Ecuador Overflight Permits Regulations 2024

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Ecuador Overflight Permits Procedures

Do you need a permit for ecuador overflight?

Ecuador country has its own set of rules, regulations and procedures for permits to aircraft fly to ecuador for landing any international airport 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 ecuador civil aviation authority aeronautical information publication (or AIP) any aircraft owner/operator intent to fly in Ecuador airspace request has to submit for Ecuador 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 Ecuador.

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

Ecuador 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 Ecuador.

Required Details for Obtaining Ecuador 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 Ecuador

Aviation regulations in Ecuador are overseen and enforced by the Civil Aviation Directorate (Dirección General de Aviación Civil - DGAC), which operates under the Ministry of Transport and Public Works (Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Públicas - MTOP). Here are some key aspects of aviation regulations in Ecuador :

1 - Civil Aviation Directorate (DGAC) : The DGAC is the main regulatory authority responsible for overseeing civil aviation in Ecuador. It is tasked with regulating and supervising all aspects of civil aviation to ensure compliance with national and international standards.

2 - Ecuadorian Civil Aviation Regulations : The regulatory framework for aviation in Ecuador is primarily defined by the Ecuadorian Civil Aviation Regulations (Reglamento de Aviación Civil del Ecuador - RAC), which outlines the legal and regulatory requirements for various aspects of civil aviation, including aircraft operations, airworthiness, licensing, air traffic services, and airport infrastructure.

3 - International Standards : Ecuador is a member of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which sets global standards and recommended practices for aviation safety, security, efficiency, and environmental protection. The DGAC works to ensure that Ecuadorian aviation regulations align with ICAO standards.

4 - Licensing and Certification : The DGAC is responsible for issuing licenses and certificates to pilots, aircraft maintenance personnel, air traffic controllers, and other aviation professionals. These licenses and certificates are issued in accordance with established standards and requirements.

5 - Safety Oversight : Ensuring the safety of aviation operations is a primary focus of the DGAC. This includes conducting safety inspections, investigations into aviation accidents and incidents, and implementing safety regulations and guidelines.

6 - Airspace Management : The DGAC manages Ecuadorian airspace, including the provision of air traffic control services and the establishment of airspace restrictions and regulations.

7 - Airport Regulations : The DGAC also regulates airport infrastructure and operations to ensure compliance with safety and security standards. This includes regulations related to airport design, construction, maintenance, and operation.

Overall, the DGAC plays a crucial role in maintaining safe and efficient aviation operations in Ecuador through the enforcement of national and international regulations and standards.

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

- Ecuador 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 Ecuador Overflight Permits Procedures. Our fee is straight and direct without any additional fees in Ecuador 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 Ecuador

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

1 - Guayaquil (SEFG) FIR

Ecuador 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 Ecuador along with their expertise, our permit2fly team can arrange Ecuador Overflight Permits for Ad-hoc Charter Flights, Scheduled Airline Seasonal Block Permits from Civil Aviation Authority of Ecuador according to their legal time frame.

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

About Ecuador | History - Geography

Ecuador, country of northwestern South America. Ecuador is one of the most environmentally diverse countries in the world, and it has contributed notably to the environmental sciences. The first scientific expedition to measure the circumference of the Earth, led by Charles-Marie de La Cond amine of France, was based in Ecuador; and research in Ecuador by the renowned naturalists Alexander von Humboldt of Prussia and Charles Darwin of England helped establish basic theories of modern geography, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Ecuador has a rich cultural heritage. Much of what is now Ecuador came to be included in the Inca empire, the largest political unit of pre-Columbian America.

Ecuador Overflight Permits Procedures

The Given Below Information Is Extracted from the Ecuador AIP

Restriction, Limitation Or Advisory Information

The pilot in command of the aircraft will ensure familiarization with all available aeronautical information of the projected flight, will conduct a thorough study of the weather reports and forecasts, calculation of necessary fuel and preparation of the plan of alternative measures to follow in case of no be able to complete the projected flight.

