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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. […]

April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Hotel Considerations

Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Hotel Considerations

Hotels in Costa Rica are generally of high standards, and business aircraft operators will typically have plenty of options to consider. Be aware, however, that during high-traffic seasons preferred accommodations are often scarce and will be difficult to secure last minute.






May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Documentation & Local Area

Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Documentation & Local Area

It’s important to be mindful of documentation and procedural requirements impacting business aircraft operations to Costa Rica. Something as simple as dealing with airport departure tax last minute has the potential to delay your flight.






April 30, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Flight Planning, Weather, & NOTAMs

Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Flight Planning, Weather, & NOTAMs

For business aircraft operators, flight planning for Costa Rica is a straightforward process if the destination is an international airport. Additional considerations apply for any operation to domestic airfields within the country […]






April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Permits, PPRs, and Airport Slots

Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Permits, PPRs, and Airport Slots

While Costa Rica is a relatively easy and business aviation-friendly environment, there are operating and parking limitations to be mindful of. Aircraft parking availability can be an issue during high season. There are no guarantees that airport authorities will approve a General Aviation (GA) parking request during the busy season […]






April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: CIQ and Agriculture

Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: CIQ and Agriculture

While the Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) process in Costa Rica is relatively easy for business aviation, crew members and passengers, passport validity, visa requirements, and vaccinations are considerations to be mindful of […]






April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Airport Operations

Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Airport Operations

While landing permits are not needed for private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations, there are certain limitations and considerations that must be taken into account regarding airport options and Airports of Entry (AOEs) when flying to Costa Rica […]






April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Fuel, Additional Services, and Security

Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Fuel, Additional Services, and Security

When operating to Costa Rica, it’s best to preplan aviation fuel uplifts, well in advance, particularly during high season (end of November till end of March). If you’re planning to depart during peak operating hours, it’s recommended to fuel on arrival or land with sufficient fuel to manage your […]






March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Ground Handling – Part 2

Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Ground Handling – Part 2

Continuing from our last article covering ground handling in Costa Rica, there are some additional considerations when it comes to aircraft parking, in-flight catering, and using domestic airfields that you should be aware of when operating your business jet to this country.






March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Ground Handling – Part 1

Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Ground Handling – Part 1

Costa Rica is a friendly destination for business aircraft operations. Ground handling quality is high at major airports, and most services are readily available. Still, there are many issues to be mindful of, including availability of services at your destination, customs and immigration services […]






March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Tips When Operating to San Jose Costa Rica

Tips When Operating to San Jose, Costa Rica

For business aircraft operators, setting up a flight to San Jose (MROC) is not a difficult proposition, and there’s nothing onerous from the regulatory perspective. But it’s important to work with your 3rd-party provider and the local ground handler in advance to understand all documentation and prior permission required (PPR) […]






January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments More
5 Great Tech Stops Near Central America for Business Aviation - and Why

5 Great Tech Stops Near Central America for Business Aviation – and Why

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on great technical stops for business aviation. Central America has excellent tech stops with fast turnarounds and trouble-free procedures for business aircraft operators. Airfields offer 24-hour operations, quick turns and usually do not require Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) clearance or visas. An experienced 3rd-party […]

May 24, 2012 | 2 Comments More