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Aircraft Ground Support Equipment Requirements: Part 2 of 2 – Planning Tips

Aircraft Ground Support Equipment Requirements: Part 2 of 2 – Planning Tips

It’s important for business aircraft operators to assess support equipment and services needs at each international destination. In some cases, it’s best to research these requirements, with your 3rd-party provider and local ground handler, at least two weeks ahead of day of operation.

February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Aircraft Ground Support Equipment Requirements: Part 1of 2 – Top Considerations

Aircraft Ground Support Equipment Requirements: Part 1of 2 – Top Considerations

Aircraft support equipment and supply considerations for destination airports are important pre-trip planning issues. Particularly when operating to remote or secondary/domestic airports this is a checklist item that should not be neglected.






January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments 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
Business Aviation in Africa 101: Flight Permits, Ground Handling, Visas, and Security

Business Aviation in Africa 101: Flight Permits, Ground Handling, Visas, and Security

For business aircraft operators, Africa can be a permit-intensive operating environment, with specific documentation requirements and longer-than-average permit lead times. It’s important to begin working with your 3rd-party provider, and local ground handlers, well in advance of any planned operation to this […]






November 21, 2013 | 1 Comment More
The Importance of Having a Checklist for International Trips – Part 2

The Importance of Having a Checklist for International Trips – Part 2

There are a myriad of planning details to consider – from permits to in-flight catering to weather considerations – for every international trip. Using an effective international checklist will result in more effective and trouble-free global missions for operators […]






August 7, 2013 | 1 Comment More
The Importance of Having a Checklist for International Trips – Part 1

The Importance of Having a Checklist for International Trips – Part 1

Having a checklist to go through prior to any international flight is always best practice. There are many things that can change depending on the parameters of a trip, and operators need to consider all of that prior to the day of operation. International trip planning involves many details, and the potential for problems to […]

July 31, 2013 | 2 Comments More
Bringing Hunting Weapons Onboard a Business Aircraft – What You Should Know

Bringing Hunting Weapons Onboard a Business Aircraft – What You Should Know

There are many options available in terms of transporting hunting and personal protection weapons onboard your business aircraft; however, there are operating challenges to consider. Traveling with weapons will limit your choice of destination and tech stops and, in almost every case, will require additional pre-trip planning measures. It’s important to work with your 3rd-party […]

June 24, 2013 | 1 Comment More
7 Tips for Determining Feasibility of a Business Aviation Trip

7 Tips for Determining Feasibility of a Business Aviation Trip

While almost any international trip can be set up with sufficient lead time and preparation, there are limitations as to what is doable. The first step in the trip planning process is to determine the feasibility of an intended operation. This involves considerations such as aircraft range; crew duty; availability to permit; visa requirements; and […]

January 14, 2013 | 0 Comments More