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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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 […]
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.
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) […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]