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Operational Insight Blog

Search a library of 1300+ articles by 200+ industry experts covering operational HOW-TOs and other topics impacting business aircraft operations worldwide.

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BizAv Planning Calendar

Your missions are often impacted by high-traffic events and world holidays. These can create congestion at your destination, raise costs for hotels and other services, and increase lead times. We’ve consolidated many of these dates and locations into this one calendar to help you in your pre-planning.

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Aviation Industry Events

Talk to us in person at any of these upcoming business aviation events.

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Airport and FBO Search

Use this free search tool to find information on worldwide airports, FBOs, handlers, caterers, and ground transportation providers.

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Aviation Emissions Resource Center

Guidance and tools to help you understand and comply with international aviation emissions reporting schemes—CORSIA, EU-ETS, and CH-ETS.

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FAA Dispatcher Certification

Interested in enhancing your skills, safety awareness, and efficiency within your flight operation? We offer an FAA-approved FAR Part 65 aircraft dispatcher certification course. With an over 90% certification rate among our graduates, we can help you reach your professional development goals.

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Dispatcher Recurrent Training

After earning your license, you can continue to satisfy regulatory requirements and earn Certified Aviation Manager credits as part of the National Business Aviation Association’s Professional Development Program with our interactive 2-day Corporate Aircraft Dispatcher Recurrent Training course.

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    • How the U.S. Government Shutdown could impact your business aviation mission
      by Laura Everington on January 17, 2019 at 11:49

      Since late December 2018, the United States Government has been shut down due to a political dispute. The shutdown has had several impacts on the business aviation industry. With no immediate end in site, here’s what you need to know about how the shutdown could impact your business aviation mission. 1. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Currently, CBP is affected only with overtime arrivals. It is important that operators communicate directly with their port of entry to clarify any local port impacts on proposed arrival times, especially if the operation proposes to arrive after normal business hours. User Fee Decals […] The post How the U.S. Government Shutdown could impact your business aviation mission appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog. […]

    • Traveling to Rio Carnival 2019: Airports, Parking, Permits, PPRs & CIQ
      by Marcia Taue on January 16, 2019 at 12:30

      This year’s Rio Carnival runs March 1-5 with assorted events ranging from parades, music, and samba hall rehearsals. You can either arrive on the cusp of the activities and dive straight into the festivities or perhaps land in Rio earlier to witness spectacles additional spectacles, such as... The post Traveling to Rio Carnival 2019: Airports, Parking, Permits, PPRs & CIQ appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog. […]

    • Bizav pilots asked to decrease runway occupancy time for arrivals at VHHH
      by Sarah Kalmeta on January 10, 2019 at 19:15

      During its ongoing flow control efforts, Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (HKCAD) recently observed a documented difference in runway occupancy time for arrivals (ROTA) between commercial and business/GA operators... The post Bizav pilots asked to decrease runway occupancy time for arrivals at VHHH appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog. […]

    • Economic Sanctions – How they impact business aviation
      by Kathy Self on January 9, 2019 at 16:23

      In the world of global business aviation, understanding economic sanctions regulations (both comprehensive and targeted) is important in order to reduce an operators’ exposure to significant fines and potential criminal penalties. The post Economic Sanctions – How they impact business aviation appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog. […]