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Business Aviation Trip Planning: 2018 Winter Games in Korea – Part 1: Airports, Parking, Handling & Local Area

Business Aviation Trip Planning: 2018 Winter Games in Korea – Part 1: Airports, Parking, Handling & Local Area

This business aviation blog is part of a series on operations to South Korea for the 2018 Winter Games.

The 2018 Winter Games will be held at PyeongChang in the Republic of Korea February 9-25. This venue is about a 3.5-hour drive from downtown Seoul. Opening and closing ceremonies will take place at the PyeongChang Mountain Cluster, as will most snow sports. Ice sports will be held at the Gangneung Coastal Cluster. General aviation (GA) operators planning to attend this event should begin planning for parking, airport services and crew accommodation as early as possible.

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If you have any questions about this article or would like assistance planning your next trip to South Korea, contact Jaeseong Lim at jason.lim@ubjetav.com.

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Business Aviation Trip Planning: 2018 Winter Games in Korea – Part 2: Permits, Airport Slots, CIQ & Local Area

Business Aviation Trip Planning: 2018 Winter Games in Korea – Part 2: Permits, Airport Slots, CIQ & Local Area

While South Korea is normally a straight-forward and easy operating environment for business aviation—from the perspective of obtaining permits, airport slots and parking approvals—you’ll be dealing with a higher level of demand and more competition among operators during the 2018 Winter Games event period next February.

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If you have any questions about this article or would like assistance planning your next trip to South Korea, contact Jaeseong Lim at jason.lim@ubjetav.com.

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When to Hire Your Own Supervisory Agent for Remote Bizav Ops – Part 1

When to Hire Your Own Supervisory Agent for Remote Bizav Ops – Part 1

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on arranging supervisory agents for your destination.

When operating to a secondary, domestic-only, or remote international airport, you often are faced with the challenge of working with ground handlers who are not as experienced in handling business aircraft and/or cannot provide the level of support business aircraft operators typically expect. In these situations, it’s often advisable to bring in a third-party supervisory agent in order to ensure that the ground handling processes goes smoothly and unnecessary operator delays are avoided.

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If you have any questions about this article, contact Samuel Dantas at samueldantas@univ-wea.com.

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When to Hire Your Own Supervisory Agent for Remote Bizav Ops – Part 2

When to Hire Your Own Supervisory Agent for Remote Bizav Ops – Part 2

Many options are available for business aircraft operators within the realm of supervisory agent services. The agent may fly with you onboard the aircraft or reposition in advance to your arrival airport. Depending on your preferences and needs, there are different costs associated to such arrangements. It’s always important to work closely with your trip support provider and/or trusted ground handler to discuss all available options and to properly vet supervisory agent services.

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If you have any questions about this article, contact Samuel Dantas at samueldantas@univ-wea.com.

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Regional Calendar

Upcoming Asia-Pacific holidays that could impact your operation

If you plan to operate to, or over any of the countries listed below during the time period of the following national holidays, please be aware additional pre-planning may be required.

Events

Dates Events Locations
25-29 Jul2017 International Champions Cup     Singapore
8-20 AugMelbourne Film FestivalAustralia
15-17 SepFormula OneSingapore
29 Sep - 1 OctFormula 1Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
6-8 OctFormula OneSuzuka, Japan
5-11 NovAPEC SummitDanang, Vietnam
9-25 Feb 20182018 Winter GamesPyeongChang, South Korea


Holidays

Dates Holidays Locations
1 JulSpecial Administration Region (SAR) Day    Hong Kong
8,10 JulAsahna Bucha DayThailand
14 JulNational DayNew Calendonia
15 JulH.M. The Sultan’s BirthdayBrunei
17 JulConstitution DayKorea
17 JulyMarine DayJapan
27 JulSarawak DayMalaysia

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2017 Confederations Cup Semi-final and Final in Russia.

The 2017 Confederations Cup semi-final will take place in Moscow and the same night the final will take place in St. Petersburg. For both of these events parking will likely be limited to a maximum of two hours on the ground. If you are traveling to these locations on July 2, it’s recommended that you don’t obtain services as to avoid the potential for missing your airport slot. Airport slots will have a deviation of +/- 15 minutes.

Due to the traffic these locations will experience, it’s recommended that you use one of the following airports:


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Moscow alternates: Ostafyevo (UUMO) and Zhukovsky (UUBW)

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St. Petersburg alternates: Riga (EVRA) and Helsinki (EFHK)

For more information, contact your Asia-Pacific Operations Center at tssasia@univ-wea.com.

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TSA waivers now required for ambulance operations.

TSA has advised that effective June 1, ambulance flights that require a waiver under the current NOTAMS must obtain an international air ambulance waiver. The same rules apply for this type of waiver as with a normal waiver. However, unlike other waivers, these will be operation specific and can’t be obtained for more than a 7-day validity with specific ports the aircraft will operate to along with alternate information. Furthermore, additional data is needed for the request. Note that these waivers can be processed within 24 hours during normal business hours.

For more information, contact your Asia-Pacific Operations Center at tssasia@univ-wea.com.

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Airport slots are no longer needed for Toronto (CYYZ).

Due to efforts of the Technical Working Group and the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA), Nav Canada, and the Toronto Pearson International Airport (TPIA), business aviation operators wishing to travel to and from CYYZ will not require airport slots during normal business hours 0630-0029 local. This change went into effect on May 17. For more information on this change, please see the CBAA’s press release.

For more information, contact your Asia-Pacific Operations Center at tssasia@univ-wea.com.

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Enforcement of aircraft disinsection requirements for Maldives.

Please note that the Maldives Civil Aviation Authority (MCAA) and Health Protection Agency (HPA) have decided to take enforcement actions (including fines) on any International aircraft operating to Maldives who do not comply with the disinsection requirements. The MCAA issued a notice regarding regulations and other pertinent disinsection requirements can be found here.

For more information, contact your Asia-Pacific Operations Center at tssasia@univ-wea.com.

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July 2017

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