If you're planning an international flight that involves a stopover or overflight in Brazil, it's essential to understand the requirements for obtaining overflight and landing permits. Join us as we explore Brazil's fascinating attributes and delve into the nitty-gritty of permits.
General Information about Brazil
Brazil: Captivating Landscapes
Brazil, a country known for its captivating landscapes, vibrant culture, and a booming aviation industry.
Official Language: Portuguese
Currency: The Brazilian Real (BRL)
Time Zone: Brasília Standard Time (BRT)
Now that we've set the stage, let's explore what you need to know about obtaining overflight and landing permits in Brazil.
Is permit required?
Commercial – Non-scheduled
Permit Validity (Hours)
Lead Time (Working Days)
Permit number format
CAA Processing Fee
Air Navigation Bill
CAA to Airline/Operator
Is Brazil an ICAO Member State?
Is Brazil a EUROCONTROL Member State?
Brazil 2-LTR Code:
Brazil ICAO Area Code:
SBAO, SBAZ, SBBS, SBCW, SBRE
Flying over or landing in Brazil, whether for commercial or private purposes, requires the necessary permits from the Brazilian aviation authorities. The two primary types of permits you need to be aware of are overflight permits and landing permits. To obtain an overflight permit for Brazil, you need to submit a formal application through the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC Brasilia) or a designated agent. The application typically includes details about the flight, aircraft, purpose, and route. It's advisable to initiate the application process well in advance, preferably 5 working days before your intended flight date. However, you should read our guide on VarnaJet short notice permits. If your flight necessitates a landing in Brazil, 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.
- Operator name & address
- Aircraft registry
- Callsign – Flight number
- Aircraft type – MTOW
- Flight schedule details
- Purpose of flight
- PAX or Cargo details
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 Brazil
Make sure you are aware and ready with the following, even if they might not be requested by CAA:
You must have valid and comprehensive insurance coverage for your aircraft. Ensure that your insurance meets the requirements set by ANAC Brasilia.
A detailed flight plan including your route, waypoints, and estimated time of arrival and departure from Brazil airspace.
Details about your aircraft, including registration, type, and capacity.
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 available.
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.
Brazil Air Navigation Fees for overflights. These fees can vary depending on the weight factor, distance flown, and the FIR tariffs. Be prepared to cover these fees as part of the permit application process.
You may see our guide on Brazil Air Navigation Charge - Enroute Charge, for more specific information on the this topic. This guide is going to be published within November 2023.
Landing Fees in Brazil is identified based on the airport category. To estimate your landing charge calculation, first, you have to check the airport category (Category 1, Category 2, or Category 3), and then the charge will apply based on the aircraft type.
First 3 hours after landing free, thereafter per hour or part thereof:
Apron 2.05 USD per ton (category I), while off-apron 0.42 USD per ton
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 (ANAC Brasilia) to process and approve your overflight or landing permit. VarnaJet will ensure quick process of obtaining. VarnaJet coordinates closely with ANAC Brasilia, local handling agents or a reliable ground services provider to facilitate a smooth landing process, including ground handling and fuel arrangements, and other essential services when required. 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.
Navigating the Brazilian aviation landscape can be an exhilarating experience, but it's essential to be prepared and follow the regulations for obtaining overflight and landing permits. By understanding the requirements, submitting your requests in a timely manner, and maintaining clear communication with our experts, your flight to or through Brazil can be a smooth and enjoyable journey. As you soar through the skies of this vast and diverse country, you'll truly appreciate the beauty of Brazil from above.
So, as you embark on your flight to or over Brazil, remember that proper planning and attention to detail are the keys to a successful and hassle-free experience. With VarnaJet, as your partner, you can confidently explore the skies above this captivating nation, with all the necessary permits in hand. Safe travels!
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