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Welcome to the November 2017 edition of our newsletter, Operational Insight: Asia-Pacific Edition.

Great seeing you at NBAA-BACE 2017!

It was great seeing you at last month’s NBAA-BACE 2017! We look forward to continuing ensuring our clients’ missions are a success.

Charlie Mularski
Regional Vice President APAC
Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.

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Flight Planning Tips When Operating to Asia

Permissions for Non-U.S. Charter Flights to the U.S. – Part 1: General Requirements

This business aviation blog post is part one in a series on flight planning tips.

Routing and airway restrictions are more common in Asia than in many other parts of the world. It’s important to work with your 3rd-party provider – early on in the flight planning process – to identify restricted airways, one-way airways, and domestic only airways.

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 flight planning assistance for your next trip, contact Jason Davidson at jasondavidson@univ-wea.com.

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European Region Flight Planning Tips

European Region Flight Planning Tips

Network Manager (NM), or Network Management Operations Centre (NMOC) – previously known as the Central Flow Management Unit (CFMU) – is the operational unit of Eurocontrol and responsible for airspace management in Europe from the north edge of Africa, including Morocco, west to Ireland, north to Finland and as far east as Azerbaijan. While flight planning procedures in Europe are generally straight-forward – with no particularly onerous requirements or processes – it’s always best to “know before you go” in terms of NM procedures and mandates. Best practice is to review flight planning requirements with your 3rd-party provider prior to operations into NM airspace.

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 flight planning in Europe, contact Adam Dowley at adamdowley@univ-wea.com or Jason Davidson at jasondavidson@univ-wea.com.

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2018 Winter Games in Korea – Latest Updates

2018 Winter Games in Korea – Latest Updates

This is a post by author Jaeseong Lim. Jaeseong is the Chief Executive Officer at UBjet Aviation, a Universal Aviation® Certified ground handler, which is based in Seoul, South Korea and provides supervision services throughout the country. Jaesong is an expert on business aircraft operations to South Korea.

The 2018 Winter Games, takes place February 9-25 at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium in South Korea. This venue is located in remote northeastern Korea, some distance from airports in the Seoul area. But, there’s a closer airport of entry (AOE) for general aviation (GA) may consider. For those planning to attend this major global sporting event we recommend securing aircraft parking and crew accommodations as early as possible.

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 South Korea, contact Jason Lim at jason.lim@ubjetav.com.

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APEC Vietnam 2017 – GA Operating Tips

APEC Vietnam 2017 – GA Operating Tips

APEC Vietnam 2017 is a year-long hosting of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings, wrapping up with the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting November 6-11 in Danang. As the upcoming Leader’s Meeting will attract heightened general aviation (GA) movements to the area, it’s recommended that operators begin trip planning as soon as possible.

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 Vietnam, contact Alexandra Ferullo at alexandraferullo@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


1 Nov All Saints’ Day Philippines
2 Nov All Soul’s Day Macau
2-4 Nov Water Festival Ceremony Cambodia
3 Nov Culture Day Japan
4 Nov Guru Nanak’s BD India
9 Nov Independence Day Cambodia
14 Nov That Luang Festival Laos
14 Nov Guru Nanak Jayanti India
17 Nov Canterbury Anniversary New Zealand
23 Nov Labour Thanksgiving Day Japan
27 Nov Chatham Islands Anniversary New Zealand

Events


3-5 Nov Macau Business Aviation Expo Macau
9-11 Nov Latin America and Caribbean Int’l Expo Zhuhai

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

BizAv Planning Calendar

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Universal Aviation China announced as one of the official ground handlers for the Fortune Global Forum in Guangzhou.

We are excited to announce that Universal Aviation China has been announced as one of the official ground handlers for the upcoming Fortune Global Forum that will take place in Guangzhou December 6-8. Authorities went through a stringent process of determining which ground handlers meet their specified criteria for this large event and selected only a handful of ground handlers that will have access to the ramp and work alongside the new FBO that is on track to open in mid November.

For more information on the above or to make arrangements to operate to Guangzhou for the upcoming Fortune Global Forum, contact Universal Aviation China at china@universalaviation.aero.

Universal

Take note of UK cabotage regulations.

In the UK, cabotage applies to non-EU charter operators and is the act of flying a revenue flight between two points in the same country, for example a N-registered Gulfstream charter operator flying with paying passengers between Glasgow and London.

The UK CAA who manages and approves permits will not approve such movements unless there are extenuating circumstances such as meeting with government or the UK royal family.

Remember that the UK CAA will only process and approve permits during their working hours which are 9 to 4 Monday to Friday and the only exemptions to this are emergency humanitarian flights.

For more information, contact Jason Hayward at jasonhayward@universalaviation.aero.

Universal

Philippine holidays and government closures for upcoming holidays.

During the upcoming holidays on October 31 through November 2, Philippine government authorities will be closed, including the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). If you have operations to the Philippines during these dates, it’s recommended that permit applications are sent in advance.

Also, the Philippine MalacaƱang Palace has declared November 13 to 15 as special non-working days in the Metro Manila area, as well as in the provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga because of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN and related summits. This event will be attended by ASEAN Leaders and ASEAN Dialogue Partners and will be held in NCR and Clark Field, Pampanga.

These non-working days are based on Proclamation Number 332. This means that there will be no classes or work in both public and private offices and schools in the said areas, as they will be directly affected by major activities related to the summit.

In view of the above, all the offices below will be closed:


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Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP)

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CAAP ATS SLOT Departments

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Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB)

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Manila International Airport Authority, especially the Assistant General Manager for Operations (AGMO) that approves the parking bay allocation and airside passes


Expect limited manpower. Only supervisory staff will look after operations and it will take time to process and approve request clearances, slots and parking bays requests.

For more information, contact Universal Aviation Philippines at philippines@universalaviation.aero.

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Stephy Joseph
Sales Support
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Anastasia Kolomiets
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Sarah Kalmeta
Regional Operations Director - APAC
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Jodi Brooks
Sr. Universal Aviation Rep, Hong Kong and Macau
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Cynthia Zhang
Country Manager
Universal Aviation China
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Hiroshi Higashiyama
Representative Director
Universal Aviation Japan
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Yvonne Chan
Managing Director
Universal Aviation Singapore
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Rubie Sobremonte
Customer Service Manager
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Abhishek Mehra
Asst. Manager - Operations
Universal Aviation India
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Pakkphum (Nu) Buahom
Acting Operations Manager
Universal Aviation Thailand

Derek O’Reilly
General Manager
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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November 2017

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