Adam Hartley

Universal® Team Manager for Universal's Charter Management Team Orange Adam Hartley has established himself as an expert at helping operators comply with charter regulations worldwide. Although he is best known for his EU-ETS knowledge, Adam's expertise extends to other areas of regulatory compliance issues, such as charter permits, cabotage regulations and more. Adam has been featured in numerous industry trade publications and has contributed guest editorials to Professional Pilot, BART, World Aircraft Sales and Altitudes. You can reach Adam at adamhartley@univ-wea.com.

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EASA Announces TCO Authorization – New Requirements for Business Aviation

EASA Announces TCO Authorization – New Requirements for Business Aviation

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has announced Third-Country Operator (TCO) authorization requirements for all non-European Union (EU)-registered commercial operators traveling to the EU. This new regulatory requirement impacts both […]

September 1, 2014 | 1 Comment More
What You Need to Know about CANPASS for Business Aviation – Part 2: Using CANPASS

What You Need to Know about CANPASS for Business Aviation – Part 2: Using CANPASS

Membership in CANPASS corporate or private aircraft programs offers significant advantages to participants and allows more flexible entry options into Canada. These programs, however, do have nuances and restrictions to consider. It’s best to talk directly with your 3rd-party provider or the […]

January 7, 2014 | 0 Comments More
What You Need to Know about CANPASS for Business Aviation – Part 1: What is CANPASS

What You Need to Know about CANPASS for Business Aviation – Part 1: What is CANPASS

The Canadian Passenger Accelerated Service System (CANPASS) is a series of Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) programs to expedite the border clearance process for frequent, low-risk, pre-approved travelers into Canada. If you fly your business aircraft to Canada frequently from the […]

December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Aviation EU-ETS Changes – Part 2: Covered Areas, Calculations and Exemptions

Aviation EU-ETS Changes – Part 2: Covered Areas, Calculations and Exemptions

Concerning the period 2014 to 2020, the European Commission (EC) proposes that the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS) continue to fully cover emissions from all flights between airports in the European Economic Area (EEA), including flights between airports in the EEA and airports in […]

November 27, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Aviation EU-ETS Changes – Part 1: Good News from the European Commission

Aviation EU-ETS Changes – Part 1: Good News from the European Commission

The European Union Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS) was launched in 2005 and is the largest emissions trading scheme in the world. General Aviation (GA) has been facing the prospect of rather onerous emissions tracking, verification and payments. Thanks to a recent change in stance by the European Commission (EC), the specter of "small emitters" actually […]

November 20, 2013 | 2 Comments More
Aviation EU-ETS Compliance Update – Carbon Credit Trading

Aviation EU-ETS Compliance Update – Carbon Credit Trading

In recent years, more and more layers of procedures and requirements have been added to aviation European Union Emission Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) compliance. The cost of compliance – particularly in terms of administration – can be somewhat high for many typical General Aviation (GA) flight departments. Whether managing your aviation EU-ETS administration on your own […]

August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Aviation EU-ETS Compliance Update – Essential Considerations

Aviation EU-ETS Compliance Update – Essential Considerations

Aircraft operators flying to, from and within European Union (EU) countries should be in compliance with the European Union Emission Trading Scheme (EU-ETS). While uncertainty remains among some operators regarding achieving EU-ETS compliance, there are resources available to ease compliance burdens. The following is an overview of what you need to know: 1. Operators without […]

August 19, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Aviation EU-ETS Update: Clarification on the EC Stopping the Clock Memo for Operators

Aviation EU-ETS Update: Clarification on the EC “Stopping the Clock” Memo for Operators

The Nov 12th memo on “Stopping the clock of ETS and aviation emissions” issued by the European Commission (EC) and subsequent new material include a lot of information and statements regarding aviation EU-ETS that should be reviewed carefully. 1. Initial information regarding the changes The EU Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard, has shown through […]

November 19, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Canadian Cabotage and Business Aviation: 6 Things you Need to Know (Aug. 15, 2012)

Canadian Cabotage and Business Aviation: 6 Things you Need to Know

Cabotage issues are taken seriously in Canada, and unauthorized business aviation aircraft movements may result in substantial penalties. The good news is that a wide range of private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) movements within Canada are possible under the current U.S.-Canada Open Skies policy. Best practice is to confirm in advance with your 3rd-party […]

October 30, 2012 | 1 Comment More
U.S. Customs for Non-U.S. Registered Charter Aircraft (Active Trip): Clearing U.S. Customs

U.S. Customs for Non-U.S. Registered Charter Aircraft (Active Trip): Clearing U.S. Customs

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on U.S. Customs for Non-U.S. Registered Charter Aircraft and continues from our previous post. For charter (non-scheduled commercial) aircraft operators, clearing U.S. customs involves additional documentation, procedures and lead times than it does for private non-revenue operators. Additional considerations come into play when operating a […]

June 5, 2012 | 0 Comments More
APIS, TSA and DOT Authorization Info for Non-U.S. Registered Business Aircraft

APIS, TSA and DOT Authorization Info for Non-U.S. Registered Business Aircraft

For business-aviation operators, the Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) process is generally trouble-free, so long as the rules and requirements are well understood and followed. However, incorrect filings can result in delays and potential fines. It’s important to keep in mind that filing APIS does not negate the requirement to notify customs of your arrival. […]

May 31, 2012 | 4 Comments More
U.S. Customs for Non-U.S. Registered Charter Aircraft (Pre-Trip): Making U.S. Customs Arrangements

U.S. Customs for Non-U.S. Registered Charter Aircraft (Pre-Trip): Making U.S. Customs Arrangements

This business aviation blog post is the first part of a series on U.S. Customs for Non-U.S. Registered Charter Aircraft. The U.S. has a rigorous customs clearing process. Any errors in the APIS and customs set up and clearance process can result in operational delays and challenges to what should otherwise be a smooth inbound […]

May 29, 2012 | 2 Comments More
Administering Aviation EU-ETS and the Future State of the Program

Administering Aviation EU-ETS and the Future State of the Program

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on EU-ETS for business aviation and continues from our last post entitled: EU-ETS for Business Aviation: Implementation, Costs, and Risks of Non-Compliance. For business aviation operators, European Union Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS) requirements can be complex. Recent changes to the requirements have made them even […]

February 13, 2012 | 1 Comment More
EU-ETS for Aviation

EU-ETS for Business Aviation: Implementation, Costs, and Risks of Non-Compliance

This aviation blog post is part of a series on EU-ETS for business aviation and continues from our last post on EU-ETS 101: Introduction to EU-ETS for Business Aviation. Once you’ve registered an aircraft emissions monitoring plan with your assigned member state, you’ll need to track, monitor and report all applicable flight legs. Emissions reports […]

January 17, 2012 | 2 Comments More
EU-ETS for Business Aviation 101

EU-ETS 101: Introduction to EU-ETS for Business Aviation

This aviation blog post is part of a series on EU-ETS for Business Aviation. Despite media coverage indicating otherwise, the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS) is a program that must be adhered to. Compliance is mandatory if you want to fly to, from or within the EU. If you’re non-compliant, you run the risk […]

January 16, 2012 | 2 Comments More