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Liberia Overflight and Landing Permits

Updated: Mar 26


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Liberia Overflight and Landing Permits

We're embarking on a journey to Liberia, a nation on the West African coast, to help you understand the intricacies of obtaining overflight and landing permits. Let's delve into the specifics to ensure a smooth passage through Liberia's airspace.


General Information about Liberia


Liberia: A tumultuous past and a promising future


Liberia, a country with a tumultuous past and a promising future, stands as a testament to resilience and progress. The capital city, Monrovia, is a bustling hub of commerce and culture, embodying the spirit of the nation. With English as the official language and the Liberian Dollar as the official currency, Liberia offers a blend of natural beauty, diverse traditions, and a rich history.

​Capital: Monrovia

Official Language: English

Currency: Liberian Dollar (LRD)

Time Zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

When planning a flight that involves passing over or landing within Liberia, understanding the permit requirements is essential to ensure a seamless and compliant journey.


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)

+48

+48

Lead Time (Working Days)

1

2-3

Permit number format

ELCAA/9BA21A34/10/05/23/042/0/12345

ELCAA/9BA21A34/10/05/23/042/0/12345

CAA Processing Fee

Nil

NIL

Air Navigation Bill

CAA to Operator

-


Is Liberia an ICAO Member State?

Yes

Is Liberia a EUROCONTROL Member State?

No

Liberia 2-LTR Code:

LR

Liberia ICAO Area Code:

GL

FIR/UIR:

GLRB

Application Process


To obtain an overflight permit for Liberia, you must submit your request to the Civil Aviation Authority of Liberia (LCAA Harbel). 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 article on VarnaJet short notice permits. If your flight necessitates a landing in Liberia, 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 Liberia


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 Liberia authorities.


Flight Plan:

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

Basis: Maximum Take-off Weight (MTOW) and Distance flown.

Liberia is a Roberts FIR and the charges are applied to international flights. MTOW up to 5 tonnes: USD 80.00 flat rate

MTOW above 5 tonnes: USD 0.81 per km flown


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 Liberia CAA (LCAA Harbel) 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


VarnaJet specializes in obtaining permits with efficiency and precision, ensuring your flights over Liberia are seamless and compliant. Contact us today for expert assistance in securing your overflight and landing permits.


 
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