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Traveling to the 2017 Formula One Grand Prix in Japan

Traveling to the 2017 Formula One Grand Prix in Japan

This year’s Formula One Japanese Grand Prix takes place October 6-8 at the Suzuka International Race Course. October 6 is for practice, October 7 is when qualifying runs take place and October 8 is race day. Built by the Honda Motor Company as a test facility in 1962 the…

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GA Airport Slots at VHHH – Latest Changes Affecting Operators

GA Airport Slots at VHHH – Latest Changes Affecting Operators

Although availability of general aviation (GA) airport slots for Hong Kong (VHHH) has become more restrictive, there are new regulatory issues to be mindful of beginning September 1, 2017. These changes have potential to further complicate airport slot management at this location. The following is an overview of what you need to know: 1. VHHH […]

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Business Aircraft Operations to Shanghai – Part 3: Visas, Pets & Weapons

Business Aircraft Operations to Shanghai – Part 3: Visas, Pets & Weapons

Caution is advised when planning for crew visa requirements to China. In the past all crew had required specific crew visas to arrive aboard general aviation (GA) aircraft and they often needed a different type of visa to depart via scheduled airline. Today, within the realm of crew…

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Business Aircraft Operations to Shanghai – Part 2: Permits, Slots & CIQ

Business Aircraft Operations to Shanghai – Part 2: Permits, Slots & CIQ

For business aircraft operators, the landing permit process for China has become easier and quicker over recent years and airport slots are generally not a significant issue or operational impediment. Meanwhile, customs, immigration and quarantine (CIQ) clearance is a relatively…

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Business Aircraft Operations to Shanghai – Part 1: Airports, Curfews & Parking

Business Aircraft Operations to Shanghai – Part 1: Airports, Curfews & Parking

Shanghai is served by two airports – Hongqiao (ZSSS) and Pudong (ZSPD) – with each having different general aviation (GA) access and parking considerations. While ZSSS has the best GA infrastructure, it’s now become the more difficult of the two airfields in terms of accessibility…

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Business Aircraft Ops to Mongolia – Part 1: Operating Tips

Business Aircraft Ops to Mongolia – Part 1: Operating Tips

Mongolia is a land locked country in east-central Asia, bordered by Russia to the north and China to the south. Today, Mongolia is a routine overflight transit route for general aviation (GA) operating between eastern Asia and Europe. While Mongolia is a generally straight-forward and…

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ABACE 2017 – Operating to Shanghai: Part 2: Permits & Visas

ABACE 2017 – Operating to Shanghai: Part 2: Permits & Visas

Lead times for obtaining China landing permits are not onerous with requests generally approved within 24 – 48 hours. While slots are provided in conjunction with landing permits be aware that curfews and operating limitations are associated at both Shanghai airports…

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ABACE 2017 – Operating to Shanghai: Part 1: Airports, Parking & Slots

ABACE 2017 – Operating to Shanghai: Part 1: Airports, Parking & Slots

The 2017 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) takes place at Shanghai Hongqiao (ZSSS) Apr 11-13. As this is widely considered as the main annual event for business aviation in the region, you can expect an influx of general aviation (GA) traffic into Shanghai…

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Asian Flight Permit Requirements 101 – Part 2: Revisions and Cabotage Considerations

Asian Flight Permit Requirements 101 – Part 2: Revisions and Cabotage Considerations

Permit revisions are often more challenging and restrictive within the Asian operating environment. Best practice is to ‘know before you go’ in terms of what is, and what is not, possible in terms of permit revisions and schedule changes…

March 6, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Asian Flight Permit Requirements 101 – Part 1: General Considerations

Asian Flight Permit Requirements 101 – Part 1: General Considerations

Be prepared to deal with numerous permits requirements when traveling to and within Asia. You can expect that overflight and landing permits are needed for both private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations. You’ll deal with various complexities in the…

February 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
Transiting Malaysia: Part 2 – Permits & Flight Plans

Transiting Malaysia: Part 2 – Permits & Flight Plans

Although Malaysia is not a complex operating environment, from the planning, permit and access perspective, it’s important to give yourself sufficient lead time to secure permits and, when required, airport slots…

September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Transiting Malaysia: Part 1 – Airports & Local Area

Transiting Malaysia: Part 1 – Airports & Local Area

Malaysia is a relatively straight-forward, easy, operating environment with limited documentation requirements. Overflight permits are not necessary for most operations, and currently there are no Stage II noise restrictions. While there are no strict cabotage limitations…

September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Kuala Lumpur - Which Airport to Choose

Kuala Lumpur – Which Airport to Choose

Corporate traffic to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia remains strong with steady movements. Both area airports, available to general aviation (GA), are convenient and good options although each has its pros and cons to consider. The following is an overview of what you need to know: 1. Kuala Lumpur has three airports Although Simpang (WMKF) is not […]

September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops to Jakarta: Picking the Right Airport

BizAv Ops to Jakarta: Picking the Right Airport

Located on the NW coast of the island of Java, Jakarta is one of the most populous cities in SE Asia and a frequent destination for business aircraft. When conducting missions here, the first considerations in choosing an airport should be aircraft parking availability, convenience to the passenger’s destination, and aviation fueling arrangements. The following […]

August 29, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizJet Planning Tips: B20 & G20 Summits in Hangzhou, China

BizJet Planning Tips: B20 & G20 Summits in Hangzhou, China

The first G20 Summit hosted by China takes place in Hangzhou on Sept 4 – 5. Every year, this event generates an influx of private flights for the host city—including Head of State and VVIP flights. This year’s G20 will be no different…

August 11, 2016 | 0 Comments More
How to Overcome Airports with Slot Issues: Part 3 – 7 Popular Airports with Challenging Slots

How to Overcome Airports with Slot Issues: Part 3 – 7 Popular Airports with Challenging Slots

Here and there around the world you’ll encounter airport slot situations more challenging than the average. These are typically very popular locations frequently congested with scheduled commercial activity. With proper advance planning and coordination with your 3rd-party…

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How to Overcome Airports with Slot Issues: Part 2 – Slot Challenges

How to Overcome Airports with Slot Issues: Part 2 – Slot Challenges

Some airports are more challenging than others in terms of obtaining/revising airport slots. Certain locations confirm slot requests well prior to day of operation while others may not confirm slots until a few days, or even 24 hours, prior to operation…

June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments More
How to Overcome Airports with Slot Issues: Part 1 – Slot Basics and Tips

How to Overcome Airports with Slot Issues: Part 1 – Slot Basics and Tips

More and more airports are requiring slots due to congestion issues, and these slot requirements differ depending upon the airport in question. For example, some airports require you to obtain slots prior to applying for a landing permit while others require airport slots for parking or arrival/departure permissions…

May 30, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Trip Planning: G7 Japan Summit 2016 – Part 2: Operating Considerations

BizAv Trip Planning: G7 Japan Summit 2016 – Part 2: Operating Considerations

In addition to what was covered in our last article, business aircraft operators flying into Japan during the G7 Summit period also need to be aware of possible permit requirements, the customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) process for their preferred airport, and some general high-traffic event pre-planning considerations…

May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Local Area, Ground Transport & Hotels

Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Local Area, Ground Transport & Hotels

General aviation (GA) trips to Japan are something to look forward to regardless of the time of year. However, depending upon when you arrive, you could face limited options in terms of preferred hotel accommodations. We always recommend that operators consider and confirm crew accommodations early on in the trip planning process…

April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Trip Planning: G7 Japan Summit 2016 – Part 1: Airport Options

BizAv Trip Planning: G7 Japan Summit 2016 – Part 1: Airport Options

This year’s G7 Summit takes place May 26-27 at the Shima Kanko Hotel on Kashiko Island in Japan. In addition to attendance by G7 head of states, there will be associated meetings taking place with leaders from many other nations. We expect this to be a particularly busy G7 event for general aviation (GA) purposes…

April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Flight Planning & Weather

Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Flight Planning & Weather

Flight planning for business aircraft operations in Japan is, for the most part, straight-forward. But, there are particular processes that should be followed to avoid potential operational issues on arrival/departure. As each airport has specific procedures and local operating restrictions, it’s best to review all requirements with your 3rd-party provider and/or ground handler prior to day of operation…

April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Zika Virus and Business Aviation: Considerations for International Operators

Zika Virus and Business Aviation: Considerations for International Operators

Active transmission of Zika virus is a factor in certain countries and territories as noted on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) site. It’s important for international business aircraft operators to be aware of and mitigate Zika risks as well as to comply with aircraft disinfection mandates in place at various international locations. […]

April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments More