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Bangladesh: 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're embarking on a journey to Bangladesh, a land of vibrant culture, lush landscapes, and a burgeoning aviation sector. Whether you're planning a flight over or to this South Asian gem, understanding the requirements for obtaining overflight and landing permits is crucial. Let's explore the process together.


General Information about Bangladesh


Bangladesh: Where History and Nature Converge


Situated in South Asia, Bangladesh is a country characterized by its rich history, stunning natural beauty, and a warm and welcoming population. The land of the Bengal Tiger is known for its picturesque rivers, verdant landscapes, and a vibrant cultural tapestry.

​Capital: Dhaka

Official Language: Bengali (Bangla)

Currency: Bangladeshi Taka (BDT)

Time Zone: Bangladesh Standard Time (BST)

Bangladesh's strategic location in the Bay of Bengal region has made it an increasingly important hub for aviation in South Asia. Before you embark on your journey to this enchanting nation, let's delve into the requirements for obtaining 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)

2

3

Permit number format

BD1234,10-July-2023

BD1234,10-July-2023

CAA Processing Fee

209 USD (Per overflight permit)

NIL

Air Navigation Bill

CAA to the operator/airline

-


Is Bangladesh an ICAO Member State?

Yes

Is Bangladesh a EUROCONTROL Member State?

No

Bangladesh 2-LTR Code:

BD

Bangladesh ICAO Area Code:

VG

FIR/UIR:

VGFR

Application Process


To obtain an overflight permit for Bangladesh, you must submit your request to the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB-CAA Dhaka). It's advisable to initiate the application process well in advance, preferably 7 working days before your intended flight date. If your flight necessitates a landing in Bangladesh, 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 Bangladesh


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 Bangladesh authorities.


Flight Plan:

A detailed flight plan including your route, waypoints, and estimated time of arrival and departure from Bangladesh 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:

Bangladesh 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: Maximum take-off weight

  • Over 20,000 but not exceeding 50 000 Kg - USD 100.00

  • Over 50,000 but not exceeding 100,000 Kg - USD 200.00


Landing Charges:

At major international airports:


Aircraft which is over 20,000 kg but not exceeding 50,000 kg - USD 5.00

Landing surcharge: 10% of the charge for each landing or take-off after sunset and before sunrise.


Parking Charges:

For each 24 hours or part thereof, 25% of the landing charge when parking exceeds 6 hours.


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 CAAB-CAA Dhaka to process and approve your overflight or landing 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


Bangladesh's natural beauty and cultural diversity make it a captivating destination for travelers and aviation enthusiasts alike. However, to ensure a seamless journey, it's essential to understand and adhere to the overflight and landing permit requirements set by the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB).


At VarnaJet, we specialize in assisting 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 Bangladesh, our team of experts is ready to help. Safe travels, and may your journey through Bangladeshi skies be filled with wonder and discovery!


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