Operational Insight Weekly · 25 August 2016Subscribe
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Business Jet Ops to Kenya: CIQ, Documentation & Tech Stops

Operating to Colombia – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Slots
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UPDATE: Cuban Ops – What BizAv Operators Need to Know

Regulatory Update: Hong Kong Slots & Parking
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UPDATE: Cuban Ops – What BizAv Operators Need to Know

LABACE 2016: Business Aircraft Operations to Brazil
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This week's top posts from our blog

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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Regulatory Update: Hong Kong Slots & Parking

Regulatory Update: Hong Kong Slots & Parking

For business aircraft operators, obtaining airport slots for Hong Kong (VHHH) had been a somewhat relaxed process in the past. There were no penalties, for example, for not using a confirmed slot, and operators were often able to depart VHHH without an airport slot. This all changes on September 1, 2106 with new regulatory requirements...
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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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Africa/Middle East

Airport information and scheduled closings
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (DNAA) Abuja - UVair supplier SO AVIATION reports a fuel restriction due to low fuel stock. Fuel outages are expected to occur until further notice.
  • (DNKN) Kano - NO FUEL available through Air Total beginning July 13, 2016 (and lasting until further notice).
  • (DNPO) Port Harcourt - UVair supplier SO Aviation Fuel reports NO Fuel until further notice, due to fuel replenishment.
  • (DNMM) Lagos - UVair supplier SO Aviation reports NO Fuel until further notice, due to fuel replenishment.
  • (OAMS) Mazar-E-Sharif - Intoplane Sonic Jet has informed UVair there is a new process in place regarding fuel. All fuel must now be paid in CASH BY THE OPERATOR.
  • (OEKJ) PRINCE SULTAN AB at Al Kharj (AirForce) - Fuel services via ChevronTexaco are now disable and will now be store at OEPS / PRINCE SULTAN AIRBASE at Al Kharj (Military base), UVair supplier is ChevronTexaco.
FAM global monitor security briefings

  Turkey
A terrorist attack on a wedding hall on Saturday has left at least 30 dead and dozens wounded in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep, the NTV network reported. As the press was told by provincial Gov. Ali Yerlikaya, who defined the bombing as a "terrorist attack" without indicating who might be the perpetrators, the bomb was detonated at a wedding party in the downtown area just before midnight.

  Egypt
A deadly attack on a checkpoint north of the Egyptian capital of Cairo has claimed the lives of two police officers, state-run media report. According to Egypt's official state news agency, MENA, the incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday when unidentified gunmen attacked the post in the country's northern province of Menoufia, located about 80 kilometers (50 miles) to the north of Cairo.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

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Airport information and scheduled closings
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.

Europe/Eastern Europe

Airport information and scheduled closings
  • (EGGW) Luton
  • (LFPB) Le Bourget
  • (LIML) Milan
  • (LIPZ) Venice
  • (LIRA) Rome
  • (UUWW) Moscow
  • (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
  • (EGLL) London - Air Total, located at hydrant-commercial ramp, is unable to provide fuel until further notice. Fuel remains available as normal at GA ramp by Air BP or direct from Signature.
  • (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.
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  Belgium
Brussels police have shot a woman after she seriously wounded three people with a machete. According to Belgian media reports, the woman attacked people who were alighting from a bus in the Uccle suburb of Brussels on Monday. Two of the victims were severely wounded, while a third suffered minor injuries. The attacker was also taken to hospital because police shot her in the arm after she refused to drop her weapon.

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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  • (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

  Mexico
Gunmen have attacked the mayor of the municipality of Cuautempan (Puebla), Coral Flower Rodriguez, when driving his car on a road leading to the neighboring state of Jalisco, and killed her husband. Rodriguez returned to buy crafts in the town of Tonala, Jalisco, when armed men in a car traveling in the opposite lane opened fire on the vehicle he was traveling with her husband. the man died on the spot after being shot in the chest, while Rodriguez was injured in the left arm, although his life is not in danger.

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
  • (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.
  • (SVMI) Caracas - Venezuelan opposition plans a general strike and demonstration Sept 1, 2016, in protest of activation of the referendum process. Government will oppose all demonstrators. As a precaution, crews should stay at hotels near the airport.
  • (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

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

Interview for CBP's Global Entry Program at NBAA-BACE
NBAA will again offer the opportunity for 2016 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) attendees to interview with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials for the Global Entry program. “Across the country, Global Entry interview time slots are filling up quickly, and waiting periods for interviews can be over two months in some locations, so the NBAA-BACE opportunity is a win for attendees,” said Sarah Wolf, NBAA’s senior manager of security and facilitation.
https://www.nbaa.org/events/bace/2016/news/20160810-interview-for-customs-and-border-protections-global-entry-program-at-nbaa-bace.php

Podcast: NBAA Highlights Election-Related TFR Information
As the presidential race comes down to a November finish, NBAA has made it easier to find information members need on election-related temporary flight restrictions. “The information we present comes directly from FAA security, and we think it gives our members a much clearer and concise picture of the situation,” said Dean Snell, NBAA manager of air traffic services.
https://www.nbaa.org/ops/airspace/alerts/notams/20160815-nbaa-highlights-election-related-tfr-information.php

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Worldwide weather report

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TROPICAL
There are two tropical systems at this time. Tropical Storm Gaston is about 1,000 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands moving toward the northwest at 11 knots with sustained winds of 60 knots. Typhoon Lionrock is about 250 miles east of Kadena AB, in the South Pacific, moving toward the southwest at 07 knots with sustained winds of 100 knots.

VOLCANOES
Sabancaya, Peru has an ash cloud from 20,000 feet to the surface moving toward the east at 10 knots. Dukono, Halmahera, Indonesia has an ash cloud from 8,000 feet to the surface moving toward the east at 10 knots.

AFRICA
Thunderstorms are likely over western, central and eastern-central Africa. Thunderstorms associated with daytime heating can be expected over Madagascar. Patchy morning fog is likely over portions of the Ivory Coast southeastward into Angola.

ASIA
A series of cold fronts extending from north-central Russia to eastern Russia should produce rain showers across the region. A cold front over eastern China should produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across the area. A cold front over the Kamchatka Peninsula should produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across the area.

SOUTHEAST ASIA/NORTH PACIFIC
Thunderstorm activity remains high across Indonesia and Indo-China as the summer monsoon continues. 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 fog across the region through tomorrow.

AUSTRALIA/SOUTH PACIFIC
Rain showers and isolated thunderstorms may be possible across south-central Australia as low pressure is slow to exit the region. A cold front pushing through New Zealand should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the area.

ATLANTIC/EUROPE
A cold front in the central North Atlantic should produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across the region. Low pressure south of Iceland should produce rain showers across the area. Rain showers may be possible across Scotland beginning tomorrow as this area of low pressure moves eastward. Low pressure over southern Scandinavia could produce rain showers and morning fog across the area through the weekend. Low pressure over southern Italy should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the area including the Balkan States.

NORTH AMERICA
A weak area of low pressure extending from northern Montana eastward to northern Minnesota should produce rain showers across the area. A weak cold front pushing through the Plains could produce mainly afternoon thunderstorms across the area. Unsettled conditions across Florida could produce mainly afternoon thunderstorms across the area through the weekend.

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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