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APEC 2016 Peru - Taking Place in Lima

APEC 2016 Peru – Taking Place in Lima

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Peru 2016, the Economic Leader’s Meeting, runs November 17-19 this year in Lima with the theme being “Quality Growth and Human Development.” As this event will significantly increase general aviation (GA) traffic to the region additional pre-trip and day of operation planning should be considered. The following is an overview of […]

November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Operating to Colombia – Part 3: Planning Tips

Operating to Colombia – Part 3: Planning Tips

Authorities in Colombia are strict on documentation requirements governing business jet operations in the country, so if you are operating there, make sure all required information/documentation are provided. Also, it’s important to ensure passengers and crew have required visas and sufficient validity on passports to cover length of stay…






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Operating to Colombia – Part 2: Permit Considerations

Operating to Colombia – Part 2: Permit Considerations

When traveling to Colombia, you’ll need to consider landing permits as well as overflight permits for surrounding countries. While the landing permit process for Colombia is fairly straightforward, there are particular documentation requirements and procedures to be…






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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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LABACE 2016: Business Aircraft Operations to Brazil

LABACE 2016: Business Aircraft Operations to Brazil

There are many operating requirements to consider when traveling to Brazil, and this information can change at a moment’s notice. With the 2016 Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) taking place next week, we thought it would be useful to compile recent articles on business aircraft operations to Brazil. See recent articles on […]

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LABACE 2016 – Part 2: Permits, Airport Slots & PPRs

LABACE 2016 – Part 2: Permits, Airport Slots & PPRs

Be aware of additional traffic heading to Brazil during the 2016 Brazil Summer Games (August 5-September 18) and LABACE 2016 (August 30-September 1) period and begin the trip planning process as far in advance as possible…






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LABACE 2016 – Part 1: Airports, Parking, CIQ & Local Area

LABACE 2016 – Part 1: Airports, Parking, CIQ & Local Area

The Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) takes place two weeks later than usual this year, due to the 2016 Brazil Summer Olympics, and will run August 30 – September 1 at Sao Paulo Congonhas (SBSP). As all airports in the Sao Paulo area are expected…






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OPS UPDATE | 2016 Brazil Summer Games - Part 2: : Flight Planning, Parking & CIQ

OPS UPDATE | 2016 Brazil Summer Games – Part 2: : Flight Planning, Parking & CIQ

Flight planning to Brazil will be somewhat more complex and involved during the Summer Games period (August 5-September 18). Parking at primary airports and especially Galeao, Rio de Janeiro (SBGL) will be in high demand…






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OPS UPDATE | 2016 Brazil Summer Games - Part 1: Airport Slots and Hub Airports

OPS UPDATE | 2016 Brazil Summer Games – Part 1: Airport Slots and Hub Airports

We’re a little more than a month out from the 2016 Brazil Summer Games, and authorities are now publishing additional information pertinent to operations to Brazil—and, especially, Galeao, Rio de Janeiro (SBGL)…






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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…






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Bizav Ops to Santiago, Chile for FIDAE 2016 – Part 2: Permits, CIQ & Visas

Bizav Ops to Santiago, Chile for FIDAE 2016 – Part 2: Permits, CIQ & Visas

FIDAE 2016 takes place March 29 – April 3 in Santiago, Chile. Business aircraft operators traveling to Chile need to ensure that proper landing permits are obtained. If airport slots are implemented for A. Merino Intl (SCEL), the host airport, during the FIDAE 2016 period, they will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.






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Bizav Ops to Santiago, Chile for FIDAE 2016 – Part 1: Airports & Parking

Bizav Ops to Santiago, Chile for FIDAE 2016 – Part 1: Airports & Parking

FIDAE 2016, the International Aerospace and Space Exhibition, is a six day event held March 29 – April 3 in Santiago, Chile. Started back in 1980, FIDAE is the largest airshow in Latin America and attracts strong international attendance during a time that’s also peak tourism and travel season for Chile.






