Bahrain Overflight Permit Regulations
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Bahrain country has its own set of rules, regulations and procedures for obtaning permit to landing or even entering their airspace for overflight bahrain, whether you’re operating a private flight or general aviation flight, passenger charter flight, cargo charter flight, scheduled or non-scheduled airline/operatior, prior permission is mandatory, According to Bahrain CAA published AIP any aircraft operator intent to overfly bahrain airspace has to submit overflight clearance request to air transport department at least 48 working hours prior.
Required Details for Obtaining Bahrain Overflight Permit Application
Bahrain is signatory of 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. Planning to make a passenger flight landing, technical stop, overflight permit, Bahrain Civil Aviation Authority have their own regulations regarding the issuance of flight permit, overflight permit route navigation charges will be bill to IATA or the company who applied for permit.
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]
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) Block Overflight Permit Category’s
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)
- Bahrain Overflight Permit is valid for +72 hours.
Overflight Permit Charge's
We do not charge any type of hidden cost in Civil Aviation Permit Processing Cost and Bahrain Overflight Permits Procedures. Our fee is straight and direct without any additional fees in Bahrain 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 Bahrain
Bahrain Airspace is divided into 01 Flight Information Regions (FIRs)
1 - Bahrain (OBBB) FIR
Bahrain FIRs ( Entry / Exit Points ) :
|West Bound Entry Point||West Bound Exit Point||East Bound Entry Point||East Bound Exit Point|
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About Bahrain | History - Geography
Bahrain, small Arab state situated in a bay on the southwestern coast of the Persian Gulf. It is an archipelago consisting of Bahrain Island and some 30 smaller islands. Its name is from the Arabic term al-bahrayn, meaning “two seas.”
Bahrain Located in one of the world’s chief oil-producing regions, Bahrain itself has only small stores of petroleum. Instead, its economy has long relied on processing crude oil from neighboring countries, and more recently the financial, commercial services, and communications sectors have grown markedly, as has tourism. The country’s chief city, port, and capital, Manama (Al-Manama), is located on the northeastern tip of Bahrain Island. A strikingly modern city, Manama is relaxed and cosmopolitan and is a favorite destination for visitors from neighboring Saudi Arabia; on weekends, crowds of Saudis converge on the city to enjoy its restaurants and bars. Yet the people of Bahrain remain conservative in their lifeways. This sentiment is enshrined in the country’s constitution, which affirms that “the family is the cornerstone of society, the strength of which lies in religion, ethics, and patriotism.”
The Given Below Information Is Extracted from the Bahrain AIP
Procedures For Submission of Flight Plan
A flight plan shall be submitted in accordance with Annex 2, para 3.3.1 prior to operating:
- Any IFR flight
- Any VFR flight
I. departing from or destined for an aerodrome within a CTR
II. crossing any CTR within BAHRAIN FIR
III. across any International State Boundary or the FIR / UIR boundary
Except for repetitive flight plans, a flight plan shall be submitted at least 60 minutes prior to departure, taking into account requirements for timely information of ATS units in airspace along the route to be flown, including requirements for early submission for ATS Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) purposes.
a) Flight plans shall be submitted at the Air Traffic Services Reporting Office (ARO) at the departure aerodrome.
b) In absence of such office at the departure aerodrome, a flight plan shall be submitted by telephone, telefax or teletype to the nearest ARO as listed below, (except as indicated under c.). An acknowledgement of receipt must be obtained prior to departure when using telefax or teletype.
c) For domestic flights from an uncontrolled to a controlled aerodrome a flight plan shall be submitted by telephone to the ARO at destination.
- VFR flight plan for alerting service only
- Alerting service in principle provided to flights for which a flight plan has been submitted.
a) ICAO flight plan forms are available at ARO ‘s and airport offices at uncontrolled aerodromes.
The instructions for completing those forms shall be complied with.
b) Flight plans concerning IFR flights and international VFR flights shall include FIR / UIR boundary estimates.
c) When a flight plan is submitted by telephone, teletype or telefax, the sequence of items of the flight plan - form shall be strictly adhered to.
No flight plans shall be filed for routes deviating from the published ATS route structure, unless prior permission has been obtained from BAHRAIN ACC.
Flights of a specific character such as survey flights, scientific research flights etc. may be exempted from the restriction specified above.
Request for exemption shall be mailed so as to be received at least one week before the intended day of operation to:
The procedures concerning the use of Repetitive Flight Plans (RPL) conform to ICAO Document 7030 and PANS RAC 12th edition. Except where indicated hereunder.
Pending full implementation of the RPL concept, RPLs are transmitted on the AFTN as if they were Filed Flight Plans, Operators are required to provide advance details of Season Scheduled Services operating within the BAHRAIN FIR / BAHRAIN UIR at least 14 days in advance of implementation or change, to the Flight Data Processing Unit (FDPU).
Note: The submission of such details to Air Traffic Control does not constitute a request for approval of flight schedules.
This Data is required to be presented, on separate sheet for each 12 hours UTC of each day, in the format shown in the "REPETITIVE FLIGHT PLAN LISTING".
Note: There is a requirement to indicate in Column Q for all flights the Entry point Designator for BAHRAIN FIR / BAHRAIN UIR with EST (UTC).Delay
When a specific flight is likely to encounter a delay of one hour or more in excess of the departure time stated in the RPL, the ATS unit serving the departure aerodrome shall be notified immediately.
Note: Failure to comply with this procedure may result in the automatic cancellation of the RPL for that specific at one or more of the ATS unit concerned.
For a flight operated on a RPL, a flight plan message (FPL) will be transmitted pending full implementation of the RPL concept in the region. Departure messages (DEP) or Delay messages (DLA) relating to such flights will also be transmitted to appropriate ATS units.
Scheduled Flights departing from airfields in the FIR
Standard Flight Plans for flights must be filed with the Aerodrome / Heliport AIS Unit at the aerodrome of departure.
Alternatively, by direct arrangement between the operator and the local ATC Unit involved, a Standard ICAO Flight Plan may be stored at the aerodrome of departure and activated by that unit at 0001 UTC on the day of operation.
Changes To Flight DetailsFlight Plan Form
The Flight Plan Form must be completed according to the instructions contained in Doc 4444 - ATM 501, Appendix 2.
The following options are REQUIRED by the ATS authority for all flight operating within the BAHRAIN FIR / BAHRAIN UIR:
- Flight Plan ITEM 8 - The second field letter denoting the TYPE OF FLIGHT.
- Flight Plan ITEM 18 - The indicator "EET / " followed by FIR / UIR boundary designators and accumulated elapsed times as follows:
Flight entering the BAHRAIN FIR: The location indicator for the BAHRAIN FIR together with the accumulated estimated time since departure (e.g. EET / OBBB 0345).
Flights departing from the BAHRAIN FIR: All boundary designators together with the corresponding estimated elapsed times to those points (e.g. for a flight from OBBI to EGLL, EET / OEJD 0005, OJAC 0125, OSTT 0145, LCCC 0210, LGGG 0245, LTBB 0300, LYBA 0420, LOVV 0450, EDDU 0510, EBUR 0545, EHAA 0600, EGTT 0615).
- Flight Plan ITEM 18 - The indicator "SEL / " followed by the SELCAL code.
- Flight Plan ITEM 19 - To be completed in full.Change 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 the event 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 1:If a delay in departure of a controlled flight is not properly reported, the relevant flight plan date 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 2:If a delay in departure (or 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 current ETA.
Whenever a flight, for which a flight plan has been submitted, is cancelled, the appropriate ATS unit shall 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 Annex 220.127.116.11 (Adherence to flight plan).
Significant changes to a flight plan for an uncontrolled VFR flight include changes in endurance, or total number of persons on board and changes in time estimates of 30 minutes or more.Arrival Report (Closing 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.
• Aircraft Identification
• Departure Aerodrome
• Destination Aerodrome
• Time Of Arrival
In the case of diversion, insert between "destination aerodrome" an "time of arrival": the "arrival aerodrome"Addressing of Flight Plan Messages
Flight movement messages relating to traffic into or via BAHRAIN FIR / BAHRAIN UIR shall be addressed as stated below in order to warrant correct relay and delivery.
Note:Flight movement messages in this context comprise flight plan messages, amendment messages relating thereto and flight plan cancellation messages. ICAO ATM - DOC 4444, chapter 11 para.AFTN Addresses
Category of flight (IFR, VFR or both)
All Flight Plans and Departures messages for flights operating through or within the BAHRAIN FIR / BAHRAIN UIR must include addressees OBBBZQZX.
All aircraft operators intending to use BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL airport as a departure aerodrome must include the addressees OBBIZPZX in their flight plan.
BAHRAIN / SAKHIR AIRBASE installed new AFTN addresses necessary for flight planning purposes and other relevant issues as follows: OBKHZTZX for Control Tower, OBKHZPZX for AIS / COMMS and OBKHYFYX for Service Address.