Operational Insight Weekly · 21 July 2016Subscribe
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Business Jet Ops to Kenya: CIQ, Documentation & Tech Stops

Ops Planning for High-Traffic GA Events – Part 2: Contingency Planning
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UPDATE: Cuban Ops – What BizAv Operators Need to Know

OPS UPDATE | 2016 Brazil Summer Games – Part 1: Airport Slots and Hub Airports
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NBAA update brief
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Are you ready for the 2016 Brazil Summer Games? Get the latest information at: www.universalweather.com/brazil2016
This week's top posts from our blog

Ops Planning for High-Traffic GA Events – Part 2: Contingency Planning

Ops Planning for High-Traffic GA Events – Part 2: Contingency Planning

While there's almost always a way to set up a short notice general aviation (GA) flight to any major high-traffic event, the best options and the most hassle free experience are available to those who plan early and have Plan B contingency options in place...
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OPS UPDATE | 2016 Brazil Summer Games – Part 1: Airport Slots and Hub Airports

OPS UPDATE | 2016 Brazil Summer Games – Part 1: Airport Slots and Hub Airports

We're a little more than a month out from the 2016 Brazil Summer Games, and authorities are now publishing additional information pertinent to operations to Brazil—and, especially, Galeao, Rio de Janeiro (SBGL)...
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Africa/Middle East

Airport information and scheduled closings
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (DNKN) / Kano - NO FUEL available through Air Total beginning July 13, 2016 (and lasting until further notice).
  • (OAMS) Mazar-E-Sharif - Into plane Sonic Jet has informed UV there is a new process in place regarding fuel. All fuel must now be paid in CASH BY THE OPERATOR.
FAM global monitor security briefings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

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Asia/Pacific/Australia

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Airport information and scheduled closings
Low/no fuel announcements
  • No newly published fuel warnings for this region at publication time.
FAM global monitor security briefings

No newly published fuel 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
  • (LIML) Milan
  • (LIPZ) Venice
  • (UUWW) Vnukovo-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
  • (EGSS) London (Stansted) - Stansted Into Plane agent for UVair, no longer accepts the UVair fuel card to refuel. A fuel release and 24 hours advance notice is now required, along with the next destination on all fuel releases.
  • (EGKK) London - UVair supplier Air Total reports NO FUEL at the Commercial / Hydrant areas until further notice. This does not impact UV suppliers Air BP or Signature.
  • (LFMA) Aix - UV 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.
  • (LYBE) Belgrade - UVair supplier World Fuel has advised fuel is available via Into Plane Jugopetrol. Fuel outage remains in place for other suppliers at this airport until further notice. (Expected clear is at 1500 UTC on AUG 31).
  • (UNAA) Abakan - UV fuel now offers fuel via EuroJet effective July 11.
FAM global monitor security briefings

  France
French authorities have detained a Moroccan man after he stabbed a woman and her three daughters, briefly causing panic in a nation reeling from its third major attack in 18 months. The motive for the attack was not immediately clear. The woman, 46, and her girls, aged eight, 12 and 14, were staying at a holiday village near the town of Laragne-Montéglin, in the Hautes-Alpes region.

  Ukraine
Well-known Russian journalist Pavel Sheremet has died in downtown Kiev when the car he was driving blew up minutes after it started. The vehicle belonged to his employer, the head of Ukrainskaya Pravda newspaper.

  United Kingdom
Police say a man shot two women dead and then used the shotgun to kill himself in a quiet eastern England town. The Lincolnshire Police force said the killings took place outside a swimming pool in Spalding, 90 miles (145 kilometers) north of London.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

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New UVair locations

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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 newly published 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.
FAM global monitor security briefings

  Brazil
Brazil's intelligence agency said on Tuesday it was investigating all threats to next month's Rio Olympics after a presumed Brazilian Islamist group pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS) less than three weeks before the Games.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.
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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.

