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Operating to Panama – Part 2: Airports and Operational Tips

Operating to Panama – Part 2: Airports and Operational Tips
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Bizav Guide to COPA 2015 in Chile – Part 1: Airports & Services

Bizav Guide to COPA 2015 in Chile – Part 1: Airports & Services
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Bizav Guide to COPA 2015 in Chile – Part 2: Permits, Airport Slots, and Restrictions

Bizav Guide to COPA 2015 in Chile – Part 2: Permits, Airport Slots, and Restrictions
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Bizav Guide to COPA 2015 in Chile – Part 3: CIQ, Security and Weather

Bizav Guide to COPA 2015 in Chile – Part 3: CIQ, Security and Weather
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Operating to Panama – Part 2: Airports and Operational Tips

Operating to Panama – Part 2: Airports and Operational Tips

For business aircraft operators traveling to Panama, there are a number of suitable airports to choose from. Full support services and credit are available at most Panamanian Airports of Entry (AOEs). Advance notification, however, may be needed for certain locations and/or hours of operation...
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Bizav Guide to COPA 2015 in Chile – Part 1: Airports & Services

Bizav Guide to COPA 2015 in Chile – Part 1: Airports & Services

COPA America is the main international football tournament for national teams in South America. This year COPA takes place in eight different cities in Chile from June 11 – July 4. In addition to drawing in football teams from 12 nations, this event attracts attendees from all over the world...
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Bizav Guide to COPA 2015 in Chile – Part 2: Permits, Airport Slots, and Restrictions

Bizav Guide to COPA 2015 in Chile – Part 2: Permits, Airport Slots, and Restrictions

Landing permits and airport slots will be required for business aircraft operations to all airports in Chile during the COPA 2015 period. While slot issues are not anticipated during this time, the situation could change at a moment's notice, so be prepared and avoid last minute changes that may affect your trip...
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Bizav Guide to COPA 2015 in Chile – Part 3: CIQ, Security and Weather

Bizav Guide to COPA 2015 in Chile – Part 3: CIQ, Security and Weather

Customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) processing of general aviation (GA) passengers/crew is a relatively quick and straight-forward process in Chile. However, be prepared to clear immigration/customs in the main terminal in almost all cases...
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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) A health questionnaire must be completed by every passenger/crew member for any international flight from all destinations, including countries neighboring South Africa. Officials have also imposed a travel ban barring entry to all non-South Africans returning from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. All South Africans returning from any of these countries would face strict health screenings upon arrival and are advised against non-essential travel to the affected states.
  • (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 to GA traffic:
    • Between 1500-1955 through 23 October.
    • Between 1100-2030 on 22-23 September.
    • Between1600-2055 on 18 December.
    • Between1600-2055 on 15 January 2016.
    • Between1600-2055 on 12 February 2016.
    • Between1600-2055 on 11 March 2016.
  • (LTFJ) Istanbul-Sabiha Gokcen will be closed:
    • Between 2100-0300 on 9-17 June.
    • Between 2100-0300 on 11-19 August.
    • Between 0932-0200 through 1 October.
    • Between 2200-0200 through 1 October.
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (ALL - Gambia) UVair supplier Galp Energia has resumed fueling as normal.
  • (ALL - Guinea-Bissau) UVair supplier Galp Energia has resumed fueling as normal.
  • (ALL - Nigeria) Due to the continuing workers' strike by the Depot Managers Association of Nigeria, there is no fuel available at Nigerian Airports, including (DNAA) Abuja; (DNKN) Kano; (DNMM) Lagos; and (DNPO) Port Harcourt. Plan fueling around travel in and out of the country until supplies can be replenished as this affects vendors Air Total, So Aviation, and MRS Oil.
  • (FEFF) Bangui - UVair supplier Air Total has no fuel available until further notice.
  • (FGBT) Bata - UVair supplier Air Total has resumed fueling as normal.
  • (FGSL) Malabo - UVair supplier Air Total has resumed fueling as normal.
  • (FKKR) Garoua - UVair supplier Air Total has supply restrictions. Fuel release, volume requirements, and a minimum of 24 hours' advance notice is necessary to confirm fuel availability.
  • (FOOG) Port Gentil - UVair supplier Air Total has no fuel available.
  • (FOOL) Libreville - UVair supplier Air Total has no fuel available.
  • (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

  Nigeria
A suicide bomber detonated explosives strapped to his body Tuesday at a livestock market in northeast Nigeria, killing at least seven people and injuring 14. The bomb exploded around 12:15 p.m. in the village of Garkida in Adamawa state. The BBC reported seven people were killed, though CNN put that number at eight. A local official said up to nine people are dead.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

Ethiopia - 15 May
U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Ethiopia are alerted to the upcoming elections scheduled for 24 May. U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution and remain abreast of the security situation.
http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/ethiopia-travel-alert.html

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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.
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 will be unable to fuel ad hoc operators during monthly supply replenishment, tentatively scheduled for 6-9 June.
  • (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

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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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.
  • (EGNH) Blackpool Airport has re-opened for small aircraft and helicopters.
  • (EGGW) London-Luton will be closed between 0300-0400 on 26 June.
  • (EGSY) Sheffield has closed permanently.
  • (EGWU) Northolt will be closed to all civilian traffic between 0001-2359 LT through 14 June.
  • (LFPB) Paris-Le Bourget will be closed:
    • Between 1130-1430 on 10-13 June.
    • Between 1300-1400 on 14 June.
    • Between 1130-1430 on 15-19 June.
    • Between 1030-1530 on 19-21 June.
  • (LIPZ) Venice will be closed between 2230-0300 through 25 June.
  • (LIRN) Naples will be closed between 2100-0400 through 30 May.
  • (LSGG) Geneva will be closed:
    • Between 2159-0359 on 26-27 May.
    • Between 2200-0359 through 25 October.
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (VARIOUS - France) Operators must present an AOC (or other proof of exemption) to fuel with UVair supplier Air Total at Aix (LFMA), Laval (LFOV), and Le Mans (LFRM).
  • (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).
  • (VARIOUS - Macedonia) Main office will be closed for a holiday on 25 May at (LWOH) Ohrid and (LWSK) Skopje. UVair cardholders can fuel 24/7; with no card, a fuel release must be submitted ahead of main office closing at 1500 LT on 22 May or expect delays.
  • (ALL - Portugal) UVair supplier Galp Energia has resumed fueling as normal.
  • (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.
  • (LIMC) Milan-Malpensa - ENI via Skytanking is primary fueler; Air Total is available, but commercial takes top priority so expect delays.
  • (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.
  • (LIRP) Pisa - Supplier Q8 suggests operators keep a copy of their UVair fuel release onboard the aircraft to prevent delays in fueling.
  • (LSZH) Zurich - UVair supplier Air Total's into plane fueler at the GA ramp is Jet Aviation; at the commercial ramp into plane fueling is by IPS (Into Plane Service Pool). Be aware that Jet Aviation offers direct refueling at their own ramp and accepts the UVair card. However, fuel obtained at their ramp will be invoiced at retail price, rather than UVair's GA or commercial rate offered through Air Total.
FAM global monitor security briefings

  Hungary
The drivers of a Bulgarian bus that was supposed to pass through Romania found a homemade bomb in the luggage compartment on Monday. The bus was on its way from Prague to Varna, Bulgaria, and was due to pass through Romania. The drivers found the bomb during a stop in Budapest, Hungary. They found the bomb hidden in a bag and tied to a gasoline canister. The bomb squad defused the device and the Hungarian police have started an investigation. The suspect got off the bus in Budapest.

  Germany
Millions of German commuters were stranded after train drivers went on strike indefinitely for the ninth time in 10 months, demanding improved negotiating rights, higher pay, and a shorter working week. The union of engine drivers in Germany, GDL, halted operations on Tuesday afternoon for freight trains. Passenger trains were halted early Wednesday.

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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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

  Mexico
At least eight people died in a shootout between Mexican federal police and suspected gang members in the troubled western state of Jalisco, a government official said on Tuesday. The gunfight took place on Monday in the municipality of Villa Purificacion, where members of the Jalisco New Generation (JNG) cartel shot down an army helicopter on 1 May, leaving six military personnel dead on a day of clashes that claimed 15 lives.

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) Any traveler who has visited Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, or Nigeria since 15 September will be denied entry due to the Ebola outbreak. This restriction applies to both Colombian nationals and foreigners. Visa applications will be denied under these restrictions as a preventative measure. Ebola virus disease (EVD) screenings will be conducted as needed and may cause travel delays.
  • (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 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.
  • (MRLB) Liberia will be closed between 0200-0559 through 6 June.
  • (SABE) Buenos Aires - Aeroparque Jorge Newberry will be closed between 0430-0730 through 26 May.
  • (SEGU) Guayaquil will be closed between 1300-1900 on 13 June.
  • (SKCG) Cartagena will be closed between 0600-1030 through 15 June.
  • (SPIM) Lima will be closed between 0700-1000 through 24 May.
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 and fuel truck capacity is only 10,000 liters. Those requiring larger volumes should fuel with Petrobras at the main apron hydrant.
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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NBAA update briefs

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NBAA Concerned About Proposed Expansion of Alaskan Military Operations Areas
NBAA has identified three areas of concern related to the proposed expansion and modification of the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC), citing the potential impact on business aviation in Alaska.
http://www.nbaa.org/ops/airspace/regional/western/20150514-nbaa-concerned-about-proposed-expansion-of-alaskan-military-operation-areas.php

Free NBAA Webinar Offers Tips on Simpler Approach to RNP Compliance
An NBAA webinar, set for 1:30 p.m. (EDT) on 27 May, will discuss an alternate method of compliance for validating required navigation performance authorization required (RNP AR) approach data, which puts this capability within reach of business aircraft operators.
http://www.nbaa.org/ops/cns/20150512-free-nbaa-webinar-offers-tips-on-simpler-approach-to-required-navigation-performance-complaince.php

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TROPICAL
There are no active tropical systems at this time.

