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Business Aviation Ops Update for Cuba: Part 2 - Visas, Support Services & Credit

Business Aviation Ops Update for Cuba: Part 2 – Visas, Support Services & Credit

While general aviation (GA) operations to Cuba can often be coordinated and set up fairly quickly, it’s important not to overlook any required trip planning or day of operation details. This includes obtaining visas, keeping detailed records of your activities in Cuba and making advance credit arrangements…

July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Ops Update for Cuba: Part 1 – Regulatory Considerations

Business Aviation Ops Update for Cuba: Part 1 – Regulatory Considerations

Over the past year we’ve seen quite a few changes in terms of easing of restrictions for N-registered general aviation (GA) operations to Cuba. While there’s been no real regularity to updates from the U.S. side, and Cuban authorities tend to not always announce regulatory changes in advance, operating restrictions continue to ease…






June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Operating to Cuba: Latest Regulations for Business Aviation

Operating to Cuba: Latest Regulations for Business Aviation

General aviation (GA) travel to Cuba with U.S.-registered aircraft and crew is opening up and becoming more user-friendly. However, this is still a highly-regulated operating environment. Regulatory changes that went into effect January 27 ease and facilitate private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations to Cuba – but only for certain approved types of GA flights…






March 2, 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
UPDATE: Cuban Ops - What BizAv Operators Need to Know

UPDATE: Cuban Ops – What BizAv Operators Need to Know

Effective July 22, 2015, a final rule issued by the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) removed Cuba from the U.S. state-sponsored terrorism risk list. While pre-existing license requirements for general aviation (GA) operations to the island still exist, operating conditions […]






September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments More
UPDATE: Business Aviation Operations and Cuba – Part 2: General Aviation Considerations

UPDATE: Business Aviation Operations and Cuba – Part 2: General Aviation Considerations

The starting point, when planning a trip to Cuba by a U.S. operator, is to determine the purpose of the flight and if purpose of the travel falls under approved travel by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). An important consideration is whether to take your own aircraft or use a charter flight […]






February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More
UPDATE: Business Aviation Operations and Cuba – Part 1: U.S. Sanction Considerations

UPDATE: Business Aviation Operations and Cuba – Part 1: U.S. Sanction Considerations

The recent January 2015 regulatory changes in the U.S. – Cuba relations will no doubt encourage future business and investment opportunities between these two countries. However, for the time being there will continue to be assorted operating challenges and compliance issues to deal with for general aviation (GA) operators […]






February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Cuban Overflight Permits

Understanding Cuban Overflight Permits

While requesting and obtaining Cuba overflight permits is generally a straightforward process, it is best to use an Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)-licensed 3rd-party provider (particularly for N-registered operators) due to U.S. sanction restrictions. Overflight routing opportunities have changed somewhat in recent years, so it’s important to be aware of current permit requirements and […]

March 18, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Operations to Iraq – U.S. Sanctioned Country Series

Business Aviation Operations to Iraq – U.S. Sanctioned Country Series

While the broad economic sanctions on Iraq were lifted by the U.S. and most countries in late 2010, the U.S. Government still imposes significant restrictions on U.S.-registered aircraft that still impact business and general aviation aircraft operations involving Iraq. As a result, it is important for U.S. business aviation operators to be aware of these […]

November 22, 2012 | 1 Comment More
Business Aviation Operations to North Korea – U.S. Sanctioned Country Series

Business Aviation Operations to North Korea – U.S. Sanctioned Country Series

Many U.S.-based corporate flight crews have never had the opportunity to experience the beauty of cherry blossoms along the Taedong River in Pyongyang due to sanctions and other restrictions in place against North Korea (also known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea). […]






November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments More
U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series: Business Aviation Operations to Iran

Business Aviation Operations to Iran – U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on business aviation operations in U.S. sanctioned countries. While the U.S. sanctions against Iran do not prohibit individuals from traveling to or from Iran, as with the Cuba sanctions, the increasing U.S. and international sanctions on Iran make it a difficult destination for U.S.-registered aircraft […]

November 8, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Operating to North and South Sudan – U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series

Operating to North and South Sudan – U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series

The recent political changes in Sudan, including the creation of the newly independent country of South Sudan, have had a major impact on U.S. sanctions on Sudan. Because of the elimination of U.S. sanctions on South Sudan, U.S. operators are now able to conduct flight operations to and from that newly independent nation. However, significant […]

November 1, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Operations to Myanmar (Burma) - U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series

Business Aviation Operations to Myanmar (Burma) – U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series

The country referred to by the United States and several other countries as “Burma” (but officially known as the “Union of Myanmar” since 1989) has been subject to a wide range of economic sanctions due to the policies of the Burmese government. […]






October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments More
U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series: Business Aviation Operations to and from Syria

U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series: Business Aviation Operations to and from Syria

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on operating to U.S. sanctioned countries. Due to the policies and actions of the government of Syria, the United States and other countries have imposed a wide range of sanctions on the Syrian government. Among other things, the U.S. sanctions on Syria prohibit U.S. persons […]

October 18, 2012 | 1 Comment More
Business Aviation Operations to and from Cuba (Part 2) - U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series

Business Aviation Operations to and from Cuba (Part 2) – U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series

Before operating flights to Cuba, operators of U.S.-registered aircraft must obtain licenses and ensure that all travelers have an Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) specific or general license. For this reason, it is recommended that the process be started as early as possible before the trip is scheduled to take place […]






October 11, 2012 | 2 Comments More
Business Aviation Operations to and from Cuba (Part 1) – U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series

Business Aviation Operations to and from Cuba (Part 1) – U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series

Because of the long-standing U.S. sanctions and significant restrictions on travel to and from Cuba, only a small number of flights between the U.S. and Cuba occur each day, and most of these are charter (non-scheduled commercial) flights. As a result, planning for and operating authorized business aviation flights involving […]






October 4, 2012 | 2 Comments More
10 Potentially Challenging International Permits for Business Aviation Operators

10 Potentially Challenging International Permits for Business Aviation Operators

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 […]

January 18, 2012 | 5 Comments More