NBAA Commends Congress for Passage of FAA Funding Extension
Both the House and Senate last week passed legislation extending funding for the FAA through Sept. 30, 2017. The extension bill, which was signed into law by President Obama on July 15, includes several priorities advocated for by the general aviation community, while rejecting controversial proposals for creating a privatized air traffic control system, funded by user fees. "Although a long-term FAA reauthorization bill that included important certification reforms would have been the best outcome in this debate, we commend House and Senate leaders for recognizing that resources must continue to be provided for the agency's critical safety, infrastructure, modernization and other programs," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.
https://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2016/20160713-052.php

NBAA Welcomes Progress on Bill Resolving FET Issues for Management Companies
NBAA last week welcomed action by the House Ways & Means Committee that advances congressional legislation making clear management services provided to assist an aircraft owner in the operation of its aircraft are not subject to the ticket tax imposed on commercial air transportation.
https://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2016/20160713-053.php

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Worldwide weather report

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TROPICAL
Hurricane Darby and Tropical Storm Estelle continue moving west to west northwest in the eastern Pacific. Darby has winds of 65 knots and is forecast to continue slowly weakening. Estelle's winds are down to 55 knots and continued weakening is expected there as well. Neither of these systems are expected to pose any significant threat to land.

VOLCANOES
Dukono, located in Indonesia, continues producing ash that extends up to 7,000 feet. The ash is moving towards the northwest at 5 knots. Tengger Caldera, located in Java, is producing ash that extends up to 10,000 feet. The ash is moving towards the southwest at 5 knots. Finally, Suwanose-Jima, located on Ryukyu Island, is producing ash that extends up to 7,000 feet.

AFRICA
Clusters of thunderstorms will continue from the Ivory Coast eastward across the central portion of the continent. These storms will become the most numerous during the afternoon and evening hours as they drift generally westward. High pressure will dominate the northern portion of the continent where no significant weather is expected. A cold front pushing across the southern portion of the continent will produce little in the way of any significant weather.

ASIA
A weak trough of low pressure pushing into western Russia will produce a few rain showers along with isolated thunderstorms. The thunderstorms will mainly occur during the afternoon and evening. High pressure will dominate a large portion of central Russia with no significant weather expected. A Few rain showers are likely over extreme northern Russia in association with a stationary front. Low pressure over eastern Russia will produce a larger area of rain and rain showers. The associated cold front will extend southward into southeastern Russia where it will trigger showers and thunderstorms. Additional thunderstorms are likely across Korea as a weak area of low pressure interacts with deep moisture. Isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms are likely over central China in association with a weak trough of low pressure. High pressure will dominate Japan resulting in generally fair weather.

SOUTHEAST ASIA/NORTH PACIFIC
Isolated thunderstorms can be expected over most of the Philippines in association with deep tropical moisture and daytime heating. Clusters of thunderstorms, some numerous, can be expected across the remainder of Southeast Asia in association with the summer monsoon. Indonesia will also experience scattered thunderstorms. A large area of scattered to numerous thunderstorms will continue over the western Pacific in association with a stationary front. The front will become a cold front that continues northeast to low pressure off the southwest coast of Alaska. High pressure will dominate the eastern Pacific.

AUSTRALIA/SOUTH PACIFIC
A cold front over southwestern Australia will produce little in the way of significant weather. A few rain showers are likely over extreme southeastern Australia in association with low pressure centered well offshore. A few of these showers will extend eastward into extreme southern New Zealand. High pressure will dominate the remainder of Australia eastward across central and southern New Zealand.

ATLANTIC/EUROPE
Low pressure centered several hundred miles east of the Canadian Maritimes will produce areas of rain and rain showers across the area. The associated cold front will extend southwestward to several hundred miles off the Mid Atlantic coast where it will produce clusters of thunderstorms. High pressure will dominate the eastern North Atlantic where no significant weather is expected. A weak surface trough will produce a few rain showers across the western U.K. Low pressure centered over southern Norway will produce scattered rain showers with isolated thunderstorms likely along the associated cold front across central Europe.

NORTH AMERICA
Cold front pushing southward across northwestern Canada will produce a small band of rain showers along it. Isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms will continue from central Mexico northward across the southern and central Rockies. Additional thunderstorms can be expected over the western Great Lakes region in association with an upper level disturbance. Isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms will occur along the eastern Gulf and Florida.

SOUTH AMERICA
Isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms can be expected over northern South America in association with deep tropical moisture and daytime heating. A cold front pushing into the southern portion of the continent will produce strong winds along with occasional rain showers.

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