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Operating to Eastern Russia – Part 2: Permits, Revisions and CIQ

Operating to Eastern Russia – Part 2: Permits, Revisions and CIQ

Obtaining permits for general aviation (GA) operations to Russia has eased considerably over recent years. There are, however, varying permit lead times, operational requirements and documentation issues to consider in this region…

June 5, 2018 | 0 Comments More
U.S. Customs & e-APIS for Private Non-Revenue Made Easy: Part 3 – eAPIS Considerations

U.S. Customs & e-APIS for Private Non-Revenue Made Easy: Part 3 – eAPIS Considerations

eAPIS requirements for Part 91 (private non-revenue) GA differ from APIS mandates applicable to Part 135 (non-scheduled commercial) and Part 121 (scheduled commercial) operations. It’s important to avoid input errors, even small typos, when sending eAPIS transmissions…

May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments More
U.S. Customs & e-APIS for Private Non-Revenue Made Easy: Part 2 – Visas, ESTAs and Border Overflight Exemptions

U.S. Customs & e-APIS for Private Non-Revenue Made Easy: Part 2 – Visas, ESTAs and Border Overflight Exemptions

Issues continue to occur, from time to time, with general aviation (GA) passengers arriving without visas or with incorrect visas. Every month we’re aware of passengers arriving in the U.S. with Electronic System for Travel Authorizations (ESTAs) aboard GA aircraft that are not Visa…

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U.S. Customs & e-APIS for Private Non-Revenue Made Easy: Part 1 – Setting up CIQ clearance

U.S. Customs & e-APIS for Private Non-Revenue Made Easy: Part 1 – Setting up CIQ clearance

Don’t assume that because you’ve filed eAPIS, that U.S. Customs need not be notified of your international arrival. All operators to the U.S. must pre-notify CBP at their intended port of entry. As pre-notification procedures differ from port to port it’s always best practice to research particular customs, immigration, and..

May 7, 2018 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to ABACE in Shanghai – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ & Visas

Traveling to ABACE in Shanghai – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ & Visas

Landing and overflight permits for China are processed relatively quickly and it’s an easier process than it was even a couple of years ago, as sponsor letters are no longer required. In some cases China permit requests are processed within 24 hours. With Asian Business Aviation…

March 12, 2018 | 0 Comments More
Attending the 2018 Russian World Cup – Part 3: Fuel, CIQ, Security & Local Area

Attending the 2018 Russian World Cup – Part 3: Fuel, CIQ, Security & Local Area

Sourcing adequate crew accommodations at World Cup venue locations can be a concern, particularly for shorter notice or last minute operations. Support providers and local ground handlers will have options available but these may not be in preferred areas or the particular…

February 14, 2018 | 0 Comments More
Attending Abu Dhabi Airshow & Dubai Boat Show – Part 1: Airports, Parking, & CIQ

Attending Abu Dhabi Airshow & Dubai Boat Show – Part 1: Airports, Parking, & CIQ

The Abu Dhabi Airshow takes place once every two years at Al Bateen (OMAD) Feb 26-28, 2018, positioning the Emirate as a leading global hub of aviation and aerospace. At just about the same time – Feb 27 to Mar 3 – the Dubai Boat Show unveils its offerings, continuing to establish…

February 5, 2018 | 0 Comments More
Top Destinations for Brazil – Part 2: Parking, CIQ and Services

Top Destinations for Brazil – Part 2: Parking, CIQ and Services

At many airports in Brazil it can be difficult obtaining aircraft parking and, in some cases, you may need to drop and go. Restrictions are in place at certain airports in terms of length of parking and size of aircraft. It’s important to consider any potential parking restrictions early on…

January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to Venice Carnival 2018 – Part 2: Permits, PPRs, CIQ & Local Area

Traveling to Venice Carnival 2018 – Part 2: Permits, PPRs, CIQ & Local Area

As prior permissions required (PPRs) are always needed for Venice (LIPZ) it’s best to request this as soon as schedule is known. PPR specifies your parking approval and duration. While parking approvals and length of stay can be revised upon arrival it’s always best to limit changes during…

January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to Singapore Airshow 2018 – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ & Local Area

Traveling to Singapore Airshow 2018 – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ & Local Area

General aviation (GA) operations into Seletar (WSSL) are straight-forward with reasonably good operational and schedule revision flexibility, should the operator wish to make short notice or last minute changes. Singapore Changi (WSSS)is a much more inflexible and challenging operating environment…

January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to Rio Carnival 2018: Airports, Parking, Permits, PPRs & CIQ

Traveling to Rio Carnival 2018: Airports, Parking, Permits, PPRs & CIQ

This year’s Rio Carnival runs Feb 9-14 with assorted events ranging from parades, music, and samba hall rehearsals. You can either arrive on the cusp of the activities and dive straight into the festivities or perhaps land in Rio earlier to witness spectacles additional spectacles, such as…

January 9, 2018 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to the World Economic Forum at Davos – Airports, Parking & Services

Traveling to the World Economic Forum at Davos – Airports, Parking & Services

Davos World Economic Forum takes place at Davos-Klosters Jan 23-26, 2018, a meeting venue just a drive through the mountains from Zurich. With a theme of “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World,” Davos 2018 will be a busy venue with congestion issues to consider for general aviation (GA). The following is an overview […]

January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments More
Bizav Ops to Mexican Resort Destinations – Part 3: Passports, Visas & CIQ

Bizav Ops to Mexican Resort Destinations – Part 3: Passports, Visas & CIQ

For U.S. and many other nationals access to Mexico is straight-forward and easy. However, there are considerations to be mindful of in clearing customs, immigration and customs (CIQ) as procedures and requirements can vary airport to airport…

