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Authority

Authorities represent institutions that have some sort of power on an Airport, Country or Region.
These could be, for example, the Airport Operator, or a Country's Civil Aviation Authority.
Depending on whether an Authority depends on an Airport, Country or Region, different values are available for some of its properties.

Common properties

Property
Type
Description
name
string
A free-text name for this Authority
type
string
The type of Authority, based on its parent entity.

Airport Authority

Airport Authorities represent Authorities that have jurisdiction over an Airport.
In addition to the Common Properties, they have the following properties and possible values
Property
Type
Description
aid
String
The AID with namespace AAU
type
String
The type of authority represented. Possible values are:
  • OWNER The Airport owner or their representative.
  • OPERATOR A body that has the operational responsibility of the Airport.
  • CUSTOMS A body that is charged with Customs procedures at the Airport.
  • HEALTH A body that is charged with Health, and Quarantine procedures at the Airport.
  • BRIEFING For the Aerodrome's briefing office.
  • REPORTING For the ATS Reporting Office (ARO).
  • WEATHER For the Aerodrome Metererological Observation Office.
  • AIR_TRAFFIC For any entity providing Air Traffic Services on the Airport.
  • SECURITY For entities providing landside and airside security.
landsideArea
List
A list of Coordinates that identify the landside area where the Authority is located, for example their offices.
Defaults to null if the information is not known.
airsideArea
List
A list of Coordinates that identify the airside area where the Authority is located, for example a dedicated ramp space for customs clearance. Defaults to null if the information is not know
parent
String
An Airport AID for the parent Airport.
customsDetails
Object
This additional property is present for Airport Authorities of type CUSTOMS, which are discussed further in Customs Airport Authority. Defaults to null if the information is not know

Customs Airport Authority

These are Airport Authorities of type CUSTOMS, for which some additional properties are specified.
The additional properties are useful to programmatically assess the feasibility of entry into a country at a specific Airport, based on the flight routing, persons' nationality and Visa types.
These properties are found in the customsDetails object of an Airport Authority.
In most countries, the eligibility of a person to enter the country depends on the assessment of the Border Officer that processes the entry.
Information in our database are purely for reference purpose, and Aircraft Operators, Crew Members and Passengers should assess their individual status before attempting to enter a country.
Property
Type
Description
allowFlightsFromCountries
list, null
A list of Countries from which flights are allowed to be cleared by Customs.
allowFlightsFromRegions
list, null
A list of Regions from which flights are allowed to be cleared by Customs.
allowCrewFromCountries
list, null
A list of Countries from which crew members are allowed to be cleared by Customs.
allowCrewFromRegions
list, null
A list of Regions from which crew members are allowed to be cleared by Customs.
allowPassengersFromCountries
list, null
A list of Countries from which passengers are allowed to be cleared by Customs.
allowPassengersFromRegions
list, null
A list of Regions from which passengers are allowed to be cleared by Customs.
services
list, null
A list of services provided by the Customs Authority at this Airport. Possible values are:
  • INTERNATIONAL_RUBBISH For the disposal of rubbish originated internationally.
  • AGRICULTURE_CHECK For any phytosanitary check available.
  • PAYMENT_OF_FEESFor the payment of any customs fee on arrival.
  • CREW_VISA_ON_ARRIVALFor the ability to obtain a crew visa upon arrival.
  • PAX_VISA_ON_ARRIVALFor the ability to obtain a passenger visa upon arrival.
visaProcessed
list, null
A list of visa types that can be processed at this location. Possible values are:
  • CREW For visas dedicated to crew members.
  • IMMIGRANT For visas intended for immigration purposes.
  • NON_IMMIGRANT_WORK For visas that allow temporary work in the country.
  • TOURISM For visas that allow temporary stay for leisure.
  • ELECTRONIC For any type of electronic visa and travel authorities.
  • DIPLOMATIC For diplomatic visas and other diplomatic authorities.

Country Authority

These are Authorities that have jurisdiction over an entire Country.
Below are additional properties to the common properties already described above.
Property
Type
Description
aid
string
The AID in namespace CAU.
type
string
The type of Country Authority being described. Possible values are:
  • CIVIL_AVIATION The entity responsible for Civil Aviation regulation in the country.
  • MILITARY_AVIATION The entity responsible for Military Aviation regulation in the country, or for Civil Aviation approvals that require Military clearance.
  • AIR_TRAFFIC The entity responsible for the Air Traffic Services in the Country.
  • LICENSING The entity responsible for crew, aircraft and operators licensing in the country.
  • LANDING_RIGHTS The entity responsible to authorise operations of foreign aircraft in the country.
  • HEALTH The entity charged with Health, and Quarantine procedures in the Country.
  • CUSTOMS The entity charged with Customs procedures in the Country.
  • IMMIGRATION The entity charged with immigration approvals in the Country.
parent
object
A Country object for the parent Country.

Region Authority

These are Authorities that have jurisdiction over an entire Region.
Below are additional properties to the common properties already described above.
Property
Type
Description
aid
string
The AID in namespace RAU.
type
string
The type of Country Authority being described. Possible values are:
  • CIVIL_AVIATION The entity responsible for Civil Aviation regulation in the region.
  • MILITARY_AVIATION The entity responsible for Military Aviation regulation in the region, or for Civil Aviation approvals that require Military clearance.
  • AIR_TRAFFIC The entity responsible for the Air Traffic Services in the region.
  • LICENSING The entity responsible for crew, aircraft and operators licensing in the region.
  • LANDING_RIGHTS The entity responsible to authorise operations of foreign aircraft in the region.
  • HEALTH The entity charged with Health, and Quarantine procedures in the region.
  • CUSTOMS The entity charged with Customs procedures in the region.
  • IMMIGRATION The entity charged with immigration approvals in the region.
parent
object
A Region object for the parent Region.