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Hotel Security for Business Aviation Travel – Part 1: General Considerations

Hotel Security for Business Aviation Travel – Part 1: General Considerations

Your greatest security risks on international travel, and even on domestic operations, are generally off-airport. Corporate crews routinely stay in hotels at assorted worldwide locations, and there are important considerations to be mindful of from both safety and security…

November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Bizjet Travel to Milan Fashion Week 2017 – Part 1: Airports and Parking

Bizjet Travel to Milan Fashion Week 2017 – Part 1: Airports and Parking

Milan Fashion Week takes place four times each year—with 2017 dates being Jan 21-27, Feb 22-28, Jun 17-20 and Sep 20-27. These are periods when general aviation (GA) movements increase and hotel accommodations can become more challenging. For those planning to attend one or…






November 23, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Caribbean Peak Season Bizjet Travel – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ, Hotels, Security & More

Caribbean Peak Season Bizjet Travel – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ, Hotels, Security & More

With the exception of Cuba, the Caribbean, for the most part, has few requirements for permits, airport slots or prior permission required (PPRs) making operating in this region more user friendly than in many other parts of the world. Customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ)…






November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Transiting Malaysia: Part 1 – Airports & Local Area

Transiting Malaysia: Part 1 – Airports & Local Area

Malaysia is a relatively straight-forward, easy, operating environment with limited documentation requirements. Overflight permits are not necessary for most operations, and currently there are no Stage II noise restrictions. While there are no strict cabotage limitations…






September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Paris Fall Fashion Week 2016: Business Aviation Tips for Success

Paris Fall Fashion Week 2016: Business Aviation Tips for Success

Paris Fall Fashion Week 2016 runs Sep 27 – Oct 5 and takes place at multiple venues in central Paris. The Spring (Feb/Mar) and Fall (Sept/Oct) Fashion Week periods are always a busy period in Paris for business and leisure travel. During this time, you can expect preferred options for…






September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Operating to Colombia – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Slots

Operating to Colombia – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Slots

General aviation (GA) operators travel to Colombia for both business and leisure, and traffic to this region remains steady. While the operating environment here is much more straight-forward and less onerous compared to other countries in the region such as Venezuela…






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BizAv Security Planning for the 2016 Brazil Game – Part 2: Security Briefs and Executive Protection

BizAv Security Planning for the 2016 Brazil Game – Part 2: Security Briefs and Executive Protection

Effectively mitigating security risks for travel to the 2016 Brazil Summer Games (August 5-September 18) involves recognizing potential risks and threats well prior to day of operation. It’s suggested that operators undertake rigorous assessments of what passengers and crew will be…






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BizAv Security Planning for the 2016 Brazil Summer Games – Part 1: Risk Assessment

BizAv Security Planning for the 2016 Brazil Summer Games – Part 1: Risk Assessment

Security threat awareness and risk mitigation must be top of mind awareness for general aviation (GA) operators traveling to the 2016 Brazil Summer Games (August 5-September 18). Rio de Janeiro is well known for petty and violent crime, as well as criminal gang activity, while other Summer Games venues in Brazil also have their associated risks…






June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Operating to Ethiopia: Fuel, Additional Services and Security

Business Aircraft Ops to Ethiopia: Fuel, Additional Services and Security

Fuel uplifts and arrangements for additional support services in Ethiopia usually go smoothly when using a supervisory agent. However, credit arrangements can be a concern in this region if not adequately addressed in advance. Your supervisory agent will assist with coordinating all credit arrangements…






May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Operations to Hong Kong: Fuel, Security & Additional Services

BizAv Operations to Hong Kong: Fuel, Security & Additional Services

When operating to Hong Kong (VHHH), the general aviation terminal (GAT) provides complete and full aircraft handling and support services. This is a one-stop-shopping option with a single invoice at the end of the experience. While costs are high at this location, services provided are among the best you’ll find anywhere.






January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Bangkok – Which Airport to Pick: Part 1- Landing Options

Bangkok – Which Airport to Pick: Part 1- Landing Options

Two airports of entry (AOEs) are available to general aviation (GA) in the Bangkok area. Each has particular pros and cons. Both airports are unrestricted, in terms of aircraft size and noise levels, and do not have curfew hours in place…






December 2, 2015 | 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
Business Jet Ops to Kenya: Hotels & Local Area

Business Jet Ops to Kenya: Hotels & Local Area

When conducting business aircraft ops to Kenya, keep in mind that summer is high season for tourism, and options for preferred hotel accommodations may be more limited during this period. First-time visitors need to also be aware of hotel and ground transport conditions, as well as requirements […]






September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops in the Philippines – CIQ and Security

Business Aircraft Ops in the Philippines – CIQ and Security

For most airports in the Philippines, other than at Manila (RPLL), business aircraft crew members and passengers will clear Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) in the main terminal. It’s important to have all required visas, as well as evidence of necessary vaccinations […]






July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Preparing for the 2016 Brazil Summer Games – Part 1: Airports and Services

