Test Your AVsavvy: Proposed schedule issues (May 17)

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Suppose you are planning your trip and the following is your schedule:

Registry: NXXXX

Aircraft type: GLF4

Type of flight: Private non-revenue

Crew: 3

Passengers: 3

ETD NARITA/RJAA 1 May / 2000Z = 2 May / 0500 local
ETA HONG KONG/VHHH 2 May / 0025Z = 2 May / 0825 local

The following is the departure and arrival point information:

RJAA Information

AIRPORT HOURS:

NORMAL HOURS 0600-2259 LOCAL
AIRPORT IS CLOSED 2300-0559 LOCAL

FOR DEPARTURE, ALL ACFT INCLUDING BUSINESS JETS MUST BE PUSHED BACK. THIS IS DUE TO INCREASED NUMBER OF PARKING SPOTS WHICH MADE EACH PARKING SPOT SPACE SMALLER. HANDLER WILL ARRANGE TOWBAR (EXCEPT VERY RARE ACFT) & TOW TRUCK. SOMETIMES A BIGGER SPOT IS AVAILABLE FOR BUSINESS JETS(EXCEPT BBJ) CAN TAXI OUT OF BY THEMSELVES.

SLOTS FOR ALL FLIGHTS OPERATING TO TOKYO NARITA MUST BE REQUESTED BY THE JAPANESE AGENCY NO LATER THAN THE LAST WORK DAY PRIOR TO THE 5TH OF THE PRIOR MONTH. SLOTS WILL BE ALLOCATED BY 15TH FOR OPS THE FOLLOWING MONTH. IF REQUEST IS NOT MADE BY THE 5TH, OPERATORS HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL AFTER ALLOCATIONS MADE AT 0800Z ON THE 15TH IN ORDER TO TAKE UP REMAINING SLOT AVAILABILITY OF THE SAME MONTH. THE TOTAL NUMBER OF SLOTS AVAILABLE PER DAY (615) IS SHARED WITH SCHEDULED AIRLINES. THERE ARE 3 SLOTS PER DAY FOR THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF GENERAL AVIATION. GENERAL AVIATION WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO USE ANY UNUSED SLOTS LEFT BY SCHEDULED AIRLINES. SLOTS VALID +/-1 HOUR. ALL SLOT TIMES CONFIRMED ARE IN ZULU/UTC TIME.

AIRPORT OPERATIONAL HOURS: 24 HRS; HOWEVER, NO TAKE OFF OR LANDING SHALL BE PERMITTED DURING THE HOURS FROM: 1400-2100 UTC/2300-0600 LT. FOR DEPARTING INT’L GENERAL AVIATION FLIGHTS, THE EARLIEST DEPARTURE TIME IS 2200 UTC/0700 LT DUE TO AIRPORT FACILITIES & CUSTOMS OPEN AT 0600 LT AND CUSTOMS CLEARANCE WILL NOT TAKE PLACE UNTIL AFTER THAT TIME.

STAGE 2 AIRCRAFT CANNOT OPERATE AT THIS AIRPORT. ALL AIRCRAFT OPERATING TO JAPAN MUST BE ICAO STAGE 3 (0R ABOVE) CERTIFIED.

VHHH Information

AIRPORT HOURS: 24 HOURS

STAGE 2 AIRCRAFT ARE BANNED FROM THIS AIRPORT.

THIRD PARTY INSURANCE IS RQRD FOR ALL OPERATORS TO HONG KONG.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT GENERAL AVIATION AND BUSINESS AVIATION AIRCRAFT ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR A PARKING STAND FROM THE AAHK AT LEAST 72 HOURS PRIOR TO OPERATING TO THIS AIRPROT. YOUR TEAM CAN MAKE THE NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS. THE FOLLOWING FLIGHTS ARE EXEMPT FROM PPR: EMERGENCY, STATE AIRCRAFT, MILITARY FLIGHTS, HUMANITARIAN, AND TECHNICAL FLIGHTS.

THE HONG KONG AIRPORT HAS A PROCEDURE THAT INVOLVES ALL FLIGHT PLANS BEING INPUT VIA COMPUTER LINK DIRECT INTO THE ATC SYSTEM. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE GROUND HANDLING COMPANY TO SEE THAT THIS IS DONE.

SLOTS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL ARR/DEP OPS. LANDING PERMIT WILL NOT BE ISSUED UNTIL BOTH SLOTS ARE CONFIRMED. “TBA” IS NOT AN ACCEPTABLE TIME FOR ARR/DEP. LANDING PERMIT WILL NOT BE GRANTED. EXCEPTIONS EMERGENCY LANDINGS, STATE, MILITARY, HUMANITARIAN AND TECHNICAL FLIGHTS. TEST, TRAINING AND DEMONSTRATION FLIGHTS ARE LOWER PRIORITY FOR SLOT ALLOCATION. SLOT REQUEST MUST REFLECT THE 5-MINUTE INTERVAL RULE. PLEASE ROUND ETA/ETD UP OR DOWN TO NEAREST 5 MIN. OPERATORS SHOULD STICK AS CLOSE TO APPROVED SLOT TIME AS POSSIBLE. HOWEVER, SLOTS ARE GENERALLY VALID FOR +/-15 MIN.

Based on the above information, which option below is correct? Answer below and come back next Friday to see if you got the answer right!

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