Streamlined Authorization for Business Aircraft Overflight and Landings at Portugal International Airports
Overflight Permits in Portugal’s International Operations
When planning aircraft operations in Portugal, it is crucial to understand the requirements for overflight permits. These permits are mandatory for aircraft operating under experimental certificates or those not registered with ICAO, like Indonesian or Philippine registered aircraft. Additionally, if your flight involves non-airport of entry (AOE) airports in Portugal, including the Azores, landing permits are also necessary. It is advisable to initiate the permit application process at least four days in advance to ensure a smooth operation. To avoid any last-minute surprises, it is recommended to confirm whether permits are needed for your specific flight 24 hours in advance. Compliance with these regulations is essential for a trouble-free overflight in Portuguese airspace.
Landing Permits in Portugal’s International Operations
Obtaining landing permits is a crucial aspect of planning aircraft operations in Portugal. The requirements for these permits vary depending on the nature of the flight. Private non-revenue operations do not require landing permits for travel to airport of entry (AOE) airports in Portugal, but they are mandatory for domestic airfields. On the other hand, charter (non-scheduled commercial) operators always require landing permits, except for technical stops where passengers or crew do not embark or disembark. It is essential to plan ahead, as private non-revenue landing permits require two business days for processing, while charter permits necessitate four business days and are valid for the Zulu day. Keep in mind that if there are changes to the origin, destination, or schedule outside of the Zulu day, permit revisions are necessary. For operations to the military side of LPPT, charter permits must be requested two weeks in advance, while private non-revenue air ambulance permit requests should be submitted two days prior.
How to secure flight permits in Portugal?
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The airspace of Portugal is currently divided into two Flight Information Regions (FIRs).
Portugal Civil Aviation Authority (Autoridade Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC) is responsible for issuing Portugal Overflight Permits.
Portugal CAA issues air navigation bills directly to the Airline/Operator through “EUROCONTROL.”
The working hours of the Portugal Civil Aviation Authority are from 0100Z to 1000Z.
The issued overflight permit number must be inserted in Item 18 of your submitted Flight Plan.