When traveling to Singapore, it’s important to plan ahead for visa and documentation requirements and to be aware of all local restrictions. Infrastructure in Singapore is excellent, and this area offers high-quality accommodation and ground transportation options, personal security, efficient telecommunications [...]
Customs and security clearance procedures are straightforward and user-friendly for operators arriving in Spain, either from inside or outside the Schengen area. It’s important, however, to be aware of visa and documentation requirements as well as agricultural restrictions. Here are some tips to make your planning [...]
Procedures for payment of Argentinian reciprocity rates change on November 1, 2012. In order to maintain compliance, when entering Argentina as a U.S., Australian, or Canadian citizen, business aircraft operators should be aware of the newly mandated fee payment process. 1. What are Argentinian reciprocity rates? Because the U.S. charges a fee for U.S. visa [...]
This is a post by author Andre Camargo. Andre is Country Manager for Universal Aviation Brazil which has aircraft ground handling facilities in São Paulo, Brasilia, Manaus, Recife, and Rio de Janeiro. Andre is an expert on business aircraft operations in Brazil and can be contacted at email@example.com. This business aviation blog post is the [...]
This aviation blog post is part of a series on the visa waiver program and continues from our last post: “Visa Waiver Program and Business Aviation: Answers to Common Questions.“ Operating as a signatory carrier into the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) is a straightforward and usually trouble-free process. As VWP authorization goes [...]
This blog post is the first in a series on the visa waiver program. The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows nationals of 36 participating countries to travel to the U.S. for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. Many corporate operators have registered as ‘signatory carriers,’ which gives them the same privileges [...]
This aviation blog post is part of a series on flight crew visas and continues from our last post entitled “5 Things Business Aviation Operators Should Know About Crew Visa Requirements.” Flight crew visa issues continue to surface from time to time. These glitches can be problematic, potentially leading to significant delays for your operation [...]
Here is this week’s question: In your planning for international travel, how do you manage flight crew visas? You can answer by taking the poll below. Results will be posted in real-time. Thank you for reading Operational Insight blog and sharing your unique insight with the business aviation community!
This business aviation blog post is part of a series on operating to China and continues from our last post entitled: Flight Ops to China: Tips for Arranging Security, Ground Transport and In-flight Catering. Operating permits for China vary in complexity and lead time. However, they have become more streamlined within the past few years. [...]
This business aviation blog post is the first part in a series on flight crew visas. Many countries require crew to obtain specific “crew” visas. Flight crew members continue to encounter visa issues here and there around the world on a fairly regular basis. It’s important to always verify the correct visa type needed to [...]
The Middle East is a straightforward and relatively easy operating environment for the well prepared business aviation operator. With adequate pre-trip planning, the problems that can surface from time to time are almost always avoidable. We recommend you always double-check all required documentation and confirm that permit requirements are met. Cultural considerations are especially important [...]
This aviation blog post is part of a series on general best practice for operating a business jet internationally. International corporate travel has benefited from a new generation of modern, reliable and long-range business aircraft and a growing worldwide network of efficient ground handlers. However, the operating environment remains complex, and effective planning for these [...]
While China is a different operating environment than North America or Europe – in terms of airport ops, FBOs and clearing CIQ – operators seldom experience problems. Your service provider, and local handler, can help you ensure a timely and smooth process. Take the time to research your particular destinations as airport and CIQ procedures can vary airport to airport.