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Traveling to Mexico for Raiders vs. Patriots Game – Part 1: Airports, Handling and Local Area

Traveling to Mexico for Raiders vs. Patriots Game – Part 1: Airports, Handling and Local Area

The Raiders vs. Patriots game takes place in Mexico City November 19. As this sporting event will bring additional general aviation (GA) traffic into the Mexico City area business aircraft operators are advised to organize all needed arrangements – both aircraft support and crew…

October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to Leuchars Airport: Changes for GA Ops

Traveling to Leuchars Airport: Changes for GA Ops

If you’re flying to St Andrews for golf, Leuchars (EGQL) is the closest and preferred general aviation (GA) airport. St Andrews is one of the oldest golf courses in the world, and a popular destination for many business aviation operators. Here are tips on operating to the spiritual…

September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Ground Handling & Additional Services

Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Ground Handling & Additional Services

Chile stretches almost 2700 miles in length, between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, and is one of the most prosperous countries in South America. When setting up ground handling here we recommend 24 hours advance notification to ensure customs, immigration and agriculture…

July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Operating to Chile – Part 1: Airports, Ground Handling & Parking

Operating to Chile – Part 1: Airports, Ground Handling & Parking

Stretching down the west coast of South America, Chile is a country where some 90% of the 18 million population lives in the middle third of the territory, around Santiago. The far north, close to the Atacama Desert, and the extreme south are relatively unpopulated. Most general…

July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops Planning: Confederations Cup Final 2017 in Moscow – Part 2: Permit, Slots & Local Area

BizAv Ops Planning: Confederations Cup Final 2017 in Moscow – Part 2: Permit, Slots & Local Area

For travel to Confederations Cup host cities during this period (June 17 and July 2), airport slots and landing permits will need to be requested as soon as possible. Once airport slot and permit approvals have been obtained it’s best to avoid last minute revisions as this could very well…

June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Trip Planning: G20 Summit in Hamburg: Airports, Alternates, Parking & Special Considerations

BizAv Trip Planning: G20 Summit in Hamburg: Airports, Alternates, Parking & Special Considerations

The G20 Summit takes place July 7-8, hosted in Hamburg as the culmination of the German G20 presidency. A large turnout of diplomatic/VIP flights are expected, together with support flights carrying delegations/equipment. Business aircraft operators traveling to Hamburg (EDDH)…

June 20, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Panama – Part 1: Airports, Handling & Local Area

Business Aircraft Ops to Panama – Part 1: Airports, Handling & Local Area

Panama is a welcoming operating environment for general aviation (GA) with full handling, support services, aviation fuel and credit arrangements available at larger destinations. However, additional planning and caution is advised to ensure all needed support services will…

June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning: 2018 Winter Games in Korea – Part 1: Airports, Parking, Handling & Local Area

Business Aviation Trip Planning: 2018 Winter Games in Korea – Part 1: Airports, Parking, Handling & Local Area

The 2018 Winter Games will be held at PyeongChang in the Republic of Korea February 9-25. This venue is about a 3.5-hour drive from downtown Seoul. Opening and closing ceremonies will take place at the PyeongChang Mountain Cluster, as will most snow sports. Ice sports will be…

May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Tips for Operating a BizJet to a New Destination – Part 2 of 2

Tips for Operating a BizJet to a New Destination – Part 2 of 2

When planning a trip to a new destination a number of considerations need to be taken into account. Short notice permits, and last minute arrangement of aircraft services, may or may not be possible for the planned destination(s). But, there are certain steps operators can take…

April 5, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Nairobi, Kenya – Part 1: Airports and Services

Business Aircraft Ops to Nairobi, Kenya – Part 1: Airports and Services

Nairobi is the capital and largest city in the Republic of Kenya. A cosmopolitan and multi-cultural city, Nairobi is one of the major financial centers in Africa and, on the tourism front, is known as the “Safari capital of the world.” If you’re operating your business aircraft to Nairobi…

March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Using Santa Maria (LPAZ) as a GA Tech Stop: Part 2 – Documentation and Permits

Using Santa Maria (LPAZ) as a GA Tech Stop: Part 2 – Documentation and Permits

While there are not many documentation or permit considerations to plan for on a Santa Maria (LPAZ) stop, it’s important to pre-arrange airport, handler and fuel delivery overtime services for any night operations…

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Using Santa Maria (LPAZ) as a GA Tech Stop: Part 1 – Airport and Local Area

Using Santa Maria (LPAZ) as a GA Tech Stop: Part 1 – Airport and Local Area

Located in the Portuguese territory of the Azores, between the U.S. and Africa, Santa Maria (LPAZ) is a great tech stop for general aviation (GA) operators. This location is frequently used by operators traveling between South America and Europe and between the Caribbean and Middle…

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Business Aircraft Ops to the Dominican Republic – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Ground Handling

Business Aircraft Ops to the Dominican Republic – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Ground Handling

The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two thirds of the island of Hispaniola. The second largest Caribbean nation after Cuba, the Dominican Republic has a population of over 10 million and is a popular destination for general aviation (GA) business and tourism movements…

December 21, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation and the London International Boat Show – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Ground Handling

Business Aviation and the London International Boat Show – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Ground Handling

London International Boat Show takes place Jan 6-15, 2017 at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre, located in the Royal Victoria Docks area between Canary Wharf and the City. This annual event showcases top end yachts and yacht outfitting, and it attracts a steady volume of international…

December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments More
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…

October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments More
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…

September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments More
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…

August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments More
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…

May 12, 2016 | 0 Comments More
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