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Operating to the Cannes Festival and Monaco Grand Prix 2017 – Part 1: Operating Procedures & CIQ

26 Apr 2017 11:30:07 +0000

The two largest events on the Cote d’Azur – the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix – will run back to back this year putting additional demands on general aviation (GA) infrastructure, airport slots, parking, support services, crew accommodations and local...

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Business Aircraft Operations to Shanghai – Part 2: Permits, Slots & CIQ

24 Apr 2017 11:30:19 +0000

For business aircraft operators, the landing permit process for China has become easier and quicker over recent years and airport slots are generally not a significant issue or operational impediment. Meanwhile, customs, immigration and quarantine (CIQ) clearance is a relatively...

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Business Aircraft Operations to Shanghai – Part 1: Airports, Curfews & Parking

19 Apr 2017 11:30:24 +0000

Shanghai is served by two airports – Hongqiao (ZSSS) and Pudong (ZSPD) – with each having different general aviation (GA) access and parking considerations. While ZSSS has the best GA infrastructure, it’s now become the more difficult of the two airfields in terms of accessibility...

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Business Aircraft Ops to Mongolia – Part 1: Operating Tips

17 Apr 2017 11:30:06 +0000

Mongolia is a land locked country in east-central Asia, bordered by Russia to the north and China to the south. Today, Mongolia is a routine overflight transit route for general aviation (GA) operating between eastern Asia and Europe. While Mongolia is a generally straight-forward and...

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Business Aircraft Ops to French Polynesia – Part 1: Airports & Ground Handling

12 Apr 2017 11:30:34 +0000

French Polynesia is an overseas collectivity of the French Republic and comprises five groups of islands. These include the Society Islands, Tuamotu Archipelago, Gambier Islands, Marquesas Islands and Austral islands. Despite the large area of this operating territory, stretching over...

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Business Aircraft Ops to Nairobi, Kenya – Part 3: CIQ, Security and Local Area

10 Apr 2017 11:30:39 +0000

General aviation (GA) operations at Nairobi (HKJK) are not given priority over scheduled commercial traffic in terms of customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) clearance. So, it’s important to work with your ground handler, prior to arrival, to try to avoid having to clear CIQ...

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Tips for Operating a BizJet to a New Destination – Part 2 of 2

05 Apr 2017 11:30:27 +0000

When planning a trip to a new destination a number of considerations need to be taken into account. Short notice permits, and last minute arrangement of aircraft services, may or may not be possible for the planned destination(s). But, there are certain steps operators can take...

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Business Aircraft Ops to Nairobi, Kenya – Part 2: Permits & Slots

03 Apr 2017 11:30:24 +0000

Airport slot requirements for Nairobi (HKJK) went into effect in April 2015, due to increased traffic at this busy airport. If operating your business aircraft here, ensure that you give yourself sufficient lead time for all landing permit. Permit documentation requirements are somewhat...

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Tips for Operating a BizJet to a New Destination – Part 1 of 2

29 Mar 2017 11:30:55 +0000

When planning a trip in your business aircraft to a new destination, or a region of the world you’ve not traveled to before, certain considerations should always be top-of-mind. Taking care of these basic elements of trip planning will positively impact the success of your upcoming...

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Business Aircraft Ops to Nairobi, Kenya – Part 1: Airports and Services

27 Mar 2017 11:30:23 +0000

Nairobi is the capital and largest city in the Republic of Kenya. A cosmopolitan and multi-cultural city, Nairobi is one of the major financial centers in Africa and, on the tourism front, is known as the “Safari capital of the world.” If you’re operating your business aircraft to Nairobi...

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