Operational Insight Weekly · 22 September 2016Subscribe
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Business Jet Ops to Kenya: CIQ, Documentation & Tech Stops

Transiting Malaysia: Part 1 - Airports & Local Area
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UPDATE: Cuban Ops – What BizAv Operators Need to Know

Business Aircraft Ops to Nigeria: Recent Fueling Issues & Considerations
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UPDATE: Cuban Ops – What BizAv Operators Need to Know

Kuala Lumpur – Which Airport to Choose
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This week's top posts from our blog

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...
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Business Aircraft Ops to Nigeria: Recent Fueling Issues & Considerations

Business Aircraft Ops to Nigeria: Recent Fueling Issues & Considerations

Due to a number of factors – including economic turmoil, civil unrest and strikes – issues with aviation fuel availability, credit and pricing in Nigeria have escalated over recent months. Fuel availability/pricing has become more unpredictable than usual in this region. For any planned fuel uplifts in Nigeria it's recommended that operators take additional steps...
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Kuala Lumpur – Which Airport to Choose

Kuala Lumpur – Which Airport to Choose

Corporate traffic to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia remains strong with steady movements. Both area airports, available to general aviation (GA), are convenient and good options although each has its pros and cons to consider. The following is an overview of what you need to know: 1. Kuala Lumpur has three airports Although Simpang (WMKF) is not...
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Africa/Middle East

Airport information and scheduled closings
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (DNAA) Abuja - UVair supplier SO AVIATION has resumed fueling. There remains a 72-hour prior notice and estimated gallons are still required.
  • (DNPO) Port Harcourt - UVair supplier SO Aviation has resumed fueling. There remains a 72-hour prior notice and estimated gallons are still required.
  • (DNMM) Lagos - UVair supplier SO Aviation has resumed fueling. There remains a 72-hour prior notice and estimated gallons are still required.
FAM global monitor security briefings

  South Africa
A British historian who spent almost 20 years working as a tour guide in South Africa specializing in the Anglo-Zulu war has died after a savage beating by armed robbers at his home. Robert Gerrard trained under David Rattray, the most celebrated historical storyteller in the region and a close friend of the Prince of Wales.

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
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (PGUM) Agana (Guam Is.) - UVair supplier Exxonmobil. RAMP has informed there will be NO FUEL provided to ADHOC flight until after 16 Sept, due to low fuel stocks.
  • (PKMJ) Majuro (Marshall Is.) - UVair supplier Exxonmobil has NO FUEL for adhoc flights from 26-30 Sep, due to tanker replenishment.
  • (VRMG) Gan IS. - NO FUEL available from World Fuel (into plane Addu International A/P) until further notice. Operator should tanker through.
FAM global monitor security briefings

  India
Indians have reacted in horror after a video emerged showing a 22-year-old schoolteacher being stabbed to death on a busy street in Delhi. As the man kicks and stabs the woman in the shocking footage, several passers-by run away, with two people meekly attempting to intervene.

  Philippines
A false alarm over a reported hijacking on a Saudia Airlines plane carrying more than 400 people has sparked a huge security operation at Manila Airport. The pilot informed air traffic controllers the aircraft was "under threat" as it came into land in the Philippines on Tuesday but authorities later said there was no danger.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

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Europe/Eastern Europe

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Airport information and scheduled closings
  • (EGGW) Luton
  • (LCLK) Larnaca
  • (LFPB) Le Bourget
  • (LIML) Milan
  • (LIPZ) Venice
  • (LIRA) Rome
  • (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.
  • (LIRA) Rome - UVair supplier Air Total, has announced an upcoming airport closure. During 14 Oct 1800 to 29 Oct 1830 LCL for maintenance. During this time Air Total has advised to tanker in or divert to LIRF-Rome until the maintenance is cleared.
FAM global monitor security briefings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.

  Belgium
Thousands of protesters rallied on Tuesday against the European Union's free Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade pact with the United States and Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada in the Belgian capital ahead of the upcoming talks.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

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  • (EFHF) Helsinki
  • (EGNR) Chester (Hawarden)
  • (EKOD) Odense
  • (ENHD) Haugesund
  • (ENSD) Sandane
  • (ESGT) Vanersborg
  • (ESNN) Sundsvall
  • (LEHC) Huesca
  • (LFMU) Beziers
  • (LFOZ) Orleans
  • (LFRQ) Quimper
  • (LSZM) Basel

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North America

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Airport information and scheduled closings
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (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.
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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South and Central America/Caribbean

Airport information and scheduled closings
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (SAAC) Concordia - Possible fuel outage from 16-Sep to 26-Sep, 1900 EST. UVair supplier Repsol YPF is not impacted by this fuel outage.
  • (SAZG) General Pico - Possible fuel outage from 29 Aug - 30 Sep 2359. UVair supplier Repsol YPF is not impacted by this fuel outage.
  • (SBSJ) Sao Jose dos Campos - UVair customers needing fuel while at Embraer Hangar should choose Shell for fuel; elsewhere on the airport, choose Petrobras for fueling.
  • (TBPB) Bridgetown, Barbados - From Aug 25 until approximately Sept 25, 2016, both of SOL Aviation's jet A-1 fuel storage tanks will be taken out of service, sequentially, for mandatory maintenance. During this time, fuel uplifts will be limited to 50% of normal tank capacity in order to avoid negative impact to service delivery.
FAM global monitor security briefings

  Venezuela
Henrique Capriles Radonski, governor of Venezuela's Miranda state, on Monday declared a state of emergency over food insecurity, saying 17 percent of people feed themselves by going through garbage. Capriles Radonski declared the state of emergency for the region, which includes the capital of Caracas, citing a report that said 77.5 percent of the population has gone to sleep hungry due to a lack of food.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

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NBAA update briefs

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At Industry Event, Bolen Reiterates Need for Continued Advocacy Focus
While the role of business aviation is sometimes misunderstood by the public, more than 97 percent of those surveyed recently by JETNET iQ said a business airplane is an effective competitive asset, and more than 70 percent believe public perception of the industry has improved in the past five years. “We have a constant need that we have to promote who we really are, which is a very positive industry that generates a lot of jobs, provides economic development, helps companies to be competitive and flies a lot of humanitarian flights,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen at JetNet’s annual Global Business Aviation Summit held on Sept. 14. “The importance of talking about that is really everybody’s responsibility.”
https://www.nbaa.org/advocacy/issues/essential/20160919-at-industry-event-bolen-reiterates-need-for-continued-advocacy-focus.php

ADS-B Rebate Available Sept. 19 to Owners of Eligible Aircraft
The FAA’s ADS-B rebate website went live today, Sept. 19, allowing owners of U.S.-registered, fixed-wing, single-engine piston aircraft to apply for a $500 rebate for installing avionics required for ADS-B Out compliance. The FAA hopes the $500 rebate will encourage owners of eligible aircraft to comply with the ADS-B equipment requirements well ahead of the Jan. 1, 2020, deadline. “We know the more aircraft equipped with ADS-B, the safer and more efficient our aviation system becomes,” said NBAA’s Steve Brown. “Aircraft owners and operators should plan their ADS-B upgrades as soon as possible.”
https://www.nbaa.org/ops/cns/adsb/20160916-adsb-rebate-now-available-to-owners-of-eligible-aircraft.php

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Worldwide weather report

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TROPICAL
There are two active storms in the Atlantic: Tropical Depression Karl with winds of only 35 mph is centered well northeast of the Caribbean and moving towards the northwest at 14 mph. Farther east, Tropical Storm Lisa is centered west of the Cape Verde Islands and is moving towards the northwest at 6 mph. Winds are at 45 mph. There are no active storms in the west Pacific; however, there is a strong tropical disturbance east of the Philippines that will likely develop over the next day or so.

VOLCANOES
Dukono, Halmahera was producing an ash cloud that extends up to 8,000 feet moving towards the northwest at 5 knots. Not too far away is Tengger Caldera. Tengger Caldera is situated in Java and is currently producing an ash cloud that extends from the surface up to 10,000 feet. Movement is towards the southwest at 10 knots. Over in Russia, Klyuchevskoy is producing ash up to 27,000 feet moving towards the south at 10 knots. Mt. Sheveluch, situated on the Kamchatka peninsula, is producing ash up to 27,000 feet. Movement is towards the south at 10 knots.

AFRICA
Areas of thunderstorms can be expected across the central portion of the continent. These storms will be the most numerous during the afternoon and evening hours when tops could exceed 50,000 feet. A cold front pushing southward through southeastern South Africa will produce little in the way of significant weather.

ASIA
Low pressure pushing eastward into western Russia will produce occasional rain and rain showers mixing with snow farther north. Rain showers will continue southward along the associated cold front with even a few thunderstorms possible along the extreme southern portion of the front over Turkey. High pressure will dominate central Russia resulting in areas of late night and early morning fog. Another storm system over north-central Russia will produce rain mixed with snow. Rain showers can also be expected over eastern Russia in association with another storm system. A weak surface trough will produce isolated thunderstorms over a small portion of southeastern Russia just north of the Korean Peninsula. Low pressure east of Japan and its associated cold front will produce showers and thunderstorms, however most of this activity will remain just south of Japan. High pressure will dominate most of central China resulting in a few areas of patchy late night and early morning fog.

SOUTHEAST ASIA/NORTH PACIFIC
The Monsoon will remain quite active from Indo-China southward across Indonesia resulting in scattered to numerous thunderstorms across most of the region. The activity will be the most numerous over the land areas during the afternoon and evening hours. Additional storms can be expected across the Philippines in association with a weak tropical disturbance. A frontal boundary along the several weak surface low’s will extend from west to east across a good portion of the Pacific accompanied by rain showers and isolated thunderstorms. High pressure will dominate to the north and south of this feature.

AUSTRALIA/SOUTH PACIFIC
A cold front moving from west to east across southern and central Australia will produce scattered rain showers across the region. High pressure will dominate the western and eastern portion of the continent resulting in fair weather. Low pressure centered west of New Zealand will produce rain showers with isolated thunderstorms likely along the associated cold front. Most of this activity will remain west of New Zealand.

ATLANTIC/EUROPE
A large storm system over the east-central North Atlantic will produce rain showers spreading eastward into the western U.K. Farther south, rain showers and thunderstorms can be expected along the associated cold front. Additional showers and thunderstorms can be expected over a small portion of the western Atlantic ahead of a cold front pushing off the coast of the U.S. High pressure will dominate central Europe resulting in the chance for patchy late night and early morning fog.

NORTH AMERICA
A frontal system pushing into western Canada and the northwestern U.S. will produce rain showers mainly over the coastal areas. Another storm system organizing over central Montana will produce showers and thunderstorms southward into the southern Rockies. High pressure will dominate most of the southeastern U.S. resulting in mostly fair weather. A cold front sinking southward from New England westward across he Great Lakes and northern Plains will produce scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms along it. Isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms can be expected across most of Central America.

SOUTH AMERICA
A frontal system stretched from northwest to southeast across southern Argentina and Chile will produce scattered rain showers. Another cold front extending from low pressure offshore into southeastern Brazil will produce isolated showers and thunderstorms. Areas of showers and thunderstorms can be expected across the northern half of South America as daytime heating interacts with abundant tropical moisture.

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