Test Your AVsavvy: Into and out of ZBAA (September 20)

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Suppose you have received a request for a trip to Beijing (ZBAA). The following is the information for your trip:

ETD ANCHORAGE / PANC 14 OCT / 1830 UTC
ETA BEIJING / ZBAA 15 OCT / 0200 UTC
ETD BEIJING / ZBAA 15 OCT / 0245 UTC
ETA HONG KONG / VHHH 15 OCT / 0515 UTC

AIRPORT INFORMATION

BEIJING (ZBAA):

UTC CONVERSION: + 8.00

OPERATING HOURS: 24 HOURS

PEAK HOURS: 0800-2200 LOCAL

DURING PEAK HOURS ONLY 15 MOVEMENTS FOR BUSINESS/PRIVATE AVIATION ARE ALLOWED. ONE CORPORATE AIRCRAFT CAN’T HAVE TWO MOVEMENTS DURING PEAK HOURS IN THE SAME DAY.

A. NORMAL PARKING AREA FOR A/C SMALLER THAN A GLEX IS THE SOUTHERN PARKING APRON AT THE CAPTIAL JET TERMINAL. AIRPORT FOLLOW-ME TRUCK WILL LEAD THE A/C TO THE PARKING POSITION. IF A/C STAY EXCEEDS 48 HRS THE AIRPORT MAY REQUIRE A/C TO STOP AT CAPITAL JET TERMINAL TO DROP-OFF PICK UP PASSENGERS, AND THEN REPOSITION FOR OVERNIGHT PARKING.

B. DUE TO AIRPORT PARKING APRON LIMITATIONS, PRIVATE A/C HAVE THE POSSIBILITY OF BEING REPOSITIONED. HANDLING AGENT MEETING FLIGHT ON ARRIVAL WILL INFORM CREW OF SITUATION.

C. ALL BUSINESS ACFT SHOULD HAVE THEIR OWN TOW BAR ON BOARD.

D. IN ADDITION TO FUEL PRICE THERE IS A FEE FOR USAGE OF THE FUEL TRUCK.

E. EXPECT POSSIBLE DELAYS ON DEP DUE TO COMMERCIAL A/C HAVING PRIORITY.

F. NO HANGAR SPACE IS AVAILABLE. PARKING IS AVAILABLE FOR FOREIGN REGISTERED AIRCRAFT.

G. ACCORDING TO CAAC REGULATION, CAPITAL AIRPORT/ZBAA CANNOT BE USED FOR TECH STOP OR CREW REST. CAAC MAY REQUIRE THAT ANOTHER LOCATION, SUCH AS ZBTJ/TIANJIN, IS USED AS A TECH STOP LOCATION INSTEAD OF ZBAA/BEIJING.

H. IF THE AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION CLASSIFICATION NUMBER IS BELOW A C3 (INCLUSIVE), YOU CANNOT OPERATE FOREIGN BUSINESS FLIGHTS TO THIS AIRPORT.

J. CHINA DOES NOT ALLOW TOURIST FLTS; MUST BE ARRANGED AS A BUSINESS FLIGHT. A SPONSOR LETTER WRITTEN IN CHINESE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL OPERATIONS INTO CHINA. SPONSOR CTC INFO IS SENT TO HANDLER. THE HANDLER WILL THEN CONTACT THE SPONSOR DIRECTLY FOR THE REQUIRED LETTER TO CAAC. WHEN THE LANDING PERMIT REQUEST AND SPONSOR LETTER HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED TO CIVIL AVIATION CHINA (CAAC), THE HANDLER WILL FOLLOW UP WITH CAAC ACCORDINGLY. THE SPONSORS ADDRESS MUST BE LOCATED IN ONE OF THE CITIES WHERE THE AIRCRAFT IS SCHEDULED TO OPERATE. AIRCRAFT MAY ALSO OPERATE TO OTHER CITIES WITHIN CHINA AS LONG AS THE SPONSOR IS ALSO LOCATED THERE.

HONG KONG (VHHH):

UTC CONVERSION: +8.00

OPERATING HOURS: 24 HOURS

SLOTS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL ARR/DEP OPS. THE 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 LOW 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 ARE NOT REQUIRED TO NOTIFY HKSCO FOR ON-THE-DAY EQUIPMENT CHANGES, ROUTE CHANGES, AND/OR OPS VARIATIONS TO ALLOCATED SLOTS.

ONLY SIGNIFICANT OPS VARRIATIONS WHICH AFFECT THE FOLLOWING DAY(S) WILL REQUIRE THE SUBMISSION OF SCR FOR THE RELEVANT PERIOD.

OPERATORS SHOULD STICK AS CLOSE TO APPROVED SLOT TIME AS POSSIBLE. HOWEVER, SLOTS ARE GENERALLY VALID FOR +/-15 MIN.

A SLOT CONFIRMATION NUMBER WILL NOT BE ISSUED.

HONG KONG REVERTED BACK TO CHINESE CONTROL ON 01 JUL 97, IS CONSIDERED A SPECIAL ADMINISTRATION REGION (CONTROLLED BY CHINA, BUT NOT PART OF CHINA) AND WILL OPERATE UNDER HONG KONG AUTHORITIES, NOT CHINESE AUTHORITIES. OPERATIONS TO HONG KONG FROM OTHER REGIONS OVERFLYING CHINA STILL REQUIRE A CHINESE OVERFLIGHT PERMIT, WHICH MUST BE OBTAINED SEPARATELY. ANY LANDING IN VHHH WILL REQUIRE A PERMIT FROM CAA HONG KONG.

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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