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Operating to Panama – Part 3: CIQ Clearance and Security

Operating to Panama – Part 3: CIQ Clearance and Security
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Business Aircraft Ops to Singapore via Seletar: Part 1 – Airport Considerations

Business Aircraft Ops to Singapore via Seletar: Part 1 – Airport Considerations
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Successfully Managing North Atlantic Tracks: Part 1 – Track Basics

Successfully Managing North Atlantic Tracks: Part 1 – Track Basics
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BizAv Ops Planning: Art Basel (Switzerland) 2015

BizAv Ops Planning: Art Basel (Switzerland) 2015
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Operating to Panama – Part 3: CIQ Clearance and Security

Operating to Panama – Part 3: CIQ Clearance and Security

Clearing Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) in Panama is a fairly simple and straightforward procedure for business aircraft crew members and passengers. There are times and locations, however, where you'll need to make special arrangements in advance...
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Business Aircraft Ops to Singapore via Seletar: Part 1 – Airport Considerations

Business Aircraft Ops to Singapore via Seletar: Part 1 – Airport Considerations

There are two airport options for Singapore, and each has its pros and cons. For many General Aviation (GA) operators, Seletar (WSSL) is the preferred airport option. With a fairly recent runway extension to 6,024 feet (ft.) (1,836 meters [m]) and a refurbishment underway, Seletar has become a more viable option for larger GA aircraft. In certain circumstances, however...
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Successfully Managing North Atlantic Tracks: Part 1 – Track Basics

Successfully Managing North Atlantic Tracks: Part 1 – Track Basics

While North Atlantic Tracks (NATs) provide routing efficiencies and save business aircraft operators on Jet A and other operating costs, there are many rules and regulations associated with this track system and access to it which you must be aware of, including mandated equipment...
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BizAv Ops Planning: Art Basel (Switzerland) 2015

BizAv Ops Planning: Art Basel (Switzerland) 2015

The premier international show for modern and contemporary artwork, Art Basel (Switzerland) takes place June 18-21, 2015. This is a yearly event and attendees will arrive to view art from some 300 leading galleries in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia. Those planning to operate general aviation (GA) aircraft to this event should request...
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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:
    • 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
  • (VARIOUS) Supplier changes effective on 1 June at these locations:
    • Air BP will replace current supplier at:
      • (DTTA) Tunis (into plane by AGIL)
      • (LTBJ) Izmir
      • (OMAA) Abu Dhabi
      • (OMAD) Abu Dhabi (Bateen)
    • Air Total will replace current supplier at:
      • (DTMB) Monastir
      • (FTTJ) N'Djamena
      • (HEBA) Alexandria
      • (HECA) Cairo
      • (HEGN) Hurghada
      • (HELX) Luxor
      • (HESH) Sharm El Sheikh
      • (HESN) Aswan
    • ChevronTexaco will replace current supplier at:
      • (OEDR) Dhahran SA
      • (OMSJ) Sharjah UAE
    • OiLibya Aviation will replace current supplier at:
      • (DTTJ) Djerba (Jerba)
    • Puma Energy will replace current supplier at:
      • (DBBB) Cotonou
      • (FYWH) Windhoek (now direct with Puma Energy)
      • (GOOY) Dakar (into plane continues by pool)
      • (HTKJ) Kilimanjaro
    • Shell will replace current supplier at:
      • (OMAL) Al Ain
      • (OMRK) Ras Al Khaimah
    • Vitol Aviation will replace current supplier at:
      • (DGAA) Accra - into plane by Vivo Aviation Ghana
      • (FIMP) Plaine Magnien (at COMM apron by Joint Into Plane)
  • (ALL - Nigeria) Both MRS Oil and So Aviation have resumed fueling at Nigerian airports (DNAA) Abuja; (DNMM) Lagos, and (DNPO) Port Harcourt. At (DNKN) Kano, however, MRS Oil continues to build stocks; an update is expected next week.
  • (FEFF) Bangui - UVair supplier Air Total has no fuel available until further notice.
  • (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

