Additional planning and operational considerations come into play when ferrying aircraft – especially if you’re ferrying under an experimental permit. The goal of any business aviation trip is a seamless experience. Any oversight in terms of permits, arranging parking, and ferrying aircraft between airports can prove costly or cause a trip to be delayed. The […]
Guam, the largest island in Micronesia, is an organized unincorporated territory of the U.S.and one of five U.S. territories with an established civilian government. Business aircraft operators planning to fly to Guam need to be aware of certain operating considerations and paperwork requirements in order to ensure a smooth mission to this location. The following […]
Off-airport security should be top of mind for all visiting passengers and crew to Venezuela. Your ground handler and hotel will be able to arrange appropriate and safe local transportation.
For business aircraft operators, it’s important to be mindful of associated documentation requirements necessary in the visa application process. Your ground handler will be able to advise on all current requirements.
After pre-clearing Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Shannon (EINN), business aircraft operators may proceed directly to the U.S. However, you face certain limitations in terms of destination airports and post-landing procedures. It’s best to talk with your 3rd-party [...]
When operating to Caracas (SVMI) and other destinations in Venezuela, pre-planning service requests is always best practice. Due to high local demand, short-notice requests – particularly for jet fuel, secure transport, and in-flight catering – can be problematic.
Visa and associated documentation requirements differ enormously worldwide. As these requirements may change at a moment’s notice, business aircraft operators need to be careful not to slip up in this area. Visa issues can delay, alter, or scrub a planned international [...]
For business aircraft operators pre-clearing U.S. Customs at Shannon (EINN), it’s important to be aware of all aspects of the process prior to landing in order to avoid day-of-operation surprises and to ensure that the pre-clearance goes as smoothly and quickly as possible [...]
Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) procedures are relatively quick and trouble-free in Venezuela. For best results, however, there is no substitute for diligent pre-trip planning and awareness of regulatory nuances when operating to Venezuela [...]
Corporate and luxury travelers have so many options today that making a decision can be overwhelming. Sometimes, having too many options is just as bad as not having enough. To many, a trusted travel team can be a relief. This winning combination includes a reputable air charter [...]
With sufficient and effective pre-planning, large aircraft operations can be accomplished to most destinations worldwide without significant issues. Be sure to allow sufficient lead time for trip planning, consider all available options, and have a Plan “B” ready [...]
While there may have been some uncertainty in the past, Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is now clear on the requirement that all charter operations to the island have a charter permit. While the permit process at this location is not difficult, it’s important to be mindful of lead times and documentation requirements. The following […]
While charter operations should plan on extra lead time when operating to Spain, private flights face minimal procedural and/or documentation challenges. In most cases airport slots for Barcelona (LEBL) are easy to adapt when schedules need to be changed [...]
Large aircraft operations can present unique requirements and challenges in terms of trip pre-planning and day-of-operation considerations. To address these potential planning and support issues when operating large aircraft within North and Latin America [...]
Now that you understand the U.S. pre-clearance basics at Shannon, Ireland (EINN), there are general guidelines to be aware of when setting up U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) pre-clearance at EINN. Talk with your ground handler – they’ll walk you through [...]
Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and has become even more popular as a business and tourism destination over recent years. If you have a trip to this beautiful and culturally inspiring part of the world, it’s something to look forward to. Barcelona (LEBL) is an [...]
Flight attendants are responsible for many aspects of a flight, and one of those responsibilities is in-flight catering. One of the most important aspects of in-flight catering is food safety, which is critical to the well-being of both the passengers and crew.
With permits no longer required for most stays of up to 72 hours in Venezuela, traffic to Caracas (SVMI) and other major destinations has increased. This has also increased demand for ground handling services, fuel, secure transport, and 4th-party services. Ground handling and [...]
More and more General Aviation (GA) operators are taking advantage of pre-clearance services at Shannon, Ireland (EINN). This U.S. Customs pre-clearance option has been steadily enhanced over the years. With time involved to pre-clear now significantly reduced compared to a few years ago [...]
Permit changes that impact the permit application process for business aviation recently went into effect for Singapore. It’s important to be aware of lead times, required documentation, and permit processing nuances in order to ensure smooth operations to this increasingly popular [...]
While the Bahamas is a welcoming environment for business aviation, be aware that support services may be lacking at secondary airfields. When operating to remote airfields or to major airports during high season, it’s important to confirm fuel, services, and local ground handling availability. The following is an overview of what you need to know […]
Argentina is generally a safe and secure region with adequate General Aviation (GA) infrastructure and services available. Prior to any operation to Argentina, however, it’s always best to confirm hotel and local transport options well in advance of travel, as well as be aware of [...]
There’s no standard for airport security within the international operating arena. Each airport differs in terms of security infrastructure and procedures. Airport security, including secure parking options, also varies by the type of operation – commercial or General Aviation (GA) [...]
While landing permits for Taiwan are fairly straightforward for business aircraft operators, there are lead times to be mindful of. Be aware that overflying Taiwan will impact your ability to land in China – and vice versa. Always give yourself plenty of time to assemble required documentation and sponsor information when requesting Taiwan permits. The […]
If you currently have an aircraft for sale, lease, or charter, you want the most appealing photography of your aircraft’s interior and exterior. In previous articles, “Aviation Photography: Photographing the Interior of Your Business Aircraft [...]
Argentina has a number of unique procedures and requirements in terms of filing and revising flight plans. The most practical way for business aircraft operators to deal with flight plan filing/revisions when operating to Argentina is with the assistance [...]
To reduce risk and improve the success of your international trips, it is recommended for business aircraft operators to order security intelligence reports for international destinations they’ve not been to before or have not visited in more than 60 days. There are different types of reports [...]
A critical element in the flight planning process – particularly for longer-range missions – is the aviation weather brief. While standard aviation weather briefs vary in format and inclusions, certain information should always be available to crews – both for preliminary flight planning purposes and day of operation. The following is an overview of what […]
Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) are a type of Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) that can be issued at any time. These airspace restrictions can cause flights to be re-routed or delayed. Non-adherence to TFR procedures may result in your flight being intercepted or detained and/or crew interviewed by law enforcement personnel. The following is an overview […]