Larry Williams

Larry Williams is an expert on charter operations and currently serves as a Master Trip Owner on the Charter Management Team with Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. Larry, who holds a bachelor's degree in aviation science, has facilitated more than 8,000 trip legs since joining Universal in 2007. Larry has been a featured speaker at the annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference and is currently working to complete his pilot's license.

Larry can be reached at larrywilliams@univ-wea.com.

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Asian Flight Permit Requirements 101 – Part 2: Revisions and Cabotage Considerations

Asian Flight Permit Requirements 101 – Part 2: Revisions and Cabotage Considerations

Permit revisions are often more challenging and restrictive within the Asian operating environment. Best practice is to ‘know before you go’ in terms of what is, and what is not, possible in terms of permit revisions and schedule changes…

March 6, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Asian Flight Permit Requirements 101 – Part 1: General Considerations

Asian Flight Permit Requirements 101 – Part 1: General Considerations

Be prepared to deal with numerous permits requirements when traveling to and within Asia. You can expect that overflight and landing permits are needed for both private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations. You’ll deal with various complexities in the…

February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Document Intensive Charter Destinations for Business Aviation: Part 3 - Other Regions

Document Intensive Charter Destinations for Business Aviation: Part 3 – Other Regions

When it comes to charter aircraft operations, there are permit approval anomalies to be aware of here and there around the world – including mandated security plans and provision of unique documentation. It’s recommended to always review such considerations with your 3rd-party provider well in advance of travel.

February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Document Intensive Charter Destinations for Business Aviation: Part 2 - European Region

Document Intensive Charter Destinations for Business Aviation: Part 2 – European Region

Europe is an operating environment where charter aircraft operators typically require permits, but private operators generally do not. This can impact flexibility of operations and last minute schedule change possibilities for operators on charter.

February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Document Intensive Charter Destinations for Business Aviation: Part 1 - Basic Considerations

Document Intensive Charter Destinations for Business Aviation: Part 1 – Basic Considerations

For charter (non-scheduled commercial) operators it can be more challenging traveling to some countries and regions than others, from the documentation and permit perspective. It’s always best to work with your 3rd-party provider, well in advance of day of operation, to confirm all applicable permit/documentation requirements.

February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Central and South Asia Bizav Ops – Part 2: Airport and Local Considerations

Central and South Asia Bizav Ops – Part 2: Airport and Local Considerations

When conducting business aircraft operations into secondary airports in the Central and South Asian region, it’s important to confirm availability of aircraft support services as well as security, in-flight catering, and credit availability well in advance […]

September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Central and South Asia BizAv Ops – Part 1: Landing and Overflight Permits

Central and South Asia BizAv Ops – Part 1: Landing and Overflight Permits

When you travel to and through Central and South Asia – a.k.a. “the ‘Stans”: Afghanistan, , Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan – there are a number of considerations to be aware of. Many popular destinations exist within this region, but there are permit, lead time […]

September 9, 2015 | 0 Comments More
International Aviation Insurance Requirements: Part 2 – Complying with Local Mandates

International Aviation Insurance Requirements: Part 2 – Complying with Local Mandates

Business aircraft operators can avoid potential for operational delays and permit denials by verifying specific local insurance requirements in advance and adapting their policies accordingly. There are typically specific items mandated by each country that must be included in insurance documentation […]

June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments More
International Aviation Insurance Requirements: Part 1 – Local Requirements

International Aviation Insurance Requirements: Part 1 – Local Requirements

While standard worldwide insurance will cover most business aircraft operators in most parts of the world, there are regions and countries that mandate specific additional insurance requirements. Without this specific coverage, landing permits may be denied, and operations will be delayed. The following is an overview of what you need to know: 1. Specific country […]

June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Stage 2 Aircraft Operations – Part 2: Operating Basics

Stage 2 Aircraft Operations – Part 2: Operating Basics

More and more airports are barring/restricting Stage 2 operations. This presents a range of growing challenges for business aircraft operators of Stage 2 equipment when flying internationally […]

January 7, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Stage 2 Aircraft Operations – Part 1: Rules & Limitations

Stage 2 Aircraft Operations – Part 1: Rules & Limitations

Stage 2 aircraft face operating limitations/restrictions in many parts of the world. It’s important, therefore, for operators of Stage 2 aircraft to make themselves aware of all applicable noise restrictions early in the trip planning phase.

December 31, 2014 | 0 Comments More
A Guide to Business Aviation Operation to the Caribbean (Just in time for the busy holiday season)

A Guide to Business Aviation Operations to the Caribbean (Just in time for the busy holiday season)

The Caribbean encompasses 30 territories – including sovereign states, overseas territories, and dependencies. Of the 700 islands, reefs, and cays in this region, a couple of dozen destinations are always popular with the business aviation community. During peak travel season each year […]

December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Insurance Considerations for International Ops

Business Aviation Insurance Considerations for International Ops

Standard worldwide insurance is sufficient for many areas of the world – but not all. There are insurance wording and format nuances to be aware of here and there internationally. A small formatting inconsistency, for example, may cause your landing permit for Hong Kong to be denied. Likewise, when operating to some Latin American countries, […]

January 8, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Aircraft Noise Restrictions – What You Need to Know

Aircraft Noise Restrictions – What You Need to Know

Operators of Stage 2 aircraft are restricted, or forbidden, from operating to certain airports in many different regions. Restrictions may also apply if you’re operating a Stage 2 aircraft hush-kitted to Stage 3 standards. Best practice is to check on noise restrictions for each airport you plan to operate to in order to avoid issues […]

July 8, 2013 | 0 Comments More
4 Airport Slots and PPRs to Pay Attention to in Asia

4 Airport Slots and PPRs to Pay Attention to in Asia

This aviation blog post is part of a series on airway and airport slots. Procedures for obtaining airport slots and Prior Permissions Required (PPRs) vary worldwide. In Asia, they have their own unique characteristics. It’s best to work with an experienced 3rd-party provider in advance to understand regulations or request format requirements, including applicable slot […]

February 7, 2012 | 0 Comments More
5 Airport Slots and PPRs to Pay Attention to in Europe

5 Airport Slots and PPRs to Pay Attention to in Europe

This aviation blog post is part of a series on airway and airport slots. When you travel to Europe, requesting airport slots and making Prior Permission Required (PPRs) – as well as requests for revisions – can be a complex process. This is especially true in high-traffic areas and when schedule changes become necessary. Procedures […]

February 6, 2012 | 0 Comments More
10 Potentially Challenging International Permits for Business Aviation Operators

10 Potentially Challenging International Permits for Business Aviation Operators

This aviation blog post of part of a series on overflight permits and landing permits. Overflight and landing permits vary in complexity and lead time. It depends on the region of the world you’re flying to and the type of operation you’re doing. Charter (non-scheduled commercial) permits usually require additional documentation and lead time, involve […]

January 18, 2012 | 5 Comments More