Edmond Yuen

An expert on operations to Asia, Edmond Yuen has more than 10 years' experience in business aviation. Edmond, who currently serves as head of Universal® Trip Support Asia, is based in Hong Kong and is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English. Prior to joining Universal, Edmond served eight years as an operations manager for a major Asian charter company. Edmond's expertise in operations is recognized throughout the business aviation industry, and he is frequently requested to speak on panels at events such as the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exposition, as well as by industry publications. Edmond, who is a private pilot, can be reached at edmondyuen@univ-wea.com

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GA Airport Slots at VHHH – Latest Changes Affecting Operators

GA Airport Slots at VHHH – Latest Changes Affecting Operators

Although availability of general aviation (GA) airport slots for Hong Kong (VHHH) has become more restrictive, there are new regulatory issues to be mindful of beginning September 1, 2017. These changes have potential to further complicate airport slot management at this location. The following is an overview of what you need to know: 1. VHHH […]

August 28, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Regulatory Update: Hong Kong Slots & Parking

Regulatory Update: Hong Kong Slots & Parking

For business aircraft operators, obtaining airport slots for Hong Kong (VHHH) had been a somewhat relaxed process in the past. There were no penalties, for example, for not using a confirmed slot, and operators were often able to depart VHHH without an airport slot. This all changes on September 1, 2016 with new regulatory requirements […]

August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Operating to Hong Kong: Hotels, Local Transport, and Security

Business Aviation Operating to Hong Kong: Hotels, Local Transport, and Security

Hong Kong offers an attractive range of accommodation options for crews who are overnighting or just looking for a few hours rest. While it’s not normally problematic or overly expensive to book crew accommodations close to Hong Kong (VHHH) or in the central city district, there are times […]

February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Operating to Hong Kong: Flight Planning & Weather

Business Aviation Operating to Hong Kong: Flight Planning & Weather

When planning business aviation operations to Hong Kong (VHHH), be advised that procedures for filing flight plans differ from many other parts of the world. At this location it’s always important to have your ground handler involved with flight plan filing in order to avoid potential issues and help ensure on time departures.

February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Operating to Hong Kong: Permits & PPRs

Business Aviation Operating to Hong Kong: Permits & PPRs

As one of the world’s more congested airports, Hong Kong (VHHH) is constantly working to manage traffic flows and use ramp space effectively. Prior permission required (PPR) and landing permit requirements must always be at top-of-mind-awareness when operating your business […]

January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Operations to Hong Kong: Airport Slots

Business Aviation Operations to Hong Kong: Airport Slots

Obtaining airport slots for the times you desire can be a challenging proposition in the case of Hong Kong (VHHH). There are particular periods – including late at night and during long weekend and holiday periods – when slot availability is even more limited. For the most successful operation to VHHH […]

January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Operations to Hong Kong: Fuel, Security & Additional Services

BizAv Operations to Hong Kong: Fuel, Security & Additional Services

When operating to Hong Kong (VHHH), the general aviation terminal (GAT) provides complete and full aircraft handling and support services. This is a one-stop-shopping option with a single invoice at the end of the experience. While costs are high at this location, services provided are among the best you’ll find anywhere.

January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Operations to Hong Kong: Aircraft Ground Handling

BizAv Operations to Hong Kong: Aircraft Ground Handling

In order to travel to Hong Kong (VHHH) business aircraft operators need to ensure that services such as ground handling are arranged in advance. VHHH has a general aviation terminal (GAT) offering full aircraft support services, customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) clearance, fuel uplifts, and […]

January 7, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Hong Kong Parking & Slot Restrictions – Part 2: Parking & Services

Hong Kong Parking & Slot Restrictions – Part 2: Parking & Services

It’s becoming more and more difficult for business aircraft operators to secure long-term (anything beyond two days) parking at Hong Kong (VHHH). In most cases you’ll not be granted a parking stay in excess of two days, and you may only get one-night parking at this location […]

August 10, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Hong Kong Parking & Slot Restrictions – Part 1: VHHH Requirements & Airport Slots

Hong Kong Parking & Slot Restrictions – Part 1: VHHH Requirements & Airport Slots

Aircraft parking and airport slot issues have intensified at Hong Kong (VHHH) over recent years, and the situation continues to become more challenging. Today, we’re seeing more and more cases of General Aviation (GA) operators not being able to land or depart VHHH on the days […]

August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Hong Kong Aircraft Parking Update: Part 3 – Airport Operations, Alternates, and CIQ

Hong Kong Aircraft Parking Update: Part 3 – Airport Operations, Alternates, and CIQ

While business aircraft operators traveling to Hong Kong (VHHH) will face overnight parking denials from time to time, there are tips to keep in mind to improve your odds of securing aircraft parking. It’s always best to plan ahead and submit requests 30 days in advance […]

April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Hong Kong Aircraft Parking Update: Part 2 – Permits, PPRs, and Airport Slots

Hong Kong Aircraft Parking Update: Part 2 – Permits, PPRs, and Airport Slots

Landing permits, Prior Permissions Required (PPRs), and airport slots are needed for all travel to Hong Kong (VHHH). A trip to Hong Kong – involving multiple request procedures to various airport authority departments – requires more pre-planning than those to most other international locations […]

April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Hong Kong Aircraft Parking Update: Part 1 – Parking & PPRs

Hong Kong Aircraft Parking Update: Part 1 – Parking & PPRs

Arranging overnight aircraft parking continues to be a challenge at Hong Kong (VHHH) – even for operators based on the airfield. There are, however, steps you can take to improve success with parking requests. Keep in mind that if you need to relocate your aircraft, for overnight parking purposes, it may be necessary to consider […]

April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation in Vietnam – Part 2: CIQ, Documentation, and Ground Services

Business Aviation in Vietnam – Part 2: CIQ, Documentation, and Ground Services

For business aircraft operators with missions to Vietnam, it’s important to coordinate visa and Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) arrangements and additional ground services with your 3rd-party provider and ground handler in advance […]

November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation in Vietnam: Part 1 – Operational Tips

Business Aviation in Vietnam: Part 1 – Operational Tips

Vietnam is attracting an increasing number of business- and tourism-related General Aviation (GA) movements – primarily to three or four key locations. While GA infrastructure is somewhat restricted in Vietnam, and choices in ground handling services are limited, operations to this part […]

October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Operating to Hong Kong

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Operating to Hong Kong

For business aviation operators traveling to Hong Kong (VHHH), advanced planning is required, as well as knowledge of the operational challenges such as limited aircraft parking availability in the area. VHHH is a 24-hour airport with no curfews, and documentation requirements are very […]

April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Tips for Business Aircraft Operations to the Chinese Formula 1 Grand Prix

Tips for Business Aircraft Operations to the Chinese Formula 1 Grand Prix

This year’s Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix will be held April 12-14 at the Shanghai International circuit. Shanghai sees a lot of traffic for this event, and demand for business aviation and other travel- related services will run high. Best options, in terms of aircraft parking and hotel accommodations […]

March 13, 2013 | 0 Comments More