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Operating to RPLL – Part 1: Airport & Operating Considerations

Operating to RPLL – Part 1: Airport & Operating Considerations

Manila is a popular destination for business and leisure purposes and attracts a steady flow of general aviation (GA) activity. While aircraft parking is generally not an issue at Manila (RPLL), there are a number of operating considerations to be mindful of…

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Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Fuel & Security

Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Fuel & Security

While Chile offers competitive fuel options at most larger airports, and general aviation (GA) uplifts are normally on time, be aware of potential delays during peak airport hours. For example, at Santiago (SCEL) commercial peak periods are 0700-0900 and 1800-2100 local and…

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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…

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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…

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Assessing Airport and Aircraft Security – Part 2: Aircraft Security Options

Assessing Airport and Aircraft Security – Part 2: Aircraft Security Options

Always check with your trip support and/or security provider on current security/threat status at all planned destinations and tech stops. Ensure you have the latest information on what is and what is not permitted, in terms of aircraft security, for each destination. Understand costs…

March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Assessing Airport and Aircraft Security – Part 1: Top Considerations

Assessing Airport and Aircraft Security – Part 1: Top Considerations

Airport and aircraft security must always be top of mind, particularly when traveling to unfamiliar airport locations. Depending on the airport, different options and services will be available ranging from simple security considerations to more involved arrangements. It’s…

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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…

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Business Aircraft Ops to India: Fueling and Security

Business Aircraft Ops to India: Fueling and Security

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…

October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Security Threat Assessments for Business Aviation – Part 2: Categories of Assessments

Security Threat Assessments for Business Aviation – Part 2: Categories of Assessments

There are various types of security assessments available for business aircraft operators. These range from basic country assessments to highly individualized local area assessments to assessments covering overflight, routings, and potential alternate airports. There are generally four categories […]

March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Security Threat Assessments for Business Aviation – Part 1: General Tips

Security Threat Assessments for Business Aviation – Part 1: General Tips

We all understand the value of security awareness and the need to try to avoid potential security issues. There are, however, areas of security planning/awareness that we all tend to overlook from time to time. Particularly when conducting business aircraft operations to moderate or high risk areas […]

March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Tips for Securing Your Aircraft on the Ground

Tips for Securing Your Aircraft on the Ground

Throughout my career in the aviation industry, I’ve been amazed at how trusting some are with leaving their aircraft unsecured when expecting service from an outside party. And while many will point to the convenience it brings in not having to orchestrate leaving behind a key […]

February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Security Planning for Business Aviation Travel – Part 2: Vetting and Arranging for Security

Security Planning for Business Aviation Travel – Part 2: Vetting and Arranging for Security

There’s no standard for airport security within the international operating arena. Each airport differs in terms of security infrastructure and procedures. Airport security, including secure parking options, also varies by the type of operation – commercial or General Aviation (GA) […]

July 9, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Security Planning for Business Aviation Travel – Part 1: Pre-Planning

Security Planning for Business Aviation Travel – Part 1: Pre-Planning

To reduce risk and improve the success of your international trips, it is recommended for business aircraft operators to order security intelligence reports for international destinations they’ve not been to before or have not visited in more than 60 days. There are different types of reports […]

July 2, 2014 | 2 Comments More