Somalia Overflight Permit Regulations
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Somalia country has its own set of rules, regulations and procedures for permits to aircraft wishing for landing or even entering their air space, whether you’re operating a private flight or general aviation, charter flight, scheduled or non-scheduled operation, passengers or cargo trip, a technical or traffic landing, Prior Permission is mandatory required the application procedures requiring complete flight information and Aircraft documents.
According to somalia civil aviation authority aeronautical information publication (or AIP) any aircraft owner/operator intent to fly in Somalia airspace request has to submit for Somalia overflight clearance to air transport department at least 48 working hours prior from flight departure schedule. Always include AFTN on your flight plan, but you’ll only need an overfly permit from Somalia.
Planning to make a passenger flight landing or technical stop, Somalia Airports Authority have their own regulations regarding the issuance of flight Somalia Overflight permit as there is generally a payment involved. The charges normally payable would be the Route Navigation Facility Charges for overflight and also landing and parking charges in case of aircraft making halts.
Somalia is a signatory to the Chicago Convention therefore the conditions of flights and crews should strictly be compliant with ICAO general rules of international air traffic and in accordance with their regulation for transport of troops, equipment, materials and dangerous goods, please write us for more detail information.
Required Details for Obtaining Somalia 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]
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)
- Somalia Overflight Permit is valid for +72 hours.
Overflight Permit Charge's
We do not charge any type of hidden cost in Civil Aviation Permit Processing Cost and Somalia Overflight Permits Procedures. Our fee is straight and direct without any additional fees in Somalia Overflight Permit We do not require large upfront deposits or commitments. We strive to develop long term relationships and we work hard to earn your referrals. Besides receiving essential financial monthly reports these very particular customers expect to entirely rely on professional teams and they offer just that. This trust is earned through our administrative and financial control, as well as our services standards of work.
Flight Information Region In Somalia
Somalia Airspace is divided into 01 Flight Information Regions (FIRs)
1 - Mogadishu (HCSM) FIR
Somalia FIRs ( Entry / Exit Points ) :
|West Bound Entry Point||West Bound Exit Point||East Bound Entry Point||East Bound Exit Point|
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About Somalia | History - Geography
Somalia, easternmost country of Africa, on the Horn of Africa. It extends from just south of the Equator northward to the Gulf of Aden and occupies an important geopolitical position between sub-Saharan Africa and the countries of Arabia and southwestern Asia. The capital, Mogadishu, is located just north of the Equator on the Indian Ocean.
Somalia is bounded by the Gulf of Aden to the north, by the Indian Ocean to the east, by Kenya and Ethiopia to the west, and by Djibouti to the northwest. Somalia’s western border was arbitrarily determined by colonial powers and divides the lands traditionally occupied by the Somali people.
Somalia is a country of geographic extremes. The climate is mainly dry and hot, with landscapes of thorn bush savanna and semidesert, and the inhabitants of Somalia have developed equally demanding economic survival strategies. Apart from a mountainous coastal zone in the north and several pronounced river valleys, most of the country is extremely flat, with few natural barriers to restrict the mobility of the nomads and their livestock. The Somali people are clan-based Muslims, and about three-fifths follow a mobile way of life, pursuing nomadic pastoralism or agropastoralism.
The Given Below Information Is Extracted from the Somalia AIP
Procedures For Submission a Flight Plan
Because of the great difficulties of Search and Rescue operations within Somalia, the pilot is strongly advised, regardless of his formal obligations, to file a Flight Plan for every flight. At aerodromes which are not manned by the Flight Information Services for Somalia (FISS). The Flight Plan should be filed with ATS Reporting Officer, if established or the nearest ATS Unit by telephone or over the Radio (VHF or HF). In this way, the general intentions regarding the flight will be known, or will ultimately become available to Air traffic Services, and could be used as a basis for any Search operations that might become necessary.
A pilot MUST file a Flight Plan:
• If intending to fly in controlled airspace
• If intending to fly an aircraft operating as a public
• transport aircraft under VFR or IFR
• If wanting to fly across an international border
• If departing from aerodromes manned by FISS
• If intending to fly in IFR
Note: The Air Traffic Services Unit may, at their discretion, exempt the Commander of an aircraft in respect of an intended flight which is to be made in a local flying area within a radius of 30NM and in which the aircraft will return to the aerodrome of a departure without making an intermediate landing.How To File A Flight Plan
Flights from Aerodromes on the Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Network (AFTN).
Except when other arrangement have been made for submission of repetitive flight plans, the pilot should complete and sign the Flight Plan form (ICAO format) and submit it to the ATS Unit at the aerodrome. (By local arrangement at large aerodromes, the operator’s competent representative may file the Flight Plan on behalf of the pilot.)
