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Document Intensive Charter Destinations for Business Aviation: Part 3 - Other Regions

Document Intensive Charter Destinations for Business Aviation: Part 3 – Other Regions

When it comes to charter aircraft operations, there are permit approval anomalies to be aware of here and there around the world – including mandated security plans and provision of unique documentation. It’s recommended to always review such considerations with your 3rd-party provider well in advance of travel.

February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to India – Visa Requirements, Local Area, Hotels and Culture

Business Aircraft Ops to India – Visa Requirements, Local Area, Hotels and Culture

For flight crew operating to India there’s much to look forward to and enjoy. India is the second most populous country in the world and home to diverse geography, culture, architecture, and ethnicity. For the most successful general aviation (GA) operation to this region…






December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Additional Flight Planning Considerations & Weather

Business Aircraft Ops to India: Additional Flight Planning Considerations & Weather

When planning a business aircraft mission to India, it’s important to be aware of all relevant flight planning requirements for the country and the particular airports. Your 3rd-party provider can supply the latest information and assorted tips on local requirements, restrictions, and credit considerations…






December 10, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Flight Planning

Business Aircraft Ops to India: Flight Planning

Flight planning requirements for India depend on where you’re flying to and whether your destination is a civilian or military airfield. While India has become a friendlier operating environment for business aviation, over recent years it still strictly adheres to its rules, procedures, and unique requirements…






December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Military Airports, Special Requirements & Airport Slots

Business Aircraft Ops to India: Military Airports, Special Requirements & Airport Slots

When operating to military airports in India – and there are several popular joint use civilian/military airfields open to general aviation (GA) – additional permit, lead time and operational considerations enter the mix in terms of trip planning. Additionally, you will need to be aware of special operating requirements, and the slot process…






November 26, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Permit Considerations

Business Aircraft Ops to India: Permit Considerations

While permit lead times for India have reduced over recent years there are certain regulatory nuances to consider during the business aviation trip planning process. Your 3rd-party provider and local ground handler both provide essential services …






November 19, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to India: CIQ Requirements

Business Aircraft Ops to India: CIQ Requirements

While customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) is traditionally cleared in-terminal at airports in India there are steps your local ground handler can take to expedite this process…






November 5, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Fueling and Security

Business Aircraft Ops to India: Fueling and Security

When you operate to India, fuel uplifts are usually reliable, on time, and competitive at most larger airports. At smaller airfields, however, you may have access to just a single fuel supplier, and advance arrangement of uplift and fuel credit often becomes a more important consideration…






October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments More
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
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Airport Operations

Business Aircraft Ops to India: Airport Operations

Airport traffic in India is on the upswing, as a result of significant growth in scheduled commercial and low-cost carrier operations. General Aviation (GA) operators need to be mindful of peak commercial traffic periods along with potential parking challenges.






October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Airport Options

Business Aircraft Ops to India: Airport Options

General Aviation (GA) operators routinely travel to India for both business and tourism. We’ve seen tremendous increases in GA operations to the country over recent years due primarily to growth in business opportunities. To maximize efficiency and flexibility of flight operations to the Indian […]






October 1, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Planning Tips: India Operations

Business Aviation Planning Tips: India Operations

Operations to India typically go smoothly for well-prepared business aircraft operators who’ve allowed sufficient trip planning lead time. It’s important, however, to be aware of permit and visa requirements as well as assorted local airport and airway operating restrictions. The following is an overview of what you need to know: 1. Considerations when operating to […]

November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Ops to Military Airports in India – Part 2: Operations, Fuel, and Services

Business Aviation Ops to Military Airports in India – Part 2: Operations, Fuel, and Services

When operating to any military airfield in India, it’s imperative to confirm aircraft parking status well in advance. Be aware that your operational flexibility may be somewhat restricted as active military operations and exercises are always given first priority […]






June 25, 2014 | 1 Comment 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
Top Operational FAQs from the NBAA S&D 2014 Conference

Top Operational FAQs from the NBAA S&D 2014 Conference

It’s been a couple of weeks since the 2014 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Schedulers and Dispatchers (S&D) took place in New Orleans. During the conference, we spoke to many schedulers and dispatchers who shared questions regarding specific topics that impact their trips. Below is a compilation of articles covering some of the most frequently […]

January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Top Considerations When Operating to Mumbai – Part 2: CIQ and Operating Tips

Top Considerations When Operating to Mumbai – Part 2: CIQ and Operating Tips

For business aircraft operators traveling to Mumbai (VABB), trips have become easier over recent years with the establishment of the new General Aviation Terminal (GAT) with onsite Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) facilities. However, there are still some potential pitfalls you should be aware […]






October 16, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Mumbai (VABB) – Part 1: Permits and Parking

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Mumbai (VABB) – Part 1: Permits and Parking

When operating a business aircraft to Mumbai (VABB), many operators may be concerned by two things: aircraft parking and landing permits. Arranging aircraft parking can be challenging at this airport, and extended aircraft parking arrangements are often difficult to secure. Best practice is […]






