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Welcome to the February edition of our newsletter, Operational Insight: Asia-Pacific Edition.

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CPDLC Requirements Changed in Late 2017

CPDLC Requirements Changed in Late 2017

Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) are currently required in Datalink Mandated (DLM) airspace within the North Atlantic Tracks (NATs). As of Dec 7, 2017, airspace impacted by CPDLC requirements expanded and this affects general aviation (GA) transatlantic operations. The following is an overview of what you need to know… | Full Post Online

If you have any questions about this article or would like flight planning assistance for your next trip, contact Jason Davidson at jasondavidson@univ-wea.com.

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Traveling to Singapore Airshow 2018 – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Services

Traveling to Singapore Airshow 2018 – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Services

This is part one of a two-article series on traveling to the Singapore Airshow. Asia’s largest aerospace and defense event takes place Feb 6-11 at Singapore Changi (WSSS). Held once every two years, the Singapore Airshow attracts industry executives from around the world in addition to high-level government and military delegations. Conferences and static displays are backed up with daily flying displays. As event organizers put it “The sky is your domain” … “The sky is our theatre.” The following is an overview of what you need to know… | Full Post Online

If you have any questions about this article or would like assistance planning your next trip to Singapore, contact Yvonne Chan at yvonnechan@universalaviation.aero.

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Traveling to Singapore Airshow 2018 – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ & Local Area

Traveling to Singapore Airshow 2018 – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ & Local Area

This business aviation blog post continues from our article last week, entitled “Traveling to Singapore Airshow 2018 – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Services.“ General aviation (GA) operations into Seletar (WSSL) are straight-forward with reasonably good operational and schedule revision flexibility, should the operator wish to make short notice or last minute changes. Singapore Changi (WSSS) is a much more inflexible and challenging operating environment. The following is an overview of what you need to know… | Full Post Online

If you have any questions about this article or would like assistance planning your next trip to Singapore, contact Yvonne Chan at yvonnechan@universalaviation.aero.

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Calculating ETPs for GA Aircraft – Part 2: Special Considerations

Calculating ETPs for GA Aircraft – Part 2: Special Considerations

This business aviation blog post continues from our article last week, entitled “Calculating ETPs for GA Aircraft – Part 1: Planning Tips.” When a variety of equal time point (ETP) possibilities are available, operators have the option of being more selective and choosing airports with the best available service and support capabilities. However, there are times when available ETPs may be few and far between — such as over the Siberian region — and you may need to work with options that are less than ideal. The following is an overview of what you need to know… | Read More

If you have any questions about this article or would like flight planning assistance for your next trip, contact Nathan Shelley at nathanshelley@univ-wea.com.

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Regional Calendar

Upcoming Asia-Pacific holidays that could impact your operation



If you plan to operate in the Asia-Pacific region, below you will find next month’s list of holidays and events where additional pre-planning may be required:


Holidays


6 Feb Waitangi Day New Zealand
11 Feb National Foundation Day Japan
12 Feb Union Day Myanmar
14 Feb Maha Shivratri India
15-20 Feb TET Holiday Vietnam
15-20 Feb Chinese New Year Taiwan
15-21 Feb Chinese New Year China
16 Feb Chinese New Year Indonesia
Philippines
Thailand
16-17 Feb Chinese New Year Bhutan
Brunei
Malaysia
Singapore
16-18 Feb Chinese New Year Macau
16-19 Feb Chinese New Year Hong Kong
16-19 Feb Korean New Year Korea
22 Feb Memorial Day Taiwan
23 Feb Brunei National Day Brunei

Events


6-11 Feb Singapore Airshow Singapore
9-25 Feb Winter Games 2018 Pyeonchang, S. Korea
25 Feb Marathon Tokyo, Japan
25 Mar Grand Prix Melbourne, Australia
15 Apr Grand Prix Shanghai, China
17-19 Apr ABACE 2018 Shanghai, China

Our BizAv Planning Calendar provides you with worldwide events where additional pre-planning may be required:

BizAv Planning Calendar

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A2G works with its certified ground handler in S. Korea, UBJet Aviation to prepare for the 2018 Winter Games.

A2G works with its certified ground handler in S. Korea, UBJet Aviation to prepare for the 2018 Winter Games.

Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. recently sent its Air2Ground representative, Jodi Brooks, to Seoul, S. Korea to review operations for the upcoming 2018 Winter Games. UBjet Aviation, a Universal Aviation® Certified ground handler, will be handling all operations in and out of Yangyang (RKNY), Gimpo (RKSS), Incheon (RKSI) and other surrounding airports. UBjet Aviation is prepared to provide needed services and manage customer’s expectations during this period of heavy traffic.

For more information, contact Jodi Brooks at jbrooks@a2gconcierge.com.

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Singapore Airshow parking restrictions.

Between Jan 28 through Feb 12 only diplomatic flights and Airshow flight participants will be able to park at WSSS due to capacity constraints.

Also, for Airshow flight participants, the ground handler will need to request and obtain slots. In order for the airport slot submission to be made, the ground handler will need proof of participation (document showing participation).

For more information, contact Universal Aviation Singapore at singapore@universalaviation.aero.

Universal

Civil Aviation Authority closures for the Chinese New Year.

For the Chinese New Year many Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs) will close. During these closures, those CAAs won’t process permit requests. Operators transiting the region will need to apply for permits in advance. Below are the upcoming CAA closures:

Bhutan – Feb 16-18

Brunei – Feb 16-17

China – Feb 14-22

Hong Kong – Feb 16-19

Indonesia – Feb 16

Macao – Feb 15-20
Note: CAA will close at 0500 UTC on Feb 15

Malaysia – Feb 16-18

Mongolia – Feb 15-20

Philippines – Feb 15

Singapore – Feb 16-18

South Korea – Feb 16-18

Taiwan – Feb 15-20

For more information, contact the Asia-Pacific Operations Center – TSS Asia Team at tssasia@univ-wea.com.

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ABACE 2018: Visit us at our Universal booth!

If you’re attending ABACE 2018 in Shanghai, China, April 17-19, make plans to visit the Universal® booth to find out ways to help ensure your flight department has the latest information on industry hot topics and enhanced tools such as uvGO.

To sign up or for more information, e-mail us at asiasales@univ-wea.com.

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Universal® Sales

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John Bradley
Regional Account Manager
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Tel: +61 4887 70229

Yini Lin
Business Development Manager
China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Brunei
Tel: +86 180 0119 8220

Anastasia Kolomiets
Business Development/Account Manager
Asia Pacific
Tel: +852 6132 7699

Stephy Joseph
Client Services Manager
Asia Pacific
Tel: +65 9275 2168

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Sarah Kalmeta
Regional Operations Director - APAC
Mobile: +852 6712-1611
skalmeta@univ-wea.com

Jodi Brooks
Sr. Universal Aviation Rep, Hong Kong and Macau
(852) 9303-4583
jbrooks@univ-wea.com

Cynthia Zhang
Country Manager
Universal Aviation China
Tel: +86 18001026700

Hiroshi Higashiyama
Representative Director
Universal Aviation Japan
Tel: +81 (0) 90 2421 0429

Yvonne Chan
Managing Director
Universal Aviation Singapore
Tel: +65 6484 4878

Rubie Sobremonte
Customer Service Manager
Universal Aviation Philippines
Tel: +63 998 856 1381

Abhishek Mehra
Asst. Manager - Operations
Universal Aviation India
Tel: +91 98 1066 1432

Pakkphum (Nu) Buahom
Acting Operations Manager
Universal Aviation Thailand

Derek O’Reilly
Managing Director
Universal Aviation Australia
Tel: +61 409 443 470

Asia-Pacific Operations Center
(APOC)

tssasia@univ-wea.com

Edmond Yuen
Head of TSS, APAC
Tel: +852 2109 2727

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February 2018

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