Flight Plan should be filed at least 60 minutes before departure or at most 120 HRs before EOBT unless arrangement have been made for submission of a repetitive Flight Plan which shall be activated by providing supplementary information before departure.Airborne Flight Plans
Where it has not been possible to file a flight plan on the ground, or where conditions make such an action necessary, a Flight Plan may be filed in the air with any ATS unit. Any desired operator’s address should be given by beginning with the words “I wish to file an airborne flight plan.”Acceptance Of A Flight Plan
The first ARO receiving a Flight Plan, or change thereto, shall:
I. Check it for compliance with the format and data conventions
II. Check it for completeness and, to the extent possible, for accuracy.
III. Take action, if necessary, to make it acceptable to ATS
IV. Check it for compliance with the national requirement as entry flight clearance as required
V. by the Civil Aviation Authority for the region where the airport is located.Cancellation of IFR Plan in Controlled Airspace
If a pilot has begun a flight in controlled airspace under IFR Flight Plan, he may decide that on entering VMC he will cancel, it must be emphasized, however, that a pilot cannot exercise this choice in a controlled airspace, if ICAO SARPs prohibit.
In controlled airspace where the exercise of the pilot’s choice is possible, pilots may cancel IFR Flight Plans by notifying the ATS Unit concerned, provided that they are then operating in VMC. An IFR Flight Plan may be cancelled by transmitting the following message “A/C identification)- cancel IFR Flight Plan.”
ATC cannot approve or disapprove cancellation of an IFR Flight Plan, but when in possession of information along the route of the flight, will advise the pilot accordingly in the following manner “IMC reported (or forecast) in relation to other IFR traffic.
The fact that a pilot reports that he is flying in VMC does not itself constitute cancellation of IFR Flight Plan and unless a definite cancellation of the IFR Flight Plan, the flight will continue to be regulated in relation to other IFR traffic.Through Flight Plans
Through Flight Plans may only be filed where;
a) In the course of the proposed flight, it is not intended that the aircraft will cross the boundary of Mogadishu Flight Information Region.
b) Where the aerodromes of intended intermediate landing is/are not on the AFTN.
c)Where the time spent on the ground at any intermediate place of landing is not expected to be in excess of 60 minutes.
When a through Flight Plan has been filed, the portion of the plan for each segment of the flight will be active for ATS purposes only when the appropriate ATS Unit has received a message announcing departure from the previous point of landing indicated in the Flight Plan.
If an ATS unit is established at the aerodrome of departure, the following information shall be passed to that unit before departure on each segment of the flight, except the first segment.
i. Either confirmation of the relevant part of item 15 of the Flight Plan using the phrase “TRU PLAN VALID”; or amendment of the relevant part of item 15
ii. Number of persons on board
If no ATS unit is established at the aerodrome of departure, a departure message including items (ii) and (iii) above shall be sent by radio to the ACC as soon as possible after departure.Booking Out And Booking In
Before making a flight, in a local flying area within a radius of 30 nm from an aerodrome manned by the FISS, a pilot must notify the Air Traffic Service Unit of the intended flight, and obtain exemption from the requirement of submitting a Flight Plan. The information thus given to the ATS Unit will not be sent to any other unit.
Where a “SARTIME” has been entered in Item ‘18' of a Flight Plan, the pilot is responsible for notifying his whereabouts at, or before, the time of expiry of the “SARTIME”, unless the flight to which the Flight Plan refers has already been completed and the Flight Plan closed with an Air Traffic Control Service Unit. Notification of arrival shall be made to the Reporting Officer where such exists or by any other means possible. If a radio-telephony report landing or imminent landing is acknowledged by an Air Traffic Service Unit, then no confirmatory message is required. A pilot must ensure before departure that communication links exist, and can be used, to notify arrivals before entering a “SARTIME” on the Flight Plan.
A pilot who has given notice of his intended arrival at any aerodrome is responsible whether or not a “SARTIME” has been included in the Flight Plan, for notifying the air Traffic Control Service Unit, or the appropriate authority at that aerodrome of any change in destination or estimated delay in ETA of 45 minutes or more.
If a SARTIME is not included in a Flight Plan terminating at an aerodrome which is not manned by FISS search and Rescue action will not be taken unless information is received which casts doubtAn Operator Shall, Prior To Departure
a) Ensure that, where the flight is intended to operate on a route or in an area where an RNP type is prescribed, the aircraft has an appropriate RNP approval, and that all conditions applying to that approval will be satisfied.
b) Ensure that, where operation in reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) airspace is planned, the aircraft has the required RVSM approval.
c) Ensure that, where the flight is intended to operate where an RCP type is prescribed, the aircraft has an appropriate RCP approval, and that all conditions applying to that approval will be satisfied.