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Top 10 Business Aviation Planning Tips for Australia (+1 More)

Top 10 Business Aviation Planning Tips for Australia (+1 More)

For business aircraft operators traveling to Australia, there are some unique requirements – ranging from flight planning, to fueling, to visas and more – that must be considered before operating into the region [...]

February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix

This year’s Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place March 14-16 at Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit – just a few kilometers south of central Melbourne. Always a popular event in the F1 circuit, the Australian Grand Prix is expected to draw over 300,000 visitors this year. Likewise, general aviation traffic is expected to be elevated. […]

February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Upcoming ADS-B Requirements in Australian Airspace

Upcoming ADS-B Requirements in Australian Airspace

As part of an ongoing national focus towards safe and efficient air traffic management, and in light of strong growth in air traffic and passenger volumes, Airservices Australia has begun the mandated rollout of the Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) system [...]

September 30, 2013 | 2 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Perth, Australia

Business Aircraft Operations to Perth, Australia

For business aircraft operators, Perth (YPPH) has some unique operating considerations to take into account during the planning phase. Best practice is to work with your 3rd-party provider and ground handler well in advance to coordinate airport slots, customs, jet fuel, aircraft parking, local transportation [...]

September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Transportation Security Program (TSP) requirements in Australia for Business Aircraft Operators

Transportation Security Program (TSP) requirements in Australia for Business Aircraft Operators

Transportation Security Program (TSP) requirements have been a challenge for General Aviation (GA) operators to Australia over recent years. However, practical impact of this regulation has significantly diminished since March 2012. While all previous TSP regulations remain in place, far fewer GA operations to Australia are [...]

July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Avoiding Issues with Sydney International Airport (YSSY) Operational Curfews

Avoiding Issues with Sydney International Airport (YSSY) Operational Curfews

Recent advice from the Australian Department of Infrastructure and Transport has highlighted a new interpretation of Sydney (YSSY) curfew regulations and how they apply to private non-revenue and General Aviation (GA). The consequences for not understanding and conforming to these regulations [...]

May 13, 2013 | 0 Comments More
8 Tips for Flying to the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix

8 Tips for Flying to the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix

This year’s Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix will be held 15-17 March at the Albert Park circuit, south of Melbourne. There are three airport options for business jet operators traveling to this event. The Australian Grand Prix is a busy period and draws large crowds. Best options, in terms of aircraft parking and hotel accommodations, […]

February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Navigating Australia’s Local Area and Culture as Part of a Business Aviation Trip

Navigating Australia’s Local Area and Culture as Part of a Business Aviation Trip

For business aircraft operators, Australia is an excellent and easy-to-navigate destination if your mission brings you here. Australia’s culture is known for being relaxed, with many hotels to choose from. Passengers traveling to this region must ensure that they arrive in the country with appropriate visas [...]

September 18, 2012 | 1 Comment More
Business Aviation Flight Planning in Australia

Business Aviation Flight Planning in Australia

For most business-aviation operators, flight planning in Australia is a relatively straightforward and user-friendly process. Flexibility of flight plans is good compared to the complexity of other regions around the world. Your 3rd-party provider will typically file operator flight plans, but your local ground handler may be the best resource should you encounter flight plan issues on day of operation [...]

September 11, 2012 | 1 Comment More
Understanding Flight Permits and PPRs in Australia

Understanding Flight Permits and PPRs in Australia

With the exception of certain permit requirements and certain curfew restrictions, most business aircraft operators find Australia a relatively straightforward operating environment from the regulatory perspective. It’s best to work with your 3rd-party provider and ground handler in advance to fully understand landing permit, Prior Permission Required (PPR), and lead time requirements. If you are a business aircraft operator [...]

September 4, 2012 | 3 Comments More
5 Tips for Making Airport Slots in Australia Easy

5 Tips for Making Airport Slots in Australia Easy

Airport slot requirements and revisions are not onerous in Australia, but there are some unique considerations to keep in mind. The following is the information you need to know for airport slot requirements: 1. Figure out which airports require slots. It varies by airport. Sydney (YSSY) and Perth (YPPH) are the only airports in Australia requiring airport slots for both arrival and departure [...]

August 28, 2012 | 1 Comment More
All About Arranging Ground Handling and Related Services in Australia (Part 2 of 2)

All About Arranging Ground Handling and Related Services in Australia (Part 2 of 2)

Last week, we discussed the process for arranging ground handing, fuel, and clearing customs in Australia. Continuing from that article, here is some additional information business aircraft operators need to know before arranging ground handling and other ground services in Australia.

August 7, 2012 | 1 Comment More
All About Arranging Ground Handling and Related Services in Australia (Part 1 of 2)

All About Arranging Ground Handling and Related Services in Australia (Part 1 of 2)

Australia is a welcoming environment for business aviation, with some of the best ground handling and services you’ll find anywhere. But there are steps operators can take to smooth and streamline the arrival, airport slot and ground handling processes. Work with your [...]

July 31, 2012 | 2 Comments More
The Security Landscape for Business Aviation Operations in Australia

The Security Landscape for Business Aviation Operations in Australia

For business aircraft operators, Security is generally not an issue at major airports in Australia or when travelling off airport. Additional caution is advised, however, when operating to smaller airfields without regional airline traffic, as airport security standards may be lower. [...]

July 24, 2012 | 1 Comment More
6 Tips for Arranging Jet Fuel Uplifts in Australia

6 Tips for Arranging Jet Fuel Uplifts in Australia

For business aircraft operators planning a mission to Australia, with advance planning and understanding, navigating the fueling process is relatively straightforward. In general, longer-than- average advance notice is recommended when planning fuel uplifts at major airports. Fuel delivery delays are possible, so it’s best practice to have [...]

July 17, 2012 | 2 Comments More
Flying to Australia: Navigating Customs, Immigration & Agriculture for Business Aircraft Operators

Flying to Australia: Navigating Customs, Immigration & Agriculture for Business Aircraft Operators

While customs, immigration, and agriculture rules are the same across Australia procedures differ from airport to airport. You may clear on your aircraft, at a fixed base operator (FBO) or within the main terminal depending upon destination. Vehicles may or may not be permitted to pick up planeside [...]

July 10, 2012 | 1 Comment More
5 Great Tech Stops in Australia and the Pacific Islands for Business Aviation - and Why

5 Great Tech Stops in Australia and the Pacific Islands for Business Aviation – and Why

This aviation blog post is part of a series on great technical stops for business aviation. When overflying vast areas of ocean and very remote regions such as the South Pacific, it’s important to carefully plan tech stops – and alternate tech stops. For business aircraft operators, many good tech stops exist in Australia and […]

May 17, 2012 | 1 Comment More
How Cabotage Regulations May Impact Your Flight

How Cabotage Regulations May Impact Your Flight

Cabotage is the transport of goods or passengers between two points in the same country by an aircraft registered in another country. The application of this regulation varies from country to country and changes from time to time. Penalties for cabotage violations range from fines, to payment of all applicable duties and taxes, to seizure […]

April 24, 2012 | 7 Comments More
Jet A-1, Aviation Fuel in Asia and the Far East

Aviation Fueling in the Far East: 4 Things Business Aviation Operators Should Know

This aviation blog post is the first part of a series on aviation fueling in the Far East. Aviation fuel uplifts in the Far East often require additional planning. Each country within the region is unique in terms of aviation fueling issues, fuel tax and tax exemptions. You’ll encounter a multitude of differently formatted fuel […]

March 26, 2012 | 1 Comment More
10 Potentially Challenging International Permits for Business Aviation Operators

10 Potentially Challenging International Permits for Business Aviation Operators

This aviation blog post of part of a series on overflight permits and landing permits. Overflight and landing permits vary in complexity and lead time. It depends on the region of the world you’re flying to and the type of operation you’re doing. Charter (non-scheduled commercial) permits usually require additional documentation and lead time, involve […]

January 18, 2012 | 5 Comments More