VOLCANOES
Sakurajima, located in Japan, is producing ash that extends up to 17,000 feet. The ash is moving toward the east at 35 knots. Also in Japan, Mt. Asosan is producing an ash cloud that extends up to 5,000 feet and is moving toward the south at 5 to 15 knots.

AFRICA
A cold front associated with low pressure over Italy will extend southward to central Egypt and Algeria. Gusty winds along with occasional, moderate turbulence can be expected along the front. Isolated thunderstorms with max tops to 50,000 feet can be expected over the central portion of the continent.

ASIA
A cold front entering northwestern China will trigger rain showers, along with isolated thunderstorms, with max tops to 34,000 feet. High pressure over central China will result in a few areas of late night and early morning fog. Isolated thunderstorms with max tops to 48,000 feet are likely across southeastern China. A 100-knot jet core at 40,000 feet will extend from west to east across northern China. A 140-knot jet core at 40,000 feet extends from northern Japan northeastward into the Pacific and will generate occasional, moderate turbulence.

SOUTHEAST ASIA/NORTH PACIFIC
Isolated thunderstorms with max tops to 46,000 feet can be expected over most of the Philippines along with daytime heating and abundant moisture. Isolated thunderstorms with max tops to 47,000 feet can also be expected across Vietnam and Thailand, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. Isolated thunderstorms are also expected across most of Indonesia. Low pressure centered east of the Kamchatka peninsula and its associated cold front will produce areas of rain, snow, and strong winds, resulting in moderate low-level turbulence. Low pressure south of Alaska will produce areas of rain and rain showers along with occasional, moderate turbulence. Isolated thunderstorms with max tops to 38,000 feet can be expected along the tail end of the cold front just north of Hawaii. A 140-knot jet core extends from northern Japan eastward into the central North Pacific and will generate occasional, moderate turbulence. Another jet core at 37,000 feet will extend from north to south across the eastern North Pacific at 110 knots. Occasional, moderate turbulence can also be expected.

AUSTRALIA/SOUTH PACIFIC
Low pressure centered off the southeast coast of Australia will produce rain showers along with isolated thunderstorms with max tops to 38,000 feet. Strong surface winds are also expected and will result in occasional, moderate low-level turbulence. A cold front just south of New Zealand will produce a few showers across the region. A 120-knot jet core at 40,000 feet extends from west to east across central and eastern Australia and will produce occasional, moderate turbulence.

ATLANTIC/EUROPE
Low pressure just off the southern tip of Greenland will produce occasional rain along with light to moderate low-level turbulence. Another storm system over the eastern North Atlantic and its associated cold front will produce occasional rain showers across western Norway. High pressure will dominate most of central and western Europe where only a few small pockets of late night and early morning fog are expected. Low pressure centered over southern Italy will produce rain showers along with isolated thunderstorms with max tops to 34,000 feet. Gusty, low-level winds will result in moderate to low-level turbulence across the area. A stationary front extends from southwest to northeast across western Russia and will generate rain showers along with isolated thunderstorms with max tops to 30,000 feet. Low pressure and its associated cold front will produce additional rain showers and isolated thunderstorms with max tops to 32,000 feet across central Russia. A storm system over northeastern Russia will produce areas of rain, snow, and fog. Patchy morning fog is likely over portions of south-central Russia where high pressure dominates. A 100-knot jet core at 33,000 feet extends from northwest to southeast into Scandinavia and will produce occasional, moderate turbulence. Another 100-knot jet core extends from south to north across central Russia and will produce additional light to moderate turbulence.

NORTH AMERICA
High pressure will dominate a large portion of the central and northern portion of the continent with no significant weather expected. A cold front will extend from the southeastern U.S. westward along the Gulf Coast and will generate a few isolated thunderstorms with max tops to 46,000 feet. Additional thunderstorms with max tops to 40,000 feet can be expected across most of the Rockies associated with an upper-level trough. Isolated thunderstorms with max tops to 37,000 feet can be expected over portions of the northwestern U.S. due to a surface trough. A cold front situated across central Alaska will trigger a few rain showers across the region. Thunderstorms with max tops to 48,000 feet can be expected across just about all of Central America, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. Additional thunderstorms with max tops to 45,000 feet can be expected across Cuba and Hispaniola. A 110-knot jet core at 35,000 feet will extend from New England northeastward across eastern Canada and will produce occasional, moderate turbulence.

SOUTH AMERICA
Clusters of thunderstorms with max tops to 48,000 feet can be expected over the central portion of the continent. A cold front extends from west to east across southern Chile and Argentina and will produce a few rain showers. A 160-knot jet core at 40,000 feet extends from west to east across the same area and will produce occasional, moderate to severe turbulence.

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Operational Insight Weekly is a business-aviation news and operational bulletin distributed each Thursday by Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. The day of release may fluctuate due to late-breaking information. Please forward all questions and comments concerning Operational Insight Weekly to operationalinsight@univ-wea.com.

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