Operational Insight Weekly · 19 Apr 2018 Subscribe
Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.
Operational Insight Weekly - Expert insight for business-aviation operations.
This week’s top posts
from our blog

Operating to LPPT – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Permits

Operating to LPPT – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Permits
Read Intro  |  Full Post Online

Luton Airport Imposes Aircraft Noise Restrictions that Impacts Business Aviation

Luton Airport Imposes Aircraft Noise Restrictions that Impacts Business Aviation
Read Intro  |  Full Post Online

Regional news


Africa/Middle East

Asia/Pacific/Australia

Europe/Eastern Europe

North America

South and Central America/Caribbean

NBAA update brief
Worldwide weather report

Note: All times are UTC/Zulu unless otherwise indicated.

Upcoming events

Some of these events may require parking slots/requests.

European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2018)
29-31 May 2018
Geneva, Switzerland

Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE2018)
14-16 August 2018
São Paulo, Brazil

Connect with us
Blog

Blog

Google+

Google+

Twitter

Twitter

Facebook

Facebook

LinkedIn

LinkedIn

Business Aviation Planning Calendar

Your missions are often impacted by high-traffic events and world holidays. We’ve consolidated many of these dates and locations into this one calendar to help you in your pre-planning.

View the Business Aviation Planning Calendar.

This week’s top posts from our blog

Operating to LPPT – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Permits

Operating to LPPT – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Permits

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on operating to Lisbon. Lisbon (LPPT) airport is conveniently located just five miles from the city center. LPPT is a busy location, with limitations on general aviation (GA) parking, so it’s best to plan on 10 days prior notice in order to obtain airport slots and parking. Operating options at this location diminish the closer you are to day of operation. The following is an overview of what you need to know … [read more]

Luton Airport Imposes Aircraft Noise Restrictions that Impacts Business Aviation

Luton Airport Imposes Aircraft Noise Restrictions that Impacts Business Aviation

London is a popular destination for general aviation operators, and there are many airports in the region to pick from. One of the destinations that many operators travel to is Luton (EGGW). Though EGGW is a 24-hour airport, authorities have now published upcoming night restrictions that will be imposed June 1 through September 30—and every subsequent summer period until further notice… [more]

Universal Home Page | Return to Top

Africa/Middle East

Airport information and scheduled closings

(LLBG) Tel Aviv
(LTFJ) Istanbul

Low/no fuel announcements

(DNKN) Kano - UVair supplier MRS Oil Nigeria has limited fuel supplies available. Advise volume requirements and confirm fueling in advance.

(FTTC) Abeche - No fuel until further notice through UVair supplier Air Total.

(FTTJ) N’Djamena - No fuel until further notice through UVair supplier Air Total.

(FZIC) Kisangani - LOW fuel volumes reported by UVair supplier COBIL over the next few days. FIRM fuel volumes required and ensure fuel is confirmed ahead of arrival. Otherwise, operators should consider 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 for this region at publication time.

Return to Top

Asia/Pacific/Australia

In addition to our Global Operational Insight Edition, would you like our Asia-Pacific Edition?

You can also subscribe to our Operational Insight Asia-Pacific edition by changing your e-mail preferences here. Operational Insight Asia-Pacific edition is a business-aviation news and operational bulletin distributed each month by Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.

Airport information and scheduled closings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.

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 for this region at publication time.

Return to Top

Europe/Eastern Europe

Airport information and scheduled closings

(EGSS) Stansted
(EGWU) Northolt
(LFPB) Paris


(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 FUEL from Nov 01 – Jun, 2018, as the below airports are closed and will supply no fuel:

- (LGKF) Kefalonia
- (LGKL) Kalamata
- (LGKP) Karpathos
- (LGRX) Patras

(LRTM) Targu Mures - This airport is closed until June 2018. NO FUEL until the airport has reopened.

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 for this region at publication time.

Return to Top

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

(MMSD) San Jose Del Cabo - UVair has just been informed the local fuel truck which delivers fuel to the local FBOs from 6 pm to 7am local is unable to provide UVair customers fuel until further notice due to pending truck permit approval. ASA is the primary fuel supplier at this location and will continue to supply fuel; however, only provides fuel during normal business hours. ASA is does not provide fuel at the FBO ramps from (6:00 PM - 7:00 AM local). If fuel is required afterhours, the local FBO cannot supply fuel through UVair/ASA. The FBO will work directly with the operator to secure payment for fuel purchased afterhours (either by cash or credit card).

(MEXICO - ALL) - UVair supplier ASA’s main office is regularly closed on weekends and holidays. ASA’s Christmas and New Year’s schedules are pending, so do check back for the exact schedule. 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.
To see all current travel warnings, visit here.

