Bermuda Overflight Permits Regulations 2024

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Bermuda Overflight Permits Procedures

Do you need a permit for bermuda overflight?

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

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

Bermuda 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 Bermuda.

Required Details for Obtaining Bermuda 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 Bermuda

Here are some key points regarding aviation regulations in Bermuda :

1 - Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) : The BCAA is responsible for regulating civil aviation activities in Bermuda. It sets and enforces regulations to ensure the safety, security, and efficiency of aviation operations within Bermuda's airspace.

2 - Airworthiness Regulations : BCAA sets standards for the airworthiness of aircraft registered in Bermuda. This includes certification requirements for aircraft design, manufacture, maintenance, and modifications to ensure they meet safety standards.

3 - Operational Regulations : BCAA establishes regulations governing the operation of aircraft within Bermuda's airspace. This includes rules for flight planning, navigation, communication, and flight crew requirements to ensure safe and orderly aviation operations.

4 - Licensing and Certification : BCAA issues licenses and certifications to pilots, air traffic controllers, and other aviation personnel in accordance with international standards. These licenses and certifications demonstrate the competency and qualifications of individuals to perform their respective aviation duties.

5 - Safety Oversight : BCAA conducts safety oversight activities, including inspections, audits, and investigations, to ensure compliance with aviation regulations and identify and mitigate safety risks within Bermuda's aviation sector.

6 - Regulatory Compliance : Operators, airlines, and other stakeholders in Bermuda's aviation industry are required to comply with BCAA regulations. Non-compliance can result in penalties, sanctions, or suspension of operating privileges.

7 - International Standards : Bermuda's aviation regulations are aligned with international standards and recommended practices established by organizations such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). This alignment facilitates interoperability and harmonization of aviation regulations on a global scale.

8 - Continual Improvement : BCAA continually reviews and updates its regulations to reflect changes in technology, industry best practices, and emerging safety concerns. This ensures that Bermuda's aviation regulations remain effective and responsive to evolving aviation trends and challenges.

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

- Bermuda Overflight Permit Not Required.

Overflight Permit Charge's

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

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

1 - N/A

Bermuda FIRs ( Entry / Exit Points ) :

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

International Trip Support Services

We provide comprehensive and personalized flight planning and International Trip Planning services to the corporate aviation industry. Our dedicated and experienced staff work together to ensure you have a smooth trip that is tailored to your particular needs. with years of international flight planning experience, the latest trip coordination technology, and a dedication to high-quality customer service, each member of our knowledgeable team is equipped with the tools to exceed your expectations.

Our proficient flight support team offering unrivalled support services to any International & Domestic Airports in Bermuda along with their expertise, our permit2fly team can arrange Bermuda Overflight Permits for Ad-hoc Charter Flights, Scheduled Airline Seasonal Block Permits from Civil Aviation Authority of Bermuda according to their legal time frame.

Trust Permit2fly, to handle all your ground supervisory at Bermuda airports and obtain Bermuda overflight and Landing permit for any of your aircrafts to operate in the territory of Bermuda.

About Bermuda | History - Geography

Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is approximately 1,070 km (665 mi) east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina; 1,236 km (768 mi) south of Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia; and 1,759 km (1,093 mi) northeast of Cuba. Though it is typically referred to in the singular, Bermuda consists of 181 islands; the largest of these islands is known as Main Island. The capital city of Bermuda is Hamilton. Bermuda is self-governing, with its own constitution and government and a Parliament which makes local laws. The United Kingdom retains responsibility for defence and foreign relations. As of July 2018, it has a population of 71,176, making it the most populous of the British Overseas Territories.

Bermuda's largest economic sectors are offshore insurance, reinsurance, and tourism. Bermuda had one of the world's highest GDP per capita for most of the 20th century.[7] It has a subtropical climate[8] and lies in the hurricane belt and thus is prone to related severe weather; however, it is somewhat protected by a coral reef and by its position at the north of the belt, which limits the direction and severity of approaching storms.

Bermuda Overflight Permits Procedures Procedure For Submission A Flight Plan

Flight in Bermuda airspace shall be conducted in accordance with United Kingdom Statutory Instrument 2001 No. 2128: The Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2013, as amended.

All operators of commercial air transport, be it under an AOC or FAR Parts 121 or 135, shall only utilise flight crew who are in conformity with the ICAO Annex 1 standard, namely that the operating pilots must not have attained, or exceeded, the age of 65 years on the date of the flight to Bermuda (TXKF).

General Rules And Procedures

1. In general, en route ATS procedures are in conformity with the ICAO standards and recommended practices and procedures, as laid down in Annex 11 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation and PANS/RAC Doc 4444-RAC/ 501.

2. All flights at or above FL 180 within the NY Oceanic CTA/FIR shall be in accordance with Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). Consequently, all civil aircraft operating into and out of Bermuda must do so in accordance with IFR.

Visual Flight Rules

Visual Flight Rules (VFR) are applied in conformity with Chapter 4 of Annex 2 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation.

Instrument Flight Rules
General Procedures

IFR generally are applied in conformity with Chapter 5 of Annex 2 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation. Separation standards and procedures applied by NY ARTCC are in accordance with the FAA Handbook 7110.65 – Air Traffic Control.

Special Procedures

(1) Longitudinal separation minima are established and applied to aircraft operating enroute to the L.F. Wade International Airport, Bermuda TMA in accordance with FAA and ICAO standards and recommended practices for oceanic control by NY ARTCC. TMA arriving and departing L.F. Wade International Airport, Bermuda, is under Bermuda Tower/ATC.

(2) Lateral separation minima are established and applied to aircraft operating enroute to the L.F. Wade International Airport, Bermuda TMA in accordance with FAA and ICAO standards and recommended practices for oceanic control by NY ARTCC. TMA arriving and departing L.F. Wade International Airport, Bermuda, is under Bermuda Tower/ATC.

ATS Airspace Classification

The Bermuda TMA is classified as Class E airspace; extends from 1,200 ft (365 m) AGL up to 4,000 ft (1,220 m) MSL. There are areas where Class E airspace begins at either the surface or 700 ft AGL, these areas are used to transition between the terminal and enroute environments (around non-towered airports).

1.2 The vertical limits extend from 700 ft up to 50,000 ft MSL within 50 NM of the ARP and then from 4,000 ft to 50,000 ft MSL within 180 NM of the ARP (see Figure ENR


The L. F. Wade International Airport Bermuda control zone is classified as Class D airspace; 4.4 NM radius of airfield (32°21’50.551’’N 064°40’43.330’’W) from the surface up to and including 2,500 ft AGL with the following extensions:

1.7 NM either side of VOR 301/114/117 degree radials, extending to 7 NM each.

Note: Class D Airspace reverts to Class E Airspace during uncontrolled operations.

Holding, Approach And Departure Procedures

Holding, approach and departure procedures are developed in accordance with Pans Ops design criteria and published by Jeppesen. All IFR departure procedures and separation standards applied by NY ARTCC are in accordance with the FAA Handbook 7110.65 - Air Traffic Control. In addition:

1- All IFR flights departing Bermuda will be issued an ATC clearance including climb instructions to be issued by NY ARTCC and transmitted by Bermuda Control Tower on a specified frequency for ATC clearance.

2- All IFR departure aircraft shall generally be cleared up to FL230 and to fly runway heading until given a turn on course by NY ARTCC.

3- ATC will issue SID and STAR to aircraft departing and arriving TXKF during non-radar periods. Pilots may request or file SID and STAR during radar periods.

4- When congestion of inbound IFR traffic exists, NY ARTCC may instruct a departing aircraft to make an off-course climb for a specific distance and/or to a specific altitude.

Addressing Of Flight Plan Messages

All information concerning IFR flight plan messages for aircraft operating into and out of Bermuda or through the Bermuda TMA are contained in appropriate FAA charts and publications.

Scheduled Flights
1- Military Aircraft

• All military flights must obtain slot time approval from the Aerodrome Operator.

• Diplomatic Clearances Military aircraft belonging to countries deemed “friendly” or part of the NATO alliance do not require diplomatic clearance to overfly or operate into Bermuda.

• The United Nations classification of dangerous goods and munitions of war carried on any military aircraft must be declared to the Aerodrome Operator. For de-tailed information refer to GEN 1-4.

2- Commercial Aircraft

• Commercial aircraft registered in countries that are contracting states to ICAO do not require prior permission from the Aerodrome Operator for overflying or landing in Bermuda.

Prior permission from the Aerodrome Operator should be requested for aircraft flying ETOPs via Bermuda. Notification must be given to the Aerodrome Operator.

In addition, TXKF has not been evaluated to serve as an A380 alternate and no services are available. A380 landings are limited to emergency use only.

• Commercial aircraft registered in countries that are not contracting states to ICAO must request diplomatic clearance from the Deputy Governor (address listed in GEN 1.1) for overflight of, or operations into, Bermuda at least seven (7) calendar days in advance of the planned flight.

Non-Scheduled Flights

Any request for take-off between 2200-0700 local time and/or landing between 2300-0700 local time must submit the proper PPR 24 hours prior to the planned day of flight.

• Non-scheduled commercial flight operators, for hire or reward with either passengers or cargo to or from Bermuda, shall submit a Flight Permit Application to the Director General Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority and obtain a non-scheduled flight permit. The Flight Permit Application form is available on the Internet (see address in Section GEN 1.1, Paragraph 1).

• Notification of intent should be submitted to the Aerodrome Operator as soon as possible for transient flights requesting landing and requiring only technical services. The Aerodrome Operator may refuse permission for a technical landing if it appears that normal scheduled services cannot be properly accommodated.

Private Flights

Any request for take-off and or landing between the hours of 2300 and 0700 local time must submit the proper PPR 24 hours prior to the planned day of the flight.

• Private aircraft do not require prior permission from the Aerodrome Operator for over flying or landing in Bermuda. However, private aircraft operators are strongly encouraged to notify the Aerodrome Operator prior to commencing flight to Bermuda and to include the department in the associated departure plan message.

• Reference 1.6.1 – 1.13 ICAO Annex Part 2, 7th Edition Effective 18 Nov 2010 (Non-Commercial Transport). See Bermuda Civil Aviation website for clarification/wording Annex 6, Part 2.

• All flights at or above FL180 within New York Oceanic Control Area must be conducted in accordance with Instrument Flight Rules (IFR).

Flight plan submission is mandatory.

Unlawful Interference

1. The pilot-in-command of any aircraft experiencing unlawful interference within the Bermuda Control Zone is to report it to Bermuda Tower, followed by a written report to the Aerodrome Operator outlining all details of the incident.

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