Stefano Bruno

Stefano Bruno has been with Universal Aviation Italy – Milan-Linate since 2002 and has held the position of station manager since 2011. His areas of expertise include all aspects of handling supervision, as well as FBO management and technical support. Stefano is highly skilled in and familiar with general trip planning and operating procedures at Milan, across Italy, and throughout Europe. He's developed extensive business connections throughout the Italian and European operating arenas and has the ability to simplify the operating experience for his clients while taking all steps necessary to ensure success of their particular missions. Stefano has a technical aviation diploma and served with the Rome-based presidential guard squadron of the Italian army. He's fluent in English, Italian, and Spanish. Stefano can be reached at stefanobruno@universalaviation.aero.

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Bizjet Travel to Milan Fashion Week 2017– Part 3: CIQ & Zika Procedures

Bizjet Travel to Milan Fashion Week 2017– Part 3: CIQ & Zika Procedures

Schengen visa requirements for Italy mirror those for the rest of the EU. It’s important to ensure that passengers who require visas obtain them prior to landing. While active crew do not require visas for Italy, it’s often recommended to have applicable Schengen visas, in order to…

December 12, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Bizjet Travel to Milan Fashion Week 2017– Part 2: Permits, Ground Handling & Local Area

Bizjet Travel to Milan Fashion Week 2017– Part 2: Permits, Ground Handling & Local Area

While landing permits for Italy are only required for charter (non-scheduled commercial) procedures involved and lead time required for such permits can be quite onerous. You also need to be aware of airport slots and Airport Collaborative Decision Making (ACDM) procedures…

November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Bizjet Travel to Milan Fashion Week 2017 – Part 1: Airports and Parking

Bizjet Travel to Milan Fashion Week 2017 – Part 1: Airports and Parking

Milan Fashion Week takes place four times each year—with 2017 dates being Jan 21-27, Feb 22-28, Jun 17-20 and Sep 20-27. These are periods when general aviation (GA) movements increase and hotel accommodations can become more challenging. For those planning to attend one or…

November 23, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Milan Ops: 2016 Euro Football Champions League Final

Milan Ops: 2016 Euro Football Champions League Final

Milan’s Stadium Giuseppe Meazza will host the 2016 Euro Football Champions League Final on May 28. This is a very large event for the Milan area, and the 79,000 seat stadium is expected to sell out. For general aviation (GA) operations to Milan during the Champion League Finals, there are many operating considerations to be mindful of.

May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops to the 2016 Carnival of Venice, Italy – Part 2: Handling Requests, CIQ & Operating Costs

BizAv Ops to the 2016 Carnival of Venice, Italy – Part 2: Handling Requests, CIQ & Operating Costs

Venice (LIPZ) is a user friendly airport for general aviation (GA) movements with a full range of support services; however, it is important to be aware of all customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) requirements when arriving from outside the Schengen zone and to be mindful of potential […]

January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops to the 2016 Carnival of Venice, Italy - Part 1: Airports, Parking & PPRs

BizAv Ops to the 2016 Carnival of Venice, Italy – Part 1: Airports, Parking & PPRs

One of the largest annual events in Venice — the Carnival — takes place January 23 – February 9. As this is a particularly busy time in the city it’s best to make aircraft parking and service requests early and to confirm crew accommodations well in advance. Venice changes completely during this period […]

December 28, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Venice (LIPZ) - Part 2: Airport Information, Parking & Fuel

Business Aircraft Ops to Venice (LIPZ) – Part 2: Airport Information, Parking & Fuel

Venice (LIPZ) has a good quality general aviation terminal (GAT) facility located close to water taxi transport options to local hotels. It’s important, however, to be mindful of GAT operating hours, customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) clearance options and fuel uplift restrictions whenever operating to this location…

November 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Venice (LIPZ) - Part 1: Permits, PPRs & CIQ

Business Aircraft Ops to Venice (LIPZ) – Part 1: Permits, PPRs & CIQ

Located on the mainland, Venice Marco Polo Int’l (LIPZ) is the airport of entry (AOE) for planning a business aviation trip to the Venice. When planning a trip to this location you need to give special attention to the process for permits, permissions, and customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ)…

November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Overview of Airport Collaborative Decision Making (ACDM) in Italy

Overview of Airport Collaborative Decision Making (ACDM) in Italy

Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) is a system developed by Eurocontrol and the European Union (EU) to improve operational efficiency at high-traffic airports. It does this by reducing delays and better managing airport resources, including Air Traffic Control (ATC) […]

August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Italian Charter Permits: Part 2 of 2 – Permit Approval Process

Italian Charter Permits: Part 2 of 2 – Permit Approval Process

Lead times for Italian charter permits are firm, and short-notice permit requests are not normally possible. Note that once a charter permit application has been made, with all required documentation submitted, the operator may travel to Italy without notice once the permit is approved […]

April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Italian Charter Permits Changes – Part 1 of 2: General Requirements

Italian Charter Permits Changes – Part 1 of 2: General Requirements

Italian charter permits and associated requirements have changed a few times over the past two years. Today, permit requirements vary depending upon where your aircraft is registered, passenger seating capacity, where you’re operating, and how recently you’ve conducted a charter operation to Italy […]

April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Updated Charter Ops Security Screening in for Italy – Part 2: Screening Procedures

Updated Charter Ops Security Screening in for Italy – Part 2: Screening Procedures

As of early February 2015, additional security screening inspections have been implemented for certain international scheduled commercial, air taxi General Aviation (GA) charter (non-scheduled commercial) arrivals to Italy. While these additional security steps add about […]

March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Updated Charter Ops Security Screening for Italy – Part 1: New Requirements

Updated Charter Ops Security Screening for Italy – Part 1: New Requirements

Revised security screening procedures have recently been put in place for certain charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations to Italy. While these new requirements are considered temporary, it’s important for charter operators to be aware of new security mandates, as well as associated delays […]

March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments More