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Ground Operations at Remote General Aviation Destinations – Part 3: Special Considerations

Ground Operations at Remote General Aviation Destinations – Part 3: Special Considerations

When planning a mission in your business aircraft to a remote destination, additional steps need to be taken. Always consider the geopolitical situation at your destination. You always want to have back up plans ready in case you need to divert from/to a particular location…

October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Caribbean Peak Season Bizjet Travel 2016 – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Ground Handling

Caribbean Peak Season Bizjet Travel 2016 – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Ground Handling

While the Caribbean region is a relatively easy operating environment for business aircraft operators in terms of permits, airport slots and documentation requirements, there are issues to consider during peak travel season. Parking runs out at certain locations, fuel uplifts…






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Ground Operations at Remote General Aviation Destinations – Part 2: Services and Credit

Ground Operations at Remote General Aviation Destinations – Part 2: Services and Credit

When operating your business aircraft to a remote location, there will likely be cases where you will be handled by agents unfamiliar with the specific needs of general aviation (GA). Often service standards can be minimal, or at least of a lower standard than you’re accustomed to…






October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Ground Operations at Remote General Aviation Destinations – Part 1: Airport Considerations

Ground Operations at Remote General Aviation Destinations – Part 1: Airport Considerations

Additional considerations are needed when operating to remote international locations and airports not frequented by general aviation (GA). For many of these locations it’s recommended to begin the pre-planning process three to four weeks in advance, due to logistical issues…






October 12, 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
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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Operating to Colombia – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Slots

Operating to Colombia – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Slots

General aviation (GA) operators travel to Colombia for both business and leisure, and traffic to this region remains steady. While the operating environment here is much more straight-forward and less onerous compared to other countries in the region such as Venezuela…






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Bizjet Ops to the Cape Verde Islands – Part 1: Top Tips & Considerations

Bizjet Ops to the Cape Verde Islands – Part 1: Top Tips & Considerations

The Cape Verde Islands, officially the Republic or Cabo Verde, is a collection of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. While the Cape Verde Islands are seldom destination stops, the strategic location of this island group offers attractive tech stop opportunities for business aircraft operators…






August 8, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Ethiopia: Ground Handling

Business Aircraft Ops to Ethiopia: Ground Handling

With over 90 million inhabitants Ethiopia is the second highest population nation in Africa and the most populous landlocked country in the world. While most general aviation (GA) operations to Ethiopia are to Addis Ababa (HAAB), other airports are also available to operators…






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Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Understanding Costs & Fees

Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Understanding Costs & Fees

While handling costs and airport fees in Japan are higher compared to many other destinations, services are reliable, predictable, and of top quality. Advance cost quotes are available upon request…






March 24, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Estimating Aircraft Ground Handling Costs: Part 1– Basic Considerations

Estimating Aircraft Ground Handling Costs: Part 1– Basic Considerations

Aircraft ground handling costs within the international operating environment vary depending on a number of factors. While basic handling service costs may be quite predictable, they have the potential to change on the day of operation – often as a result of additional requests, a different arrival/departure time, and/or where you end up parking on the airfield…






March 16, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Ground Handling

Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Ground Handling

For business aircraft operations to Japan, full services and ground handling are readily available throughout the country. Still, there are lead time considerations to be mindful of and service limitations to consider when operating to smaller domestic airfields.






February 18, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Aircraft Ground Support Equipment Requirements: Part 2 of 2 – Planning Tips

Aircraft Ground Support Equipment Requirements: Part 2 of 2 – Planning Tips

It’s important for business aircraft operators to assess support equipment and services needs at each international destination. In some cases, it’s best to research these requirements, with your 3rd-party provider and local ground handler, at least two weeks ahead of day of operation.






February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Aircraft Ground Support Equipment Requirements: Part 1of 2 – Top Considerations

Aircraft Ground Support Equipment Requirements: Part 1of 2 – Top Considerations

Aircraft support equipment and supply considerations for destination airports are important pre-trip planning issues. Particularly when operating to remote or secondary/domestic airports this is a checklist item that should not be neglected.






January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to the Azores: Part 1 of 2 – Airports and Services

Business Aircraft Ops to the Azores: Part 1 of 2 – Airports and Services

The Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal, consists of nine volcanic islands situated in the North Atlantic about 850 miles west of continental Portugal and 1200 miles southeast of Newfoundland. For many trans-Atlantic general aviation (GA) flights, the Azores is a preferred tech stop.






January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Operations to Hong Kong: Aircraft Ground Handling

BizAv Operations to Hong Kong: Aircraft Ground Handling

In order to travel to Hong Kong (VHHH) business aircraft operators need to ensure that services such as ground handling are arranged in advance. VHHH has a general aviation terminal (GAT) offering full aircraft support services, customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) clearance, fuel uplifts, and […]






January 7, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Trip Planning Tips: Diplomatic Flights – Part 1: Tips & Considerations

Trip Planning Tips: Diplomatic Flights – Part 1: Tips & Considerations

Permit, flight planning, and handling considerations for diplomatic flights differ from conventional private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations. The planning process for diplomatic clearances involves country-to-country coordination, and there may be limitations […]






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Business Aircraft Ops to India: Additional Services & Operating Costs

Business Aircraft Ops to India: Additional Services & Operating Costs

When you operate to India, your ground handler will orchestrate all additional service requirements and credit arrangements with advance notification. At smaller and more remote airport locations, however, it’s best to plan on additional lead time for ground handling requests. This is particularly true if you need…






October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Ground Handling

Business Aircraft Ops to India: Ground Handling

The General Aviation (GA) ground handling and regulatory experience in India has improved over recent years, and the process has become more user-friendly. For example, even lead time requirements for operations to military airfields have reduced to as little as half the time it used to […]






October 15, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Bizav Ops to the 2015 Mexico Formula One Grand Prix

Bizav Ops to the 2015 Mexico Formula One Grand Prix

After an absence of 23 years, the Formula One Grand Prix is returning to Mexico City’s Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez race circuit October 30-November 1. Business aircraft operators planning to attend this top international racing event – 71 laps around a newly renovated race track – have many options available […]






September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Planning Tips: Venice Film Festival 2015

Business Aviation Planning Tips: Venice Film Festival 2015

The annual Venice Film Festival takes place September 2-12, 2015. This event typically attracts General Aviation (GA) traffic during a time that’s still considered high season for the region.






August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Jet Ops to Kenya: Ground Handling

Business Jet Ops to Kenya: Ground Handling

When you conduct business aircraft operations to Kenya, it’s best to make ground handling arrangements well in advance. While larger airports are very well equipped in terms of General Aviation (GA) support, service, […]






August 13, 2015 | 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
Bizjet Operations into Singapore – Part 1: Airports, Slots & Parking

Bizjet Operations into Singapore – Part 1: Airports, Slots & Parking

Business aviation traffic is up in Singapore over recent years, and this trend will continue. While the airport slot and parking situation is still very manageable, increasing competition for limited aviation support infrastructure should be anticipated […]






July 6, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: Ground Handling and Security

Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: Ground Handling and Security

Aruba (TNCA) is an excellent tech stop for business aircraft operations and offers a high standard of service for destination stops. Aircraft parking can fill up during busy periods, so at times you may need to drop and go. For best results, it’s always best to pre-notify your ground handler […]






June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Davos 2016 World Economic Forum – Part 2: Slots, CIQ, and Local Area

Davos 2016 World Economic Forum – Part 2: Slots, CIQ, and Local Area

The next Davos World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting takes place January 21-24, 2016. More and more General Aviation (GA) operators have been traveling to Davos and Zurich (LSZH) during the WEF period, with approximately 1,700 aircraft movements during the 2015 event […]






May 12, 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
Davos 2016 World Economic Forum – Part 1: Airports and Parking

Davos 2016 World Economic Forum – Part 1: Airports and Parking

The next Davos World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting takes place January 21-24, 2016. It’s always best for business aircraft operators to make Davos trip planning arrangements several months, preferably a year, in advance, as this helps secure the best aircraft parking, service, and accommodation options […]






May 5, 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: 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