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Transiting Papua New Guinea – Operational Tips for Bizav

Transiting Papua New Guinea – Operational Tips for Bizav

The independent state of Papua New Guinea is located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean and shares an island with the Indonesian province of West Papua. While Port Moresby (AYPY) is the primary destination for most general aviation (GA) operations to Papua, the country also has many domestic airfields available. Operators heading to Papua need to be aware of permit lead times and should plan in advance for all fuel uplifts and aircraft services.

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If you have any questions about this article or would like assistance in planning your next trip to Papua New Guinea, contact Cody Coe at codycoe@univ-wea.com.

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Permit Requirements for Business Aviation: Part 1 – Changing Requirements Around the World

Permit Requirements for Business Aviation: Part 1 – Changing Requirements Around the World

For business aircraft operators, permit and documentation requirements continue to change and tighten around the world. While these changing requirements generally apply more to charter (non-scheduled commercial) than to private non-revenue operations, it’s important to be aware of evolving permit mandates, as well as idiosyncratic permit requirements, as they apply to all types of operations.

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If you have any questions about this article or need assistance coordinating your next charter trip, contact Mark Hudson at markhudson@univ-wea.com.

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Permit Requirements for Business Aviation: Part 2 – Basic Considerations

Permit Requirements for Business Aviation: Part 2 – Basic Considerations

There are a number of basic permit considerations that must be taken into account by both private non-revenue and charter operators during the trip planning phase. “Know before you go” is always the best policy.

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If you have any questions about this article or need assistance coordinating your next charter trip, contact Mark Hudson at markhudson@univ-wea.com.

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Aviation Weather Tips: All You Need to Know about Ceilings

Aviation Weather Tips: All You Need to Know about Ceilings

Ceilings at arrival and departure airports – measured cloud base height relative to the ground – impact business aircraft operations around the world. Conditions are most significant when sky is totally obscured and particularly when local terrain is also a factor. Ceilings impact visual flight rule (VFR) and instrument flight rule (IFR) operations differently, and minimum ceiling considerations will depend on type of flight, operator’s standard operating procedure (SOP), pilot experience, and operator comfort level. For the most accurate planning data it’s always important to work with your aviation meteorologist, both during the trip planning phase and closer to day of departure.

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If you have any questions about this article or would like aviation weather planning for your next trip, contact Jimmy Scott at jimmyscott@univ-wea.com.

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Regional Calendar

Upcoming Asia-Pacific holidays that could impact your operation

BizAv Planning Calendar

If you plan to operate internationally, below you will find the link to our BizAv Planning Calendar which provides you with worldwide events where additional pre-planning may be required:

BizAv Planning Calendar

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Ferry flight restrictions for Vnukovo (UUWW).

Due to increased traffic experienced at Vnukovo (UUWW), airport authorities have now imposed restrictions on all ferry flights with specific destinations. Specifically, restrictions have been imposed on all ferry flights departing UUWW to the following destinations between 0400 and 2100 UTC:


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the Moscow region – UUBB, UUMO, UUDD, UUEE, and UUMU

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Baltic states – Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia

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Ukrainian airports

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Belarus airports


In the event a ferry flight operates during the restricted hours and to one of the above destinations, there will be a 2,000 Euro charge imposed. The same charge will be applicable to aircraft that designate a crew member as a passenger in an attempt to avoid such fees.

Note that the above restrictions are not applicable for aircraft with registrations that start with the following letters:


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RA-XXX

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LY-XXX

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YL-XXX

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ES-XXX

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UR-XXX

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EW-XXX

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

Universal

Crew visas on arrival for Moscow airports.

For crew visa arrangements upon arrival for all Moscow airports – Vnukovo (UUWW), Domodedovo (UUDD), and Sheremetyevo (UUEE) – the following must be followed:


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Applications for crew visas along with copies of passports must be submitted in advance to authorities during their business hours (Monday-Thursday 0900-1800 local, Friday 0700-1700 local)

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Notice for arrangements must be done a minimum of 24 hours prior to arrival


Crew that don’t adhere to these requirements are likely to receive a find and/or deportation.

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

Universal

Australia outgoing passenger card requirements.

The Australia Border Force (AFB) announced that effective July 1, there is no longer a requirement for each passenger to complete and present an outgoing passenger card (OPC) when departing the country. Also, note that a new version of the incoming passenger card (IPC) is now required effective July 1.

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

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August 2017

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