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UK Charter Permits: Regulatory Changes Effective Oct. 2016

UK Charter Permits: Regulatory Changes Effective Oct. 2016

The process to obtain charter (non-scheduled commercial) permits for the UK has become easier over recent years. For example, there’s no longer the risk of locally-based UK charter operators objecting to charter requests from foreign-registered aircraft—which could potentially delay or cancel your planned charter flight…

March 8, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Document Intensive Charter Destinations for Business Aviation: Part 3 - Other Regions

Document Intensive Charter Destinations for Business Aviation: Part 3 – Other Regions

When it comes to charter aircraft operations, there are permit approval anomalies to be aware of here and there around the world – including mandated security plans and provision of unique documentation. It’s recommended to always review such considerations with your 3rd-party provider well in advance of travel.






February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Document Intensive Charter Destinations for Business Aviation: Part 2 - European Region

Document Intensive Charter Destinations for Business Aviation: Part 2 – European Region

Europe is an operating environment where charter aircraft operators typically require permits, but private operators generally do not. This can impact flexibility of operations and last minute schedule change possibilities for operators on charter.






February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Document Intensive Charter Destinations for Business Aviation: Part 1 - Basic Considerations

Document Intensive Charter Destinations for Business Aviation: Part 1 – Basic Considerations

For charter (non-scheduled commercial) operators it can be more challenging traveling to some countries and regions than others, from the documentation and permit perspective. It’s always best to work with your 3rd-party provider, well in advance of day of operation, to confirm all applicable permit/documentation requirements.






February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments More
5 Tips for Planning Air Ambulance Flights

5 Tips for Planning Air Ambulance Flights

Most air ambulance flights are short-notice charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations. Due to the nature of these flights, civil aviation authorities are generally very cooperative and accommodating in terms of permits and operational requirements. Still, potential operating issues/glitches are […]






November 9, 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
UK Charter Landing Permits: Regulatory Compliance Musts

UK Charter Landing Permits: Regulatory Compliance Musts

Processing of charter permits for the UK underwent significant changes in 2014. It’s important to be aware of the permit request and revision lead time policies. Also, authorities are taking steps to eliminate “grey” charter flights […]






August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Bizjet Operations into Singapore – Part 2: Permits and CIQ

Bizjet Operations into Singapore – Part 2: Permits and CIQ

While Singapore is a welcoming business aviation operating environment with good services and facilities, there are permit requirements to consider for charter (non-scheduled commercial) and certain private non-revenue operators. Additionally, be aware of the customs and […]






July 13, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Italian Charter Permits: Part 2 of 2 – Permit Approval Process

Italian Charter Permits: Part 2 of 2 – Permit Approval Process

Lead times for Italian charter permits are firm, and short-notice permit requests are not normally possible. Note that once a charter permit application has been made, with all required documentation submitted, the operator may travel to Italy without notice once the permit is approved […]






April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Italian Charter Permits Changes – Part 1 of 2: General Requirements

Italian Charter Permits Changes – Part 1 of 2: General Requirements

Italian charter permits and associated requirements have changed a few times over the past two years. Today, permit requirements vary depending upon where your aircraft is registered, passenger seating capacity, where you’re operating, and how recently you’ve conducted a charter operation to Italy […]






April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Updated Charter Ops Security Screening in for Italy – Part 2: Screening Procedures

Updated Charter Ops Security Screening in for Italy – Part 2: Screening Procedures

As of early February 2015, additional security screening inspections have been implemented for certain international scheduled commercial, air taxi General Aviation (GA) charter (non-scheduled commercial) arrivals to Italy. While these additional security steps add about […]






March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Updated Charter Ops Security Screening for Italy – Part 1: New Requirements

Updated Charter Ops Security Screening for Italy – Part 1: New Requirements

Revised security screening procedures have recently been put in place for certain charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations to Italy. While these new requirements are considered temporary, it’s important for charter operators to be aware of new security mandates, as well as associated delays […]






March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments More
UPDATE: Business Aviation Operations and Cuba – Part 2: General Aviation Considerations

UPDATE: Business Aviation Operations and Cuba – Part 2: General Aviation Considerations

The starting point, when planning a trip to Cuba by a U.S. operator, is to determine the purpose of the flight and if purpose of the travel falls under approved travel by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). An important consideration is whether to take your own aircraft or use a charter flight […]






February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More
UPDATE: Business Aviation Operations and Cuba – Part 1: U.S. Sanction Considerations

UPDATE: Business Aviation Operations and Cuba – Part 1: U.S. Sanction Considerations

The recent January 2015 regulatory changes in the U.S. – Cuba relations will no doubt encourage future business and investment opportunities between these two countries. However, for the time being there will continue to be assorted operating challenges and compliance issues to deal with for general aviation (GA) operators […]






February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Medical Air Charters: Five Indicators of Quality

Medical Air Charters: Five Indicators of Quality

If a loved one is ill and needs to be transported to a specialized hospital, do you know the available options? Scrambling for services during an emergency only adds to the confusion and unnecessary stress. The best way to prepare is with a plan in place. Air ambulance and medical arrangements give patients the highest […]

November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Greece: Airport Slots, Permits, and PPRs

Business Aircraft Operations to Greece: Airport Slots, Permits, and PPRs

For business aircraft operating to Greece, permits and Prior Permissions Required (PPRs) are required in certain situations and at some airports. In all cases, however, you’ll need to request parking permission in advance. It’s best to work with your 3rd-party provider […]






October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments More
EASA Announces TCO Authorization – New Requirements for Business Aviation

EASA Announces TCO Authorization – New Requirements for Business Aviation

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has announced Third-Country Operator (TCO) authorization requirements for all non-European Union (EU)-registered commercial operators traveling to the EU. This new regulatory requirement impacts both […]






September 1, 2014 | 1 Comment More
The Winning Team – What Air Charter Can Offer to Passengers

The Winning Team – What Air Charter Can Offer to Passengers

Corporate and luxury travelers have so many options today that making a decision can be overwhelming. Sometimes, having too many options is just as bad as not having enough. To many, a trusted travel team can be a relief. This winning combination includes a reputable air charter […]






August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Ops Update: Singapore Charter Landing Permit Changes

Ops Update: Singapore Charter Landing Permit Changes

Permit changes that impact the permit application process for business aviation recently went into effect for Singapore. It’s important to be aware of lead times, required documentation, and permit processing nuances in order to ensure smooth operations to this increasingly popular […]






July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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 | 1 Comment 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