Cuba Overflight Permits Regulations 2024

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Cuba Overflight Permits Procedures

Do you need a permit for cuba overflight?

Cuba 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 cuba civil aviation authority aeronautical information publication (or AIP) any aircraft owner/operator intent to fly in Cuba airspace request has to submit for Cuba 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 Cuba.

Planning to make a passenger flight landing or technical stop, Cuba Airports Authority have their own regulations regarding the issuance of flight Cuba 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.

Cuba 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.

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

Required Details for Obtaining Cuba 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]

Aviation Regulations Cuba

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)

Permit Validity

- Cuba Overflight Permit is valid for +24 hours.

Overflight Permit Charge's

We do not charge any type of hidden cost in Civil Aviation Permit Processing Cost and Cuba Overflight Permits Procedures. Our fee is straight and direct without any additional fees in Cuba 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 Cuba

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

1 - Habana (MUFH) FIR

Cuba FIRs ( Entry / Exit Points ) :

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

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About Cuba | History - Geography

Cuba, country of the West Indies, the largest single island of the archipelago, and one of the more-influential states of the Caribbean region.

The domain of the Arawakan-speaking Taino, who had displaced even earlier inhabitants, Cuba was claimed by Christopher Columbus for Spain in 1492. It became the Spanish empire’s most-important source of raw sugar in the 18th century and later earned the sobriquet “Pearl of the Antilles.” Though Spain had to fight several difficult and costly campaigns against independence movements, it retained rule of Cuba until 1898, when it was defeated by the United States and Cuban forces in the Spanish-American War. Cuba soon gained formal independence, though it remained overshadowed by the nearby United States.

Cuba Overflight Permits Procedures

The Given Below Information Is Extracted from the Cuba AIP

Submission a Flight Plan

A flight plan will be filed before carrying out:

a) A IFR flight:

• Class A, D and E controlled air spaces.

b) A VFR flight:

• Class D and E controlled air spaces

In aerodrome traffic areas in controlled aerodromes.

In general, the filing of a flight plan is recommended for any flight type with the purpose of facilitating the Search and Rescue Services.

Time of Filling

In order to be routed to the ATS units involved, flight plans will be presented with no more than 120 hours and no less than 1 hour before the estimated time of departure, except when procedures of presenting of repetitive flight plans (RPL) are applied.

The filed flight plan is an essential tool for the aeronautical meteorological and information service that is provided before the flight, so if this information were necessary, we recommend, to send a copy of the filed flight plan to the ARO/AIS/MET offices, preferably 4 hours before the flight departure.

Place of Presentation

a) The ARO/AIS/MET Offices (or the Handling Departments) of the departure aerodrome, are designated for the acceptance and routing of flight plans and associated messages.

b) The associated messages: DEP, DLA, CHG or CNL will be presented in the same office where the flight plan was processed.

c) The flight plan filing can be done personally by the crew or a person designated by the airline, knowing all the information contained in the flight plan, in order to clarify any doubt to the ARO personnel.

d) Using the AFTN listed addresses in tables 6 and 7, in which case the airline must previously sign a letter of agreement with the ARO/AIS/MET Office where it is specified that:

• For the departure, the airline will send the filed flight plan by AFTN or any other agreed way between the parties, it will only be sent to ARO/AIS/MET office to avoid the duplicity of the message.

• The field 15c Route, will be validated by the ARO technician until Havana FIR boundaries, any mistake in the rest of the route that can cause the flight plan rejection will be the responsibility of the airline.

• The airline will be responsible for rejections of submitted flight plans with errors that are not the responsibility of the ARO technician.

e) In exceptional cases, a transmitted flight plan from an airborne aircraft to an AFTN station, can be accepted; in such circumstances the AFIL term is not acceptable for the departure aerodrome.

Authorization For Special Flights

Military flights are exempt of filing a flight plan in tactical or defense missions, as well as those expressly authorized by the IACC.

The procedures concerning the use of repetitive flight plans (RPL) conform to ICAO Doc. 7030 and the PANSATM.

RPL lists relating to flights in and to flights overflying the Habana FIR/UIR shall be submitted at least two weeks in advance, in duplicate, to the following address:

a) “José Martí”, International Airport, Habana ACC


RPL lists shall be replaced in their entirety by new lists prior to the introduction of the summer and winter schedules. RPL will not be accepted for any flight conducted on 25 December between 0000 and 2400 UTC.

On that day, individual flight plans shall be filed for all flights.

Incidental Changes And Cancellations Of RPL

Incidental changes to and cancellations of RPL relating to departures from an aerodrome will be notified as soon as possible and not later than 30 minutes before departure, to the ARO which lends service in the departure aerodrome which will transmit this notification to the flight data section of Habana ACC and other affected ATS Units. When it is probable that a flight in particular has more than a hour of delay with regard to the hour of departure pointed out in the RPL, it will be notified to the ATS Unit that lends services in the departure aerodrome.

Note:Failure to comply with this procedure may result in the automatic cancellation of the RPL for that specific flight at one or more of the ATS Units concerned.

Changes To The Submitted Flight Plan

All changes to a flight plan submitted for an IFR flight or a controlled VFR flight and significant changes to a flight plan submitted for an uncontrolled VFR flight shall be reported as soon as possible to the appropriate ATS Unit. In case of a delay in departure of 30 minutes or more for a flight for which a flight plan has been submitted, the flight plan shall be amended or a new flight plan shall be submitted after the old plan has been cancelled.

Note:ccIf 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.

Note:If a delay in departure (or a cancellation) of an uncontrolled VFR flight is not properly reported, alerting or search and rescue action may be unnecessarily initiated when the flight fails to arrive at the destination aerodrome within 30 minutes after its current ETA.

Whenever a flight, for which a flight plan has been submitted, is cancelled, appropriate ARO will 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).

Significant changes to a flight plan for an uncontrolled VFR flight include changes in endurance or in the total number of persons on board and changes in time estimates of 30 minutes or more.

Arrival Report (Closing A Flight Plan)

A report of arrival shall be made at the earliest possible moment after landing to the airport office of the arrival aerodrome by any flight for which a flight plan has been submitted except when the arrival has been acknowledged by the local ATS Unit.

After landing at an aerodrome which is not the destination aerodrome (diversionary landing), the local ATS Unit shall be specifically informed accordingly. In the absence of a local ATS Unit at the aerodrome of diversionary landing, the pilot is responsible for passing the arrival report to the destination aerodrome.

Arrival reports shall contain the following elements of information:

• Aircraft identification

• Departure aerodrome

• Destination aerodrome

• Time of arrival

In the case of deviation, insert the “arrival aerodrome” between “destination aerodrome” and “time of arrival”.

Addressing Of Flight Plan Messages

The FPL and associated messages will be sent via AFTN to the following addresses:

a) IFR/VFR flights operating inside Habana FIR/UIR, including IFR/VFR mixed flights or vice versa (which should be indicated in field 15 of the FPL) will be addressed to the AFTN addresses of the affected ATS Units (ACC/APP/TWR)

b) IFR/VFR flights whose destination is outside Habana FIR/UIR will also be directed to the Area Control Centers in charge of the Flight Information Regions along the route.

Note:Associated messages in this context comprise flight plan messages, amendment messages related to FPL and flight plan cancellation messages (ICAO PANS-ATM).

Acceptance (ACK) and/or Rejection (REJ) Messages

The first ATS Unit or Office of Notification of the Air Traffic Services receiving a FPL message and/or associated messages via AFTN:

• Will check that the format has been accurately completed

• will process it, if necessary, to make it acceptable to the Air Traffic Services

• will indicate to the originator its acceptance (or not) to the changes, in case there are any, by means of an acceptance (ACK) or rejection (REJ) message.

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