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Business Aircraft Ops to Military and Joint-Use Airfields: Part 1 – General Considerations

Business Aircraft Ops to Military and Joint-Use Airfields: Part 1 – General Considerations

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on operations to military and military/civilian joint use airfields.

Military and military/civilian joint-use airfields are occasionally used by general aviation (GA). Keep in mind that these locations often have unique requirements and procedures for processing permits. Particularly in the case of military airfields, there are usually additional permit complexities, longer lead times and operational restrictions to be mindful of.

If you are considering operating a business aircraft to one of these airfields, 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 a military airfield, contact Keith Foreman at keithforeman@univ-wea.com.

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Technical Stops for Business Aviation: Part 1 – Basic Considerations

Technical Stops for Business Aviation: Part 1 – Basic Considerations

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on determining tech stops for your trip.

While today’s longer range corporate aircraft do not make use of technical stops as often as their airborne predecessors, there are still many cases where tech stops are a necessary part of life when operating internationally and intercontinentally. Choosing the best technical stop options for your flight routing is both part art and science and is an important pre-trip planning consideration.

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 determining the tech stops for your next trip, contact Katherine Perry at katherineperry@univ-wea.com.

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Business Aircraft Ops to Military and Joint Use Civil/Military Airfields: Part 2 – Airport Examples

Business Aircraft Ops to Military and Joint Use Civil/Military Airfields: Part 2 – Airport Examples

In some cases, military airports offer attractive options for general aviation (GA) operators for being able to get closer to the passenger destination. With adequate advance trip preparation, working with your trip support provider and local ground handlers, it’s possible to access a fairly wide range of military airfields, as well as military ramps on joint-use civilian/military airports.

The following are examples of military airfields and information regarding operations into and out of the particular location...

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If you have any questions about this article or would like assistance planning your next trip to a military airfield, contact Keith Foreman at keithforeman@univ-wea.com.

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Technical Stops for Business Aviation: Part 2 – Additional Considerations

Technical Stops for Business Aviation: Part 2 – Additional Considerations

It’s always important to ensure you meet all requirements for a particular tech stop. Work with your trip support provider and local ground handler to be aware of any curfews, operating restrictions and documentation requirements. Some airports, for example, are closed on weekends. A last minute schedule change could, potentially, cause you to be held on the ground over a weekend.

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 determining the tech stops for your next trip, contact Katherine Perry at katherineperry@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.

Dates Locations Events
1 MarchKoreaIndependence Movement Day
8 MarchCambodia
China
Laos
International Woman’s Day
13 MarchIndiaHoli
20 MarchJapanSpring Equinox Day
28 MarchIndonesiaBali Hindu New Year
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Take note of updated VHHH slot procedures regarding the cancellation/revision timeframe.

Please find below an IMPORTANT REVISION to the Hong Kong (VHHH) slot misuse penalty scheme effective February 1, 2017:

Any cancellation/revision of your proposed schedule with less than 48 hours instead of 72 hours before the estimated time of arrival (ETA)/estimated time of departure (ETD) will be considered a slot misuse. Operators that commit such a misuse will be subject to lower priority in getting future slots.

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

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New Australian ADS-B authorization instruments effective February 2, 2017.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) will grant two temporary authorization instruments on February 2, 2017, to take effect alongside the final automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS-B) equipment mandate for instrument flight rules (IFR) aircraft.

The temporary authorization instruments will enable IFR aircraft not equipped with approved ADS-B transmitting equipment by February 2 to fly without ADS-B under specific conditions for a limited period of time.

Instrument for foreign registered aircraft (CASA 113/16)

Foreign registered aircraft with a secondary surveillance radar (SSR) transponder may fly IFR in Australian airspace, including in oceanic control areas, but must fly under 29,000 feet in continental airspace unless they receive a clearance from Air Traffic Control (ATC). This instrument expires on June 6, 2020.

ADS-B increases electronic surveillance coverage in Australia and introduces a range of improved safety and efficiency benefits for pilots with transmitting equipment. Operators of non-equipped IFR aircraft utilizing one of the above instruments will need to make a decision about whether to equip with ADS-B, fly under the visual flight rules (VFR) only, or retire any unequipped aircraft by the instrument’s expiry date.

Instrument for Australian registered aircraft (CASA 114/16)

Australian registered aircraft manufactured before February 6, 2014, not equipped with ADS-B will be able to fly IFR for private operations below 10,000 feet in Class G airspace and also in Class D airspace subject to a clearance from ATC.

Additionally, aircraft fitted with an SSR transponder will be able to transit Class C and E airspace when arriving at, or departing from, a Class D aerodrome, subject to a clearance from ATC. This instrument expires on January 1, 2020.

For more information, contact Universal Aviation Australia at australia@universalaviation.aero.

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Nanning Wuxu International Airport (ZGNN) in Guangxi, China is currently under military control.

ZGNN airport is currently under military control through March. At this time a firm date on their departure isn’t known. While the military is controlling this airfield, no general aviation aircraft are permitted to travel here.

For more information, contact Universal Aviation China at china@universalaviation.aero.

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India temporary landing permit (TLP) availability.

A temporary landing permit (TLP) is a form of a visa on arrival (visa requirements depend on nationality). Indian authorities have advised that requirements and issuance of TLPs are location specific. It’s always recommended that visas are obtained in advance to avoid limitation of stay and any possible issuance issues upon arrival.

Below you will find a list of locations (only available at such destinations) and requirements to obtain TLPs:

A TLP can be arranged on arrival at the locations below for a maximum duration of 72 hours. Copies of passports and crew IDs need to be sent in advance to make the arrangements.


•  New Delhi (VIDP)
•  Chennai (VOMM)
•  Bangalore (VOBL)

A TLP can only be issued at the locations below for medical and defense type flights.


•  Hyderabad (VOHS)

In order to obtain a TLP at the location below, you must provide a declaration to immigration 10 days prior to arrival, provide a reason for the TLP request, provide the date you applied for a visa at an Indian consulate, the status of the visa or reason for denial, or provide a reason on why a visa application wasn’t made. Upon arrival, the officer on duty will determine the TLP issuance.


•  Mumbai (VABB)

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

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Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix is fast approaching.

This year the Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix will overlap each other – 17-28 May for the Cannes Film Festival and 25-28 May for the Monaco Grand Prix. As these events will overlap, it will add additional strain on services such as parking, slots, hotels, transportation, etc., for this time period. The procedures and slots won’t become available until April, but it’s recommended that operators looking to travel to these events submit a firm schedule as soon as possible as slots are first-come-first-serve. It’s important to note that if the schedule changes after submission of the schedule, the request will be placed at the end of the applications.

Parking for larger aircraft such as a G650 will be limited as they are traditionally placed in a separate area at Nice (LFMN) that is shared with commercial traffic. However, with the increase of the scheduled commercial traffic to this airfield and the overlap of these events, parking will be in high demand. Additionally, it’s expected that restrictions will likely start on May 25 through May 30. The most restricted days in terms of slot availability will be May 28 and 29.

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

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February 2017

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