ENR 1.10.1 Procedures for the submission of a flight plan

A flight plan shall be submitted in accordance with regulation 770/2010 prior to operating:

  1. any flight or portion thereof to be provided with air traffic control service;
  2. every IFR flight;
  3. any flight across international borders;
  4. any flight requesting alerting service.

(for supplementary information regarding FPL for international operations see ENR 1.8.3).

ENR Time of submission

The requirement of ATS units in the airspace along the route to be flown for timely information shall be taking into account. Flight plans shall be submitted with the minimum prior notice:

  1. 30 minutes for domestic flights;
  2. 60 minutes for international flights; except
  3. 180 minutes for flights to Europe (NMOC).

ENR Place of submission

The flight plan shall be submitted to the relevant ATS unit. See ENR 1.11

ENR Alerting service

By submission of a complete flight plan, alerting service is provided from the departure of an aircraft until its landing, however, as far as a VFR-flight is concerned only in case of overdue arrival at destination.

If requesting to close a flight plan during flight before the destination is reached, the following report shall be transmitted via radio to the appropriate ATS-unit: 'CLOSING MY FLIGHT PLAN'. Consequently the alerting service is terminated at the same time.

ENR Contents and form of a flight plan

Flight plan shall be forwarded on an ICAO form, or that the message complies with AFTN format.
If an e-mail is used, a contact must be established to confirm reception of the FPL.

When filing a flight plan by telephone the sequence of items in the ICAO flight plan form shall be followed.

ICAO FPL form can be found at Isavia home page.

A FPL can be submitted by filling out the ICAO FPL form and send it as attachment to: fjarrit@isavia.is

See contents of the ICAO FPL form in ENR 1.8.4.

ENR Adherence to ATS route structure

Unless otherwise authorized by the appropriate ATS authority, or directed by the appropriate air traffic control unit, controlled flights shall, in so far as practicable:

  1. when on an established ATS route, operate along the defined centre line of that route; or
  2. when on any other route, operate directly between the navigation facilities and/or points defining that route.

ENR Changeover point

Subject to the overriding requirement in an aircraft operating along an ATS route segment defined by reference to very high frequency omnidirectional radio ranges shall change over for its primary navigation guidance from the facility behind the aircraft to that ahead of it at, or as close as operationally feasible to, the changeover point, where established.

ENR Reporting of deviations

Deviation from the requirements in shall be notified to the appropriate air traffic services unit.

ENR Inadvertent changes

In the event that a controlled flight inadvertently deviates from its current flight plan, the following action shall be taken:

  1. Deviation from track: if the aircraft is off track, action shall be taken forthwith to adjust the heading of the aircraft to regain track as soon as practicable.
  2. Variation in true airspeed: if the average true airspeed at cruising level between reporting points varies or is expected to vary by plus or minus 5 per cent of the true airspeed, from that given in the flight plan, the appropriate air traffic services unit shall be so informed.
  3. Change in time estimate: if the time estimate for the next applicable reporting point, flight information region boundary or destination aerodrome, whichever comes first, is found to be in error in excess of more than 2 minutes from that notified to air traffic services, or such other period of time as is prescribed by the appropriate ATS authority or on the basis of air navigation regional agreements, a revised estimated time shall be notified as soon as possible to the appropriate air traffic services unit.

ENR Authorisation for special flights

Requests for special flights shall be sent to ICETRA.

ENR 1.10.2 Repetitive flight plan system

Reykjavik FIR Repetitive flight plans (RPL) are no longer used due to unique equipment requirements in flight plans. Operators of flights to/from the IFPZ can however use RPL service provided by NMOC, See NMOC Handbook - IFPS Users Manual.

ENR 1.10.3 Changes to a submitted flight plan

Subject to the provisions of ENR all changes to a flight plan submitted for an IFR flight, or a VFR flight operated as a controlled flight, shall be reported as soon as practicable to the appropriate air traffic services unit.

For other VFR flights, significant changes to a flight plan shall be reported as soon as practicable to the appropriate air traffic services unit.

Note: If the flight plan is submitted for the purpose of obtaining air traffic control service, the aircraft is required to wait for an air traffic control clearance prior to proceeding in accordance with the amended FPL. If the flight plan is submitted for the purpose of obtaining flight information service, the aircraft is required to wait for acknowledgment of receipt by the unit providing the service.