Tag: prior permission required (PPR)

BizAv Trip Planning: 2016 World Economic Forum on Africa in Rwanda

BizAv Trip Planning: 2016 World Economic Forum on Africa in Rwanda

The 2016 World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa takes place May 11-13 2016 at Camp Kigali, Rwanda. Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills, is emerging as a regional tech hub and boasts one of sub-Sahara Africa’s fastest GDP growth rates. Leaders from across Africa will meet at Kigali to discuss the potential of rapid […]

April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to the Azores: Part 2 of 2 – Permits, PPRs, Slots, and CIQ

Business Aircraft Ops to the Azores: Part 2 of 2 – Permits, PPRs, Slots, and CIQ

When planning business aircraft operations to the Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal, always ensure that proper lead times are provided for prior permissions required (PPRs), landing and overflight permits, and services requested. You should also be aware of the customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) clearance process.

February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Operating to Hong Kong: Permits & PPRs

Business Aviation Operating to Hong Kong: Permits & PPRs

As one of the world’s more congested airports, Hong Kong (VHHH) is constantly working to manage traffic flows and use ramp space effectively. Prior permission required (PPR) and landing permit requirements must always be at top-of-mind-awareness when operating your business […]

January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to the Azores: Part 1 of 2 – Airports and Services

Business Aircraft Ops to the Azores: Part 1 of 2 – Airports and Services

The Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal, consists of nine volcanic islands situated in the North Atlantic about 850 miles west of continental Portugal and 1200 miles southeast of Newfoundland. For many trans-Atlantic general aviation (GA) flights, the Azores is a preferred tech stop.

January 25, 2016 | 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
Aircraft Parking Complexities – Top Considerations

Aircraft Parking Complexities – Top Considerations

There are often assorted challenges and considerations that come into play when planning for aircraft parking at different airports around the world. At some locations overnight parking for general aviation (GA) will not be available or may be highly restricted. At other locations parking may be very expensive, difficult to obtain, or lack adequate security…

November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Venice (LIPZ) - Part 1: Permits, PPRs & CIQ

Business Aircraft Ops to Venice (LIPZ) – Part 1: Permits, PPRs & CIQ

Located on the mainland, Venice Marco Polo Int’l (LIPZ) is the airport of entry (AOE) for planning a business aviation trip to the Venice. When planning a trip to this location you need to give special attention to the process for permits, permissions, and customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ)…

November 17, 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
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
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 Planning: 2015 Japan Grand Prix

Bizav Ops Planning: 2015 Japan Grand Prix

The 2015 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix takes place September 25-27 at the Suzuka International Race Course. Practice and qualifying sessions happen that Friday and Saturday with the main race on Sunday. Suzuka race track is located in the countryside, some distance from […]

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UPDATE: Regulatory Changes for Greece: New GA Airport Slot Requirements

UPDATE: Regulatory Changes for Greece: New GA Airport Slot Requirements

Effective July 2015, airport slots became mandatory for operation to many airports in Greece. While airport slots have always been required for scheduled commercial traffic – for both arrival and departure – they were not needed for General Aviation (GA). The impact of this sudden regulatory change is complicating GA trip planning and adding a level of […]

August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Planning Tips: Venice Film Festival 2015

Business Aviation Planning Tips: Venice Film Festival 2015

The annual Venice Film Festival takes place September 2-12, 2015. This event typically attracts General Aviation (GA) traffic during a time that’s still considered high season for the region.

August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments More
2015 IAAF World Championship in Beijing: Top Operational Considerations

2015 IAAF World Championship in Beijing: Top Operational Considerations

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) biennial World Championship takes place Aug 22-30 in Beijing. Primary event venue is the National Stadium, also known as the “Bird’s Nest,” north of the city. While we do not anticipate crew accommodation issues, it’s recommended to […]

August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Hong Kong Parking & Slot Restrictions – Part 2: Parking & Services

Hong Kong Parking & Slot Restrictions – Part 2: Parking & Services

It’s becoming more and more difficult for business aircraft operators to secure long-term (anything beyond two days) parking at Hong Kong (VHHH). In most cases you’ll not be granted a parking stay in excess of two days, and you may only get one-night parking at this location […]

August 10, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Operating to Panama – Part 2: Airports and Operational Tips

Operating to Panama – Part 2: Airports and Operational Tips

For business aircraft operators traveling to Panama, there are a number of suitable airports to choose from. Full support services and credit are available at most Panamanian Airports of Entry (AOEs). Advance notification, however, may be needed for certain locations and/or hours of operation […]

May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Which GA Airport to Pick for Frankfurt: Part 2 – Operating Considerations

Which GA Airport to Pick for Frankfurt: Part 2 – Operating Considerations

There are airport slot, Prior Permission Required (PPR), and documentation requirements to be mindful of when operating your business aircraft to Frankfurt. Plan ahead, be aware of permit requirements, and know the Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) process […]

April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Which GA Airport to Pick for Frankfurt: Part 1 – Landing Options

Which GA Airport to Pick for Frankfurt: Part 1 – Landing Options

For business aircraft operators, operating to Frankfurt is seldom an issue in terms of aircraft parking and service availability. There are, however, considerations in terms of airport slots, Prior Permissions Required (PPRs), and documentation. Work with your 3rd-party provider and ground handler to take advantage of your options when planning a trip to the Frankfurt area […]

April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Permits, PPRs, and Airport Slots

Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Permits, PPRs, and Airport Slots

While Costa Rica is a relatively easy and business aviation-friendly environment, there are operating and parking limitations to be mindful of. Aircraft parking availability can be an issue during high season. There are no guarantees that airport authorities will approve a General Aviation (GA) parking request during the busy season […]

April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Hong Kong Aircraft Parking Update: Part 2 – Permits, PPRs, and Airport Slots

Hong Kong Aircraft Parking Update: Part 2 – Permits, PPRs, and Airport Slots

Landing permits, Prior Permissions Required (PPRs), and airport slots are needed for all travel to Hong Kong (VHHH). A trip to Hong Kong – involving multiple request procedures to various airport authority departments – requires more pre-planning than those to most other international locations […]

April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Hong Kong Aircraft Parking Update: Part 1 – Parking & PPRs

Hong Kong Aircraft Parking Update: Part 1 – Parking & PPRs

Arranging overnight aircraft parking continues to be a challenge at Hong Kong (VHHH) – even for operators based on the airfield. There are, however, steps you can take to improve success with parking requests. Keep in mind that if you need to relocate your aircraft, for overnight parking purposes, it may be necessary to consider […]

April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Top Considerations for Business Jet Operations to Hilo (PHTO)

Top Considerations for Business Jet Operations to Hilo (PHTO)

Hilo (PHTO) is a quiet location with no congestion issues affecting General Aviation (GA) movements. PHTO serves as an ideal quick turn between North America and the Southern Pacific or Asia. It is not as busy as Kona (PHKO) and closer to great circle on certain trans-Pacific routings […]

March 5, 2015 | 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 Aircraft Ops to the French Riviera via Le Castellet: Part 2 – Operating Considerations

Business Aircraft Ops to the French Riviera via Le Castellet: Part 2 – Operating Considerations

Le Castellet (LFMQ) is a user-friendly airfield and a popular alternate parking choice for nearby French Riviera locations. While there are occasional issues with Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) availability – and rare cases when weather conditions may cause you to divert […]

December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Understanding Beijing Aircraft Parking: Part 2 – Permits, Airport Slots, and Services

Understanding Beijing Aircraft Parking: Part 2 – Permits, Airport Slots, and Services

For business aircraft operators traveling to China, it’s important to plan on sufficient lead time to obtain overflight and landing permits, as well as secure any required airport slots. Planning a trip to Beijing (ZBAA) is more involved than at most airports in China as airport slots are always required […]

October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Top In-Season Caribbean Destinations for Business Aircraft Operators - Part 2: CIQ, Permits, and Curfews

Top In-Season Caribbean Destinations for Business Aircraft Operators – Part 2: CIQ, Permits, and Curfews

While permit; Customs, Immigrations, and Quarantine (CIQ); and operating curfew issues are seldom problematic for the Caribbean region, it’s important to pre-plan to avoid complications and to smooth the regulatory/operational process day of operation […]

September 17, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Top In-Season Caribbean Destinations for Business Aircraft Operators - Part 1: Operating Considerations

Top In-Season Caribbean Destinations for Business Aircraft Operators – Part 1: Operating Considerations

In order to prepare for the high season for the Caribbean, business aircraft operators should consider making arrangements for aircraft parking, fuel, and hotel accommodations in advance. When it gets “busy” on the islands, it gets REALLY busy. Options can become scarce or nonexistent […]

September 10, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Business Aviation in Barcelona Series: Part 2 – Operating requirements

Business Aviation in Barcelona Series: Part 2 – Operating requirements

While charter operations should plan on extra lead time when operating to Spain, private flights face minimal procedural and/or documentation challenges. In most cases airport slots for Barcelona (LEBL) are easy to adapt when schedules need to be changed […]

July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation in Argentina Series: Permits, PPRs, and Airport Slots

Business Aviation in Argentina Series: Permits, PPRs, and Airport Slots

Argentina is a hospitable and straightforward operating environment for General Aviation (GA). It is important, however, to communicate with your 3rd-party provider and/or local ground handler to confirm any applicable permit, Prior Permission Required (PPR) […]

June 26, 2014 | 2 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning: Farnborough International Airshow 2014

Business Aviation Trip Planning: Farnborough International Airshow 2014

This year the Farnborough International Airshow occurs July 14-20. While overnight parking is not anticipated to be an issue at Farnborough (EGLF), there are assorted operating restrictions and curfews that must be considered for travel during this period. The following is an overview of what operating considerations you need to know: 1. Farnborough (EGLF) is […]

June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More