Laura Everington

With more than 20 years' experience in the aviation services industry, most in the regulations arena, Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. Sr. Manager, Government and Industry Affairs Laura Everington is recognized as one of the business aviation industry's preeminent authorities on all U.S. and international regulations. Laura serves as a liaison to all the key regulatory bodies, including Customs and Border Protection, the Transportation Security Administration, and the Federal Aviation Administration, all of which regularly consult her for her opinion on rules creation. A naturally gifted orator, Laura, who joined Universal in 1990, is one of the industry's most requested and respected speakers. By her own estimate, she has presented at more than 100 industry events around the globe on a variety of regulatory topics. She has also given countless interviews to the most read and respected business aviation trade publications. Laura, who is an acting member of the National Business Aviation Association's Security Council, can be reached at lauraeverington@univ-wea.com.

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U.S. Cabotage Restrictions – non-U.S. Business Aircraft Considerations

U.S. Cabotage Restrictions – non-U.S. Business Aircraft Considerations

Cabotage restrictions have an impact on operations of non-U.S. registered business aircraft within the U.S. These rules and limitations, however, are often not well understood by general aviation (GA) operators. Consequences of non-compliance include Department of Transport (DOT) findings of violations, and potential order to cease and desist, as well as civil penalties of up […]

October 31, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Update: Temporary Importation of Aircraft into the EU – New Developments

Update: Temporary Importation of Aircraft into the EU – New Developments

Following changes to the 2011 permanent aircraft importation rules, when the UK was brought into line with other European Union (EU) member states, there have been lots of questions on how best to import aircraft into the EU. Permanent importation is still very possible, and in some cases it is the best—and often the only—option. […]

May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments More
UPDATE: Aruba Pre-Clearance - Now a Reality for General Aviation

UPDATE: Aruba Pre-Clearance – Now a Reality for General Aviation

In mid-March 2014, preclearance of General Aviation (GA) began at Aruba (TNCA). This will be the second location worldwide with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance services for GA. The other available location, Shannon (EINN), inaugurated GA preclearance in March of 2010. The following is an overview of what you need to know about preclearance services for GA at Aruba.

September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More
UPDATE: Border Overflight Exemptions – Positive Impacts from Recent Changes

UPDATE: Border Overflight Exemptions – Positive Impacts from Recent Changes

As of June 17, 2013, significant changes for the better were implemented to Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) Border Overflight Exemption (BOE) process. The end result is that annual BOEs are now user-friendlier in terms of the approval process and operations. Business aviation benefits are significant and, in some cases, have dramatically improved operating flexibility […]

March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Operational Update: UK Air Passenger Duty Price Changes

Operational Update: UK Air Passenger Duty Price Changes

Air Passenger Duty (APD) is an excise duty charged by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs Agency (HMRC) based on "chargeable" passengers being transported from a UK airport on a qualifying aircraft. The amount of APD you’ll pay is based on the number of chargeable passengers and their destination, with "premium" APD rates charged in some […]

March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Mexico APIS: Now Required for Business Aviation Flights

Mexico APIS: Now Required for Business Aviation Flights

As of January 1, 2014, Mexico requires Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) filings for both private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations. Information to submit is the same for both types of flights and is no different than existing APIS requirements for scheduled commercial operations traveling to Mexico. The following is an overview of what […]

January 22, 2014 | 3 Comments More
Breaking News: CBP Changes BOE Process – Effective June

Breaking News: CBP Changes BOE Process – Effective June 17, 2013

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced changes to its Southern Border Overflight Exemption (BOE) process which go into effect June 17, 2013. With the latest changes provided by CBP, more flexibility is given to operators traveling through this area. The official notice from CBP is below. Changes to the CBP Overflight Exemption Process […]

June 18, 2013 | 2 Comments More
EU Air Passenger Duty – How it Applies to UK Business Aviation

UK Air Passenger Duty (UK APD) – How it Applies to UK Business Aviation

The UK government will extend the Air Passenger Duty (APD) to General Aviation (GA) starting on April 1, 2013. The good news is that 3rd-party providers, and the industry as a whole, are working with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) daily to find solutions and clarify the processes for operators to move forward. The information […]

March 19, 2013 | 4 Comments More
APIS Requirements for U.S. Virgin Islands – Updates to Processes

APIS Requirements for U.S. Virgin Islands – Updates to Processes

As a part of CBP’s next phase of compliance, along with the completeness and accuracy of data elements, they have begun enforcing the requirement for Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) FROM the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) to the U.S., whether the aircraft is pre-inspected or not in the USVI. 1. Change of interpretation for APIS […]

January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Argentinian Reciprocity Rate Changes

Argentinian Reciprocity Rate Changes

As of March 2016, reciprocity fees are no longer required for U.S. citizens. Note that the requirements for other nationalities are not affected by this change. The official notice can be found on the Argentinian government website. Procedures for payment of Argentinian reciprocity rates change on November 1, 2012. In order to maintain compliance, when […]

October 31, 2012 | 3 Comments More
Latest Update of Shannon U.S. CBP Preclearance

Latest Update of Shannon U.S. CBP Preclearance

04/03/2014: Updated information regarding the Shannon (EINN) can be found in our article titled "Overview of CIQ and U.S. Preclearance in Shannon, Ireland." Updated September 27, 2012 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance got off to a slow start when it was first introduced in 2010. During this introduction phase, many operators found the […]

September 20, 2012 | 1 Comment More