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Bizjet Travel to Milan Fashion Week 2017– Part 2: Permits, Ground Handling & Local Area

Bizjet Travel to Milan Fashion Week 2017– Part 2: Permits, Ground Handling & Local Area

While landing permits for Italy are only required for charter (non-scheduled commercial) procedures involved and lead time required for such permits can be quite onerous. You also need to be aware of airport slots and Airport Collaborative Decision Making (ACDM) procedures…

November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Bizjet Travel to Milan Fashion Week 2017 – Part 1: Airports and Parking

Bizjet Travel to Milan Fashion Week 2017 – Part 1: Airports and Parking

Milan Fashion Week takes place four times each year—with 2017 dates being Jan 21-27, Feb 22-28, Jun 17-20 and Sep 20-27. These are periods when general aviation (GA) movements increase and hotel accommodations can become more challenging. For those planning to attend one or…






November 23, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Finland Now Requires APIS Submissions for GA

Finland Now Requires APIS Submissions for GA

On April 29, 2004, Finland put advance passenger information system (APIS) filing requirements into place for scheduled commercial carriers, as a result of a European Union (EU) directive. However, it was not until September 1, 2016, that APIS reporting became mandatory for general aviation (GA). As this recent regulatory transition was not well publicized, there […]

November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Planning Tips: Stockholm, Sweden

Business Aviation Planning Tips: Stockholm, Sweden

General aviation (GA) operating flexibility to Stockholm is good – with plenty of aircraft parking, full support services and straight-forward procedures. Your particular operation, aircraft type and need for schedule change flexibility may however impact your choice of airports at Stockholm. The following is an overview of what you need to know: 1. Two airports […]

October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Paris Fall Fashion Week 2016: Business Aviation Tips for Success

Paris Fall Fashion Week 2016: Business Aviation Tips for Success

Paris Fall Fashion Week 2016 runs Sep 27 – Oct 5 and takes place at multiple venues in central Paris. The Spring (Feb/Mar) and Fall (Sept/Oct) Fashion Week periods are always a busy period in Paris for business and leisure travel. During this time, you can expect preferred options for…






September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Planning Tips: 2016 Venice International Film Festival

BizAv Planning Tips: 2016 Venice International Film Festival

This year’s Venice International Film Festival (or the Venice Film Festival) runs August 31 – September 10 at the Lido Venice. It is the oldest film festival in the world, founded in 1932, and comprises one of the “Big Three” film festivals alongside the Berlin International Film Festival…






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BizAv Trip Planning: 2016 Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix

BizAv Trip Planning: 2016 Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix

This year’s Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix takes place July 22-24 at the Hungaroring Track, about 25 km northeast of central Budapest. This popular race event, which has taken place here since 1986, attracts elevated general aviation (GA) traffic to the region and puts a strain on local hotel availability. If you’re planning on attending, […]

July 4, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Know Before You Go: 2016 Farnborough International Airshow

Know Before You Go: 2016 Farnborough International Airshow

The biennial Farnborough International Airshow takes place July 11 – 17, hosting over 1500 exhibitors from 40 countries. This will be a busy period and general aviation (GA) operators are advised to confirm aircraft parking and crew accommodation options as early as possible. This event, which has operated continuously since 1948 and occurs on every […]

June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments More
How to Overcome Airports with Slot Issues: Part 3 – 7 Popular Airports with Challenging Slots

How to Overcome Airports with Slot Issues: Part 3 – 7 Popular Airports with Challenging Slots

Here and there around the world you’ll encounter airport slot situations more challenging than the average. These are typically very popular locations frequently congested with scheduled commercial activity. With proper advance planning and coordination with your 3rd-party…






June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Trip Planning: 2016 NATO Summit in Warsaw, Poland

BizAv Trip Planning: 2016 NATO Summit in Warsaw, Poland

Heads of State and heads of government of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries meet in Warsaw, Poland, July 8 and 9, for the 2016 NATO Summit. This meeting, held in the National Stadium, is a periodic opportunity for NATO member countries to evaluate and generate policy. For general aviation (GA) operators this event will […]

June 13, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Planning Tips: 2016 Austrian Formula One Grand Prix

BizAv Planning Tips: 2016 Austrian Formula One Grand Prix

The 2016 Austrian Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place July 1-3 at the Red Bull Circuit, just outside of Spielberg. As with all major international sporting events, general aviation (GA) traffic to the area will be higher than normal, local hotel accommodations are going to be limited, and road congestion close to the race venue […]

June 8, 2016 | 0 Comments More
How to Overcome Airports with Slot Issues: Part 2 – Slot Challenges

How to Overcome Airports with Slot Issues: Part 2 – Slot Challenges

Some airports are more challenging than others in terms of obtaining/revising airport slots. Certain locations confirm slot requests well prior to day of operation while others may not confirm slots until a few days, or even 24 hours, prior to operation…






June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops in Greece during Peak Season – Part 2: Permits, PPRs, Slots & CIQ

Business Aircraft Ops in Greece during Peak Season – Part 2: Permits, PPRs, Slots & CIQ

Business aircraft operators need to be diligent on prior permission required (PPR) and airport slot coordination when operating to popular Greek islands during peak season (April – September). Overnight parking at many locations will be almost impossible to obtain. So, be prepared to drop, go and reposition…






June 1, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Flying to the 2017 Davos World Economic Forum – Part 2: Additional Considerations

Flying to the 2017 Davos World Economic Forum – Part 2: Additional Considerations

Advance planning is always critical, particularly in terms of airport slots and parking, when operating to the Davos 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF), taking place Jan 17-20, 2017, in Davos-Klosters Switzerland . Required support services should be arranged well in advance and operators, especially for items such as hotels and transportation…






May 31, 2016 | 0 Comments More
How to Overcome Airports with Slot Issues: Part 1 – Slot Basics and Tips

How to Overcome Airports with Slot Issues: Part 1 – Slot Basics and Tips

More and more airports are requiring slots due to congestion issues, and these slot requirements differ depending upon the airport in question. For example, some airports require you to obtain slots prior to applying for a landing permit while others require airport slots for parking or arrival/departure permissions…






May 30, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops in Greece during Peak Season – Part 1: Airports & Parking

Business Aircraft Ops in Greece during Peak Season – Part 1: Airports & Parking

Strategically located between Europe, Africa and Asia, Greece attracts general aviation (GA) movements for business, tourism, and tech stops. While primary business destinations are Athens and Thessaloniki, dozens of popular island locations provide a constant magnet for GA traffic during the April…






May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Flying to the 2017 Davis World Economic Forum – Part 1: Airport Options and Parking

Flying to the 2017 Davos World Economic Forum – Part 1: Airport Options and Parking

The Davos 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF) takes place Jan 17-20, 2017, at Davos-Klosters Switzerland. This event will bring together 3,000 internationally known business people, economists, and politicians in addition to some 40 Heads of State. Last year Davos attracted approximately 1,700 general aviation (GA) movements, and this year is expected to bring in…






May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops in Switzerland: Art Basel 2016

Business Aircraft Ops in Switzerland: Art Basel 2016

Art Basel is one of the world’s premier modern and contemporary art shows and held annually in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami Beach. This year’s show in Basel, Switzerland will be held June 16-19. As usual, this event brings in above average congestion for both local traffic as well as aircraft movements. General aviation (GA) […]

May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments More
2016 St Petersburg Int’l Economic Forum – Part 2: Permits, Slots & Operating Considerations

2016 St Petersburg Int’l Economic Forum – Part 2: Permits, Slots & Operating Considerations

Customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) and operating procedures at St. Petersburg (ULLI) are straight-forward and not particularly onerous. However, it’s recommended to work closely with your 3rd-party provider and/or ground handler to ensure arrival processing, airport slots…






May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments More
France Ops: Euro Football Championship 2016

France Ops: Euro Football Championship 2016

The 2016 Euro Football Championship takes place June 10-July 10 at ten locations throughout France. Special accreditation procedures are going to impact some general aviation (GA) operations to Le Bourget (LFPB), aircraft parking may be particularly challenging in the south of France…






May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Milan Ops: 2016 Euro Football Champions League Final

Milan Ops: 2016 Euro Football Champions League Final

Milan’s Stadium Giuseppe Meazza will host the 2016 Euro Football Champions League Final on May 28. This is a very large event for the Milan area, and the 79,000 seat stadium is expected to sell out. For general aviation (GA) operations to Milan during the Champion League Finals, there are many operating considerations to be mindful of.






May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Trip Planning: EBACE 2016 in Geneva – Part 2: Permits & Slots

BizAv Trip Planning: EBACE 2016 in Geneva – Part 2: Permits & Slots

Charter operators need to consider permit lead times as this may complicate short notice trips to Geneva (LSGG)—especially during the busy EBACE2016 period (May 24-26).Having required documentation and information ready will help accelerate the permit acquisition process. Also, be aware of the airport slot process and availability during this event…






May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Trip Planning: Spanish F1 Grand Prix 2016 – Part 2: Permits, Fuel & Hotels

BizAv Trip Planning: Spanish F1 Grand Prix 2016 – Part 2: Permits, Fuel & Hotels

For those planning to fly to the Spanish Grand Prix (May 13 – 15, 2016), it’s important to consider increased traffic and congestion at both Barcelona (LEBL) and Gerona (LEGE) and to be mindful of lead time requirement for charter permits, fuel uplifts, and customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) requirements…






May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Trip Planning: EBACE 2016 in Geneva – Part 1: Airport Options

BizAv Trip Planning: EBACE 2016 in Geneva – Part 1: Airport Options

EBACE 2016 runs May 24-26 at Geneva (LSGG), and this is a location that’s becoming more and more congested with general aviation (GA) activity. For those planning to attend this business aviation event or travel here during this time frame, we recommend beginning the trip planning process as early as possible…






April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Trip Planning: Spanish F1 Grand Prix 2016 – Part 1: Airport and Parking Options

BizAv Trip Planning: Spanish F1 Grand Prix 2016 – Part 1: Airport and Parking Options

The Spanish F1 Grand Prix 2016 will be held May 13 – 15 at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo, north of Barcelona. This event will bring in heavier than normal traffic to both Barcelona and Gerona with significant road congestion anticipated to/from the race circuit…






April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Trip Planning: 2016 Russian Grand Prix – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ and Local Area

BizAv Trip Planning: 2016 Russian Grand Prix – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ and Local Area

Landing permits procedures and lead time for Russia are relatively straight-forward, and airport slots will be available for general aviation (GA) operations to Sochi (URSS) during the Russian Grand Prix period (April 27 – May 2). However, be mindful that approved slots may not be at the time you request and revising a slot time may be challenging…






April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Trip Planning: 2016 Russian Grand Prix – Part 1: Airports & Parking

BizAv Trip Planning: 2016 Russian Grand Prix – Part 1: Airports & Parking

The Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place May 1, 2016 at the Sochi Autodrome. In addition to the main race event on May 1, practice races will be held April 29 with qualifying races taking place April 30. We anticipate general aviation (GA) traffic to the area will be at peak levels from about April 27 through to May 2, with more than 400 business aviation operations…






April 19, 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. […]

April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments More
2016 Cannes Film Festival & Monaco Grand Prix – Part 2: Slots, PPRs and Local Area

2016 Cannes Film Festival & Monaco Grand Prix – Part 2: Slots, PPRs and Local Area

Airport slots and prior permission requirement (PPR) mandates need to be addressed early in the flight planning process for business aircraft operations to either Nice (LFMN) or Cannes (LFMD) during the 2016 Cannes Film Festival & Monaco Grand Prix period (May)…






April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments More
UK APD in 2016: Regulations & New Costs

UK APD in 2016: Regulations & New Costs

Advance passenger duty (APD) is a per passenger duty that must be paid to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for qualifying business aircraft departures from most UK airports. There are different procedures for registering for UK APD, and payment methods vary. It’s important for business aircraft operators traveling to the UK to be mindful of […]

April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments More