Angola Overflight Permits Regulations 2024

Angola Overflight Permits Procedures

Do you need a permit for angola overflight?

Yes, you typically need a permit for overflight of Angola. The specific requirements and procedures can vary depending on factors such as the type of aircraft, purpose of flight, and route. It's important to consult with aviation authorities or specialized agencies to ensure compliance with all necessary regulations and obtain the appropriate permits.

In alignment with the Angola Civil Aviation Authority's Aeronautical Information Publication (Angola AIP) and the designated air traffic routes in Angola, any aircraft owner or operator planning to fly in Angola airspace must apply for Angola overflight clearance through the Air Transport Department at least 48 working hours before the scheduled flight departure. It's essential to include AFTN (Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Network) in your flight plan, and for Angola, only an overfly permit is necessary.

These terms would help you find more specific information regarding the rules and requirements for obtaining overflight permits in Angola.

Required Details for Obtaining Angola Overflight Permit Application

1 - Flight Schedule
2 - Entry / Exit Points with ATC Route
3 - Lead Passenger Details
4 - Consignee & Consigner Details for Cargo Flights
5 - Aircraft Documents [ AOC, COA, COI, CON, COR]

Permit Validity

- Angola Overflight Permit is valid for +72 hours.

For those intending to execute a passenger flight landing or technical stop, the Angola Airports Authority has specific regulations overseeing the issuance of Angola Overflight Permits, often involving associated charges. These charges typically cover Route Navigation Facility Charges for overflight, as well as landing and parking fees for aircraft making stops.

Being a signatory to the Chicago Convention, Angola requires strict compliance with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) general rules for international air traffic. This encompasses adherence to regulations concerning the transport of troops, equipment, materials, and dangerous goods. For more comprehensive information, please reach out to us.

Aviation Regulations Angola

In Angola, civil aviation regulations are overseen by the National Civil Aviation Institute (Instituto Nacional da Aviação Civil - INAVIC). INAVIC is responsible for regulating and supervising civil aviation activities to ensure safety, security, and efficiency within Angolan airspace.

Key areas covered by aviation regulations in Angola include:

1 - Airworthiness : INAVIC establishes standards and regulations concerning the airworthiness of aircraft registered in Angola. This involves aircraft certification, maintenance requirements, and airworthiness inspections to ensure that aircraft are safe to operate.

2 - Flight Operations : Regulations pertaining to flight operations govern the conduct of flights within Angolan airspace. These regulations encompass flight planning, air traffic control procedures, and aircraft performance limitations to promote safe and orderly aviation operations.

3 - Personnel Licensing : INAVIC is responsible for issuing licenses and certifications to aviation personnel, including pilots, air traffic controllers, aircraft maintenance engineers, and other professionals. These licenses ensure that individuals meet the necessary qualifications and competency standards to perform their roles safely and effectively.

4 - Airports and Air Navigation Services : Regulations related to airports and air navigation services cover the management, operation, and safety standards of airports and air traffic management services. This includes regulations concerning air traffic control, communication, navigation, and surveillance systems.

INAVIC continually updates and revises these regulations in line with international standards and best practices. Individuals and organizations involved in civil aviation in Angola should consult official publications and communications from INAVIC for the latest regulatory information and requirements.

Overflight Permits Category’s for Adhoc and Private

1 - Overflight Permits (Charter Passenger Flights)
2 - Overflight Permits (Private Passenger Flights)
3 - Overflight Permits (Non-Schedule Cargo Flights)

Overflight Permits Category’s for Block :

1 - Monthly Block Overflight Permits (For Scheduled and Non-schedule Airlines Flights)
2 - Seasonal Block Overflight Permits (Scheduled Commercial Airlines Flights)

Overflight Permit Charge's

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Flight Information Region In Angola

Angola Airspace is divided into 01 Flight Information Regions (FIRs)

1 - Luanda (FNAN) FIR

Angola FIRs ( Entry / Exit Points ) :

West Bound Entry PointWest Bound Exit PointEast Bound Entry PointEast Bound Exit Point

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Our proficient flight support team offering unrivalled support services to any International & Domestic Airports in Angola along with their expertise, our permit2fly team can arrange Angola Overflight Permits for Ad-hoc Charter Flights, Scheduled Airline Seasonal Block Permits from Civil Aviation Authority of Angola according to their legal time frame.

Trust Permit2fly, to handle all your ground supervisory at Angola airports and obtain Angola overflight and Landing permit for any of your aircrafts to operate in the territory of Angola.

About Angola | History - Geography

Angola, country located in southwestern Africa. A large country, Angola takes in a broad variety of landscapes, including the semidesert Atlantic littoral bordering Namibia’s “Skeleton Coast,” the sparsely populated rainforest interior, the rugged highlands of the south, the Cabinda exclave in the north, and the densely settled towns and cities of the northern coast and north-central river valleys. The capital and commercial centre is Luanda, a large port city on the northern coast that blends Portuguese-style colonial landmarks with traditional African housing styles and modern industrial complexes.

Angola at the beginning of the 21st century was a country ravaged by war and the related effects of land mines and malnutrition, and it was often dependent on the international community for the basics of survival. It is a country that is nevertheless rich in natural resources, including precious gems, metals, and petroleum; indeed, it ranks among the highest of the oil-producing countries in sub-Saharan Africa. It is the largest and wealthiest of the Portuguese-speaking African states, and Portuguese influences have been felt for some 500 years, although Angola acquired its present boundaries only in 1891. An anticolonial struggle that began in 1961 finally led to independence in 1975.

Angola Overflight Permits Procedures

The Given Below Information Is Extracted from the Angola AIP

Procedures For Submission a Flight Plan

A flight plan shall be submitted to ATC by the pilot-in-command or the operator in respect of the following flights:

a) any flight or portion thereof to be provided with air traffic control service.

b) flights on all controlled airspaces whether IFR or VFR.

c) any flight within or into designated areas, or along designated routes, when so required by the appropriate ATS authority to facilitate the provision of flight information, alerting and search and rescue services.

d) any flight within or into designated areas, or along designated routes, when so required by the appropriate ATS authority to facilitate co-ordination with appropriate military units or with air traffic services units adjacent states in order to avoid the possible need of interception for the purpose of identification.

e) any flight engaged in public services.

f) any flight across international borders.

Time Of Submission

The flight plan shall be submitted by the pilot-in-command, the operator or its representative at least sixty (60) minutes before the estimated off block time, or, if submitted during flight, at a time which will ensure its receipt by the appropriate air traffic services units at least ten (10) minutes before the aircraft is estimated to reach:

i. the intend point of entry into a control area or control zone.

ii. the point of crossing an ATS route.

Place Of Submission

I. Flight plan shall be submitted at Luanda Air Traffic Services Reporting Office (FNLUZPZX), or at ATS unit of the aerodrome of departure.

II. In the absence of such unit at the aerodrome of departure, a flight plan shall be submitted by telephone or by any communication means available to the nearest ATS unit.

III. In the event of a delay of thirty (30) minutes in excess of the estimated off-block time, the flight plan for any aircraft intending to depart for an international flight should be amended, or a new flight plan submitted and the old flight plan canceled, whichever is applicable.

IV. For aircrafts engaged in domestic flights the time mentioned in c) above is extended to one (1) hour.

Cancellation Of An IFR Flight Plan

1. A pilot-in-command may change from IFR flight plan to a VFR flight plan by reporting "CANCELLING MY IFR FLIGHT PLAN " when weather conditions indicate that the remainder of the flight can be conducted under VFR.

2. ATC will acknowledge receipt, "IFR FLIGHT PLAN CANCELED AT.... (time)".

Contents Of A Flight Plan

A flight plan shall comprise information regarding such of the following items as are considered relevant by the appropriate ATS authority:

• Aircraft identification

• Flight rules and type of flight

• Number and type (s) of aircraft and wake turbulence category

• Equipment

• Departure aerodrome

• Estimated off-block time

• Cruising speed(s)

• Route to be followed

• Destination aerodrome and total estimated elapsed time

• Alternate aerodrome(s)

• Fuel endurance

• Total number of persons on board

• Emergency and surval equipment

• Other information.

