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BizJet Travel to Dubai for MEBAA 2016 – Part 2: Permits, CIQ & Visas

BizJet Travel to Dubai for MEBAA 2016 – Part 2: Permits, CIQ & Visas

While permit requirements and associated lead times are not onerous for Dubai and Dubai-area airports, it’s important to be mindful of differing requirements between the various Emirates. Also, customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) processes should be reviewed in advance due…

November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizJet Travel to Dubai for MEBAA 2016 – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Services

BizJet Travel to Dubai for MEBAA 2016 – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Services

The Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) airshow is the leading business aviation exhibition in the Middle East for business aviation professionals. For general aviation (GA) operators planning to attend MEBAA 2016 December 6-8, there are a number of planning…






November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments More
How to Overcome Airports with Slot Issues: Part 3 – 7 Popular Airports with Challenging Slots

How to Overcome Airports with Slot Issues: Part 3 – 7 Popular Airports with Challenging Slots

Here and there around the world you’ll encounter airport slot situations more challenging than the average. These are typically very popular locations frequently congested with scheduled commercial activity. With proper advance planning and coordination with your 3rd-party…






June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments More
How to Overcome Airports with Slot Issues: Part 2 – Slot Challenges

How to Overcome Airports with Slot Issues: Part 2 – Slot Challenges

Some airports are more challenging than others in terms of obtaining/revising airport slots. Certain locations confirm slot requests well prior to day of operation while others may not confirm slots until a few days, or even 24 hours, prior to operation…






June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments More
How to Overcome Airports with Slot Issues: Part 1 – Slot Basics and Tips

How to Overcome Airports with Slot Issues: Part 1 – Slot Basics and Tips

More and more airports are requiring slots due to congestion issues, and these slot requirements differ depending upon the airport in question. For example, some airports require you to obtain slots prior to applying for a landing permit while others require airport slots for parking or arrival/departure permissions…






May 30, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Planning Tips: 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix

BizAv Planning Tips: 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix

This year’s Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix takes place April 1 – 3 at the Sakhir Circuit, the only true desert race track in the Formula One calendar. This modern facility, completely surrounded by sand, is a unique setting for a very popular event. We recommend that general aviation (GA) operators planning to attend the […]

March 9, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Middle East Flight Permits - Maximizing Schedule and Revision Flexibility

Middle East Flight Permits – Maximizing Schedule and Revision Flexibility

Over recent years the permit situation has relaxed somewhat for general aviation (GA) operations to the Middle East. Still, there are longer than average lead times to consider for this region, varying and stringent visa requirements and, in some cases, unique documentation mandates to be mindful of. Best practice is to contact your 3rd-party provider […]

February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Planning Tips: 2016 Yacht Show and Air Expo in Abu Dhabi

Business Aviation Planning Tips: 2016 Yacht Show and Air Expo in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi will be particularly busy during early March with the upcoming Yacht Show and Air Expo taking place March 1-5 and March 8-10, respectively. As general aviation (GA) traffic to the area will be elevated during this period, trip planning for these events should commence as early as possible. The following is an overview […]

February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2015: Operator Tips for Travel to the Event

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2015: Operator Tips for Travel to the Event

The Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix takes place November 27-29 at the Yas Island Marina Circuit, about 30 minutes from the city center. If you’re a business aircraft operator heading to Abu Dhabi to attend the Grand Prix it’s best to organize aircraft parking, hotel accommodations and general trip planning as soon as schedule […]

November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Planning: 2015 G20 Summit in Antalya Turkey

BizAv Planning: 2015 G20 Summit in Antalya Turkey

The 2015 G20 Summit in Turkey will be the 10th annual meeting of top heads of state. The event takes place in the country’s southwestern city of Antalya, November 15-16. In order to secure preferred aircraft parking and hotel accommodations during this busy period, it’s important to begin trip planning arrangements as soon as schedule […]

October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Dubai Air Show 2015: BizAv Operating Tips & Planning Considerations

Dubai Air Show 2015: BizAv Operating Tips & Planning Considerations

The biennial Dubai Airshow takes place November 8-12 this year at Dubai World Central (OMDW). With an anticipated 65,000 trade visitors and 160 aircraft on static display, including 40 business aircraft, it’s important that bizav operators planning to attend begin trip planning now. As obtaining preferred aircraft parking and hotel accommodations may be challenging during […]

October 14, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Turkey Overflight Permit Changes – Part 2: Processing Permit Exemptions

Turkey Overflight Permit Changes – Part 2: Processing Permit Exemptions

Even if you do not currently have an overflight of Turkey planned, it’s a good idea to apply for this permit exemption well in advance. Having it will give your business aircraft ongoing approval for unlimited overflights through Turkish airspace with only the requirement of filing a flight plan […]






July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Turkey Overflight Permit Changes – Part 1: Good News for Bizav

Turkey Overflight Permit Changes – Part 1: Good News for Bizav

Requirements for Turkey overflights eased significantly on April 2, 2015 – at least for most general aviation operators. As a result of regulatory changes, operators of most private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) aircraft can now obtain the right to overfly Turkey without an overflight permit […]






July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments More
12 Tips for Business Aircraft Operations in Kuwait

12 Tips for Business Aircraft Operations in Kuwait

Kuwait is primarily a business aircraft destination rather than a tech stop. This region is somewhat less strict, in terms of operating requirements and cultural norms, than some other locations in the area. Still, there are operating considerations to keep in mind and issues that have the potential to […]






June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Istanbul, Turkey

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is becoming an increasingly popular and busy destination for business aircraft travel. There are, however, assorted limitations and restrictions to consider when operating to this location. Both landing permits and airport slots are required, and extended parking may be difficult to obtain. If you are planning a trip to Istanbul, the following is an […]

January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments More
MEBA 2014 Special: Business Aircraft Operations in the Middle East

MEBA 2014 Special: Business Aircraft Operations in the Middle East

Regulatory requirements and other operational requirements can change at a moment’s notice. A great example of that is the change in how Israel landing permits are processed, which took place earlier this year. Our blog’s mission is to give you the information you need to make your critical missions a success. With the 2014 Middle […]

December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Saudi Arabia

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Saudi Arabia

For business aircraft operators, missions to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are easy to facilitate with sufficient advance planning. There are, however, issues to consider in terms of permits, visas, and sponsor letter requirements. Particularly for first-time operators to the region, it’s important to work with your 3rd-party provider and ground handler early in the […]

November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments More
United Arab Emirates (UAE) Landing and Overflight Permit Requirements

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Landing and Overflight Permit Requirements

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is probably the easiest and least restrictive region in the Middle East in terms of business aircraft permit requirements. We hear of few issues with landing permit requests and/or revisions for this area. Still, it’s important to ensure that any information/documentation submitted with permit requests is correct and valid, as […]

October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Bahrain Grand Prix 2014

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Bahrain Grand Prix 2014

The 2014 Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix takes place April 4-6 at the Bahrain International Circuit.The Bahrain International Circuit, which uses a 15-corner configuration, made history back in 2004 as the first Formula One Grand Prix to be held in the Middle East. If you’re planning to attend, or even fly into Bahrain […]

March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Operating to Israel Part 2 – Operational Requirements

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Operating to Israel Part 2 – Operational Requirements

Israel takes security issues seriously, and crew onboard business aircraft must follow mandated procedures exactly on the day of operation. It’s recommended that first-time crews to Israel allow additional planning time to prepare for assorted security procedures […]






March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Operating to Israel Part 1 – Permit Requirements

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Operating to Israel Part 1 – Permit Requirements

Due to security, Israel continues to tighten up the permit requirements for General Aviation (GA). Recent regulatory changes – put in place January 1, 2014 – require additional documentation for aircrew […]






February 24, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Trip Planning Tips: Ops to Abu Dhabi for the 2014 Air Expo and Yacht Show

Trip Planning Tips: Ops to Abu Dhabi for the 2014 Air Expo and Yacht Show

Two major upcoming events in Abu Dhabi will attract increased General Aviation (GA) activity and put additional pressure on GA infrastructure. The Abu Dhabi Air Expo takes place February 25-27 at Bateen (OMAD), and the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show follows right on its heels March 1-3. The Air Expo will have the greater impact on […]

February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Abu Dhabi Bizav: 2013 Summit on the Global Agenda

Abu Dhabi Bizav: 2013 Summit on the Global Agenda

This year’s Summit on the Global Agenda, part of the World Economic Forum (WEF), takes place November 18-20 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Known as the world’s largest brainstorming event, the WEF will provide comprehensive insights and recommendations on some of the most pressing global challenges. For business aircraft operators, it’s important to […]

November 6, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Dubai Airshow 2013

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Dubai Airshow 2013

The 2013 Dubai Airshow will take place November 17-21 at the Dubai World Central – a new site purpose-built for this year’s show. This event is forecast to attract 1,000 exhibitors and 60,000 attendees. If you’re planning on operating to Dubai for or during this event, it’s best to begin working with your 3rd-party provider […]

November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2013 (UAE): Tips for Bizav Operators

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2013 (UAE): Tips for Bizav Operators

The 2013 Abu Dhabi Eithad Airways Formula One Grand Prix takes place November 1-3 at the Yas Marina Circuit. This promises to be a lively and well attended international racing event. An expanded entertainment program will be featured this year – both pre- and post-race – with some of the biggest names in Arab and […]

October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Corporate Flight Attendant Training 101 for the Middle East

Corporate Flight Attendant Training 101 for the Middle East

Adjusting to the cultural differences of their clients is a constant challenge for corporate flight attendants. As they are flying clients from all over the world, their knowledge and skills need to be up to date at all times. Understanding and respecting cultural differences will not only make […]






August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning: Dubai, UAE

Business Aviation Trip Planning: Dubai, UAE

For business aircraft operators, Dubai (OMDB) is always a popular corporate destination, but one that can be very congested at times. The good news is that there are new alternate airfields you can use, close-by, with full services available. When planning a trip to Dubai, work with your 3rd-party provider to determine the best airport […]

June 25, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix – Tips for Business Aircraft Operators

Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix – Tips for Business Aircraft Operators

The Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix will be held April 19-21 at the Bahrain F1 circuit. Because of increased business aviation and general traffic for this event, it’s best to begin organizing your trip as soon as possible. Here is some information to help you with your planning: 1. There are 3 primary airports to […]

March 20, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Preparing for the Abu Dhabi Business Air Expo

Preparing for the Abu Dhabi Business Air Expo

Held in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Abu Dhabi Business Air Expo is dedicated to Middle East business aviation and attracts trade visitors primarily from within the region. Here is some information to help you with your planning: 1. When does OMAD Business Air Expo 2013 take place? Dates […]

February 12, 2013 | 0 Comments More
10 Important Things to Remember When Flying to the Middle East

10 Important Things to Remember When Flying to the Middle East

Because of recent events in the Middle East and their coverage by the news media, some business aircraft operators are re-evaluating corporate travel to this area. While there are definitely some issues to be aware of, requiring additional pre-trip and security planning, business aviation traffic to the region has remained relatively stable. The Middle East […]

December 11, 2012 | 0 Comments More