October 9, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Indian Grand Prix 2013

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Indian Grand Prix 2013

The Airtel Indian Grand Prix takes place October 25-27 at the Buddh International Circuit located just outside New Deli. This race circuit was inaugurated in 2011. For business aircraft operators seeking preferred access to aircraft parking, hotel accommodations and related trip support […]






October 7, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Obtaining Crew Visas and Temporary Landing Permits for India – Process Has Been Streamlined

Obtaining Crew Visas and Temporary Landing Permits for India – Process Has Been Streamlined

Previous difficulties and delays in obtaining crew visas and Temporary Landing Permits (TLPs) for India have been resolved as of September 4, 2013. With issuance of new directives from the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs, policy changes should be implemented very quickly. This is good news for all flight crews who fly to India on […]

September 17, 2013 | 6 Comments More
It's Official: Lead Time Reduced for India Flight Permits

It’s Official: Lead Time Reduced for India Flight Permits

Last month we announced the news that the Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) would be reducing the lead time to obtain Indian clearances in the official Civil Aviation Regulation (CAR). Effective May 13, the CAR has been published, and lead times […]






May 16, 2013 | 4 Comments More
BIG NEWS: India’s Landing Permit Lead Time Reduced to 3 Days; Overflights Now 1 Day

BIG NEWS: India’s Landing Permit Lead Time Reduced to 3 Days; Overflights Now 1 Day

As reported by several news outlets late last week, the Indian government has instructed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for India to change the lead time to obtain Indian permits. That means that when the process is finalized, the lead time will […]






April 15, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Jet A-1, Aviation Fuel in Asia and the Far East

Aviation Fueling in the Far East: 4 Things Business Aviation Operators Should Know

This aviation blog post is the first part of a series on aviation fueling in the Far East. Aviation fuel uplifts in the Far East often require additional planning. Each country within the region is unique in terms of aviation fueling issues, fuel tax and tax exemptions. You’ll encounter a multitude of differently formatted fuel […]

March 26, 2012 | 1 Comment More
Navigating Local Culture in India: 6 Tips for Your First Business Aviation Trip

Navigating Local Culture in India: 6 Tips for Your First Business Aviation Trip

This aviation blog post is part of a series on operating to India and continues from our last post “7 Things to Pay Attention to When Arranging Auxiliary Services in India.” India is a country with an ancient and dynamic history and a culture spanning back to the beginning of human civilization. With a population […]

March 15, 2012 | 1 Comment More
7 Things to Pay Attention to When Arranging Auxiliary Services in India

7 Things to Pay Attention to When Arranging Auxiliary Services in India

This aviation blog post is part of a series on operating to India and continues from our last post “What You Need to Know About Ground Handling and Aircraft Fueling in India“. For business-aviation operators, airports in India are generally safe, with very strict security procedures in place. Nonetheless, this is an area of the […]

March 8, 2012 | 2 Comments More
Ground Handling and Aircraft Fueling in India: What You Need to Know

Ground Handling and Aircraft Fueling in India: What You Need to Know

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on operating to India and continues from our last post entitled: 10 Tips for Navigating India’s Permits, PPRs and Slots. While ground handling and aircraft fuel services in India continue to improve, due to a lack of infrastructure, the country still poses some operational challenges. […]

March 1, 2012 | 3 Comments More
10 Tips for Navigating India’s Permits, PPRs and Slots

10 Tips for Navigating India’s Permits, PPRs and Slots

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on operating to India and continues from our last post titled: 5 Guidelines for Flight-Planning Your Way Through India. While the permit process for India can be lengthy and complex at times, the good news is that this region is evolving as an important, business […]

February 23, 2012 | 4 Comments More
5 Guidelines for Flight-Planning Your Way Through India

5 Guidelines for Flight-Planning Your Way Through India

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on operating to India and continues from our last post titled: 10 Key Pre-Trip Airport Operations Considerations for India. Once your permits for India are approved, you can expect a reasonable window for departure delays, but not for an earlier arrival or departure. Remember that […]

February 16, 2012 | 3 Comments More
10 Key Pre-Trip Airport Operations Considerations for India

10 Key Pre-Trip Airport Operations Considerations for India

This business aviation blog post is the first part in a series on operating to India. Airports in India continue to improve for the business aviation user. Public-private partnerships are now considering developing current and future airfields throughout India over the coming years, and this bodes well for General Aviation (GA). There are close to […]

February 9, 2012 | 2 Comments More
4 Airport Slots and PPRs to Pay Attention to in Asia

4 Airport Slots and PPRs to Pay Attention to in Asia

This aviation blog post is part of a series on airway and airport slots. Procedures for obtaining airport slots and Prior Permissions Required (PPRs) vary worldwide. In Asia, they have their own unique characteristics. It’s best to work with an experienced 3rd-party provider in advance to understand regulations or request format requirements, including applicable slot […]

February 7, 2012 | 0 Comments More