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Business Aircraft Operations to Los Cabos after Hurricane Odile

Business Aircraft Operations to Los Cabos after Hurricane Odile

On September 14, Hurricane Odile made landfall in Los Cabos, Mexico, causing significant damage throughout Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. Authorities and businesses have been working consistently over the past two months to repair […]

November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Tips for Planning Your First Mission to Mexico & Central America

Tips for Planning Your First Mission to Mexico & Central America

For business aircraft operators planning their first trip to Mexico or Central America, preplanning is key. While these are relatively straightforward business aviation environments, local regulations, permit lead times, and operating requirements vary depending on destination. It’s best to coordinate with your 3rd-party provider and ground handler to avoid snags. In general, Mexico has more […]

September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Large Aircraft Operations in North and Latin America: Part 2 – Planning Details

Large Aircraft Operations in North and Latin America: Part 2 – Planning Details

With sufficient and effective pre-planning, large aircraft operations can be accomplished to most destinations worldwide without significant issues. Be sure to allow sufficient lead time for trip planning, consider all available options, and have a Plan “B” ready […]

August 4, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Large Aircraft Operations in North and Latin America: Part 1 – Top Considerations

Large Aircraft Operations in North and Latin America: Part 1 – Top Considerations

Large aircraft operations can present unique requirements and challenges in terms of trip pre-planning and day-of-operation considerations. To address these potential planning and support issues when operating large aircraft within North and Latin America […]

July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments More
More Mexico Permit Changes: Part 2 – Potential Issues and Penalties

More Mexico Permit Changes: Part 2 – Potential Issues and Penalties

With the implementation of Mandatory Circular CO SA-02/14 R1 in Mexico, be aware that local airport comandantes are still in the process of understanding the new regulatory changes, approved on June 18, 2014. Because of this, it’s best to anticipate possible operating delays […]

June 20, 2014 | 2 Comments More
More Mexico Permit Changes: Part 1 - Positive Developments for GA

More Mexico Permit Changes: Part 1 – Positive Developments for GA

On June 18, 2014 regulatory changes went into effect which significantly increases flexibility for many foreign registered general aviation (GA) operators traveling to Mexico. As of this date it’s now once again allowable for foreign-registered private non-revenue operators that […]

June 20, 2014 | 3 Comments More
Mexico Landing Permit Changes – Part 2: Charter Operations

Mexico Landing Permit Changes – Part 2: Charter Operations

Charter (non-scheduled commercial) operators have the option of entering Mexico under either one-shot or blanket permits. While a one-shot permit can be obtained fairly quickly […]

May 20, 2014 | 2 Comments More
Mexico Landing Permit Changes – Part 1: Private Ops

Mexico Landing Permit Changes – Part 1: Private Ops

Landing permits are required for both private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations to Mexico. Private operators have the option of either one-shot or annual permits […]

May 19, 2014 | 2 Comments More
Top Operational FAQs from the NBAA IOC 2014 Conference

Top Operational FAQs from the NBAA IOC 2014 Conference

It’s been a few weeks since the NBAA 2014 International Operators Conference (IOC) took place in Tampa, Florida. During this event we spoke to many business aircraft operators who shared their questions regarding specific topics relevant to their operations. Below you will find a compilation of articles that cover some of the most popular topics […]

April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments 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
Mexico APIS: Now Required for Business Aviation Flights

Mexico APIS: Now Required for Business Aviation Flights

As of January 1, 2014, Mexico requires Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) filings for both private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations. Information to submit is the same for both types of flights and is no different than existing APIS requirements for scheduled commercial operations traveling to Mexico. The following is an overview of what […]

January 22, 2014 | 3 Comments More
Operations to Mexico: Hotels, Local Area and Culture

Operations to Mexico: Hotels, Local Area and Culture

For business aircraft operators traveling to Mexico, attention should be given to planning for hotels, security, and navigating local culture. From the hotel perspective, Mexico offers good crew accommodation options throughout the country. Best practice […]

December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Operations to Mexico – Flight Planning, Weather & NOTAMs

Operations to Mexico – Flight Planning, Weather & NOTAMs

When operating a business aircraft to Mexico, be aware of all flight plan nuances, as requirements differ for private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations, as well as for international and domestic movements. A key consideration when operating to Mexico is determining if you have[…]

November 14, 2013 | 2 Comments More
Mexico Charter Operations: Landing Permits and Cabotage

Mexico Charter Operations: Landing Permits and Cabotage

For charter flight operations into Mexico, two major considerations are landing permits and cabotage. In terms of permits, blanket charter landing permits are the preferred option for regular operators to Mexico. This process is document-intensive, requires a long lead time and involves […]

October 10, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Operational Tips for Mexico – Landing Permits for Private Aircraft

Operational Tips for Mexico – Landing Permits for Private Aircraft

The landing permit process for Mexico varies from straightforward to complex, depending on the type of operation. While private non-revenue permits do not involve complex procedures, it’s recommended that you work with a well-experienced 3rd-party provider for all Mexico permit applications […]

October 3, 2013 | 2 Comments More
Operational Tips for Mexico – Jet Fuel, Security and Additional Services

Operational Tips for Mexico – Jet Fuel, Security and Additional Services

When operating a business aircraft to Mexico, it’s important to plan in advance for fuel, and security, and other mission-critical services you will need for a successful trip […]

September 26, 2013 | 2 Comments More
Operational Tips for Mexico – PPRs and Slots

Operational Tips for Mexico – PPRs and Slots

Prior Permission Required (PPR) and airport slot requirements apply only to a few locations in Mexico, but there are several nuances to consider when making those requests. Always be sure to provide appropriate lead times and be aware of PPR/airport slot revision policies […]

September 12, 2013 | 2 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
Business Aviation Operations in Mexico – Ground Handling

Business Aviation Operations in Mexico – Ground Handling

While full ground handler services and credit are available throughout Mexico for business aircraft operators, it’s best to work with your 3rd-party provider and ground handler in advance. For any special or non-standard requests, be sure to provide additional lead time […]

August 29, 2013 | 2 Comments More
Business Aviation Operations in Mexico – Understanding Airport Ops

Business Aviation Operations in Mexico – Understanding Airport Ops

Many airports in Mexico have curfews and overtime restrictions that should be taken into consideration when planning your next business aviation trip. It’s always best to coordinate with your 3rd-party provider and ground handler to confirm airport procedures prior to any operation to Mexico.

August 22, 2013 | 2 Comments More
Mexico's SENEAM Fee and Business Aviation – Part Two: Paying SENEAM Fees

Mexico’s SENEAM Fee and Business Aviation – Part Two: Paying SENEAM Fees

While there are many parameters to consider when dealing with SENEAM fee payment issues, the process can become manageable when it and the requirements that must be met are known. It’s best practice to clear up any past-due payments as soon as possible. Operators with past-due SENEAM fees will face significant future operating […]

November 28, 2012 | 1 Comment More
Mexico’s SENEAM Fee and Business Aviation – Part One: Explaining SENEAM Fees

Mexico’s SENEAM Fee and Business Aviation – Part One: Explaining SENEAM Fees

Overdue SENEAM navigation (nav) and overtime fees have become a hot-button topic within the business aviation industry this year. This is a unique situation, where operators must self-calculate, report, and pay nav and overtime fees due. Since Mexico began enforcement of SENEAM fees in late 2011, there have been dozens of reports of business aviation […]

November 20, 2012 | 6 Comments More
Operating to Mexico: 7 Logistical Tips for Your First Trip

Operating to Mexico: 7 Logistical Tips for Your First Trip

This aviation blog post is part of a series on operating to Mexico and continues from our last article entitled “Operating to Mexico: Overview of Landing Permits and Restrictions.” For a successful and trouble-free trip to Mexico, it’s always best practice for business-aviation operators to plan for a range of logistical issues that may impact […]

March 5, 2012 | 1 Comment More
Operating to Mexico: Overview of Landing Permits and Restrictions

Operating to Mexico: Overview of Landing Permits and Restrictions

This business aviation blog post is the first part in a series on operating to Mexico. Mexico is a frequent and straightforward destination for private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) operators. However, there are a number of planning considerations to keep in mind. For private non-revenue operators, there are not many restrictions. Charter (non-scheduled commercial) […]

February 27, 2012 | 1 Comment More