Bulgaria Overflight Permits Regulations 2024

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Bulgaria Overflight Permits Procedures

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

Required Details for Obtaining Bulgaria 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

- Bulgaria Overflight Permit Not Required.

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

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

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

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


Bulgaria FIRs ( Entry / Exit Points ) :

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

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About Bulgaria | History - Geography

Bulgaria is a Balkan nation with diverse terrain encompassing Black Sea coastline, a mountainous interior and rivers, including the Danube. A cultural melting pot with Greek, Slavic, Ottoman, and Persian influences, it has a rich heritage of traditional dance, music, costumes, and crafts. At the foot of domed Vitosha mountain is its capital city, Sofia, dating to the 5th century B.C.

With the decline of the Ottoman Empire after 1700, signs of revival started to emerge. The Bulgarian nobility had vanished, leaving an egalitarian peasant society with a small but growing urban middle class. By the 19th century, the Bulgarian National Revival became a key component of the struggle for independence, which would culminate in the failed April uprising in 1876, which prompted the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78 and the subsequent Liberation of Bulgaria. The initial Treaty of San Stefano was rejected by the Western Great Powers, and the following Treaty of Berlin limited Bulgaria's territories to Moesia and the region of Sofia. This left many ethnic Bulgarians out of the borders of the new state, which defined Bulgaria's militaristic approach to regional affairs and its allegiance to Germany in both World Wars.

After World War II, Bulgaria became a Communist state, dominated by Todor Zhivkov for a period of 35 years. Bulgaria's economic advancement during the era came to an end in the 1980s, and the collapse of the Communist system in Eastern Europe marked a turning point for the country's development. A series of crises in the 1990s left much of Bulgaria's industry and agriculture in shambles, although a period of relative stabilization began with the election of Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha as prime minister in 2001. Bulgaria joined NATO in 2004 and the European Union in 2007.

Bulgaria Overflight Permits Procedures

The Given Below Information Is Extracted from the Bulgaria AIP

Flight Planning

Prior to submission of flight plan the operator, his authorized representative or the pilot-in-command shall comply with the regulations for flight operations in Bulgarian airspace and to/from airports in the Republic of Bulgaria published in subsection GEN 1.2.

Procedures For Submission Of Flight Plans

Information relative to an intended flight or portion of a flight, to be provided to air traffic services units, shall be in the form of a flight plan. The term "flight plan" is used to mean variously, full information on all items comprised in the flight plan description, covering the whole route of a flight, or limited information required, inter alia, when the purpose is to obtain a clearance for a minor portion of a flight such as to cross an airway, to take-off from, or to land at a controlled aerodrome.

A flight plan shall be submitted prior to operating:

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

b. any flight for which the pilot-in-command of the aircraft needs provision of flight information, alerting and search and rescue services.

c. any flight crossing the controlled areas and zones serviced by the military ATS when the FUA structures or anti-hail activity areas are activated, for which the pilot-in-command needs, coordination with appropriate military ATS units and civil-military coordinating unit.

d. any flight across international borders, unless otherwise prescribed by the States concerned.

e. any flight planned to operate at night, if leaving the vicinity of an aerodromes.

f. any IFR flight within advisory airspace.

The flight plan shall be sent in written or electronic form to the addresses as per item 1.3.1 of subsection GEN 1.2 or can be filled before departure in the ARO/Briefing office or, during flight, transmitted to the ATS unit or air-ground control radio station, unless arrangements have been made for submission of a repetitive flight plan.

Altimeter Setting Procedures

Information on altimeter setting (QNH or QFE on request) and on transition level will be given by the appropriate ATS unit.

Transition altitudes for the Bulgarian aerodromes are given in part AD under the appropriate aerodrome.

Altimeter settings provided shall be rounded down to the nearest lower whole hectopascal (hPa).

Basic Altimeter Setting Procedures

Expression of vertical position of aircraft in the vicinity of the aerodrome and within terminal control area.

Prior to take-off the altimeter of the aircraft shall be set to the current QNH value for the aerodrome.

For flight in the vicinity of the aerodrome the vertical position of aircraft shall be expressed in terms of:

a. altitudes - at or below the transition altitude.

b. flight levels at or above the transition level.

After passing the transition altitude, aircraft during climb shall change the altimeter setting to 1013,2 hPa, and thereafter the vertical position of the aircraft shall be expressed in terms of flight levels.

After passing the transition level aircraft during descent shall change the altimeter setting to the current QNH value for the aerodrome and thereafter the vertical position of the aircraft shall be expressed in terms of altitude.

An aircraft which is number one to land and which on request has received the QFE value for the aerodrome reference point, or the QFE value relating to the runway threshold, shall express the vertical position in terms of height above the aerodrome reference point, respectively in terms of height above the runway threshold.

For flight en route the vertical position of aircraft shall be expressed in terms of:

a. flight levels at or above the lowest usable flight level.

Addressing Of Flight Plan Messages

1. Flight plans for IFR flights shall be sent directly or via ARO/Briefing office of the departure aerodrome to the Integrated Initial Flight Plan Processing System (IFPS) of EUROCONTROL using both AFTN or both SITA addresses:


Belgium IFPU2 Bretigny,



2. Flight plans for VFR flights shall be sent via the ARO/Briefing office of the departure aerodrome to the Flight Information Service Department at:


3. Flight plans for domestic VFR flights shall be filed and sent through Web - based software application at: https://fpl.bulatsa.com

Unlawful Interference
General Applications

An aircraft which is being subjected to unlawful interference shall endeavor to set the transponder to Code 7500 and notify the appropriate ATS unit of any significant circumstances associated therewith and any deviation from the current flight plan necessitated by the circumstances, in order to enable the ATS unit to give priority to the aircraft and to minimize conflict with other aircraft.

If an aircraft is subjected to unlawful interference, the pilot-in-command shall attempt to land as soon as practicable at the nearest suitable aerodrome or at a dedicated aerodrome assigned by the ATS unit unless considerations aboard the aircraft dictate otherwise. If an aircraft is subjected to unlawful interference, the pilot-in-command shall attempt to land as soon as practicable at the nearest suitable aerodrome or at a dedicated aerodrome assigned by the competent authority unless considerations aboard the aircraft dictate otherwise.


Unless considerations aboard the aircraft dictate otherwise, and the flight cannot proceed to an aerodrome according to item 1, the crew of the aircraft subjected to an act of unlawful interference should attempt to continue flying on the assigned track and at the assigned cruising level at least until able to notify an ATS unit or within radar or ADS-B coverage.

When an aircraft subjected to an act of unlawful interference must depart from its assigned track or its assigned cruising level without being able to make radiotelephony contact with ATS units, the pilot-in-command should, whenever possible:

a. attempt to broadcast warnings on the VHF operating or emergency frequency and other appropriate frequencies, unless considerations aboard the aircraft dictate otherwise. Other equipment such as on-board transponders, data links, etc., should also be used when it is advantageous to do so and circumstances permit;

b. aircraft shall proceed at a level which differs from the cruising levels normally used for IFR flight in the area:

• By 300 m (1000 ft) if above FL 410

• By 150 m (500 ft) if below FL 410

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