Qatar Overflight Permit Regulations
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Qatar 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 qatar civil aviation authority aeronautical information publication (or AIP) any aircraft owner/operator intent to fly in Qatar airspace request has to submit for Qatar 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 Qatar.
Planning to make a passenger flight landing or technical stop, Qatar Airports Authority have their own regulations regarding the issuance of flight Qatar 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.
Qatar 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.
Required Details for Obtaining Qatar 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]
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)
- Qatar 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 Qatar Overflight Permits Procedures. Our fee is straight and direct without any additional fees in Qatar 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 Qatar
Qatar Airspace is divided into -- Flight Information Regions (FIRs)
1 - N/A
Qatar 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 Qatar | History - Geography
Qatar, independent emirate on the west coast of the Persian Gulf.
Occupying a small desert peninsula that extends northward from the larger Arabian Peninsula, it has been continuously but sparsely inhabited since prehistoric times. Following the rise of Islam, the region became subject to the Islamic caliphate; it later was ruled by a number of local and foreign dynasties before falling under the control of the Al Thani (Thani dynasty) in the 19th century.
The Al Thani sought British patronage against competing tribal groups and against the Ottoman Empire—which occupied the country in the late 19th and early 20th centuries—and in exchange the United Kingdom controlled Qatar’s foreign policy until the latter’s independence in 1971. Thereafter, the monarchy continued to nurture close ties with Western powers as a central pillar of its national security. Qatar has one of the world’s largest reserves of petroleum and natural gas and employs large numbers of foreign workers in its production process. Because of its oil wealth, the country’s residents enjoy a high standard of living and a well-established system of social services.
The Given Below Information Is Extracted from the Qatar AIP
Procedure Of Submission a Flight Plan
For flights within the Doha TMA, a flight plan shall be submitted as per the requirements specified in ICAO Annex 2 - Rules of the Air, paragraph 3.3. The format and content of the FPL shall be as per amendment 1 of the PANS - ATM Doc 4444.Time of Submission
A flight plan may be submitted up to 120 HR but shall not be less than 60 MIN prior to the EOBT, taking into account the requirements of ATS units in the airspace along the route to be flown for timely information, including requirements for early submission for ATFM purposes.Submission of Flight Plan
Flight plans shall be submitted via AFTN to OTHHZPZX.
In the absence of AFS, through email: doha.comm (at) caa.gov.qa or fax at (974) 4462 1052 / (974) 4470 5075. An acknowledgement of receipt must be obtained via tel (974) 4470 5080 / (974) 4470 5081.Additional Flight Planning Requirements
For traffic departing from aerodromes within the Doha TMA or overflying the Bahrain FIR/UIR, the FPL shall include the entry and exit points of the Bahrain FIR/UIR.
The following additional flight planning requirements apply for airports with published SID and STAR procedures:
Departing aircraft: Item 15 of the flight plan form shall commence with the last waypoint of the SID related to the ATS route (e.g. PATOM B457…) and then as per Doc 4444 standard requirements.
Arriving aircraft: Item 15 of the flight plan form shall terminate with the corresponding waypoint of the last ATS route where the STAR commences (e.g. ...UN318 VELAM Z225 BAYAN).
Note: Do not include NAVAIDs ID, any ATS route designator or SID/STAR designator (it is runway dependent, ATC will advise the corresponding SID or STAR)
1- Prior to the waypoint PATOM, ALVEN, ALSEM, NAMLA, BUNDU, BATHA or SALWA (for departure flights).
2- After the waypoint BAYAN, AFNAN, GINTO (for arrival flights).Routing Within Doha TMA:
All flights departing OTBD/OTHH/OTBH shall indicate an "ALTN AERODROME" in Item 16 of the flight plan in accordance with the requirements of ICAO Doc 4444 - ATM/501.
For Air Ambulance flight for the purpose of Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) operating into the State of Qatar, it is required to include "STS/MEDEVAC" under Item 18 of the flight plan.
All civil non-scheduled, private, technical landings, state aircraft and military flights landing or overflying territorial land and water, of State of Qatar are required to include the State of Qatar clearance number under RMK/ in Item 18 of the FPL.
