Updated: Nov 1
Welcome to the skies of Sri Lanka, where the vast expanse above is not only a canvas of endless possibilities but also subject to regulations and charges. When it comes to navigating the Sri Lanka airspace, understanding the air navigation charge of Sri Lanka, especially for overflights, is crucial. Let's delve into what air navigation charge entails and how it is calculated in Sri Lanka based on specific parameters.
What is Air Navigation Charge?
Navigating the Airspace
Air Navigation Charge, often referred to as enroute charge, is a fee levied by a country for the use of its airspace by aircraft. This fee contributes to the maintenance and management of the airspace, ensuring safe and efficient air travel. The charges can vary from one country to another, and they are typically based on factors such as aircraft type, maximum take-off weight (MTOW), distance flown, and the specific charging method employed by the country.
Sri Lanka's Air Navigation Charge
The Calculation Method
In Sri Lanka, the air navigation charge for overflights is calculated using a tabled formula that takes into account the aircraft's maximum take-off weight (MTOW) only. The calculation falls under the second category of VarnaJet's method of Air Navigation Charge calculation. The MTOW is taken in (Kg) and the currency is in USD.
The tabled formula is as follows:
5 000 - 90 000
90 001 - 175 000
175 001 - 260 000
Over 260 000
The MTOW is taken as published by ICAO or as determined by CAA.
Setting a New Standard
A Different Approach
At VarnaJet, our commitment to transparency and integrity extends to every aspect of our services, including the handling of Air Navigation Fees and CAA Processing Fees. In every country, the CAA or designated organizations like IATA, EUROCONTROL, ASECNA, or COCESNA are responsible for sending air navigation charges. The accountable entity for receiving and processing these charges varies depending on the country or the event, it could be the Airline, the flight operator directly or the authorized applicant. Unlike some service providers who may charge these fees without providing supporting documentation and proof of payment to the respective Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA), we take a different approach. We understand the potential pitfalls of such practices, which can lead to future complications, blacklisting the Airline, and even permit rejections. Therefore, we never charge Air Navigation Fees or CAA Prosessing Fees without ensuring that they are backed by concrete documentation and verified proof of payment. This not only safeguards our clients from future permit issues but also exemplifies our dedication to conducting business with the highest standards of professionalism and trustworthiness.
With VarnaJet, you can be confident that your Air Navigation Fees and CAA Processing Fees are handled securely and in full compliance with regulatory requirements, ensuring the smooth operation of your flights without unwelcome surprises down the line.
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