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Business Aviation Trip Planning: Cannes Yacht Festival 2017

Business Aviation Trip Planning: Cannes Yacht Festival 2017

If you are operating your business aircraft to the Cannes Yacht Festival (Sept 12-17) to experience one of the world’s leading in-water yacht shows, you don’t want to spoil it by not getting preferred aircraft parking or crew accommodation options. Due to the high-traffic nature…

August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Paris Air Show 2017 Flight Ops – Part 2: Permits, CIQ & Local Area

Paris Air Show 2017 Flight Ops – Part 2: Permits, CIQ & Local Area

This year’s Paris Airshow runs June 19-25. If you are planning on operating your business aircraft into the Paris area during this time, there are you operational requirements you need to be aware of. Start by reading part 1 on this series if you…

May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Paris Air Show 2017 – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Accreditation

Paris Air Show 2017 – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Accreditation

Taking place every two years, the Paris Air Show is a must-attend event for many in the aviation industry. This year the airshow and exhibition runs June 19-25 at Le Bourget (LFPB). Trade days are June 19-22 with the show open to the public June 23-25. As this will be a busy event, in…

May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Operating to 2017 Cannes Festival and Monaco Grand Prix – Part 2: Airports, Parking & Services

Operating to 2017 Cannes Festival and Monaco Grand Prix – Part 2: Airports, Parking & Services

Preferred overnight parking options may be challenging to obtain at both Nice (LFMN) and Cannes (LFMD) during this event period. Although extended aircraft parking is available at LFMN, daily parking change rates escalate exponentially the longer you stay. For operators not…

May 3, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Operating to the Cannes Festival and Monaco Grand Prix 2017 – Part 1: Operating Procedures & CIQ

Operating to the Cannes Festival and Monaco Grand Prix 2017 – Part 1: Operating Procedures & CIQ

The two largest events on the Cote d’Azur – the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix – will run back to back this year putting additional demands on general aviation (GA) infrastructure, airport slots, parking, support services, crew accommodations and local…

April 26, 2017 | 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
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
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
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
2016 Cannes Film Festival & Monaco Grand Prix – Part 1: Airport Options

2016 Cannes Film Festival & Monaco Grand Prix – Part 1: Airport Options

The French Riviera comes alive again this May with the Cannes Film Festival May 11-22 and Monaco Grand Prix May 26-29. Unlike previous years, when the two iconic events occurred at virtually the same time, they are spread out a little this time around…

April 6, 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
Flying to Paris for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Flying to Paris for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

The Paris Climate Change Conference, as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, takes place in Paris November 30 – December 11. Venue for this event, with meetings and events running 24/7 during this 12-day period, is the convention facility at Le Bourget (LFPB)…

October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops Planning: Art Basel (Switzerland) 2015

BizAv Ops Planning: Art Basel (Switzerland) 2015

The premier international show for modern and contemporary artwork, Art Basel (Switzerland) takes place June 18-21, 2015. This is a yearly event and attendees will arrive to view art from some 300 leading galleries in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia. Those planning to operate general aviation (GA) aircraft to this event should request […]

May 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More
The Operator’s Guide to the 2015 Paris Air Show – Part 2: Permits, CIQ, and Documentation

The Operator’s Guide to the 2015 Paris Air Show – Part 2: Permits, CIQ, and Documentation

The 51st International Paris Air Show runs June 15-21 at Le Bourget (LFPB), and this is a busy period for General Aviation (GA) traffic in the region. If you have already read our last article – covering airport options, parking, and ground services – now it’s time to get familiar with permit; Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) […]

May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments More
The Operator's Guide to the 2015 Paris Air Show – Part 1: Airport and Operational Considerations

The Operator’s Guide to the 2015 Paris Air Show – Part 1: Airport and Operational Considerations

The 51st International Paris Air Show runs June 15-21 at Le Bourget (LFPB). This biennial event remains the world’s oldest and largest air show. As such, it is a major draw for business aircraft operators from around the world […]

May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments More
2015 Cannes Int’l Film Festival & Monaco Grand Prix – Part 3: Local Area Considerations for GA

2015 Cannes Int’l Film Festival & Monaco Grand Prix – Part 3: Local Area Considerations for GA

Next to airport slot and parking issues, securing short-notice hotel accommodations will be one of the larger issues during the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix period. It’s important to try to avoid schedule revisions as rescheduling can have a negative cascading effect […]

April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments More
2015 Cannes Int'l Film Festival & Monaco Grand Prix – Part 2: GA Parking & CIQ Clearance

2015 Cannes Int’l Film Festival & Monaco Grand Prix – Part 2: GA Parking & CIQ Clearance

For business aircraft operators, parking limitations will not be as critical a factor during the opening phase of the Cannes Film Festival. The heaviest traffic period, when airport slots and parking approvals will be more of a significant issue, is expected to be May 21-26 […]

