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Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: CIQ Information

Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: CIQ Information

When conducting business aircraft operations to Aruba, be aware of flight plan lead times, procedures, and flight plan revision policies. While schedule changes and delays can be easily accommodated, it’s always best to coordinate flight plan changes with your ground handler […]

July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Peru – Part 2: Destination Tips

Business Aircraft Ops to Peru – Part 2: Destination Tips

While the vast majority of business aircraft traffic to Peru is destined for Lima (SPIM), frequent general aviation movements also take place to Cusco (SPZO), Iquitos (SPQT), Arequipa (SPQU), and Pisco (SPSO). It’s important to understand operating restrictions and opportunities […]

July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Best Practices for Business Aircraft Ops in Asia

Best Practices for Business Aircraft Ops in Asia

Over recent years it’s become generally easier to transit and land within the Asian region, but there are still many important issues to be aware of. Permit lead times, visa requirements, and local operating restrictions have the potential to complicate business aviation missions to this region for the unprepared. The following is an overview of […]

June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments More
UPDATE: Procedural Changes for Customs at Sao Paulo (SBGR) – Part 3: Operating Considerations

UPDATE: Procedural Changes for Customs at Sao Paulo (SBGR) – Part 3: Operating Considerations

Apart for new gen dec requirements and procedural changes for customs at Sao Paulo Guarulhos (SBGR), the operating environment has not changed. It’s best to work with your 3rd-party provider, well in advance of travel, to confirm all required documentation and information […]

June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: Permits, PPRs, Flight Planning, Weather & NOTAMS

Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: Permits, PPRs, Flight Planning, Weather & NOTAMS

Permit requirements are virtually nil for Aruba. If you’re conducting any sort of special aircraft operations – experimental flights or flight testing in the local area – be sure to work with your ground handler to provide appropriate reporting to local authorities […]

June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Peru – Part 1: Permits, Visas & Restrictions

Business Aircraft Ops to Peru – Part 1: Permits, Visas & Restrictions

Permits, permit lead times, and mandated documentation are all important considerations for any business aircraft flight to Peru. Especially when you travel to smaller or secondary airports, it’s important to budget additional time in the pre-trip planning process […]

June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More
12 Tips for Business Aircraft Operations in Kuwait

12 Tips for Business Aircraft Operations in Kuwait

Kuwait is primarily a business aircraft destination rather than a tech stop. This region is somewhat less strict, in terms of operating requirements and cultural norms, than some other locations in the area. Still, there are operating considerations to keep in mind and issues that have the potential to […]

June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More
UPDATE: Procedural Changes for Customs at Sao Paulo (SBGR) – Part 2: Gen Decs & Documentation

UPDATE: Procedural Changes for Customs at Sao Paulo (SBGR) – Part 2: Gen Decs & Documentation

Sao Paulo Guarulhos (SBGR) has enhanced and expanded gen dec reporting and customs clearance procedural requirements. As these requirements are unique to SBGR, there’s potential for business aircraft operators to fall into non-compliance status. For example, if you leave an undeclared […]

June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: Catering, Cars, Pets & Guns

Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: Catering, Cars, Pets & Guns

For business aircraft operations to Aruba (TNCA), consider additional lead times when making arrangements for in-flight catering and ground transport. Also, there are additional lead times and restrictions associated with bringing pets and/or weapons into the country […]

June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More
International Aviation Insurance Requirements: Part 2 – Complying with Local Mandates

International Aviation Insurance Requirements: Part 2 – Complying with Local Mandates

Business aircraft operators can avoid potential for operational delays and permit denials by verifying specific local insurance requirements in advance and adapting their policies accordingly. There are typically specific items mandated by each country that must be included in insurance documentation […]

June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Update: Aircraft Parking Restrictions in Beijing, China

Update: Aircraft Parking Restrictions in Beijing, China

As of May 1, 2015, new parking restrictions went into effect at Beijing (ZBAA). These changes will impact many General Aviation (GA) operations to the Beijing area. If you have a need to stay in Beijing more than 24 hours, it’s recommended that alternate parking destinations be considered […]

June 16, 2015 | 0 Comments More
UPDATE: Procedural Changes for Customs at Sao Paulo (SBGR) – Part 1: New Requirements

