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Business Aircraft Ops to Nairobi, Kenya – Part 3: CIQ, Security and Local Area

Business Aircraft Ops to Nairobi, Kenya – Part 3: CIQ, Security and Local Area

General aviation (GA) operations at Nairobi (HKJK) are not given priority over scheduled commercial traffic in terms of customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) clearance. So, it’s important to work with your ground handler, prior to arrival, to try to avoid having to clear CIQ…

April 10, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Nairobi, Kenya – Part 2: Permits & Slots

Business Aircraft Ops to Nairobi, Kenya – Part 2: Permits & Slots

Airport slot requirements for Nairobi (HKJK) went into effect in April 2015, due to increased traffic at this busy airport. If operating your business aircraft here, ensure that you give yourself sufficient lead time for all landing permit. Permit documentation requirements are somewhat…

April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Nairobi, Kenya – Part 1: Airports and Services

Business Aircraft Ops to Nairobi, Kenya – Part 1: Airports and Services

Nairobi is the capital and largest city in the Republic of Kenya. A cosmopolitan and multi-cultural city, Nairobi is one of the major financial centers in Africa and, on the tourism front, is known as the “Safari capital of the world.” If you’re operating your business aircraft to Nairobi…

March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Tips for Selecting a Business Aviation Tech Stop – Part 2: Permits, Airport Slots & PPRs

Tips for Selecting a Business Aviation Tech Stop – Part 2: Permits, Airport Slots & PPRs

When planning international tech stops issues such as permits, airport slots, prior permissions required (PPRs), visa requirements and customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) procedures/hours are always top considerations. If you’re missing one or more of the above…

February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Tips for Selecting a Business Aviation Tech Stop – Part 1: Key Considerations

Tips for Selecting a Business Aviation Tech Stop – Part 1: Key Considerations

Choosing the best tech stops for your long-haul international trip is always an important planning item. Considerations include route of flight, time of operation, runway information, airport and handling infrastructure, and fuel availability. Choices may also be impacted by your…

February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Nigeria: Recent Fueling Issues & Considerations

Business Aircraft Ops to Nigeria: Recent Fueling Issues & Considerations

Due to a number of factors – including economic turmoil, civil unrest and strikes – issues with aviation fuel availability, credit and pricing in Nigeria have escalated over recent months. Fuel availability/pricing has become more unpredictable than usual in this region. For any planned fuel uplifts in Nigeria it’s recommended that operators take additional steps […]

September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops Tips: African Air Expo 2016 - Traveling to Accra

BizAv Ops Tips: African Air Expo 2016 – Traveling to Accra

The first major aerospace and aviation exhibition in Western Africa takes place Oct 24-26, 2016 at Accra Kotoka Intl (DGAA). This event brings major players in the aviation industry together, from throughout Africa and the international community, and is expected to draw significant general aviation (GA) traffic to the region. For any travel to Accra, […]

September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Ethiopia: Hotel, Local Area & Weather

Business Aircraft Ops to Ethiopia: Hotel, Local Area & Weather

Most general aviation (GA) operators who travel to Ethiopia land only at Addis Ababa (HAAB). This location offers adequate crew accommodation options, full aircraft services and has good on and off airport security.

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Business Aircraft Ops to Ethiopia: Flight Planning

Business Aircraft Ops to Ethiopia: Flight Planning

Ethiopia is a generally straight-forward general aviation (GA) operating environment, but with some unique considerations operators must be mindful of. While flight planning and regulatory requirements in this region are generally less onerous and more flexible than many other parts…

June 9, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Ethiopia: Permits, Slots & PPRs

Business Aircraft Ops to Ethiopia: Permits, Slots & PPRs

Ethiopian landing and overflight permits are straightforward but will not be processed without full and complete information and operating schedules. When landing in Ethiopia the purpose of your flight, along with a local business contact, must always be provided to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)…

June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Ethiopia: CIQ

Business Aircraft Ops to Ethiopia: CIQ

Customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) requirements for general aviation (GA) crew are minimal in Ethiopia. Authorities, however, are stringent on passenger documentation and procedural requirements…

May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Operating to Ethiopia: Fuel, Additional Services and Security

Business Aircraft Ops to Ethiopia: Fuel, Additional Services and Security

Fuel uplifts and arrangements for additional support services in Ethiopia usually go smoothly when using a supervisory agent. However, credit arrangements can be a concern in this region if not adequately addressed in advance. Your supervisory agent will assist with coordinating all credit arrangements…

May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Ethiopia: Ground Handling

Business Aircraft Ops to Ethiopia: Ground Handling

With over 90 million inhabitants Ethiopia is the second highest population nation in Africa and the most populous landlocked country in the world. While most general aviation (GA) operations to Ethiopia are to Addis Ababa (HAAB), other airports are also available to operators…

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Business Aircraft Ops to Ethiopia: Airports and Services

Business Aircraft Ops to Ethiopia: Airports and Services

Most general aviation (GA) operators heading to Ethiopia go to Addis Ababa (HAAB). While it’s fairly rare for operators to use other airports in the country, other good airfield options do exist. Be mindful, however, that service limitations and airport curfews must be considered for any operation other than to HAAB…

May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Trip Planning: 2016 World Economic Forum on Africa in Rwanda

BizAv Trip Planning: 2016 World Economic Forum on Africa in Rwanda

The 2016 World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa takes place May 11-13 2016 at Camp Kigali, Rwanda. Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills, is emerging as a regional tech hub and boasts one of sub-Sahara Africa’s fastest GDP growth rates. Leaders from across Africa will meet at Kigali to discuss the potential of rapid […]

April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops to Northern Africa: Part 2 - Operator Tips

BizAv Ops to Northern Africa: Part 2 – Operator Tips

Northern Africa is a part of the world where trip pre-planning is critical and should be done with extra attention. Geopolitical situations can change at a moment’s notice, and operators must be aware of all their options, potential risks, and aircraft service limitations. If, for example, you experience an aircraft […]

December 29, 2015 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops to Northern Africa: Part 1 – Regional Considerations

BizAv Ops to Northern Africa: Part 1 – Regional Considerations

Northern Africa has received a lot of news recently, and this region remains in a state of change from political, economic and security perspectives. Still, many operators have needs to take their aircraft to this part of the world for business purposes. Trips to this area can be reliably and successfully put together, assuming adequate pre-planning and close coordination between your 3rd-party provider and local ground handlers…

December 22, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Jet Ops to Kenya: Hotels & Local Area

Business Jet Ops to Kenya: Hotels & Local Area

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 […]

September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Jet Ops to Kenya: Flight Planning, Weather & NOTAMs

Business Jet Ops to Kenya: Flight Planning, Weather & NOTAMs

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 […]

September 17, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Jet Ops to Kenya: Flight Permits & Slots

Business Jet Ops to Kenya: Flight Permits & Slots

When you apply for Kenyan overflight and landing permits, it’s important to be mindful of lead times as well as specific routing requirements. Currently, airport slots are not prevalent at Kenyan airports. However, airport authorities at Nairobi (HKJK) […]

September 10, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Jet Ops to Kenya: CIQ, Documentation & Tech Stops

Business Jet Ops to Kenya: CIQ, Documentation & Tech Stops

While documentation for clearing Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) is straightforward, you’ll want to confirm all applicable requirements with your 3rd-party provider and ground handlers in order to avoid delays upon arrival. CIQ processing may take longer than normal […]

September 3, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Jet Ops to Kenya: Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine

Business Jet Ops to Kenya: Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine

Kenya is generally a straightforward business aircraft operating environment from the perspective of Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) clearance and procedures. However, it’s important to ensure you have all required documentation and applicable visas – including a gen dec stamped by customs […]

August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Jet Ops to Kenya: Aviation Fuel, Security, & Other Ground Services

Business Jet Ops to Kenya: Aviation Fuel, Security, & Other Ground Services

Obtaining fuel at larger airports in Kenya, for either tech or destination stops, is usually a smooth and efficient process for business aircraft operators so long as they have a fuel release and credit has been organized in advance.

August 20, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Jet Ops to Kenya: Ground Handling

Business Jet Ops to Kenya: Ground Handling

When you conduct business aircraft operations to Kenya, it’s best to make ground handling arrangements well in advance. While larger airports are very well equipped in terms of General Aviation (GA) support, service, […]

August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Jet Ops to Kenya: Airport Overview

Business Jet Ops to Kenya: Airport Overview

In comparison to many international destinations, Kenya is a very welcoming General Aviation (GA) operating environment without many onerous pre-planning requirements or procedural hurdles. Still, it’s important to plan on adequate lead time for all airport, parking, fuel uplift, and service requests. […]

August 6, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Corporate Flight Attendant Training 101 – Nigeria

Corporate Flight Attendant Training 101 – Nigeria

Flying into Nigeria certainly presents a challenge for most corporate flight attendants due to issues such as cultural differences and language issues. Therefore, being prepared ahead of time and knowing what to expect with regards to vaccinations, safety and security […]

April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: South Africa Operations

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: South Africa Operations

Business aircraft traffic to South Africa has increased in recent years. While airport and aircraft service options are generally good in this part of the world, it’s always best to provide your 3rd-party provider and ground handler with as much advance notification as possible. In addition, you need to ensure you have all required documentation […]

January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Understanding African Overflight and Landing Permits: Part 2 – Lead Times, Documentation, and Cautions

Understanding African Overflight and Landing Permits: Part 2 – Lead Times, Documentation, and Cautions

When operating to Africa, best practice is to confirm lead times, documentation, and other requirements prior to any operation. A local business sponsor will be needed at many locations, prior to a permit being processed. It’s important to supply complete information on local business contacts to the […]

September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Understanding African Overflight and Landing Permits: Part 1 - Top 6 Challenging Destinations

Understanding African Overflight and Landing Permits: Part 1 – Top 6 Challenging Destinations

The African continent is experiencing a steady increase in business aviation. Business aircraft operators, however, still face challenges in terms of permit requests. It’s best to initiate the overflight and landing permit process as early as possible. Some locations are more difficult than others, from the permit perspective, so it’s important to pre-confirm documentation, credit, and lead time requirements with your 3rd-party provider. The following is an overview of what you need to know about overflight and landing permits when operating to Africa.

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Egyptian Landing and Overflight Permit Requirements Impacting Business Aircraft Operators

Egyptian Landing and Overflight Permit Requirements Impacting Business Aircraft Operators

Egypt continues to be in a state of political unrest, and unexpected changes to regulations impacting General Aviation (GA) operations are possible. That said, the aviation infrastructure continues to function well, and most business aircraft operators are getting in and out of Egypt these days without problems. An important consideration when operating into Egypt is […]

February 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More