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Oman: 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 setting our course for the Sultanate of Oman, a land of ancient beauty and modern marvels. Whether you're planning a private or commercial flight through or to this captivating Arabian nation, understanding the requirements for obtaining overflight and landing permits is essential. Let's embark on this journey together..



General Information about Oman


Oman: Where Tradition Meets Innovation


Oman, located on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, is a nation that seamlessly blends tradition with progress. Its stunning landscapes, including deserts, mountains, and pristine coastlines, make it a remarkable destination for travelers, business people, VIP and aviation enthusiasts alike.

​Capital: Muscat

Official Language: Arabic

Currency: Omani Rial (OMR)

Time Zone: Gulf Standard Time (GST)

Oman's strategic location at the crossroads of international air routes has led to the development of a robust aviation sector. Before you take flight to this splendid destination, 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 (Slot is required)

Lead Time (Working Days)

2

3

Permit number format

DAT/OF/OXM/1234/2023

DAT/OF/OXM/1234/2022

CAA Processing Fee

NIL

NIL

Air Navigation Bill

Through IATA

-


Is Oman an ICAO Member State?

Yes

Is Oman a EUROCONTROL Member State?

No

Oman 2-LTR Code:

OM

Oman ICAO Area Code:

OO

FIR/UIR:

OOMM

Application Process


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


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 Oman authorities.


Flight Plan:

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

Oman 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

  • when Aircraft weight is between (0 to 49 999) kg the charge is: 152 USD


Landing Charges:

In Muscat, Salalah International Airport:

Basis: Maximum take-off weight

  • 5,001 kg up to 50 000 kg the charge is: 1.250 OMR per 1 000 kg or part thereof

  • 50,000 and above the charge is: 1.375 OMR


Parking Charges:

Basis: Area occupied by the aircraft (i.e. length x wing-span).

First 2 hours free,

  • For Category (A,B,C) the charge is: 13.540 OMR for each period of 4 hours or part thereof

  • For Category (D,E,F) the charge is: 43.780 OMR for each period of 4 hours or part thereof


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 (CAA Muscat) 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


Oman's natural beauty and rich cultural heritage make it a captivating destination for travelers and aviation enthusiasts. However, to ensure a smooth journey, it's crucial to understand and adhere to the overflight and landing permit requirements set by the Oman Civil Aviation Authority (CAA Muscat).


At VarnaJet, we specialize in assisting aviation professionals with obtaining permits and ensuring their flights comply with international regulations. If you have any questions or need assistance with your flight planning to Oman, our team of experts is ready to help. Safe travels, and may your journey through Omani skies be filled with wonder and discovery!


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