Except as prescribed in the following paragraph, the pilot-in-command shall ensure that the aircraft adheres to the current flight plan filed for a controlled flight unless a request for change has been made and accepted by ATC unit having jurisdiction over the controlled airspace in which the aircraft as operating or unless an emergency situation arises which necessitates immediate action in which event, the responsible air traffic control unit shall, as soon as circumstances permit, be notified of the action taken and that this action was taken under emergency authority.

In the event that a controlled flight inadvertently deviates its current flight plan, the following action shall be taken:

I. If the aircraft is off track, action shall be taken forthwith to adjust the heading of the aircraft to regain track as soon as practicable.

II. If the average true airspeed at cruising level between reporting points varies or is expected to vary from that given in the flight plan, by plus or minus 5 percent of the true airspeed, from that given in the flight plan, the appropriate air traffic services units shall be so informed as soon as possible.

III. If the estimated time at the next applicable reporting point, flight information region boundary or destination aerodrome, whichever comes first, is found to be in error in excess of three (3) minutes from that notified to air traffic services, a revised estimate time shall be notified to the responsible air traffic services unit as soon as possible.

Repetitive Flight Plan System

The procedures concerning the use of Repetition Flight Plans (RPL) conform to ICAO Doc 7030 and the PANS-RAC, 12th edition, RPL lists relating to flights out of and over flying the Luanda FIR shall be submitted at least two weeks in advance, in duplicate, to the following address:

RPL lists shall be replaced in their entirely by new lists prior to the introduction of the summer and winter schedules. RPL will not be valid for any flight unless all ATC authority concerned with the flight plan agreed to accept it.

Incidental changes and cancellation of RPL relating to departures from Angola aerodromes shall be notified as early as possible and not later than 30 minutes before departure from Luanda on Tel.244-2-350678. Permanent changes to RPL require the submission of a new RPL, so as to reach the AIS Office at least 7 days prior to the change becoming effective


When a specific flight is likely to encounter a delay of 30 minutes or more in excess of the departure time stated in the RPL, the ATS unit serving the departure aerodrome shall be notified immediately. Delays relating to departures from aerodromes shall be notified to Luanda Air Traffic-Services Reporting Office and the procedures mentioned in item 3 below shall be applied.

Failure to comply with these procedures may result in the automatic cancellation of the RPL for that specific flight at one or more of the ATS units concerned.

ATS Messages

For a flight operated on a RPL, no flight Plan Message (FPL) will be transmitted. Departure messages (DEP) or delay messages (DLA) relating to such flights will not be transmitted to ATS units outside the Luanda FIR.


All changes to a flight plan submitted for an IFR flight or controlled VFR flight shall be reported as soon as possible to the appropriate ATS unit.

In the event of a delay in departure:

a) before the expiry of the above time, (Item 2-3) the operator can request directly from Luanda ATS Reporting Office to amend the first departure time at least 1 hour in advance and another 30 minutes delay may be accepted.

b) In all cases flight plan will be automatically canceled 3 hours after the first departure time and a new flight plan is duly required.

REMARK: If a delay in departure of a controlled flight is not properly reported, the relevant flight plan data may no longer be readily available to the appropriate ATS unit when a clearance is ultimately requested, which will consequently result in extra delay for the flight.

Whenever a flight, for which a flight plan has been submitted, is canceled, the appropriate ATS unit shall be informed immediately.

Changes to a current flight plan for a controlled flight during flight shall be reported or requested, subject to the provisions in ICAO Annex 2, 3.6.2 (Adherence to flight plan.).

Addressing of Flight Plan Messages

Flight movement messages relating to traffic into or via the Luanda FIR shall be addressed as stated below in order to warrant correct relay and delivery.

REMARK: Flight movement messages in this context comprise flight plan messages, amendment messages relating thereto and flight plan cancellation messages (ICAO PANS-RAC, Doc 444, Part VIII, refers)

Category Of Flight
(IFR, VFR or both)
Route - Into Or Via FIR and/or TMAMessage Address
IFR FlightsInto or via Luanda FIR and, in addition, for flights:
- Within Luanda FIR above FL 245
- in to Luanda TMA
- via Luanda TMA
All Flights (IFR/VFR)Angolan Controlled AerodromesFNLUZPZX / FNLUZQZX