2018 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.

DIC Option

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 and flights by an aircraft recorded in a civilian register but flying under the authorization of a participating nations armed forces, or fulfilling a military purpose (military operated flight).

Formation flights:

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;
  • 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.

Flight plans:

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.

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 con­ven­tion 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.

Military-operated flights carrying war material:

All military operated flights not carrying military personnel wishing to overfly, land or operate in Austrian territory, shipping military technology and equipment according to the Austrian Regulation on War Material must submit a request to the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior for special permit. For approval the completed Form Annex B has to be transmitted by e-mail no later than 40 working days prior to overflight/landing to the address mentioned under head other contacts.

Caveats tanker operations:

Aerial refueling in Austrian airspace is not permitted.

Additional DIC Form Requirements:

Request form OR1-Annex B for the authorization of the transport of War Material with a military operated aircraft AT_OR1-Annex-B Austrian War Material Regulation AT_war_material_regulation

 

Excluded Aerodromes

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.

 

Excluded Areas

None.

 

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 and Sports Military Aviation Division

Email:       overflight.permit@bmlvs.gv.at

Phone:     +43 50 201 10 – 24308, or – 24309

Fax:          +43 50 201 10 – 17041

 

Outside office hours:

Joint Forces Command / Duty Officer Air

Email:       skfuekdo.dhoopz@bmlvs.gv.at

Phone:     +43 50 201 80 – 23015

Fax:          +43 50 201 80 – 17051

 

Other Contacts

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

Email:       bmi-iii-3@bmi.gv.at

Phone:     +43 1 53 126 – 3623

Fax:          +43 1 53 126 – 3760

 

Useful Links

www.bundesheer.at/english/flight_clearance.shtml

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