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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
Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: CIQ Clearance

Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: CIQ Clearance

Customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) clearance in Chile either takes place within a fixed-base operator (FBO) or at a main terminal, depending upon your airport of entry. It’s important to note that clearance requirements differ when you have more than 19 passengers onboard…

July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments More
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
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
Business Aircraft Ops to Panama – Part 2: Permits & CIQ

Business Aircraft Ops to Panama – Part 2: Permits & CIQ

For a permit and documentation perspective Panama is an easy and friendly operating environment. Landing permits can usually be processed quickly, and permit revisions are seldom an issue. Keep in mind the customs and immigration procedures when traveling through…

June 21, 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
BizAv Ops Planning: Confederations Cup FIFA Final 2017 in Russia – Part 1: Airports, Parking, Alternates & CIQ

BizAv Ops Planning: Confederations Cup FIFA Final 2017 in Russia – Part 1: Airports, Parking, Alternates & CIQ

The 2017 Confederations Cup is a quadrennial international men’s football tournament organized by FIFA. It takes place at four host cities in Russia between June 17 and July 2. Due to expected heavy traffic congestion availability of general aviation (GA) parking, support services and crew accommodations are expected to be in very limited supply…

June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning: 2018 Winter Games in Korea – Part 2: Permits, Airport Slots, CIQ & Local Area

Business Aviation Trip Planning: 2018 Winter Games in Korea – Part 2: Permits, Airport Slots, CIQ & Local Area

While South Korea is normally a straight-forward and easy operating environment for business aviation—from the perspective of obtaining permits, airport slots and parking approvals—you’ll be dealing with a higher level of demand and more competition among operators during …

May 29, 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
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…

May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to the G7 in Italy in May

Traveling to the G7 in Italy in May

The 43rd G7 summit will be held May 26-27 in Taormina Italy on the island of Sicily. Focusing on the global economy, foreign policy, security and environmental sustainability this summit will draw a considerable volume of head of state and general aviation (GA) traffic to Sicily…

May 15, 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
Business Aircraft Operations to Shanghai – Part 2: Permits, Slots & CIQ

Business Aircraft Operations to Shanghai – Part 2: Permits, Slots & CIQ

For business aircraft operators, the landing permit process for China has become easier and quicker over recent years and airport slots are generally not a significant issue or operational impediment. Meanwhile, customs, immigration and quarantine (CIQ) clearance is a relatively…

April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Mongolia – Part 1: Operating Tips

Business Aircraft Ops to Mongolia – Part 1: Operating Tips

Mongolia is a land locked country in east-central Asia, bordered by Russia to the north and China to the south. Today, Mongolia is a routine overflight transit route for general aviation (GA) operating between eastern Asia and Europe. While Mongolia is a generally straight-forward and…

April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to French Polynesia – Part 1: Airports & Ground Handling

Business Aircraft Ops to French Polynesia – Part 1: Airports & Ground Handling

French Polynesia is an overseas collectivity of the French Republic and comprises five groups of islands. These include the Society Islands, Tuamotu Archipelago, Gambier Islands, Marquesas Islands and Austral islands. Despite the large area of this operating territory, stretching over…

April 12, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Nairobi, Kenya – Part 3: CIQ, Security and Local Area

Business Aircraft Ops to Nairobi, Kenya – Part 3: CIQ, Security and Local Area

General aviation (GA) operations at Nairobi (HKJK) are not given priority over scheduled commercial traffic in terms of customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) clearance. So, it’s important to work with your ground handler, prior to arrival, to try to avoid having to clear CIQ…

April 10, 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
Tips for Operating a BizJet to a New Destination – Part 1 of 2

Tips for Operating a BizJet to a New Destination – Part 1 of 2

When planning a trip in your business aircraft to a new destination, or a region of the world you’ve not traveled to before, certain considerations should always be top-of-mind. Taking care of these basic elements of trip planning will positively impact the success of your upcoming…

March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments More
ABACE 2017 – Operating to Shanghai: Part 2: Permits & Visas

ABACE 2017 – Operating to Shanghai: Part 2: Permits & Visas

Lead times for obtaining China landing permits are not onerous with requests generally approved within 24 – 48 hours. While slots are provided in conjunction with landing permits be aware that curfews and operating limitations are associated at both Shanghai airports…

March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Customs Tips For Any Trip: Part 2 – Compliance with the Details

Customs Tips For Any Trip: Part 2 – Compliance with the Details

For business aircraft operators, “know before you go” is the critical rule to follow for successfully navigating the customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) clearance process at any new or unfamiliar international location. Be aware that CIQ, in general, is becoming stricter…

March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Customs Tips for Any Trip: Part 1 – Avoiding Issues on your Trip

Customs Tips for Any Trip: Part 1 – Avoiding Issues on your Trip

Customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) authorities worldwide, are becoming more stringent on clearance requirements. Be mindful that every airport location can be somewhat unique in terms of CIQ requirements and procedures—even at airports within the same…

March 13, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to the Bahamas – Part 2: Handling, Fuel & Local Area

Business Aircraft Operations to the Bahamas – Part 2: Handling, Fuel & Local Area

For business aircraft operators, the quality of support services and infrastructure at outlying airports in the Bahamas is not the same as what you’ll experience at major airports there. Advance confirmation of required services is recommended – particularly in terms of aviation…

February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments More