Jimmy Young

Sheng "Jimmy" Young worked for Universal until September 2016. While at Universal, he served in several positions, including Master Trip Owner in Trip Support Services and Country Manager for Universal Aviation China – Beijing. A native of China, Jimmy is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

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BizJet Planning Tips: B20 & G20 Summits in Hangzhou, China

BizJet Planning Tips: B20 & G20 Summits in Hangzhou, China

The first G20 Summit hosted by China takes place in Hangzhou on Sept 4 – 5. Every year, this event generates an influx of private flights for the host city—including Head of State and VVIP flights. This year’s G20 will be no different…

August 11, 2016 | 0 Comments More
ABACE 2016 Special: BizAv Ops to Shanghai - Part 2: Permits, CIQ and Local Area

ABACE 2016 Special: BizAv Ops to Shanghai – Part 2: Permits, CIQ and Local Area

Landing permits for China are being processed faster than they were just a few years ago, and the application process is now easier with sponsor letter requirements no longer in place for most operations to the country. Still, it’s important for operators to be mindful of operating restrictions, such as limitations on permit revisions and adherence to departure slot times…

March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments More
ABACE 2016 Special: BizAv Ops to Shanghai - Part 1: Airport Considerations

ABACE 2016 Special: BizAv Ops to Shanghai – Part 1: Airport Considerations

The 2016 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) takes place April 12 – 14. With 8500 business leaders and trade delegates converging on the Shanghai Hongqiao (ZSSS) venue, this will be a busy event and one which will impact aircraft parking and operational considerations at ZSSS…

March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments More
2015 IAAF World Championship in Beijing: Top Operational Considerations

2015 IAAF World Championship in Beijing: Top Operational Considerations

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) biennial World Championship takes place Aug 22-30 in Beijing. Primary event venue is the National Stadium, also known as the “Bird’s Nest,” north of the city. While we do not anticipate crew accommodation issues, it’s recommended to […]

August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Update: Aircraft Parking Restrictions in Beijing, China

Update: Aircraft Parking Restrictions in Beijing, China

As of May 1, 2015, new parking restrictions went into effect at Beijing (ZBAA). These changes will impact many General Aviation (GA) operations to the Beijing area. If you have a need to stay in Beijing more than 24 hours, it’s recommended that alternate parking destinations be considered […]

June 16, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Chinese 2015 Grand Prix – Part 2: Slots, Documentation & Local Area

Chinese 2015 Grand Prix – Part 2: Slots, Documentation & Local Area

Operators to China must ensure that appropriate lead times are considered when requesting permits and slots. Be aware that documentation requirements and opportunities to revise schedules can be particularly strict when traveling to China […]

April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Chinese 2015 Grand Prix – Part 1: Shanghai Airport & Parking Options

Chinese 2015 Grand Prix – Part 1: Shanghai Airport & Parking Options

The 2015 Chinese Grand Prix takes place April 10-12 at Shanghai. The Shanghai International Circuit, located about a 45-minute drive from central Shanghai, features a 5.451-kilometer (3.39-mile) track. This is a highly popular regional event, so it’s important to organize aircraft support and travel arrangements […]

March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Guide to Flight Ops Into Shanghai for ABACE 2015 – Part 2: Landing Permits, Slots, & Visas

Guide to Flight Ops Into Shanghai for ABACE 2015 – Part 2: Landing Permits, Slots, & Visas

For General Aviation (GA) operations to the Shanghai area during the 2015 Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE) period, it’s important to ensure that airport slots and landing permits are obtained well in advance. Be aware of permit revision limitations in China as you’ll normally not be able to make […]

March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Guide to Flight Ops Into Shanghai for ABACE 2015 – Part 1: Airports & Parking

Guide to Flight Ops Into Shanghai for ABACE 2015 – Part 1: Airports & Parking

The 2015 Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE) will take place April 14-16 at Shanghai Hongqiao (ZSSS). Since its relaunch in 2012, ABACE has been widely regarded as the premier tradeshow event for business aviation in the Asia-Pacific region. This year’s ABACE is expected to attract over 8,000 attendees […]

March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Understanding Beijing Aircraft Parking: Part 3 – Alternate Recommendation – Tianjin (ZBTJ)

Understanding Beijing Aircraft Parking: Part 3 – Alternate Recommendation – Tianjin (ZBTJ)

If you need to keep your business aircraft in the Beijing area longer than 48 hours, it’s best to operate to Tianjin (ZBTJ) and either travel to central Beijing by ground or drop passengers at Beijing (ZBAA) and reposition to ZBTJ […]

October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Understanding Beijing Aircraft Parking: Part 2 – Permits, Airport Slots, and Services

Understanding Beijing Aircraft Parking: Part 2 – Permits, Airport Slots, and Services

For business aircraft operators traveling to China, it’s important to plan on sufficient lead time to obtain overflight and landing permits, as well as secure any required airport slots. Planning a trip to Beijing (ZBAA) is more involved than at most airports in China as airport slots are always required […]

October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Understanding Beijing Aircraft Parking: Part 1 – Changes to GA Parking Rules