  Kenya
At least 13 police officers are missing and two others wounded after an overnight ambush by Somalia-based al-Shabab militants in the Kenyan city of Garissa, close to the border with Somalia. Police spokesman George Kinoti said on Tuesday that two police officers were also wounded in the attack. The Kenyan border city has witnessed numerous attacks by militants from the al-Shabab terror group in the last month.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.
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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.
  • (WSSL) Singapore-Seletar will be closed between 0800-1430 on 5-16 June.
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

  India
The heat wave that has affected India since last week has killed nearly 800 people with temperatures in some areas reaching up to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Most of the deaths, more than 750, have occurred in the southern Indian states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, where heat has been prevalent since April. Hospitals across India are on alert to treat patients suffering from heat strokes. About 24 people died in West Bengal and Orissa. Hot temperatures are expected for at least two more days. Andhra Pradesh saw temperatures of 116 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

The Philippines - 20 May
U.S. citizens are warned of the risks of travel to the Philippines, in particular to the Sulu Archipelago, certain regions and cities of the island of Mindanao, and the southern Sulu Sea area, due to terrorist and insurgent activities.
http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/philippines-travel-warning.html

Afghanistan - 22 May
U.S. citizens are warned against travel to Afghanistan due to possible attacks on U.S. citizens and their interests.
http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/afghanistan-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.
  • (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.
  • (LIML) Milan-Linate will be closed between 2201-0330 through 30 May.
  • (LIPZ) Venice will be closed between 2230-0300 through 25 June.
  • (LIRA) Rome-Ciampino will be closed between 2200-0400 on 28 May.
  • (LIRN) Naples will be closed between 2100-0400 through 30 May.
  • (LSGG) Geneva will be closed between 2200-0359 through 25 October.
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (VARIOUS) Supplier changes effective on 1 June at these locations:
    • Air BP will replace current supplier at:
      • (EDDG) Munster Osnabruck
      • (EDDM) Munich at GA and COMM ramps
      • (EDDS) Stuttgart
      • (EDDW) Bremen
      • (EGMC) Southend-on-Sea
      • (LIBD) Bari
      • (LIMF) Turin (Torino)
      • (LIMJ) Genoa (Genova) - into plane remains as Air BP
      • (LIRP) Pisa
      • (LOWW) Vienna (Wien)
      • (LSGG) Geneva (GA into plane by RUAG, COMM by GFS)
    • Air Total will replace current supplier at:
      • (LFML) Marseille
    • Cepsa will replace current supplier at:
      • (LESA) Salamanca
    • ExxonMobil will replace current supplier at:
      • (LIMC) Milan (at GA ramp)
    • Gulf Aviation will replace current supplier at:
      • (EGAA) Belfast UK (in addition to Jet Assist and Global Trek)
      • (EGPD) Aberdeen UK (at GA and main ramps)
    • ConocoPhillips will replace current supplier at:
      • (EGNM) Leeds Bradford (into plane by ASIG)
    • Q8 Aviation will replace current supplier at:
      • (LIPH) Treviso
    • Shell will replace current supplier at:
      • (EFHK) Helsinki
      • (LECU) Madrid
  • (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).
  • (EDMS) Straubing - Air BP will begin fueling UVair customers on 1 June.
  • (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.
  • (LFCK) Castres - Air BP will begin fueling UVair customers on 1 June.
  • (LIMC) Milan-Malpensa - ExxonMobil is replacing ENI as UVair's GA supplier on 1 June, into plane fueler remains as Skytanking; 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 - Air BP is replacing Q8 as UVair fuel provider, into plane is by Jet Fueling Company.
  • (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

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

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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
Six people were killed and four others wounded in a running battle between drug-cartel gunmen and an indigenous militia in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, authorities said Tuesday. Two of the dead have been identified as Nahuatl Indians, while the rest are thought to be members of the Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar) cartel, the state Attorney General's Office said.

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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  • Landmark Aviation (PHNL) - Honolulu (Oahu Island) Hawaii
  • Landmark Aviation (PHOG) - Kahului (Maui Island) Hawaii
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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 7 June.
  • (SABE) Buenos Aires-Aeroparque Jorge Newbery will be closed between 0430-0730 through 30 June.
  • (SEGU) Guayaquil will be closed between 1300-1900 on 13 June.
  • (SKCG) Cartagena will be closed between 0600-1030 through 15 June.
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.
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  Peru
A grenade explosion on Tuesday damaged the building of a financial institution and some homes in the upscale Miraflores district of Lima. Witnesses said the explosive device was detonated by an unknown person before dawn Tuesday at the entrance to the Credi Chavin financial agency on Tarata Street. The blast broke windows and damaged the main entrance, while the shock wave also caused minor damage to some nearby homes and stores. No injuries were reported.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

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NBAA update briefs

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NBAA Urges Congress to Preserve Flight-Training Benefits for Veterans
NBAA, along with several other aviation groups, has urged congressional lawmakers to reject a bill (H.R. 476) that would limit college flight-training benefits for military veterans.
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2015/20150520-052.php

DUATS II Offers New Tools for Flight Planning
The FAA has awarded two new contracts for flight-planning tools, which will enable pilots to file flight plans and receive the latest weather information online.
http://www.nbaa.org/ops/airspace/20150522-duats-ii-offers-new-tools-for-flight-planning.php

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Worldwide weather report

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TROPICAL
There is one tropical system at this time. Tropical Depression 01E is about 478 miles south of Socorro Island, in the Eastern Pacific, moving toward the northwest at 13 knots with sustained winds of 30 knots.

VOLCANOES
Sakurajima, Kyushu, Japan has an ash cloud from 8,000 feet to the surface moving toward the northwest at 15 knots. Colima, Mexico has an ash cloud from 16,000 feet to the surface moving toward the west at 10 knots. Bagana, Bougainville, SW Pacific has an ash cloud from 10,000 feet to the surface moving toward the northwest at 10 knots. Aso, Kyushu, Japan has an ash cloud from 7,000 feet to the surface moving toward the north at 10 knots.

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

ASIA
A series of weak cold fronts pushing through central Russia should produce rain showers and snow showers across the area. As the transition to the rainy season begins, mainly afternoon thunderstorms are expected across southern India and Sri Lanka. A cold front pushing through northeastern China should produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across the area. An area of low pressure over southeast China should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the region. An area of low pressure south of Japan could produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across southern and central Japan.

SOUTHEAST ASIA/NORTH PACIFIC
Thunderstorm activity continues across Indonesia and Indo-China. As the transition to the rainy season begins, the intensity and frequency of these storms will increase. Also, a series of cold fronts progressing through the central and western North Pacific should produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across the area. A cold front approaching the Aleutian Islands of Alaska should produce rain showers across the region.

AUSTRALIA/SOUTH PACIFIC
A stationary frontal boundary over southeast Australia should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the region. An area of high pressure over New Zealand should lead to dry conditions and seasonal temperatures that should persist through the weekend.

ATLANTIC/EUROPE
An area of low pressure southeast of Bermuda should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the region over the next few days. A cold front pushing through the northern North Atlantic should produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across the area. A cold front pushing through northern Europe should produce mainly rain showers. However, isolated thunderstorms cannot be ruled out, especially over Germany. Low pressure over Turkey and the eastern Mediterranean should produce mainly afternoon thunderstorms across the region. A cold front exiting Eastern Europe and approaching western Russia should produce rain showers across the region.

NORTH AMERICA
A developing cold front east of the Rockies should produce thunderstorms from Iowa to East Texas. Thunderstorms across Oklahoma and southern Kansas could become severe, producing gusty winds, hail, frequent lightning, and possible tornados. A cold front pushing through southeast Canada and northern New England should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the region. A weak frontal boundary across the southeast U.S. should produce mainly afternoon thunderstorms across the area.

SOUTH AMERICA
Showers and thunderstorms should persist across the northern tier of South America associated with deep tropical moisture. A cold front approaching southern Chile-Argentina should produce rain showers across the region through tomorrow.

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