March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments More
2015 Cannes Int'l Film Festival & Monaco Grand Prix – Part 1: GA Airports and Options

2015 Cannes Int’l Film Festival & Monaco Grand Prix – Part 1: GA Airports and Options

Be prepared for high General Aviation (GA) traffic when operating to the French Riviera this May. With the Cannes International Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix taking place simultaneously, operational challenges can be anticipated in terms of aircraft parking, hotel accommodations […]

March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to the French Riviera via Le Castellet: Part 2 – Operating Considerations

Business Aircraft Ops to the French Riviera via Le Castellet: Part 2 – Operating Considerations

Le Castellet (LFMQ) is a user-friendly airfield and a popular alternate parking choice for nearby French Riviera locations. While there are occasional issues with Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) availability – and rare cases when weather conditions may cause you to divert […]

December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to the French Riviera via Le Castellet: Part 1 - Airport Considerations

Business Aircraft Ops to the French Riviera via Le Castellet: Part 1 – Airport Considerations

Le Castellet (LFMQ) is a medieval village perched on a hill a few miles inland between Marseille and Toulon. For business aircraft operators planning missions to the French Riviera (Southern France), LFMQ is an ideal parking alternate when Nice (LFMN) and/or Cannes (LFMD) […]

December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Southern France: Part 2 – Operating Considerations

Business Aircraft Operations to Southern France: Part 2 – Operating Considerations

Airport slots, Prior Permissions Required (PPRs), aircraft parking, and hotel/local transport issues must be considered when planning business aviation operations to the south of France during peak season. While last-minute and short-notice trips to the […]

May 12, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Business Aircraft Operations to Southern France: Part 1 – Airport Considerations

Business Aircraft Operations to Southern France: Part 1 – Airport Considerations

During peak season, May-October each year, airports in southern France – including those around the French Riviera – experience congestion and aircraft parking issues. Typically, Nice (LFMN) is the most challenging airport at which to secure aircraft parking during peak season […]

May 5, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix – Part 2: Alternate Airports & Local Considerations

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix – Part 2: Alternate Airports & Local Considerations

If operating to the French Riviera during the Cannes Film Festival/Monaco Grand Prix period on short notice (or if last-minute planning arrangements can’t be avoided), be advised that being very flexible in terms of repositioning, sourcing crew accommodations, and dealing with fuel […]

April 8, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix Part 1 – Primary Airports

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix Part 1 – Primary Airports

The Cannes Film Festival takes place May 14-25, 2014, with the second week of the festival being the busiest. Meanwhile, the Monaco Grand Prix hits the streets May 22-25, 2014. The confluence of these two major events always creates challenges for business aviation operators in terms of aircraft […]

April 1, 2014 | 4 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Paris Fashion Week 2014

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Paris Fashion Week 2014

Paris Fashion Week is a clothing trade show held semi-annually in Paris and includes Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter events. The 2014 Autumn/Winter Paris Fashion Week takes place February 25-March 5 with events held in the Carrousel du Louvre, as well as other venues throughout the city […]

February 3, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Winter Business Aircraft Operations to Paris, France

Winter Business Aircraft Operations to Paris, France

Le Bourget (LFPB) is the primary General Aviation (GA) airport for Paris, and there are considerations to keep in mind when operating to this location during winter months. LFPB is one of Europe’s premier GA airports and an easy operational destination […]

October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Tips on Local Area, Culture and Hotels for France

Tips on Local Area, Culture and Hotels for France

For business aircraft operators, a destination stop in France is usually an enjoyable and trouble-free experience, and security is generally adequate both on- and off-airport. It’s best to consider advance planning for your trip, as services may be limited during busy seasons and periods of major events […]

June 27, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops in France: Flight Planning, Weather and NOTAMs

Business Aircraft Ops in France: Flight Planning, Weather and NOTAMs

While flight planning in France is a fairly routine process, it’s important to be aware of flight plan format and lead time nuances in order to avoid delays. Your 3rd-party provider will help with procedural requirements, and your local ground handler can assist in reducing, or […]

June 20, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Airport Slot Procedures for France

Airport Slot Procedures for France

Airport congestion exists in France, particularly during special event periods, and airport slot planning can become important during pre and active trip phases. For business aircraft operators, best practice is to be aware of airport slot windows and to request and revise airport slots […]

June 6, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Tips on Flight Permits/PPRs for France

Tips on Flight Permits/PPRs for France

Prior Permission Required (PPR) is needed for some locations in France. While landing permits are only necessary for charter (non-scheduled commercial) and experimental aircraft operations, there are restrictions, lead times and operating limitations to consider. If this is your first charter […]

May 30, 2013 | 2 Comments More