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Business Jet Ops to Kenya: CIQ, Documentation & Tech Stops

Business Jet Ops to Kenya: CIQ, Documentation & Tech Stops
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UPDATE: Cuban Ops –  What BizAv Operators Need to Know

UPDATE: Cuban Ops – What BizAv Operators Need to Know
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Singapore Grand Prix –  Operating Tips

Singapore Grand Prix – Operating Tips
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UPDATE: Regulatory Changes for Greece: New GA Airport Slot Requirements

UPDATE: Regulatory Changes for Greece: New GA Airport Slot Requirements
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Business Jet Ops to Kenya: CIQ, Documentation & Tech Stops

Business Jet Ops to Kenya: CIQ, Documentation & Tech Stops

While documentation for clearing Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) is straightforward, you'll want to confirm all applicable requirements with your 3rd-party provider and ground handlers in order to avoid delays upon arrival. CIQ processing may take longer than normal in certain circumstances. And, if you're planning to obtain a visa on arrival, this could result in delays of up to two or three hours...
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UPDATE: Cuban Ops – What BizAv Operators Need to Know

UPDATE: Cuban Ops –  What BizAv Operators Need to Know

Effective July 22, 2015, a final rule issued by the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) removed Cuba from the U.S. state-sponsored terrorism risk list. While pre-existing license requirements for general aviation (GA) operations to the island still exist, operating conditions have eased somewhat. Here at Universal, we've had a great increase in requests for specific information on GA travel to Cuba over...
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Singapore Grand Prix – Operating Tips

Singapore Grand Prix –  Operating Tips

Singapore hosts the Formula One Grand Prix once again this year with the event taking place September 18-20 at the Marina Bay street circuit. The winding race course around Marina Bay involves 61 laps of the 5.065- circuit and is expected to attract domestic spectators in addition to...
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UPDATE: Regulatory Changes for Greece: New GA Airport Slot Requirements

UPDATE: Regulatory Changes for Greece: New GA Airport Slot Requirements

Effective July 2015, airport slots became mandatory for operation to many airports in Greece. While airport slots have always been required for scheduled commercial traffic – for both arrival and departure – they were not needed for General Aviation (GA). The impact of this sudden regulatory change is complicating GA trip planning and adding a level of...
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Africa/Middle East

Airport information and scheduled closings
  • (ALL - Botswana) There is a travel ban for all non-Botswana citizens traveling from Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of Congo due to the Ebola virus outbreak. Botswana citizens are urged to delay non-essential travel to Ebola-affected countries.
  • (ALL - Cameroon) Officials have closed all borders with Nigeria and suspended all passenger flights to/from Nigeria due to the ongoing Ebola virus outbreak.
  • (ALL - Cape Verde) Officials are prohibiting entry of any foreign non-resident who has visited any country affected by the Ebola virus in the last 30 days.
  • (ALL - Guinea-Bissau) Officials have re-opened its land border with Guinea.
  • (ALL - Kenya) Officials have closed the Suam border crossing (Trans-Nzola County) with Uganda due to the Ebola outbreak.
  • (ALL - Mauritania) Officials have closed its border with neighboring Mali after an Ebola-related death in the town of Kayes, Mali.
  • (ALL - Mauritius) All travelers who have visited Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, and the Congo (DRC) in the last two months are banned from entry.
  • (ALL - Namibia) Foreigners traveling from countries affected by the Ebola virus are prohibited from entry.
  • (ALL - Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises against all non-essential travel due to the outbreak of the Ebola virus. Efforts to contain the outbreak will likely result in critical commercial and transportation disruptions in all three countries.
  • (ALL - Rwanda) All travelers who have visited Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in the past 22 days prior to arrival in Rwanda are prohibited from entry.
  • (ALL - Saudi Arabia) All flights landing at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) with passengers from Jijiga, Ethiopia (HAJJ) will be subject to a fine.
  • (ALL - Senegal) The ban on air transport from Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia has been lifted. Land borders with Guinea will remain closed. Authorities will continue to implement Ebola-screening measures at Leopold Sedar International Airport (GOOY).
  • (ALL - Seychelles) Officials have removed restrictions on travelers from Guinea-Bissau and Nigeria. Entry is still suspended for all travelers who have visited the Congo (DRC), Guinea, Liberia, or Sierra Leone in the 28 days prior to travel.
  • (ALL - South Africa) South Africa is advising against all non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia, and Serra Leone due to the Ebola outbreak. Passengers who have come in contact with those infected with/ human remains/ animals infected with the EVD shall be quarantined in country for a period of 21 days. Passengers coming from affected countries shall be subjected to exit screenings.
  • (ALL - South Sudan) Officials have placed a ban on all travelers from Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, or the Congo (DRC) in the 21 days prior to travel. Entry of travelers from Nigeria is dependent on their health history and whether they visited Ebola virus-affected areas.
  • (ALL - Turkey) U.S. citizens are no longer allowed to obtain a visa upon arrival. New regulations require U.S. citizens to obtain an e-visa prior to arrival.
  • (LLBG) Tel Aviv will be closed:
    • Between 1100-2030 on 22-23 September.
    • Between 0150-0500 through 23 October.
    • Between 1100-1500 through 23 October.
    • Between 1500-1955 through 23 October.
    • Between 2000-2240 through 23 October.
    • Between 1600-2055 on 18 December.
    • Between 1600-2055 on 15 January 2016.
    • Between 1600-2055 on 12 February 2016.
    • Between 1600-2055 on 11 March 2016.
  • (LTFJ) Istanbul-Sabiha Gokcen will be closed:
    • Between 0932-0200 through 1 October.
    • Between 2300-0300 on 2 November-24 March 2016.
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (ALL - Yemen) UVair supplier YPC is not providing fuel to civilian aircraft as all airspace is closed due to airstrikes. Only military operations are allowed.
  • (DIAP) Abidjan - UVair supplier MRS Oil has no fuel available.
  • (FEFF) Bangui - UVair supplier Air Total has no fuel available until further notice.
  • (FKKR) Garoua - UVair supplier Air Total has limited fuel. Fuel requests must provide volume requirements, an accurate schedule (no blanket period), and a minimum of 24 hours' advance notice to confirm availability.
  • (FLKK) Lusaka - UVair supplier Air Total has no fuel available.
  • (FMNN) Nosy-Be - UVair supplier Air Total has resumed fueling normally; supply limitations are lifted. For best service, park near fueling pit No. 1 as pit No. 2 is still under maintenance.
  • (FOOG) Port Gentil - UVair supplier Air Total has no fuel available.
  • (FZUA) Kananga - UVair supplier Cobil has no fuel available.
  • (HEMA) Marsa Alam - Airport will be closed for maintenance every Monday and Friday, beginning 11 January 2016 through 31 March 2016.
  • (HHAS) Asmara - UVair supplier Air Total has fueling restrictions in place; only VIP flights are allowed access with prior validation.
FAM global monitor security briefings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

Syria - 27 August
U.S. citizens are warned against all travel to Syria and those remaining there should depart immediately.
http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/syria-travel-warning.html

Tunisia - 31 August
U.S. citizens are alerted to the risks of travel to Tunisia and those in Tunisia should maintain a high level of vigilance in light of recent terrorist attacks on sites frequented by tourists.
http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/tunisia-travel-alert.html

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Asia/Pacific/Australia

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Airport information and scheduled closings
  • (ALL - Australia) Australia has imposed a temporary suspension on the processing of all visa applications from Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea due to the EVD (Ebola Virus disease) outbreak. Australia is also canceling and refusing non-permanent or temporary visas held by anyone from the Ebola-affected countries who have yet to leave for Australia. Permanent visa holders from the affected countries are being required to submit to a 21-day quarantine period before departure to Australia. Visitors approved to travel to Australia will also face further screening and follow-up checks upon arrival. Australia has also temporarily suspended its humanitarian program in the affected countries.
  • (ALL - China) Due to the spread of the Ebola virus, China will conduct medical exams of passengers who have been in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the last 21 days. The quarantine department should be informed in advance about any passenger visiting these countries in the past 21 days. Crew members should be replaced if they have been to these countries in the past 21 days.
  • (ALL - Maldives) On-arrival visas will not be issued for travelers (including third-country nationals) from countries affected by the Ebola outbreak, including Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. Maldivians returning from Ebola-affected countries will be isolated for the 21-day incubation period of the disease. Commercial international airlines need to complete the declaration of health section for each flight.
  • (ALL - North Korea) Officials have banned foreign tourists over fears of Ebola. The ban applies to all entry ports and border crossings. All other visitors will reportedly be required to spend 21 days in government-supervised quarantine, regardless of their country of origin or point of departure.
  • (VRMM) Male will be closed between 1900-0100 through 21 November.
  • (WADD) Denpasar (Bali) will be closed between 1900-2230 through 30 September.
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (VARIOUS) ExxonMobil requires a minimum 72 hours prior notice for fueling or fuel cannot be guaranteed at:
    • (PGUM) Agana (Guam).
    • (PGSN) Saipan Island.
    • (PKMJ) Majuro (Marshall Islands).
  • (PKMJ) Majuro (Marshall Islands) - UVair supplier ExxonMobil (commercial), advises that monthly tanker replenishment is tentatively scheduled for 13-18 September. Operators should divert or tanker in as fuel will not be available during this period.
  • (UTTT) Tashkent - UVair supplier Airport Authority requires a fuel release; must include a complete itinerary, advise volume requirements, and confirm availability in advance due to recurring supply difficulties. For tech stop refueling, a minimum 24 hours' advance notice is required.
  • (VTBD) Bangkok-Don Mueang International - UVair supplier ChevronTexaco provides international fuel while PTT offers domestic; both require a fuel release.
FAM global monitor security briefings

