Operational Insight Weekly · 23 Feb 2017Subscribe
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Business Jet Ops to Kenya: CIQ, Documentation & Tech Stops

Tips for Selecting a Business Aviation Tech Stop – Part 2: Permits, Airport Slots & PPRs
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UPDATE: Cuban Ops – What BizAv Operators Need to Know

Business Aircraft Operations to the Bahamas – Part 2: Handling, Fuel & Local Area
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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

Tips for Selecting a Business Aviation Tech Stop – Part 2: Permits, Airport Slots & PPRs

Tips for Selecting a Business Aviation Tech Stop – Part 2: Permits, Airport Slots & PPRs

When planning international tech stops issues such as permits, airport slots, prior permissions required (PPRs), visa requirements and customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) procedures/hours are always top considerations. If you’re missing one or more of the above...
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Business Aircraft Operations to the Bahamas – Part 2: Handling, Fuel & Local Area

Business Aircraft Operations to the Bahamas – Part 2: Handling, Fuel & Local Area

For business aircraft operators, the quality of support services and infrastructure at outlying airports in the Bahamas is not the same as what you’ll experience at major airports there. Advance confirmation of required services is recommended – particularly in terms of aviation...
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Africa/Middle East

Airport information and scheduled closings

(DNAA) Abuja
(LLBG) Tel Aviv

Low/no fuel announcements

(DNAA) Abuja - Fuel remains critical as stocks are still low. SO Aviation stated fuel that has already been confirmed via email will be fulfilled. If you require fuel over the next few days, request fuel 48 hours in advance with required fuel gallons. Each fuel request will be reviewed on a daily basis, so please ensure you have a fuel confirmation.

(DNMM) Lagos - Fuel remains critical as stocks are still low. SO Aviation stated fuel that has already been confirmed via email will be fulfilled. If you require fuel over the next few days, request fuel 48 hours in advance with required fuel gallons. Each fuel request will be reviewed on a daily basis, so please ensure you have a fuel confirmation.

(DNPO) Port Harcourt - Fuel stocks remains normal. When fuel is required, request fuel 48 hours in advance with required fuel gallons. Each fuel request will be reviewed on a daily basis, so please ensure you have a fuel confirmation.

FAM global monitor security briefings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

Eritrea – February 22
Lebanon – February 15

New UVair locations

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(FDSK) Sikhupe
(FDMS) Manzini
(FVCZ) Chiredzi
(FVKB) Kariba
(FVTL) Gweru

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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

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

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.

(VGSY) Sylhet

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Europe/Eastern Europe

Airport information and scheduled closings

(LIML) Milan
(LIPZ) Venice
(LIRQ) Florence
(LCLK) Larnaca


(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

(EKCH) Copenhagen - A copy of AOC MUST accompany fuel release or expect an MOT charge of approximately $1.71 USD to be charged. Next destination must be shown on the fuel release or expect delays.

(LGKL) Kalamata - Airport closed for the winter Nov 1-Mar 31. Fuel can only be arranged with a minimum 48 hours’ advance notice during winter period. During summer operations, Apr-Oct, airport fueling hours are 0800-2200, and fuel can be arranged with a minimum 24 hours’ notice.

(LGKP) Karpathos - Airport is closed, fuel is not available during the winter months Nov 1-Mar 31. Airport re-opens for the summer from Apr-Oct and fuel is available with a minimum 48 hours advance notice.

(LGRX) Patras - Airport closed for the winter Nov 1-Mar 31. Fuel can only be arranged with a minimum 48 hours’ advance notice during winter period. During summer operations, Apr-Oct, airport fueling hours are 0800-2200, and fuel can be arranged with a minimum 24 hours’ notice.

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 new locations for this region at publication time.

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North America

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Airport information and scheduled closings

(MMTO) Toluca

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

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 new locations for this region at publication time.

