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Angola: Your Guide to Overflight and Landing Permits

Updated: Nov 1


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We understand the importance of staying informed about international flight regulations and permit requirements. In this section, we'll be exploring Angola, a country with a rich cultural heritage and a rapidly growing aviation industry. Whether you're planning a quick overflight or a landing in this breathtaking African nation, this guide will help you navigate the permit process seamlessly.


General Information about Angola


Angola: Uncovering Hidden Treasures


Situated in Southern Africa, Angola boasts diverse landscapes that range from picturesque coastlines along the Atlantic Ocean to the lush rainforests of the interior. Its fascinating history, vibrant culture, and growing economy make it an enticing destination for both tourists and aviation enthusiasts.

​Capital: Luanda

Official Language: Portuguese

Currency: Angolan Kwanza (AOA)

Time Zone: West Africa Time (WAT)

Angola's strategic location on the western coast of Africa positions it as a significant hub for aviation in the region. But before you embark on your journey to this captivating country, let's delve into the requirements for Angola overflight and landing permits.


Is permit required?

Private Flight

Commercial – Non-scheduled

Overflight Permit

Yes

Yes

Landing Permit

Yes

Yes

Permit Overview

Overflight Permit

Landing Permit

Permit Validity (Hours)

​+72

+72

Lead Time (Working Days)

3

3

Permit number format

DIR OVFP/1234/DTA/SAMA/AIS-AIL/SI/2023MAY10

DIR OVFP/1234/DTA/SAMA/AIS-AIL/SI/2023MAY10

CAA Processing Fee

NIL

NIL

Air Navigation Bill

CAA to the operator/airline

-


Is Angola an ICAO Member State?

Yes

Is Angola a EUROCONTROL Member State?

No

Angola ICAO Area Code:

FN

FIR/UIR:

FNAN

Angola 2-LTR Code:

AO

Application Process


To obtain an overflight permit for Angola, you'll need to submit your request to the Angolan Civil Aviation Authority (INAVIC-NICA Luanda) well in advance of your planned flight. It's recommended to initiate the process 7 working days before your intended flight date. If your flight requires a landing in Angola, you'll need to obtain a landing permit. The landing permit requirements generally include the same documentation as overflight permits, with additional considerations, some documentation are not necessarily required; you just need to keep them ready and valid in case they are needed for the permit application.


Required Information

- Operator name & address

- Aircraft registry

- Callsign – Flight number

- Aircraft type – MTOW

- Flight schedule details

- Purpose of flight

- PAX or Cargo details

Required Documentation


When applying for an overflight or landing permit, you might need to provide the following documents:

- Air Operator Certificate (AOC)

- Aircraft Registration Certificate (AR)

- Certificate of Airworthiness (CoA)

- Air Noise Certificate (ANC)

- Insurance Certificate

What to consider when you have a flight over/to Angola


Make sure you are aware and ready with the following, even if they might not be requested by CAA:


Insurance Coverage:

You must have valid and comprehensive insurance coverage for your aircraft. Ensure that your insurance meets the requirements set by Angola authorities.


Flight Plan:

A detailed flight plan including your route, waypoints, and estimated time of arrival and departure from Angola airspace.


Aircraft Information:

Details about your aircraft, including registration, type, and capacity.


Crew Information:

The names and qualifications of your flight crew.


Purpose of Flight:

A clear explanation of the purpose of your flight, whether it's for commercial, private, or humanitarian purposes.PAX details or cargo details should be clear.


Receiving party /CNOR-CNEE:

In case the landing permit is needed for a specific country/Purpose of Flight; pay attention to have all the contact details of the receiving party.


Navigation Fees:

Angola charges navigation fees for overflights. These fees can vary depending on the type of aircraft, route, and duration of the flight. Be prepared to cover these fees as part of the permit application process.

Basis: MTOW + distance flown within Luanda FIR

  • 21 to 50 ton = USD 2.13 x 6 for distance 751 - 2000 km

  • 21 to 50 ton = USD 2.13 x 14.4 for deistance 2001 - 3500 km

  • x24 for distance over 3500 Km

Landing Charges:

In Luanda International Airport


Basis: Maximum take-off weight

Up to 25 = 3.75 USD per ton or part thereof

For each additional tonne 7.25 USD

Minimum charge = 25.50 USD


Parking Charges:

First two hours free there after:

  • Traffic area USD 0.11 per ton


Lighting Charges:

10% of the landing charge


Compliance with International Regulations:

Your flight plan and operations must comply with international aviation regulations and agreements. Ensure that your aircraft is equipped with the necessary communication and navigation systems required for safe airspace transit.


Coordination with VarnaJet


Once your application is submitted, it may take few days for the NICA Luanda to process and approve your overflight permit. VarnaJet will ensure quick process of obtaining. Maintain open communication with our team and be prepared for potential changes or delays in your flight schedule that needs to be addressed to our team as soon as possible.


Conclusion


Angola, with its diverse landscapes and cultural richness, offers a unique aviation experience for those exploring its airspace. However, to ensure a smooth journey, it's crucial to understand and adhere to the overflight and landing permit requirements set by the Angolan Civil Aviation Authority (INAVIC).


At VarnaJet, we specialize in assisting all flight operators and airlines with obtaining permits and ensuring their flights comply with international regulations. If you have any questions or need assistance with your flight planning to Angola, our team of experts is ready to help. Wishing you safe travels and memorable experiences in the skies over Angola!


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