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Flight Ops to Milan for the Fall Fashion Week 2014

Flight Ops to Milan for the Fall Fashion Week 2014

Milan Fashion Week is a clothing trade show held semi-annually in Milan. The upcoming winter/spring show takes place February 17-23, 2014. The latest innovations in dress design by renowned fashion designers are showcased. This is the place to be in February if you’re working within the realm of international high fashion […]

January 27, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Charter Flight Operations to Germany: Landing Permits 101

Charter Flight Operations to Germany: Landing Permits 101

When you operate to Germany as charter (non-scheduled commercial), it’s important to ensure that appropriate landing permits are in place. Government authorities mandate specific documentation and lead times to process permit requests. For this reason, it’s recommended that charter operators keep all required documentation on file with their 3rd-party provider, just in case a short-notice […]

December 18, 2013 | 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 | 0 Comments More
Four Great Online Air Charter Resources

Four Great Online Air Charter Resources

There have been recent innovations in air charter and aircraft search technology that aid travel planning for brokers and consumers alike. However, finding the right fit for your aircraft needs and flight combinations can still be confusing when the available web search platforms are increasingly [...]

October 15, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Changes in Italian Charter Flight Permit Regulation - Explained

Changes in Italian Charter Flight Permit Regulation – Explained

Italy is always a popular destination for charter aircraft operators, especially going into the summer season, and operators to Italy have always faced a somewhat rigorous and time-consuming charter permit application process. Thanks to recent regulatory changes [...]

May 15, 2013 | 2 Comments More
Canada Permit Requirements for Bizav Operators

Canada Permit Requirements for Bizav Operators

For business aircraft operators requesting landing or overflight permits for Canada, it’s best to work with a 3rd-party provider. Rules and regulations can be confusing, particularly in terms of what is and what is not permitted for charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations. Adequate pre-trip planning is essential in order to avoid potential cabotage and/or licensing issues. […]

May 14, 2013 | 1 Comment More
7 Tips for Determining Feasibility of a Business Aviation Trip

7 Tips for Determining Feasibility of a Business Aviation Trip

While almost any international trip can be set up with sufficient lead time and preparation, there are limitations as to what is doable. The first step in the trip planning process is to determine the feasibility of an intended operation. This involves considerations such as aircraft range; crew duty; availability to permit; visa requirements; and […]

January 14, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Operations to Iraq – U.S. Sanctioned Country Series

Business Aviation Operations to Iraq – U.S. Sanctioned Country Series

While the broad economic sanctions on Iraq were lifted by the U.S. and most countries in late 2010, the U.S. Government still imposes significant restrictions on U.S.-registered aircraft that still impact business and general aviation aircraft operations involving Iraq. As a result, it is important for U.S. business aviation operators to be aware of these […]

November 22, 2012 | 1 Comment More
Business Aviation Operations to North Korea – U.S. Sanctioned Country Series

Business Aviation Operations to North Korea – U.S. Sanctioned Country Series

Many U.S.-based corporate flight crews have never had the opportunity to experience the beauty of cherry blossoms along the Taedong River in Pyongyang due to sanctions and other restrictions in place against North Korea (also known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea). [...]

November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments More
U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series: Business Aviation Operations to Iran

Business Aviation Operations to Iran – U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on business aviation operations in U.S. sanctioned countries. While the U.S. sanctions against Iran do not prohibit individuals from traveling to or from Iran, as with the Cuba sanctions, the increasing U.S. and international sanctions on Iran make it a difficult destination for U.S.-registered aircraft […]

November 8, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Operating to North and South Sudan – U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series

Operating to North and South Sudan – U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series

The recent political changes in Sudan, including the creation of the newly independent country of South Sudan, have had a major impact on U.S. sanctions on Sudan. Because of the elimination of U.S. sanctions on South Sudan, U.S. operators are now able to conduct flight operations to and from that newly independent nation. However, significant […]

November 1, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Operations to Myanmar (Burma) - U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series

Business Aviation Operations to Myanmar (Burma) – U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series

The country referred to by the United States and several other countries as “Burma” (but officially known as the “Union of Myanmar” since 1989) has been subject to a wide range of economic sanctions due to the policies of the Burmese government. [...]

October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments More
U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series: Business Aviation Operations to and from Syria

U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series: Business Aviation Operations to and from Syria

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on operating to U.S. sanctioned countries. Due to the policies and actions of the government of Syria, the United States and other countries have imposed a wide range of sanctions on the Syrian government. Among other things, the U.S. sanctions on Syria prohibit U.S. persons […]

October 18, 2012 | 1 Comment More
Business Aviation Operations to and from Cuba (Part 2) - U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series

Business Aviation Operations to and from Cuba (Part 2) – U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series

Before operating flights to Cuba, operators of U.S.-registered aircraft must obtain licenses and ensure that all travelers have an Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) specific or general license. For this reason, it is recommended that the process be started as early as possible before the trip is scheduled to take place [...]

October 11, 2012 | 2 Comments More
Business Aviation Operations to and from Cuba (Part 1) – U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series

Business Aviation Operations to and from Cuba (Part 1) – U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series

Because of the long-standing U.S. sanctions and significant restrictions on travel to and from Cuba, only a small number of flights between the U.S. and Cuba occur each day, and most of these are charter (non-scheduled commercial) flights. As a result, planning for and operating authorized business aviation flights involving [...]

October 4, 2012 | 2 Comments 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
Demystifying the Charter Flight Permit Process in Germany

Demystifying the Charter Flight Permit Process in Germany

Germany can be a challenging operating environment for non-European Union (EU) charter (non-scheduled commercial) operators. Due to long permit lead times, together with the volume and scope of documentation requirements, charter permits require significant time to set up and revise. Work with your 3rd-party provider, well in advance of scheduled operations, to confirm and satisfy […]

August 27, 2012 | 2 Comments More
Flying Charter to the U.K.? Here’s What You Need to Know

Flying Charter to the U.K.? Here’s What You Need to Know

Obtaining U.K. charter (non-scheduled commercial) landing permits is usually not difficult if you have all required documents available and submit a request in correct format within the appropriate lead time. However, from time to time, you may run into the complication of a local U.K. charter operator objecting to your permit request and holding up […]

June 27, 2012 | 5 Comments More
U.S. Customs for Non-U.S. Registered Charter Aircraft (Active Trip): Clearing U.S. Customs

U.S. Customs for Non-U.S. Registered Charter Aircraft (Active Trip): Clearing U.S. Customs

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on U.S. Customs for Non-U.S. Registered Charter Aircraft and continues from our previous post. For charter (non-scheduled commercial) aircraft operators, clearing U.S. customs involves additional documentation, procedures and lead times than it does for private non-revenue operators. Additional considerations come into play when operating a […]

June 5, 2012 | 0 Comments More
APIS, TSA and DOT Authorization Info for Non-U.S. Registered Business Aircraft

APIS, TSA and DOT Authorization Info for Non-U.S. Registered Business Aircraft

For business-aviation operators, the Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) process is generally trouble-free, so long as the rules and requirements are well understood and followed. However, incorrect filings can result in delays and potential fines. It’s important to keep in mind that filing APIS does not negate the requirement to notify customs of your arrival. […]

May 31, 2012 | 4 Comments More
U.S. Customs for Non-U.S. Registered Charter Aircraft (Pre-Trip): Making U.S. Customs Arrangements

U.S. Customs for Non-U.S. Registered Charter Aircraft (Pre-Trip): Making U.S. Customs Arrangements

This business aviation blog post is the first part of a series on U.S. Customs for Non-U.S. Registered Charter Aircraft. The U.S. has a rigorous customs clearing process. Any errors in the APIS and customs set up and clearance process can result in operational delays and challenges to what should otherwise be a smooth inbound […]

May 29, 2012 | 2 Comments 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
Charter Flight Documents - Business Aviation

Charter Flight Documents: Key Considerations for Charter Operators (Part 2)

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on charter flights and continues from Part 1 on Charter Flight Documents. Charter (also known as non-scheduled commercial) permit-documentation needs differ by country. Be aware of lead times, requests for documentation, and special forms required from certain countries. The best practice is to source or […]

April 18, 2012 | 1 Comment More
Charter Flight Documents - Business Aviation

Charter Flight Documents: Key Considerations for Charter Operators (Part 1)

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on charter flights. Documentation requirements are often more challenging for charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations than for private non-revenue operations. Charter operators may not be fully familiar with unique charter-specific documentation requirements for certain countries, and this has the potential of causing operational delays. In some […]

April 11, 2012 | 1 Comment More
Operating to Mexico: Overview of Landing Permits and Restrictions

Operating to Mexico: Overview of Landing Permits and Restrictions

This business aviation blog post is the first part in a series on operating to Mexico. Mexico is a frequent and straightforward destination for private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) operators. However, there are a number of planning considerations to keep in mind. For private non-revenue operators, there are not many restrictions. Charter (non-scheduled commercial) […]

February 27, 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