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Why Most Airplane Sales Never Make It to Closing

Why Most Airplane Sales Never Make It to Closing

As many fellow aircraft brokers can attest, this career can be a lucrative way to earn a living, but can also become frustrating at times. In attempt to sell an aircraft, many in the industry seek the shortest route to closing a sale and miss the opportunity to successfully complete the aircraft closing. Excited about the prospect of closing the deal…

September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Transiting Malaysia: Part 1 – Airports & Local Area

Transiting Malaysia: Part 1 – Airports & Local Area

Malaysia is a relatively straight-forward, easy, operating environment with limited documentation requirements. Overflight permits are not necessary for most operations, and currently there are no Stage II noise restrictions. While there are no strict cabotage limitations…






September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Nigeria: Recent Fueling Issues & Considerations

Business Aircraft Ops to Nigeria: Recent Fueling Issues & Considerations

Due to a number of factors – including economic turmoil, civil unrest and strikes – issues with aviation fuel availability, credit and pricing in Nigeria have escalated over recent months. Fuel availability/pricing has become more unpredictable than usual in this region. For any planned fuel uplifts in Nigeria it’s recommended that operators take additional steps […]

September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Kuala Lumpur - Which Airport to Choose

Kuala Lumpur – Which Airport to Choose

Corporate traffic to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia remains strong with steady movements. Both area airports, available to general aviation (GA), are convenient and good options although each has its pros and cons to consider. The following is an overview of what you need to know: 1. Kuala Lumpur has three airports Although Simpang (WMKF) is not […]

September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Paris Fall Fashion Week 2016: Business Aviation Tips for Success

Paris Fall Fashion Week 2016: Business Aviation Tips for Success

Paris Fall Fashion Week 2016 runs Sep 27 – Oct 5 and takes place at multiple venues in central Paris. The Spring (Feb/Mar) and Fall (Sept/Oct) Fashion Week periods are always a busy period in Paris for business and leisure travel. During this time, you can expect preferred options for…






September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops Tips: African Air Expo 2016 - Traveling to Accra

BizAv Ops Tips: African Air Expo 2016 – Traveling to Accra

The first major aerospace and aviation exhibition in Western Africa takes place Oct 24-26, 2016 at Accra Kotoka Intl (DGAA). This event brings major players in the aviation industry together, from throughout Africa and the international community, and is expected to draw significant general aviation (GA) traffic to the region. For any travel to Accra, […]

September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Guidelines for Managing the Flight Planning Process: Part 2 of 2

Guidelines for Managing the Flight Planning Process: Part 2 of 2

Each country has different regulations and requirements that must be adhered to as to when, where and how to file a Flight Plan (FPL) as well as revising flight plans…






September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Operating to Colombia – Part 3: Planning Tips

Operating to Colombia – Part 3: Planning Tips

Authorities in Colombia are strict on documentation requirements governing business jet operations in the country, so if you are operating there, make sure all required information/documentation are provided. Also, it’s important to ensure passengers and crew have required visas and sufficient validity on passports to cover length of stay…






September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Guidelines for Managing the Flight Planning Process: Part 1 of 2

Guidelines for Managing the Flight Planning Process: Part 1 of 2

The process of filing and revising flight plans, as well as the validity periods of flight plans, differs by country. For some locations and regions this information may be more difficult to obtain. For destinations outside your home country/region, it’s often best to work with your 3rd-party…






September 5, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Fuel Alert: Fuel Shortages in Nigeria

Fuel Alert: Fuel Shortages in Nigeria

As a result of the currency devaluation currently taking place in Nigeria, recurring fuel shortages are being reported across the country, particularly in Abuja (DNAA), Port Harcourt (DNPO) and Lagos (DNMM). Fuel suppliers across Nigeria are not able to keep an adequate supply of fuel on hand, leading to recurring shortages. It is recommended that […]

September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Operating to Colombia – Part 2: Permit Considerations

Operating to Colombia – Part 2: Permit Considerations

When traveling to Colombia, you’ll need to consider landing permits as well as overflight permits for surrounding countries. While the landing permit process for Colombia is fairly straightforward, there are particular documentation requirements and procedures to be…






August 31, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops to Jakarta: Picking the Right Airport

BizAv Ops to Jakarta: Picking the Right Airport

Located on the NW coast of the island of Java, Jakarta is one of the most populous cities in SE Asia and a frequent destination for business aircraft. When conducting missions here, the first considerations in choosing an airport should be aircraft parking availability, convenience to the passenger’s destination, and aviation fueling arrangements. The following […]

August 29, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Operating to Colombia – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Slots

Operating to Colombia – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Slots

General aviation (GA) operators travel to Colombia for both business and leisure, and traffic to this region remains steady. While the operating environment here is much more straight-forward and less onerous compared to other countries in the region such as Venezuela…






August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Regulatory Update: Hong Kong Slots & Parking

Regulatory Update: Hong Kong Slots & Parking

For business aircraft operators, obtaining airport slots for Hong Kong (VHHH) had been a somewhat relaxed process in the past. There were no penalties, for example, for not using a confirmed slot, and operators were often able to depart VHHH without an airport slot. This all changes on September 1, 2016 with new regulatory requirements […]

August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments More
LABACE 2016: Business Aircraft Operations to Brazil

LABACE 2016: Business Aircraft Operations to Brazil

There are many operating requirements to consider when traveling to Brazil, and this information can change at a moment’s notice. With the 2016 Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) taking place next week, we thought it would be useful to compile recent articles on business aircraft operations to Brazil. See recent articles on […]

August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Presidential TFRs – Impact on Bizav: Part 2 – Dealing with TFR Restrictions

Presidential TFRs – Impact on Bizav: Part 2 – Dealing with TFR Restrictions

In order to experience the least potential operational impact from a Presidential Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR), always check the FAA website – beginning 72 hours prior to time of operation. Note that during VIP TFR closures you may need to revise your schedule, to operate…






August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Bizjet Ops to the Cape Verde Islands – Part 2: Permits, Visas and Health Considerations

Bizjet Ops to the Cape Verde Islands – Part 2: Permits, Visas and Health Considerations

Always ensure that you have appropriate landing and overflight permits for business aircraft operations to, or over, the Cape Verdes Islands. If you’re landing at any airport other than Sal Island (GVAC) or Praia (GVNP) it’s recommended that all services you require are confirmed in advance…






August 15, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizJet Planning Tips: B20 & G20 Summits in Hangzhou, China

BizJet Planning Tips: B20 & G20 Summits in Hangzhou, China

The first G20 Summit hosted by China takes place in Hangzhou on Sept 4 – 5. Every year, this event generates an influx of private flights for the host city—including Head of State and VVIP flights. This year’s G20 will be no different…






August 11, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Presidential TFRs – Impact on Bizav: Part 1 – Closure Areas and Restrictions

Presidential TFRs – Impact on Bizav: Part 1 – Closure Areas and Restrictions

Presidential Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) are put in place for U.S. presidential and vice presidential movements within the U.S. As these impose closures that impact general aviation (GA) movements, it’s important to understand TFR implications as well as the various nuances associated with regulatory compliance…






August 10, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Bizjet Ops to the Cape Verde Islands – Part 1: Top Tips & Considerations

Bizjet Ops to the Cape Verde Islands – Part 1: Top Tips & Considerations

The Cape Verde Islands, officially the Republic or Cabo Verde, is a collection of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. While the Cape Verde Islands are seldom destination stops, the strategic location of this island group offers attractive tech stop opportunities for business aircraft operators…






August 8, 2016 | 0 Comments More
LABACE 2016 – Part 2: Permits, Airport Slots & PPRs

LABACE 2016 – Part 2: Permits, Airport Slots & PPRs

Be aware of additional traffic heading to Brazil during the 2016 Brazil Summer Games (August 5-September 18) and LABACE 2016 (August 30-September 1) period and begin the trip planning process as far in advance as possible…






August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Planning Tips: 2016 Venice International Film Festival

BizAv Planning Tips: 2016 Venice International Film Festival

This year’s Venice International Film Festival (or the Venice Film Festival) runs August 31 – September 10 at the Lido Venice. It is the oldest film festival in the world, founded in 1932, and comprises one of the “Big Three” film festivals alongside the Berlin International Film Festival…






August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments More
LABACE 2016 – Part 1: Airports, Parking, CIQ & Local Area

LABACE 2016 – Part 1: Airports, Parking, CIQ & Local Area

The Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) takes place two weeks later than usual this year, due to the 2016 Brazil Summer Olympics, and will run August 30 – September 1 at Sao Paulo Congonhas (SBSP). As all airports in the Sao Paulo area are expected…






July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments More
OPS UPDATE | 2016 Brazil Summer Games - Part 2: : Flight Planning, Parking & CIQ

OPS UPDATE | 2016 Brazil Summer Games – Part 2: : Flight Planning, Parking & CIQ

Flight planning to Brazil will be somewhat more complex and involved during the Summer Games period (August 5-September 18). Parking at primary airports and especially Galeao, Rio de Janeiro (SBGL) will be in high demand…






July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Ops Planning for High-Traffic GA Events – Part 2: Contingency Planning

Ops Planning for High-Traffic GA Events – Part 2: Contingency Planning

While there’s almost always a way to set up a short notice general aviation (GA) flight to any major high-traffic event, the best options and the most hassle free experience are available to those who plan early and have Plan B contingency options in place…






July 20, 2016 | 0 Comments More
OPS UPDATE | 2016 Brazil Summer Games - Part 1: Airport Slots and Hub Airports

OPS UPDATE | 2016 Brazil Summer Games – Part 1: Airport Slots and Hub Airports

We’re a little more than a month out from the 2016 Brazil Summer Games, and authorities are now publishing additional information pertinent to operations to Brazil—and, especially, Galeao, Rio de Janeiro (SBGL)…






July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Ops Planning for High-Traffic GA Events – Part 1: Preplanning Tips

Ops Planning for High-Traffic GA Events – Part 1: Preplanning Tips

When high-traffic events—such as certain international sporting, political, economic and religious events—take place, additional challenges come into play when planning general aviation (GA) operations. This is especially true for events that bring in an influx of GA traffic…






July 13, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Security Planning for the 2016 Brazil Game – Part 2: Security Briefs and Executive Protection

BizAv Security Planning for the 2016 Brazil Game – Part 2: Security Briefs and Executive Protection

Effectively mitigating security risks for travel to the 2016 Brazil Summer Games (August 5-September 18) involves recognizing potential risks and threats well prior to day of operation. It’s suggested that operators undertake rigorous assessments of what passengers and crew will be…






July 11, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland

Business Aircraft Ops to 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland

The 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC), July 18-23, will bring significant increases in general aviation (GA) traffic to the Cleveland area. While options will always be available for short notice or last minute trips we recommend making arrangements as early as possible in order to secure the best aircraft parking and accommodation options..






July 7, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Ops Update for Cuba: Part 2 - Visas, Support Services & Credit

Business Aviation Ops Update for Cuba: Part 2 – Visas, Support Services & Credit

While general aviation (GA) operations to Cuba can often be coordinated and set up fairly quickly, it’s important not to overlook any required trip planning or day of operation details. This includes obtaining visas, keeping detailed records of your activities in Cuba and making advance credit arrangements…






July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments More