Seamless Approvals for Business Aircraft Overflight and Landings at Sierra Leone Airports

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    Overflight Permits in Sierra Leone’s International Operations

    When seeking overflight permits for business aviation operations in Sierra Leone, there are important considerations to keep in mind. Overflight permits for non-diplomatic, non-scheduled flights must be applied for by addressing the Director General of Sierra Leone Civil Aviation at least 72 hours before the intended date of operation. For private non-scheduled flights, applications should be made through a flight handling agent or directly to the aviation authority for embassy charter flights. Payment for landing permits should be made into the authority’s bank account, and the fee should align with the Maximum Takeoff Weight of the aircraft. Required documents for overflight permits include the Aircraft Operator’s Certificate (AOC), valid aircraft insurance, Certificate of Registration, Certificate of Airworthiness (with review), Radio/Noise Certificate, pilot licenses, and medical certificates. The aircraft maintenance log book should also be included. 

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    In the case of medical evacuation flights, permits can be expedited if the following documents are submitted within 24 hours: the patient’s valid passport, contact information for the treating hospital and doctor, the patient’s medical report, negative PCR and RDT test results, a letter of undertaking from the requesting agent or embassy, valid insurance, pilot medical certificates and licenses, and airworthiness reviews. Applications for medical evacuation should include details of the receiving party, their contact information, the purpose of the flight, and, if applicable, details of the cargo along with the airway bill.

    Landing Permits in Sierra Leone's International Operations

    Obtaining landing permits for business aviation operations in Sierra Leone entails several important considerations. To request a landing permit for diplomatic flights from embassies and other diplomatic bodies, the request should be channeled to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation at least 72 hours prior to the planned date of operations. The application should include details of the aircraft and necessary documents. A copy of the request made to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation should also be sent to the authority, with an additional copy sent to the Ministry of Defense. Embassies with monthly block landing permits must provide details of their emergency flight schedule to the authority at least 72 hours before the date of operation or send their monthly flight schedule with the request. Applications for diplomatic flights from embassies should have a direct link with embassy activities. These considerations provide essential guidelines for obtaining overflight and landing permits for business aviation operations in Sierra Leone, whether for diplomatic or non-diplomatic flights. It is important to adhere to these procedures and requirements to ensure smooth and compliant operations in the country.


    According to Sierra Leone Civil Aviation, there are no Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) processing fees applied for the issuance of Sierra Leone overflight permits.

    A Sierra Leone overflight permit is valid for +72 hours from the initially requested schedule.

    Sierra Leone’s airspace is divided into two flight information regions (FIRs). The ICAO code for Sierra Leone FIR is “GLRB.”

    • Sierra Leone Civil Aviation Authority is responsible for issuing Sierra Leone overflight permits. Their postal address is SLCAA Leone House, 21/23 Siaka Stevens Street, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
    • Sierra Leone CAA will issue air navigation bills directly to the airline or operator.
    • Sierra Leone Civil Aviation Authority operates from 0830Z to 1730Z during weekdays. The weekend in Sierra Leone consists of Saturday and Sunday.

    How to secure flight permits in Sierra Leone?

    Streamline Your Sierra Leone Airport Operations with Expert Flight Permit Assistance. Contact us at [email protected] for a hassle-free journey. Our dedicated team is here to provide comprehensive flight permit support, ensuring a smooth and effortless experience at Sierra Leone airports.


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