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GDPR AND BUSINESS AVIATION – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

GDPR AND BUSINESS AVIATION – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.
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UK CHARTER PERMITS – REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

UK CHARTER PERMITS – REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
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Asia/Pacific/Australia

Europe/Eastern Europe

North America

South and Central America/Caribbean

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This week’s top posts from our blog

GDPR AND BUSINESS AVIATION – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

GDPR AND BUSINESS AVIATION – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. This complex and far reaching regulation governs how an EU citizen’s personal data can be used and processed by businesses both inside and outside of the EU. It’s impacting industries and companies around the globe—including Business Aviation. In this article, we’re going to cover some areas you need to think about in regards to how GDPR may impact your operation… [read more]

UK CHARTER PERMITS – REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

UK CHARTER PERMITS – REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

The processing of charter permits for the UK is managed by the UK CAA. It’s important to be aware of the permit request and revision lead time policies. Also, authorities are taking steps to eliminate “grey” charter flights that will affect operators not obtaining necessary authorizations for travel to the UK. The following is an overview of what you need to know… [more]

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Africa/Middle East

Airport information and scheduled closings

(HKJK) Nairobi
(LLBG) Tel Aviv
(LTFJ) Istanbul

Low/no fuel announcements

(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

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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Asia/Pacific/Australia

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Airport information and scheduled closings

(RCSS) Taipei
(WSSL) Singapore

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

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

(EGSS) Stansted
(EGWU) Northolt
(LCLK) Larnaca
(LFPB) Paris
(LIPZ) Venice
(LIML) Milan
(LSGG) Geneva


(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 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

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.

EDBM (Magdeburg) - UVair now has supply with Air BP.
ENMS (Kjaerstad) - UVair now has supply with Air BP.
LESU (La Seu D’urgell-Andorra) - UVair now has supply with Air BP.
LETL (Teruel) - UVair now has supply with Air BP.
LFLG (Le Versoud) - UVair now has supply with Air BP.

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North America

Airport information and scheduled closings

(MMPR) Puerto Vallarta

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

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.

KHYR – L & L Aviation – Hayward, WI
KJAS – Bravo Aviation – Jasper, TX
KMQI – Dare County Airport – Manteo, NC
KMVL – Stowe Aviation – Morrisville, VT
KOCH – City of Nacogdoches – Nacogdoches, TX
KSGT – Stuttgart Municipal Airport – Stuttgart, Arkansas
KSPA – City of Spartanburg – Spartanburg, South Carolina
KSUW – Superior Flying Service – Superior, Wisconsin
KHUM – Butler Aviation – Houma, Louisiana
KM54 – Direct Flight Solutions – Lebanon, Tennessee
KPGD – Charlotte County Airport – Punta Gorda, Florida
KDVO – CB Skyshare – Novato, California
KMEV – Hutt Aviation – Minden, Nevada
KMKO – Davis Field Aviation – Muskogee, Oklahoma

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South and Central America/Caribbean

Airport information and scheduled closings

(MROC) San Jose
(SKCG) Cartagena
(SUMU) Montevideo

Low/no fuel announcements

(SBSJ) SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS - UVair supplier Petrobras has temporarily suspended fuel supply for international flights.

FAM global monitor security briefings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

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.

FAA Proposes Ending Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service
The FAA is proposing to discontinue the Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service (HIWAS) as part of an agency streamlining effort. The agency said it was looking at ending HIWAS because better sources of weather information are now available to pilots. NBAA would like to hear from pilots if they have any concerns about the FAA’s proposal. Please send comments to Heidi Williams, NBAA’s director for air traffic services and infrastructure, at hwilliams@nbaa.org. The FAA is accepting comments through Aug. 22.
https://www.nbaa.org/ops/airspace/weather/faa-proposes-ending-hazardous-inflight-weather-advisory-system.php

EASA Reaffirms IS-BAO Use for TCO Authorization
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) recently reaffirmed the use of International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) accreditation as one method of demonstrating a safety management system (SMS). “EASA will review any SMS program as part of their risk assessment while processing TCO authorizations, but the operator has to have to have real, functioning SMS, whether it’s IS-BAO or another program,” said International Business Aviation Council IS-BAO Program Director Bennet Walsh. “Manuals on a shelf probably won’t cut it.”
https://www.nbaa.org/ops/intl/eur/eu-tco/easa-reaffirms-isbao-use-for-tco-authorization.php

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Worldwide weather report

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TROPICAL

There are five tropical systems at this time. Tropical Depression 05 is located in the central North Atlantic moving towards the north at 04 knots with sustained winds of 30 knots. Tropical Storm Rumbia is 180 miles northwest of Kadena AB moving towards the northwest at 14 knots with sustained winds of 35 knots. Tropical Storm Bebinca is 200 miles southwest of Hong Kong moving towards the west at 06 knots with sustained winds of 35 knots. Tropical Depression Leepi is 50 miles northeast of South Korea moving towards the northeast at 10 knots with sustained winds of 30 knots. Tropical Depression 14E is 1340 miles southwest of San Diego moving towards the west at 12 knots with sustained winds of 30 knots.

VOLCANOES

Krakatau, Indonesia has an ash cloud from 5,000 feet to the surface moving toward the west at 10 knots. Dukono, Halmahera, Indonesia has an ash cloud from 7,000 feet to the surface moving toward the north at 05 knots. Sabancaya, Peru has an ash cloud from 23,000 feet to the surface moving toward the southeast at 20 knots. Reventador, Ecuador has an ash cloud from 14,000 feet to the surface moving toward the northwest at 10 knots. Sakurjima, Kyushu, Japan has an ash cloud from 10,000 feet to the surface moving toward the west at 05 knots. Sangay, Ecuador has an ash cloud from 12,000 feet to the surface moving toward the west at 20 knots. Ebeko, Kuril Island has an ash cloud from 12,000 feet to the surface moving toward the southeast at 10 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 over north-central Russia should produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across the area. A cold front approaching northern China should produce rain showers and afternoon thunderstorms through tomorrow. A stationary frontal boundary over southeast China should produce thunderstorms 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. Rain showers can be expected across the area over the next few days.

SOUTHEAST ASIA/NORTH PACIFIC

Thunderstorm activity across Indonesia and Indo-China remains elevated as the wet season continues. A cold front in the western North Pacific should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the region. A weak 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 and western Alaska should produce rain showers and gusty winds across the region including southwestern Alaska.

AUSTRALIA/SOUTH PACIFIC

Unsettled conditions across Western Australia could produce mainly afternoon rain showers and thunderstorms across the area. A cold front approaching New Zealand should produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across the area beginning tomorrow.

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 over Iceland should produce rain showers and gusty winds across the area. A cold front pushing through the U.K. should produce rain showers across the region today. By tomorrow, clear skies and gusty winds should prevail. A cold front pushing through Eastern Europe should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the Balkan States.

NORTH AMERICA

A weak cold front pushing through the central Plains could produce thunderstorms across the area. An upper level disturbance over southeast Texas should produce heavy thunderstorms across the area. Unsettled conditions continue across the Ohio Valley eastward into New England. Rain showers and thunderstorms may be possible through the weekend. Unsettled conditions across the southwest U.S. could produce mainly afternoon thunderstorms across the area.

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.

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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.

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