Understanding Beijing Aircraft Parking: Part 1 – Changes to GA Parking Rules

Beijing (ZBAA) has experienced aircraft parking issues over the last few years. Recently, new restrictions were added limiting length of aircraft parking stays for General Aviation (GA) at this location. It’s now more important than ever to consider and confirm ZBAA parking options as early […]

October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Tianjin, China: Part 2 – Permits, Visas and CIQ

Business Aircraft Operations to Tianjin, China: Part 2 – Permits, Visas and CIQ

Tianjin (ZBTJ), the preferred general aviation alternate for Beijing (ZBAA), is a straightforward destination in terms of airport access and operating flexibility. However, due diligence in permit and documentation pre-planning is important in ensuring smooth and delay-free operations […]

September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Tianjin, China: Part 1 - Airport Basics

Business Aircraft Operations to Tianjin, China: Part 1 – Airport Basics

Tianjin (ZBTJ) is the preferred alternate airport for Beijing (ZBAA). It’s a good place to reposition if you require longer-term parking and additional operating flexibility. As ZBAA becomes more and more congested and restrictive, the ZBTJ option has been growing in popularity with many international business aircraft operators. The following is an overview of what you need to know when operating to ZBTJ.

September 23, 2014 | 1 Comment More
ABACE 2014 Prep: Business Aviation Operations to Shanghai, China

ABACE 2014 Prep: Business Aviation Operations to Shanghai, China

The Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) takes place April 15-17, 2014, in Shanghai, with the aircraft static display located at Hongqiao (ZSSS). For business aircraft operators traveling to China – and particularly to the Shanghai area – during ABACE, there are several trip planning considerations to be mindful of […]

March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments More
China Overflight and Landing Permits – Part 2: Permit Considerations

China Overflight and Landing Permits – Part 2: Permit Considerations

Business aircraft operators planning flights to domestic and/or military airports in China are subject to longer lead times than those applicable to Airports of Entry (AOEs). It’s important to be mindful of airport slot requirements and peak operating hour limitations at busier airfields in China […]

February 13, 2014 | 2 Comments More
China Overflight and Landing Permits – Part 1: Changes in Lead Times and Revisions

China Overflight and Landing Permits – Part 1: Changes in Lead Times and Revisions

If you have operated your business aircraft to China, you probably already know that landing and overflight permits are required for all private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations to China. However, operators now need to be aware of recent significant changes impacting China permit […]

February 6, 2014 | 5 Comments More
Considerations When Operating to Beijing

Considerations When Operating to Beijing

Beijing (ZBAA) is a busy airport with operating limitations that must be recognized. While the airport has become more business aviation-friendly (with the opening of a new General Aviation Terminal [GAT] in 2008), there remain restrictions to be mindful of in terms of permits, permit revisions and aircraft […]

March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments More
6 Marriott Hotels in Beijing

Navigating Local Culture in China: 6 Tips for Your First Business Aviation Trip

This aviation blog post is part of a series on operating to China and continues from our last post “9 Important Tips for Flight Planning into China.” China is a welcoming and safe operating environment for flight crews and passengers. Hotel quality at major centers is excellent. In outlying areas, however, hotel choices will be […]

March 14, 2012 | 1 Comment More
9 Important Tips for Flight Planning into China

9 Important Tips for Flight Planning into China

This blog post is part of a series on operating to China and continues from our last post “13 Things to Know About Overflight and Landing Permits in China“. While China continues to evolve into a more flexible operating environment, there remain a number of flight planning limitations, restrictions and weather issues to keep in […]

March 7, 2012 | 3 Comments More
13 Things to Know About Overflight and Landing Permits in China

13 Things to Know About Overflight and Landing Permits in China

February 6, 2014: To see the updated regulations regarding China permits, please see our articles: "China Overflight and Landing Permits – Part 1: Changes in Lead Times and Revisions" and "China Overflight and Landing Permits – Part 2: Permit Considerations." This business aviation blog post is part of a series on operating to China and […]

February 29, 2012 | 4 Comments More
Don't use taxis in China for pax/crew ground transportation

Flight Ops to China: Tips for Arranging Security, Ground Transport and In-flight Catering

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on operating to China and continues from our last post entitled: 8 Tips for Aircraft Ground Handling and Fueling in China. When operating to China, there are important considerations to keep in mind regarding security, ground transportation and in-flight catering services. To ensure a successful […]

February 22, 2012 | 2 Comments More
Credit cards can't be used to puchase aviation fuel in China

8 Tips for Aircraft Ground Handling and Fueling in China

Ground handling and aviation fuel services in China are generally of a very high standard, particularly at major destinations. With steady increases of business aviation activity to China and a growing locally based fleet, investments have been made recently in support infrastructure, and aviation fuel credit can be arranged across the country…

February 15, 2012 | 2 Comments More
10 Must-Knows About Airport Operations and Customs When Flying into China

10 Must-Knows About Airport Operations and Customs When Flying into China

While China is a different operating environment than North America or Europe – in terms of airport ops, FBOs and clearing CIQ – operators seldom experience problems. Your service provider, and local handler, can help you ensure a timely and smooth process. Take the time to research your particular destinations as airport and CIQ procedures can vary airport to airport.

February 8, 2012 | 4 Comments More