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BizAv Ops Planning: Fortune Global Forum in Guangzhou – Airports, Permits, Curfews & Ground Handling

BizAv Ops Planning: Fortune Global Forum in Guangzhou – Airports, Permits, Curfews & Ground Handling

The Fortune Global Forum brings together world leaders and leaders of global multinationals December 6-8 in Guangzhou. One of the most influential economic forums held worldwide, this event promises to bring a heavy influx of general aviation (GA) to China’s southern gateway to the world…

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Business Aircraft Operations to Shanghai – Part 3: Visas, Pets & Weapons

Business Aircraft Operations to Shanghai – Part 3: Visas, Pets & Weapons

Caution is advised when planning for crew visa requirements to China. In the past all crew had required specific crew visas to arrive aboard general aviation (GA) aircraft and they often needed a different type of visa to depart via scheduled airline. Today, within the realm of crew…

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Business Aircraft Operations to Shanghai – Part 2: Permits, Slots & CIQ

Business Aircraft Operations to Shanghai – Part 2: Permits, Slots & CIQ

For business aircraft operators, the landing permit process for China has become easier and quicker over recent years and airport slots are generally not a significant issue or operational impediment. Meanwhile, customs, immigration and quarantine (CIQ) clearance is a relatively…

April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Shanghai – Part 1: Airports, Curfews & Parking

Business Aircraft Operations to Shanghai – Part 1: Airports, Curfews & Parking

Shanghai is served by two airports – Hongqiao (ZSSS) and Pudong (ZSPD) – with each having different general aviation (GA) access and parking considerations. While ZSSS has the best GA infrastructure, it’s now become the more difficult of the two airfields in terms of accessibility…

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ABACE 2017 – Operating to Shanghai: Part 2: Permits & Visas

ABACE 2017 – Operating to Shanghai: Part 2: Permits & Visas

Lead times for obtaining China landing permits are not onerous with requests generally approved within 24 – 48 hours. While slots are provided in conjunction with landing permits be aware that curfews and operating limitations are associated at both Shanghai airports…

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ABACE 2017 – Operating to Shanghai: Part 1: Airports, Parking & Slots

ABACE 2017 – Operating to Shanghai: Part 1: Airports, Parking & Slots

The 2017 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) takes place at Shanghai Hongqiao (ZSSS) Apr 11-13. As this is widely considered as the main annual event for business aviation in the region, you can expect an influx of general aviation (GA) traffic into Shanghai…

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BizJet Planning Tips: B20 & G20 Summits in Hangzhou, China

BizJet Planning Tips: B20 & G20 Summits in Hangzhou, China

The first G20 Summit hosted by China takes place in Hangzhou on Sept 4 – 5. Every year, this event generates an influx of private flights for the host city—including Head of State and VVIP flights. This year’s G20 will be no different…

August 11, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Zika Virus and Business Aviation: Considerations for International Operators

Zika Virus and Business Aviation: Considerations for International Operators

Active transmission of Zika virus is a factor in certain countries and territories as noted on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) site. It’s important for international business aircraft operators to be aware of and mitigate Zika risks as well as to comply with aircraft disinfection mandates in place at various international locations. […]

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ABACE 2016 Special: Asia-Pacific Trip Planning Recap

ABACE 2016 Special: Asia-Pacific Trip Planning Recap

Over the past few years, we’ve released articles on this blog covering different topics focusing on operations to, from, and within Asia – regulatory changes and operational how-to’s for China, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore, to name a few. With the 2016 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) taking place tomorrow, jointly sponsored by […]

April 11, 2016 | 0 Comments More
ABACE 2016 Special: BizAv Ops to Shanghai - Part 2: Permits, CIQ and Local Area

ABACE 2016 Special: BizAv Ops to Shanghai – Part 2: Permits, CIQ and Local Area

Landing permits for China are being processed faster than they were just a few years ago, and the application process is now easier with sponsor letter requirements no longer in place for most operations to the country. Still, it’s important for operators to be mindful of operating restrictions, such as limitations on permit revisions and adherence to departure slot times…

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ABACE 2016 Special: BizAv Ops to Shanghai - Part 1: Airport Considerations

ABACE 2016 Special: BizAv Ops to Shanghai – Part 1: Airport Considerations

The 2016 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) takes place April 12 – 14. With 8500 business leaders and trade delegates converging on the Shanghai Hongqiao (ZSSS) venue, this will be a busy event and one which will impact aircraft parking and operational considerations at ZSSS…

March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Operating to Hong Kong: Flight Planning & Weather

Business Aviation Operating to Hong Kong: Flight Planning & Weather

When planning business aviation operations to Hong Kong (VHHH), be advised that procedures for filing flight plans differ from many other parts of the world. At this location it’s always important to have your ground handler involved with flight plan filing in order to avoid potential issues and help ensure on time departures.

February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments More
2015 IAAF World Championship in Beijing: Top Operational Considerations

2015 IAAF World Championship in Beijing: Top Operational Considerations

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) biennial World Championship takes place Aug 22-30 in Beijing. Primary event venue is the National Stadium, also known as the “Bird’s Nest,” north of the city. While we do not anticipate crew accommodation issues, it’s recommended to […]

August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Update: Aircraft Parking Restrictions in Beijing, China

Update: Aircraft Parking Restrictions in Beijing, China

As of May 1, 2015, new parking restrictions went into effect at Beijing (ZBAA). These changes will impact many General Aviation (GA) operations to the Beijing area. If you have a need to stay in Beijing more than 24 hours, it’s recommended that alternate parking destinations be considered […]

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Hong Kong Aircraft Parking Update: Part 3 – Airport Operations, Alternates, and CIQ

Hong Kong Aircraft Parking Update: Part 3 – Airport Operations, Alternates, and CIQ

While business aircraft operators traveling to Hong Kong (VHHH) will face overnight parking denials from time to time, there are tips to keep in mind to improve your odds of securing aircraft parking. It’s always best to plan ahead and submit requests 30 days in advance […]

April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments More
ABACE2015 Prep: Business Aircraft Trip Planning in Asia

ABACE2015 Prep: Business Aircraft Trip Planning in Asia

Over the past three years, we’ve released articles on this blog covering different topics focusing on operations to, from, and within Asia – including permit and parking changes in China, Vietnam ops, and Indonesia ops, to name a few. With the 2015 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) taking place tomorrow — co-hosted by […]

April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Hong Kong Aircraft Parking Update: Part 2 – Permits, PPRs, and Airport Slots

Hong Kong Aircraft Parking Update: Part 2 – Permits, PPRs, and Airport Slots

Landing permits, Prior Permissions Required (PPRs), and airport slots are needed for all travel to Hong Kong (VHHH). A trip to Hong Kong – involving multiple request procedures to various airport authority departments – requires more pre-planning than those to most other international locations […]

April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Chinese 2015 Grand Prix – Part 2: Slots, Documentation & Local Area

Chinese 2015 Grand Prix – Part 2: Slots, Documentation & Local Area

Operators to China must ensure that appropriate lead times are considered when requesting permits and slots. Be aware that documentation requirements and opportunities to revise schedules can be particularly strict when traveling to China […]

April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Hong Kong Aircraft Parking Update: Part 1 – Parking & PPRs

Hong Kong Aircraft Parking Update: Part 1 – Parking & PPRs

Arranging overnight aircraft parking continues to be a challenge at Hong Kong (VHHH) – even for operators based on the airfield. There are, however, steps you can take to improve success with parking requests. Keep in mind that if you need to relocate your aircraft, for overnight parking purposes, it may be necessary to consider […]

April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Chinese 2015 Grand Prix – Part 1: Shanghai Airport & Parking Options

Chinese 2015 Grand Prix – Part 1: Shanghai Airport & Parking Options

The 2015 Chinese Grand Prix takes place April 10-12 at Shanghai. The Shanghai International Circuit, located about a 45-minute drive from central Shanghai, features a 5.451-kilometer (3.39-mile) track. This is a highly popular regional event, so it’s important to organize aircraft support and travel arrangements […]

March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments More
ABACE2015 to Feature Key Discussions Addressing Operational Needs Across Asia-Pacific

ABACE2015 to Feature Key Discussions Addressing Operational Needs Across Asia-Pacific

As the operational environment for business aviation in the Asia-Pacific continues to evolve, operators must remain continually aware of changing procedures, expanded services and new equipment requirements, and other challenges across the region […]

March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Guide to Flight Ops Into Shanghai for ABACE 2015 – Part 2: Landing Permits, Slots, & Visas

Guide to Flight Ops Into Shanghai for ABACE 2015 – Part 2: Landing Permits, Slots, & Visas

For General Aviation (GA) operations to the Shanghai area during the 2015 Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE) period, it’s important to ensure that airport slots and landing permits are obtained well in advance. Be aware of permit revision limitations in China as you’ll normally not be able to make […]

March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Guide to Flight Ops Into Shanghai for ABACE 2015 – Part 1: Airports & Parking

Guide to Flight Ops Into Shanghai for ABACE 2015 – Part 1: Airports & Parking

The 2015 Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE) will take place April 14-16 at Shanghai Hongqiao (ZSSS). Since its relaunch in 2012, ABACE has been widely regarded as the premier tradeshow event for business aviation in the Asia-Pacific region. This year’s ABACE is expected to attract over 8,000 attendees […]

March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Understanding Beijing Aircraft Parking: Part 3 – Alternate Recommendation – Tianjin (ZBTJ)

Understanding Beijing Aircraft Parking: Part 3 – Alternate Recommendation – Tianjin (ZBTJ)

If you need to keep your business aircraft in the Beijing area longer than 48 hours, it’s best to operate to Tianjin (ZBTJ) and either travel to central Beijing by ground or drop passengers at Beijing (ZBAA) and reposition to ZBTJ […]

October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Understanding Beijing Aircraft Parking: Part 2 – Permits, Airport Slots, and Services

Understanding Beijing Aircraft Parking: Part 2 – Permits, Airport Slots, and Services

For business aircraft operators traveling to China, it’s important to plan on sufficient lead time to obtain overflight and landing permits, as well as secure any required airport slots. Planning a trip to Beijing (ZBAA) is more involved than at most airports in China as airport slots are always required […]

October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Understanding Beijing Aircraft Parking: Part 1 – Changes to GA Parking Rules

Understanding Beijing Aircraft Parking: Part 1 – Changes to GA Parking Rules

Beijing (ZBAA) has experienced aircraft parking issues over the last few years. Recently, new restrictions were added limiting length of aircraft parking stays for General Aviation (GA) at this location. It’s now more important than ever to consider and confirm ZBAA parking options as early […]

October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Tianjin, China: Part 2 – Permits, Visas and CIQ

Business Aircraft Operations to Tianjin, China: Part 2 – Permits, Visas and CIQ

Tianjin (ZBTJ), the preferred general aviation alternate for Beijing (ZBAA), is a straightforward destination in terms of airport access and operating flexibility. However, due diligence in permit and documentation pre-planning is important in ensuring smooth and delay-free operations […]

September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Tianjin, China: Part 1 - Airport Basics

Business Aircraft Operations to Tianjin, China: Part 1 – Airport Basics

Tianjin (ZBTJ) is the preferred alternate airport for Beijing (ZBAA). It’s a good place to reposition if you require longer-term parking and additional operating flexibility. As ZBAA becomes more and more congested and restrictive, the ZBTJ option has been growing in popularity with many international business aircraft operators. The following is an overview of what you need to know when operating to ZBTJ.

September 23, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Taiwan Landing and Overflight Permits for Business Aircraft Operators

Taiwan Landing and Overflight Permits for Business Aircraft Operators

While landing permits for Taiwan are fairly straightforward for business aircraft operators, there are lead times to be mindful of. Be aware that overflying Taiwan will impact your ability to land in China – and vice versa. Always give yourself plenty of time to assemble required documentation and sponsor information when requesting Taiwan permits. The […]

July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments More
ABACE 2014 Prep: Trip Planning Into China

ABACE 2014 Prep: Trip Planning Into China

Over the past two years, we’ve released articles on this blog covering different topics focusing on operations to, from, and within China. With the 2014 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) taking place tomorrow, jointly sponsored by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA), we thought it would […]

April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments More