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Shannon U.S. Customs Pre-Clearance: Part 4 – Post-Clearance Procedures

Shannon U.S. Customs Pre-Clearance: Part 4 – Post-Clearance Procedures

After pre-clearing Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Shannon (EINN), business aircraft operators may proceed directly to the U.S. However, you face certain limitations in terms of destination airports and post-landing procedures. It’s best to talk with your 3rd-party […]

August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Shannon U.S. Customs Pre-Clearance: Part 3 – Pre-Clearance Process

Shannon U.S. Customs Pre-Clearance: Part 3 – Pre-Clearance Process

For business aircraft operators pre-clearing U.S. Customs at Shannon (EINN), it’s important to be aware of all aspects of the process prior to landing in order to avoid day-of-operation surprises and to ensure that the pre-clearance goes as smoothly and quickly as possible […]






August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Shannon U.S. Customs Pre-Clearance: Part 2 – Setting Up Pre-Clearance

Shannon U.S. Customs Pre-Clearance: Part 2 – Setting Up Pre-Clearance

Now that you understand the U.S. pre-clearance basics at Shannon, Ireland (EINN), there are general guidelines to be aware of when setting up U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) pre-clearance at EINN. Talk with your ground handler – they’ll walk you through […]






July 23, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Shannon U.S. Customs Pre-Clearance: Part 1 – Pre-Clearance Basics

Shannon U.S. Customs Pre-Clearance: Part 1 – Pre-Clearance Basics

More and more General Aviation (GA) operators are taking advantage of pre-clearance services at Shannon, Ireland (EINN). This U.S. Customs pre-clearance option has been steadily enhanced over the years. With time involved to pre-clear now significantly reduced compared to a few years ago […]






July 16, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Operating to Ireland (EIDW): Jet Fuel, Security, and Additional Service Considerations

Operating to Ireland (EIDW): Jet Fuel, Security, and Additional Service Considerations

If you are a business aircraft operator traveling to Dublin (EIDW), you should be aware of the local fueling and security processes prior to your visit. For instance, when requesting fuel for either destination or tech stop […]






February 27, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Operating to Ireland (EIDW): Airport Slots

Operating to Ireland (EIDW): Airport Slots

For business aircraft operators traveling to Dublin (EIDW), airport slots are usually easy to obtain, except in cases of inclement weather or peak periods of commercial airline activity […]






February 20, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Operating to Ireland (EIDW): Flight Permits and PPRs

Operating to Ireland (EIDW): Flight Permits and PPRs

Prior Permission Required (PPR) is only necessary for certain business aircraft operations to Dublin (EIDW). If your operation requires a permit or PPR, it’s best to begin the request procedure as soon as possible. While EIDW is a straightforward operating environment, it’s important to understand requirements and revision procedures […]






January 16, 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
Operating to Ireland (EIDW): Ground Handling 101

Operating to Ireland (EIDW): Ground Handling 101

When operating your business aircraft to Dublin (EIDW), advance notification for requesting aircraft handling, parking and fuel uplifts are recommended, while confirmations on credit for fuel and all other services is a must. […]






January 2, 2014 | 2 Comments More
Operations to Ireland/EIDW – Airport Operations

Operations to Ireland/EIDW – Airport Operations

Dublin (EIDW) is a business aviation-friendly destination with plenty of aircraft parking and full services/credit available. Be aware, however, that aircraft parking charges can be high at this location – depending upon where you park and how long you stay […]






December 26, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Operations to Ireland – Hotels, Local Area & Culture

Operations to Ireland – Hotels, Local Area & Culture

For crews on destination or overnight stops to Ireland, there are plenty of good hotel and local transport options to consider. High-quality accommodations are available close to major airports, and, in key cities, you’ll find large international chain hotels. Work with your ground handler or your 3rd-party provider to source […]






August 15, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Operations to Ireland – Permits, PPRs and Airport Slots

Operations to Ireland – Permits, PPRs and Airport Slots

It’s important to know Prior Permission Required (PPR) and airport slot requirements when planning operations to Ireland. While the process and necessary documentation are not onerous, it’s important to submit all documentation simultaneously […]






August 8, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Operations to Ireland – Flight Planning, Weather & NOTAMS

Operations to Ireland – Flight Planning, Weather & NOTAMS

For business aircraft operators, flight planning in Ireland is a relatively straightforward process, as you long as you plan in advance and understand the operating environment. However, it’s important to be aware that any changes or delays to your flight plan may impact Eurocontrol-issued airway slots […]






August 1, 2013 | 2 Comments More
Operations to Shannon, Ireland – Airport Operations & Security

Operations to Shannon, Ireland – Airport Operations & Security

Airport operations are particularly user-friendly and trouble-free in Ireland – particularly at Shannon (EINN), where scheduled commercial traffic is not much of a factor. You can park aircraft as long as you like and power in and out of parking stands and you’ll seldom face a requirement to relocate your aircraft on the field […]






July 25, 2013 | 2 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
Requesting Jet Fuel and Other BizAv Services in Ireland

Requesting Jet Fuel and Other BizAv Services in Ireland

For business aircraft operators, jet fuel prices in Ireland – particularly in Shannon (EINN) – are among the lowest in Europe. Service levels for fuel and additional services are excellent, and availability is good. Best practice is to take the time to confirm fuel uplifts, as well as 4th-party vendor services, 24 hours before […]






July 11, 2013 | 2 Comments More
Understanding Ground Handling at Ireland Airports

Understanding Ground Handling at Ireland Airports

Major airports in Ireland are easy destinations in terms of ground handling service availability and setup for business aviation operators. Landing permit requirements and operating restrictions are minimal, a full range of 4th-party services is available, and costs are competitive for ground handling […]






July 4, 2013 | 1 Comment More
BizAv Trip Planning Tips: G8 Summit 2013, Northern Ireland

BizAv Trip Planning Tips: G8 Summit 2013, Northern Ireland

Some of the world’s most powerful leaders – including heads of State from Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Russia, the UK and the US – will meet June 17-18, 2013 for the 39th annual G8 Summit. This year’s G8 will be held at the Lough Erne Resort on the shores of Lough Erne in County Fermanagh – about 60 miles (96 km) […]






June 13, 2013 | 1 Comment More
5 of the World’s Most Popular Tech Stops for Business Aviation

5 of the World’s Most Popular Tech Stops for Business Aviation

For business aircraft operators, planning reliable tech stops is a key component in orchestrating successful international movements. Some regions of the world have multiple good tech stops available, while, in other areas, you’ll have limited options. On key routes – such as North America to Asia or Africa, and Europe to Africa, South America or […]

October 15, 2012 | 1 Comment More
Latest Update of Shannon U.S. CBP Preclearance

Latest Update of Shannon U.S. CBP Preclearance

04/03/2014: Updated information regarding the Shannon (EINN) can be found in our article titled "Overview of CIQ and U.S. Preclearance in Shannon, Ireland." Updated September 27, 2012 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance got off to a slow start when it was first introduced in 2010. During this introduction phase, many operators found the […]

September 20, 2012 | 1 Comment More
5 Great Tech Stops in Europe for Business Aviation - and Why

5 Great Tech Stops in Europe for Business Aviation – and Why

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on great technical stops for business aviation. For business aircraft operators, the European region offers many good tech stop options, depending where you’re flying to and from. Best practice is to avoid tech stops at locations with significant airport congestion or tight airport slot requirements. […]

June 14, 2012 | 1 Comment More