Operational Insight Weekly · 26 May 2016Subscribe
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Business Jet Ops to Kenya: CIQ, Documentation & Tech Stops

Business Aircraft Ops to Ethiopia: CIQ
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UPDATE: Cuban Ops – What BizAv Operators Need to Know

Business Aircraft Ops in Greece during Peak Season – Part 1: Airports & Parking
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Singapore Grand Prix – Operating Tips

Flying to the 2017 Davos World Economic Forum – Part 1: Airport Options and Parking
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UPDATE: Regulatory Changes for Greece: New GA Airport Slot Requirements

Business Aircraft Ops in Switzerland: Art Basel 2016
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This week's top posts from our blog

Business Aircraft Ops to Ethiopia: CIQ

Business Aircraft Ops to Ethiopia: CIQ

Customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) requirements for general aviation (GA) crew are minimal in Ethiopia. Authorities, however, are stringent on passenger documentation and procedural requirements...
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Business Aircraft Ops in Greece during Peak Season – Part 1: Airports & Parking

Business Aircraft Ops in Greece during Peak Season – Part 1: Airports & Parking

Strategically located between Europe, Africa and Asia, Greece attracts general aviation (GA) movements for business, tourism, and tech stops. While primary business destinations are Athens and Thessaloniki, dozens of popular island locations provide a constant magnet for GA traffic during the April...
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Flying to the 2017 Davos World Economic Forum – Part 1: Airport Options and Parking

Flying to the 2017 Davos World Economic Forum – Part 1: Airport Options and Parking

The Davos 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF) takes place Jan 17-20, 2017, at Davos-Klosters Switzerland. This event will bring together 3,000 internationally known business people, economists, and politicians in addition to some 40 Heads of State. Last year Davos attracted approximately 1,700 general aviation (GA) movements, and this year is expected to bring in...
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Business Aircraft Ops in Switzerland: Art Basel 2016

Business Aircraft Ops in Switzerland: Art Basel 2016

Art Basel is one of the world's premier modern and contemporary art shows and held annually in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami Beach. This year's show in Basel, Switzerland will be held June 16-19. As usual, this event brings in above average congestion for both local traffic as well as aircraft movements. General aviation (GA)...
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Africa/Middle East

Airport information and scheduled closings
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (FEFF) Bangui - UVair supplier Air Total has no fuel available.
  • (FLKK) Lusaka - UVair supplier Air Total has no fuel until further notice.
  • (FMNN) Nosy-Be - UVair supplier Air Total suggests parking near fueling pit No. 1 for best service.
  • (FMST) Toliara - UVair supplier Air Total's fuel trucks have a limited throughput rate of about 7,000 USG per hour, further limited to 3,500 USG per aircraft/flight.
FAM global monitor security briefings

  Turkey
At least four people have sustained injuries in a bomb explosion in the Turkish city of Istanbul. Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Monday that the bomb blast occurred in the district of Maltepe overnight. The report said the injured were hurt by metal pieces from a device planted under an overpass on a highway. It is unclear who planted the explosives.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

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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
  • (RPVM) Lapu Lapu - UVair supplier Petron advises NO FUEL from 20 - 26 May, 2016. The replenishment vessel will be delayed.
  • (China) - UV fuel supplier - SOUTH CHINA BLUE SKY - Fuel releases must clearly show that an operator is exempted from the 150 USD fueling service fee that applies to Part 91 and Part 135 designated operators. AOC number needs to be provided within the fuel request for Part 135 operators.
    • (ZGBH) - Beihai
    • (ZGCD) - Changde
    • (ZGGG) - Gangzhou (Canton)
    • (ZGHA) - Changsha
    • (ZGKL) - Guilin
    • (ZHNN) - Nanning
    • (ZGOW) - Shantou
    • (ZGZH) - Liuzhou
    • (ZGZJ) - Zhanjiang
    • (ZHCC) - Zhengzhou
    • (ZHES) - Enshi
    • (ZHHH) - Wuhan
    • (ZHYC) - Yichang
FAM global monitor security briefings

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U.S. Department of State travel warnings

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Europe/Eastern Europe

Airport information and scheduled closings
  • (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.
  • (EINN) Shannon
  • (LIPZ) Venice
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (LFLL) Lyon - UVair supplier Air Total reports no fuel due to French refinery strikes.
  • (LFLY) Lyon - UVair supplier Air Total reports only 1000 liter allowed per uplift due to French refinery strikes. If requesting fuel, make sure to confirm in advance.
  • (LFMH) St Etienne - Fuel Outage - There will be a fuel outage from 24 May 0800 UTC to 26 May 1000 UTC.
  • (LFMN) Nice - UV supplier Air Total has not reported any fuel outages for this location. After speaking with Air Total today, I can confirm their fuel stock is low and is recommending our clients tanker in so as to take a minimum uplift.
  • (LFMT) Montpellier - UV supplier Air Total advised NO FUEL on 26 May from 0230-0630 local and 1800-2300 local. This is due to the French refinery strikes.
  • (LFOH) Le Havre - Fuel Outage - There will be a fuel outage from 25 May 0001 UTC to 25 May 2359 UTC.
  • (LFPG) Paris - UV supplier Air Total states there is a fuel shortage due to the French refinery strikes. Advise operator to tanker in with maximum gallons so as to take a minimum uplift. Make sure to confirm fuel availability in advance.
  • (LFRS) Nantes - UVair supplier Air Total reports no fuel due to French refinery strikes.
  • (UKLN) Chernivtsi - UVair supplier Shannon Air Ukraine reports NO FUEL until further notice. This airport has not received their certificate from the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine.
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  Belgium
A Brussels chief of police has spent the night in the hospital with concussion after a demonstrator punched him in the head during clashes in the center of the Belgian capital.

  France
The hardline CGT union sought to tighten its grip on France's energy supplies and transport network on Thursday as its stand-off with the government over planned labor reforms continued into a day of nationwide protests.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

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North America

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Airport information and scheduled closings
  • No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.
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

  Mexico
A huge mob in Santiago Atlatongo, a town in central Mexico, killed two suspected kidnappers, leading to the arrests of nearly 20 residents, state officials said Wednesday.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

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South and Central America/Caribbean

Airport information and scheduled closings
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (Brazil - Various) UVair supplier Shell, into plane fueling by Raizen, will be closed for a holiday at below listed locations from May 26-29, 2016.
    • (SBBE) - Belem
    • (SBBR) - Brasilia
    • (SBCF) - Belo Horizonte
    • (SBCG) - Campo Grande
    • (SBCT) - Curitiba
    • (SBEG) - Manaus
    • (SBFI) - Foz do Iguacu
    • (SBFL) - Florianopolis
    • (SBFZ) - Fortaleza
    • (SBGL) - Rio de Janeiro
    • (SBGR) - Sao Paulo
    • (SBMQ) - Macapa
    • (SBPA) - Porto Allegre
    • (SBRF) - Recife
    • (SBSG) - Sao Goncalo
    • (SBSV) - Salvador
  • (Peru) - UVair supplier Petroperu can provide DOMESTIC and INTERNATIONAL fuel.
    • (SPHI) - Chiclayo
    • (SPQT) - Iquitos
    • (SPQU) - Arequipa
    • (SPRU) - Trujillo
    • (SPSO) - Pisco
    • (SPST) - Tarapoto
    • (SPTN) - Tacna
    • (SPYL) - Tacna
    • (SPZO) - Cusco
  • (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.
  • (TFFR) Pointe A Pitre - UVair supplier has NO FUEL starting 24 May, 2016 at 0600 local until further notice.
FAM global monitor security briefings

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NBAA update briefs

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Regional Session Highlights Importance of Local Efforts in ATC Privatization Debate
With proposals for privatization of air traffic control (ATC) still being pushed as part of the FAA reauthorization debate in Washington, DC, it is imperative that regional business aviation groups continue reaching out to their congressional representatives, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said at the fourth annual NBAA Local and Regional Group Leadership Roundtable, held last week in Boston, MA. "Keep doing what you've been doing: tell your elected officials why communities, companies and citizens across the country would be adversely impacted by ATC privatization, which would hand control of the system over to an airline-centric board of directors," Bolen said at the event, which was attended by more than 32 business aviation group leaders from across the country.
https://www.nbaa.org/advocacy/issues/modernization/20160523-regional-session-highlights-importance-of-local-efforts-in-atc-privatlization-debate.php

NBAA, Other Urge Senate Committee to Oppose VA Flight Training Benefit Caps
NBAA and nine other aviation industry associations last week urged the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs to continue supporting veterans' use of "their hard-earned benefits for flight training," by opposing any proposal that would cap those benefits as it considers the Veterans First Act. "With this well‐deserved assistance, veterans can fill the cockpits of tomorrow's police and firefighting helicopters, air ambulances, charter and corporate aircraft and commercial airliners," the May 17 letter states.
https://www.nbaa.org/advocacy/issues/20160520-nbaa-others-urge-senate-committee-to-oppose-va-flight-training-benefit-caps.php

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Worldwide weather report

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TROPICAL
There are no active tropical cyclones at this time.

VOLCANOES
Dukono, Indonesia has an ash cloud that extends from the surface up to 7,000 feet. Movement is towards the west at 5 knots. Bagana, located in New Guinea, is producing ash that extends up to 7,000 feet. The ash is moving towards the west at 5 knots. Sangay, Ecuador, is producing ash that extends up to 20,000 feet. Movement is towards the west at 10 knots.

AFRICA
Areas of thunderstorms associated with the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone will extend from the Ivory Coast eastward across the central portion of the continent. The storms will be most numerous during the afternoon and evening hours. High pressure will dominate the southern portion of the continent allowing for the development of some late night and early morning fog along the southeast coast.

ASIA
A stationary front will extend from east to west across a large portion of northern Russia resulting in rain showers and isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms. The associated low pressure over north-central Russia will produce rain showers changing to snow showers farther to the north. High pressure will dominate northeastern Russia where patchy late night and early morning fog will be possible. Low pressure and its associated cold front over southeastern Russia will produce mainly rain showers with isolated thunderstorms farther south. A cold front situated just south of Japan will extend westward into eastern China where it will trigger showers and thunderstorms. The thunderstorms will become quite numerous during the afternoon and evening hours. A cold front pushing into northeastern China will trigger a few showers. High pressure will dominate the remainder of China and Japan.

SOUTHEAST ASIA/NORTH PACIFIC
Widespread thunderstorm activity will continue across extreme Southeast Asia, especially from Vietnam and Cambodia southward into Malaysia. These storms will be most numerous during the afternoon and evening. Additional thunderstorms are likely in and around Indonesia. A cold front situated east of Japan will produce a band of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Another cold front will extend from low pressure over eastern Russia southward across the central Aleutian Islands and will trigger scattered areas of rain and rain showers. Another storm system centered off the southwest coast of Alaska will also produce areas of rain and rain showers.

AUSTRALIA/SOUTH PACIFIC
High pressure will dominate most of Australia resulting in fair weather. A cold front approaching the extreme southwestern portion of the continent will produce a few showers and isolated thunderstorms along it. A strong storm system centered just west of New Zealand will produce rain showers, isolated thunderstorms and strong surface winds across the area.

ATLANTIC/EUROPE
A concentrated area of thunderstorms will continue over the southwestern North Atlantic in association with a trough of low pressure. High pressure will dominate the central North Atlantic while low pressure will produce scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across portions of central and Western Europe. Most of the thunderstorm activity will occur during the afternoon and evening hours. A few thunderstorms are also expected just off the west coast of Spain associated with an upper level low. A broad surface low centered near the Black Sea will produce a large area of showers and thunderstorms over southeastern Europe.

NORTH AMERICA
A frontal system extending from the western Great Lakes region southward across eastern Colorado and western Texas will produce showers and thunderstorms along it. Some of the storms will become severe during the afternoon and evening hours, mainly from Iowa southward into Texas. Additional afternoon and evening thunderstorms are likely over portions of the northern and central Rockies in association with an upper level trough. Patchy late night and early morning fog are likely along portions of the California coast. Low pressure centered just south of Hudson Bay will produce a few rain showers across the area.

SOUTH AMERICA
Isolated thunderstorms will continue across the northern third of the continent due to a combination of daytime heating and deep tropical moisture. The thunderstorms will be the most numerous during the afternoon and evening hours. The tail end of a stationary front will trigger a few thunderstorms across southeastern Brazil. High pressure centered over southern Argentina will allow for the development of early morning fog across portions of northeastern Argentina.

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