  India
Police imposed a curfew Tuesday night and deployed paramilitary forces amid heavy tension in Churachandpur, 42 miles southwest of the state capital of Imphal. This comes after one person died while trapped in a burning house on Monday night, and two died when police fired to disperse the arsonists. On Tuesday, hundreds of people angry about the deaths circled the town's police station to protest the deaths. The outnumbered police opened fire again, killing two and injuring three.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

Pakistan - 28 August
U.S. citizens are warned against all non-essential travel to Pakistan due to ongoing security concerns.
http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/pakistan-travel-warning.html

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Europe/Eastern Europe

Airport information and scheduled closings
  • (ALL - Denmark) Due to the Ebola virus outbreak, all arriving aircraft from foreign destinations must notify the local health service if persons on board are suffering from contagious diseases, or if there is any risk of other conditions that may lead to the spread of diseases.
  • (ALL - Greece) Due to the Ebola outbreak, all passengers and crew arriving from Africa must complete an incoming passenger card. If anyone onboard has traveled to Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, or Nigeria, the center for disease control and prevention must be contacted for instructions.
  • (ALL - Italy) Due to the Ebola virus outbreak, all flights to/from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone will be required to complete a passenger locator card for all passengers/crew and retain the cards for at least 21 days. Cards shall be made available to the Ministry of Health.
  • (VARIOUS - Ukraine) Both Simferopol (UKFF) and Sevastopol (UKFB) airports are closed due to the political climate between Ukraine and the Russian Federation regarding Crimea.
  • (LIMF) Turin will be closed between 2130-0350 through 19 September.
  • (LIML) Milan-Linate will be closed between 2200-0400 through 5 September.
  • (LIPZ) Venice will be closed between 2230-0400 through 5 September.
  • (LIRA) Rome-Ciampino will be closed between 2201-0400 through 5 September.
  • (LSGG) Geneva will be closed between 2200-0359 through 25 October.
  • (UHPP) Petropavlovsk will be closed between 0800-2000 through 25 October.
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (VARIOUS - France) Operators must present a copy of their valid Air Operator's Certificate (AOC, or national equivalent) to fuel with UVair supplier Air Total at Aix (LFMA), Auxerre (LFLA), Bergerac (LFBE), Laval (LFOV), Le Mans (LFRM), Perigueux (LFBX), and Tours (LFOT).
  • (VARIOUS - Greece) When fueling with UVair supplier Shell and MOH Aviation Fuels, exempt operators must present a copy of their valid Air Operator's Certificate (AOC, or national equivalent) to prove exemption from VAT and excise duties. A fuel release is required and UVair must provide operators' physical billing address (for AOC and non-AOC operators), and applicable VAT or tax identification number (VAT ID is required from all EU based operators, and for AOC uplifts only for all others; an AOC/ACC document number will not suffice in this case).
  • (EDDL) Dusseldorf - UVair supplier Shell (into plane by Jet Aviation at GA terminal), will be unable to fuel from 1200 on 14 September through 2200 on 17 September, during service and maintenance. During this maintenance period, Shell fuel will be offered at the commercial ramp (at the same GA price), along with Air Total (who will continue fueling as usual); into plane is by DJS for both.
  • (EFSA) Savonlinna - UVair supplier Neste Oil has no fuel available until 1200 on 7 September.
  • (LEAB) Albacete - UVair supplier Air BP provides Jet A-1 type fuel; they are unable to fuel aircraft requiring JP-8 and fueling within the military area.
  • (LIRF) Rome-Fiumicino - UVair supplier Air Total suggests operators planning tech stop refueling or early morning departures between 0500-0600 daily should tanker in or fuel the evening before departure.
  • (LIRS) Grosseto - UVair supplier Air Total has no fuel available.
  • (LSZH) Zurich - UVair supplier Air Total's into plane fueler at the GA ramp is Jet Aviation; at the commercial ramp, into plane is by IPS (Into Plane Service Pool). Be aware that fuel obtained direct from Jet Aviation or Execujet, at their respective ramps, will be invoiced at their retail price, rather than UVair's GA or commercial price offered through Air Total.
  • (LZIB) Bratislava - UVair supplier ENI Spa has changed into plane fueler to Slovnaft Retail (SRO).
FAM global monitor security briefings

  Hungary
Hundreds of angry migrants demonstrated outside Budapest's Eastern Railway Terminus on Tuesday, demanding they be allowed to travel on to Germany. Around 1,000 people waved tickets, clapping, booing, and shouting "Germany! Germany!" outside the station. Later they sat down, staring at a police blockade erected at the entrance. "Please, we are human too," said a sign in German held up by a young boy in a smaller group. A refugee crisis rivaling the Balkan wars of the 1990s as Europe's worst since World War II has polarized and confounded the European Union, which has no mechanism to cope with the arrival of hundreds of thousands of poor and desperate people.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

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To see all current travel warnings, visit here.

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North America

Airport information and scheduled closings
  • (ALL - Canada) New travel visas will not be issued to residents or citizens of countries with widespread and persistent Ebola transmission. The government has also stopped the processing of permanent residency visas for people from the affected countries.
  • (ALL - United States) All travelers from countries affected by the Ebola outbreak (Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Mali) will now travel through one of five major U.S. airports: Washington, D.C.-Dulles (KIAD); Chicago-O'Hare (KORD); New York-JFK (KJFK); Newark-Liberty (KEWR); and Atlanta-Hartsfield-Jackson (KATL) to undergo an interview, temperature check, and additional protocols. All travelers returning from the affected countries will be monitored for 21 days.
  • (KHDI) Cleveland, TN - Hardwick Field has closed permanently.
Low/no fuel announcements

None for this region at publication time.

FAM global monitor security briefings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.
To see all current travel warnings, visit here.

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South and Central America/Caribbean

Airport information and scheduled closings
  • (ALL - Antigua and Barbuda) All visitors from Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia are prohibited entry. Visas for travelers from these countries have been suspended. All passports are being reviewed to determine passenger travel history within six weeks prior to arrival. Precautions will be taken for anyone arriving from a country where the disease is endemic; anyone with symptoms will be placed in the quarantine facility for assessment. Anyone having contact with an Ebola patient or who has eaten bush meat will be placed under active surveillance for 21 days. If they have not been in contact with anyone with Ebola, they will be placed under passive surveillance. Authorities reserve the right to quarantine any returning resident or citizen.
  • (ALL - Belize) Officials have banned entry/visa issuance to nationals from Guinea, Liberia, and Nigeria. Sierra Leone nationals, (no visa required) are also denied entry. Additionally, any travelers who have visited these countries in the past 30 days are also denied entry.
  • (ALL - Colombia) Colombia is advising against all non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone due to the ongoing outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). If an incoming passenger has traveled to one of the affected countries in the past 21 days prior to arrival in Colombia, an interview will be conducted by Colombian health authorities to determine if further actions are required.
  • (ALL - Dominican Republic) The government has banned entry to travelers who have been in the following countries in the past 30 days: Sierra Leone, Senegal, Liberia, Guinea, and Nigeria, as well as any countries that the World Health Organization has deemed to be affected by the Ebola virus.
  • (ALL - Guyana) Visas will not be issued to nationals from Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria. Health officials will screen travelers who have visited these countries in the six weeks prior to arrival in Guyana.
  • (ALL - Haiti) Travelers who have been to Guinea, Liberia, or Sierra Leone in the past 28 days will be denied entry into Haiti. Travelers who have been to these countries more than 28 days before travel to Haiti must present a government-certified health certificate and the results of a blood test for the Ebola virus upon arrival.
  • (ALL - Jamaica) The government has imposed an entry ban for travelers arriving from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, as well as those who have visited these countries within the four weeks prior to their arrival. In addition, any Jamaican national who travels to the aforementioned countries will be quarantined for 28 days upon return to Jamaica.
  • (ALL - Panama) Officials have banned entry of travelers who have visited Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in the past 21 days prior to arrival. This ban will remain in place until these countries are declared Ebola-free.
  • (ALL - St. Kitts and Nevis) Officials have restricted the entry of nationals from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Similar measures will also be applied to travelers who have visited these countries 21 days prior to travel.
  • (ALL - Saint Lucia) All visitors from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone will be denied entry to Saint Lucia until further notice. Visitors from Nigeria will be required to present a recent medical certificate, clearing them of the Ebola virus, in addition to a valid visa.
  • (ALL - St. Maarten) Visitors who have traveled to, from, or through the Congo (DRC), Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone 21 days prior to arrival will be denied entry, or transit through St. Maarten.
  • (ALL - St. Vincent and the Grenadines) A travel ban is in effect for nationals from Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Guinea due to the Ebola virus and lack of medical resources to deal with a potential outbreak.
  • (ALL - Suriname) Officials have banned entry to foreign travelers who have been to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in the past 21 days prior to arrival, unless they can present an internationally recognized health certificate clearing them of the Ebola virus.
  • (ALL - Trinidad and Tobago) All visitors from Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of Congo will be prohibited entry along with any persons who visited the affected countries in the last six weeks. Trinidad and Tobago residents who visited the affected countries in the past six weeks will be quarantined for a minimum period of 21 days.
  • (SABE) Buenos Aires-Aeroparque Jorge Newbery will be closed through 29 September.
  • (SBCF) Belo Horizonte will be closed through 18 October.
  • (SKCG) Cartagena will be closed on 1 October through 30 November.
  • (SPIM) Lima will be closed between 0700-1000 on 14-30 September.
  • (TNCA) Oranjestad (Aruba) will be closed between 0400-1100 through 7 October.
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (VARIOUS - Peru) International refueling is available from UVair supplier Petroperu at (SPQT) Iquitos and (SPQU) Arequipa only with presentation of a provisional DUA (40) customs declaration document authorizing the exported supply.
  • (MGGT) Guatemala City - UVair supplier ChevronTexaco, fueling on the east and military ramps from 0900-1600 LT, requires a minimum of 24 hours' notice. Outside these hours, or with less than 24 hours' notice, fueling will be on the south international ramp.
  • (SCEL) Santiago - UVair supplier Petrobras GA fuels only at Ramp P, fuel truck capacity is a maximum 10,000 liters. Those requiring larger volume uplifts should fuel with Petrobras at the main apron hydrant.
  • (SKBO) Bogota - UVair supplier ChevronTexaco has limited fuel availability and requires minimum volume requirements. This is expected to clear between 7-11 September.
  • (SUMU) Montevideo - UVair supplier Petrobras Uruguay has resumed fueling as normal.
FAM global monitor security briefings

  Peru
Indigenous protesters in Peru seized oil wells in an Amazonian oil block on Tuesday to press the government to address pollution and compensation demands. Achuar communities shut down 11 wells to demand clean water, reparations for oil pollution, and more pay for the use of native land.

  Brazil
The Brazilian government on Tuesday authorized the deployment of army troops to an area of the southern state of Mato Grosso do Sul where indigenous people and settlers are fighting over land. Gov. Reinaldo Azambuja asked President Dilma Rousseff to send soldiers to four municipalities near the Paraguayan border after the brother of a Guarani-Kiowa leader was fatally shot last Saturday. Simiao Vilhava was apparently killed by gunmen hired by landowners to expel Guarani-Kiowas from properties they occupied a week ago.

  El Salvador
Violence involving street gangs in El Salvador left 907 people dead last month, a level of bloodshed not seen since the civil war of the 1980s. Police say the high numbers are due to an increase in clashes between street gangs and the security forces and rival gangs fighting each other. El Salvador is believed to have more than 70,000 gang members. National Police Chief Mauricio Ramirez said 47 police officers and 16 soldiers have been killed with many of them attacked while off-duty.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

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NBAA update briefs

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NBAA: UAS Close Encounters Highlight Need for Sensible Regulations
The FAA hopes to send "a clear message" about the dangers of operating small, unmanned aircraft systems (s-UAS) near manned aircraft by releasing a searchable database of the more than 700 reported close calls with s-UAS.
https://www.nbaa.org/ops/uas/20150825-nbaa-unmanned-aircraft-systems-close-encounters-with-manned-aircraft-highlight-need-for-sensible-regulations.php

DOT Releases SIFL Rates for Second Half of 2015
The U.S. Department of Transportation recently released Standard Industry Fare Level (SIFL) rates for the six-month period from July 1 to December 31, 2015. These rates are necessary when applying the IRS aircraft valuation formula to compute values of non-business transportation aboard employer-provided aircraft.
https://www.nbaa.org/admin/taxes/personal-use/calculator/

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Worldwide weather report

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TROPICAL
There are five tropical systems at this time. Hurricane Kilo is located about 1,300 miles northwest of Hawaii and is moving toward the northwest at 3 knots with sustained winds of 75 knots. Tropical Storm Ignacio is about 400 miles north of Hawaii moving toward the north-northwest at 10 knots with sustained winds of 60 knots. Hurricane Jimena is about 420 miles east-southeast of the big island of Hawaii moving toward the west-northwest at 7 knots with sustained winds of 95 knots. Tropical Storm Fred is located over the open waters of the east Atlantic moving toward the northwest at 9 knots with sustained winds of 40 knots. TD 14E is located about 1,000 nautical miles south-southwest of Cabo San Lucas. Movement is to the north at 8 knots.

VOLCANOES
Cotopaxi, Ecuador has an ash cloud from 29,000 feet to the surface moving toward the northwest at 10 knots. Fuego, Guatemala has an ash cloud from 16,000 feet to the surface moving toward the west at 5 to10 knots. Sinabung, Indonesia has an ash cloud from 10,000 feet to the surface moving toward the west at 10 knots.

AFRICA
Thunderstorms are likely over central Africa. Patchy morning fog is likely over portions of the Ivory Coast southeastward across coastal portions of Angola.

ASIA
High pressure will prevail across eastern and western Russia. Just one frontal system will influence weather conditions into the upcoming week. It will stretch from Taymyr Peninsula south to southwest to the eastern border of Kazakhstan. Snow showers are likely over northern Russia near the front while isolated showers will develop further to the south.

SOUTHEAST ASIA/NORTH PACIFIC
Thunderstorm activity is expected across Indonesia and Indo-China as the rainy season continues. An extended frontal system will stretch from north of Taiwan across Japan and continue onto the east, eventually tying into a frontal system over the Gulf of Alaska. Gusty winds and showers are expected along the southern coast of Alaska while the interior of Alaska will remain dry.

AUSTRALIA/SOUTH PACIFIC
High pressure will prevail across Australia. A cold front across the Tazman Sea will bring gusty winds and showers to Iceland later in the week. A second surface trough will move across Iceland over the weekend for a risk of showers.

ATLANTIC/EUROPE
A broad upper-level low will prevail across the British Isles and northern Europe with a series of weak frontal systems moving to the east across southern Europe. At this time, a low over Ukraine has a weak cold front extending from the southwest and west across the Alps. Showers and a slight chance of daytime thunderstorms will be associated with this system as it moves slowly east during the week. High pressure will prevail across the east and southwest Atlantic. A nearly stationary frontal system lies along 40W longitude with little movement expected this week. Showers will align along this front with periods of rain and gusting winds southwest to west across Iceland.

NORTH AMERICA
A weak stationary frontal boundary across the southeast, coupled with deep tropical moisture from the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika, will bring rain and thunderstorms along the southeast coast from the Carolinas to Florida. A stationary front stretches from northern Maine west across southern Manitoba. From there, the front becomes a slow moving cold front across the northern Rockies and Pacific Northwest. This extended front will produce mainly showers.

SOUTH AMERICA
Showers and thunderstorms should persist across the far northern tier of South America. A frontal boundary over southeastern Brazil and Uruguay should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the region. A cold front will approach southern Chile and Argentina by Friday, bringing gusty winds and showers across the region.

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