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Operating to Japan – Part 1: Airports & Parking

Operating to Japan – Part 1: Airports & Parking

This is a post by author  Hiroshi Higashiyama. Hiroshi is representative director for Universal Aviation Japan, which has aircraft ground handling facilities in Haneda, Narita, Sapporo, and Osaka. Hiroshi is an expert on business aircraft operations in Japan. This business aviation blog post is part of a three-part article series on business operations to Japan. Japan is, and always has been, a popular tech and destination stop location for general aviation (GA). While GA access, particularly to the Tokyo area, is much improved over what it was 15 years ago, there are still issues to consider in terms of airport hours, overtime options, parking availability and maximizing success of the ground handling experience. The following is an overview of what you need to know…

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If you have any questions or would like assistance planning your next trip to Japan, contact Hiroshi Higashiyama at hiroshihigashiyama@universalaviation.aero.

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Operating to Japan – Part 2: Permits, Slots & CIQ

Operating to Japan – Part 2: Permits, Slots & CIQ

This business aviation blog post continues from our article last week, entitled “Operating to Japan – Part 1: Airports & Parking.“ For most private non-revenue operations to Japan there’s no requirement for either overflight or landing permits. However, obtaining preferred airport slots for Tokyo area airports can present challenges from time to time. The following is an overview of what you need to know… | Full Post Online

If you have any questions or would like assistance planning your next trip to Japan, contact Hiroshi Higashiyama at hiroshihigashiyama@universalaviation.aero.

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Operating to Koror (PTRO) – Part 1 of 2: Top Considerations

Operating to Koror (PTRO) – Part 1 of 2: Top Considerations

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on operations to Koror, Palau. The Republic of Palau, a part of Micronesia, is located in the far Western Pacific. This island state shares maritime boundaries with Indonesia, the Philippines and the Federated States of Micronesia. Most populous of the 250 island group, Koror (PTRO), is about 650 nautical miles (NM) west of Cebu (RPVM), in the southern Philippines, and 530 NM north of Sorong (WASS), in eastern Indonesia. These remote islands attract a steady flow of general aviation (GA) activity but there are important considerations to keep in mind when operating to PTRO. 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 Koror, contact Dave Saunders at davesaunders@univ-wea.com.

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Operating to Koror (PTRO) – Part 2 of 2: CIQ, Slots & Permits

Operating to Koror (PTRO) – Part 2 of 2: CIQ, Slots & Permits

This business aviation blog post continues from our article last week, entitled “Operating to Koror (PTRO) – Part 1 – Top Considerations.” Airport slots, and securing hotel accommodations are among the larger challenges when planning general aviation (GA) operations to Koror (PTRO). It’s recommended that a 3rd-party provider assist with arranging landing permits, airport slots, aircraft parking and ground handling as issues can, and do, come up when operators try to arrange all of this on their own. 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 planning your next trip to Koror, contact Dave Saunders at davesaunders@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


9 Aug National Day Singapore
11 Aug Mountain Day Japan
12-13 Aug The Queen’s Birthday /
Mother’s Day
Thailand
14 Aug Independence Day Pakistan
15 Aug Independence Day India
15 Aug National Mourning Day Bangladesh
15 Aug Liberation Day South Korea
17 Aug Parsi New Year India
17 Aug Indonesian Independence Day Indonesia
21 Aug Ninoy Aquino Day Philippines
22 Aug Hari Raya Haji Singapore
Malaysia
22 Aug Eid ul-Adha (Muslim Holiday) India
Philippines
Bangladesh
Brunei
Indonesia
Pakistan
Sri Lanka
Maldives
23-25 Aug Eid ul-Adha Holiday Pakistan
Bangladesh
25 Aug Onam India
25 Aug Day of Songun North Korea
25 Aug Nikini Full Moon Poya Day Sri Lanka
26 Aug National Day of Repentance Papua New Guinea
26 Aug Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) India
27 Aug National Heros Day Philippines
31 Aug Malaysia’s National Day Malaysia

Events


30 Jul - 5 Aug BWF World Championships 2018 Nanjing, China
1 Aug Sustainability Summit 2018 Manila, Philippines
2-3 Aug &
5 Aug
Katy Perry Melbourne, Australia
8 Aug &
10 Aug
Katy Perry Brisbane, Australia
10-19 Aug APT Korea Incheon 2018 Incheon, South Korea
12-24 Aug Beijing International Music Festival Beijing, China
13-14 Aug &
16-17 Aug
Katy Perry Sydney, Australia
15-19 Aug Lakme Fashion Week – Fall/Winter Mumbai, India
18 Aug 2018 Bledisloe Cup – Aus vs NZ, Game 1 Sydney, Australia
18 Aug - 2 Sep 18th Asian Games 2018 Jakarta, Indonesia
18-19 Aug Summer Sonic Osaka/Tokyo, Japana
20-21 Aug Katy Perry Auckland, New Zealand
25 Aug 2018 Bledisloe Cup – Aus vs NZ, Game 2 Auckland, New Zealand
27 Aug - 2 Sep New Zealand Fashion Week Auckland, New Zealand
Aug 2018 Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival Incheon, South Korea

Global events happening >1 month out that you should be making arrangements for now:


20 Sep -
2 Nov 2019
Rugby World Cup Twelve Cities Throughout Japan
24 July -
9 Aug 2020
Summer Olympic Games Tokyo

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

BizAv Planning Calendar

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Don Muang (VTBD) Bangkok further restricts parking to 24 hours

Don Muang (VTBD) in Bangkok recently announced that it is further restricting GA aircraft parking to 24 hours (officially effective on September 1, 2018). Don Muang is the old Bangkok airport located about 18.5 miles north of downtown (about a 30-minute drive). This airport requires airport slots – with deviation of -/+ 10 minutes – and slots must be confirmed prior to requesting a landing permit.

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

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August 2018

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