December 27, 2017 | 0 Comments More
International Tech Stops --- Part 1: Clearance and Landing Considerations

International Tech Stops – Part 1: Clearance and Landing Considerations

Procedures and requirements for clearing customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) on international tech stops vary across the world. While some locations including the U.S. require CIQ clearance for all international arrivals including tech stops, other locations such as the Cape…

December 11, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix – Part 2: Permits, Visas & CIQ

Traveling to the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix – Part 2: Permits, Visas & CIQ

While the permit request process for Abu Dhabi is one of the easier worldwide, with minimal documentation requirements, it’s important to consider officially mandated permit lead times…

November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Operating to RPLL – Part 2: Permits, Slots & CIQ

Operating to RPLL – Part 2: Permits, Slots & CIQ

For operations to Manila (RPLL) there are a number of important airport slot and permit issues to be aware of, particularly as general aviation (GA) movements are limited to no more than two per hour at this location…

November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops Planning: Fortune Global Forum in Guangzhou – Airports, Permits, Curfews & Ground Handling

BizAv Ops Planning: Fortune Global Forum in Guangzhou – Airports, Permits, Curfews & Ground Handling

The Fortune Global Forum brings together world leaders and leaders of global multinationals December 6-8 in Guangzhou. One of the most influential economic forums held worldwide, this event promises to bring a heavy influx of general aviation (GA) to China’s southern gateway to the world…

November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments More
2017 Brazil Formula One Grand Prix in Sao Paulo – Part 2: Alternate Airports & CIQ

2017 Brazil Formula One Grand Prix in Sao Paulo – Part 2: Alternate Airports & CIQ

While Guarulhos (SBGR) will be the preferred airport for many general aviation (GA) operators heading to the 2017 Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix, as it’s the closest airport of entry (AOE) to the race event, there are other parking options to consider…

November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments More
APEC Vietnam 2017 – GA Operating Tips

APEC Vietnam 2017 – GA Operating Tips

APEC Vietnam 2017 is a year-long hosting of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings, wrapping up with the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting November 6-11 in Danang. As the upcoming Leader’s Meeting will attract heightened general aviation (GA) movements to the area, it’s recommended that operators begin trip planning as soon as possible. The following is an […]

October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments More
2018 Winter Games in Korea – Latest Updates

2018 Winter Games in Korea – Latest Updates

The 2018 Winter Games, takes place February 9-25 at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium in South Korea. This venue is located in remote northeastern Korea, some distance from airports in the Seoul area. But, there’s a closer airport of entry (AOE) for general aviation (GA) may…

October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to Mexico for Raiders vs. Patriots Game – Part 2: Flight Plans, Permits, CIQ and Security Inspections

Traveling to Mexico for Raiders vs. Patriots Game – Part 2: Flight Plans, Permits, CIQ and Security Inspections

Mexico is a relatively easy and unrestricted operating environment for private non-revenue flights but becomes more restrictive when it comes to foreign-registered charters. Be mindful that authorities are on the lookout for charter (non-scheduled commercial) operators who…

October 9, 2017 | 0 Comments More
African Air Show 2017 in Accra – Operator Tips

African Air Show 2017 in Accra – Operator Tips

West Africa’s top aerospace and aviation exhibition — African Air Show 2017 — takes place October 24-26 at Accra (DGAA). This is the largest exhibition in the region showcasing the latest in business commercial and defense aircraft, with 300 exhibitors and an estimated 15,000 trade…

October 4, 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
Permissions for Non-U.S. Charter Flights to the U.S. – Part 2: Additional Considerations

Permissions for Non-U.S. Charter Flights to the U.S. – Part 2: Additional Considerations

There are only rare cases where the Department of Transportation (DOT) actually notifies operators on required permissions and procedures for operating non-U.S. aircraft on charters (non-scheduled commercial) to the U.S. However, in the end it’s always up to the operator to be…

September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to the 2017 Formula One Grand Prix in Japan

Traveling to the 2017 Formula One Grand Prix in Japan

This year’s Formula One Japanese Grand Prix takes place October 6-8 at the Suzuka International Race Course. October 6 is for practice, October 7 is when qualifying runs take place and October 8 is race day. Built by the Honda Motor Company as a test facility in 1962 the…

September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Ops Planning: Milan Fashion Week, Fall 2017

Business Aviation Ops Planning: Milan Fashion Week, Fall 2017

Milan Fashion Week is a semi-annual clothing trade show held in Milan during spring and fall. The upcoming September 26-October 3 runway event debuts the latest from different fashion houses for the upcoming Spring/Summer season. Because this is one of the “Big 4”…

September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Permissions for Non-U.S. Charter Flights to the U.S. – Part 1: General Requirements

Permissions for Non-U.S. Charter Flights to the U.S. – Part 1: General Requirements

When operating charters (non-schedued commercial) to/from the U.S., with non-U.S. registered aircraft, there are many considerations to be mindful of. Particular procedures and/or documentation requirements must be complied with, depending upon the country of registry of…

September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Planning Tips: London Fashion Week, Fall 2017– Part 2: Permits, Slots & CIQ

BizAv Planning Tips: London Fashion Week, Fall 2017– Part 2: Permits, Slots & CIQ

This season’s London Fashion Weeks runs Sept 15-19 at assorted venues in the London area, primarily West London and the Strand district…

August 30, 2017 | 0 Comments More
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
Venice Film Festival 2017: Best Travel Options for General Aviation

Venice Film Festival 2017: Best Travel Options for General Aviation

The Venice International Film Festival (VIFF), dating right back to 1932, is one of today’s three major world film festivals and draws significant general aviation (GA) traffic each year. To ensure best possible options in terms of parking, crew accommodation and support services it’s best to…

August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments More