Business Aviation Operations to Dublin

by Admin on November 14, 2022

Ireland’s capital, Dublin Airport (IATA: DUB, ICAO: EIDW), is one of the top destinations for jet aviation business jets in Europe. Its location on the east coast makes it a convenient location for business travelers, as it is well-connected with the rest of Europe and the world. There are five international Ireland airports:

  • Dublin Ireland Airport
  • Cork Airport
  • Shannon Airport
  • Knock Airport
  • Belfast Airport

Jet aviation business jets travel to Dublin is primarily handled at Dublin Airport (EIDW). It has a runway length of 3,110 m (10,203 ft) and is called runway 10R/28L at Dublin Airport. More than 30 million passengers pass through the airport every year, making it one of Europe’s busiest. There is a 10 km distance between the airport and the city center.

With over 100,000 business aviation traffic per year, Dublin Airport is a major hub for business aviation companies. In addition to plenty of aircraft parking, Dublin (EIDW) offers full services/credit to business aviation companies. Taxiways, runways, and tarmac are all well maintained and receive frequent maintenance.

Dublin Ireland Airport Time Range

There are no closures at EIDW except for the annual closure between December 24, 2300 local, and December 26, 0600 local. It is only possible to fly during this 31-hour period if it is an emergency. Traffic is expected to be heavier during peak hours:

  • 600-0730 local
  • 2100-2230 local

There are no operating restrictions for General Aviation (GA).

The Dublin International Airport Slots

A slot requirement is the same for all aircraft flying to or from EIDW, whether they are private non-revenue aircraft or charter aircraft (non-scheduled commercial flights). Online coordination is required to request airport slots, and you must create an account to do so.

If you miss an airport slot, there’s no penalty, and slot deviations are -/+ 15 minutes. There may be restrictions on slot availability during inclement weather. In addition, during peak airline movement periods, the following typically happens:

  • 0600-0730 local
  • 2100-2230 local

There may be a limit to the number of slots available. Airport slots are governed by Euro control, but if an emergency arises, EIDW airport authorities can authorize them.

When the ground handler receives your schedule, it will apply for airport slots immediately. This slot request procedure does not require any documents.

Prior Permission Required (PPR) for Slots

Prior Permission Required is an abbreviation that indicates that permission is required from the appropriate authority for certain aeronautical activities. In appendix B, section B36.5(c), noise limits are prescribed for aircraft that do not meet Stage 3 noise requirements.

Obtaining approval from the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) is best accomplished by contacting them directly. The recommended five-day lead time is usually enough for permits for non-Stage 3 operations. However, you may be limited as to the routes and/or levels of flights you can take.

Landing Permits and Needed Documents

A set of documents must be attached to landing permit applications by most civil aviation authorities (CAA). Although most CAAs require documents regarding the operator and aircraft:

  • Air Operator Certificate (AOC)
  • Certificate of Registration (COR)
  • Certificate of Airworthiness (COA)
  • Airworthiness Review Certificate
  • Noise Certificate and Insurance Certificate

In addition to meeting the local regulatory requirements for coverage and liability, some additional documents are required, such as the charter agreement between the airline and the charterer. Various civil aviation authorities around the world outline in this brief some of the major requirements for issuing landing permits at Zurich Airport ZRH so that commercial, private, and charter aircraft can make landings there.

Ireland Dublin Overflight PermitsBusiness Aviation Operations to Dublin

Flying over Dublin does not require an overflight permit. It is imperative that the flight plan is documented and filed two hours prior to departure. No CAA processing fees are charged for this filing with the Irish Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA). In order to ensure a smooth flight, the necessary documentation process and reporting to the Irish Civil Aviation Authority must be done within the ICAA’s working hours of 0100Z to 1000Z.

Ground Handling at Dublin Ireland Airport

Dublin Ireland airport has just two ground handling companies that provide quality jet aviation business jets services. A ground handler can provide you with a cost quote in order to help you refine your operating options.

1. Baggage Handling

Checked baggage is transported from the check-in desk at Dublin Airport to loading areas using a Baggage Handling System (BHS). Also, a BHS transports bags from airplanes to baggage claim areas or to transfer areas, where they are loaded onto another plane for onward travel.

A sophisticated technology is used to move baggage almost completely automatically from the check-in counter to the departure gate:

  • Vehicles capable of loading and unloading baggage without stopping include destination-coded vehicles (DCVs) that are powered by linear induction motors
  • The baggage is automatically routed to the gate by conveyors fitted with junctions and sorting machines

2. Fuel Service

There is a fuel farm located on the airport where fuel is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by truck. Despite being an airfield, these lacks hydrant facilities. Fuel suppliers are available to business aviation companies. Commercial fuelers like Jet A and Jet A-1 are available for use.

Nevertheless, scheduled commercial operations get priority, and delays for General Aviation (GA) can sometimes be two hours or more. An aviation fuel card may be an issue in some circumstances, but using a ground handler’s fuel truck is faster and more reliable. When not using a ground handler fuel truck during peak commercial periods, expect fuel delays. VAT can be exempted for charter operators if they have an Air Operator’s Certificate for domestic flights within Ireland airports.

3. Customs Permits

It is straightforward and quick to get CIQ (Customs, immigration, and quarantine) clearance for business aircraft flying into Dublin Ireland airport (EIDW). Generally, crew members will not be subject to customs/immigration screening upon arrival at an international airport. Passengers and crew do not need to clear customs/immigration on their way out. CIQ is completed at the main terminal since there is no GA terminal at this airport.

4. Private Jet Parking and Fees

General aviation aircraft are allowed to remain at EIDW for an unlimited period of time. Parking charges are much higher on the commercial side if GA aircraft cannot be parked there. There is sufficient space for 10 to 15 GA aircraft in the GA parking area, depending upon their size, but you will not know your exact parking spot until about an hour before your flight.

Once a spot becomes available on the GA side, your ground handler will attempt to move you from the commercial area. Most aircraft relocations do not require GA crews to be present, as long as the parking brakes are not engaged.

After 24 hours, EUR 2.65 per 15 minutes increases by 20%, to 100% after 48 hours, and to 200% after 72 hours for GA parking for business aircraft. Airport parking charges for narrow-body aircraft start at 7.70 Euros per 15 minutes and increase in accordance with GA parking fees.

Assessments of Noise and Carbon Dioxide for Dublin Airport Operations

Avionics noise and carbon dioxide assessment is based on aircraft type, operation, route, flight profile, as well as local terrain, in the vicinity of Dublin airport using industry standard software. Using this software, noise contours can be produced and carbon levels can be predicted.

  • Aircraft noise is the focus of the Consumer Noise Abatement Objective (cNAO). Modelling of noise levels is necessary for assessing aircraft-related noise. AEDT, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) noise modelling software, was used for Dublin International Airport.


  • Based on the proposed amendments to the planning conditions, airport operations were assessed based on projected Air Traffic Movements (ATMs) for 2022 and 2025. The Aviation Emissions Calculator calculates ATM carbon dioxide emissions based on flight schedules and aircraft mix for each assessment scenario.

How iJET Operates Business Flight Operation in Dublin

A proactive and professional local handling agent network manages ground handling and flight operations in Dublin, Ireland airports. iJET representatives are available to assist you from the moment you arrive until the moment you depart. To ensure the highest quality of service, our professional flight support team continuously monitors flights.

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