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Bizav Ops to LABACE 2017 in Sao Paulo – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ & Local Area

Bizav Ops to LABACE 2017 in Sao Paulo – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ & Local Area

Permit considerations and lead times vary depending on if you’re making one or more stops in Brazil. If you plan to clear customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) at an airport of entry (AOE) in Brazil and continue on to Congonhas (SBSP), the domestic permit requirement, and…

July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments More
2017 St Petersburg International Economic Forum – Part 2: Permits, Slots, Visas & Cabotage

2017 St Petersburg International Economic Forum – Part 2: Permits, Slots, Visas & Cabotage

The 21st St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) takes place June 1-3. As permits and airport slots are needed for all general aviation (GA) operations to St. Petersburg (ULLI), it’s best to begin setting this up as soon as schedule is known. Operators should consider additional…

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2017 Flight Planning Update: ADS-B Mandates and What’s Changed so Far

2017 Flight Planning Update: ADS-B Mandates and What’s Changed So Far

ADS (automatic dependent surveillance)-B is air traffic satellite-based surveillance technology. ADS-B is automatic and requires no pilot or external input. It’s dependent in that it depends on data from the aircraft’s navigation system. ADS-B is a key element of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) and is now mandatory in certain regions of airspace. […]

February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Aircraft Weight & Equipment – Impact on Flight Planning: Part 2 – Updating Records

Aircraft Weight & Equipment – Impact on Flight Planning: Part 2 – Updating Records

In order to run the most accurate flight plans it’s important to regularly update aircraft weight records. If you add items such as furnishings, avionics, and winglets, this may impact your basic operating weight (BOW), payload capability, and climb/range performance to name a few…

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Business Aircraft Ops to the Dominican Republic – Part 2: Permits, Slots & CIQ

Business Aircraft Ops to the Dominican Republic – Part 2: Permits, Slots & CIQ

From the permit perspective operations to the Dominican Republic are straightforward and not onerous. However, there are additional steps and considerations to be mindful of for certain categories of charter operations…

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Aircraft Weight & Equipment – Impact on Flight Planning: Part 1 – Basic Considerations

Aircraft Weight & Equipment – Impact on Flight Planning: Part 1 – Basic Considerations

Flight plans are highly dependent upon aircraft weight. When an aircraft is heavier, this affects climb performance and flight level capability as well as available payload and range potential. Weight is always one of most important flight planning considerations as it impacts overall…

December 26, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Flight Planning Tips: Crossing the Atlantic – Part 2: Equipment & Certification Mandates

BizAv Flight Planning Tips: Crossing the Atlantic – Part 2: Equipment & Certification Mandates

Business aircraft operators with limited Performance Based Navigation (PBN) capabilities and certifications will encounter increasing limitations when transiting North Atlantic Tracks (NATs). While certain options and exemptions are available for operators without all the latest…

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BizAv Flight Planning Tips: Crossing the Atlantic – Part 1: Airports & Routings

BizAv Flight Planning Tips: Crossing the Atlantic – Part 1: Airports & Routings

For business aircraft operators contemplating an Atlantic crossing, there are numerous flight planning requirements to consider, and there are more of these in the North Atlantic than the South. In particular, additional pre-planning is required when transiting North Atlantic Tracks…

October 10, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Transiting Malaysia: Part 2 – Permits & Flight Plans

Transiting Malaysia: Part 2 – Permits & Flight Plans

Although Malaysia is not a complex operating environment, from the planning, permit and access perspective, it’s important to give yourself sufficient lead time to secure permits and, when required, airport slots…

September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Guidelines for Managing the Flight Planning Process: Part 2 of 2

Guidelines for Managing the Flight Planning Process: Part 2 of 2

Each country has different regulations and requirements that must be adhered to as to when, where and how to file a Flight Plan (FPL) as well as revising flight plans…

September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Operating to Colombia – Part 3: Planning Tips

Operating to Colombia – Part 3: Planning Tips

Authorities in Colombia are strict on documentation requirements governing business jet operations in the country, so if you are operating there, make sure all required information/documentation are provided. Also, it’s important to ensure passengers and crew have required visas and sufficient validity on passports to cover length of stay…

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Guidelines for Managing the Flight Planning Process: Part 1 of 2

Guidelines for Managing the Flight Planning Process: Part 1 of 2

The process of filing and revising flight plans, as well as the validity periods of flight plans, differs by country. For some locations and regions this information may be more difficult to obtain. For destinations outside your home country/region, it’s often best to work with your 3rd-party…

September 5, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Presidential TFRs – Impact on Bizav: Part 2 – Dealing with TFR Restrictions

Presidential TFRs – Impact on Bizav: Part 2 – Dealing with TFR Restrictions

In order to experience the least potential operational impact from a Presidential Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR), always check the FAA website – beginning 72 hours prior to time of operation. Note that during VIP TFR closures you may need to revise your schedule, to operate…

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Presidential TFRs – Impact on Bizav: Part 1 – Closure Areas and Restrictions

Presidential TFRs – Impact on Bizav: Part 1 – Closure Areas and Restrictions

Presidential Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) are put in place for U.S. presidential and vice presidential movements within the U.S. As these impose closures that impact general aviation (GA) movements, it’s important to understand TFR implications as well as the various nuances associated with regulatory compliance…

August 10, 2016 | 0 Comments More
LABACE 2016 – Part 2: Permits, Airport Slots & PPRs

LABACE 2016 – Part 2: Permits, Airport Slots & PPRs

Be aware of additional traffic heading to Brazil during the 2016 Brazil Summer Games (August 5-September 18) and LABACE 2016 (August 30-September 1) period and begin the trip planning process as far in advance as possible…

August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments More
OPS UPDATE | 2016 Brazil Summer Games - Part 2: : Flight Planning, Parking & CIQ

OPS UPDATE | 2016 Brazil Summer Games – Part 2: : Flight Planning, Parking & CIQ

Flight planning to Brazil will be somewhat more complex and involved during the Summer Games period (August 5-September 18). Parking at primary airports and especially Galeao, Rio de Janeiro (SBGL) will be in high demand…

July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Ethiopia: Flight Planning

Business Aircraft Ops to Ethiopia: Flight Planning

Ethiopia is a generally straight-forward general aviation (GA) operating environment, but with some unique considerations operators must be mindful of. While flight planning and regulatory requirements in this region are generally less onerous and more flexible than many other parts…

June 9, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Flight Planning & Weather

Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Flight Planning & Weather

Flight planning for business aircraft operations in Japan is, for the most part, straight-forward. But, there are particular processes that should be followed to avoid potential operational issues on arrival/departure. As each airport has specific procedures and local operating restrictions, it’s best to review all requirements with your 3rd-party provider and/or ground handler prior to day of operation…

April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Choosing Alternates & ETPs: Part 2 – Top Considerations

Choosing Alternates & ETPs: Part 2 – Top Considerations

While runway length, lighting, airport hours, airport overtime availability and local weather are top priorities when picking alternates and equal time points (ETPs), there are some other important considerations to also be mindful of. For example, it may be important that the location is an airport of entry (AOE) and that customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) is available at time of your arrival…

March 7, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Choosing Alternates & ETPs: Part 1 – Maximizing your Options

Choosing Alternates & ETPs: Part 1 – Maximizing your Options

Some regions of the world are more challenging than others when pre-planning for airport alternates and equal time points (ETPs). While you may not always have access to full services support and 4th-party services at these locations, the primary consideration must always be safety and ability to get easily into and out of these locations.

February 29, 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
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Additional Flight Planning Considerations & Weather

Business Aircraft Ops to India: Additional Flight Planning Considerations & Weather

When planning a business aircraft mission to India, it’s important to be aware of all relevant flight planning requirements for the country and the particular airports. Your 3rd-party provider can supply the latest information and assorted tips on local requirements, restrictions, and credit considerations…

December 10, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Flight Planning

Business Aircraft Ops to India: Flight Planning

Flight planning requirements for India depend on where you’re flying to and whether your destination is a civilian or military airfield. While India has become a friendlier operating environment for business aviation, over recent years it still strictly adheres to its rules, procedures, and unique requirements…

December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments More
12 Ways Your BizAv Trip Can Go Wrong – Part 2

12 Ways Your BizAv Trip Can Go Wrong – Part 2

Last week, we discussed six out of 12 critical areas where a bizav trip can go wrong . Many of these are avoidable with proper preplanning. Today, we’ll discuss six more areas to round out our list of 12. This list by no means covers everything, but it does provide common pitfalls for […]

November 2, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Jet Ops to Kenya: Flight Planning, Weather & NOTAMs

Business Jet Ops to Kenya: Flight Planning, Weather & NOTAMs

When conducting bizav ops to Kenya, you don’t need to show documentation to Air Traffic Control (ATC) in order to file a flight plan. Kenyan authorities, however, require a special form to be used in order to successfully file a compliant and valid flight plan. Also, there are a couple of weather […]

September 17, 2015 | 0 Comments More
North Atlantic Ops – Trial Implementation of Reduced Lateral Separation Minimum

North Atlantic Ops – Trial Implementation of Reduced Lateral Separation Minimum

Evolution in aircraft avionics and air traffic flight data processing has driven an initiative to reduce current lateral separation minima over the North Atlantic. A Reduced Lateral Separation Minimum (RLatSM) trial program goes into effect November 12, 2015, on the North Atlantic Tracks (NATs). General Aviation (GA) operators have the opportunity to participate in the […]

August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More
LABACE 2015 Fly-In Prep: Permits, Flight Planning, and Local Area

LABACE 2015 Fly-In Prep: Permits, Flight Planning, and Local Area

As discussed in Part 1 of this article series, this year’s Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) takes place August 11-13 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In our last article, we covered airports; parking; and customs, immigration, and quarantine for business aircraft […]

July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments More
FAA’s Data Comm Program: Overview and Effects for Operators

FAA’s Data Comm Program: Overview and Effects for Operators

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Data Comm program will change how operators receive flight plans and, to a certain extent, the manner in which flight plans are uplinked. It’s important to be aware of these changes as they went into effect as of June 2015 […]

July 16, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: CIQ Information

Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: CIQ Information

When conducting business aircraft operations to Aruba, be aware of flight plan lead times, procedures, and flight plan revision policies. While schedule changes and delays can be easily accommodated, it’s always best to coordinate flight plan changes with your ground handler […]

July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Successfully Managing North Atlantic Tracks: Part 2 – Flying the Tracks

Successfully Managing North Atlantic Tracks: Part 2 – Flying the Tracks

Applying for and revising North Atlantic Track (NAT) authority is a fairly straightforward and user-friendly process. Once you’re on the NATs, there are considerations to be mindful of and rules to be complied with. Some operators, due to performance capability of their particular business aircraft […]

June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments More