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Ghana: Your Guide to Overflight and Landing Permits


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Ghana Overflight and Landing Permits

We at VarnaJet, understand the importance of seamless travel across borders. In this guide, we'll delve into the essentials of obtaining overflight and landing permits in Ghana, providing you with valuable insights to enhance your flight operations knowledge. Understanding the nuances of overflight and landing permits in Ghana is crucial for a smooth flights in Africa.


General Information about Ghana


Ghana - Rich Culture


From the bustling markets of Accra to the serene landscapes of Kumasi, Ghana is a country that beckons with its rich culture, diverse landscapes, and a warm hospitality that extends even to the skies above.

​Capital: Accra

Official Language: English

Currency: Ghanaian Cedi (GHS)

Time Zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Now that we've set the stage, let's explore what you need to know about obtaining overflight and landing permits in Ghana.


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)

1-2

2-3

Permit number format

GAF/NHTY/24/5258

GAF/NHTY/24/5258

CAA Processing Fee

USD 150.00 per leg

USD 150.00 per landing

Air Navigation Bill

CAA to Applicant

-


Is Ghana an ICAO Member State?

Yes

Is Ghana a EUROCONTROL Member State?

No

Ghana 2-LTR Code:

GH

Ghana ICAO Area Code:

DG

FIR/UIR:

DGAC

Application Process


Flying over or landing in Ghana, whether for commercial or private purposes, requires the necessary permits from the Ghana 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 Ghana, you need to submit a formal application through the Civil Aviation Authority of Ghana or a designated agent. You need to have an account in the Civil Aviation portal. The application typically includes details about the flight, aircraft, purpose, route and aircraft documents. 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 Ghana, you'll need to obtain a landing permit. The landing permit requirements generally include the same documentation as overflight permits, with additional considerations.


Required Information

- PAX or Cargo details

- Operator name & address

- Aircraft registry

- Callsign – Flight number

- Aircraft type – MTOW

- Flight schedule details

- Purpose of flight and Crew 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 Ghana


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 Ghana CAA.


Flight Plan:

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


Navigation Fees:

International flights are charged by USD 0.75 per km flown, with minimum charge of USD 200.00 and maximum charge of USD 600.00. Navigation fee should be paid in advance, at the time of submitting your request.


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 Ghana CAA to process and approve your overflight or landing permit. VarnaJet will ensure quick process of obtaining. VarnaJet coordinates closely with Ghana authorities, 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.


Conclusion


Operating a flight through Ghana airspace offers a glimpse into a nation rich in history and culture. With VarnaJet as your aviation partner, the complexities of obtaining overflight and landing permits are seamlessly managed, allowing you to focus on the skies and the other tasks that matter most.


Contact VarnaJet today for your next flight and receive all overflight and landing permits with confidence!


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