Choosing the best tech stops for your long-haul international trip is always an important planning item. Considerations include route of flight, time of operation, runway information, airport and handling infrastructure, and fuel availability. Choices may also be impacted by your…
Customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) and operating procedures at St. Petersburg (ULLI) are straight-forward and not particularly onerous. However, it’s recommended to work closely with your 3rd-party provider and/or ground handler to ensure arrival processing, airport slots…
Landing permits procedures and lead time for Russia are relatively straight-forward, and airport slots will be available for general aviation (GA) operations to Sochi (URSS) during the Russian Grand Prix period (April 27 – May 2). However, be mindful that approved slots may not be at the time you request and revising a slot time may be challenging…
The Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place May 1, 2016 at the Sochi Autodrome. In addition to the main race event on May 1, practice races will be held April 29 with qualifying races taking place April 30. We anticipate general aviation (GA) traffic to the area will be at peak levels from about April 27 through to May 2, with more than 400 business aviation operations…
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.
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.
While business aircraft operations to major destinations and tech stops in Russia are relatively straightforward, additional considerations must be kept in mind when you operate during winter months and plan stops at more remote destinations.
All business aircraft operators traveling to any of the Moscow airports (Vnukovo [UUWW], Domodedovo [UUDD], and Sheremetyevo [UUEE]) need permits, and lead times must be considered. It’s important to keep documentation and visa requirements at top of mind […]
Moscow-area airports are always busy with business aircraft movements, and traffic to this area continues to grow. The good news is that operators have different airport options, parking is seldom an issue, and permit processes are manageable with advance planning […]
Should you desire special services upon arrival into Russia, such as on-board customs, immigration, and quarantine clearance and vehicle access airside, it’s best to give your 3rd-party provider and/or ground handler plenty of advance notification. Although such services are at the discretion of airport authorities, these options may be available at St. Petersburg (ULLI). The following is an overview of what you need to know when operating to St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg (ULLI) is the only airport available for business aviation operations to St. Petersburg. While this is not a difficult location from an aircraft parking, landing permit, or service perspective, there may be issues to consider during major event periods […]
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: St. Petersburg International Economic Forum – Part 2: Permits, Slots, PPRs, & CIQ
Airport slots will be one of the larger concerns for business aircraft operators traveling to St. Petersburg (ULLI) during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) period (May 22-24, 2014), and full instructions on when airport slots will be processed won’t be known until the […]
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: St Petersburg International Economic Forum – Part 1: Airport Options
This year the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) takes place May 22-24. SPIEF puts additional strains on existing airport infrastructure and service options – with traffic starting to come in about May 20 and final departures expected about May 26. For business aircraft operators seeking […]
Track Advisory (TA) guidelines were put in place by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in order to avoid traffic conflicts for operations along Anchorage Center’s (ZAN) Russian Trans East (RTE) route system. The TA User’s Guide articulates the requirements for using the TA. When flying westbound from the U.S.to Russia, business aircraft operators may not […]
If you are a business aircraft operator planning on flying into Sochi for the Winter Games, expect delays, aircraft parking restrictions, and the need to use alternate airports. Your 3rd-party provider, and ground handler, will be your most valuable […]
2014 Winter Games Update – Part 1: Client Categories, Airport Slots, Russian Landing Permits, and Visas
The Winter Games take place February 7-23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Business aircraft operators should anticipate a range of operational challenges for Sochi (URSS) – including minimal aircraft parking; Customs, Immigrations, and Quarantine (CIQ) […]
The Winter Games will take place in Sochi, Russia February 7-23, 2014. Business aircraft operators should anticipate assorted operational challenges – including lack of aircraft parking availability; Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) clearance; and aircraft services options – if planning to attend this busy sporting event. It’s best to initiate trip planning with your 3rd-party […]
For business aircraft operators, landing permit, visa and documentation planning needs are at the forefront when trip planning to the Sochi Winter Olympics. While local services, infrastructure and security are forecast to be good during the games, a little additional pre-planning will go a long way in ensuring the most […]
Winter Games 2014 in Sochi, Russia – Business Aviation Tips: Part 1 – Airports, Aircraft Parking & Restrictions
Sochi, Russia is currently in high gear – in terms of hotel and Olympic infrastructure construction – preparing for the upcoming February 7-23, 2014 Winter Olympics. For business aircraft operators planning to attend the Olympics, it’s important to initiate the flight-planning process as early as possible […]
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, corporate flight attendants need to keep their knowledge and skills up to date at all times. Understanding and respecting […]
The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) runs June 20-22 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The forum provides a unique platform for global leaders to engage with their peers in finding solutions to the most pressing global issues. This will be a particularly busy period for St. Petersburg – in terms of business aircraft movements and […]
The Russian Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced important changes related to landing permit requirements effective May 30, 2013. The good news for operators of non-scheduled flights to Russia is that permit application lead times have been reduced, permit validity has been extended, and fewer […]
If you’re planning on operating your business aircraft to the 2014 Winter Games, you should begin your trip coordination as soon as possible. Not only will this be a busy period in Russia, but there will also be limitations on preferred hotel accommodations, aircraft parking, and pre-paid local ground transport – especially for operators who […]
For business aircraft operators, planning reliable tech stops is a key component in orchestrating successful international movements. Some regions of the world have multiple good tech stops available, while, in other areas, you’ll have limited options. On key routes – such as North America to Asia or Africa, and Europe to Africa, South America or […]
This business aviation blog post is part of a series on great technical stops for business aviation. Many good tech stops exist in Northeast Asia (the “Far East” region) for business-aviation operators. Aircraft range will impact selection of tech stops. However, permits are also an important consideration for this region. You’ll generally have less flexibility […]
This aviation blog post of part of a series on overflight permits and landing permits. Overflight and landing permits vary in complexity and lead time. It depends on the region of the world you’re flying to and the type of operation you’re doing. Charter (non-scheduled commercial) permits usually require additional documentation and lead time, involve […]