New UVair locations

No newly published locations for this region at publication time.
Return to Top

South and Central America/Caribbean

Airport information and scheduled closings

(MROC) San Jose
(SKCG) Cartagena
(TIST) St. Thomas
(TJBQ) Aguadilla

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 for this region at publication time.
Return to Top

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.

Podcast: NBAA Resource Provides Real-Time Education on Runway Conditions
It’s been 18 months since the FAA implemented significant changes to the reporting of runway conditions and contamination. The biggest challenge of the new system, referred to as Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment (TALPA), has been getting the word out to operators, said Rich Boll, chair of the Airspace, ATC and Flight Technologies Working Group of the NBAA Access Committee. To that end, NBAA has created a six-part video series that explains TALPA and how pilots should apply the field condition reports they receive. Learn more about the new TALPA videos in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
https://www.nbaa.org/news/flight-plan/

ABACE2018 Makes Shanghai the World’s Business Aviation Center This Week
The seventh annual Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2018) takes place April 17-19 at Shanghai, China’s Hongqiao International Airport. This year ABACE incorporates a new hangar, allowing an exhibit floor that spans both hangars and a pavilion, showcasing more than 170 exhibitors. ABACE continues to be the venue of choice for aircraft manufacturers to introduce their newest models to the Asian marketplace. There will be 30 aircraft on static display, including the full spectrum of business aircraft, from pistons to intercontinental jets.
https://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2018/20180416-020.php

Return to Top

Worldwide weather report

Through Universal Trip Support Services, you get access to extensive aviation weather services and online global weather. Click here for details.

TROPICAL
There are no tropical systems at this time.

VOLCANOES
Reventador, Ecuador has an ash cloud from 12,000 feet to the surface moving toward the west at 05 knots. Sakurajima, Kyushu, Japan has an ash cloud from 24,000 feet to the surface moving toward the southeast at 10 knots. Dukono, Halmahera, Indonesia has an ash cloud from 9,000 feet to the surface moving toward the west at 05 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 strong cold front over central Russia should produce snowshowers across the area. A cold front pushing through northern China and Mongolia should produce rain showers across the area. A broad area of low pressure extends from northeast Russia southward through the Kamchatka Peninsula and southwestward to include the Sakhalin’s Peninsula. Snowshowers can be expected across the area over the next few days. Unsettled conditions across eastern China should produce snow to the higher elevations and rain across the valleys.

SOUTHEAST ASIA/NORTH PACIFIC
Thunderstorm activity across Indonesia and Indo-China is increasing as we transition towards the wet season. A cold front in the central North Pacific should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the region. A cold front in the western North Pacific should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the region. A broad area of low pressure over the Aleutian Islands and western Alaska should produce rain showers and gusty winds across the region including southwestern Alaska.

AUSTRALIA/SOUTH PACIFIC
A cold front approaching Eastern Australia could produce mainly afternoon rain showers and thunderstorms across the area beginning tomorrow. Low pressure off the east coast of New Zealand should produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across North Island.

ATLANTIC/EUROPE
A cold front in the western North Atlantic should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the area. A cold front in the eastern North Atlantic should produce rain showers across the area. By tomorrow this front should be producing rain across the U.K. Low pressure over northern Scandinavia should produce rain/snowshowers across the area. Thunderstorms may be possible across central and southern Italy as a stationary frontal boundary lingers over the area.

NORTH AMERICA
Low pressure over northern New England should produce snowshowers across Maine, Quebec, and the Canadian Maritimes through tomorrow. Unsettled conditions across the upper Midwest should produce snow from South Dakota southeastward through southern Minnesota and Iowa. A cold front approaching the Pacific Northwest should produce coastal rain and snow across the higher elevations inland along the Cascade Mountains.

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. A stationary frontal boundary across southeast Brazil should produce rainshowers and thunderstorms across the area.

Return to Top

About Operational Insight Weekly

Operational Insight Weekly is a business-aviation news and operational bulletin distributed each Thursday by Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. The day of release may fluctuate due to late-breaking information. Please forward all questions and comments concerning Operational Insight Weekly to operationalinsight@univ-wea.com.

Universal staff have compiled the content of this publication from various sources, and believes it to be accurate at the time of distribution. Universal shall not, however, be liable for factual or editorial errors contained herein. Readers should NOT act or rely on the information until they have confirmed its continuing accuracy.

Subscribe to this newsletter or update your e-mail preferences

Operational Insight Weekly

© 2018 Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc., 1150 Gemini Street, Houston, Texas 77058-2708 USA
Worldwide +1 (713) 944-1622 · N. America +1 (800) 231-5600