Special Operations

Definition of high Risk Operation in Icelandic airspace

  1. Operation over any congested area of a city, town, settlement or over any open assembly of persons at a height where;

    • in the event of an engine failure performance is not available to enable the aircraft to safely continue the flight, nor to perform a forced landing out of the congested area;
    • at height below a height of 1000 ft over-congested area or 500 ft in other areas.

  2. Helicopter operations with external loads operations over congested areas with a combination of height and speed that does not enable to perform a safe forced landing in the event of an engine failure.

  3. Helicopter external loads operations over congested areas.

  4. Helicopter external loads with any pollutants that might pollute soil, water or atmosphere.

  5. Human external cargo operations where the helicopter is unable to perform one engine inoperative out-of-ground effect hover (including heli-skiing where a helicopter does not land fully when skiers leave the helicopter).

An operator must hold a high-risk-operation approval issued by the NCAA and that approval must be approved by The Icelandic Transport Authority/ICETRA.

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