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Tips for Selecting a Business Aviation Tech Stop – Part 1: Key Considerations

15 Feb 2017 12:30:53 +0000

Choosing the best tech stops for your long-haul international trip is always an important planning item. Considerations include route of flight, time of operation, runway information, airport and handling infrastructure, and fuel availability. Choices may also be impacted by your...

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Business Aircraft Operations to the Bahamas – Part 1: Airports, Permits & CIQ

13 Feb 2017 12:30:21 +0000

The Commonwealth of the Bahamas – an island nation with more than 700 islands, cays and islets – stretches from just offshore Florida down to the Turks and Caicos Island group. This island group remains a very popular seasonal destination with modern-day general aviation...

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Operating a Business Aircraft through Nicaragua – Part 2: Airports & Services

08 Feb 2017 12:30:00 +0000

Most general aviation (GA) operations to Nicaragua only stop at Managua (MNMG). However, there are several domestic airports available in the country which operators use from time to time. When operating to locations other than MNMG, you’ll need to take extra planning steps...

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2017 Flight Planning Update: ADS-B Mandates and What’s Changed So Far

06 Feb 2017 12:30:09 +0000

ADS (automatic dependent surveillance)-B is air traffic satellite-based surveillance technology. ADS-B is automatic and requires no pilot or external input. It’s dependent in that it depends on data from the aircraft’s navigation system. ADS-B is a key element of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) and is now mandatory in certain regions of airspace. […]

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Operating a Business Aircraft through Nicaragua – Part 1: Permits

01 Feb 2017 12:30:53 +0000

For business aircraft operators, Nicaragua overflight permit and landing permits requirements are straightforward. However, an additional level of permit complexity must be considered when planning domestic operations in Nicaragua...

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Air Navigation Costs for Business Aviation – Part 2: Calculating and Paying Fees

30 Jan 2017 12:30:15 +0000

Air navigation fees (“nav fees”) are almost universally applicable when using another country’s airspace. As these charges vary, and can be high in some cases, it’s best to obtain nav fee estimates in advance. By varying the route of flight, you may be able to cut down on total nav...

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Using Santa Maria (LPAZ) as a GA Tech Stop: Part 2 – Documentation and Permits

25 Jan 2017 12:30:31 +0000

While there are not many documentation or permit considerations to plan for on a Santa Maria (LPAZ) stop, it’s important to pre-arrange airport, handler and fuel delivery overtime services for any night operations...

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Air Navigation Costs for Business Aviation – Part 1: Key Considerations

23 Jan 2017 12:30:14 +0000

When flying internationally, you’ll usually be paying air navigation fees (“nav fees”) to some country or group of countries. While these costs vary depending on where you are in the world, some regions can be particularly expensive. Being aware of applicable nav fees, and payment...

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Using Santa Maria (LPAZ) as a GA Tech Stop: Part 1 – Airport and Local Area

18 Jan 2017 12:30:45 +0000

Located in the Portuguese territory of the Azores, between the U.S. and Africa, Santa Maria (LPAZ) is a great tech stop for general aviation (GA) operators. This location is frequently used by operators traveling between South America and Europe and between the Caribbean and Middle...

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

16 Jan 2017 12:30:10 +0000

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...

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