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Business Jet Ops to Kenya: CIQ, Documentation & Tech Stops

Operating to the Cannes Festival and Monaco Grand Prix 2017 – Part 1: Operating Procedures & CIQ
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UPDATE: Cuban Ops – What BizAv Operators Need to Know

Business Aircraft Operations to Shanghai – Part 2: Permits, Slots & CIQ
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Regional news


Africa/Middle East

Asia/Pacific/Australia

Europe/Eastern Europe

North America

South and Central America/Caribbean

NBAA update brief
Worldwide weather report

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This week’s top posts from our blog

Operating to the Cannes Festival and Monaco Grand Prix 2017 – Part 1: Operating Procedures & CIQ

Operating to the Cannes Festival and Monaco Grand Prix 2017 – Part 1: Operating Procedures & CIQ

The two largest events on the Cote d’Azur – the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix – will run back to back this year putting additional demands on general aviation (GA) infrastructure, airport slots, parking, support services, crew accommodations and local...
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Business Aircraft Operations to Shanghai – Part 2: Permits, Slots & CIQ

Business Aircraft Operations to Shanghai – Part 2: Permits, Slots & CIQ

For business aircraft operators, the landing permit process for China has become easier and quicker over recent years and airport slots are generally not a significant issue or operational impediment. Meanwhile, customs, immigration and quarantine (CIQ) clearance is a relative...
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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.

(FLMF) Mfuwe - UVair is now contracted with Into Plane agent Air Mafuta via World Fuel Services.

FAM global monitor security briefings

 Israel
Masked men charge activists throwing stones and hitting them with sticks.

 South Africa
20 children killed when minibus hits truck.

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

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(HASS) Mogadishu
(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, Apr 27 to May 01. NO FUEL to adhoc flights.

FAM global monitor security briefings

 Russia
Three killed in shooting at Russian intelligence agency’s office.
Agents shoot dead two terror suspects in Moscow.

 South Korea
Reports of North Korean artillery drill as U.S. submarine makes South Korea port call.

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.

(VDSV) Sihanukville
(VGSY) Sylhet

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Europe/Eastern Europe

Airport information and scheduled closings

(EGGW) Luton
(EINN) Shannon
(LFPB) Paris
(LIML) Milan
(LIPZ) Venice


(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

(ENRY) Moss - UVair is NO longer contracted through Shell via ITP FLYBUNKRING. Rygee airport is Military only. NO civilian airport traffic allowed. Prior permission is required for all operations.

(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

 France
Paris Champs Elysees attack: “Angry Police Wives” protest against violence.

 Germany
Politically motivated crime hits record high in Germany amid tensions over refugee crisis, Turkey, and terrorism.
Protesters clash with police outside German far-right congress.

 Greece
Bomb explosion in Athens.

 Spain
Nine arrests over “links to Brussels terror attack.”

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

(MMTO) Toluca

Low/no fuel announcements

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.

FAM global monitor security briefings

 Mexico
Bodies dumped on a highway in Guerrero state.

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
(SBCF) Belo Horizonte
(SBKP) Campinas (Sao Paulo)
(SKBO) Bogota
(SKBQ) Baranquilla
(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
Cops Robbers engage in deadly clashes on Paraguay-Brazil border.

 Jamaica
Jamaica probes explosion at resort that killed 1, injured 4.

 Venezuela
Death toll reaches 26 as political protests in Venezuela continue.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

Peru – April 25

New UVair locations

No new 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.

Congressmen Challenge Claims in Pro-ATC Privatization Newspaper Editorials
Concerns continue to be raised over a White House proposal for a privatized ATC system. In a joint April 18 letter published in The Washington Post, Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-4-OR) and Rick Larsen (D-2-WA) cited "very real concerns" over a privatized ATC network, and discussed these concerns in a recent letter to The Wall Street Journal. In a separate commentary to The Orlando Sentinel, former congressman Alan Grayson emphasized that the government's authority over the ATC system is paramount to other interests.
https://www.nbaa.org/advocacy/issues/modernization/20170424-congressmen-challenge-claims-in-pro-atc-newspaper-editorials.php

Business Pilots Urged to Take Runway Incursion Survey
NBAA’s Safety Committee is encouraging association members to take part in a survey aimed at finding answers to the problem of runway incursions, which could help operators mitigate or avoid this risk. Participation by business pilots, alongside other general aviation pilots, is important in developing a comprehensive and accurate response for researchers.
https://www.nbaa.org/ops/safety/in-flight-safety/runway/20170420-business-pilots-urged-to-take-runway-incursion-survey.php

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Worldwide weather report

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TROPICAL
There are currently two active tropical cyclones: In the western Pacific, Tropical Storm Muifa was centered several hundred miles east of the Philippines with winds of 45 mph. Movement is towards the northeast near 4 knots. No significant strengthening is expected. Tropical Cyclone Seventeen has recently formed a few hundred miles northwest of Darwin, Australia with winds of 40 mph. Only slight strengthening is expected over the next few days as the system continues moving off towards the southwest. The cyclone is not expected to threaten Australia.

VOLCANOES
Bagana, located in the southwestern Pacific, is producing ash that extends up to 7,000 feet. The ash is moving towards the north at 10 knots. Mt Etna has become active once again and is producing ash up to 10,000 feet. Movement is towards the northeast at 10 knots. Sabancaya, Peru remains active and is producing ash that extends as high as 26,000 feet. Movement of the ash is towards the southeast at 25 knots.

AFRICA
Clusters of showers and thunderstorms are expected across the central portion of the continent with tops exceeding 50,000 feet in the more concentrated activity. High pressure will dominate most of northern Africa resulting in fair weather. A few showers are possible across extreme northern Morocco in association with the tail end of a cold front. Southern Africa will also be dominated by high pressure with no significant weather expected.

ASIA
Low pressure centered over northwestern Russia will produce snow to the north, changing over to rain farther south. The associated cold front will extend southwestward across west-central Russia and into Eastern Europe where it will produce additional rain shower activity. Central Russia will be dominated by high pressure resulting in just a few areas of late night and early morning fog. This large area of high pressure will extend all the way across western China resulting in mainly fair weather. A frontal boundary will stretch from west to east across northeastern Russia and will generate several areas of rain and snow along it. Areas of fog will also be common across the region. Farther south, a cold front pushing eastward into central China will produce rain showers along with isolated thunderstorms. High pressure will cover most of eastern China and Japan.

SOUTHEAST ASIA/NORTH PACIFIC
Isolated thunderstorms are likely across Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. The storms will be most numerous during the afternoon and evening hours. Additional storms will continue across the remainder of Indonesia, with the activity becoming more active over the land areas during the afternoon and evening. Low pressure centered off the Kamchatka Peninsula will produce snow over inland areas changing over to rain offshore. Rain showers will continue southwestward along the associated cold front to just off the coast of southern China. High pressure will dominate the central Pacific while another frontal boundary will stretch from southwest to northeast across the eastern portion. Rain shower activity can be expected along the boundary.

AUSTRALIA/SOUTH PACIFIC
High pressure will dominate most of Australia resulting in fair weather with the exception of some early morning fog near the southeast coast. Isolated thunderstorms are likely over a small portion of the extreme northern coast. Low pressure centered just south of New Zealand will produce gusty winds and rain showers across the region. Isolated thunderstorms are also likely along the associated cold front well to the south.

ATLANTIC/EUROPE
High pressure will dominate most of the west-central North Atlantic while low pressure over southern Greenland will produce snow to the north and rain farther south. The associated cold front will extend westward into Newfoundland where it will trigger a few rain showers. A weak area of low pressure centered off the northwest coast of Africa will produce a small area of isolated thunderstorms. Low pressure over northern Italy will produce rain showers along with isolated thunderstorms. A second area of low pressure farther northeast will produce additional rain shower activity. High pressure building into the U.K. will provide fair weather while low pressure centered over southern Norway will produce rain and snow across southern Norway and Sweden.

NORTH AMERICA
Low pressure over the southern Rockies will produce rain showers changing over to snow showers across the central and northern portions. A ridge of high pressure will dominate the central U.S. while another storm system centered over the Great Lakes region will produce a mixture of rain and snow across southern Canada. Farther south, rain showers and isolated thunderstorms can be expected along the associated cold front extending southward into the southeastern U.S. A weak storm system over northwestern Canada and its associated cold front will produce snow showers across the area. Areas of locally dense fog will continue across portions of the Canadian Maritimes.

SOUTH AMERICA
Clusters of thunderstorms will continue across the central and northern portion of the continent. An area of more concentrated thunderstorms is likely over southeastern Brazil in association with the tail end of a cold front. High pressure will dominate central and Argentina and Chile while a weak area of low pressure will produce rain showers over southern Chile and Argentina.

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