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Operating to Israel – Part 1: Airports & Local Area

Operating to Israel – Part 1: Airports & Local Area
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Security Tips for Higher Threat Locations – Part 1: Risk Mitigation

Security Tips for Higher Threat Locations – Part 1: Risk Mitigation
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Europe/Eastern Europe

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This week’s top posts from our blog

Operating to Israel – Part 1: Airports & Local Area

Operating to Israel – Part 1: Airports & Local Area

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on operations to Israel. Operating to Israel involves unique operating considerations, restrictions and security procedures that can complicate trip planning. For general aviation (GA) operators who travel to this region on a routine basis, missions go smoothly and can be set up on relatively short notice. However, for first time operators it’s best to allow five to seven business days lead time for trip planning and obtaining required authorizations. The following is an overview of what you need to know… [read full post online]

Security Tips for Higher Threat Locations – Part 1: Risk Mitigation

Security Tips for Higher Threat Locations – Part 1: Risk Mitigation

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on security tips for high threat locations. There are security risks to consider at all international destinations but some locations have higher threat levels than others. While larger airports around the world are relatively secure off airport, risks can be significant in many regions. Before traveling to any location it’s important to consider all potential security threats as well as ways to mitigate these risks. The following is an overview of what you need to know… [read full post online]

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Africa/Middle East

Airport information and scheduled closings

(LLBG) Tel Aviv
(LTFJ) Istanbul

Low/no fuel announcements

(DNAA) Abuja – UVair supplier MRS OIL has stated NO FUEL until further notice, due to low fuel stocks. Operators should tanker in or divert.

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

UVair supplier ENGEN has planned a refinery shut down from Feb 07 to Mar 22, 2018 for routine maintenance. Contingency plans are in place by ENGEN and fuel service will continue as normal.

- (FABL) Bloemfontein
- (FAKM) Kimberley
- (FAUP) Upington
- (FIMP) Plaine Magnien

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 for this region at publication time.

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Asia/Pacific/Australia

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Airport information and scheduled closings

(RJGG) Nagoya

Low/no fuel announcements

(NVSS) d Santo - Possible supply disruption reported. UVair supplier PACIFIC PETROLEUM CO. may or may not affect PACIFIC PETROLEUM CO until Feb 28.

(RJCC) Sapporo - UVair supplier Idemitsu, to lessen the possibility of delays for large volume fuel uplifts, operators should advise a firm fuel volume until the summer of 2018.

(RKPK) BUSAN - The new supplier CHEVRONTEXACO via into plane KOREAN AIRPORT SERVICES, has replaced GLOBAL A K CO LTD via KOREAN AIRPORT SERVICES (KAS).

(UTDD) Dushanbe - Access Flight - NO FUEL until further notice, except to Government and State flights. Some fuel has been allotted for these flights. Contact Access Flight via ALEXANDER.KUZNETSOV@ACCESS.AERO to secure any fuel requirements.

(UTDL) Khujand - Access Flight - NO FUEL until further notice, except to Government and State flights. Some fuel has been allotted for these flights. Contact Access Flight via ALEXANDER.KUZNETSOV@ACCESS.AERO to secure any fuel requirements.

(YBBN) Brisbane - UVair supplier ChevronTexaco TANKER Int’l have announced RED traffic light until further notice. FUEL REMAINS AVAILABLE through ChevronTexaco Tanker Int’l at this time. The RED light posting pertains to the pipeline production to the JUHI, which could cause an unplanned fuel outage. ChevronTexaco does not anticipate a fuel shortage.

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.

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Europe/Eastern Europe

Airport information and scheduled closings

(EPKR) Krosno
(LCLK) Larnaca
(LFLV) Vichy
(LIPZ) Venice
(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

(LDSB) Brac - UVair supplier INA will fuel with 48 hours advance notice needed to fuel Jan 8-Feb 28.

NO FUEL from Nov 01 - Mar 31, 2018, as the below airports are closed and will supply no fuel:

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

(LRTM) Targu Mures - This airport is closed until Apr 3. 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.

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North America

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Airport information and scheduled closings

(MMSD) – San Jose del Cabo
(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.
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South and Central America/Caribbean

Airport information and scheduled closings

(MKJS) Montego Bay
(SABE) Buenos Aires
(SBKP) Campinas
(SBRF) Recife
(TIST) St. Thomas

Low/no fuel announcements

(SPSO) Pisco - NO FUEL until further notice through UVair supplier PETROPERU due to underground pipe leakage. Repairs are expected to last through Mar 15. Operators should tanker in or divert.

(SPYL) Talara - UVair supplier Petroperu has NO FUEL until APR 19. 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 for 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.

NBAA: Wall Street Journal Misses Key Facts in Supporting ATC Airline Giveaway Plan
After The Wall Street Journal published an inaccurate editorial attacking NBAA for its effective work in stopping airline-backed efforts to privatize ATC, the general aviation community quickly and forcefully responded on multiple fronts. A point-by-point rebuttal to the editorial takes aim at each of the recycled, big airline talking points, providing the truth about how ATC privatization will harm small towns and communities while impeding ATC modernization.
https://www.nbaa.org/advocacy/issues/modernization/nbaa-wall-street-journal-misses-key-facts-in-supporting-atc-airline-giveaway-plan.php

Canada Border Services Exemption Benefits Charter Operators
On-demand business aircraft operators are exempt from a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) program that requires air carriers to post security, up to $25,000 per passenger, for the removal costs of these individuals at the conclusion of immigration appeals. William Clark, a member of NBAA’s Regulatory Issues Advisory Group and owner of YYZ Law, represented business aircraft operators in correspondence with the CBSA about the matter.
https://www.nbaa.org/ops/intl/nam/canada-border-exemption-benefits-charter-operators.php

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Worldwide weather report

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TROPICAL
There are no tropical systems at this time.

VOLCANOES
Mayon, Luzon, Philippines has an ash cloud from 18,000 feet to the surface moving toward the northwest at 15 knots. Sabancaya, Peru has an ash cloud from 26,000 feet to the surface moving toward the southeast at 10 knots. Reventador, Ecuador has an ash cloud from 15,000 feet to the surface moving toward the southwest at 05 knots. Fuego, Guatemala has an ash cloud from 21,000 feet to the surface moving toward the northeast at10 knots. Dukono, Halmahera, Indonesia has an ash cloud from 6,000 feet to the surface moving toward the southwest 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
Low pressure over northern Russia should produce snow 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. Snow showers can be expected across the area over the next few days. A stationary frontal boundary over southeast China should produce rain showers and fog across the region through tomorrow.

SOUTHEAST ASIA/NORTH PACIFIC
Thunderstorm activity across Indonesia and Indo-China should be limited to mainly the afternoon hours as the dry season continues. A cold front in the western North Pacific should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the region. A cold front in the central North Pacific should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the region. A broad area of low pressure over the Aleutian Islands should produce rain showers and gusty winds across the region including southwestern Alaska.

AUSTRALIA/SOUTH PACIFIC
Unsettled conditions across central and eastern Australia could produce mainly afternoon rain showers and thunderstorms across the area. Low pressure off the west coast of New Zealand should keep rain the forecast through the weekend.

ATLANTIC/EUROPE
A cold front in the central North Atlantic should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the area. Unsettled conditions across Scandinavia should keep snow showers in the forecast for the next few days. A series of low pressure areas extend across southern Europe. Rain showers may be possible across southern Italy, Greece, the Balkan States, and Turkey. Snow showers may occur across the Italian Alps, southern Germany and Austria.

NORTH AMERICA
A frontal boundary extending from the Great Lakes to north Texas should produce a wide spectrum of weather along its path. Rain showers and thunderstorms may be possible from Eastern Texas northeastward to the Ohio Valley. Freezing rain may be possible from central Texas through Oklahoma into southeastern Missouri. Snow may be possible across the panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma, and also northeastern Michigan and southern Ontario. A weak disturbance off the California coast could produce rain showers along the coast from San Francisco to San Diego.

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 rain showers and thunderstorms across the area.

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