The Swedish Transport Agency may decide on restrictions or bans on aviation, in this way establishing restricted areas (R areas). This may be done for military or safety reasons, in view of law and order, or for reasons to do with nature conservation and environmental protection. The Swedish Transport Agency may also draw up regulations applying to these areas.
If aviation safety is at hazard, but the hazard is not so serious as to give cause for the establishment of an R area, the Swedish Transport Agency may prescribe that an area be defined as a danger area (D area).
An application for establishment of an R or D area shall include the following information:
- the applicant’s name, and the reason for or purpose of the establishment
- a description of the area including longitude and latitude (hours, minutes and seconds in six digits) in accordance with WGS 84
- the period during which the restriction is to apply
- the heights to which the restriction is to apply.
The complete application must reach the Swedish Transport Agency at the latest four weeks before the R or D area is intended to be established.
Applications from the Swedish Armed Forces
Applications from the Swedish Armed Forces will always go via their flight tactical staff’s aviation section, where their requirements are put together before the application is submitted to the Swedish Transport Agency.
Please send applications for airspace restrictions (if the applicant is not the Swedish Armed Forces) to:
Swedish Transport Agency
601 73 Norrköping
When there is a need for a swift establishment of a restricted area during regular working hours, for example following a major accident, the matter will be dealt with at the Section for Airspace and Aerodromes in Norrköping.
At all other times, urgent matters will be handled by LFV’s (the Swedish Civil Aviation Administration) airspace management cell (AMC), and decided by the Section for Airspace and Aerodromes in Norrköping, which is manned 24/7. Contact AMC by telephone on +46 (0)40 613 2701, by fax on +46 (0)40 50 02 54 or by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
A decision on the establishment of an R or D area also involves MIL NOTAM and NOTAM being issued to inform air traffic services and pilots about bans or restrictions of the right to fly through the area.
If you have any questions about airspace restrictions, please contact Eva Tingwall on +46 (0)10 495 37 76.