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BizAv Ops Planning: Confederations Cup Final 2017 in Moscow – Part 2: Permit, Slots & Local Area

BizAv Ops Planning: Confederations Cup Final 2017 in Moscow – Part 2: Permit, Slots & Local Area
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Business Aircraft Ops to Panama – Part 2: Permits & CIQ

Business Aircraft Ops to Panama – Part 2: Permits & CIQ
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BizAv Trip Planning: G20 Summit in Hamburg: Airports, Alternates, Parking & Special Considerations

BizAv Trip Planning: G20 Summit in Hamburg: Airports, Alternates, Parking & Special Considerations
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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

BizAv Ops Planning: Confederations Cup Final 2017 in Moscow – Part 2: Permit, Slots & Local Area

BizAv Ops Planning: Confederations Cup Final 2017 in Moscow – Part 2: Permit, Slots & Local Area

For travel to Confederations Cup host cities during this period (June 17 and July 2), airport slots and landing permits will need to be requested as soon as possible. Once airport slot and permit approvals have been obtained it's best to avoid last minute revisions as this could very well...
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Business Aircraft Ops to Panama – Part 2: Permits & CIQ

Business Aircraft Ops to Panama – Part 2: Permits & CIQ

For a permit and documentation perspective Panama is an easy and friendly operating environment. Landing permits can usually be processed quickly, and permit revisions are seldom an issue. Keep in mind the customs and immigration procedures when traveling through...
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BizAv Trip Planning: G20 Summit in Hamburg: Airports, Alternates, Parking & Special Considerations

BizAv Trip Planning: G20 Summit in Hamburg: Airports, Alternates, Parking & Special Considerations

The G20 Summit takes place July 7-8, hosted in Hamburg as the culmination of the German G20 presidency. A large turnout of diplomatic/VIP flights are expected, together with support flights carrying delegations/equipment. Business aircraft operators traveling to Hamburg (EDDH)...
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Africa/Middle East

Airport information and scheduled closings

(FALA) Johannesburg
(LLBG) Tel Aviv
(LTFJ) Istanbul

Low/no fuel announcements

No newly published locations this region at publication time.

FAM global monitor security briefings

 Bahrain
Explosion kills policeman, wounds two in Diraz.

 Egypt
Roadside bomb kills Egyptian police officer in Cairo suburb.

 South Africa
South Africans angered by rail delays, burn carriages in Cape Town.

 Turkey
Turkish 'walk for justice' continues despite Erdogan threat.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

Iraq – 14 June

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

(VTSP) Phuket
(WSSL) Singapore

Low/no fuel announcements

(PKMJ) Majuro - UVair supplier ExxonMobil will be unable to provide fueling to ad-hoc customers from July 5 through July 9 due to tanker replenishment. Specific dates are subject to change.

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

UVair supplier AIR TOTAL has issued a NO FUEL alert until 30 Jun, at 2359 local at:

(RJBE) Kobe

China - UVair has changed fuel supplier within China. Our new China supplier (Royal-Sino Energy), has taken over our direct arrangement with CNAFS effect 01 Jun.

UVair has changed suppliers from SBA Flight to Access Flight Support at the following locations.

(UATG) Atyrau
(UBBB) Baku
(UWWW) Samara
(URRR) Rostov-on-Don

FAM global monitor security briefings

 China
Beijing protesters in rare clash with police over school dispute

 India
Six police killed in rebel ambush in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

 Philippines
Desperation builds for civilians in war-torn Philippine city.

 Thailand
Small explosive device wounds one in Bangkok.

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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Europe/Eastern Europe

Airport information and scheduled closings

(EGGW) Luton
(EGSS) London Stansted
(EINN) Shannon
(LFPB) Paris
(LIML) Milan
(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 - UV supplier Finavia has advised, NO FUEL until Aug 1, due to airport runway renovations.

(EFMA) Mariehamn - NO FUEL until 23 Jun - Finavia for Shell. Operator should tanker through or divert.

FAM global monitor security briefings

 Belgium
Brussels train station blast being treated as terror attack.

 France
Car rams police vehicle on famed Paris avenue; attacker dies.

 Germany
10,000 Muslims to march in Cologne against terrorism.

 Spain
Madrid protesters demand Spain take in more refugees.

 United Kingdom
One dead as van rams pedestrians near London mosque.

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

(MMPR) Puerto Vallarta
(MMTO) Toluca

Low/no fuel announcements

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.

FAM global monitor security briefings

 Mexico
Four security agents, one suspect killed in ambush.
Shoot out in the center of Cancun.

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
(TBPB) Bridgetown (Barbados)
(TIST) St. Thomas
(TJBQ) Aguadilla

Low/no fuel announcements

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.

FAM global monitor security briefings

 Brazil
Hundreds of thousands at Brazil's massive gay pride parade.

 Colombia
Three killed in blast at Colombia shopping center.

 Venezuela
Venezuelan teenager shot dead at anti-government protest.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

Colombia – 16 June
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.

Business Leaders Who Are Also Pilots Say: Stand Strong Against ATC Privatization
Today, NBAA registered its support for a letter from more than 100 American business leaders – nearly all of whom are both pilots, as well as CEOs – to U.S. House and Senate leaders, stating their unified opposition to turning the nation’s ATC system over to an entity governed by a private board of directors. “Instead, we are committed to improving the ATC system with targeted solutions to identified challenges, and believe that is the appropriate way to enhance our aviation system,” the letter states.
https://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2017/20170619-039.php

Bolen Argues for ATC Modernization, Not an Airline Give-Away, at Industry
During RTCA’s 2017 Global Aviation Symposium, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen reiterated the association's serious concerns with proposals that would essentially hand over governance of the nation's ATC system to a private board, noting that the system is a public asset that has always served a variety of stakeholders, and should continue to do so.
https://www.nbaa.org/advocacy/issues/modernization/bolen-argues-for-atc-modernization-not-an-airline-give-away-at-industry-symposium.php

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Worldwide weather report

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TROPICAL
There is one Tropical system at this time. Tropical Storm Cindy is about 180 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas moving towards the north-northwest at 10mph with sustained winds of 50 mph.

VOLCANOES
Sabancaya, Peru has an ash cloud from 23,000 feet to the surface moving toward the east at 10 knots. Sheveluch, Kamchatka has an ash cloud from 35,000 feet to the surface moving toward the northeast at 30 knots. Dukono, Halmahera, Indonesia has an ash cloud from 6,000 feet to the surface moving toward the northwest at 05 knots. Langila, New Britain, SW Pacific has an ash cloud from 7,000 feet to the surface moving toward the northwest at 10 knots. Klyuchevskoy, Russia has an ash cloud from 18,000 feet to the surface moving toward the southwest at 20 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 series of weak cold fronts over Eastern China should produce rain showers and thunderstorms over the next few days. A cold front approaching 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 be above average as the monsoon season continues. 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.

AUSTRALIA/SOUTH PACIFIC
Thunderstorms should remain isolated across the northern tier of Australia as we the dry season continues. A cold front pushing through Western Australia should produce rain showers across the region. Low pressure over New Zealand should produce rain showers across the area.

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 weak cold front approaching northern Europe could produce isolated thunderstorms, mainly during the afternoon hours for France and Germany. Unsettled conditions across the eastern Mediterranean should produce rain showers and thunderstorms over the next few days across Greece and western Turkey.

NORTH AMERICA
Tropical moisture associated with T.S. Cindy should produce heavy rain, thunderstorms, and gusty winds from Southeast Texas eastward into the Florida Panhandle. Flooding may also be possible, especially areas that receive extensive rain over long periods of time. By the end of the work week the precipitation should move off to the northeast bringing rain, and thunderstorms to the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys. A cold front approaching the upper Midwest should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the area over the next few days.

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.

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