The presentation and approval of the Flight Plan does not exempt compliance with the requirements demanded by other aeronautical units and national authorities such as customs, migration, sanitary control, judicial, police, taxes, etc.

They shall ensure that, when the flight is intended to carry out operations along a route or in an area where a navigation specification is prescribed, an approval for appropriate RNP and that all conditions applicable to such approval shall be satisfied.

They shall ensure that, when operations are foreseen in a reduced minimum vertical separation airspace (RVSM), the approval required for RVSM.

Requirements to Present A Flight Plan

In accordance with RDAC part 91 - FLIGHT AND GENERAL OPERATION RULES, the following shall be considered:

Information regarding the projected flight or part of it to be provided to the ATC must be given in the form of a flight plan.

A flight plan will be presented before carrying out:

a- Any IFR / VFR flight from or to an aerodrome that is within a control zone (CTR).

b- Any IFR / VFR flight that crosses controlled airspaces.

c- Any flight or part thereof to which air traffic control service has to be provided.

d- Any IFR flight within the airspace with advisory service.

e- Any flight within designated areas or along designated routes, when required by the competent ATS authority to facilitate the provision of flight information, alert and search and rescue services.

f- Any flight within designated areas or along designated routes, when required by the competent ATS authority to facilitate coordination with military units or with the departments of competent air traffic services in adjacent States, in order to avoid the possible need for interception for identification purposes.

g- All flights across international borders.

A flight plan shall be submitted to an air traffic services notification office prior to departure, or transmitted during the flight, to the air traffic services unit or to the competent air-traffic control radio station unless other arrangements have been made for the presentation of repetitive flight plans.

A flight plan shall be submitted for any flight that is to fly across international borders or to which air traffic control or advisory service is to be provided, at least 60 minutes prior to departure for international flights and 30 minutes before departure for domestic flights; or, if it occurs during the flight, at a time when there is certainty that it will receive the appropriate dependence on air traffic services at least 10 minutes before the time it is calculated that the aircraft will arrive:

a) To the expected point of entry into a control area or an area with advisory service

b) At the crossing point with an airway or with a route with advisory service.

Aircraft from foreign governments, from national and military government entities, must comply with the requirement to present the flight plan for any operation.

Presentation of The Flight Plan
Place And Forms Of Presentation

Presentation of the flight plan at aerodromes that have AIS-AD rooms Except when an agreement has been established with the General Directorate of Civil Aviation to present the repetitive flight plans, the obligatory nature for the presentation of the flight plan (FPL) is established before departure, as well as the corresponding associated delay messages (DLA), change (CHG) or cancellation (CNL). It will be done as follows:

• Personally, in the AIS-AD Room of the departure aerodrome or other means prescribed by the competent ATS authority, by a member of the crew (pilot or co-pilot) or a flight operations technician, who holds the respective aeronautical license.

• Directly by the Internet Flight Information Service (IFIS) for domestic flights.

Note 1:It is recommended to use the IFIS system that allows you to present a Return Flight Plan through the QRF option (direct return from the initial destination to the initial origin).

Note 2:Through the IFIS system you can present all the flight plans of the day even if these are between runways, between controlled airfields and runways or vice versa.

• In exceptional cases or for failures of the IFIS system, the presentation of the flight plan will be allowed by email, as a means of communication with the AIS-AD Rooms (See Table 1). In this case, it is the responsibility of the operator to provide their pilots with the official and updated aeronautical information for the correct planning of the projected flight.

• The presentation of the flight plan by telephone will not be accepted for any reason; Nor will the presentation be accepted to persons other than the pilot in command or his duly accredited and authorized representative.

• The pilot or his representative will be responsible for communicating to the AIS-AD Room (See Table 1), the messages associated with it: delay (DLA), change (CHG) or cancellation (CNL).

