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Caribbean Peak Season Bizjet Travel – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ, Hotels, Security & More

Caribbean Peak Season Bizjet Travel – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ, Hotels, Security & More

With the exception of Cuba, the Caribbean, for the most part, has few requirements for permits, airport slots or prior permission required (PPRs) making operating in this region more user friendly than in many other parts of the world. Customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ)…

November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Caribbean Peak Season Bizjet Travel 2016 – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Ground Handling

Caribbean Peak Season Bizjet Travel 2016 – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Ground Handling

While the Caribbean region is a relatively easy operating environment for business aircraft operators in terms of permits, airport slots and documentation requirements, there are issues to consider during peak travel season. Parking runs out at certain locations, fuel uplifts…






October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Ops Update for Cuba: Part 2 - Visas, Support Services & Credit

Business Aviation Ops Update for Cuba: Part 2 – Visas, Support Services & Credit

While general aviation (GA) operations to Cuba can often be coordinated and set up fairly quickly, it’s important not to overlook any required trip planning or day of operation details. This includes obtaining visas, keeping detailed records of your activities in Cuba and making advance credit arrangements…






July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Ops Update for Cuba: Part 1 – Regulatory Considerations

Business Aviation Ops Update for Cuba: Part 1 – Regulatory Considerations

Over the past year we’ve seen quite a few changes in terms of easing of restrictions for N-registered general aviation (GA) operations to Cuba. While there’s been no real regularity to updates from the U.S. side, and Cuban authorities tend to not always announce regulatory changes in advance, operating restrictions continue to ease…






June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Operating to Cuba: Latest Regulations for Business Aviation

Operating to Cuba: Latest Regulations for Business Aviation

General aviation (GA) travel to Cuba with U.S.-registered aircraft and crew is opening up and becoming more user-friendly. However, this is still a highly-regulated operating environment. Regulatory changes that went into effect January 27 ease and facilitate private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations to Cuba – but only for certain approved types of GA flights…






March 2, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Planning Tips: Peak Season in the Caribbean - High Traffic Areas

BizAv Planning Tips: Peak Season in the Caribbean – High Traffic Areas

Caribbean island destinations tend to get busy between early November and late April each year. During peak season, particularly between U.S. Thanksgiving and New Year’s, and during Spring Break, general aviation (GA) movements to this region intensify significantly. During these peak periods parking, services, accommodations and fuel availability may be limited at times. The following […]

December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Cuba APIS requirements Now Required for BizAv Ops

Cuba APIS Now Required for BizAv Ops

Please note that this article and the materials available herein are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain legal advice before operating any travel to Cuba. Cuba recently initiated advance passenger information system (APIS) filing requirements for general aviation (GA). This is […]

October 26, 2015 | 0 Comments More
UPDATE: Cuban Ops - What BizAv Operators Need to Know

UPDATE: Cuban Ops – What BizAv Operators Need to Know

Effective July 22, 2015, a final rule issued by the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) removed Cuba from the U.S. state-sponsored terrorism risk list. While pre-existing license requirements for general aviation (GA) operations to the island still exist, operating conditions […]






September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: Fuel & Hotels

Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: Fuel & Hotels

For business aircraft operations into Aruba, fuel and hotel planning are pretty straightforward. Fuel services at Aruba (TNCA) are generally efficient for both destination and tech stops; however, you may encounter delays during peak hours or with short-notice requests […]






July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: CIQ Information

Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: CIQ Information

When conducting business aircraft operations to Aruba, be aware of flight plan lead times, procedures, and flight plan revision policies. While schedule changes and delays can be easily accommodated, it’s always best to coordinate flight plan changes with your ground handler […]






July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: Permits, PPRs, Flight Planning, Weather & NOTAMS

Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: Permits, PPRs, Flight Planning, Weather & NOTAMS

Permit requirements are virtually nil for Aruba. If you’re conducting any sort of special aircraft operations – experimental flights or flight testing in the local area – be sure to work with your ground handler to provide appropriate reporting to local authorities […]






June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: Catering, Cars, Pets & Guns

Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: Catering, Cars, Pets & Guns

For business aircraft operations to Aruba (TNCA), consider additional lead times when making arrangements for in-flight catering and ground transport. Also, there are additional lead times and restrictions associated with bringing pets and/or weapons into the country […]






June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: Ground Handling and Security

Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: Ground Handling and Security

Aruba (TNCA) is an excellent tech stop for business aircraft operations and offers a high standard of service for destination stops. Aircraft parking can fill up during busy periods, so at times you may need to drop and go. For best results, it’s always best to pre-notify your ground handler […]






June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: Airport Ops

Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: Airport Ops

Be aware of airport hours and document requirements when operating to Aruba (TNCA). There will be times during the high season when overnight parking may not be available and you’ll need to consider a drop and go […]






June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments More
CARICOM APIS – Rules for Business Aviation Operators to Know

CARICOM APIS – Rules for Business Aviation Operators to Know

The Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IACS) requires that all private non-revenue and commercial flights to/from and within 10 of the 15 CARICOM member states submit passenger information prior to arrival/departure. Although CARICOM Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS) went into effect February 1, 2007, there are still operators […]

December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments More
A Guide to Business Aviation Operation to the Caribbean (Just in time for the busy holiday season)

A Guide to Business Aviation Operations to the Caribbean (Just in time for the busy holiday season)

The Caribbean encompasses 30 territories – including sovereign states, overseas territories, and dependencies. Of the 700 islands, reefs, and cays in this region, a couple of dozen destinations are always popular with the business aviation community. During peak travel season each year […]






December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Top In-Season Caribbean Destinations for Business Aircraft Operators - Part 2: CIQ, Permits, and Curfews

Top In-Season Caribbean Destinations for Business Aircraft Operators – Part 2: CIQ, Permits, and Curfews

While permit; Customs, Immigrations, and Quarantine (CIQ); and operating curfew issues are seldom problematic for the Caribbean region, it’s important to pre-plan to avoid complications and to smooth the regulatory/operational process day of operation […]






September 17, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Top In-Season Caribbean Destinations for Business Aircraft Operators - Part 1: Operating Considerations

Top In-Season Caribbean Destinations for Business Aircraft Operators – Part 1: Operating Considerations

In order to prepare for the high season for the Caribbean, business aircraft operators should consider making arrangements for aircraft parking, fuel, and hotel accommodations in advance. When it gets “busy” on the islands, it gets REALLY busy. Options can become scarce or nonexistent […]






September 10, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Business Aviation Trip Planning: The Bahamas

Business Aviation Trip Planning: The Bahamas

While the Bahamas is a welcoming environment for business aviation, be aware that support services may be lacking at secondary airfields. When operating to remote airfields or to major airports during high season, it’s important to confirm fuel, services, and local ground handling availability. The following is an overview of what you need to know […]

July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning: San Juan, Puerto Rico (TJSJ)

Business Aviation Trip Planning: San Juan, Puerto Rico (TJSJ)

San Juan (TJSJ) is a user-friendly airport for General Aviation (GA) both as a destination and tech stop. Full services and credit are available here. Keep in mind, however, that Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) hours differ from airport […]






May 6, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Exploring Jamaica – Information for Bizav Operations

Exploring Jamaica – Information for Bizav Operations

When operating a business aircraft to Jamaica, pay particular attention to documentation and landing permit requirements. Pre-plan and confirm credit, fuel availability and service requirements, as well as hotel and local transportation needs. Additional pre-planning is always necessary when operating to secondary or domestic airfields in Jamaica. The following is an overview of what you […]

August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Operating to St Maarten (TNCM) – Top Operator Considerations

Operating to St Maarten (TNCM) – Top Operator Considerations

St Maarten is one of the busiest and most congested locations in the Caribbean during peak travel periods. If you’re competing with the rest of the general aviation (GA) world – in planning an operation to TNCM during high season – you’ll need to orchestrate aircraft parking and hotel arrangements well in advance. The following […]

August 21, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning: Barbados

Business Aviation Trip Planning: Barbados

Barbados is an accommodating destination for business aviation. Full-service fixed base operators (FBOs) are available 24 hours, aircraft parking is plentiful, and jet fuel prices are reasonable. Barbados is a well-positioned tech stop between North America and South America or Africa and a good place to disembark passengers continuing on to the Grenadines and other […]

July 9, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Cuban Overflight Permits

Understanding Cuban Overflight Permits

While requesting and obtaining Cuba overflight permits is generally a straightforward process, it is best to use an Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)-licensed 3rd-party provider (particularly for N-registered operators) due to U.S. sanction restrictions. Overflight routing opportunities have changed somewhat in recent years, so it’s important to be aware of current permit requirements and […]

March 18, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Travel in the Caribbean during Peak Season

Business Aviation Travel in the Caribbean during Peak Season

The Caribbean is a fairly easy and straightforward operating environment for business aviation. Flying to this region, however, can be more challenging during peak winter travel periods. Aviation fuel shortages occur here and there every year, and the range of services is often limited on smaller islands. It’s best to plan trips early, particularly over […]

November 7, 2012 | 3 Comments More
Great Tech Stops for Business Aviation Caribbean

6 Great Tech Stops in the Caribbean Region for Business Aviation – and Why

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on great technical stops for business aviation. For business jet operators, Caribbean tech stops are among the fastest, easiest and most straightforward in the world. We hear of few operators not receiving quick and efficient turns within this region. While paperwork and advance notice requirements […]

April 12, 2012 | 4 Comments More