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Business Aviation Planning Tips: Stockholm, Sweden

Business Aviation Planning Tips: Stockholm, Sweden

General aviation (GA) operating flexibility to Stockholm is good – with plenty of aircraft parking, full support services and straight-forward procedures. Your particular operation, aircraft type and need for schedule change flexibility may however impact your choice of airports at Stockholm. The following is an overview of what you need to know: 1. Two airports […]

October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Ethiopia: CIQ

Business Aircraft Ops to Ethiopia: CIQ

Customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) requirements for general aviation (GA) crew are minimal in Ethiopia. Authorities, however, are stringent on passenger documentation and procedural requirements…






May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Bangkok – Which Airport to Pick: Part 2 – CIQ and Security

Bangkok – Which Airport to Pick: Part 2 – CIQ and Security

Pre-planning is a key consideration when traveling to Thailand and the Bangkok region, and at least two weeks forward planning is recommended for general aviation (GA) operations…






December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments More
5 Tips for Planning Air Ambulance Flights

5 Tips for Planning Air Ambulance Flights

Most air ambulance flights are short-notice charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations. Due to the nature of these flights, civil aviation authorities are generally very cooperative and accommodating in terms of permits and operational requirements. Still, potential operating issues/glitches are […]






November 9, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Planning BizAv Operations to Thailand – Part 2: CIQ and Aircraft Services

Planning BizAv Operations to Thailand – Part 2: CIQ and Aircraft Services

When planning operations to Thailand, please ensure that all applicable visa and Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) requirements are checked in advance. Also, airport service availability is an important consideration as the airport may not have all the services you seek.






October 7, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: CIQ Information

Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: CIQ Information

When conducting business aircraft operations to Aruba, be aware of flight plan lead times, procedures, and flight plan revision policies. While schedule changes and delays can be easily accommodated, it’s always best to coordinate flight plan changes with your ground handler […]






July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Private Jet Ops to the U.S.: Part 2 – Procedural Considerations

Private Jet Ops to the U.S.: Part 2 – Procedural Considerations

When conducting operations to the U.S. in a non-U.S.-registered business aircraft, it’s always important to consider any local restrictions and/or operating procedures that may impact your flight. Be aware that charter (non-scheduled commercial) operators face additional procedural requirements […]






June 1, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Top Considerations for Business Jet Operations to Honolulu

Top Considerations for Business Jet Operations to Honolulu

Honolulu (PHNL) is a business aviation-friendly location with 24-hour operations, full services, and credit. As with any landing rights airport, however, advance planning and notification are required.






February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to the Galapagos Islands – Part 1: Airport Options

Business Aircraft Operations to the Galapagos Islands – Part 1: Airport Options

The Galapagos Islands, a group of 19 islands some 620 miles west of the South American continent, are a remote and isolated region. Although there are three airports in the island group capable of General Aviation (GA) operations, each has its own restrictions with limited […]






February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation in Vietnam – Part 2: CIQ, Documentation, and Ground Services

Business Aviation in Vietnam – Part 2: CIQ, Documentation, and Ground Services

For business aircraft operators with missions to Vietnam, it’s important to coordinate visa and Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) arrangements and additional ground services with your 3rd-party provider and ground handler in advance […]






November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Greece: Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine

Business Aircraft Operations to Greece: Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine

The Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) experience in Greece is relatively quick, professional, and user-friendly. If you’re arriving from outside the European Union (EU), however, it’s important to confirm you have all documentation and required visas in order prior to arrival […]






October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Ops to St. Petersburg: Part 1 – Airport and CIQ

Business Aviation Ops to St. Petersburg: Part 1 – Airport and CIQ

St. Petersburg (ULLI) is the only airport available for business aviation operations to St. Petersburg. While this is not a difficult location from an aircraft parking, landing permit, or service perspective, there may be issues to consider during major event periods […]






September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation in Argentina Series: Hotels, Local Area, Visas, and CIQ

Business Aviation in Argentina Series: Hotels, Local Area, Visas, and CIQ

Argentina is generally a safe and secure region with adequate General Aviation (GA) infrastructure and services available. Prior to any operation to Argentina, however, it’s always best to confirm hotel and local transport options well in advance of travel, as well as be aware of […]






July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation in Argentina Series: Fuel, Additional Services, & Security

Business Aviation in Argentina Series: Fuel, Additional Services, & Security

Additional consideration and planning are required when setting up aviation fuel uplifts for Argentina. It’s important to double-check advance notification and documentation requirements for fuel uplifts in order to avoid delays day of operation […]






June 19, 2014 | 2 Comments More
Business Aviation Ops to Military Airports in India – Part 1: Access & CIQ

Business Aviation Ops to Military Airports in India – Part 1: Access & CIQ

Military airports in India are often available to General Aviation (GA); however, permit requirements and available services vary depending on location. If you plan to operate to a military airfield in India, it’s important to begin the planning process early and work closely with your […]






June 18, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Business Aviation in Argentina Series: Customs, Immigration, & Quarantine

Business Aviation in Argentina Series: Customs, Immigration, & Quarantine

While Argentina is a fairly straightforward and flexible destination from the Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) clearance perspective, there are particular visa, reciprocity, and onboard personal effects regulations that must be considered before […]






June 12, 2014 | 3 Comments More
Business Aviation in Argentina Series: Ground Handling

Business Aviation in Argentina Series: Ground Handling

For business aircraft operators traveling to Argentina, your considerations for making ground handling arrangements can vary greatly depending on destination. In general, it’s important to allow a little extra lead time for ground handling requests and to ensure that all […]






June 5, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Operating to Ireland (EIDW): Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ)

Operating to Ireland (EIDW): Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ)

For business aircraft operators traveling to Dublin (EIDW), CIQ clearance is straightforward and quick. In most cases, crew will not be subject to customs/immigration screening on international arrivals. Similarly, no outbound customs/immigration clearance is necessary for either passengers […]






January 9, 2014 | 3 Comments More
Business Aviation Operations in Mexico – Navigating CIQ

Business Aviation Operations in Mexico – Navigating CIQ

For business aircraft operators, Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) procedures go more smoothly and quickly when documentation is forwarded in advance to your ground handler. Beware of visa requirements and always ensure that you have correct Mexican insurance in place when operating to Mexico […]






September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Overview of CIQ and U.S. Preclearance in Shannon, Ireland

Overview of CIQ and U.S. Preclearance in Shannon, Ireland

Clearing Irish Customs, Immigrations and Quarantine (CIQ) is normally an uncomplicated process. Operators need to be mindful, however, of visa requirements and the need to dispose of almost all non-pre-packaged, non-shelf-stable international food and catering trash on arrival in Ireland. In almost all cases, passengers […]






July 18, 2013 | 2 Comments More
Tips on Operating to France – Customs, Immigration & Agriculture

Tips on Operating to France – Customs, Immigration & Agriculture

International business aviation arrivals in France clear customs and immigration onboard, inside a Fixed Base Operator (FBO) or at main commercial terminal. Work with your 3rd-party provider to confirm clearance processes and options at all intended destinations and fine-tune the clearance process […]






April 4, 2013 | 3 Comments More
Airport Operations and CIQ Considerations for Singapore

Airport Operations and CIQ Considerations for Singapore

Operations to Singapore will always go more smoothly with advance preparation and knowledge of airport procedures and CIQ considerations. Your 3rd-party provider or local ground handler can advise on particular restrictions and best practices when operating to Singapore’s two general aviation (GA) airports […]






February 7, 2013 | 1 Comment More