Tag: advance passenger information system (apis)

Finland Now Requires APIS Submissions for GA

Finland Now Requires APIS Submissions for GA

On April 29, 2004, Finland put advance passenger information system (APIS) filing requirements into place for scheduled commercial carriers, as a result of a European Union (EU) directive. However, it was not until September 1, 2016, that APIS reporting became mandatory for general aviation (GA). As this recent regulatory transition was not well publicized, there […]

November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Trip Planning Tips: Diplomatic Flights – Part 1: Tips & Considerations

Trip Planning Tips: Diplomatic Flights – Part 1: Tips & Considerations

Permit, flight planning, and handling considerations for diplomatic flights differ from conventional private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations. The planning process for diplomatic clearances involves country-to-country coordination, and there may be limitations […]






December 30, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Colombia APIS: New Requirements for Business Aircraft Ops

Colombia APIS: New Requirements for Business Aircraft Ops

As of August 2015 a new regulatory requirement mandates Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS) reporting for all business aircraft operations to/from Colombia. As these requirements differ, in terms of information needed and reporting procedures, from U.S. APIS and eAPIS, it’s important to understand all of the particular requirements. The following is an overview of what […]

November 12, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Cuba APIS requirements Now Required for BizAv Ops

Cuba APIS Now Required for BizAv Ops

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 […]

October 26, 2015 | 0 Comments More
UPDATE: CIQ Services Now Available at Van Nuys (KVNY)

UPDATE: CIQ Services Now Available at Van Nuys (KVNY)

After a hiatus of almost 14 years, Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) services have been reinstated at Van Nuys (KVNY). While this is very good news for business aviation operators planning international arrivals into KVNY, there are certain limitations to be mindful of. The following is an overview of what you need to know: 1. […]

July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Private Jet Ops to the U.S.: Part 1 – Documentation Requirements

Private Jet Ops to the U.S.: Part 1 – Documentation Requirements

A number of documentation and procedural requirements are essential to keep in mind when operating a business aircraft to the U.S. Mistakes in this area can lead to fines, delays, detention, and/or restrictions on future travel arrangements. It’s always best to double-check and confirm […]






May 11, 2015 | 0 Comments More
CARICOM APIS – Rules for Business Aviation Operators to Know

CARICOM APIS – Rules for Business Aviation Operators to Know

The Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IACS) requires that all private non-revenue and commercial flights to/from and within 10 of the 15 CARICOM member states submit passenger information prior to arrival/departure. Although CARICOM Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS) went into effect February 1, 2007, there are still operators […]

December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments More
UPDATE: Aruba Pre-Clearance - Now a Reality for General Aviation

UPDATE: Aruba Pre-Clearance – Now a Reality for General Aviation

In mid-March 2014, preclearance of General Aviation (GA) began at Aruba (TNCA). This will be the second location worldwide with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance services for GA. The other available location, Shannon (EINN), inaugurated GA preclearance in March of 2010. The following is an overview of what you need to know about preclearance services for GA at Aruba.






September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Top Operational FAQs from the NBAA IOC 2014 Conference

Top Operational FAQs from the NBAA IOC 2014 Conference

It’s been a few weeks since the NBAA 2014 International Operators Conference (IOC) took place in Tampa, Florida. During this event we spoke to many business aircraft operators who shared their questions regarding specific topics relevant to their operations. Below you will find a compilation of articles that cover some of the most popular topics […]

April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments More
UPDATE: Border Overflight Exemptions – Positive Impacts from Recent Changes

UPDATE: Border Overflight Exemptions – Positive Impacts from Recent Changes

As of June 17, 2013, significant changes for the better were implemented to Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) Border Overflight Exemption (BOE) process. The end result is that annual BOEs are now user-friendlier in terms of the approval process and operations. Business aviation benefits are significant and, in some cases, have dramatically improved operating flexibility […]

March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Top Operational FAQs from the NBAA S&D 2014 Conference

Top Operational FAQs from the NBAA S&D 2014 Conference

It’s been a couple of weeks since the 2014 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Schedulers and Dispatchers (S&D) took place in New Orleans. During the conference, we spoke to many schedulers and dispatchers who shared questions regarding specific topics that impact their trips. Below is a compilation of articles covering some of the most frequently […]

January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Mexico APIS: Now Required for Business Aviation Flights

Mexico APIS: Now Required for Business Aviation Flights

As of January 1, 2014, Mexico requires Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) filings for both private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations. Information to submit is the same for both types of flights and is no different than existing APIS requirements for scheduled commercial operations traveling to Mexico. The following is an overview of what […]

January 22, 2014 | 3 Comments More
APIS Requirements for U.S. Virgin Islands – Updates to Processes

APIS Requirements for U.S. Virgin Islands – Updates to Processes

As a part of CBP’s next phase of compliance, along with the completeness and accuracy of data elements, they have begun enforcing the requirement for Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) FROM the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) to the U.S., whether the aircraft is pre-inspected or not in the USVI. 1. Change of interpretation for APIS […]

January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Travel in the Caribbean during Peak Season

Business Aviation Travel in the Caribbean during Peak Season

The Caribbean is a fairly easy and straightforward operating environment for business aviation. Flying to this region, however, can be more challenging during peak winter travel periods. Aviation fuel shortages occur here and there every year, and the range of services is often limited on smaller islands. It’s best to plan trips early, particularly over […]

November 7, 2012 | 3 Comments More
APIS, TSA and DOT Authorization Info for Non-U.S. Registered Business Aircraft

APIS, TSA and DOT Authorization Info for Non-U.S. Registered Business Aircraft

For business-aviation operators, the Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) process is generally trouble-free, so long as the rules and requirements are well understood and followed. However, incorrect filings can result in delays and potential fines. It’s important to keep in mind that filing APIS does not negate the requirement to notify customs of your arrival. […]

May 31, 2012 | 4 Comments More