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Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Additional Operating Considerations

Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Additional Operating Considerations

One of the most prosperous countries in South America, Chile is an important and frequent destination for business operators. Rounding out our series on business aircraft ops to Chile, in this article we’ll cover some remaining miscellaneous items that you’ll be to be aware of before…

August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Flight Planning and Weather

Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Flight Planning and Weather

While flight plan filing for Chile is fairly straightforward, there are some requirements and regulatory nuances business aircraft operators need to be aware of in order to maximize operating flexibility to this region…

August 9, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Fuel & Security

Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Fuel & Security

While Chile offers competitive fuel options at most larger airports, and general aviation (GA) uplifts are normally on time, be aware of potential delays during peak airport hours. For example, at Santiago (SCEL) commercial peak periods are 0700-0900 and 1800-2100 local and…

August 2, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Airport Slots & Permits

Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Airport Slots & Permits

For general aviation (GA), Chile is an easier operating environment than many other regions of the world. Airport slots are normally not a factor, and permit revisions are straight-forward. However, to avoid permit and slot complications it’s always best to submit your requests…

July 26, 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
Bizav Ops to LABACE 2017 in Sao Paulo – Part 1: Airports, Parking, Handling & Planning Tips

Bizav Ops to LABACE 2017 in Sao Paulo – Part 1: Airports, Parking, Handling & Planning Tips

The annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) takes place Aug 15-17 this year at Congonhas (SBSP). This marks the 15th year this major global aviation event has taken place. Higher than normal general aviation (GA) traffic is expected during this period…

July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Operating to Chile – Part 1: Airports, Ground Handling & Parking

Operating to Chile – Part 1: Airports, Ground Handling & Parking

Stretching down the west coast of South America, Chile is a country where some 90% of the 18 million population lives in the middle third of the territory, around Santiago. The far north, close to the Atacama Desert, and the extreme south are relatively unpopulated. Most general…

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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
Business Aircraft Ops to Panama – Part 1: Airports, Handling & Local Area

Business Aircraft Ops to Panama – Part 1: Airports, Handling & Local Area

Panama is a welcoming operating environment for general aviation (GA) with full handling, support services, aviation fuel and credit arrangements available at larger destinations. However, additional planning and caution is advised to ensure all needed support services will…

June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments More
OPS UPDATE | 2016 Brazil Summer Games - Part 2: : Flight Planning, Parking & CIQ

OPS UPDATE | 2016 Brazil Summer Games – Part 2: : Flight Planning, Parking & CIQ

Flight planning to Brazil will be somewhat more complex and involved during the Summer Games period (August 5-September 18). Parking at primary airports and especially Galeao, Rio de Janeiro (SBGL) will be in high demand…

July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments More
OPS UPDATE | 2016 Brazil Summer Games - Part 1: Airport Slots and Hub Airports

OPS UPDATE | 2016 Brazil Summer Games – Part 1: Airport Slots and Hub Airports

We’re a little more than a month out from the 2016 Brazil Summer Games, and authorities are now publishing additional information pertinent to operations to Brazil—and, especially, Galeao, Rio de Janeiro (SBGL)…

July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Ops Update for Cuba: Part 2 - Visas, Support Services & Credit

Business Aviation Ops Update for Cuba: Part 2 – Visas, Support Services & Credit

While general aviation (GA) operations to Cuba can often be coordinated and set up fairly quickly, it’s important not to overlook any required trip planning or day of operation details. This includes obtaining visas, keeping detailed records of your activities in Cuba and making advance credit arrangements…

July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Ops Update for Cuba: Part 1 – Regulatory Considerations

Business Aviation Ops Update for Cuba: Part 1 – Regulatory Considerations

Over the past year we’ve seen quite a few changes in terms of easing of restrictions for N-registered general aviation (GA) operations to Cuba. While there’s been no real regularity to updates from the U.S. side, and Cuban authorities tend to not always announce regulatory changes in advance, operating restrictions continue to ease…

June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Operating to Cuba: Latest Regulations for Business Aviation

Operating to Cuba: Latest Regulations for Business Aviation

General aviation (GA) travel to Cuba with U.S.-registered aircraft and crew is opening up and becoming more user-friendly. However, this is still a highly-regulated operating environment. Regulatory changes that went into effect January 27 ease and facilitate private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations to Cuba – but only for certain approved types of GA flights…

March 2, 2016 | 0 Comments More
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
Bizav Ops to Santiago, Chile for FIDAE 2016 – Part 2: Permits, CIQ & Visas

Bizav Ops to Santiago, Chile for FIDAE 2016 – Part 2: Permits, CIQ & Visas

FIDAE 2016 takes place March 29 – April 3 in Santiago, Chile. Business aircraft operators traveling to Chile need to ensure that proper landing permits are obtained. If airport slots are implemented for A. Merino Intl (SCEL), the host airport, during the FIDAE 2016 period, they will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.

February 22, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Bizav Ops to Santiago, Chile for FIDAE 2016 – Part 1: Airports & Parking

Bizav Ops to Santiago, Chile for FIDAE 2016 – Part 1: Airports & Parking

FIDAE 2016, the International Aerospace and Space Exhibition, is a six day event held March 29 – April 3 in Santiago, Chile. Started back in 1980, FIDAE is the largest airshow in Latin America and attracts strong international attendance during a time that’s also peak tourism and travel season for Chile.

February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Update for Operations to Guatemala: Landing & Overflight Permits

Update for Operations to Guatemala: Landing & Overflight Permits

Guatemala recently revised its permit application process, and business aircraft operators must be mindful of these new and specific changes in order to avoid processing delays. As authorities are very stringent with both permit request procedures and lead times, it’s recommended that […]

December 16, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Aircraft Parking Complexities – Challenging Locations

Aircraft Parking Complexities – Challenging Locations

Certain airports around the world are known for their aircraft parking issues – either in terms of year round general aviation (GA) parking limitations or restricted parking availability during peak hours and times of major local events. Your 3rd-party provider, and local ground handler, are great resources in terms of helping you source aircraft parking opportunities and avoid potential parking issues…

November 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Colombia APIS: New Requirements for Business Aircraft Ops

Colombia APIS: New Requirements for Business Aircraft Ops

As of August 2015 a new regulatory requirement mandates Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS) reporting for all business aircraft operations to/from Colombia. As these requirements differ, in terms of information needed and reporting procedures, from U.S. APIS and eAPIS, it’s important to understand all of the particular requirements. The following is an overview of what […]

November 12, 2015 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Planning: 2016 Brazil Summer Games - Airport Slots & Closures

BizAv Planning: 2016 Brazil Summer Games – Airport Slots & Closures

The 2016 Brazil Summer Games and Paralympics will be held at various city venues in Brazil between August 5 and September 18. While the primary Summer Games events take place in Rio de Janeiro, football matches will be held at Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador and Manaus…

November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Bizav Planning for the Brazil Grand Prix 2015 – Part 2: Permits, Slots & CIQ

Bizav Planning for the Brazil Grand Prix 2015 – Part 2: Permits, Slots & CIQ

The Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix takes place November 13-15 in the Sao Paulo area. In addition to airports and parking (which we discussed in Part 1 in this series), business aircraft operators also need to plan for permits and other requirements that vary airport to airport…

November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Bizav Planning for the Brazil Grand Prix 2016 – Part 1: Airports & Parking

Bizav Planning for the Brazil Grand Prix 2015 – Part 1: Airports & Parking

The Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix takes place November 13-15 in the Interlagos neighborhood of Sao Paulo. This is a popular event, so planning in advance for services such as aircraft parking and your landing permit should be done as soon as your schedule is known…

October 27, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Overview of BizAv Ops Procedures for Buenos Aires

Overview of BizAv Ops Procedures for Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is Argentina’s big cosmopolitan capital and the second largest metropolitan area in South America. This is a key business and cultural hub and a frequent destination for General Aviation (GA) traffic…

October 13, 2015 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops to Argentina – Part 2: Operating Considerations

BizAv Ops to Argentina – Part 2: Operating Considerations

Additional considerations must be kept in mind when conducting business aircraft operations to remote or domestic airports in Argentina. It’s important, also, to be aware of visa requirements and reciprocity fees for this region.

October 12, 2015 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops to Argentina – Part 1: Restrictions & Permit Requirements

BizAv Ops to Argentina – Part 1: Restrictions & Permit Requirements

Argentina is a fairly straightforward operating environment for General Aviation (GA), with manageable permit processes and no cabotage issues. However, allow for additional planning lead time to ensure best aircraft parking options and to complete all permit processes and requirements.

October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops: October 2015 World Bank Meeting in Lima – Part 2: Permits, CIQ, and Documentation

BizAv Ops: October 2015 World Bank Meeting in Lima – Part 2: Permits, CIQ, and Documentation

While aircraft parking is not anticipated to be an issue at Lima, Peru (SPIM) during the World Bank Meeting (October 9-11, 2015), there are reasons why operators may decide to drop, go, and reposition…

September 29, 2015 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops: October 2015 World Bank Meeting in Lima – Part 1: Airports, Alternates, and Local Area

BizAv Ops: October 2015 World Bank Meeting in Lima – Part 1: Airports, Alternates, and Local Area

World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund meetings will take place in Lima, Peru October 9-11, 2015. These meetings, which bring together Ministers of Finance and Central Bank Governors from 188 member countries, will put additional demand on General Aviation (GA) infrastructure and handling capabilities at Lima…

September 28, 2015 | 0 Comments More