Giancarlo Gelpi

Senior Mission Advisor Giancarlo Gelpi worked for Universal through January 2016. During his time at Universal, Giancarlo earned a reputation as a subject matter expert on all areas of trip support services, particularly obtaining challenging permits. Giancarlo, facilitated more than 8,000 global trip legs in his career, is known for his calm, steady demeanor and sense of humor, which have helped him build a rapport with civil aviation officials around the globe on behalf of his clients. He has also shared his expertise on international operations with many industry publications.

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BizAv Ops to Argentina – Part 2: Operating Considerations

BizAv Ops to Argentina – Part 2: Operating Considerations

Additional considerations must be kept in mind when conducting business aircraft operations to remote or domestic airports in Argentina. It’s important, also, to be aware of visa requirements and reciprocity fees for this region.

October 12, 2015 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops to Argentina – Part 1: Restrictions & Permit Requirements

BizAv Ops to Argentina – Part 1: Restrictions & Permit Requirements

Argentina is a fairly straightforward operating environment for General Aviation (GA), with manageable permit processes and no cabotage issues. However, allow for additional planning lead time to ensure best aircraft parking options and to complete all permit processes and requirements.

October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Taiwan Landing and Overflight Permits for Business Aircraft Operators

Taiwan Landing and Overflight Permits for Business Aircraft Operators

While landing permits for Taiwan are fairly straightforward for business aircraft operators, there are lead times to be mindful of. Be aware that overflying Taiwan will impact your ability to land in China – and vice versa. Always give yourself plenty of time to assemble required documentation and sponsor information when requesting Taiwan permits. The […]

July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Bolivia Landing and Overflight Permit Process Becoming Stricter

Bolivia Landing and Overflight Permit Process Becoming Stricter

Bolivia has become stricter on landing and overflight permit requirements and lead times over recent months. If you are a business aircraft operator who travels in this region, it’s recommended that you work with your 3rd-party provider to confirm permit lead times, as well as specific documentation and procedural requirements. Below is an overview of […]

December 23, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Airport Slots 101 for Business Aviation: Understanding Airport Slot Types and Processes

Airport Slots 101 for Business Aviation: Understanding Airport Slot Types and Processes

Airport slots are required at many busy locations worldwide, and request formats differ depending on the destination. While the airport slot request process usually goes very smoothly, it’s important to be aware of procedural requirements and assorted airport slot nuances. Best practice is to operate within the approved slot times and deviations and avoid multiple […]

September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Understanding General Aviation Clearance Request (GCR) Airport Slots

Understanding General Aviation Clearance Request (GCR) Airport Slots

There are several different airport slot request formats in use worldwide that impact business aircraft operations. By not being aware which format is applicable to your destination, you may face airport slot request rejections. Best practice is to always confirm the airport slot request format for your destination airports in advance and be aware that […]

February 11, 2013 | 4 Comments More
Demystifying Venezuelan Landing Permits and Overflights

Demystifying Venezuelan Landing Permits and Overflights

On July 17, 2012, requirements for Venezuelan landing permits changed – in a positive way. It’s now possible, in many cases, to operate to Venezuela without a landing permit. However, for operations that still do require landing permits, the process remains the same. Despite long lead times and rigorous documentation requirements, landing permits can be […]

September 6, 2012 | 2 Comments More