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Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Additional Operating Considerations

Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Additional Operating Considerations
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Venice Film Festival 2017: Best Travel Options for General Aviation

Venice Film Festival 2017: Best Travel Options for General Aviation
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This week’s top posts from our blog

Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Additional Operating Considerations

Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Additional Operating Considerations

One of the most prosperous countries in South America, Chile is an important and frequent destination for business operators. Rounding out our series on business aircraft ops to Chile, in this article we’ll cover some remaining miscellaneous items that you’ll be to be aware of before…
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Venice Film Festival 2017: Best Travel Options for General Aviation

Venice Film Festival 2017: Best Travel Options for General Aviation

The Venice International Film Festival (VIFF), dating right back to 1932, is one of today’s three major world film festivals and draws significant general aviation (GA) traffic each year. To ensure best possible options in terms of parking, crew accommodation and support services it’s best to…
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Africa/Middle East

Airport information and scheduled closings

(LLBG) Tel Aviv
(LTFJ) Istanbul

Low/no fuel announcements

(ORER) Erbil - UVair supplier has changed from into plane agent MACAIR for Global Aviation to MACAIR Flight Support DIRECT.

FAM global monitor security briefings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

Iran – 15 August

New UVair locations

No newly published locations this region at publication time.

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Asia/Pacific/Australia

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Airport information and scheduled closings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.

Low/no fuel announcements

(PKMJ) Majuro - UVair supplier ExxonMobil will be unable to provide fueling to ad-hoc customers from August 13 through August 17 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. Please advise operator to tanker in or divert.

(ZGSD) ZHUHAI (XIANGZHOU) - UVair contract fuel is now provided by Into Plane agent CNAF for Royal-Sino Energy.

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

(RJBE) Kobe

FAM global monitor security briefings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

N. Korea – August 2

New UVair locations

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(ZGSD) Zhuhaig

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Europe/Eastern Europe

Airport information and scheduled closings

(EGGW) Luton
(EGKB) Biggin Hill
(LSGG) Geneva


(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

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.
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New UVair locations

No newly published locations this region at publication time.

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North America

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Airport information and scheduled closings

(MMPR) Puerto Vallarta
(MMSD) San Jose del Cabo


Universal Private Transport

Note that there will be increased traffic in many locations throughout the U.S. for the upcoming Solar Eclipse taking place on Aug 21.

Below you will find a list of the most anticipated affected airports Aug 20-22:

Oregon – PDX (KPDX)
Idaho – BOI (KBOI)
Wyoming – CRP (KCPR)
Nebraska – LNK (KLNK), OMA (KOMA)
Missouri – MCI (KMCI), STL (KSTL)
South Carolina – CHS (KCHS)

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.

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
(SBGL) Rio de Janeiro
(SBRF) Recife
(SKBQ) Baranquilla
(SKCG) Cartagena
(TJBQ) Aquadilla

Low/no fuel announcements

(SPTN) Tacna - UVair supplier Petroperu has confirmed, there is NO FUEL available at SPTN. They are unaware of how long this outage will last. Operators should tanker in or divert.

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 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.

Bolen Op-Ed Challenges Washington Insider’s Arguments for ATC Privatization
When Beltway insider Ian Adams, of the so-called R Street Institute, penned a recent piece in The Hill, which simultaneously supports ATC privatization, while mischaracterizing business aviation, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen was quick to respond. “Let’s have some substance, not just sizzle, in this debate,” Bolen said. “We should not mislead readers of The Hill about why NBAA, and so many others, are opposed to this highly troubling idea.
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/transportation/346294-dont-confuse-air-traffic-privatization-for-modernization

GA Groups Leaders, Activists Agree: No August ‘Recess’ From ATC Privatization
With Congress now in its annual August recess through Labor Day, the general aviation (GA) community needs to redouble its grassroots efforts to stop H.R. 2997, under which congressional oversight of the nation’s aviation system would be replaced by an entity governed by a private group. That was the unanimous sentiment shared by GA leaders and activists across the country during a conference call designed to help regional groups and continue mobilizing their members, colleagues, friends, families and others in opposition to the bill.
https://www.nbaa.org/advocacy/issues/modernization/ga-group-leaders-activists-agree-no-august-recess-from-atc-privatization-battle.php

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Worldwide weather report

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TROPICAL
In the North Atlantic, Hurricane Gert was centered about 500 miles east of Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph. Gert is racing off to the northeast at 37 mph and will begin to weaken as it encounters colder water. Gert will become a non-tropical low over the central Atlantic in a couple of days. There are no other active tropical systems at this time.

VOLCANOES
Mt. Klyuchevskoy, Russia remains active and is producing ash that extends up to 23,000 feet. Movement of the ash is towards the northwest at 10 knots. Mt. Sabancaya, Peru is producing ash that extends up to 27,000 feet. Movement of this ash cloud is towards the southeast at 35 knots. Mt. Sheveluch has also become active once again and is producing ash up to 17,000 feet. The ash cloud is moving towards the east at 10 knots. Mt. Sheveluch is located on the Kamchatka Peninsula.

AFRICA
Clusters of thunderstorms associated with the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone continue to move from east to west across the central portion of the continent with tops in excess of 50,000 feet. High pressure will dominate the northern portion of the continent resulting in fair weather. A cold front pushing northward across extreme southern Africa will produce a small area of scattered rain showers.

ASIA
High pressure will dominate a large portion of western Russia resulting in generally fair weather with just a few small areas of early morning fog possible. A series of surface low’s along a frontal boundary that stretches from northeast to southwest across central Russia and will produce occasional rain showers and even a few thunderstorms across the region. Eastern Russia will once again be dominated by high pressure. Another frontal boundary will stretch from southeastern Russia southwestward across northern and central China. This boundary will also produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms. A weak surface low will combine with deep moisture to produce mainly afternoon and evening thunderstorms across a large portion of south-central China. A stationary front will extend from the Pacific westward across central Japan where it will produce scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

SOUTHEAST ASIA/NORTH PACIFIC
Isolated to widely scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected across Southeastern Asia due to the influence of the Intertropical Convergence Zone. Look for this activity to continue across the Central Pacific. An area of low pressure and associated frontal boundaries across the central North Atlantic will spark a few showers and perhaps an isolated thunderstorm. High pressure will otherwise dominate the region with no significant weather expected.

AUSTRALIA/SOUTH PACIFIC
Most of the Australian continent will be dominated by high pressure. A few rain showers will be possible over extreme southeastern Australia associated with the tail end of a cold front. A weak surface low will produce a few showers across central New Zealand while areas farther to the south will be dominated by high pressure.

ATLANTIC/EUROPE
Deep low pressure centered near Newfoundland will produce a large area of rain along with strong surface winds resulting in moderate low level turbulence. The associated cold front will extend southward and then westward where it will trigger showers and thunderstorms. Another area of low pressure moving across Greenland will produce snow over most of Greenland changing to rain along and off the coast. A broad area of low pressure centered about midway between the U.K. and Iceland will produce a large area of rain showers extending from eastern Iceland eastward into northwestern Europe. A trough of low pressure over central Europe will produce mainly afternoon and evening thunderstorms. High pressure will dominate the remainder of the region.

NORTH AMERICA
The tail end of a cold front will extend from Atlantic westward into the southeastern U.S. where it will produce scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low pressure centered over the central Great Lakes region will produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms. The associated cold front will produce additional thunderstorms extending southwestward into the southern Plains. A surface low centered over northwestern Canada will produce a large area of rain showers across the region. Isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms will be common across the Rockies extending southward across central Mexico. The remainder of Central America will be dominated by scattered thunderstorms, especially during the afternoon and evening.

SOUTH AMERICA
Clusters of thunderstorms can be expected over the northern portion of the continent as deep tropical moisture interacts with daytime heating. High pressure will dominate most of the central portion of the continent while the tail end of a frontal boundary will produce showers and thunderstorms over southeastern Brazil. Low pressure moving eastward across southern Chile and Argentina will produce rain showers across the area. Patchy morning fog will be possible over northeastern Argentina.

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