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Business Aircraft Ops in the Philippines – CIQ and Security

Business Aircraft Ops in the Philippines – CIQ and Security

For most airports in the Philippines, other than at Manila (RPLL), business aircraft crew members and passengers will clear Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) in the main terminal. It’s important to have all required visas, as well as evidence of necessary vaccinations […]






July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Turkey Overflight Permit Changes – Part 2: Processing Permit Exemptions

Turkey Overflight Permit Changes – Part 2: Processing Permit Exemptions

Even if you do not currently have an overflight of Turkey planned, it’s a good idea to apply for this permit exemption well in advance. Having it will give your business aircraft ongoing approval for unlimited overflights through Turkish airspace with only the requirement of filing a flight plan […]






July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments More
SENEAM Fees for Travel to or over Mexico – Part 2: Dealing with a SENEAM Suspension

SENEAM Fees for Travel to or over Mexico – Part 2: Dealing with a SENEAM Suspension

When applying for a Mexican permit, you will not be notified of any outstanding Servicios a la Navegacion en el Espacio Aereo Mexicano (SENEAM) fees. Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC) only processes landing permits and is not notified in advance of business aircraft operators […]






July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments More
LABACE 2015 Fly-In Prep: Permits, Flight Planning, and Local Area

LABACE 2015 Fly-In Prep: Permits, Flight Planning, and Local Area

As discussed in Part 1 of this article series, this year’s Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) takes place August 11-13 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In our last article, we covered airports; parking; and customs, immigration, and quarantine for business aircraft […]






July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops in the Philippines – Top Considerations

Business Aircraft Ops in the Philippines – Top Considerations

Unique considerations exist for business aircraft operations to the Philippines, and it’s important to plan on sufficient permit lead time. The Philippines comprises over 7,000 islands, and Manila is the most common destination for General Aviation (GA) movements […]






July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Turkey Overflight Permit Changes – Part 1: Good News for Bizav

Turkey Overflight Permit Changes – Part 1: Good News for Bizav

Requirements for Turkey overflights eased significantly on April 2, 2015 – at least for most general aviation operators. As a result of regulatory changes, operators of most private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) aircraft can now obtain the right to overfly Turkey without an overflight permit […]






July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments More
SENEAM Fees for Travel to or over Mexico – Part 1: Calculating Fees & Managing Payments

SENEAM Fees for Travel to or over Mexico – Part 1: Calculating Fees & Managing Payments

Servicios a la Navegacion en el Espacio Aereo Mexicano (SENEAM) fees are incurred when operating within Mexican airspace and when using airports outside of normal operating hours (overtime). These fees cover navigation services such as NAV aids, radio services, radar surveillance, etc. […]






July 21, 2015 | 0 Comments More
LABACE 2015 Fly-In Prep: Airports, Parking, and CIQ

LABACE 2015 Fly-In Prep: Airports, Parking, and CIQ

This year’s Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) takes place August 11-13 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. LABACE is the largest business aviation event in Latin America, attracting General Aviation (GA) flight departments, trade professionals, and exhibitors […]






July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments More
FAA’s Data Comm Program: Overview and Effects for Operators

FAA’s Data Comm Program: Overview and Effects for Operators

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Data Comm program will change how operators receive flight plans and, to a certain extent, the manner in which flight plans are uplinked. It’s important to be aware of these changes as they went into effect as of June 2015 […]






July 16, 2015 | 0 Comments More
UPDATE: CIQ Services Now Available at Van Nuys (KVNY)

UPDATE: CIQ Services Now Available at Van Nuys (KVNY)

After a hiatus of almost 14 years, Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) services have been reinstated at Van Nuys (KVNY). While this is very good news for business aviation operators planning international arrivals into KVNY, there are certain limitations to be mindful of. The following is an overview of what you need to know: 1. […]

July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Preparing for the Brazil Summer Games – Part 2: Permits, Slots, and Operating Restrictions

Preparing for the Brazil Summer Games – Part 2: Permits, Slots, and Operating Restrictions

The 2016 Brazil Summer Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro on August 3-21. This will be followed by the Paralympic Games, held in Rio de Janeiro September 7-19. Last week, we discussed planning for airports and ground services. In this article we will discuss permits […]






July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Bizjet Operations into Singapore – Part 2: Permits and CIQ

Bizjet Operations into Singapore – Part 2: Permits and CIQ

While Singapore is a welcoming business aviation operating environment with good services and facilities, there are permit requirements to consider for charter (non-scheduled commercial) and certain private non-revenue operators. Additionally, be aware of the customs and […]






July 13, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: Fuel & Hotels

Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: Fuel & Hotels

For business aircraft operations into Aruba, fuel and hotel planning are pretty straightforward. Fuel services at Aruba (TNCA) are generally efficient for both destination and tech stops; however, you may encounter delays during peak hours or with short-notice requests […]






July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Coffee and Tea Services Aloft: Elevate the In-flight Passenger Experience

Coffee and Tea Services Aloft: Elevate the In-flight Passenger Experience

While a seemingly mundane consideration, coffee and tea services aloft are an important part of the overall in-flight passenger experience. It’s always best to offer a range of different coffee/tea options and to consider creative options, in terms of beverage preparation and service aloft […]






July 8, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Preparing for the 2016 Brazil Summer Games – Part 1: Airports and Services

Preparing for the 2016 Brazil Summer Games – Part 1: Airports and Services

Athletes from around the world will meet in Brazil next year for the 2016 Brazil Summer Games. Rio de Janeiro will host the event August 3-21. This will be followed by the Paralympic Games, held in Rio de Janeiro September 7-19. We expect General Aviation (GA) movements to Brazil to be particularly high during the Summer Games period […]






July 7, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Bizjet Operations into Singapore – Part 1: Airports, Slots & Parking

Bizjet Operations into Singapore – Part 1: Airports, Slots & Parking

Business aviation traffic is up in Singapore over recent years, and this trend will continue. While the airport slot and parking situation is still very manageable, increasing competition for limited aviation support infrastructure should be anticipated […]






July 6, 2015 | 0 Comments More
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