Operational Insight Weekly · 18 May 2017Subscribe
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Paris Air Show 2017 – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Accreditation

Paris Air Show 2017 – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Accreditation
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2017 St Petersburg International Economic Forum – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Services

2017 St Petersburg International Economic Forum – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Services
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Traveling to the G7 in Italy in May

Traveling to the G7 in Italy in May
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Asia/Pacific/Australia

Europe/Eastern Europe

North America

South and Central America/Caribbean

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This week’s top posts from our blog

Paris Air Show 2017 – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Accreditation

Paris Air Show 2017 – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Accreditation

Taking place every two years, the Paris Air Show is a must-attend event for many in the aviation industry. This year the airshow and exhibition runs June 19-25 at Le Bourget (LFPB). Trade days are June 19-22 with the show open to the public June 23-25. As this will be a busy event, in...
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2017 St Petersburg International Economic Forum – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Services

2017 St Petersburg International Economic Forum – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Services

The 21st St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) takes place June 1-3. This annual dialog with the international community will focus on key economic and financial issues facing the global community. This is a high traffic event, so it’s recommended that operators make...
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Traveling to the G7 in Italy in May

Traveling to the G7 in Italy in May

The 43rd G7 summit will be held May 26-27 in Taormina Italy on the island of Sicily. Focusing on the global economy, foreign policy, security and environmental sustainability this summit will draw a considerable volume of head of state and general aviation (GA) traffic to Sicily...
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Africa/Middle East

Airport information and scheduled closings

(LLBG) Tel Aviv
(LTFJ) Istanbul

Low/no fuel announcements

(FCBB) Brazzaville - UVair supplier Kerosavia, into plane by SNPC group is experiencing a fuel shortage. Provide 24 hour prior notice and fuel quantity is required. Kerosavia will advise if fuel can be supplied based on the available gallons.

(FDMS) Manzini - UVair supplier General Aviation Services advises limited fuel availability. Only diplomatic flights can operate internationally into/out of this airport with special permission from the CAA.

(HCMH) Hareisa - Hapco FZE via Into plane agent HASS Petroleum is now our UVair contract supplier.

(OMAL) Al Ain - Into plane agent, ADNOC provides fuel through Air BP.

FAM global monitor security briefings

 Kenya
Two quarry workers killed in suspected extremist attack.

 Turkey
Turkey orders arrest of 85 ministry staff over alleged links to Gülen.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

Yemen – May 10

New UVair locations

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(HASS) Mogadishu
(HCMH) Hareisa
(OAKB) Kabul
(OAMS) Mazar-e Sharif
(OAKN) Kandahar
(OAHR) Herat

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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 (MARSHALL IS) - UVair supplier ExxonMobil will have a tanker replenishment scheduled, May 15 to May 19. NO FUEL to adhoc flights.

(YPKG) Kalgoorlie - Fuel is no longer contracted with EXXONMOBIL.

FAM global monitor security briefings

 China
Twelve dead, dozens injured in east China bus-truck collision.

 Malaysia
Man who cut off niece’s finger wanted by police in Malaysia.

 North Korea
North Korea says missile test aimed at testing carrying large nuclear warhead.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

North Korea – May 9

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.

(VDSV) Sihanukville
(VGSY) Sylhet
(YPAD) Adelaide

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Europe/Eastern Europe

Airport information and scheduled closings

(EGGW) Luton
(EINN) Shannon
(LIMF) Turin (Torino)
(LIML) Milan
(LIRQ) Florence


(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

(LFLL) Lyon - UVair supplier Air Total via Into-plane SASCO will experience supply DISRUPTIONS. Fueling will be limited to 2500 liters max per uplift until May 12, at 2359 local.

(LPPR) Lyon - Refinery strikes, UVair supplier Repsol YPF has advised the strikes are expected to last until May 11. Supply disruptions are possible; however, fuel is currently available.

(LYBE) Belgrade - Airport has reported fuel shortage until June 01; however, Into Plane Jugopetrol has confirmed fuel is currently available. Please check fuel availability prior to making fuel arrangements.

FAM global monitor security briefings

Europe
Ransomware like WannaCry is an ‘escalating threat,’ says Europol Director.

 England
Murder inquiry launched as teen dies following fight in Enfield.

 Greece
Train derailment in northern Greece leaves 4 dead, 5 injured.

 Italy
Small blast near Rome post office damages car, no injuries.

 Russia
Moscow protests over demolition of Soviet-era homes.

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 new locations for this region at publication time.

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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

(MMPR) Puerto Vallarta
(MMTO) Toluca
(TJBQ) Aguadilla

Low/no fuel announcements

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.

FAM global monitor security briefings

 Mexico
Mexican crime journalist killed in violence.
Priest stabbed at mass in Latin America’s biggest cathedral.

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.

(CYZV) Sept-Iles
(PHJR) Kapolei

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South and Central America/Caribbean

Airport information and scheduled closings

(MGGT) Guatemala City
(SABE) Buenos Aires
(SBKP) Campinas (Sao Paulo)
(SKBO) Bogota
(SKBQ) Baranquilla
(TBPB) Bridgetown

Low/no fuel announcements

(SBSR) SAO JOSE DO RIO PRETO - UVair supplier Petrobras INTL / DOM has advised fuel can only be arranged for Brazilian companies at this airport. This is a domestic airport and NO customs service provided.

FAM global monitor security briefings

 Brazil
Greenpeace in Brazil protests against threats to Amazon region.

 Chile
Legal aid office bombed in Chile.

 Colombia
Boss of Northwest Colombia drug gang nabbed.

 Venezuela
Teenager killed as mass protests rage.

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.

(SKGY) Chia

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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: FAA Remains Appropriate Authority Over Drone-Use Policies
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta recently indicated he was not clear on which aspects of unmanned aircraft systems operations state and local and governments might wish to regulate, and he wanted to continue the dialogue with those entities – a position that concerns NBAA. “It is unclear how a manned or unmanned aircraft operator would keep track of jurisdictional boundaries or the unlimited number of rules if local or regional entities are permitted to develop their own airspace regulations,” said Heidi Williams, NBAA’s director of air traffic services and infrastructure.
https://www.nbaa.org/ops/uas/nbaa-faa-remains-appropriate-authority-over-drone-use-policies.php

NBAA Encourages Stakeholders Nationwide to Oppose ATC Privatization
NBAA staff have been meeting with industry stakeholders to discuss the importance of grassroots participation in the fight against ATC privatization. “A privatized ATC system removed from congressional oversight will ultimately be dominated by the self-interests of the airline industry,” NBAA Vice President of Government Affairs Dick Doubrava said at a recent industry event in Washington state. Kristi Ivey, NBAA’s Northwest regional representative, was joined by COO Steve Brown and Christa Lucas, vice president of government affairs, at the recent Great Alaska Aviation Gathering, while NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen discussed the issue with stakeholders in the New York area.
https://www.nbaa.org/advocacy/issues/modernization/nbaa-encourages-stakeholders-nationwide-to-oppose-atc-privatization.php

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Worldwide weather report

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TROPICAL
There are no tropical systems at this time.

VOLCANOES
Sabancaya, Peru has an ash cloud from 28,000 feet to the surface moving toward the southeast at 15 knots. Sheveluch, Kamchatka has an ash cloud from 11,000 feet to the surface moving toward the northeast at 10 knots. Bogoslof, Alaska has an ash cloud from 34,000 feet to the surface moving toward the southwest at 15 knots. Sakurajima, Kyushu, Japan has an ash cloud from 13,000 feet to the surface moving toward the southeast at 15 knots.

AFRICA
Thunderstorms are likely 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 broad area of low pressure over north-central Russia should produce morning fog and light rain over the next few days. A cold front approaching Mongolia and northeast China should produce rain across the area. A weak cold front over southeast China should produce rainshowers and thunderstorms over the next few days. A deep area of low pressure east of the Petropavlovsk, Kamchatka Peninsula should keep rain, fog and gusty winds in the forecast for the area through tomorrow.

SOUTHEAST ASIA/NORTH PACIFIC
Thunderstorm activity across Indonesia and Indo-China should increase over the next several weeks as we transition towards the monsoon season. A strong cold front over the western North Pacific should produce rain showers across the area. A cold front in the central North Pacific should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the region. Low pressure over the Aleutian Islands of Alaska should enhance rain showers and cause gusty coastal winds.

AUSTRALIA/SOUTH PACIFIC
Thunderstorms should become more isolated across the northern tier of Australia as we transition towards the dry season. A cold front pushing through South-Central Australia should produce rain showers across the region. Low pressure approaching New Zealand should produce rain showers across the area beginning tomorrow.

ATLANTIC/EUROPE
A cold front in the western north Atlantic should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the area. Low pressure extending from Iceland to Scotland should produce rain showers across the region. A cold front pushing through Scandinavia should produce rain showers across the area. A cold front pushing through western France and central Spain could produce isolated thunderstorms, mainly during the afternoon hours. Unsettled conditions across the northern Mediterranean and southern Europe should produce rain showers and thunderstorms over the next few days across southern Italy, Greece and western Turkey.

NORTH AMERICA
Unsettled conditions across the Rockies should produce rain showers across the region, except for the higher elevations where snow will be possible. A cold front is pushing through the Plains producing strong storms capable of produce heavy rain, hail, frequent lightning, gusty winds and possibly tornados. A cold front approaching the Great Lakes region should produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across the area. Low pressure over the Canadian Maritimes should produce rain showers and wind across the area.

SOUTH AMERICA
Unsettled conditions across the Rockies should produce rain showers across the region, except for the higher elevations where snow will be possible. A cold front is pushing through the Plains producing strong storms capable of produce heavy rain, hail, frequent lightning, gusty winds and possibly tornados. A cold front approaching the Great Lakes region should produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across the area. Low pressure over the Canadian Maritimes should produce rain showers and wind across the area.

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