Presentation of the flight plan at aerodromes that do not have AIS-AD rooms In aerodromes that do not have an AIS-AD Room designated, one will be assigned to assume the tasks of this unit, for which the presentation of the flight plan will be made:

i- Personally, at the operations offices or any other unit of the air navigation services (SNA) of the DGAC.

ii- Directly by the Internet Flight Information Service (IFIS) for domestic flights.

Note 1:It is recommended to use the IFIS system that allows you to present a Return Flight Plan through the QRF option (direct return from the initial destination to the initial origin).

Note 2:Through the IFIS system you can present all the flight plans of the day even if these are between runways, between controlled airfields and runways or vice versa.

• The Air Traffic Services will accept only by the appropriate radio frequency; flight plans (AFIL) of aircraft taking off from uncontrolled runways or aerodromes where there are no technical operational personnel of the DGAC Air Navigation Services, provided the flight does not intend to enter a controlled airspace.

Note 1:If the flight is intended to enter a controlled airspace, the IFIS system allows a return flight plan to be generated from the initial departure aerodrome.

• The pilot or his representative will be responsible for communicating to the AIS-AD Room (See Table 1), operations office or any other unit of air navigation services, the messages associated with it: delay (DLA), change (CHG) or cancellation (CNL).

• When there is no ATS unit at the arrival aerodrome, the arrival notice will be given to the nearest ATC unit, or to the aeronautical station serving the ATS unit in charge of the FIR in which the aircraft operates or to an office of designated ATS notification. Failure to comply with these provisions by the pilot, especially with regard to the arrival notice (ARR), may result in unnecessary search and rescue operations.

Presentation Time

Flight plans shall not be submitted more than 120 hours in advance with respect to the scheduled time of out-of-wedges (EOBT) and at least 60 minutes before departure for international flights (IFR or VFR), and 30 minutes for domestic flights (IFR or VFR), taking into account the requirements of timely information to ATS units in the airspace along the route to be flown, including the requirements for early submission for the organization of the influx of air traffic ( ATFM).

For cases of emergencies or medical evacuations, flight plans in physical format or email will be accepted 15 minutes in advance of the EOBT.

For any advance in the EOBT of more than 30 minutes, the previous flight plan will be canceled and a new one will be originated; but if the modification of the EOBT is a delay compared to the one contained in the FPL, it will imply the transmission of a delay message (DLA), as long as it is within the validity period of the flight plan or maximum 10 minutes before the expiration of the flight plan, be it IFR or VFR.

Acceptance Of Flight Plans

The AIS-AD Room, Operations or SNA unit responsible for receiving the flight plan, or a change thereof:

a) Verify that the conventional format and premises have been respected

b) Check that it has been completed accurately

c) Indicate to the sender the acceptance of the flight plan or change thereof.

Content of The Flight Plan

• The flight plan will contain information regarding the following concepts that the competent authority considers relevant:

1) Aircraft identification.

2) Flight rules and type of flight.

3) Number and types of aircraft and turbulent wake category.

4) Equipment.

5) Aerodrome or place of departure operations.

6) Expected time out of shims.

7) Cruising speeds.

8) Cruise levels.

9) Route to be followed.

10) Aerodrome or place of destination operations and total expected duration.

11) Aerodromes or alternative operations site.

12) Autonomy.

13) Total number of people on board.

14) Emergency and survival equipment.

15) Other data.

• To fill out the Flight Plan forms, the prescribed formats and the manner of indicating the data must be followed exactly:

- The data must be inserted in each of the boxes and when there is no information, it must be left blank, according to the formats established in this document.

- The data will be inserted in print and without corrections.

- The time used will be UTC (4 digits).

- The expected flight time must be recorded in four digits (hours and minutes).

• For the completion of the flight plan through the IFIS system, and in compliance with the zero-paper government policy, the DGAC will receive, approve and maintain the flight plan records in digital format.

It is the obligation of the air operators operating in the country to keep the original documents of the flight plans presented.

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