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Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: CIQ Clearance

Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: CIQ Clearance
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Bizav Ops to LABACE 2017 in Sao Paulo – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ & Local Area

Bizav Ops to LABACE 2017 in Sao Paulo – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ & Local Area
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Europe/Eastern Europe

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This week’s top posts from our blog

Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: CIQ Clearance

Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: CIQ Clearance

Customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) clearance in Chile either takes place within a fixed-base operator (FBO) or at a main terminal, depending upon your airport of entry. It’s important to note that clearance requirements differ when you have more than 19 passengers onboard...
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Bizav Ops to LABACE 2017 in Sao Paulo – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ & Local Area

Bizav Ops to LABACE 2017 in Sao Paulo – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ & Local Area

Permit considerations and lead times vary depending on if you’re making one or more stops in Brazil. If you plan to clear customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) at an airport of entry (AOE) in Brazil and continue on to Congonhas (SBSP), the domestic permit requirement, and...
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Africa/Middle East

Airport information and scheduled closings

(GVAC) Sal Island
(LLBG) Tel Aviv
(LTFJ) Istanbul

Low/no fuel announcements

(HKJK) Nairobi - UVair’s secondary fueling option through Bakri Energy is no longer offered; VIVO ENERGY for HASS PETROLEUM continues to fuel normally.

(HTGW) Mbeya (Songwe Airport) - UVair fueling is now offered through Puma Energy; prior notification required for fueling.

FAM global monitor security briefings

 Democratic Republic of Congo
Six Congo rangers safe; U.S. journalist, 3 others still missing.

 Egypt
One killed, dozens injured in clashes on Egypt’s Nile Island.
Two German female tourists, 5 policemen killed.

 Israel
Ongoing potential for violence and unrest in and around Old City Jerusalem.

 Senegal
Eight dead, 60 injured due to stampede in Senegal football stadium.

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

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(DGLE) Tamale
(FZKA) Bunia


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Asia/Pacific/Australia

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Airport information and scheduled closings

(WSSL) Singapore

Low/no fuel announcements

(PKMJ) Majuro - UVair supplier ExxonMobil will be unable to provide fueling to ad-hoc customers from July 16 through July 20 due to tanker replenishment. Specific dates are subject to change.

(UBBB) Baku - Fuel shortage reported, UVair supplier Access Flight for Into Plane agent AZAL, stated fuel is only available with advance notice and firm fuel volumes on a day-to-day basis.

(UTDD) Dushanbe - UVair supplier SBA Flight Support has advised NO FUEL until further notice. Alternate locations to refuel are UTSS and UTTT.

(VVCR) Cam Ranh - UVair fueling is now available through our supplier Vietnam Air Petrol (into plane fueling by SKYPEC) for both domestic and international flights.

UVair supplier AIR TOTAL has issued a NO FUEL alert until further notice:

(RJBE) Kobe

FAM global monitor security briefings

 Australia
Couple dies in truck crash taking NSW road toll to eight in 24 hours.

 Philippines
Five Philippine presidential guards hurt in clash with rebels.

 Taiwan
At least 1 dead, 14 injured in Taiwan restaurant blast.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

Philippines – July 17

New UVair locations

No newly published locations this region at publication time.

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Europe/Eastern Europe

Airport information and scheduled closings

(EGGW) Luton
(EINN) Shannon
(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

(EFOU) Oulu - UVair supplier Finavia has advised, NO FUEL until Aug 1, due to airport runway renovations.

FAM global monitor security briefings

 Poland
Protests in Poland condemn controversial judicial reforms.

 Russia
Russia preparing retaliation against Poland over war memorial row.

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

Visit any of our UVair fuel-member locations to receive negotiated savings and streamlined custom billing. Call +1 (713) 378-2727 or N. America +1 (866) 882-4737, or visit uvair.com, to learn more about the UVair Fuel Program.

(EGKA) Shoreham by Sea
(EGLK) Blackbushe
(EPBC) Warsaw
(EPLU) Lubin
(ESTA) Helsingborg


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North America

It’s beautiful. Our FBO at Toluca (MMTO) has completed a multi-million dollar renovation. Tour the new facility.

Airport information and scheduled closings

(CYFB) Iqaluit
(MMPR) Puerto Vallarta

Low/no fuel announcements

No newly published locations this region at publication time.

FAM global monitor security briefings

No newly published locations 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 newly published locations this region at publication time.
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South and Central America/Caribbean

Airport information and scheduled closings

(MGGT) Guatemala City
(SABE) Buenos Aires
(SKBQ) Baranquilla
(TIST) St. Thomas
(TJBQ) Aguadilla

Low/no fuel announcements

(SPTN) Tacna - NO FUEL until further notice through UVair supplier Petroperu.

FAM global monitor security briefings

 Brazil
Cop killed in flare up of violence in Rio de Janeiro.

 Dominican Republic
Tens of thousands march over corruption in Dominican Republic.

 Honduras
Twelve hurt as protesting students evicted from Honduran University.

 Venezuela
Protesters, security officers clash in Caracas.

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 newly published locations this region at publication time.
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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.

NBAA Salutes Hero Pilot Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger for Opposing ATC Privatization
NBAA last week welcomed strong opposition to proposals for privatizing the nation’s ATC system, recently expressed by “Miracle on the Hudson” pilot, Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, in an interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric. The freedom to fly in the U.S. “is something that we need to protect and preserve. So why in the world would we give the keys to the kingdom to the largest airlines? Because they definitely have their own agenda – to lower their costs,” Sullenberger said.
https://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2017/20170714-048.php

Largest-Ever Coalition of GA Groups Tells Congress ‘No’ to ATC Privatization
NBAA last week joined with more than 100 general aviation organizations in issuing a unified statement of opposition to H.R. 2997, legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives for privatizing ATC. “This coalition, representing the size, significance and diversity of the general aviation community, is the largest to galvanize around any single policy proposal to date,” noted NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.
https://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2017/20170712-045.php

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Worldwide weather report

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TROPICAL
There are three tropical systems in the eastern Pacific; however, none of these are expected to threaten any land areas. The farthest east is Tropical Depression Eight centered several hundred miles west of Mexican coast. The depression is moving westward and expected to dissipate in the next day or two. West of Depression Eight is Tropical Storm Greg. Greg is also moving generally westward and expected to gradually weaken and then dissipate over the next few days. Finally, Hurricane Fernanda is centered just about midway between Mexico and Hawaii with winds of 75 mph. The hurricane is moving towards the west northwest at 10 mph. Fernanda is forecast to slowly weaken as it encounters cooler waters.

VOLCANOES
Mt. Turrialba is producing ash that extends up to 12,000 feet. The ash is moving towards the west at 15 knots. Mt. Turrialba is located in Costa Rica. Over on the Kamchatka Peninsula, Mt. Karymsky continues to produce ash that extends up to 13,000 feet. The ash is moving towards the west at 10 knots. Mt. Klyuchevskoy, Russia has become active once again and is producing ash that extends up to 20,000 feet. Movement of the ash is towards the south at 10 knots. Mt. Sabancaya, Peru is producing ash that extends up to 28,000 feet. This particular ash cloud is moving towards the east at 15 knots.

AFRICA
High pressure will dominate the northern portion of the continent resulting in generally fair weather. Clusters of thunderstorms can be expected over central Africa mainly in association with the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone. High pressure will once again dominate the southern portion.

ASIA
Low pressure over western Russia and its associated cold front will produce scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Most of the thunderstorms will be found along the associated cold front. High pressure will dominate a large portion of central Russia resulting in generally fair weather with the exception of a few areas of patchy morning fog. Another area of low pressure over southeastern Russia will produce additional showers and isolated thunderstorms. A frontal system running from northeast to southwest will produce thunderstorms across a large portion of Japan extending into the Korean Peninsula. Additional thunderstorms are likely over a portion of eastern China in association with a surface trough lingering in the area.

SOUTHEAST ASIA/NORTH PACIFIC
Most of Indonesia will continue to be dominated by showers and thunderstorms. The thunderstorms will become most numerous over the land areas during the afternoon and evening hours. The monsoonal trough will result in clusters of thunderstorms over most of India as well. High pressure will dominate the western Pacific while a weak surface low over the central portion will produce a few thunderstorms. Another storm system centered just south of the Alaskan coast will produce rain extending northward into the coastal areas of Alaska and northwestern Canada. High pressure will dominate the remainder of the Pacific.

AUSTRALIA/SOUTH PACIFIC
High pressure will dominate nearly all of Australia resulting in mostly fair conditions. A few areas of early morning fog will be possible, mainly across the southeast and east-central portion of Australia. A strong storm system centered nearly right over central New Zealand will produce occasional showers along with strong surface winds across the area. Isolated thunderstorms will be found along the associated cold front extending well to the east.

ATLANTIC/EUROPE
The tail end of a stationary front will produce a few areas of showers and thunderstorms over the southwestern Atlantic. Low pressure farther to the north will spread rain into the southern portion of Greenland. Another area of low pressure moving across the northern U.K. will produce occasional showers across the region. Low pressure entered over north-central Europe will produce scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. Additional storms will be found along the associated cold front stretching southwestward into northern Italy. High pressure will dominate most of Scandinavia.

NORTH AMERICA
Low pressure centered over the northern Plains will produce isolated thunderstorms, mainly along the associated cold front extending southwestward into the central Rockies. The associated warm front will also produce thunderstorms extending eastward into the western Great Lakes region. Additional afternoon and evening thunderstorms can be expected along portions of the Gulf Coast and Florida. A large area of low pressure centered over eastern Canada will produce scattered rain showers over a large area. Farther west, a cold front pushing slowly southward over northern Alaska will produce a few rain showers across the region.

SOUTH AMERICA
Areas of thunderstorms will continue across the northern third of the continent, especially during the afternoon and evening hours. The central and most of the southern portion of the continent will be dominated by high pressure. The high will provide good weather across most of the area, however patchy morning fog is likely over portions of northeastern Argentina. A strong frontal system pushing eastward across southern Argentina and Chile will produce occasional rain showers along with strong surface winds.

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