Greenland Overflight Permits Regulations 2024

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Greenland Overflight Permits Procedures

Do you need a permit for greenland overflight?

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

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

Greenland 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 Greenland.

Required Details for Obtaining Greenland 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 Greenland

Greenland, an autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark, has its own set of aviation regulations overseen by the Greenlandic authorities. Here are some key points regarding aviation regulations in Greenland.

1 - Greenland Civil Aviation Authority (CAA Greenland) : The Greenland CAA is responsible for regulating civil aviation activities within Greenland's territory. It ensures compliance with national regulations as well as international standards set by organizations such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

2 - Regulatory Framework : Aviation regulations in Greenland are based on Danish regulations, with adaptations to suit Greenland's specific aviation needs and conditions. These regulations cover various aspects of aviation, including airworthiness, flight operations, licensing, aerodrome standards, and aviation security.

3 - Airworthiness Standards : CAA Greenland establishes and enforces airworthiness standards for aircraft registered in Greenland. These standards include requirements for aircraft design, manufacturing, maintenance, and modifications to ensure safety and airworthiness.

4 - Flight Operations : Regulations govern flight operations within Greenland's airspace, including rules for flight planning, navigation, communication, and aircraft performance limitations. These regulations aim to ensure the safe and efficient conduct of flights in Greenland's unique environment.

5 - Licensing and Certification : CAA Greenland issues licenses and certificates to pilots, air traffic controllers, and other aviation personnel. These credentials demonstrate the competency and qualifications of individuals to perform their respective aviation duties.

6 - Aerodrome Standards and Operations : CAA Greenland sets standards for the design, construction, and operation of aerodromes (airports and heliports) in Greenland. These standards ensure the safety and efficiency of aviation infrastructure in the region.

7 - Safety Oversight : CAA Greenland conducts safety oversight activities, including inspections, audits, and investigations, to monitor compliance with aviation regulations and identify and mitigate safety risks within Greenland's aviation sector.

8 - Aviation Security : CAA Greenland is responsible for aviation security within Greenland's territory. It implements measures to protect against acts of unlawful interference and ensures compliance with international security standards.

9 - International Standards : Greenland's aviation regulations align with international standards and recommended practices established by organizations such as ICAO. This alignment facilitates interoperability and harmonization of aviation regulations on a global scale.

10 - Continual Improvement : CAA Greenland continually reviews and updates its regulations to reflect changes in technology, industry best practices, and emerging safety concerns. This ensures that Greenland'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

- Greenland Overflight Permit Not Required.

Overflight Permit Charge's

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

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

1 - Nuuk (BGGL) FIR

Greenland FIRs ( Entry / Exit Points ) :

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

International Trip Support Services

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

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

About Greenland | History - Geography

Greenland is the world's largest island, located between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. It is an autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark.

Though physiographically a part of the continent of North America, Greenland has been politically and culturally associated with Europe (specifically Norway and Denmark, the colonial powers, as well as the nearby island of Iceland) for more than a millennium. The majority of its residents are Inuit, whose ancestors migrated from Alaska through Northern Canada, gradually settling across the island by the 13th century.

More than three times the size of the U.S. state of Texas, Greenland extends about 1,660 miles (2,670 km) from north to south and more than 650 miles (1,050 km) from east to west at its widest point. Two-thirds of the island lies within the Arctic Circle, and the island’s northern extremity extends to within less than 500 miles (800 km) of the North Pole. Greenland is separated from Canada’s Ellesmere Island to the north by only 16 miles (26 km). The nearest European country is Iceland, lying about 200 miles (320 km) across the Denmark Strait to the southeast. Greenland’s deeply indented coastline is 24,430 miles (39,330 km) long, a distance roughly equivalent to Earth’s circumference at the Equator.

Greenland Overflight Permits Procedures

The Given Below Information Is Extracted from the Greenland AIP

General/Submission Of And Content Of A Flight Plan

A flight plan shall be submitted to ATS in accordance with ICAO Annex 2 prior to operating:

1) Any IFR flight

2) Any VFR flight when:

• Performed in airspace class D

• Crossing the boundaries of Nuuk FIR

• Crossing a TIZ

• Alerting service is required for a specific part of the route

Content Of A Flight Plan

The rules in ICAO PANS-ATM, Doc 4444, Chapter 4 and Appendix 2 and ICAO Regional Supplementary Procedures/North Atlantic (NAT), Doc 7030, Chapter 2 (See ENR 1.8) shall apply.

Closure of Flight Plan

In connection with flight within Nuuk FIR the following 2 principal kind of flight plans can be submitted to the Air Traffic Service:

a) Complete flight plan

b) Abbreviated flight plan

If a pilot does not want to submit a complete flight plan for a VFR-flight, but a part of this flight is requested to be carried out either;

a) in controlled airspace in which obtaining a clearance is mandatory,

b) in a TIA/TIZ in which establishing of two-way radio communication with the appropriate AFIS-unit is mandatory

c) or where the pilot wants provision of part-distance alerting service

d) or where a part of the flight necessitate change to IFR the pilot shall, depending on the situation listed in a) - d), submit an abbreviated flight plan containing:

• aircraft callsign

• aircraft type

• cruising speed if necessary

• flight rules (IFR/VFR)

• entry point respectively exit point

• level wanted, if necessary

• for arriving aircraft, estimated time of arrival

• persons on board

Repetitive Flight Plan

Use of repetitive flight plans concerning Nuuk FIR conform to ICAO PANS-ATM, DOC4444, Chapter 16, para. 16.4 with the Danish additions stated below.

Repetitive flight plan form Directions for completion of the repetitive flight plan form are provided in ICAO PANS-ATM, DOC 4444, Appendix 2, para. 7. Item "G" in the RPL-form must contain a contact name and a telephone number or an AFTN-address from which supplementary information can be rapidly obtained.

Filing Of Repetitive Flight Plans

The repetitive flight plans concerning Nuuk FIR shall be sent by mail to: Naviair, Air Navigation Services Nuuk Aalisartut Aqqutaat 47 DK-3900 Nuuk Greenland and to the Air Traffic Services units at the departure- and destination airports.

Repetitive flight plans must reach the Air Traffic Services at least two weeks prior to becoming effective. No acknowledgement of receipt will be given at the reception of repetitive flight plans.

Permanent changes to repetitive flight plans already submitted, must reach the Air Traffic Services not later than 7 days before becoming effective.

Classification of Airspace

ATS Airspace are classified and designated in accordance with the following:

Class A: IFR flights only are permitted, all flights are subject to air traffic control service and are separated from each other.

Class B: IFR and VFR flights are permitted, all flights are subject to air traffic control service and are separated from each other.

Class C: IFR and VFR flights are permitted, all flights are subject to 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.

Class D: IFR and VFR flights are permitted, all flights are subject to air traffic control service, IFR flights are separated from other IFR flights and receive traffic information in respect of VFR flights, VFR flights receive traffic information in respect of all other flights.

Class E: IFR and VFR flights are permitted, IFR flights are subject to air traffic control service and are separated from other IFR flights. All flights receive traffic information as far as practical.

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. Class G IFR and VFR flights are permitted and receive flight information service if requested.

Class G: IFR and VFR flights are permitted. In Denmark (including Faeroe Islands and Greenland) air space designated Traffic Information Area (TIA) and Traffic Information Zone (TIZ) are established within which two-way radio communication are compulsory.

Holding, Approach and Departure Procedures

The holding, approach and departure procedures in use are based on those contained in the latest edition of ICAO DOC 8168 - Procedures for Air Navigation Service - Aircraft Operations (PANSOPS). 1.2 The holding and approach procedures in use have been based on the values and factors contained in Parts III and IV of VOL I of the PANS-OPS.

Altimeter Setting Procedure

I- The altimeter setting procedures in use are those contained in the Procedures for Air Navigation Services - Aircraft Operations (ICAO DOC 8168 OPS/611).

II- Transition Altitudes Transition Altitudes have been established for all aerodromes in Greenland as indicated on the Instrument Approach Charts and in AD 2 item 17 and AD 3 item 16, except for Kangilinnguit and the AD 4 heliports, where no Transition Altitudes have been established.

III- Transition Levels Transition Level will be advised by the appropriate ATS unit, except for Thule CTR, where Transition Level has been established at FL 90.

Addressing of Flight Plan Messages

ATS messages for Nuuk FIR shall be addressed as follows:

1- Filed flight plans and other ATS messages for flights with foreign states military aircraft intending to operate within Nuuk FIR shall be addressed also to BGGLZQZX regardless the flight level used, or the CTA affected.

2- ICAO flight plans for aircraft holding diplomatic clearance for overflying or landing in Greenland shall be addressed to BGGHYXYX, and in item 18 of the flight plan shall be filled in: RMK/ COPY PROGRESS TO SPECIFIED ADDRESS BGGHYXYX.

Unlawful Interference

An aircraft which is being subjected to unlawful interference shall endeavor to notify the appropriate ATS unit of this fact, 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.


1 The following procedures are intended as guidance for use by aircraft when unlawful interference occurs and the aircraft is unable to notify an ATS unit of this fact.

2 Unless considerations aboard the aircraft dictate otherwise, the pilot-in-command 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 coverage.

3 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, the pilot-in-command should, whenever possible:

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

b) proceed in accordance with applicable special procedures for inflight contingencies, where such procedures have been established and promulgated in the Regional Supplementary Procedures (Doc 7030).

c) if no applicable regional procedures have been established, proceed at a level which differs from the cruising levels normally used for IFR flight by:

1) 150 M (500 FT) in an area where a vertical separation minimum of 300 M (1000 FT) is applied.

2) 300 M (1000 FT) in an area where a vertical separation minimum of 600 M (2000 FT) is applied.

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