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South and Central America/Caribbean

Airport information and scheduled closings

(SBKP) Campinas – Sao Paolo
(SKCG) Cartagen
(SEGU) Guayaquil
(TJBQ) Aguadilla

Low/no fuel announcements

Various Brazil locations - UVair supplier Petrobras, main office will be closed Feb 27-28 and Mar 01 for the annual Carnival holiday. Fuel requests should be submitted by Feb 26 to ensure confirmation has been received.

(SBBH) Belo Horizonte
(SBGO) Goiania
(SBMQ) Macapa
(SBRP) Ribeirao Preto
(SBSJ) Sao Jose dos Campos
(SBSR) Sao Jose do Rio Preto
(SBVT) Vitoria

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 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.

NBAA Requests Appeals Court Review of SMO Settlement Agreement
NBAA has joined with five additional airport stakeholders to petition the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, asking the court to review a recent decision by the FAA that negatively affects the future of California’s Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO). Last month, the FAA announced it had reached a settlement with the city of Santa Monica, which, in addition to permitting closure of the airfield at the end of 2028, would also allow the city to immediately begin the process of reducing the length of the SMO's sole runway to 3,500 feet.
https://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2017/20170213-017.php

New, More Accurate Convective Forecast Product Now Available
The National Weather Service has implemented a new convective weather product – the Traffic Flow Management Convective Forecast (TCF) – which allows for a more accurate representation of forecasted convective weather. “The users will collaborate on the final product, which will allow a more accurate representation of the forecast convective weather,” said John Kosak, NBAA Air Traffic Services specialist and staff liaison for the NBAA Weather Subcommittee.
https://www.nbaa.org/ops/airspace/weather/20170216-new-more-accurate-convective-weather-forecast-product-available-february-15.php

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Worldwide weather report

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TROPICAL
Tropical Cyclone 08P is about 660 miles southeast of American Samoa, South Pacific, moving towards the southeast at 30 knots with sustained winds of 35 knots.

VOLCANOES
Sabancaya, Peru has an ash cloud from 24,000 feet to the surface moving toward the southeast at 10 knots Sinabung, Indonesia has an ash cloud from 13,000 feet to the surface moving toward the southwest at 10 knots. Dukono, Halmahera, Indonesia has an ash cloud from 8,000 feet to the surface moving toward the southwest at 15 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 cold front pushing through southwest Russia should produce snow across the region over the next few days. A cold front pushing through north-central Russia should produce snow across the area. A deep area of low pressure over the Kamchatka Peninsula should keep snow and gusty winds in the forecast through tomorrow. A cold front pushing through Japan should produce rain and isolated thunderstorms across the region.

SOUTHEAST ASIA/NORTH PACIFIC
Thunderstorm activity across Indonesia and Indo-China should be limited to isolated afternoon events as the dry season continues. A strong cold front over the central North Pacific should produce rain showers across the area. A stationary front east of Hawaii should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the region. Low pressure over the Gulf of Alaska should enhance snow showers along the coast of central Alaska.

AUSTRALIA/SOUTH PACIFIC
Thunderstorms should become more frequent across the northern tier of Australia as the monsoon season continues. Unsettled conditions over eastern Australia should produce isolated thunderstorms across the region.

ATLANTIC/EUROPE
A cold front in the central north Atlantic should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the area. A broad area of low pressure extending from Greenland to Iceland should produce snow showers and gusty winds across the area. A cold front approaching the U.K. should produce rain showers across the area beginning tomorrow. A deep area of low pressure over Scandinavia should produce snow showers and gusty winds across the area. A cold front pushing through northern Europe should produce rain showers across Germany and Poland.

NORTH AMERICA
Low pressure across the northern Rockies should keep snow in the forecast through tomorrow. A frontal boundary moving across the Plains should produce rain showers across the area. A stationary frontal boundary extending from Maine to Virginia should produce rain showers across the region. Low pressure over Florida should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the area through tomorrow.

SOUTH AMERICA
Showers and thunderstorms should persist across the northern tier of South America associated with deep tropical moisture. A cold front approaching southern Argentina/Chile should produce rain showers across the area. A cold front approaching Buenos Aires, Argentina should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the area over the next few days.

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