Annual Diplomatic Clearance Number (DCN)
(including IFR/VFR training flights and transport aircraft that participate in military exercises in The Netherlands at military air bases):
EUAT (XX) 2021
EUAT (XX) 2021 V
EUAT (XX) 2021 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.
The Netherlands 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.
All landings at civil airports in the Netherlands has to be notified for the use of the annual EDA clearance at least 2 working days before the ETD.
Note: for all landings at Rotterdam airport (EHRD) the noise certificate of the specific AC is required by the airport authorities at EHRD.
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.
Send EUDIC-request with complete dangerous goods list 10 working days before ETD.
Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR)
During office hours from 07:00 – 17:00 (NL time):
Flight Coordinator Office | Ministry of Foreign Affairs | Department 3W (WorldWide Working)
Phone: +31 70 348 65 82
Outside office hours, urgent cases, weekdays as of 17:00 (NL time) | weekends 24/24:
Duty-Phone MFA | 3W | Flight Coordinator Office
Phone: +31 6 513 40 551
Identification Officer (IDO) | 710 Squadron CRC (Control and Reporting Centre)
AOCS (Air Operations Control Station) Nieuw Milligen
Phone: +31 577 41 2386
During office hours:
Military Aviation Authority | Ministry of Defence