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Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Additional Operating Considerations

Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Additional Operating Considerations

One of the most prosperous countries in South America, Chile is an important and frequent destination for business operators. Rounding out our series on business aircraft ops to Chile, in this article we’ll cover some remaining miscellaneous items that you’ll be to be aware of before…

August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Venice Film Festival 2017: Best Travel Options for General Aviation

Venice Film Festival 2017: Best Travel Options for General Aviation

The Venice International Film Festival (VIFF), dating right back to 1932, is one of today’s three major world film festivals and draws significant general aviation (GA) traffic each year. To ensure best possible options in terms of parking, crew accommodation and support services it’s best to…

August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Flight Planning and Weather

Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Flight Planning and Weather

While flight plan filing for Chile is fairly straightforward, there are some requirements and regulatory nuances business aircraft operators need to be aware of in order to maximize operating flexibility to this region…

August 9, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Executive Security in Business Aviation: Part 3 – Weapons Considerations

Executive Security in Business Aviation: Part 3 – Weapons Considerations

Unfortunately, it’s not practical to hire executive protection type-licensed to carry and use weapons at all worldwide locations. In order to conform to various country and local requirements you’ll usually need to hire local armed executive protection personnel, for each…

August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Fuel & Security

Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Fuel & Security

While Chile offers competitive fuel options at most larger airports, and general aviation (GA) uplifts are normally on time, be aware of potential delays during peak airport hours. For example, at Santiago (SCEL) commercial peak periods are 0700-0900 and 1800-2100 local and…

August 2, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Executive Security in Business Aviation: Part 2 – Security Specifics

Executive Security in Business Aviation: Part 2 – Security Specifics

It’s always important to consider security risks at planned destinations and, when needed, to obtain advance intelligence briefs and organize executive protection services. Be sure to use trusted and well vetted security providers in order to mitigate security risks as much as…

July 31, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Airport Slots & Permits

Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Airport Slots & Permits

For general aviation (GA), Chile is an easier operating environment than many other regions of the world. Airport slots are normally not a factor, and permit revisions are straight-forward. However, to avoid permit and slot complications it’s always best to submit your requests…

July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Executive Security in Business Aviation: Part 1 – General Considerations

Executive Security in Business Aviation: Part 1 – General Considerations

Executive security – personal protection for passengers and crew – is often required depending on the type of flight operation and destination. Additional considerations come into play when operating internationally. In most cases, foreign nationals will not be permitted to bring guns or…

July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: CIQ Clearance

Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: CIQ Clearance

Customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) clearance in Chile either takes place within a fixed-base operator (FBO) or at a main terminal, depending upon your airport of entry. It’s important to note that clearance requirements differ when you have more than 19 passengers onboard…

July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Bizav Ops to LABACE 2017 in Sao Paulo – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ & Local Area

Bizav Ops to LABACE 2017 in Sao Paulo – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ & Local Area

Permit considerations and lead times vary depending on if you’re making one or more stops in Brazil. If you plan to clear customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) at an airport of entry (AOE) in Brazil and continue on to Congonhas (SBSP), the domestic permit requirement, and…

July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Ground Handling & Additional Services

Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Ground Handling & Additional Services

Chile stretches almost 2700 miles in length, between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, and is one of the most prosperous countries in South America. When setting up ground handling here we recommend 24 hours advance notification to ensure customs, immigration and agriculture…

July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Bizav Ops to LABACE 2017 in Sao Paulo – Part 1: Airports, Parking, Handling & Planning Tips

Bizav Ops to LABACE 2017 in Sao Paulo – Part 1: Airports, Parking, Handling & Planning Tips

The annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) takes place Aug 15-17 this year at Congonhas (SBSP). This marks the 15th year this major global aviation event has taken place. Higher than normal general aviation (GA) traffic is expected during this period…

July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Operating to Chile – Part 1: Airports, Ground Handling & Parking

Operating to Chile – Part 1: Airports, Ground Handling & Parking

Stretching down the west coast of South America, Chile is a country where some 90% of the 18 million population lives in the middle third of the territory, around Santiago. The far north, close to the Atacama Desert, and the extreme south are relatively unpopulated. Most general…

July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Permit Requirements for Business Aviation: Part 2 – Basic Considerations

Permit Requirements for Business Aviation: Part 2 – Basic Considerations

There are a number of basic permit considerations that must be taken into account by both private non-revenue and charter operators during the trip planning phase. “Know before you go” is always the best policy…

July 3, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Aviation Weather Tips: All You Need to Know about Ceilings

Aviation Weather Tips: All You Need to Know about Ceilings

Ceilings at arrival and departure airports – measured cloud base height relative to the ground – impact business aircraft operations around the world. Conditions are most significant when sky is totally obscured and particularly when local terrain is also a factor. Ceilings impact visual flight rule (VFR) and instrument flight rule (IFR) operations differently, and […]

June 28, 2017 | 0 Comments More
An Industry Message from our Chairman

An Industry Message from our Chairman

NEW UPDATE: Please check out the following fact sheet “Myths vs. Facts” on this issue produced by NBAA. It’s time to move and take action! Control of the FAA and ATC is under siege by the Airlines to unilaterally gain control, lower the priority, and restrict access of Business Aviation in the United States. This […]

June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Permit Requirements for Business Aviation: Part 1 – Changing Requirements Around the World

Permit Requirements for Business Aviation: Part 1 – Changing Requirements Around the World

For business aircraft operators, permit and documentation requirements continue to change and tighten around the world. While these changing requirements generally apply more to charter (non-scheduled commercial) than to private non-revenue operations, it’s important to…

June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops Planning: Confederations Cup Final 2017 in Moscow – Part 2: Permit, Slots & Local Area

BizAv Ops Planning: Confederations Cup Final 2017 in Moscow – Part 2: Permit, Slots & Local Area

For travel to Confederations Cup host cities during this period (June 17 and July 2), airport slots and landing permits will need to be requested as soon as possible. Once airport slot and permit approvals have been obtained it’s best to avoid last minute revisions as this could very well…

June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Panama – Part 2: Permits & CIQ

Business Aircraft Ops to Panama – Part 2: Permits & CIQ

For a permit and documentation perspective Panama is an easy and friendly operating environment. Landing permits can usually be processed quickly, and permit revisions are seldom an issue. Keep in mind the customs and immigration procedures when traveling through…

June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Trip Planning: G20 Summit in Hamburg: Airports, Alternates, Parking & Special Considerations

BizAv Trip Planning: G20 Summit in Hamburg: Airports, Alternates, Parking & Special Considerations

The G20 Summit takes place July 7-8, hosted in Hamburg as the culmination of the German G20 presidency. A large turnout of diplomatic/VIP flights are expected, together with support flights carrying delegations/equipment. Business aircraft operators traveling to Hamburg (EDDH)…

June 20, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Transiting Papua New Guinea – Operational Tips for Bizav

Transiting Papua New Guinea – Operational Tips for Bizav

The independent state of Papua New Guinea is located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean and shares an island with the Indonesian province of West Papua. While Port Moresby (AYPY) is the primary destination for most general aviation (GA) operations to Papua, the country also has many domestic airfields available. Operators heading to Papua need to […]

June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Panama – Part 1: Airports, Handling & Local Area

Business Aircraft Ops to Panama – Part 1: Airports, Handling & Local Area

Panama is a welcoming operating environment for general aviation (GA) with full handling, support services, aviation fuel and credit arrangements available at larger destinations. However, additional planning and caution is advised to ensure all needed support services will…

June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops Planning: Confederations Cup FIFA Final 2017 in Russia – Part 1: Airports, Parking, Alternates & CIQ

BizAv Ops Planning: Confederations Cup FIFA Final 2017 in Russia – Part 1: Airports, Parking, Alternates & CIQ

The 2017 Confederations Cup is a quadrennial international men’s football tournament organized by FIFA. It takes place at four host cities in Russia between June 17 and July 2. Due to expected heavy traffic congestion availability of general aviation (GA) parking, support services and crew accommodations are expected to be in very limited supply…

June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments More
When to Hire Your Own Supervisory Agent for Remote Bizav Ops – Part 2

When to Hire Your Own Supervisory Agent for Remote Bizav Ops – Part 2

Many options are available for business aircraft operators within the realm of supervisory agent services. The agent may fly with you onboard the aircraft or reposition in advance to your arrival airport. Depending on your preferences and needs, there are different costs associated to such…

June 12, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Head of State Flights – Part 2: Permit and Service Considerations

Head of State Flights – Part 2: Permit and Service Considerations

The process of obtaining permits and coordinating aircraft services for Head of State operations differs from conventional general aviation (GA) flights due to the nature of these types of operations. And these types of flights are often very short notice. Fortunately, local airport…

June 7, 2017 | 0 Comments More
When to Hire Your Own Supervisory Agent for Remote Bizav Ops – Part 1

When to Hire Your Own Supervisory Agent for Remote Bizav Ops – Part 1

When operating to a secondary, domestic-only, or remote international airport, you often are faced with the challenge of working with ground handlers who are not as experienced in handling business aircraft and/or cannot provide the level of support business aircraft operators…

June 5, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Head of State Flights – Part 1: Special Considerations

Head of State Flights – Part 1: Special Considerations

When operating Head of State flights throughout the world special planning and day of operation considerations are involved. These additional considerations impact everything from special permit procedures to ground services coordination…

May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning: 2018 Winter Games in Korea – Part 2: Permits, Airport Slots, CIQ & Local Area

Business Aviation Trip Planning: 2018 Winter Games in Korea – Part 2: Permits, Airport Slots, CIQ & Local Area

While South Korea is normally a straight-forward and easy operating environment for business aviation—from the perspective of obtaining permits, airport slots and parking approvals—you’ll be dealing with a higher level of demand and more competition among operators during …

May 29, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Paris Air Show 2017 Flight Ops – Part 2: Permits, CIQ & Local Area

Paris Air Show 2017 Flight Ops – Part 2: Permits, CIQ & Local Area

This year’s Paris Airshow runs June 19-25. If you are planning on operating your business aircraft into the Paris area during this time, there are you operational requirements you need to be aware of. Start by reading part 1 on this series if you…

May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments More
2017 St Petersburg International Economic Forum – Part 2: Permits, Slots, Visas & Cabotage

2017 St Petersburg International Economic Forum – Part 2: Permits, Slots, Visas & Cabotage

The 21st St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) takes place June 1-3. As permits and airport slots are needed for all general aviation (GA) operations to St. Petersburg (ULLI), it’s best to begin setting this up as soon as schedule is known. Operators should consider additional…

May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments More