Category: Events

Traveling to ABACE in Shanghai – Part 3: Security, Ground Support & Local Area

Traveling to ABACE in Shanghai – Part 3: Security, Ground Support & Local Area

Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) is taking place 17-19 April. When operating to China, operators should be aware that it’s an expensive operating environment, from the perspective of nav fees, airport fees, ground handling, parking, and ground handling…

March 19, 2018 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to ABACE in Shanghai – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ & Visas

Traveling to ABACE in Shanghai – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ & Visas

Landing and overflight permits for China are processed relatively quickly and it’s an easier process than it was even a couple of years ago, as sponsor letters are no longer required. In some cases China permit requests are processed within 24 hours. With Asian Business Aviation…

March 12, 2018 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to ABACE in Shanghai – Part 1: Airport, Parking & Services

Traveling to ABACE in Shanghai – Part 1: Airport, Parking & Services

Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) takes place at Shanghai Hongqiao (ZSSS) Apr 17-19, 2018. One of the most prominent and high-value events in the international business aviation exhibition circuit ABACE is expected to draw over 8000 attendees from 51…

March 5, 2018 | 0 Comments More
Attending the 2018 Russian World Cup – Part 3: Fuel, CIQ, Security & Local Area

Attending the 2018 Russian World Cup – Part 3: Fuel, CIQ, Security & Local Area

Sourcing adequate crew accommodations at World Cup venue locations can be a concern, particularly for shorter notice or last minute operations. Support providers and local ground handlers will have options available but these may not be in preferred areas or the particular…

February 14, 2018 | 0 Comments More
Attending the Abu Dhabi Airshow & Dubai Boat Show – Part 2: Permits, Airways, Culture & Local Area

Attending the Abu Dhabi Airshow & Dubai Boat Show – Part 2: Permits, Airways, Culture & Local Area

While landing permits for the Emirates can be obtained easily and quickly overflight permits to and from the region can be an important planning consideration. There are safety of flight issues to consider in terms of routing as well as individual flight department SOP that may…

February 12, 2018 | 0 Comments More
Attending the 2018 Russian World Cup – Part 1: Airports, Slots, Parking, & Planning

Attending the 2018 Russian World Cup – Part 2: Permits, Cabotage & Visas

Russian overflight and landing permits are easier and more user friendly to obtain than even just a few years ago. Still, it’s always best to allow a little more than official permit lead time when making requests for any operation during the busy World Cup period…

February 7, 2018 | 0 Comments More
Attending Abu Dhabi Airshow & Dubai Boat Show – Part 1: Airports, Parking, & CIQ

Attending Abu Dhabi Airshow & Dubai Boat Show – Part 1: Airports, Parking, & CIQ

The Abu Dhabi Airshow takes place once every two years at Al Bateen (OMAD) Feb 26-28, 2018, positioning the Emirate as a leading global hub of aviation and aerospace. At just about the same time – Feb 27 to Mar 3 – the Dubai Boat Show unveils its offerings, continuing to establish…

February 5, 2018 | 0 Comments More
Attending the 2018 Russian World Cup – Part 1: Airports, Slots, Parking, & Planning

Attending the 2018 Russian World Cup – Part 1: Airports, Slots, Parking, & Planning

Russian World Cup will take place at 11 different cities across the country, from June 14 through July 15. This sporting event is expected to draw three million attendees, ensuring increased congestion at the various host airports. General aviation (GA) operators should be prepared for…

January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to Venice Carnival 2018 – Part 2: Permits, PPRs, CIQ & Local Area

Traveling to Venice Carnival 2018 – Part 2: Permits, PPRs, CIQ & Local Area

As prior permissions required (PPRs) are always needed for Venice (LIPZ) it’s best to request this as soon as schedule is known. PPR specifies your parking approval and duration. While parking approvals and length of stay can be revised upon arrival it’s always best to limit changes during…

January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to Singapore Airshow 2018 – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ & Local Area

