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Traveling to Mexico for Raiders vs. Patriots Game – Part 2: Flight Plans, Permits, CIQ and Security Inspections

Traveling to Mexico for Raiders vs. Patriots Game – Part 2: Flight Plans, Permits, CIQ and Security Inspections

Mexico is a relatively easy and unrestricted operating environment for private non-revenue flights but becomes more restrictive when it comes to foreign-registered charters. Be mindful that authorities are on the lookout for charter (non-scheduled commercial) operators who…

October 9, 2017 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops Planning: Confederations Cup Final 2017 in Moscow – Part 2: Permit, Slots & Local Area

BizAv Ops Planning: Confederations Cup Final 2017 in Moscow – Part 2: Permit, Slots & Local Area

For travel to Confederations Cup host cities during this period (June 17 and July 2), airport slots and landing permits will need to be requested as soon as possible. Once airport slot and permit approvals have been obtained it’s best to avoid last minute revisions as this could very well…

June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Transiting Papua New Guinea – Operational Tips for Bizav

Transiting Papua New Guinea – Operational Tips for Bizav

The independent state of Papua New Guinea is located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean and shares an island with the Indonesian province of West Papua. While Port Moresby (AYPY) is the primary destination for most general aviation (GA) operations to Papua, the country also has many domestic airfields available. Operators heading to Papua need to […]

June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Paris Air Show 2017 Flight Ops – Part 2: Permits, CIQ & Local Area

Paris Air Show 2017 Flight Ops – Part 2: Permits, CIQ & Local Area

This year’s Paris Airshow runs June 19-25. If you are planning on operating your business aircraft into the Paris area during this time, there are you operational requirements you need to be aware of. Start by reading part 1 on this series if you…

May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments More
2017 St Petersburg International Economic Forum – Part 2: Permits, Slots, Visas & Cabotage

2017 St Petersburg International Economic Forum – Part 2: Permits, Slots, Visas & Cabotage

The 21st St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) takes place June 1-3. As permits and airport slots are needed for all general aviation (GA) operations to St. Petersburg (ULLI), it’s best to begin setting this up as soon as schedule is known. Operators should consider additional…

May 23, 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
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
U.S. Cabotage Restrictions – non-U.S. Business Aircraft Considerations

U.S. Cabotage Restrictions – non-U.S. Business Aircraft Considerations

Cabotage restrictions have an impact on operations of non-U.S. registered business aircraft within the U.S. These rules and limitations, however, are often not well understood by general aviation (GA) operators. Consequences of non-compliance include Department of Transport (DOT) findings of violations, and potential order to cease and desist, as well as civil penalties of up […]

October 31, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Operating to Colombia – Part 3: Planning Tips

Operating to Colombia – Part 3: Planning Tips

Authorities in Colombia are strict on documentation requirements governing business jet operations in the country, so if you are operating there, make sure all required information/documentation are provided. Also, it’s important to ensure passengers and crew have required visas and sufficient validity on passports to cover length of stay…

September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Additional Services & Security

Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Additional Services & Security

Continuing from our last article on airport operations, in this article we’ll discuss additional ground services and airport procedures which you should be aware of. For instance, some additional things to consider are cabotage restrictions, temporary importation, and crew and passenger screening […]

March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops to the 2016 Carnival of Venice, Italy – Part 2: Handling Requests, CIQ & Operating Costs

BizAv Ops to the 2016 Carnival of Venice, Italy – Part 2: Handling Requests, CIQ & Operating Costs

Venice (LIPZ) is a user friendly airport for general aviation (GA) movements with a full range of support services; however, it is important to be aware of all customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) requirements when arriving from outside the Schengen zone and to be mindful of potential […]

January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Bangkok – Which Airport to Pick: Part 2 – CIQ and Security

Bangkok – Which Airport to Pick: Part 2 – CIQ and Security

Pre-planning is a key consideration when traveling to Thailand and the Bangkok region, and at least two weeks forward planning is recommended for general aviation (GA) operations…

December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments More
12 Ways Your BizAv Trip Can Go Wrong – Part 2

12 Ways Your BizAv Trip Can Go Wrong – Part 2

Last week, we discussed six out of 12 critical areas where a bizav trip can go wrong . Many of these are avoidable with proper preplanning. Today, we’ll discuss six more areas to round out our list of 12. This list by no means covers everything, but it does provide common pitfalls for […]

November 2, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Ground Handling

Business Aircraft Ops to India: Ground Handling

The General Aviation (GA) ground handling and regulatory experience in India has improved over recent years, and the process has become more user-friendly. For example, even lead time requirements for operations to military airfields have reduced to as little as half the time it used to […]

October 15, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Planning BizAv Operations to Thailand – Part 1: Permit Planning

Planning BizAv Operations to Thailand – Part 1: Permit Planning

Pre-planning is essential when you conduct business aircraft operations to Thailand. There are many important factors to consider in terms of landing permits, aircraft parking, and cabotage. A missed item or planning consideration could delay your flight or even stop it in its tracks. When you apply for Thai permits […]

September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments More
6 Tips for Planning Aircraft Operations to Remote Locations

6 Tips for Planning Aircraft Operations to Remote Locations

When operating a business aircraft to remote locations, begin your trip planning as far in advance as possible, talk with other operators who’ve been to the location, gather information on service availability, and always have backup plans in place in the event you experience unanticipated situations. If adequate ground handling support is not available at […]

June 8, 2015 | 0 Comments More
The Operator’s Guide to the 2015 Paris Air Show – Part 2: Permits, CIQ, and Documentation

The Operator’s Guide to the 2015 Paris Air Show – Part 2: Permits, CIQ, and Documentation

The 51st International Paris Air Show runs June 15-21 at Le Bourget (LFPB), and this is a busy period for General Aviation (GA) traffic in the region. If you have already read our last article – covering airport options, parking, and ground services – now it’s time to get familiar with permit; Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) […]

May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Cabotage in Brazil

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Cabotage in Brazil

Cabotage is generally not an issue in Brazil for General Aviation (GA); however, Brazilian cabotage regulations are not clear and may be subject to interpretation by local customs officials. There are steps you can take to ensure that cabotage issues do not cause […]

May 13, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: St. Petersburg International Economic Forum – Part 2: Permits, Slots, PPRs, & CIQ

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: St. Petersburg International Economic Forum – Part 2: Permits, Slots, PPRs, & CIQ

Airport slots will be one of the larger concerns for business aircraft operators traveling to St. Petersburg (ULLI) during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) period (May 22-24, 2014), and full instructions on when airport slots will be processed won’t be known until the […]

April 16, 2014 | 2 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: London Fashion Week 2014

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: London Fashion Week 2014

London Fashion Week is a clothing trade show held in London each February and September. It ranks alongside New York, Paris, and Milan as one of the Big Four fashion weeks. The fall London Fashion Week takes place February 13-18 at Somerset House in central London. Operators planning to attend, with General Aviation (GA) aircraft […]

January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Japan Flight Permit Changes - Improvements for Business Aviation

Japan Flight Permit Changes – Improvements for Business Aviation

Japan is making changes to its general aviation processes that are largely seen as positive for the business aviation community and are a first step for liberalization of business aviation regulations within Japan. Firstly, Japan has implemented new charter regulations, similar to the US FAR 135, and these changes […]

October 22, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Mexico Charter Operations: Landing Permits and Cabotage

Mexico Charter Operations: Landing Permits and Cabotage

For charter flight operations into Mexico, two major considerations are landing permits and cabotage. In terms of permits, blanket charter landing permits are the preferred option for regular operators to Mexico. This process is document-intensive, requires a long lead time and involves […]

October 10, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Canadian Cabotage and Business Aviation: 6 Things you Need to Know (Aug. 15, 2012)

Canadian Cabotage and Business Aviation: 6 Things you Need to Know

Cabotage issues are taken seriously in Canada, and unauthorized business aviation aircraft movements may result in substantial penalties. The good news is that a wide range of private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) movements within Canada are possible under the current U.S.-Canada Open Skies policy. Best practice is to confirm in advance with your 3rd-party […]

October 30, 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 | 8 Comments More