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AirNav Ireland provides air traffic management services including: Air Traffic Control Flight information Alerting and search and rescue services Aeronautical information North Atlantic Communications

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Air Traffic Management

AirNav Ireland provides air traffic management services in the 451,000 km2 of airspace controlled by Ireland. This airspace forms a crucial gateway for air traffic between Europe and North America.

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Flight Planning

Welcome to the AirNav Ireland Flight Planning area. This section contains allow pilots to file, change, delay or cancel flight plans.

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Aviation delivers strong economic and social benefits, but it can also have detrimental impacts on the environment. We have a critical part to play in driving down emissions and delivering a sustainable future for the industry.

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General Aviation and ATC

VFR Clearance


Pilots are often surprised when there is a delay following a request for a VFR clearance. This material explains the internal processes that must occur within Air Traffic Control (ATC) for such a request to be processed.

The processes described here are generalisations and may vary in detail depending on time of day and location. When requesting a clearance from ATC, make your request on the appropriate frequency for the area you are in, unless a particular frequency is specified in AIP Ireland. ATC will transfer you to the correct frequency if necessary.