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Bizjet Ops to the Cape Verde Islands – Part 2: Permits, Visas and Health Considerations

Bizjet Ops to the Cape Verde Islands – Part 2: Permits, Visas and Health Considerations

Always ensure that you have appropriate landing and overflight permits for business aircraft operations to, or over, the Cape Verdes Islands. If you’re landing at any airport other than Sal Island (GVAC) or Praia (GVNP) it’s recommended that all services you require are confirmed in advance…

August 15, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Tips: Business Aircraft Operations to (or over) Cyprus

BizAv Tips: Business Aircraft Operations to (or over) Cyprus

When overflying Cyprus – or landing for destination/ tech stop purposes – there are several operating considerations to be mindful of. Cyprus, a member state of the European Union (EU), is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and a popular business and tourism destination. The following is an overview of what you need to […]

January 20, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Trip Planning Tips: Diplomatic Flights – Part 2: Operational Details

Trip Planning Tips: Diplomatic Flights – Part 2: Operational Details

While diplomatic flights enjoy certain benefits, including the opportunity for shorter notice permits, express customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) clearance, and priority parking/handling, there are potential glitches and pitfalls you’ll want to avoid. It’s important to follow all requirements of your […]






January 6, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Trip Planning Tips: Diplomatic Flights – Part 1: Tips & Considerations

Trip Planning Tips: Diplomatic Flights – Part 1: Tips & Considerations

Permit, flight planning, and handling considerations for diplomatic flights differ from conventional private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations. The planning process for diplomatic clearances involves country-to-country coordination, and there may be limitations […]






December 30, 2015 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops to Northern Africa: Part 2 - Operator Tips

BizAv Ops to Northern Africa: Part 2 – Operator Tips

Northern Africa is a part of the world where trip pre-planning is critical and should be done with extra attention. Geopolitical situations can change at a moment’s notice, and operators must be aware of all their options, potential risks, and aircraft service limitations. If, for example, you experience an aircraft […]






December 29, 2015 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops to Russia: Part 2 – Permits, Visas, and Documentation

BizAv Ops to Russia: Part 2 – Permits, Visas, and Documentation

When you conduct business aircraft ops to or through Russia, there are several top-of-mind-considerations – such as permits, documentation, and visa requirements – to be mindful of. Mistakes in these areas can be costly in terms of delayed operations and regulatory repercussions.






December 21, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Hazmat Flights: How-to for Business Aviation Operations

Hazmat Flights: How-to for Business Aviation Operations

“Hazmat” is anything capable of posing significant risk to health/safety when transported. Hazmat materials may be biological, chemical, or physical. Having undeclared materials that are considered “hazmat” on board has potential to complicate an international flight operation […]






November 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More
12 Ways Your Bizav Trip Can Go Wrong – Part 1

12 Ways Your Bizav Trip Can Go Wrong – Part 1

While most international operations go smoothly, there’s always potential from time to time for things to go sideways. One or two mistakes in the trip planning or execution process may be all it takes to initiate a ripple effect of issues, which may lead to operational delays or inability to […]






October 19, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Planning BizAv Operations to Thailand – Part 1: Permit Planning

Planning BizAv Operations to Thailand – Part 1: Permit Planning

Pre-planning is essential when you conduct business aircraft operations to Thailand. There are many important factors to consider in terms of landing permits, aircraft parking, and cabotage. A missed item or planning consideration could delay your flight or even stop it in its tracks. When you apply for Thai permits […]






September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Central and South Asia BizAv Ops – Part 1: Landing and Overflight Permits

Central and South Asia BizAv Ops – Part 1: Landing and Overflight Permits

When you travel to and through Central and South Asia – a.k.a. “the ‘Stans”: Afghanistan, , Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan – there are a number of considerations to be aware of. Many popular destinations exist within this region, but there are permit, lead time […]






September 9, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops in the Philippines – Top Considerations

Business Aircraft Ops in the Philippines – Top Considerations

Unique considerations exist for business aircraft operations to the Philippines, and it’s important to plan on sufficient permit lead time. The Philippines comprises over 7,000 islands, and Manila is the most common destination for General Aviation (GA) movements […]






July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Peru – Part 2: Destination Tips

Business Aircraft Ops to Peru – Part 2: Destination Tips

While the vast majority of business aircraft traffic to Peru is destined for Lima (SPIM), frequent general aviation movements also take place to Cusco (SPZO), Iquitos (SPQT), Arequipa (SPQU), and Pisco (SPSO). It’s important to understand operating restrictions and opportunities […]






July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Best Practices for Business Aircraft Ops in Asia

Best Practices for Business Aircraft Ops in Asia

Over recent years it’s become generally easier to transit and land within the Asian region, but there are still many important issues to be aware of. Permit lead times, visa requirements, and local operating restrictions have the potential to complicate business aviation missions to this region for the unprepared. The following is an overview of […]

June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Peru – Part 1: Permits, Visas & Restrictions

Business Aircraft Ops to Peru – Part 1: Permits, Visas & Restrictions

Permits, permit lead times, and mandated documentation are all important considerations for any business aircraft flight to Peru. Especially when you travel to smaller or secondary airports, it’s important to budget additional time in the pre-trip planning process […]






June 24, 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
HOW TO: Arranging Pakistan Landing and Overflight Permits

HOW TO: Arranging Pakistan Landing and Overflight Permits

When you request landing and overflight permits for Pakistan, it’s important to allow for official lead time, as well as provide all required documentation/information. In the majority of cases, permits for Pakistan are not difficult to obtain for most business aircraft operators. The following is an overview of what you need to know: 1. What […]

June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Operating to Panama – Part 1: Flight Permits and Approvals

Operating to Panama – Part 1: Flight Permits and Approvals

When you conduct business aircraft operation to Panama, it’s best to ensure that all appropriate documentation has been forwarded to your 3rd-party provider and/or local ground handler in advance. It’s also important to confirm visa requirements, in advance of day of operation, and to be aware of all permit issues […]






May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Tips for Aviation Schedulers & Dispatchers: Top Trip-Planning Considerations

Tips for Aviation Schedulers & Dispatchers: Top Trip-Planning Considerations

Within corporate flight departments, schedulers and dispatchers continue to assume more and more responsibility. Route and documentation planning, access to airspace and airports, and managing risk in disruptive weather situations are just some of the critical flight department functions requiring scheduler and dispatcher oversight. Also, as the regulatory environment becomes increasingly complex, and safety and […]

February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Trip Planning Tips: Indonesia

Business Aircraft Trip Planning Tips: Indonesia

Indonesia is an archipelago of over 17,000 islands stretching 3,181 miles latitudinally. While business aircraft operations are usually confined to a few selected locations, there are tech stop opportunities to consider in this region. Due to a somewhat lengthy permit approval process, it’s best to work with your 3rd-party provider, as early as possible, to […]

January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Overflight Permits – Part 2: Documentation and Revisions

Overflight Permits – Part 2: Documentation and Revisions

Overflight requirements around the world vary substantially. There can be unique – and sometimes strange – requirements for what constitutes an overflight, the documentation needed, lead times and validity periods, and communication procedures. Always double-check requirements in advance […]






January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Overflight Permits – Part 1: General Requirements

Overflight Permits – Part 1: General Requirements

Overflight permits are authorizations from Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs) to overfly that country’s airspace. These differ in terms of regulations and airspace coverage area, depending on the country. It’s always important to check overflight permit requirements in advance with your 3rd-party […]






January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments More
A Guide to Business Aviation Operation to the Caribbean (Just in time for the busy holiday season)

A Guide to Business Aviation Operations to the Caribbean (Just in time for the busy holiday season)

The Caribbean encompasses 30 territories – including sovereign states, overseas territories, and dependencies. Of the 700 islands, reefs, and cays in this region, a couple of dozen destinations are always popular with the business aviation community. During peak travel season each year […]






December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations in the UK: Permits and PPRs

Business Aircraft Operations in the UK: Permits and PPRs

For business aircraft operating to the UK, there are situations when Prior Permission Required (PPR) and/or permits, for landing or overflight, may be required. Though this is a straightforward process, there are lead times and information/documentation that need to be considered […]






December 11, 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
Business Aviation in Vietnam: Part 1 – Operational Tips

Business Aviation in Vietnam: Part 1 – Operational Tips

Vietnam is attracting an increasing number of business- and tourism-related General Aviation (GA) movements – primarily to three or four key locations. While GA infrastructure is somewhat restricted in Vietnam, and choices in ground handling services are limited, operations to this part […]






October 28, 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
Understanding African Overflight and Landing Permits: Part 2 – Lead Times, Documentation, and Cautions

Understanding African Overflight and Landing Permits: Part 2 – Lead Times, Documentation, and Cautions

When operating to Africa, best practice is to confirm lead times, documentation, and other requirements prior to any operation. A local business sponsor will be needed at many locations, prior to a permit being processed. It’s important to supply complete information on local business contacts to the […]






September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Understanding African Overflight and Landing Permits: Part 1 - Top 6 Challenging Destinations

Understanding African Overflight and Landing Permits: Part 1 – Top 6 Challenging Destinations

The African continent is experiencing a steady increase in business aviation. Business aircraft operators, however, still face challenges in terms of permit requests. It’s best to initiate the overflight and landing permit process as early as possible. Some locations are more difficult than others, from the permit perspective, so it’s important to pre-confirm documentation, credit, and lead time requirements with your 3rd-party provider. The following is an overview of what you need to know about overflight and landing permits when operating to Africa.






September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Ferrying an Aircraft – Things to Consider

Ferrying an Aircraft – Things to Consider

Additional planning and operational considerations come into play when ferrying aircraft – especially if you’re ferrying under an experimental permit. The goal of any business aviation trip is a seamless experience. Any oversight in terms of permits, arranging parking, and ferrying aircraft between airports can prove costly or cause a trip to be delayed. The […]

August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Understanding Bermuda Charter Landing Permit

Understanding Bermuda Charter Landing Permit Requirements

While there may have been some uncertainty in the past, Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is now clear on the requirement that all charter operations to the island have a charter permit. While the permit process at this location is not difficult, it’s important to be mindful of lead times and documentation requirements. The following […]

July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments More