Tony King

Tony King has more than 40 years’ experience in the business and commercial aviation industry. Tony worked for Universal Aviation Australia – Sydneyas Managing Director until he retired in February 2017. He's been a speaker and contributor at several business aviation conferences on Australian and Pacific operations and was a founding member of the Australian Business Aircraft Association (ABAA).

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Business Aircraft Ops to the 2016 Melbourne Grand Prix

Business Aircraft Ops to the 2016 Melbourne Grand Prix

The Melbourne Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place March 18-20, 2016 at the Albert Park street circuit a few miles south of central Melbourne. For general aviation (GA) operators planning to attend this event or traveling to Melbourne during this time, it’s important to consider aircraft parking and […]

February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Australian BizAv Ops Checklist – Part 4: CIQ and Documentation

Australian BizAv Ops Checklist – Part 4: CIQ and Documentation

Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) procedures vary at airports across the Australian continent. Unlike in some other areas of the world, Australian CIQ requires a minimum lead time advance notification for clearance arrangements.

October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Australian BizAv Ops Checklist – Part 3: Curfews, Noise, Security, and ADS-B

Australian BizAv Ops Checklist – Part 3: Curfews, Noise, Security, and ADS-B

The good news from Australia is that certain airports have loosened curfew restrictions, which were previously based on model/type of aircraft. Recent Australian regulatory changes have made late-night operations much more manageable, particularly at airports like Sydney Int.’l (YSSY) and Adelaide (YPAD) […]

September 22, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Australian Bizav Ops Checklist – Part 2: Permit & Slot Considerations

Australian Bizav Ops Checklist – Part 2: Permit & Slot Considerations

Depending upon your type of operation and destination in Australia, airport slots and permits can be critical planning items. Be aware of peak periods of commercial airline operations, as well as all applicable permit requirements […]

September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Australian BizAv Ops Checklist – Part 1: Airport Considerations

Australian BizAv Ops Checklist – Part 1: Airport Considerations

Operators to Australia have their choice of many full-service airport locations, some with Fixed-Base Operators (FBOs). There are, however, a number of operating and planning considerations to keep in mind. Requirements – for airport hours and curfews; Customs, Immigration […]

September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Australia: Part 2 – TSP, ADS-B, and Other Operating Considerations

Business Aircraft Ops to Australia: Part 2 – TSP, ADS-B, and Other Operating Considerations

Australia has some unique operating requirements and considerations to be mindful of. Particularly for first-time business aviation charter (non-scheduled commercial) operators, it’s important to be aware of all documentation and procedural requirements and to be in full compliance […]

February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Australia: Part 1 – Top Airport Options

Business Aircraft Ops to Australia: Part 1 – Top Airport Options

With the peak travel season in Australia now underway, it’s a good time for us to review planning considerations for business aircraft operations to our country. Traveling to Australia is a straightforward process without an excessive number of restrictions or lead time requirements […]

February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Top 10 Business Aviation Planning Tips for Australia (+1 More)

Top 10 Business Aviation Planning Tips for Australia (+1 More)

For business aircraft operators traveling to Australia, there are some unique requirements – ranging from flight planning, to fueling, to visas and more – that must be considered before operating into the region […]

February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More