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Tunis Carthage (DTTA)



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  • Charts

    It is important to have the latest version of the charts when flying. Through the Tunisia eAIP, you can get a set of charts for Tunis Carthage.

    As part of your planning and preparation for your flight, we encourage you to review these charts. They are directly accessible here.


    To prevent problems with inaccurate data, please make sure you have the most recent AIRAC cycle installed before your next flight.

    Airfield Data


    01 3,200 m 3,260 m 3,200 m 3,200 m
    19 3,200 m 3,260 m 3,200 m 3,200 m
    11 2,850 m 2,850 m 2,850 m 2,850 m
    29 2,850 m 2,910 m 2,850 m 2,650 m


    Designator Callsign Frequency
    U_APP Carthage Radar 119.500 MHz
    APP Tunis Approach 121.200 MHz
    TWR Tunis Tower 118.100 MHz
    GND Tunis Ground 121.900 MHz
    ATIS Carthage Information 128.525 MHz


    En Route Clearance and Start-up

    Pilots are provided with their start-up clearance along with their en route clearance in their taxi. This clearance includes a SID, squawk number, and pilots can expect an initial climb to FL100.

    Please note that a separate clearance for pushback is still required, even if you have already received your start-up clearance. If you are not able to begin pushback or start-up within 5 minutes of receiving your clearance, please plan accordingly and only request your en route clearance when you are prepared to proceed.

    Please see the ATIS for the current runway in use. The runway will be confirmed either prior to taxi or during the pushback clearance by Ground.

    SYA14T: "Tunis Ground, Syphax 14 Tango, information charlie, request pushback & startup"

    DTTA_GND: "Syphax 14 Tango, Tunis Ground, pushback and startup approved, face north"

    SYA14T: "Pushback and Startup approved facing north, Syphax 14 Tango"

    DTTA_GND: "Syphax 14 Tango, contact Tower 118.100"

    In situations of high traffic volume, when you request start-up, you may receive a Target Start-up Approval Time (TSAT). This TSAT indicates the anticipated time for you to receive approval for start-up/pushback.

    If you request start-up while also requesting your en route clearance, your TSAT will be provided simultaneously. However, if you have not requested a start-up clearance, it is your responsibility to inform ATC when you are prepared.

    DTTA_GND: "Syphax 14 Tango, start up time at 1415 (TSAT 14:15z), report aircraft ready"

    SYA14T: "Wilco, Syphax 14 Tango"

    To ensure a smooth operation, we recommend that you plan to be ready at least 5 minutes prior to your assigned TSAT (you are expected to recall Delivery 5 minutes before TSAT). Additionally, when filing your flight plan, you will be assigned a CTOT (Calculated Take Off Time).

    Your CTOT is the estimated time for when you will be cleared for take-off. Please note that your actual departure time may be 5 minutes earlier or 10 minutes later than your CTOT.


    Although Tunis Carthage has 2 runways, ground movement at DTTA is quite straightforward. After starting your engines and completing all necessary checklists, expect to receive clearance to taxi to your assigned runway from the closest apron exit depending on runway in use. You will then be instructed to hold short of the runway at the designated holding point.

    Before crossing the runway, it is important to establish contact with the Tower controller. You must receive clearance before crossing.


    Once you are next in sequence for departure, the Tower controller will instruct you to line-up and wait. Please complete all necessary pre-departure checklists before receiving clearance to line-up for departure.

    As part of the take-off clearance, Tower will include instructions for you to contact Approach on the designated frequency once airborne.

    Make sure to follow the initial climb that was provided in your start-up clearance. If you are unsure, please confirm with Tower before takeoff.

    • The transition altitude for DTTA is 6000 feet.
    • After take-off, pay close attention to the initial routing of your SID and comply with altitude and speed restrictions as per charts.


    When flying the arrival, make sure to follow the published altitude restrictions and comply with any ATC instructions. Before arriving at the Initial Approach Fix (IAF), expect the controller to either clear you for the approach, instruct you to hold or vector you. The default approach type for DTTA is the ILS-Z if it is available, but ATC may assign a different approach type based on traffic and operational conditions.

    When cleared for the ILS approach from the IAF, it is expected that you follow the published route on the approach chart and descend via the arrival to intercept the glideslope at the appropriate altitude depending on the active configuration. Make sure to comply with any ATC instructions and fly the approach with precision.

    Last update: October 12, 2023