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Traveling to ABACE in Shanghai – Part 1: Airport, Parking & Services

Traveling to ABACE in Shanghai – Part 1: Airport, Parking & Services

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on operations to ABACE 2018. Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) takes place at Shanghai Hongqiao (ZSSS) Apr 17-19, 2018. One of the most prominent and high-value events in the international business aviation exhibition circuit ABACE is expected to draw over 8000 attendees from 51 countries, along with some 165 exhibitors and 30 static display aircraft. For those planning to attend via general aviation (GA) it’s recommended to begin the planning process early. The following is an overview of what you need to know…

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If you have any questions about this article or would like assistance planning your next trip to China, contact Cynthia Zhang at cynthiazhang@univ-wea.com.

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Traveling to ABACE in Shanghai – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ & Visas

Traveling to ABACE in Shanghai – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ & Visas

This business aviation blog post continues from our article last week, entitled “Traveling to ABACE in Shanghai – Part 1: Airport, Parking & Services.” Landing and overflight permits for China are processed relatively quickly and it’s an easier process than it was even a couple of years ago, as sponsor letters are no longer required. In some cases China permit requests are processed within 24 hours. With Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) taking place 17-19 April, 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 China, contact Cynthia Zhang at cynthiazhang@univ-wea.com.

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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… | Full Post Online

If you have any questions about this article or would like assistance in planning security for your next trip, contact Tracie Carwile at traciecarwile@univ-wea.com.

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Security Tips – Higher Threat Locations – Part 2: Local Crime and Kidnap Scenarios

Security Tips – Higher Threat Locations – Part 2: Local Crime and Kidnap Scenarios

This business aviation blog post continues from our article last week, entitled “Security Tips for Higher Threat Locations – Part 1: Risk Mitigation.” When traveling with a private aircraft there’s a perception of wealth and there are people who see this as an opportunity to get something from you. Petty crime exists everywhere and risks of violent crime and/or kidnap are prevalent at many international locations. Being aware of, and mitigating, these risks is an essential trip pre-planning consideration. The following is an overview of what you need to know… | Read More

If you have any questions about this article or would like assistance in planning security for your next trip, contact Tracie Carwile at traciecarwile@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


2 Apr Good Friday Australia
Hong Kong
4 Apr Children’s Day Taiwan
4 Apr Rama Navami India
5-6 Apr Ching Ming Festival Hong Kong
Macau
Taiwan
China
6 Apr Chakri Day Thailand
9 Apr The Day of Valor Philippines
12-16 Apr Songkran Festival Thailand
13 Apr Isra’ Mi’raj Brunei
14 Apr Isra’ Mi’raj Indonesia
14-16 Apr Khmer New Year Holiday Cambodia
16-18 Apr Lao New Year Laos
25 Apr Hung King’s Temple Festival Vietnam
25 Apr Anzac Day Australia
New Zealand
29 Apr Visak Bochea Day Cambodia
29 Apr Showa Day Japan
30 Apr Buddha Pumima India
30 Apr Labour Day Thailand
30 Apr Reunification Day Vietnam

Events


8-11 Apr BOAO Forum Boao, China
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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ABACE 2018: Visit us at our Universal booth next month!

ABACE

If you’re attending ABACE 2018 in Shanghai, China, April 17-19, make plans to visit the Universal® booth, #H1414 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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BOAO Forum for Asia taking place in April.

The BOAO Forum for Asia Annual Conference is taking place April 8-11. Haikou (ZJHK) and Qionghai (ZJQH) airports will be accepting business aircraft traveling to the conference. Note that ZJQH is not an airport of entry (AOE) but will permit foreign aircraft to operate to that field. Also, Sanya (ZJSY) will be used for diplomatic flights traveling to this event.

It’s expected that NOTAMs with restrictions will be issued, but nothing at this moment has been published. If you are planning on attending this event, it’s recommended that arrangements be made soon.

For more information, contact Universal Aviation China at chinaoperations@univ-wea.com.

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The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) issues a flight planning memorandum.

In early March, the CAAP issued a memorandum on flight planning for general aviation operators. Specifically, authorities are reminding operators that all domestic flights operating within the Manila FIR arte to strictly adhere with the compliance with the ICAO 2012 flight planning requirements.

Operators that don’t conform to these requirements may result in having the flight plan lost, processed incorrectly, or being rejected.

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

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Luton (EGGW) noise restrictions to be implemented.

Airport authorities in Luton (EGGW) are implementing noise restrictions in order to curb the noise footprint that will be in effect as of this summer. Due to these regulations being implemented, the following are the restrictions effective June 1-September 30:

No adhoc movements will be permitted including scheduled commercial, general aviation (GA) and maintenance between 2200-0559 UTC

No night slots will be allocated to series flights 2200-0559

No re-scheduling of existing allocated slots will be permitted from the day time 0600-2159 UTC into the night time 2200-0559 UTC

No “non-emergency” diversion flights will be accepted 2200-0559 UTC

Effective summer 2019 and all subsequent seasons, no aircraft with a value greater than QC1 will be permitted to operate in the night-time period Furthermore, in order to ensure that the noise curve isn’t exceeded during day time operations, below are further restrictions effective June 1-September 30:

No further day time slots will be allocated to aircraft greater than QC1 0600-2159 UTC

No equipment changes will be permitted on existing allocated slots that would involve replacing an aircraft with a QC value of 1 or less with an aircraft with a QC value greater than 1, 0600-2159 UTC

No “non-emergency” diversion flights will be accepted 0600-2159 UTC will be accepted

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

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Cynthia Zhang
Country Manager
Universal Aviation China
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Hiroshi Higashiyama
Representative Director
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Yvonne Chan
Managing Director
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Rubie Sobremonte
Customer Service Manager
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Abhishek Mehra
Asst. Manager - Operations
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Derek O’Reilly
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April 2018

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