Flight Permits for Private Aircraft

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Flight Permits with Icarus Jet

Leveraging 11 years in aviation, Icarus Jet is a global leader in securing flight permits, with the facilitation of over 5600 trips worldwide. We handle all types of flight permits, including take-off, overflight, landing, departure, and arrival airport slots. Our adept team ensures prompt applications, meticulous documentation, and proactive liaison with authorities to guarantee punctual trips and VIP handling at every step.

Icarus Jet initiates permit applications by obtaining the flight schedule. If the schedule is tentative, an initial plan is submitted to secure the flight permit, with adjustments made upon confirmation. Aircraft documents are then compiled, and tailored to country-specific requirements. While some countries demand a General Declaration, privacy concerns are addressed by providing only crew and passenger nationalities. The permit application includes details of the planned route and entry/exit points for the relevant countries.

Countries without their own FIR that require overflight permission

  • Western Sahara
  • Mauritania
  • Mali
  • Burkina Faso
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Togo
  • Benin
  • Cameroon
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Gabon
  • Central African Republic
  • Djibouti
  • Ivory Coast
  • Sierra Leone
  • Gambia
  • Sao Tome
  • Lesotto
  • Swaziland
  • South America
  • Belize
  • Guatemala
  • El Salvador
  • Nicaragua
  • Costa Rica

Countries that require entry/exit points for flight permit applications

  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Afghanistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Pakistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Tajikistan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Belarus
  • Russia
  • Kaliningrad (under UMKK FIR)
  • Mongolia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan
  • South Korea
  • Philippines
  • Sri Lanka
  • Zambia
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Djibouti
  • Yemen
  • Kuwait
  • Qatar
  • Rwanda
  • Zimbabwe

Countries with preferential routing for all flight plans and permits

  • China
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Yemen
  • Bahrain
  • Qatar
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Oman
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Egypt
  • Hong Kong
  • Australia
  • Japan
  • Macau

Flight Permits Package

Our trip support permit package for private aircraft is priced for your benefit with complete transparency. The package is made to assist pilots and crew in flying their passengers globally. It includes the following services:

  1. Landing rights
  2. Overflight permits
  3. Take-off rights
  4. Airport slots for arrivals
  5. Airport slots for departure

At Icarus Jet, we ensure that all required permits are obtained and confirmed well in advance of the operation day to prevent delays. For instance, during a recent trip to France (LFPB), there was a short-notice situation amidst a busy airport due to a current event. Despite challenges in securing arrival/departure airport slots through partner handlers, our trip support department took proactive measures. 

We directly contacted the CAA, explaining the urgency of our trip. Ultimately, our efforts paid off as we received approval, enabling our aircraft to land and depart from LFPB without delays. Trust Icarus Jet for reliable, efficient service every time. 

Frequently Asked Questions

International Trip Support Flight Permits

How to obtain a special flight permit?

Special flight permits are commonly designated for alternative types of flights such as State, Humanitarian, Military, and Hospital missions. Documentation requirements vary by country, ranging from formal paperwork to simple verification of the trip’s purpose. 

We facilitate the process by submitting all aircraft documentation and requisite supporting evidence to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to certify the intended nature of the trip.

What are the permit requirements?

We will need the flight schedule and aircraft documents (Certificate of Registration, Certificate of Airworthiness, Noise Certification, and Insurance). 

If operating in Mexico, to get approval for landing they are asking now for LOPA (Layout of Passenger Accommodations) and the Insurance should be specific for Mexico.

Can you fly over any country?

Yes, it’s possible to fly over the airspace of any country during a flight. While it’s technically feasible to overfly any country, obtaining the necessary permits to do so can sometimes be challenging due to political factors.

For instance, if the aircraft’s route involves flying over Country B, but either the point of departure or the last country flown over before reaching Country B is Country A, it can create complications. This situation may lead to permit rejections because of political tensions or diplomatic issues between Country A and Country B.

What is an overflight exemption?

The Border Overflight Exemption enables General Aviation Aircraft to bypass the first designated Airport of Entry upon arrival in the USA. It’s imperative to have a copy on board for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspection upon arrival.

At Icarus Jet, we offer assistance in applying for this exemption with CBP, ensuring a smooth entry process for your flight.


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