Traveling to Singapore Airshow 2018 – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ & Local Area

General aviation (GA) operations into Seletar (WSSL) are straight-forward with reasonably good operational and schedule revision flexibility, should the operator wish to make short notice or last minute changes. Singapore Changi (WSSS)is a much more inflexible and challenging operating environment…

January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to Carnival of Venice 2018 – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Services

Traveling to Carnival of Venice 2018 – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Services

The Carnival of Venice 2018 is an annual celebration of music, culture and costumes and it takes place Jan 27-Feb 15 on Venice island. If you’re attending via general aviation (GA) it’s best to make parking, aircraft support and crew accommodations arrangements as soon as the…

January 8, 2018 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to Singapore Airshow 2018 – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Services

Traveling to Singapore Airshow 2018 – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Services

Asia’s largest aerospace and defense event takes place Feb 6-11 at Singapore Changi (WSSS). Held once every two years, the Singapore Airshow attracts industry executives from around the world in addition to high-level government and military delegations. Conferences and static…

January 3, 2018 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to the World Economic Forum at Davos – Airports, Parking & Services

Traveling to the World Economic Forum at Davos – Airports, Parking & Services

Davos World Economic Forum takes place at Davos-Klosters Jan 23-26, 2018, a meeting venue just a drive through the mountains from Zurich. With a theme of “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World,” Davos 2018 will be a busy venue with congestion issues to consider for general aviation (GA). The following is an overview […]

January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix – Part 2: Permits, Visas & CIQ

Traveling to the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix – Part 2: Permits, Visas & CIQ

While the permit request process for Abu Dhabi is one of the easier worldwide, with minimal documentation requirements, it’s important to consider officially mandated permit lead times…

November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix 2017 – Part 3: Local Area

Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix 2017 – Part 3: Local Area

For operators heading down to Brazil for the racing event this November crew accommodations and local transport options are important considerations. While you’ll not likely have issues with obtaining aircraft parking at your airport of choice many preferred hotel options will already be…

November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops Planning: Fortune Global Forum in Guangzhou – Airports, Permits, Curfews & Ground Handling

BizAv Ops Planning: Fortune Global Forum in Guangzhou – Airports, Permits, Curfews & Ground Handling

The Fortune Global Forum brings together world leaders and leaders of global multinationals December 6-8 in Guangzhou. One of the most influential economic forums held worldwide, this event promises to bring a heavy influx of general aviation (GA) to China’s southern gateway to the world…

November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix – Part 1: Airports & Services

Traveling to the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix – Part 1: Airports & Services

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix takes place Nov 24-26 and it’s a highlight of the Formula One racing calendar. This event is set to attract domestic traffic and general aviation (GA) operators…

November 6, 2017 | 0 Comments More
2017 Brazil Formula One Grand Prix in Sao Paulo – Part 2: Alternate Airports & CIQ

2017 Brazil Formula One Grand Prix in Sao Paulo – Part 2: Alternate Airports & CIQ

While Guarulhos (SBGR) will be the preferred airport for many general aviation (GA) operators heading to the 2017 Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix, as it’s the closest airport of entry (AOE) to the race event, there are other parking options to consider…

November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix 2017 – Part 1: New SBGR Parking Procedures

Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix 2017 – Part 1: New SBGR Parking Procedures

Guarulhos (SBGR) is the preferred airport for many international general aviation (GA) arrivals into Brazil for the Formula One Grand Prix event which runs November 11 and 12. As of October 25, 2017, at 0001, local new long term GA parking procedures go into effect at SBGR…

October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments More
APEC Vietnam 2017 – GA Operating Tips

APEC Vietnam 2017 – GA Operating Tips

APEC Vietnam 2017 is a year-long hosting of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings, wrapping up with the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting November 6-11 in Danang. As the upcoming Leader’s Meeting will attract heightened general aviation (GA) movements to the area, it’s recommended that operators begin trip planning as soon as possible. The following is an […]

October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to Mexico for Raiders vs. Patriots Game – Part 2: Flight Plans, Permits, CIQ and Security Inspections

Traveling to Mexico for Raiders vs. Patriots Game – Part 2: Flight Plans, Permits, CIQ and Security Inspections

Mexico is a relatively easy and unrestricted operating environment for private non-revenue flights but becomes more restrictive when it comes to foreign-registered charters. Be mindful that authorities are on the lookout for charter (non-scheduled commercial) operators who…

October 9, 2017 | 0 Comments More
African Air Show 2017 in Accra – Operator Tips

African Air Show 2017 in Accra – Operator Tips

West Africa’s top aerospace and aviation exhibition — African Air Show 2017 — takes place October 24-26 at Accra (DGAA). This is the largest exhibition in the region showcasing the latest in business commercial and defense aircraft, with 300 exhibitors and an estimated 15,000 trade…

October 4, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to Mexico for Raiders vs. Patriots Game – Part 1: Airports, Handling and Local Area

Traveling to Mexico for Raiders vs. Patriots Game – Part 1: Airports, Handling and Local Area

The Raiders vs. Patriots game takes place in Mexico City November 19. As this sporting event will bring additional general aviation (GA) traffic into the Mexico City area business aircraft operators are advised to organize all needed arrangements – both aircraft support and crew…

October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to the 2017 Formula One Grand Prix in Japan

Traveling to the 2017 Formula One Grand Prix in Japan

This year’s Formula One Japanese Grand Prix takes place October 6-8 at the Suzuka International Race Course. October 6 is for practice, October 7 is when qualifying runs take place and October 8 is race day. Built by the Honda Motor Company as a test facility in 1962 the…

September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Ops Planning: Milan Fashion Week, Fall 2017

Business Aviation Ops Planning: Milan Fashion Week, Fall 2017

Milan Fashion Week is a semi-annual clothing trade show held in Milan during spring and fall. The upcoming September 26-October 3 runway event debuts the latest from different fashion houses for the upcoming Spring/Summer season. Because this is one of the “Big 4”…

September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Planning Tips: London Fashion Week, Fall 2017– Part 2: Permits, Slots & CIQ

BizAv Planning Tips: London Fashion Week, Fall 2017– Part 2: Permits, Slots & CIQ

This season’s London Fashion Weeks runs Sept 15-19 at assorted venues in the London area, primarily West London and the Strand district…

August 30, 2017 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Planning Tips: London Fashion Week, Fall 2017 – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Ground Services

BizAv Planning Tips: London Fashion Week, Fall 2017 – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Ground Services

London Fashion Week is held twice a year, in both fall and spring, and its part of the “Big 4” international fashion weeks. It brings the who’s who of the fashion world to London, together with a large quantity of business jets in supporting roles. This season’s event—debuting the…

August 23, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning: Cannes Yacht Festival 2017

Business Aviation Trip Planning: Cannes Yacht Festival 2017

If you are operating your business aircraft to the Cannes Yacht Festival (Sept 12-17) to experience one of the world’s leading in-water yacht shows, you don’t want to spoil it by not getting preferred aircraft parking or crew accommodation options. Due to the high-traffic nature…

August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Venice Film Festival 2017: Best Travel Options for General Aviation

Venice Film Festival 2017: Best Travel Options for General Aviation

The Venice International Film Festival (VIFF), dating right back to 1932, is one of today’s three major world film festivals and draws significant general aviation (GA) traffic each year. To ensure best possible options in terms of parking, crew accommodation and support services it’s best to…

August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Bizav Ops to LABACE 2017 in Sao Paulo – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ & Local Area

Bizav Ops to LABACE 2017 in Sao Paulo – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ & Local Area

Permit considerations and lead times vary depending on if you’re making one or more stops in Brazil. If you plan to clear customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) at an airport of entry (AOE) in Brazil and continue on to Congonhas (SBSP), the domestic permit requirement, and…

July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments More