It’s been a few weeks since the NBAA 2014 International Operators Conference (IOC) took place in Tampa, Florida. During this event we spoke to many business aircraft operators who shared their questions regarding specific topics relevant to their operations. Below you will find a compilation of articles that cover some of the most popular topics discussed during the show:
1. Traveling to Mexico
There are many items an operator needs to consider when traveling to Mexico. Some of these items include Mexico Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS), SENEAM fees, and landing permits. With the ever-changing regulatory environment in Mexico, it’s always recommended that operators review the latest requirements prior to any travel to this country. More information regarding operations to Mexico can be found in these blog articles:
- Mexico APIS: Now Required for Business Aviation Flights
- Mexico’s SENEAM Fee and Business Aviation – Part One: Explaining SENEAM Fees
- Mexico’s SENEAM Fee and Business Aviation – Part Two: Paying SENEAM Fees
- Mexico Charter Operations: Landing Permits and Cabotage
- Operational Tips for Mexico – Landing Permits for Private Aircraft
- More articles can be found on our blog.
2. Regulatory requirements for travel to Europe
Over the last few years, we have seen different regulations being implemented in Europe. Some of these regulations include temporary importation, UK air passenger duty, Value-Added Tax (VAT), and EU-ETS. Each of these regulations has differing requirements and specific data that must be submitted. To learn more about these regulations, please see these blog articles:
- All About Temporary Importation of Business Aircraft into the EU
- 3 Must-Knows about Permanent Importation of Business Aircraft into the EU
- Operational Update: UK Air Passenger Duty Price Changes
- VAT articles focusing on exemption and recovery programs
- Aviation EU-ETS Changes – Part 1: Good News from the European Commission
- Aviation EU-ETS Changes – Part 2: Covered Areas, Calculations, and Exemptions
3. China landing permit requirements
There have been changes made to the landing permit process when traveling to China. Two important changes are the lead time and the number of revisions an operator is permitted to make. For this reason it’s very important to ensure that you prepare your passengers in advance to avoid multiple revisions that may affect your ability to travel here. More information on the revised China permit requirements can be found in these blog articles below:
- China Overflight and Landing Permits – Part 1: Changes in Lead Times and Revisions
- China Overflight and Landing Permits – Part 2: Permit Considerations
4. Traveling to Brazil for the World Cup
Many operators will be traveling to Brazil for the World Cup. Such operations will require advance pre-planning for airport slots, aircraft parking, and landing permits to name a few. Due to the high traffic expected throughout Brazil, it’s recommended that requests be submitted as soon as possible. For more information on traveling to the World Cup, please see our articles:
- Brazil World Cup 2014 Trip Planning Tips: Arrangements Should Be Made Now
- More articles can be found on our blog.
You may also find the latest information on traveling to Brazil during the World Cup on the Brazil 2014 Resource Center.
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About Christine Vamvakas
An FAA-Licensed Dispatcher, Christine Vamvakas is an expert in all areas of trip support services, including TSA Waivers, international visa requirements, aircraft fuel ranges, operations in Greece, and charter operations throughout Europe. A native of Greece, Christine is fluent in Greek and has more than a decade’s experience working in trip support services with Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. Having served as Master Trip Owner and Team Lead for Universal’s Charter Management Team, Christine has facilitated thousands of international trip legs and uses that experience in her role as Universal’s Operations Communications Manager. Christine holds a bachelor of science degree in business management and a master’s degree in business administration. Her expert commentary has been included in multiple business aviation publications. You can reach Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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