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Turkmenistan: 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 delve into the process of securing overflight and landing permits for flights passing through the breathtaking country of Turkmenistan. Whether you're planning a business jet, VIP, or commercial flight through or to Turkmenistan, understanding the requirements for obtaining overflight and landing permits is essential. Let's explore the process together.


General Information about Turkmenistan


Turkmenistan: A Landscape in Central Asia


Turkmenistan, a land of diverse landscapes and ancient history, is a country located in Central Asia. The capital city is Ashgabat, renowned for its impressive architecture and marble-clad buildings.

​Capital: Ashgabat

Official Language: Turkmen

Currency: Turkmenistan Manat (TMT)

Time Zone: Turkmenistan Time (TMT)

When planning a flight that involves passing over or landing within Turkmenistan, 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)

+72

+72

Lead Time (Working Days)

2-3

3-5

Permit number format

GC/5/123/123456

GC/5/123/123456

CAA Processing Fee

Nil

NIL

Air Navigation Bill

CAA to Applicant

-


Is Turkmenistan an ICAO Member State?

Yes

Is Turkmenistan a EUROCONTROL Member State?

No

Turkmenistan 2-LTR Code:

TM

Turkmenistan ICAO Area Code:

UT

FIR/UIR:

UTAA, UTAT, UTAV, UTAK

Application Process


To obtain an overflight permit for Turkmenistan, you must submit your request to the Civil Aviation Authority of Turkmenistan (CAA Ashgabat). It's advisable to initiate the application process well in advance, preferably 7 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 Turkmenistan, 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

- Entry / Exit Points

- ATC Route

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 Turkmenistan


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 Turkmenistan authorities.


Flight Plan:

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

Turkmenistan 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 & distance flown in the FIR

Charge = According to a tabled formula:

Up to 50 tonnes (MTOW), charge = 32.00 EUR per 100km flown

51 to 100 tonnes (MTOW), charge = 44.00 EUR per 100km flown

101 to 200 tonnes (MTOW), charge = 54.00 EUR per 100km flown

201 to 300 tonnes (MTOW), charge = 56.00 EUR per 100km flown


Landing Charges:

In Major international airports

Basis: Maximum take-off weight

11 USD per ton

surcharge 20% between 2000-0600LT

Parking Charges:

Basis: Maximum take-off weight

25% of landing charges per 24 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 Ashgabat) 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


The Turkmenistan's geographical and economical position makes it an irresistible destination for travelers, VIP, and flight operators. However, to ensure a smooth journey, it's crucial to understand and adhere to the overflight and landing permit requirements set by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Turkmenistan (CAA Ashgabat).


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 Turkmenistan, our team of experts is ready to help. Safe travels, and may your journey through Turkmenistan skies be filled with tropical wonders and unforgettable experiences!


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