UPDATE: Procedural Changes for Customs at Sao Paulo (SBGR) – Part 1: New Requirements

There have been recent customs clearance procedural changes implemented at Sao Paulo Guarulhos (SBGR). These changes impact General Aviation (GA) operations, and it’s important to understand the finer points, in terms of the new requirements. These new policies at SBGR mirror […]

June 15, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: Ground Handling and Security

Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: Ground Handling and Security

Aruba (TNCA) is an excellent tech stop for business aircraft operations and offers a high standard of service for destination stops. Aircraft parking can fill up during busy periods, so at times you may need to drop and go. For best results, it’s always best to pre-notify your ground handler […]

June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments More
International Aviation Insurance Requirements: Part 1 – Local Requirements

International Aviation Insurance Requirements: Part 1 – Local Requirements

While standard worldwide insurance will cover most business aircraft operators in most parts of the world, there are regions and countries that mandate specific additional insurance requirements. Without this specific coverage, landing permits may be denied, and operations will be delayed. The following is an overview of what you need to know: 1. Specific country […]

June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments More
HOW TO: Arranging Pakistan Landing and Overflight Permits

HOW TO: Arranging Pakistan Landing and Overflight Permits

When you request landing and overflight permits for Pakistan, it’s important to allow for official lead time, as well as provide all required documentation/information. In the majority of cases, permits for Pakistan are not difficult to obtain for most business aircraft operators. The following is an overview of what you need to know: 1. What […]

June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments More
6 Tips for Planning Aircraft Operations to Remote Locations

6 Tips for Planning Aircraft Operations to Remote Locations

When operating a business aircraft to remote locations, begin your trip planning as far in advance as possible, talk with other operators who’ve been to the location, gather information on service availability, and always have backup plans in place in the event you experience unanticipated situations. If adequate ground handling support is not available at […]

June 8, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: Airport Ops

Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: Airport Ops

Be aware of airport hours and document requirements when operating to Aruba (TNCA). There will be times during the high season when overnight parking may not be available and you’ll need to consider a drop and go […]

June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Singapore via Seletar: Part 2 – Airport Procedures

Business Aircraft Ops to Singapore via Seletar: Part 2 – Airport Procedures

While Singapore is a welcoming and efficient destination for General Aviation (GA) operations, there are certain requirements/procedures to keep at the top of your mind when operating to WSSL […]

June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Successfully Managing North Atlantic Tracks: Part 2 – Flying the Tracks

Successfully Managing North Atlantic Tracks: Part 2 – Flying the Tracks

Applying for and revising North Atlantic Track (NAT) authority is a fairly straightforward and user-friendly process. Once you’re on the NATs, there are considerations to be mindful of and rules to be complied with. Some operators, due to performance capability of their particular business aircraft […]

June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Private Jet Ops to the U.S.: Part 2 – Procedural Considerations

Private Jet Ops to the U.S.: Part 2 – Procedural Considerations

When conducting operations to the U.S. in a non-U.S.-registered business aircraft, it’s always important to consider any local restrictions and/or operating procedures that may impact your flight. Be aware that charter (non-scheduled commercial) operators face additional procedural requirements […]

June 1, 2015 | 0 Comments More
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 […]

May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments More
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 […]

May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments More
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 […]

May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments More
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 […]

May 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More
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 […]

May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments More
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 […]

May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments More
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 […]

May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments More
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 […]

May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Operating to Panama – Part 1: Flight Permits and Approvals

Operating to Panama – Part 1: Flight Permits and Approvals

When you conduct business aircraft operation to Panama, it’s best to ensure that all appropriate documentation has been forwarded to your 3rd-party provider and/or local ground handler in advance. It’s also important to confirm visa requirements, in advance of day of operation, and to be aware of all permit issues […]

May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments More
The Operator’s Guide to the 2015 Paris Air Show – Part 2: Permits, CIQ, and Documentation

The Operator’s Guide to the 2015 Paris Air Show – Part 2: Permits, CIQ, and Documentation

The 51st International Paris Air Show runs June 15-21 at Le Bourget (LFPB), and this is a busy period for General Aviation (GA) traffic in the region. If you have already read our last article – covering airport options, parking, and ground services – now it’s time to get familiar with permit; Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) […]

May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments More