Flight Ops To Johannesburg AAD 2018


Flight Ops to Johannesburg AAD 2018

Anton Van Rooyen | - 05/15/2018
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Flight Ops to Johannesburg AAD 2018: Africa Aerospace and Defense (AAD2018) gets underway from September 19-23 in City of Tshwane – approximately an hour’s drive from Johannesburg. Here’s what operators need to know to plan successful missions to Johannesburg’s airports.

OR Tambo International Airport
  • IATA code: JNB
  • ICAO code: FAOR
  • Coordinates: S 26° 08.0′   E 28° 14.5′
  • Marginal variation: 16.8°W
  • Elevation: 5,558′
  • Fuel: Jet A-1
  • Time zone: GMT+2:00 no DST
Operational Information
  • Foreign-registered aircraft (private or non-scheduled) require permission to land anywhere in South Africa
  • Those carrying under eight passengers require a normal landing permit, while those with more than 8 passengers require a Foreign Operators Permit (FOP)
  • An FOP typically takes between five to seven working days to process from the time all the paperwork has been submitted to authorities
  • A landing permit usually takes three working days to approve, but can often be obtained sooner if urgent
  • Peak hours at FAOR are from 6am-9am and 6pm-10pm local time
  • Delay during this days will be subject to traffic against scheduled arrivals and departures
  • Slot approval must be requested by an agent in advance
  • Parking is subject to availability
  • Aircraft are not allowed to park for more than 14 hours
  • Alternative parking bays can be arranged through your handler

For more details on OR Tambo, check out our Airport Guide:


Lanseria Airport
  • IATA code: HLA
  • ICAO code: FALA
  • Coordinates: S25-56.4 / E027-55.5
  • Elevation: 4,521’
  • Fuel: Avgas and Jet
  • Time zone: GMT+2:00 no DST

For more information on Lanseria, check our Airport Guide:


South African Immigration


  • A passport and visa are required
  • Passports and passport replacing documents of all non-South African nationals must contain at least 1 unused visa page for South African Immigration Service
  • Extension of stay for an additional 90 days is possible but must be applied for at least 60 days prior to the expiry date of the visa or visa exempt period
  • Visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay, as well as return/onward tickets to prove their next destination
  • Visitors without a return or onward ticket will be required to pay a refundable deposit in lieu of a ticket (passengers failing to do so will be refused entry)


  • A passport is required
  • A General Declaration and Crew Members license or Crew Member Certificate are required for international scheduled flights
  • All crew regardless of nationality will get 7 days on GenDec and can be extended on request.
  • Passports and passport replacing documents of all non-South African nationals must contain at least 1 unused visa page for South African Immigration Service

Baggage Clearance: Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in South Africa.

Airport Embarkation Tax: No airport tax is levied on passengers.

For more information on Africa Aerospace and Defense (AAD2018), click here 

For support with your Flight Ops to Johannesburg, contact UAS