Keith Foreman

With more than two decades of experience at Universal and even more as an air traffic controller in the United States Air Force, Master Trip Owner Keith Foreman has extensive experience in business aviation operations. Keith, who has facilitated more than 19,000 trip legs, is also an expert on the Middle East, having lived in the region for several years. Keith’s reputation and knowledge have earned the praise of industry associations such as the National Business Aviation Association, where he is regularly asked to give presentations on regional operational issues in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Keith, who has an associate’s degree in aeronautical science, is also frequently interviewed in a variety of industry publications both domestically and internationally. Keith can be reached at keithforeman@univ-wea.com.

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Business Aircraft Ops to Military and Joint Use Civil/Military Airfields: Part 2 – Airport Examples

Business Aircraft Ops to Military and Joint Use Civil/Military Airfields: Part 2 – Airport Examples

In some cases, military airports offer attractive options for general aviation (GA) operators for being able to get closer to the passenger destination. With adequate advance trip preparation, working with your trip support provider and local ground handlers, it’s possible to access a fairly…

January 16, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Military and Joint-Use Airfields: Part 1—General Considerations

Business Aircraft Ops to Military and Joint-Use Airfields: Part 1—General Considerations

Military and military/civilian joint-use airfields are occasionally used by general aviation (GA). Keep in mind that these locations often have unique requirements and procedures for processing permits. Particularly in the case of military airfields, there are usually additional…

January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Ops Update for Cuba: Part 2 - Visas, Support Services & Credit

Business Aviation Ops Update for Cuba: Part 2 – Visas, Support Services & Credit

While general aviation (GA) operations to Cuba can often be coordinated and set up fairly quickly, it’s important not to overlook any required trip planning or day of operation details. This includes obtaining visas, keeping detailed records of your activities in Cuba and making advance credit arrangements…

July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Ops Update for Cuba: Part 1 – Regulatory Considerations

Business Aviation Ops Update for Cuba: Part 1 – Regulatory Considerations

Over the past year we’ve seen quite a few changes in terms of easing of restrictions for N-registered general aviation (GA) operations to Cuba. While there’s been no real regularity to updates from the U.S. side, and Cuban authorities tend to not always announce regulatory changes in advance, operating restrictions continue to ease…

June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Operating to Cuba: Latest Regulations for Business Aviation

Operating to Cuba: Latest Regulations for Business Aviation

General aviation (GA) travel to Cuba with U.S.-registered aircraft and crew is opening up and becoming more user-friendly. However, this is still a highly-regulated operating environment. Regulatory changes that went into effect January 27 ease and facilitate private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations to Cuba – but only for certain approved types of GA flights…

March 2, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Planning: 2015 G20 Summit in Antalya Turkey

BizAv Planning: 2015 G20 Summit in Antalya Turkey

The 2015 G20 Summit in Turkey will be the 10th annual meeting of top heads of state. The event takes place in the country’s southwestern city of Antalya, November 15-16. In order to secure preferred aircraft parking and hotel accommodations during this busy period, it’s important to begin trip planning arrangements as soon as schedule […]

October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments More
UPDATE: Cuban Ops - What BizAv Operators Need to Know

UPDATE: Cuban Ops – What BizAv Operators Need to Know

Effective July 22, 2015, a final rule issued by the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) removed Cuba from the U.S. state-sponsored terrorism risk list. While pre-existing license requirements for general aviation (GA) operations to the island still exist, operating conditions […]

September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments More
12 Tips for Business Aircraft Operations in Kuwait

12 Tips for Business Aircraft Operations in Kuwait

Kuwait is primarily a business aircraft destination rather than a tech stop. This region is somewhat less strict, in terms of operating requirements and cultural norms, than some other locations in the area. Still, there are operating considerations to keep in mind and issues that have the potential to […]

June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Saudi Arabia

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Saudi Arabia

For business aircraft operators, missions to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are easy to facilitate with sufficient advance planning. There are, however, issues to consider in terms of permits, visas, and sponsor letter requirements. Particularly for first-time operators to the region, it’s important to work with your 3rd-party provider and ground handler early in the […]

November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Trip Planning Tips: Ops to Abu Dhabi for the 2014 Air Expo and Yacht Show

Trip Planning Tips: Ops to Abu Dhabi for the 2014 Air Expo and Yacht Show

Two major upcoming events in Abu Dhabi will attract increased General Aviation (GA) activity and put additional pressure on GA infrastructure. The Abu Dhabi Air Expo takes place February 25-27 at Bateen (OMAD), and the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show follows right on its heels March 1-3. The Air Expo will have the greater impact on […]

February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Preparing for the Abu Dhabi Business Air Expo

Preparing for the Abu Dhabi Business Air Expo

Held in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Abu Dhabi Business Air Expo is dedicated to Middle East business aviation and attracts trade visitors primarily from within the region. Here is some information to help you with your planning: 1. When does OMAD Business Air Expo 2013 take place? Dates […]

February 12, 2013 | 0 Comments More
10 Important Things to Remember When Flying to the Middle East

10 Important Things to Remember When Flying to the Middle East

Because of recent events in the Middle East and their coverage by the news media, some business aircraft operators are re-evaluating corporate travel to this area. While there are definitely some issues to be aware of, requiring additional pre-trip and security planning, business aviation traffic to the region has remained relatively stable. The Middle East […]

December 11, 2012 | 0 Comments More
10 Popular Airports in the Middle East for Business Aircraft Operators – Part 2 of 2

10 Popular Airports in the Middle East for Business Aircraft Operators – Part 2 of 2

This business aviation blog post is part two in a series on popular airports in the Middle East for business aircraft operators. Many good stops are available in the Middle East for business aircraft operators, with 24-hour operations, credit, and full support services. In our previous post, we discussed 5 popular airports in the Middle […]

June 20, 2012 | 1 Comment More
10 Popular Airports in the Middle East for Business Aircraft Operators – Part 1 of 2

10 Popular Airports in the Middle East for Business Aircraft Operators – Part 1 of 2

This business aviation blog post is part one in a series on popular airports in the Middle East for business aircraft operators. Many good airports for tech stops and overnights are available in the Middle East for business aircraft operators, with 24-hour operations, credit, and full support services. Be mindful of landing and overflight permit […]

June 11, 2012 | 1 Comment More
Flying to the Middle East: 7 FAQs by Business-Aviation Operators

Flying to the Middle East: 7 FAQs by Business-Aviation Operators

The Middle East is a straightforward and relatively easy operating environment for the well prepared business aviation operator. With adequate pre-trip planning, the problems that can surface from time to time are almost always avoidable. We recommend you always double-check all required documentation and confirm that permit requirements are met. Cultural considerations are especially important […]

February 20, 2012 | 0 Comments More