Germany

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) 2019 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

Germany 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.


General remarks:

  1. Besides the DIC TA provisions, aircrews are to observe in their flight preparation have to adhere to all national rules, international agreements, ICAO rules, national military or civil AIP, ATC regulations, and NOTAMs.
  2. During missions conducted under the DIC TA DCN any type of ISTAR and/or EW equipment as well as Defensive Aid Sub Systems will be switched to “OFF”, “INACTIVE””, “SAFE” or “Stand-By” mode.

The following cases require a special and individual clearance by the German MoD:

  1. Entries into the Federal States of Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia (Five New Federal States) as well as Berlin. For transit across the Five New Federal States (without landings) the annual DIC TA DCN is valid. Furthermore, participants of the DIC TA do not need an individual clearance to enter Berlin in order to visit their diplomatic missions.
  2. Low Level flights (flights below 1500 ft above ground or water) by foreign military aircraft according to the Military Aeronautical Information Publication (MilAIP GER).
  3. All aircraft involvement in military exercises require also a special clearance by MoD SE I 4, stating the type, period and location of the exercise as well as the personnel strength of the unit(s) concerned and the types of weapons carried. Deadline for submission to MoD SE I 4 not later than 15 working days prior to the intended date of the exercise.
  4. All special and individual clearance requests have to be submitted to MoD SE I 4 via email or fax +49 (0) 30 2004 55079

Caveats:

According to the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany (Two-plus-Four Treaty) dated 12 September 1990, all entries into the Federal States of Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia (Five New Federal States) as well as Berlin by foreign military forces have to be approved by the German government.

 

Excluded Aerodromes

As per national regulation, the DIC TA DCN is not valid for landings at  all airports inside the five new federal states and Berlin (see section “Additional Regulations” above).

 

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

The transportation of ICAO/IATA non-compliant hazardous cargo always requires the submission of a request for an individual clearance. Requests must be submitted to MoD SE I 4 no later that 15 working days prior to the intended flight.
Standard DIC TA form HC to be used for DIC TA participating countries ONLY.

The amount of carried dangerous goods as well as the indication of the concerned hazard classes must be unsolicitedly reported to BAIUDBw GS III 1 either separately by / after each respective flight or in total in one annual report not later than March 31 each year for the year before.

All reporting is to be done by email to: baiudbwgsiii1@bundeswehr.org

 

Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR)

During office hours:

MoD Germany, SE I 4

Email:     bmvgsei4@bmvg.bund.de

Phone:    +49 30 2004 25080 or +49 30 2004 25072

Urgent cases (mobile): +49 151 18097039

 

Outside office hours:

MoD Germany, Readiness Center German Armed Forces (Bereitschaftszentrum Bw)

Email:      bmvgbd@bmvg.bund.de

Phone:    +49 30 2004 55555

 

Other Contacts

None.

 

Useful Links

None.

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