Most air ambulance flights are short-notice charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations. Due to the nature of these flights, civil aviation authorities are generally very cooperative and accommodating in terms of permits and operational requirements. Still, potential operating issues/glitches are […]
While customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) is traditionally cleared in-terminal at airports in India there are steps your local ground handler can take to expedite this process…
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC’s) 2015 CEO Summit and Economic Leaders’ Meeting takes place November 16-19 in Manila, Philippines. The event brings together top business leaders, high level government officials, intellectuals, and media personalities from throughout the region and is considered one of Asia-Pacific’s premier business events. Operators traveling to Manila during this time period […]
The Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix takes place November 13-15 in the Sao Paulo area. In addition to airports and parking (which we discussed in Part 1 in this series), business aircraft operators also need to plan for permits and other requirements that vary airport to airport…
Last week, we discussed six out of 12 critical areas where a bizav trip can go wrong . Many of these are avoidable with proper preplanning. Today, we’ll discuss six more areas to round out our list of 12. This list by no means covers everything, but it does provide common pitfalls for […]
When you operate to India, fuel uplifts are usually reliable, on time, and competitive at most larger airports. At smaller airfields, however, you may have access to just a single fuel supplier, and advance arrangement of uplift and fuel credit often becomes a more important consideration…
The Paris Climate Change Conference, as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, takes place in Paris November 30 – December 11. Venue for this event, with meetings and events running 24/7 during this 12-day period, is the convention facility at Le Bourget (LFPB)…
The Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix takes place November 13-15 in the Interlagos neighborhood of Sao Paulo. This is a popular event, so planning in advance for services such as aircraft parking and your landing permit should be done as soon as your schedule is known…
Please note that this article and the materials available herein are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain legal advice before operating any travel to Cuba. Cuba recently initiated advance passenger information system (APIS) filing requirements for general aviation (GA). This is […]
When you operate to India, your ground handler will orchestrate all additional service requirements and credit arrangements with advance notification. At smaller and more remote airport locations, however, it’s best to plan on additional lead time for ground handling requests. This is particularly true if you need…
When business operators fly to the UK, there are opportunities to exempt Value-Added Tax (VAT) charges upfront. This can represent considerable operational savings. We find, however, that there’s often a lack of awareness of potential tax saving among operators who do not travel […]
The 2015 G20 Summit in Turkey will be the 10th annual meeting of top heads of state. The event takes place in the country’s southwestern city of Antalya, November 15-16. In order to secure preferred aircraft parking and hotel accommodations during this busy period, it’s important to begin trip planning arrangements as soon as schedule […]
While most international operations go smoothly, there’s always potential from time to time for things to go sideways. One or two mistakes in the trip planning or execution process may be all it takes to initiate a ripple effect of issues, which may lead to operational delays or inability to […]
The General Aviation (GA) ground handling and regulatory experience in India has improved over recent years, and the process has become more user-friendly. For example, even lead time requirements for operations to military airfields have reduced to as little as half the time it used to […]
The biennial Dubai Airshow takes place November 8-12 this year at Dubai World Central (OMDW). With an anticipated 65,000 trade visitors and 160 aircraft on static display, including 40 business aircraft, it’s important that bizav operators planning to attend begin trip planning now. As obtaining preferred aircraft parking and hotel accommodations may be challenging during […]
Buenos Aires is Argentina’s big cosmopolitan capital and the second largest metropolitan area in South America. This is a key business and cultural hub and a frequent destination for General Aviation (GA) traffic…
Additional considerations must be kept in mind when conducting business aircraft operations to remote or domestic airports in Argentina. It’s important, also, to be aware of visa requirements and reciprocity fees for this region.
Airport traffic in India is on the upswing, as a result of significant growth in scheduled commercial and low-cost carrier operations. General Aviation (GA) operators need to be mindful of peak commercial traffic periods along with potential parking challenges.
When planning operations to Thailand, please ensure that all applicable visa and Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) requirements are checked in advance. Also, airport service availability is an important consideration as the airport may not have all the services you seek.
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.
Argentina is a fairly straightforward operating environment for General Aviation (GA), with manageable permit processes and no cabotage issues. However, allow for additional planning lead time to ensure best aircraft parking options and to complete all permit processes and requirements.
General Aviation (GA) operators routinely travel to India for both business and tourism. We’ve seen tremendous increases in GA operations to the country over recent years due primarily to growth in business opportunities. To maximize efficiency and flexibility of flight operations to the Indian […]
Pre-planning is essential when you conduct business aircraft operations to Thailand. There are many important factors to consider in terms of landing permits, aircraft parking, and cabotage. A missed item or planning consideration could delay your flight or even stop it in its tracks. When you apply for Thai permits […]
While aircraft parking is not anticipated to be an issue at Lima, Peru (SPIM) during the World Bank Meeting (October 9-11, 2015), there are reasons why operators may decide to drop, go, and reposition…
World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund meetings will take place in Lima, Peru October 9-11, 2015. These meetings, which bring together Ministers of Finance and Central Bank Governors from 188 member countries, will put additional demand on General Aviation (GA) infrastructure and handling capabilities at Lima…
When conducting business aircraft ops to Kenya, keep in mind that summer is high season for tourism, and options for preferred hotel accommodations may be more limited during this period. First-time visitors need to also be aware of hotel and ground transport conditions, as well as requirements […]
After an absence of 23 years, the Formula One Grand Prix is returning to Mexico City’s Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez race circuit October 30-November 1. Business aircraft operators planning to attend this top international racing event – 71 laps around a newly renovated race track – have many options available […]
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) […]
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, better utilizing infrastructure and resources, and optimizing traffic flow. Two airports in Spain […]
When conducting bizav ops to Kenya, you don’t need to show documentation to Air Traffic Control (ATC) in order to file a flight plan. Kenyan authorities, however, require a special form to be used in order to successfully file a compliant and valid flight plan. Also, there are a couple of weather […]