GEN 2 TABLES AND CODES

GEN 2.1 MEASURING SYSTEM, AIRCRAFT MARKINGS, HOLIDAYS

 
 

GEN 2.1.1 Units of measurement

The table of units of measurement shown below will be used by aeronautical stations within Reykjavík FIR for air and ground operations.

For the measurement of Units used
Mæling Mælieining
Distances used in navigation, position reporting, etc. – generally in excess of 2 nautical miles


Nautical miles and tenths (NM) – 1 NM is 1 852 m
Sjómílur og tíundu hlutar úr þeim (NM) – 1 sjómíla er 1 852 m
Fjarlægðir í leiðsögu, staðartilkynningum, o.þ.h. – yfirleitt yfir 2 sjómílum
Relatively short distances such as those relating to aerodromes (Runway lengths, etc.)Meters (m)
Metrar (m)
Tiltölulega stuttar fjarlægðir, t.d. í sambandi við flugvelli (flugbrautarlengdir, o.þ.h.).
Altitudes, elevations and heightsFeet (ft) – 1 foot is 0,305m
Fet (ft) – 1 fet er 0,305m
Flughæðir, hæð yfir sjávarmáli og staðarhæðir
Horizontal speed including wind speedKnots (kt) – Nautical miles per Hour
Hnútar (kt) – sjómílur á klukkustund
Láréttur hraði, þar með talinn vindhraði
Vertical speedFeet per minute – 1000 feet/min are 5 m/s
Fet á mínútu – 1000 fet/mín eru 5 m/s
Lóðréttur hraði
Wind direction for landing and take-offDegrees magnetic (°)
Misvísandi gráður (°)
Vindátt fyrir lendingu og flugtak
Wind direction except for landing and take-offDegrees true (°)
Réttvísandi gráður (°)
Vindátt fyrir annað en lendingu og flugtak
Visibility including runway visual rangeKilometers (km) or meters (m)
Kílómetrar (km) eða metrar (m)
Skyggni, þar með talið flugbrautarskyggni
Altimeter setting (QNH)Hectopascal (hPa)
Hektópaskal (hPa)
Einnig er hægt að fá upplýsingar um hæðarmælistöðu í tommum kvikasilfurs. 
Ath. að hektópaskal er sama stærð og millibar.
Hæðarmælisstilling (QNH)loftþrýstingur
TemperatureDegrees Celsius (°C)
Gráður á Celsíus (°C)
Hitastig
Mach numberTrue mach number
WeightMetric tons (t) or kilograms (kg)
Tonn (t) eða kílógramm (kg)
Þyngd
TimeHours (h) and minutes (min), the day of 24 hours beginning at midnight UTC
Klukkustundir (h) and mínútur (min), sólarhringur 24 tímar byrjar á miðnætti miðað við UTC
Tími

For the measurement of Units used
Mæling Mælieining
Eftirfarandi upplýsingar eru fáanlegar samkvæmt beiðni:The following units are available on request:
Altimeter settingInches of mercury
Tommur kvikasilfurs
Stilling hæðarmælis
VisibilityStatue Miles and Fractions. Keflavík airport only.
Enskar mílur og brot af þeim. Aðeins á Keflavíkurflugvelli.
Skyggni
TemperatureDegrees Fahrenheit. Keflavík airport only.
Gráður á Fahrenheit. Aðeins á Keflavíkurflugvelli.
Hitastig

GEN 2.1.2 Time system

he local standard time used in Iceland is UTC which is used in AIP Iceland, AIP Supplements and throughout the Air Traffic Services, Communication and Weather Services in Iceland. The time reported is to the nearest full minute. Time checks are accurate to the nearest 5 seconds.

GEN 2.1.3 Geodetic Reference Datum

GEN 2.1.3.1 Name/Designation of Datum

All published geographical coordinates indicating latitude and longitude are expressed in terms of the World Geodetic System- 1984 (WGS-84) geodetic reference datum.

GEN 2.1.3.2 Area of application

The area of application for the published geographical coordinates coincides with the area of responsibility of the Aeronautical Information Service, i.e. the entire territory of Iceland as well as the airspace over the high seas encompassed by the Reykjavík Flight Information Region in accordance with the regional air navigation agreement.

GEN 2.1.3.3 Use of an asterisk to identify published geographical coordinates

An asterisk (*) will be used to identify those published geographical coordinates which have been transformed into WGS-84 coordinates but whose accuracy of original field work does not meet the requirements in ICAO Annex 11, Chapter 2 and ICAO Annex 14, Volumes I and II, Chapter 2. Specifications for determination and reporting of WGS-84 coordinates are given in ICAO Annex 11, Chapter 2 and in ICAO Annex 14, Volumes I and II.

GEN 2.1.4 Aircraft Nationality and Registration Marks

The nationality mark for aircraft registered in Iceland consists of the letters TF. The nationality mark is followed by a hyphen and a registration mark consisting of three letters, e.g. TF - ABC.

GEN 2.1.5 Public Holidays - year 2021

Note.- Some administrative services may not be available and banks and other institutions may not be open on these days:

Nafn frídags / Name of holiday
Dagsetning / Day
Nýársdagur / New Year’s day
01. janúar / 01 January
Skírdagur / Maundy Thursday
01. apríl / 01 April
Föstudagurinn langi / Good Friday
02. apríl / 02 April
Páskadagur / Easter Sunday
04. apríl / 04 April
Annar í páskum / Easter Monday
05. apríl / 05 April
Sumardagurinn fyrsti / First Day of Summer
22. apríl / 22 April
Frídagur verkalýðsins / Labour Day
01. maí / 01 May
Uppstigningardagur / Ascension Day
13. maí / 13 May
Hvítasunnudagur / Whitsunday
23. maí / 23 May
Mánudagur eftir Hvítasunnudag / Monday after Whitsunday
24. maí / 24 May
Þjóðhátíðardagurinn / Constitution Day
17. júní / 17 June
Frídagur verslunarmanna / Trades Peoples Holiday
02. ágúst / 02 August
Aðfangadagur jóla / Christmas Eve
24. desember / 24 December
Jóladagur / Christmas Day
25. desember / 25 December
Annar í jólum / Boxing Day
26. desember / 26 December
Gamlársdagur / New Year’s Eve
31. desember / 31 December


Note
- Maundy Thursday, Thursday before
- Good Friday, Friday before Easter
- Easter Monday, Monday after Easter Sunday
- First day of summer, first Thursday after April 18th
- Ascension Day, 06th Thursday after Easter
- Trades Peoples Holiday, first Monday in August
- 24 December from noon (Christmas Eve)
- 31 December from noon (New Years Eve)

GEN 2.1.6 Spelling of place names

National usage has governed the spelling of place names in AIP Iceland and AIP Supplements. Where appropriate the Icelandic letters “ð” and “þ” have been substituted with “d” and “th” respectively.