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BizAv Planning: 2016 Brazil Summer Games - Airport Slots & Closures

BizAv Planning: 2016 Brazil Summer Games – Airport Slots & Closures

The 2016 Brazil Summer Games and Paralympics will be held at various city venues in Brazil between August 5 and September 18. While the primary Summer Games events take place in Rio de Janeiro, football matches will be held at Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador and Manaus…






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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…






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Bizav Planning for the Brazil Grand Prix 2016 – Part 1: Airports & Parking

Bizav Planning for the Brazil Grand Prix 2015 – Part 1: Airports & Parking

The Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix takes place November 13-15 in the Interlagos neighborhood of Sao Paulo. This is a popular event, so planning in advance for services such as aircraft parking and your landing permit should be done as soon as your schedule is known…






October 27, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Overview of BizAv Ops Procedures for Buenos Aires

Overview of BizAv Ops Procedures for Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is Argentina’s big cosmopolitan capital and the second largest metropolitan area in South America. This is a key business and cultural hub and a frequent destination for General Aviation (GA) traffic…






October 13, 2015 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops to Argentina – Part 2: Operating Considerations

BizAv Ops to Argentina – Part 2: Operating Considerations

Additional considerations must be kept in mind when conducting business aircraft operations to remote or domestic airports in Argentina. It’s important, also, to be aware of visa requirements and reciprocity fees for this region.






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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.






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BizAv Ops: October 2015 World Bank Meeting in Lima – Part 2: Permits, CIQ, and Documentation

BizAv Ops: October 2015 World Bank Meeting in Lima – Part 2: Permits, CIQ, and Documentation

While aircraft parking is not anticipated to be an issue at Lima, Peru (SPIM) during the World Bank Meeting (October 9-11, 2015), there are reasons why operators may decide to drop, go, and reposition…






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BizAv Ops: October 2015 World Bank Meeting in Lima – Part 1: Airports, Alternates, and Local Area

BizAv Ops: October 2015 World Bank Meeting in Lima – Part 1: Airports, Alternates, and Local Area

World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund meetings will take place in Lima, Peru October 9-11, 2015. These meetings, which bring together Ministers of Finance and Central Bank Governors from 188 member countries, will put additional demand on General Aviation (GA) infrastructure and handling capabilities at Lima…






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LABACE 2015 Fly-In Prep: Permits, Flight Planning, and Local Area

LABACE 2015 Fly-In Prep: Permits, Flight Planning, and Local Area

As discussed in Part 1 of this article series, this year’s Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) takes place August 11-13 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In our last article, we covered airports; parking; and customs, immigration, and quarantine for business aircraft […]






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LABACE 2015 Fly-In Prep: Airports, Parking, and CIQ

LABACE 2015 Fly-In Prep: Airports, Parking, and CIQ

This year’s Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) takes place August 11-13 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. LABACE is the largest business aviation event in Latin America, attracting General Aviation (GA) flight departments, trade professionals, and exhibitors […]






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Preparing for the Brazil Summer Games – Part 2: Permits, Slots, and Operating Restrictions

Preparing for the Brazil Summer Games – Part 2: Permits, Slots, and Operating Restrictions

The 2016 Brazil Summer Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro on August 3-21. This will be followed by the Paralympic Games, held in Rio de Janeiro September 7-19. Last week, we discussed planning for airports and ground services. In this article we will discuss permits […]






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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 […]






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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
UPDATE: Procedural Changes for Customs at Sao Paulo (SBGR) – Part 3: Operating Considerations

UPDATE: Procedural Changes for Customs at Sao Paulo (SBGR) – Part 3: Operating Considerations

Apart for new gen dec requirements and procedural changes for customs at Sao Paulo Guarulhos (SBGR), the operating environment has not changed. It’s best to work with your 3rd-party provider, well in advance of travel, to confirm all required documentation and information […]






June 29, 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
UPDATE: Procedural Changes for Customs at Sao Paulo (SBGR) – Part 2: Gen Decs & Documentation

UPDATE: Procedural Changes for Customs at Sao Paulo (SBGR) – Part 2: Gen Decs & Documentation

Sao Paulo Guarulhos (SBGR) has enhanced and expanded gen dec reporting and customs clearance procedural requirements. As these requirements are unique to SBGR, there’s potential for business aircraft operators to fall into non-compliance status. For example, if you leave an undeclared […]






June 22, 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 […]






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