Brunei Overflight Permits Regulations 2024

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Brunei Overflight Permits Procedures

Do you need a permit for brunei overflight?

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

Required Details for Obtaining Brunei 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

- Brunei Overflight Permit is valid for +72 hours.

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

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 Brunei

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

1 - Kota Kinabalu (WBFC) FIR

Brunei FIRs ( Entry / Exit Points )

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

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About Brunei | History - Geography

Brunei, independent Islamic sultanate on the northern coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia.

Brunei achieved independence in 1984, after having been a British protectorate since 1888, It is a member of the Commonwealth and ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations).

It is bounded to the north by the South China Sea and on all other sides by the East Malaysian state of Sarawak, which also divides the state into two disconnected segments of unequal size. The western segment is the larger of the two and contains the capital city of Bandar Seri Begawan.

The nation is just a remnant of a naval empire that once ruled all of Borneo and part of present-day Philippines. The tiny state of Brunei has one of the world’s highest standards of living thanks to its bountiful oil and gas reserves.

Brunei Overflight Permits Procedures

The Given Below Information Is Extracted from the Brunei AIP

Addressing of Flight Plan Messages

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

Note : Flight movement messages in the context comprise flight plan messages, amendment messages relating there and flight plan cancellation messages

Category Of Flight
(IFR, VFR or both)
Route ( into or via FIR and/or TMA )Message Address
All flights (IFR/VFR)- Into or via KINABALU FIR and, in addition, for flight: WBFCZQZX
All flights (IFR/VFR)-Into BRUNEI CTR with intention of landing WBSBZPZX

Procedures Applicable to Operators and Pilots

Flight Planning :
The levels (s) at which a flight is to be conducted shall be specified in a flight plan; (a) In terms of flight level (s) if the flight is to be conducted at or above the transition level, and (b) In terms of altitudes (s) if the flight is to be conducted in the vicinity of an aerodrome and at below the transition altitude.

Note 1:Short flights in the vicinity of an aerodrome may often be conducted only at altitudes below the transition altitude.

Note 2:Flight levels are specified in a plan by number, and not in terms of feet, as is the case with altitudes.

Procedures For Submission Of Flight Plan

A flight plan shall be submitted in accordance with:

a) ICAO Annex 2, 3.3.1
b) Any IFR flight
c) Any VFR flight

- departing from or destined for an aerodrome within a control zone.
- crossing Brunei CTR
- operated along the designated VFR routes in the Brunei TMA
- across the FIR boundary, ie. of international flight.

Time Of Submission :

Flight plan shall be filed 120hours, or five days, at the earliest but no later than 60 minutes prior to departure (estimated off-block time), taking into account the requirement of ATS units in the airspace along the route to be flown for timely information, including requirements for early submission for Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) purposes.

Place of Submission :

a) Flight plans shall be submitted at the Air Traffic Services Reporting Office (ARO) at the departure aerodrome. (AIS Office)

b) In the absence of such an office at the departure aerodrome, a flight plan shall be submitted by telephone or teletype to the AIS office at Brunei International Airport where telephone is listed below.

- Contact number: 673-2-331730 and 673-2-330142 Ext 1809

Provision & Alerting Service :

An alerting service is, provided to all flights operating under Brunei Air Traffic Control.

Contents & Form of Flight Plan :

ICAO flight plan forms are available at AIS. The instruction for completing those forms shall be followed.
Flight plans concerning IFR flights along ATS routes need not include FIR-boundary estimates. Inclusion of FIR-boundary estimates is, however, required for off-route IFR flights and international VFR flights.
When a flight plan is submitted by telephone, or telefax, the sequence of items in the flight plan form shall be strictly followed.

Adherence to ATS Route Structure :

No flight plans shall be filed for routes deviating from the published ATS route structure unless prior permission has been obtained from the Brunei ATC authorities.

Altimeter Setting Procedures :

The altimeter setting procedures in use generally conform to those contained in ICAO Doc 8168 Vol. 1

Transition altitudes are given on the instrument approach charts. No aircraft should therefore flight plan to cruise at altitudes 11500FT, 12000FT and 12500FT when operating in the Kota Kinabalu FIR.

Altimeter Setting Procedures :

- For flight at or below the transition altitude, within the lateral limits of Brunei CTR/TMA, the Altimeter.
- Change from LOCAL QNH (set for departure) to AREA QNH will made on leaving the TMA Or CTR after take-off.
- Change from AREA QNH to LOCAL QNH will be on entering the TMA or CTR.
- For flight and above the transition level: the standard altimeter setting of 1013.2hPa will be used.
- Change from AREA QNH to 1013.2hPa will be made on climbing through the transition altitude.
- Change from 1013.2hPa to AREA QNH will be made on descent through the transition level.
- Cruising within the transition layer is not permitted unless specifically cleared by the Area Control Centre of the FIR.

Vertical displacement of aircraft when at or below the transition altitude is expressed in terms of altitude whereas such displacement at or above the transition level is expressed in terms of flight level. While passing through the transition layer, vertical displacement is expressed in terms of altitude when descending and in-flight levels when ascending.

Examples of the relationship between flight levels and altimeter indications are the Following table, the metric equivalent being approximate.

Flight Level

Altimeter indication -
Take-Off and Climb :

a) A QNH altimeter setting shall be made available to aircraft by Approach/Aerodrome Control in the routine take-off and climb instructions.

b) Vertical displacement of aircraft during climb shall be affected by reference to altitudes until reaching the transition altitude above which vertical displacement shall be effected by reference to flight levels.

c) A QFE altimeter setting will be made available on request but reports to ATC are to be made in altitudes.

Vertical Separation - Enroute :

Aircraft en-route in the Kota Kinabalu (irrespective whether IFR or VFR) shall be flown at flight levels or altitudes where appropriate.

It is the pilots' responsibility to select a flight level, which will give adequate terrain clearance using forecast pressure information.

For the purposes of en-route vertical separation of IFR and VFR flights within controlled airspace and flights in uncontrolled airspace of the Kota Kinabalu FIR, reference should be made to the following:

a) Semi-circular system of cruising levels within all controlled airspace (IFR flights)
b) VFR flights - cruising levels up to FL 150 within controlled airspace
c) Quadrennial cruising levels in uncontrolled airspace of the Kota Kinabalu FIR.

Approach and Landing :

A QNH altimeter setting shall be made available in the routine approach and landing instructions

A QFE altimeter setting will be made available on request but reports to ATC are to be made in altitude.

Vertical displacement of aircraft during approach is effected by reference to flight levels until reaching the transition level below which vertical displacement is controlled by reference to altitude.

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