Changes in Jordan Landing Permits Impacting Business Aviation Operators
This business aviation blog post is part of a series on operating to the Middle East.
While obtaining landing permits for Jordan remains a fairly straightforward process for business aircraft operators, such permits are not as easy to obtain as they were earlier this year. Here are some main points to know about the revised Jordan permit application process:
1. Landing permits take four business days to process
Landing permits are required for both private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations. Official lead time for both landing and overflight permits is four business days.
2. Short-notice applications may be accepted under some circumstances
Short-notice applications are accepted on occasion at the discretion of the Jordan Civil Aviation Authority. Always try to make permit requests at least 24 hours in advance. It’s easier to succeed in short-notice permit requests if you apply during the work week. Short-notice requests may prove to be more difficult on weekends, which in Jordan fall on Fridays and Saturdays.
3. You must now provide additional documentation with your landing permit application
In the past, no documentation was required for landing permits, but this changed in a significant way on February 7th, 2012. You’ll now need to provide a copy of the Airworthiness Certificate, Airworthiness Review Certificate (non-U.S. registered aircraft), Registration Certificate, Worldwide Insurance Policy (to include aircraft, passengers/cargo and third-party coverage), Noise Certificate, and Radio License. Additionally, charter operators need also to provide the Air Operator Certificate and Operations Specifications. Furthermore, for U.S.-registered charter operators, the Form B050, indicating area of operations and any special limitations, will need to be provided (this is found in the operations specifications).
4. The new landing permit application process applies to all airports, but doesn’t impact the overflight permit process
All airports in Jordan are covered by the new landing permit application requirements. These new requirements, however, do not change or impact the processing of overflight permits. Jordan overflight permits, as before, do not require documentation. Additional changes to Jordan’s landing permit application process are not anticipated over the foreseeable future.
5. You can’t apply for a landing permit yourself (unless you are Jordan-based)
The Jordan Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission has directed that all permit requests be submitted through a local ground handling agent.
Operators flying to Jordan need to be aware of landing permit changes and the need for additional documentation. A 3rd-party provider must assist in the landing permit application process, as this is not something operators can submit to the Jordan CAA on their own. The important thing to remember is that additional lead time to assemble and provide documentation is now required.
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