Bangladesh Overflight Permits Regulations 2024

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Bangladesh Overflight Permits Procedures

Do you need a permit for bangladesh overflight?

Bangladesh, as a nation, upholds its unique set of rules, regulations, and procedures when it comes to granting permits for aircraft intending to land or access its airspace. Whether you're overseeing a private flight, participating in general aviation, managing a charter or scheduled flight, or engaged in passenger or cargo transport, adherence to mandatory Prior Permission is imperative. The application process requires the thorough submission of comprehensive flight details and aircraft documents.

In alignment with the Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority's Aeronautical Information Publication (Bangladesh AIP) and the designated air traffic routes in Bangladesh, any aircraft owner or operator planning to fly in Bangladeshi airspace must apply for Bangladesh 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 Bangladesh, 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 Bangladesh.

Required Details for Obtaining Bangladesh Overflight Permit Application

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

Permit Validity

- Bangladesh Overflight Permit is valid for +72 hours.

For those intending to execute a passenger flight landing or technical stop, the Bangladesh Airports Authority has specific regulations overseeing the issuance of Bangladesh 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, Bangladesh 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 Bangladesh

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 Bangladesh

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

1 - Dhaka (VGFR) FIR

Bangladesh FIRs ( Entry / Exit Points ) :

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

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About Bangladesh | History - Geography

Bangladesh, country of South Asia, located in the delta of the Padma (Ganges Ganga) and Jamuna (Brahmaputra) rivers in the northeastern part of the Indian subcontinent.

The riverine country of Bangladesh (“Land of the Bengals”) is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, and its people are predominantly Muslim. As the eastern portion of the historical region of Bengal, the area once formed, along with what is now the Indian state of West Bengal, the province of Bengal in British India. With the partition of India in 1947, it became the Pakistani province of East Bengal (later renamed East Pakistan), one of five provinces of Pakistan, separated from the other four by 1,100 miles (1,800 km) of Indian territory. In 1971 it became the independent country of Bangladesh, with its capital at Dhaka.

Bangladesh Overflight Permits Procedures

The Given Below Information Is Extracted from the Bangladesh AIP

Flight Planning

Flight Plan Form as prescribed by ICAO in latest DOC-4444 (PANS- ATM) is used for the preparation and submission of flight plans.

Flight Plan Form shall be filled as per the guidance in Amendment-1 to the 15th Edition of ICAO Doc.4444. The simultaneous mode of addressing ATS messages is used. The step by step mode will not be followed.

Multiple flight plans in lieu of a “THROUGH FLIGHT PLAN” will be accepted only in respect of flights whose first departure point is in Bangladesh. An intermediate stop flight plan for the next individual stage will be accepted only when filed within 2 hours before ETD.

Requirement to submit a Flight Plan

Written Flight plan shall be filed with the appropriate ATS units for all flights prior to departure.

Exceptions and special procedures
1- Local flights:

i) Local flights at all uncontrolled aerodromes in control zones and at all controlled aerodromes must file a flight plan prior to departure by any available means with the appropriate ATS unit.

ii) Local flights at all uncontrolled aerodromes outside control zones may be undertaken without a flight plan provided they are operated during day in VMC below 1,000 feet. Note: A local flight is a flight conducted wholly in the vicinity of an aerodrome i.e. take-off from an aerodrome, remain in the traffic circuit and land back at the same aerodrome.

2-Flight departing from aerodrome (controlled or uncontrolled) in accordance with the multiple flight plan previously filed at a controlled aerodrome i.e. separate flight plan for each stage of the flight through intermediate stops filed at the aerodrome of first departure need not re-submit a flight plan.

3-Other flights departing from an uncontrolled aerodrome may file a flight plan prior to departure by any available means of communication with the FIC or a controlled aerodrome. Note: - Flight departing from an uncontrolled aerodrome within a control zone, shall operate in accordance with instructions from the appropriate ATC unit. Such instructions shall be obtained prior to departure by any available means of communication.

4-Under exceptional circumstances submission of Flight Plan during a flight may be accepted by the appropriate ATS unit at least ten minutes prior to estimated entry to controlled airspace.

Submission of Flight Plans before departure:

Flight Plans will be accepted within two hours prior to departure. Flight Plans should be submitted at least sixty minutes before departure. In the event of delay of one hour in excess of the proposed departing time of flight for which a Flight has been submitted, the flight plan should be amended or a new flight plan submitted.

Meteorological Briefing:

Requirement for submitting flight plan at Chittagong Airport by Bangladesh registered aircraft originated from HSIA may be waived provided that the aircraft is returning to HSIA within 8 (eight) hours. It will however, be incumbent upon the Pilot-in-Command or his designated representative to obtain meteorological briefing for the return flight also, before departure from Dhaka. It will be imperative, however, for the Pilot-in- Command to obtain and satisfy himself with necessary meteorological information when:

a) The return flight is delayed beyond the stipulated eight hours, irrespective of weather.

b) Bad weather prevails en-route or at destination, irrespective of stipulated eight hours.


Flight plans i. e. separate Flight Plans for each stage of the flight through intermediate stops may be filed at the aerodrome of first departure only in respect of flights whose first departure point is in Bangladesh.

Address Of Flight Plan Messages

1. Flight movement messages relating to traffic into or via Dhaka FIR shall be addressed as stated below in order to warrant correct relay and delivering.

Category Of Flight
(IFR, VFR or both)
Route - Enter/Exit Dhaka FIR Landing/Departing AerodromeMessage Address
All flights (IFR/VFR)Transit FIR
All flights (IFR/VFR)Enter/Exit VGHSVGHSZQZX
Controlled Airspace

Standard separation shall be provided in Controlled Airspace. When vertical separation is applied, the vertical separation minimum shall be 2000 feet up to FL280 and FL290 to FL410 for RVSM equipped ACFT and 4000 feet between FL290 and FL410 for non RVSM equipped ACFT and FL410 to UNL for all ACFT. No VFR operations shall be allowed during the period of VVIP Flight is expected to operate in Controlled Airspace.

Outside Controlled Airspace (En-Route)

When the VVIP flight is flying in Bangladesh, no other aircraft shall be cleared to operate in the block of uncontrolled airspace defined as: - “2000 feet below and above cruising level and 25 nautical miles either side of the intended route of the VVIP”.

Flight In Uncontrolled Airspace

This restriction will not be applicable when it is known that horizontal separation based on current flight plans will exist between the VVIP flight and other aircraft.

Radar Separation

Minimum 10NM within coverage of Radar.

6 Reporting the Location of Birds in the Vicinity of Airports

In order to enable the Pilot to locate the position of birds with reference to the airport, ‘Bird Reporting’ by aerodrome control tower at civil aerodrome will be done as given in the following paragraph.

Quadrantal Reporting Procedures

For the purpose of giving report of location of birds observed in the vicinity of aerodromes, the airspace within the aerodrome traffic zone will be divided into 4 sectors (Quadrants):- Sector (Quadrant) Bearing from Control Tower.

1- NE (First) 000 deg to 089 deg.

2- SE (Second) 090 deg to 179 deg.

3- SW (Third) 180 deg to 269 deg.

4- NW (Fourth) 270 deg to 359 deg.

Report: Caution Birds in South East Sector between 1500 feet and 2000 feet.

Flight Information Service

Flight Information Service is provided by the Dhaka “Area Control Centre” within Dhaka FIR excluding the portion of the route L507 between AVPOP and ESDOT where the provision of Air Traffic Services from FL280 to FL460 is delegated to Kolkata ACC/FIC.

Air Traffic Services Procedures

ICAO Standards and Recommended practices contained in ANO (Rules of the Air) A.1; ANO (ATS) A.1 and Rules of the Air and Air Traffic Services Procedures contained in Doc 4444(PANS -ATM) and Regional Supplementary Procedures contained in Doc 7030 for MID Asia Region are applicable. Differences are enumerated.

The Semi-Circular system of Cruising levels is followed in Bangladesh Aircraft shall operate along the ATS routes as applicable in accordance with ENR-3 if not otherwise cleared.

The data shown in ENR 1.5 and GEN 3.2.3 charts conform to the following:

a) Bearings - degrees magnetic

b) Distance (longitudinal) - Nautical miles

c) Distance (vertical) - feet related to MSL

d) Rate of turn - Degrees per second Turns will be made at rate 1(3 degrees per second) unless otherwise specified.

e) Rate of descent - feet per minute 500 FPM (Plus or minus 100 FPM) for standard instrument approach procedures.

Plan & procedure diagrams for holding and approach charts are designed on the basis of the following values.

(a) Tangible values (holding arc)

(1) Maximum TAS of 240 KTS

(2) Minimum TAS of 90 KTS

(3) Still air condition.

(4) Tolerance for ground and airborne equipment as prescribed in Annex 10.

(b) Intangible values.

(1) Pilot proficiency.

(2) Width of ambiguity at heights above beacons.

(3) Effects of Turbulence.

(4) Corrections by pilot for wind effect.

Note: Pilots are expected to know the current holding, approach & departure procedures (although ATC will provide this information on request).

Holding Procedures

Initial approach tracks and holding patterns associated with Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka; Shah Amanat International Airport, Chittagong Osmani International Airport, Sylhet and other domestic aerodromes are detailed in AD-2 on specific charts prepared for the purpose along with approach procedures.

Holding patterns are race track and the following procedures apply: -

(a) Follow the prescribed track inbound to the holding point.

(b) Execute a 180-deg. turn in the direction specified so as to fly outbound on a track parallel to the inbound track.

(c) Continue outbound for the time specified

(d) Execute a 180-deg. turn so as to realign on to the inbound track.

Commencement of timing. Outbound timing should start from abeam the fix or on attaining the outbound heading, whichever comes later.

Outbound timing. The outbound timing should be one minute up to and including 4250 m (14000 ft) and one and half minutes above 4250m (14000 ft). However, it may be increased provided the protected airspace is adjusted in accordance with the principles contained herein. With DME available the outbound timing may be expressed in terms of distance. Where this is done care should be taken to ensure that at least thirty seconds should be available on the inbound track after completion of the turn to inbound and that slant range is taken into account.

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