Turkey Overflight Permits Regulations 2024

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Turkey Overflight Permits Procedures

Do you need a permit for turkey overflight?

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

Required Details for Obtaining Turkey 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

- Turkey Overflight Permit is valid for +24 hours.

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

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 Turkey

Turkey Airspace is divided into 02 Flight Information Regions (FIRs)

1 - Ankara (LTAA) FIR

2 - Istanbul (LTBB) FIR

Turkey FIRs ( Entry / Exit Points ) :

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

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About Turkey | History - Geography

Turkey is a nation straddling eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Cosmopolitan Istanbul, on the Bosphorus Strait, is home to the iconic Hagia Sophia, with its soaring dome and Christian mosaics, the massive 17th-century Blue Mosque and the circa-1460 Topkapı Palace, former home of sultans. Ankara is Turkey’s modern capital.

Turkey Overflight Permits Procedures

The Given Below Information Is Extracted from the Turkey AIP

Requirement To Submit A Flight Plan

Prior to operating any flight within Turkish airspace, a flight plan shall be submitted to the competent ATS unit (AIS office). A flight plan shall be submitted in accordance with ICAO Annex-2.3-3-1, prior to operating:

a) any IFR Flight

b) any VFR Flight

For any flight operating within Turkish airspace boundaries regardless of whether VFR or IFR, a flight plan shall be submitted to the appropriate ATS (AIS office) unit at least 30 minutes prior to departure.

The EUR RVSM flight Planning requirements for the completion of the ICAO Flight Plan (FPL) Form and the Repetitive Flight Plan (RPL) are contained in the ICAO EUR Regional Supplementary Procedures (DOC 7030 - EUR).

Furthermore, the following requirement is in addition to the flight planning requirements contained in the ICAO EUR Regional Supplementary Procedures (Doc.7030-EUR):

In addition to military flights, customs, police and General Directorate of Forestry aircraft shall insert the letter “M” in item 8 of the ICAO Flight Plan Form.

All foreign registered IFR GAT aircraft flying within or through the airspace of Turkey may be allowed to deviate from the controlled area/corridor only if under ATC control.

All foreign registered aircraft to enter/exit the airspace of Turkey shall use the entry/exit points stated in Turkish AIP or their projections without being subject to MEA of the route.

The rules and VFR minimas stated in turkish aip ENR 1.2 shall be exactly followed.

Foreign registered VFR aircraft which can not fly within controlled area because of inadequate flight/technical performance shall follow the projection of the route without being subject to MEA of that AWY.

In case the planned landing or departure area is located out of the controlled area, foreign registered aircraft shall plan their flights as follows: departing aircraft shall follow the most direct route so as to join the nearest airway or its projection and arriving aircraft shall leave the airway or its projection at the nearest point to the landing area.

Note:Appropriate authority may waive this requirement for pre-arranged operations.

Purpose of the Flight Plan

a) To provide air traffic control advisory service.

b) To facilitate to provisions of flight information, alerting, search and rescue services.

c) For national air defense purposes.

Types of Flight Plan
Individual Flight Plan (FPL):

For each individual flight, for which a flight plan is filed, an individual flight plan shall be filed. Flights, in which several aircraft take part in a formation, as well as every separate stage of flight for flights with intermediate stops, shall also be regarded as individual flight.

Repetitive Flight Plan (RPL):

For several, however, at least 10 IFR flights planned by the same aircraft operator a Repetitive Flight Plan may be filed, provided that these flights are planned to be conducted regularly and in the same manner and submitted at least two weeks prior of the first flight.

Procedures For Submission Of A Flight Plan

Completion of a flight plan whatever the purpose for which it is submitted, a flight plan shall contain information, as applicable on all items.

A flight plan either IFR or VFR shall comprise all items contained in appendix 2, ICAO Doc 4444, except that airspeed shall be filled only as True Airspeed in knots.

All FPL, DEP and ARR messages for IFR and VFR aircraft into and from Turkish airspace or being completed flight within Turkish airspace should be addressed to the relevant addresses and LTACYWYX.

Flights conducted on airways R20, R32, R55, G80, G802, W81, W89, W91 and UL606 via Istanbul FIR to further south and east vice versa shall be required to indicate the following addresses LTBJZAZX and LTBJZPZX on their appropriate flight plans.

Since considerable portions of the AWYs G18/UG18, L609/UL609, R19/UR19 and L995/UL995 cross over the territory of Turkey, for the safety of the flights and air defense identification purposes as well as line with the heightened security measures following the recent terrorist activities, all aircrafts flying via LARKI (3723.9N-02650.3E) Rhodes portion of the AWYs G18/UG18, L609/UL609 and KOPAR (3650.9N-02642.0E) Rhodes portion of the AWYs R19/ UR19, L995/UL995 shall submit their flight plans to the collective address “LTBBOVFL” and “LTACYWYX”.

In addition the requirement mentioned above, all state aircraft and any aircraft carrying any kind of dangerous cargo arms and ammunition or equipped for aerial photography shall obtain overflight diplomatic clearance as laid down in AIP Turkey. Strict adherence to the requirements above is essential. Non complaint aircraft will be subject to interception.

The Eastern Aegean Islands (Thasos, Samothrace, Limnos, Aya Evstratios, Lesvos, Chios, Psara, Samos, lkaria, Patmos, Lipsi, Leros, Kalymnos, Kos, Nisyros,Simi, Tilos, Kalki, Rhodes, Karpathos, Kassos and Astypalaia) which have been placed under a permanent demilitarized status by the relevant international instruments, namely the 1923 Lausanne Peace Treaty and the 1947 Paris Peace Treaty, and the aerodromes In the Greek Cypriot Administration (According to the 1960 Treaty of Establishment, the United Kingdom retains full sovereignty over the British Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia) cannot be used for landing/take-off and cannot be specified as landing/take off point or alternate aerodrome in flight plans by the military aircraft subject to diplomatic clearance for overflight and landing on Turkish territory.

In order to be in harmony with IFPS database, aircraft operators flight planning for landing to or departing from aerodromes in Turkey, shall include all the points and TMA entry/exit points within their FPLs in order to provide connection between ATS routes and aerodromes.

Pilot in-command should have a copy of the FPL which is approved by the competent authority.

For all flights operating within Turkish airspace (departure, arrival or overflight), registration marks shall be specified in the flight plans (in item 18) submitted to related ATS units or IFPS. (Other than those whose registration mark is used as call sign.)

According to rules stated in GEN 1.2 Flight Plans which are sent to related ATS unit or to IFPS (item 18) shall include flight purpose.

Place Of Submission

a) A flight plan shall be submitted to appropriate ATS unit (AIS Office) or to the “Integrated Initial Flight Plan Processing System (IFPS) unit by the pilot-in-command, his designated representative or authorized representative of the operator.

b) A flight plan shall be submitted to appropriate ATS unit (AIS Office) in person by the pilot-in-command, his designated representative or authorized representative of the operator or by telephone, fax, http://ais.dhmi.gov.tr or any communication means available.

c) If a flight plan is submitted by fax the appropriate ATS Unit (AIS Office) should be called by telephone to confirm.

d) If a flight plan is submitted to appropriate ATS Unit (AIS Office) by AFTN, make sure the following requirements shall be also written:

• Supplementary information in item 19

• “Filed by/Name of Pilot or Representative”

• “For civil VFR flights; NOTAM/meteorology checked”

e) For aircraft on a VFR flight to or from points where communication facilities are not available, the flight plan may be submitted to ATS unit (AIS Office) where from, in case of emergency, the air traffic services may derive from that flight plan any useful information.

f) A separate flight plan though intermediate stops should be submitted for flights from aerodrome(s) where ATS and COM facilities are available to other aerodrome(s) where such facilities are not available regardless of the time to be spent on the ground at an intermediate stop.

Filling And Acceptance Of The Flight Plan

To expedite the issuance and delivery of ATC clearances flight plans should be submitted at least 30 minutes prior departure time and 5 days (120 Hours) at the earliest. For flights into areas subject to ATFM measures, flight plans shall be at least 3 hours prior to EOBT, unless a Repetitive Flight Plan (RPL) exists. This does not affect the regulations prescribing the filing of flight plans for certain flights at an earlier time due to other reasons.

A distinction is made between flight plans to be transmitted to the “Integrated Initial Flight Plan Processing System (IFPS) (IFR/GAT Flight Plans) and Flight plans not to be transmitted to IFPS.

Note:IFR/GAT flights are civil or non-operational military flights, conducted wholly or partly according to Instrumental flights Rules (IFR).

For an IFR/GAT flight, a flight plan shall be transmitted, preferably, direct to the IFPS, or filed with appropriate ATS (AIS) unit, prior to take-off.

The originator will be informed of the successful processing of flight plan and flight plan associated messages within IFPS by an Acknowledgment Message (ACK message). Flight plan and their associated messages which cannot be processed by IFPS correction unit to be corrected manually (receipt of the message “MAN- Manual message).

If flight plan and their associated messages can be corrected manually, the aircraft operator or originator will be informed of this by an ACK message. Otherwise, they will be returned to the aircraft operator to be corrected (receipt of the message REJ - Reject Message).

Flight plans transmitted directly to IFPS will be checked by IFPS for syntax, format and route structure. The route structure outside the IFPS area is not subject to verification.

The ATS (AIS) unit will support the aircraft operator, If requested, when verifying the feasibility of the flight as well as the processing and addressing of the flight plan and their associated messages.

The aircraft operator is responsible for forwarding the flight plans.

The flight plan form (See FPL form), must be clearly legible and filled in completely. The name of the pilot-in command responsible for the flight shall be indicated in the field of the flight plan form provided for this purpose.

ATS unit will ensure that the submitted flight plan is transmitted correctly.

In the following cases, ATS unit will not transmit the flight plan:

a) The flight plan does not correspond to the prescribed form

b) The information in the flight plan is illegible

c) A take-off ban has been imposed by an authority on a pilot-in-command or aircraft and AIS has been notified of such a ban.

Filling of Flight Plans During the Flight

If special circumstances, unknown to the pilot prior to takeoff, make it necessary, the pilot-in command may file a flight plan during the flight. In this case, appropriate ATC unit will accept the flight plan data on the established radio frequencies for transmission to the competent AIS unit.

Flight plans for continuing flights after intermediate stops and for flights into foreign countries are exempted.

Flight Plan for VFR Flights

For a VFR flight, a flight plan shall be submitted to appropriate ATS unit (AIS Office) at least 30 minutes prior to departure.

The aircraft operator or Pilot-in-command is responsible for

a) correct and complete data,

b) Obtaining pre-flight information and ATC clearance

c) complete addressing

d) Verification of the feasibility of the flight, among other things on the basis of the preflight information obtained.

VFR flight plans shall not transmitted to the IFPS.

Flight Plans for flights with Intermediate Stops For a flight with one or more intermediate stops, the flight plans required for the individual flight stages or flight plans required for complete flight legs of an aircraft may be filed with the ATS unit of the aerodrome of first departure or with ATS unit of the airport where the flight planning of the aircraft operator took place.

The Filling of several flight Plans with different aircraft identifications or routings for one flight is not permitted.

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