Roger Cox served as Managing Director for Universal Aviation Australia from 2006 to 2012. Prior joining Universal, he worked as a charter and corporate pilot and flying instructor, and had logged more than 5,500 flight hours.
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For business aircraft operators, Australia is an excellent and easy-to-navigate destination if your mission brings you here. Australia’s culture is known for being relaxed, with many hotels to choose from. Passengers traveling to this region must ensure that they arrive in the country with appropriate visas [...]
For most business-aviation operators, flight planning in Australia is a relatively straightforward and user-friendly process. Flexibility of flight plans is good compared to the complexity of other regions around the world. Your 3rd-party provider will typically file operator flight plans, but your local ground handler may be the best resource should you encounter flight plan issues on day of operation [...]
With the exception of certain permit requirements and certain curfew restrictions, most business aircraft operators find Australia a relatively straightforward operating environment from the regulatory perspective. It’s best to work with your 3rd-party provider and ground handler in advance to fully understand landing permit, Prior Permission Required (PPR), and lead time requirements. If you are a business aircraft operator [...]
Airport slot requirements and revisions are not onerous in Australia, but there are some unique considerations to keep in mind. The following is the information you need to know for airport slot requirements: 1. Figure out which airports require slots. It varies by airport. Sydney (YSSY) and Perth (YPPH) are the only airports in Australia requiring airport slots for both arrival and departure [...]
Last week, we discussed the process for arranging ground handing, fuel, and clearing customs in Australia. Continuing from that article, here is some additional information business aircraft operators need to know before arranging ground handling and other ground services in Australia.
Australia is a welcoming environment for business aviation, with some of the best ground handling and services you’ll find anywhere. But there are steps operators can take to smooth and streamline the arrival, airport slot and ground handling processes. Work with your [...]
For business aircraft operators, Security is generally not an issue at major airports in Australia or when travelling off airport. Additional caution is advised, however, when operating to smaller airfields without regional airline traffic, as airport security standards may be lower. [...]
For business aircraft operators planning a mission to Australia, with advance planning and understanding, navigating the fueling process is relatively straightforward. In general, longer-than- average advance notice is recommended when planning fuel uplifts at major airports. Fuel delivery delays are possible, so it’s best practice to have [...]
While customs, immigration, and agriculture rules are the same across Australia procedures differ from airport to airport. You may clear on your aircraft, at a fixed base operator (FBO) or within the main terminal depending upon destination. Vehicles may or may not be permitted to pick up planeside [...]