All IFR/VFR flight plan filed in accordance with paragraph 1.3, shall complete Item 19 in full or an alternative arrangement be made, as the information is a requirement for the provision of alerting service.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 DOHA APP.Authorization for Special Flights
Flights of a specific nature may be exempted from the restriction specified above, provided that the operator shall comply with the corresponding requirements specified in GEN 1.2Addressing Of Flight Plan Messages
Flight movement messages relating to traffic into/from DOHA TMA, overflying within Qatar Airspace or North of Qatar (Between Bahrain FIR/UIR and Emirates/Tehran FIR).
Note: Flight movement messages in this context comprise flight plan messages, amendment messages relating thereto and flight plan cancellation messages (PANS-ATM refers).
|Category Of Flight |
(IFR, VFR or both)
|Route - Into Or Via FIR and/or TMA||Message Address|
|All Flights (IFR/VFR)||Overflying via North of Qatar:|
L602 / UL602, L768
UT602, UT677, T872
|All Flights (IFR/VFR)||Over flying within Qatar Airspace|
(bounded laterally by the Doha TMA
and vertically from GND to Unlimited) via the following routing:
|All Flights (IFR/VFR)||Inbound:|
DOHA INTL (OTBD)
HAMAD INTL (OTHH)
AL-UDAID AIR BASE (OTBH)
|All Flights (IFR/VFR)||Outbound:|
DOHA INTL (OTBD)
HAMAD INTL (OTHH)
AL-UDAID AIR BASE (OTBH)
Note: For Qatar outbound flights, Airline Operators shall be responsible to provide the AFTN address of relevant ATC units outside Qatar Airspace for re-addressing. Qatar IFPS will distribute the FPL and associated messages through AFTN/AMHSto the addresses provided by Originator (Airline Operators).
Classification Of Airspaces
Airspace is designated in accordance with the following airspace classification and in accordance with QCAR Rules of the Air, RA.6001 and Appendix 4:
Class A: IFR flights only are permitted. All flights are provided with air traffic control service and are separated from each other. Continuous air- ground voice communications are required for all flights. All flights shall be subject to ATC clearance.
Class B: IFR and VFR flights are permitted. All flights are provided with air traffic control service and are separated from each other. Continuous air- ground voice communications are required for all flights. All flights shall be subject to ATC clearance.
Class C: IFR and VFR flights are permitted. All flights are provided with air traffic control service and IFR flights are separated from other IFR flights and from VFR flights. VFR flights are separated from IFR flights and receive traffic information in respect of other VFR flights and traffic avoidance advice on request. Continuous air-ground voice communications are required for all flights. For VFR flights a speed limitation of 250 KIAS applies below 3 050 M (10 000 FT) AMSL, except where approved by the authority for aircraft types, which for technical or safety reasons, cannot maintain this speed. All flights shall be subject to ATC clearance.
Class D: IFR and VFR flights are permitted and all flights are provided with air traffic control service. IFR flights are separated from other IFR flights, receive traffic information in respect of VFR flights and traffic avoidance advice on request. VFR flights receive traffic information in respect of all other flights and traffic avoidance advice on request. Continuous air-ground voice communications are required for all flights and a speed limitation of 250 KIAS applies to all flights below 3 050 M (10 000 FT) AMSL, except where approved by the authority for aircraft types, which for technical or safety reasons, cannot maintain this speed. All flights shall be subject to ATC clearance.
Class E:IFR and VFR flights are permitted. IFR flights are provided with air traffic control service and are separated from other IFR flights. All flights receive traffic information, as far as is practical. Continuous air ground voice communications are required for IFR flights. A speed limitation of 250 KIAS applies to all flights below 3 050 M (10 000 FT) AMSL, except where approved by the authority for aircraft types, which for technical or safety reasons cannot maintain this speed. All IFR flights shall be subject to ATC clearance. Class E shall not be used for control zones.
Class F:IFR and VFR flights are permitted. All participating IFR flights receive an air traffic advisory service and all flights receive flight information service if requested. Continuous air-ground voice communications are required for IFR flights participating in the advisory service and all IFR flights shall be capable of establishing air-ground voice communications. A speed limitation of 250 KIAS applies to all flights below 3 050 M (10 000 FT) AMSL, except where approved by the authority for aircraft types, which for technical or safety reasons cannot maintain this speed. ATC clearance is not required.
Class G:IFR and VFR flights are permitted and receive flight information service if requested. All IFR flights shall be capable of establishing air- ground voice communications. A speed limitation of 250 KIAS applies to all flights below 3 050 M (10 000 FT) AMSL, except where approved by the authority for aircraft types, which for technical or safety reasons cannot maintain this speed. ATC clearance is not required.