Operational Insight Weekly · 1 Dec 2016Subscribe
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Business Jet Ops to Kenya: CIQ, Documentation & Tech Stops

Bizjet Travel to Milan Fashion Week 2017 – Part 2: Permits, Ground Handling & Local Area
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UPDATE: Cuban Ops – What BizAv Operators Need to Know

Hotel Security for Business Aviation Travel – Part 1: General Considerations
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Africa/Middle East

Asia/Pacific/Australia

Europe/Eastern Europe

North America

South and Central America/Caribbean

NBAA update brief
Worldwide weather report

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This week's top posts from our blog

Bizjet Travel to Milan Fashion Week 2017 – Part 2: Permits, Ground Handling & Local Area

Bizjet Travel to Milan Fashion Week 2017 – Part 2: Permits, Ground Handling & Local Area

While landing permits for Italy are only required for charter (non-scheduled commercial) procedures involved and lead time required for such permits can be quite onerous. You also need to be aware of airport slots and Airport Collaborative Decision Making (ACDM) procedures...
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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...
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Africa/Middle East

Airport information and scheduled closings

(LLBG) Tel Aviv

Low/no fuel announcements

(DNAA) Abuja - UVair supplier So Aviation's recurring supply shortages/outages continue due to Nigeria's devalued currency. Must advise volume requirements and obtain a written confirmation before assuming that fuel is available. All suppliers are being affected by this issue.

(DNMM) Lagos - UVair supplier So Aviation's recurring supply shortages/outages continue due to Nigeria's devalued currency. Must advise volume requirements and obtain a written confirmation before assuming that fuel is available. All suppliers are being affected by this issue.

(FTTC) Abeche - UVair supplier Air Total advises NO FUEL until further notice.

(GATB) Tombouctou - Fuel shortages reported at Tombouctou airport until Jan 25 2017, UVair supplier has confirm fuel shortages will not impact supply.

FAM global monitor security briefings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.
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Asia/Pacific/Australia

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Airport information and scheduled closings

(VTSP) Phuket

Low/no fuel announcements

(PKMJ) Majuro (Marshall Islands) - UVair supplier ExxonMobil has NO FUEL available during December 21-25, 2016, due to tanker replenishment.

FAM global monitor security briefings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.
To see all current travel warnings, visit here.


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Europe/Eastern Europe

Airport information and scheduled closings

(EGLF) Farnborough
(LCLK) Larnaca


(ALL - Russia) All aircraft are prohibited from operating directly between Russian and Turkish airports.

(ALL - Russia) All aircraft are prohibited from operating directly between Russian and Ukrainian airports, including overflying Ukraine airspace.

(VARIOUS - Ukraine) Both Simferopol (UKFF) and Sevastopol (UKFB) airports are closed due to the political climate between Ukraine and the Russian Federation regarding Crimea.

Low/no fuel announcements

(LFMA) Aix - UVair supplier Air Total requires a fuel release and a minimum of 24-48 hours' notice required. Appointment refueling only (CLOSED MONDAYS), so a precise fuel time is required. An approximate $112 USD "NO FUEL FEE" applies for fuel ordered but delayed or not taken. Ask us for appointment scheduling contacts phone/email if needed.

(LGKL) Kalamata - Airport closed for the winter Nov 1-Mar 31. Fuel can only be arranged with a minimum 48 hours' advance notice during winter period. During summer operations, Apr-Oct, airport fueling hours are 0800-2200, and fuel can be arranged with a minimum 24 hours' notice.

(LGKP) Karpathos - Airport is closed, fuel is not available during the winter months Nov 1-Mar 31. Airport re-opens for the summer from Apr-Oct and fuel is available with a minimum 48 hours advance notice.

(LGRX) Patras - Airport closed for the winter Nov 1-Mar 31. Fuel can only be arranged with a minimum 48 hours' advance notice during winter period. During summer operations, Apr-Oct, airport fueling hours are 0800-2200, and fuel can be arranged with a minimum 24 hours' notice.

(LIBC) Crotone - UVair supplier Air BP has exited. Airport is closed to all traffic until 29 Jan, 2017. The UVair supply team is currently looking for alternate supply at this location.

(LYBE) Belgrade - Fuel shortages reported at Nikola Tesla airport from 31 Oct to 30 Nov, UVair supplier has confirm fuel shortages will not impact supply.

FAM global monitor security briefings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.
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New UVair locations

No new locations for this region at publication time.

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North America

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Airport information and scheduled closings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.

Low/no fuel announcements

(KTEB) Teterboro - Meridian Teterboro is currently running out of RAMP space quickly and requires advance notice for all services. Meridian expects high traffic from Nov 09 to Dec 20.

(MEXICO - ALL) - UVair supplier ASA's main office is closed on weekends and holidays. While UVair cardholders are able to fuel upon presentation of their UVair fuel card; operators holding no UVair card will ONLY be able to pay for fuel by cash or credit card unless arrangements were made in advance, during ASA's business hours.

(TXKF) Hamilton - UVair supplier SOL Petroleum has informed a series construction activities will be undertaken for the next 5 to 6 weeks, starting 07 Nov. Construction is in relation to replacement and rerouting of a section of the Jet Fuel supply pipeline. SOL Petroleum is working closely with the Department of Airport Operations (DAO) to ensure no disruption to the airport operations.

FAM global monitor security briefings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.
To see all current travel warnings, visit here.

New UVair locations

No new locations for this region at publication time.

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South and Central America/Caribbean

Airport information and scheduled closings

(SABE) Buenos Aires
(SBCF) Belo Horizonte
(SBRF) Recife
(SKCG) Cartagena

Low/no fuel announcements

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.

FAM global monitor security briefings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.
To see all current travel warnings, visit here.


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NBAA update briefs

Visit https://www.nbaa.org/news/update/ for full versions of these briefs, plus much more of the week's business-aviation news.

Election’s Conclusion Means Return of ‘Other VIP TFRs’
Following a presidential election, business aircraft operators can expect a series of special temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) related to the activities of the president-elect and vice president-elect. NBAA characterizes these as “Other VIP TFRs,” to distinguish them from the two most common types of VIP TFRs: those related to the movements of the president and vice president. "It is important that operators pay attention to the NBAA website and the contents of the NOTAMs themselves to be absolutely certain they understand the restrictions put in place,” said NBAA Air Traffic Services Project Manager Jim McClay, adding that NBAA is constantly working to reduce the impact of VIP TFRs on business aviation.
https://www.nbaa.org/ops/airspace/issues/20161128-elections-conclusion-means-return-of-other-vip-tfrs.php

Hong Kong Proves Challenging for Business Aircraft Operators
Business aircraft operators flying into Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) may have a difficult time securing inbound and outbound slots to access the airport. “It’s very challenging to operate in Asia, as changes are occurring all the time,” said Pat Dunn, NBAA’s International Operators Committee Asia regional lead. The challenging situation at HKG is the subject of a free webinar on Nov. 30.
https://www.nbaa.org/ops/intl/mid/20161122-hong-kong-proves-challenging-for-business-aviation-operators.php

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Worldwide weather report

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TROPICAL
There is one tropical system at this time. Tropical Cyclone Nada is about 805 southwest of Calcutta, India moving towards the northwest at 12 knots with sustained winds of 45 knots.

VOLCANOES
Copahue, Argentina has an ash cloud from 12,000 feet to the surface moving toward the south at 10 knots. Sabancaya, Peru has an ash cloud from 33,000 feet to the surface moving toward the southeast at 25 knots. Colima, Mexico has an ash cloud from 24,000 feet to the surface moving toward the northeast at 20 knots. Popocatepetl, Mexico has an ash cloud from 21,000 feet to the surface moving toward the northeast at 20 knots. Sheveluch, Kamchatka has an ash cloud from 17,000 feet to the surface moving toward the east at 15 knots.

AFRICA
Thunderstorms are likely central and eastern-central Africa. Thunderstorms associated with daytime heating can be expected over Madagascar. Low pressure over South Africa could produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across the area. Patchy morning fog is likely over portions of the Ivory Coast southeastward into Angola.

ASIA
A stationary frontal boundary over Turkey should keep rain and fog in the forecast through tomorrow. A series of frontal boundaries pushing through central Russia should produce snow showers across the area. A cold front pushing through the Korean Peninsula should produce rain showers, and snow showers to the higher elevations. Low pressure over southern Japan should produce rain showers and fog across the region through tomorrow. Low pressure over the Kamchatka Peninsula and northeastern Russia should keep snow showers in the forecast through the weekend.

SOUTHEAST ASIA/NORTH PACIFIC
Thunderstorm activity across Indonesia and Indo-China should be limited to isolated afternoon events as we enter the dry season. A cold front over the central North Pacific should produce rain showers across the area. A cold front over the central North Pacific should produce rain showers across the region. Low pressure over the Aleutian Islands should produce rain showers and gusty winds across the area.

AUSTRALIA/SOUTH PACIFIC
Thunderstorms should become more frequent across the northern tier of Australia as we transition into the monsoon season. Rain showers and isolated thunderstorms may be possible across southwestern Australia as a cold front pushes through the region. Low pressure off the east coast of southeastern Australia could produce mainly afternoon thunderstorms across the area.

ATLANTIC/EUROPE
A cold front over the central Atlantic Ocean should produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across the region. Low pressure west of the Iberian Peninsula should produce rain showers across Portugal and western Spain over the next few days. A cold front pushing through northern Europe should produce rain showers and snow showers across the higher elevations of Germany, Poland and Belarus. A deep area of low pressure over Scandinavia should keep snow and gusty winds in the forecast through tomorrow. A stationary frontal boundary in the eastern Mediterranean Sea should produce rain showers and afternoon thunderstorms across the region for the next few days.

NORTH AMERICA
A strong cold front is approaching the eastern U.S. Strong thunderstorms may be possible from the Carolinas to the central Gulf Coast. Rain showers and isolated thunderstorms may be possible from New York to Maryland. On the back side of the cold front snow may be possible from Minnesota through the Great Lakes region, into southern Ontario, Canada. Low pressure in the northern Rockies should keep snow in the forecast through tomorrow.

SOUTH AMERICA
Showers and thunderstorms should persist across the northern tier of South America associated with deep tropical moisture. A cold front pushing through southern Argentina/Chile should produce rain showers across the area. A stationary frontal boundary over southeastern Brazil should produce mainly afternoon thunderstorms.

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