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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
Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Ground Handling & Additional Services

Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Ground Handling & Additional Services

Chile stretches almost 2700 miles in length, between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, and is one of the most prosperous countries in South America. When setting up ground handling here we recommend 24 hours advance notification to ensure customs, immigration and agriculture…

July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Bizav Ops to LABACE 2017 in Sao Paulo – Part 1: Airports, Parking, Handling & Planning Tips

Bizav Ops to LABACE 2017 in Sao Paulo – Part 1: Airports, Parking, Handling & Planning Tips

The annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) takes place Aug 15-17 this year at Congonhas (SBSP). This marks the 15th year this major global aviation event has taken place. Higher than normal general aviation (GA) traffic is expected during this period…

July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Operating to Chile – Part 1: Airports, Ground Handling & Parking

Operating to Chile – Part 1: Airports, Ground Handling & Parking

Stretching down the west coast of South America, Chile is a country where some 90% of the 18 million population lives in the middle third of the territory, around Santiago. The far north, close to the Atacama Desert, and the extreme south are relatively unpopulated. Most general…

July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Permit Requirements for Business Aviation: Part 2 – Basic Considerations

Permit Requirements for Business Aviation: Part 2 – Basic Considerations

There are a number of basic permit considerations that must be taken into account by both private non-revenue and charter operators during the trip planning phase. “Know before you go” is always the best policy…

July 3, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Aviation Weather Tips: All You Need to Know about Ceilings

Aviation Weather Tips: All You Need to Know about Ceilings

Ceilings at arrival and departure airports – measured cloud base height relative to the ground – impact business aircraft operations around the world. Conditions are most significant when sky is totally obscured and particularly when local terrain is also a factor. Ceilings impact visual flight rule (VFR) and instrument flight rule (IFR) operations differently, and […]

June 28, 2017 | 0 Comments More
An Industry Message from our Chairman

An Industry Message from our Chairman

NEW UPDATE: Please check out the following fact sheet “Myths vs. Facts” on this issue produced by NBAA. It’s time to move and take action! Control of the FAA and ATC is under siege by the Airlines to unilaterally gain control, lower the priority, and restrict access of Business Aviation in the United States. This […]

June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Permit Requirements for Business Aviation: Part 1 – Changing Requirements Around the World

Permit Requirements for Business Aviation: Part 1 – Changing Requirements Around the World

For business aircraft operators, permit and documentation requirements continue to change and tighten around the world. While these changing requirements generally apply more to charter (non-scheduled commercial) than to private non-revenue operations, it’s important to…

June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops Planning: Confederations Cup Final 2017 in Moscow – Part 2: Permit, Slots & Local Area

BizAv Ops Planning: Confederations Cup Final 2017 in Moscow – Part 2: Permit, Slots & Local Area

For travel to Confederations Cup host cities during this period (June 17 and July 2), airport slots and landing permits will need to be requested as soon as possible. Once airport slot and permit approvals have been obtained it’s best to avoid last minute revisions as this could very well…

June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Panama – Part 2: Permits & CIQ

Business Aircraft Ops to Panama – Part 2: Permits & CIQ

For a permit and documentation perspective Panama is an easy and friendly operating environment. Landing permits can usually be processed quickly, and permit revisions are seldom an issue. Keep in mind the customs and immigration procedures when traveling through…

June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Trip Planning: G20 Summit in Hamburg: Airports, Alternates, Parking & Special Considerations

BizAv Trip Planning: G20 Summit in Hamburg: Airports, Alternates, Parking & Special Considerations

The G20 Summit takes place July 7-8, hosted in Hamburg as the culmination of the German G20 presidency. A large turnout of diplomatic/VIP flights are expected, together with support flights carrying delegations/equipment. Business aircraft operators traveling to Hamburg (EDDH)…

June 20, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Transiting Papua New Guinea – Operational Tips for Bizav

Transiting Papua New Guinea – Operational Tips for Bizav

The independent state of Papua New Guinea is located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean and shares an island with the Indonesian province of West Papua. While Port Moresby (AYPY) is the primary destination for most general aviation (GA) operations to Papua, the country also has many domestic airfields available. Operators heading to Papua need to […]

June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Panama – Part 1: Airports, Handling & Local Area

Business Aircraft Ops to Panama – Part 1: Airports, Handling & Local Area

Panama is a welcoming operating environment for general aviation (GA) with full handling, support services, aviation fuel and credit arrangements available at larger destinations. However, additional planning and caution is advised to ensure all needed support services will…

June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops Planning: Confederations Cup FIFA Final 2017 in Russia – Part 1: Airports, Parking, Alternates & CIQ

BizAv Ops Planning: Confederations Cup FIFA Final 2017 in Russia – Part 1: Airports, Parking, Alternates & CIQ

The 2017 Confederations Cup is a quadrennial international men’s football tournament organized by FIFA. It takes place at four host cities in Russia between June 17 and July 2. Due to expected heavy traffic congestion availability of general aviation (GA) parking, support services and crew accommodations are expected to be in very limited supply…

June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments More
When to Hire Your Own Supervisory Agent for Remote Bizav Ops – Part 2

When to Hire Your Own Supervisory Agent for Remote Bizav Ops – Part 2

Many options are available for business aircraft operators within the realm of supervisory agent services. The agent may fly with you onboard the aircraft or reposition in advance to your arrival airport. Depending on your preferences and needs, there are different costs associated to such…

June 12, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Head of State Flights – Part 2: Permit and Service Considerations

Head of State Flights – Part 2: Permit and Service Considerations

The process of obtaining permits and coordinating aircraft services for Head of State operations differs from conventional general aviation (GA) flights due to the nature of these types of operations. And these types of flights are often very short notice. Fortunately, local airport…

June 7, 2017 | 0 Comments More
When to Hire Your Own Supervisory Agent for Remote Bizav Ops – Part 1

When to Hire Your Own Supervisory Agent for Remote Bizav Ops – Part 1

When operating to a secondary, domestic-only, or remote international airport, you often are faced with the challenge of working with ground handlers who are not as experienced in handling business aircraft and/or cannot provide the level of support business aircraft operators…

June 5, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Head of State Flights – Part 1: Special Considerations

Head of State Flights – Part 1: Special Considerations

When operating Head of State flights throughout the world special planning and day of operation considerations are involved. These additional considerations impact everything from special permit procedures to ground services coordination…

May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning: 2018 Winter Games in Korea – Part 2: Permits, Airport Slots, CIQ & Local Area

Business Aviation Trip Planning: 2018 Winter Games in Korea – Part 2: Permits, Airport Slots, CIQ & Local Area

While South Korea is normally a straight-forward and easy operating environment for business aviation—from the perspective of obtaining permits, airport slots and parking approvals—you’ll be dealing with a higher level of demand and more competition among operators during …

May 29, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Paris Air Show 2017 Flight Ops – Part 2: Permits, CIQ & Local Area

Paris Air Show 2017 Flight Ops – Part 2: Permits, CIQ & Local Area

This year’s Paris Airshow runs June 19-25. If you are planning on operating your business aircraft into the Paris area during this time, there are you operational requirements you need to be aware of. Start by reading part 1 on this series if you…

May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments More
2017 St Petersburg International Economic Forum – Part 2: Permits, Slots, Visas & Cabotage

2017 St Petersburg International Economic Forum – Part 2: Permits, Slots, Visas & Cabotage

The 21st St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) takes place June 1-3. As permits and airport slots are needed for all general aviation (GA) operations to St. Petersburg (ULLI), it’s best to begin setting this up as soon as schedule is known. Operators should consider additional…

May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning: 2018 Winter Games in Korea – Part 1: Airports, Parking, Handling & Local Area

Business Aviation Trip Planning: 2018 Winter Games in Korea – Part 1: Airports, Parking, Handling & Local Area

The 2018 Winter Games will be held at PyeongChang in the Republic of Korea February 9-25. This venue is about a 3.5-hour drive from downtown Seoul. Opening and closing ceremonies will take place at the PyeongChang Mountain Cluster, as will most snow sports. Ice sports will be…

May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Paris Air Show 2017 – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Accreditation

Paris Air Show 2017 – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Accreditation

Taking place every two years, the Paris Air Show is a must-attend event for many in the aviation industry. This year the airshow and exhibition runs June 19-25 at Le Bourget (LFPB). Trade days are June 19-22 with the show open to the public June 23-25. As this will be a busy event, in…

May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments More
2017 St Petersburg International Economic Forum – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Services

2017 St Petersburg International Economic Forum – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Services

The 21st St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) takes place June 1-3. This annual dialog with the international community will focus on key economic and financial issues facing the global community. This is a high traffic event, so it’s recommended that operators make…

May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to the G7 in Italy in May

Traveling to the G7 in Italy in May

The 43rd G7 summit will be held May 26-27 in Taormina Italy on the island of Sicily. Focusing on the global economy, foreign policy, security and environmental sustainability this summit will draw a considerable volume of head of state and general aviation (GA) traffic to Sicily…

May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to French Polynesia – Part 2: Permits & Requirements

Business Aircraft Ops to French Polynesia – Part 2: Permits & Requirements

Landing permits are needed for general aviation (GA) operations to French Polynesia. Charter operators should be aware of additional lead time and documentation requirements. Documentation mandates are more comprehensive and stringent for charter operations to…

May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments More
VHHH Zika Virus Requirements – Part 2: Disinsection Options/Considerations

VHHH Zika Virus Requirements – Part 2: Disinsection Options/Considerations

It’s recommended that operators consider residual disinsection, if Hong Kong (VHHH) will be a regular destination, as it will simplify the process and eliminate the need to keep stock of the onboard sprays. For less frequent operations, it is recommended to use the non-residual…

May 9, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Mongolia – Part 2: Permits

Business Aircraft Ops to Mongolia – Part 2: Permits

For business aircraft operators planning to fly to or over Mongolia it’s important to be mindful that required routings and flight information regions (FIRs) are integral to landing and overflight permits. This can cause issues if, for example, your approved routings and FIRs from China and…

May 8, 2017 | 0 Comments More
VHHH Zika Virus Requirements – Part 1: Applicable Flights & Available Options

VHHH Zika Virus Requirements – Part 1: Applicable Flights & Available Options

On March 8 Hong Kong authorities announced that Zika requirements would be implemented for all inbound aircraft effective April 26. As there’s no grace period associated this new regulatory requirement, operators must now be in compliance. Several different options are…

May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Operating to 2017 Cannes Festival and Monaco Grand Prix – Part 2: Airports, Parking & Services

Operating to 2017 Cannes Festival and Monaco Grand Prix – Part 2: Airports, Parking & Services

Preferred overnight parking options may be challenging to obtain at both Nice (LFMN) and Cannes (LFMD) during this event period. Although extended aircraft parking is available at LFMN, daily parking change rates escalate exponentially the longer you stay. For operators not…

May 3, 2017 | 0 Comments More