Preparing for the 2016 Brazil Summer Games – Part 1: Airports and Services

Athletes from around the world will meet in Brazil next year for the 2016 Brazil Summer Games. Rio de Janeiro will host the event August 3-21. This will be followed by the Paralympic Games, held in Rio de Janeiro September 7-19. We expect General Aviation (GA) movements to Brazil to be particularly high during the Summer Games period […]






July 7, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: Ground Handling and Security

Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: Ground Handling and Security

Aruba (TNCA) is an excellent tech stop for business aircraft operations and offers a high standard of service for destination stops. Aircraft parking can fill up during busy periods, so at times you may need to drop and go. For best results, it’s always best to pre-notify your ground handler […]






June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Operating to Panama – Part 3: CIQ Clearance and Security

Operating to Panama – Part 3: CIQ Clearance and Security

Clearing Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) in Panama is a fairly simple and straightforward procedure for business aircraft crew members and passengers. There are times and locations, however, where you’ll need to make special arrangements in advance […]






May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Bizav Guide to COPA 2015 in Chile – Part 3: CIQ, Security and Weather

Bizav Guide to COPA 2015 in Chile – Part 3: CIQ, Security and Weather

Customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) processing of general aviation (GA) passengers/crew is a relatively quick and straight-forward process in Chile. However, be prepared to clear immigration/customs in the main terminal in almost all cases […]






May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Bizav Guide to COPA 2015 in Chile – Part 1: Airports & Services

Bizav Guide to COPA 2015 in Chile – Part 1: Airports & Services

COPA America is the main international football tournament for national teams in South America. This year COPA takes place in eight different cities in Chile from June 11 – July 4. In addition to drawing in football teams from 12 nations, this event attracts attendees from all over the world […]






May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Fuel, Additional Services, and Security

Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Fuel, Additional Services, and Security

When operating to Costa Rica, it’s best to preplan aviation fuel uplifts, well in advance, particularly during high season (end of November till end of March). If you’re planning to depart during peak operating hours, it’s recommended to fuel on arrival or land with sufficient fuel to manage your […]






March 26, 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 Operations in the UK: Fuel, Additional Services, and Security

Business Aircraft Operations in the UK: Fuel, Additional Services, and Security

For business aircraft operators traveling to the UK, requests for aviation fuel, in-flight catering, and other services should be made in advance of the trip. Here, we’ll cover the key things you need know about these ground service requests, as well as information about […]






December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations in Greece: Fuel, Additional Services, and Security

Business Aircraft Operations in Greece: Fuel, Additional Services, and Security

For business aircraft operators traveling to Greece, always confirm fuel uplift and credit requirements with your ground handler prior to arrival. It’s important to have correct documentation on hand to confirm fuel uplifts and to exempt Value-Added Tax (VAT) when applicable […]






October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Ops to St. Petersburg: Part 2 - Aircraft Parking, Services, and Security

Business Aviation Ops to St. Petersburg: Part 2 – Aircraft Parking, Services, and Security

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.






September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation in Venezuela Series: Security Planning

Business Aviation in Venezuela Series: Security Planning

Off-airport security should be top of mind for all visiting passengers and crew to Venezuela. Your ground handler and hotel will be able to arrange appropriate and safe local transportation.






August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation in Venezuela Series: Fuel, Security, and Additional Services

Business Aviation in Venezuela Series: Fuel, Security, and Additional Services

When operating to Caracas (SVMI) and other destinations in Venezuela, pre-planning service requests is always best practice. Due to high local demand, short-notice requests – particularly for jet fuel, secure transport, and in-flight catering – can be problematic.






August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Security Planning for Business Aviation Travel – Part 2: Vetting and Arranging for Security

Security Planning for Business Aviation Travel – Part 2: Vetting and Arranging for Security

There’s no standard for airport security within the international operating arena. Each airport differs in terms of security infrastructure and procedures. Airport security, including secure parking options, also varies by the type of operation – commercial or General Aviation (GA) […]






July 9, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Security Planning for Business Aviation Travel – Part 1: Pre-Planning

Security Planning for Business Aviation Travel – Part 1: Pre-Planning

To reduce risk and improve the success of your international trips, it is recommended for business aircraft operators to order security intelligence reports for international destinations they’ve not been to before or have not visited in more than 60 days. There are different types of reports […]






July 2, 2014 | 2 Comments More
Operating to Ireland (EIDW): Jet Fuel, Security, and Additional Service Considerations

Operating to Ireland (EIDW): Jet Fuel, Security, and Additional Service Considerations

If you are a business aircraft operator traveling to Dublin (EIDW), you should be aware of the local fueling and security processes prior to your visit. For instance, when requesting fuel for either destination or tech stop […]






February 27, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Business Aviation in Africa 101: Planning for Aviation Ground Services

Business Aviation in Africa 101: Planning for Aviation Ground Services

For business aircraft operators, it’s best not to take service, aviation fuel, and ground handling service capabilities for granted when operating in many parts of Africa. Be sure to request and confirm all services as far in advance as possible in order to avoid potential delays and service […]






November 28, 2013 | 1 Comment More