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ABACE 2017 – Operating to Shanghai: Part 2: Permits & Visas

22 Mar 2017 11:30:01 +0000

Lead times for obtaining China landing permits are not onerous with requests generally approved within 24 – 48 hours. While slots are provided in conjunction with landing permits be aware that curfews and operating limitations are associated at both Shanghai airports...

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Customs Tips For Any Trip: Part 2 – Compliance with the Details

20 Mar 2017 11:30:00 +0000

For business aircraft operators, “know before you go” is the critical rule to follow for successfully navigating the customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) clearance process at any new or unfamiliar international location. Be aware that CIQ, in general, is becoming stricter...

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ABACE 2017 – Operating to Shanghai: Part 1: Airports, Parking & Slots

15 Mar 2017 11:30:15 +0000

The 2017 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) takes place at Shanghai Hongqiao (ZSSS) Apr 11-13. As this is widely considered as the main annual event for business aviation in the region, you can expect an influx of general aviation (GA) traffic into Shanghai...

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Customs Tips for Any Trip: Part 1 – Avoiding Issues on your Trip

13 Mar 2017 11:30:04 +0000

Customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) authorities worldwide, are becoming more stringent on clearance requirements. Be mindful that every airport location can be somewhat unique in terms of CIQ requirements and procedures—even at airports within the same...

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Assessing Airport and Aircraft Security – Part 2: Aircraft Security Options

08 Mar 2017 12:30:16 +0000

Always check with your trip support and/or security provider on current security/threat status at all planned destinations and tech stops. Ensure you have the latest information on what is and what is not permitted, in terms of aircraft security, for each destination. Understand costs...

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Asian Flight Permit Requirements 101 – Part 2: Revisions and Cabotage Considerations

06 Mar 2017 12:30:09 +0000

Permit revisions are often more challenging and restrictive within the Asian operating environment. Best practice is to ‘know before you go’ in terms of what is, and what is not, possible in terms of permit revisions and schedule changes...

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Assessing Airport and Aircraft Security – Part 1: Top Considerations

01 Mar 2017 12:30:15 +0000

Airport and aircraft security must always be top of mind, particularly when traveling to unfamiliar airport locations. Depending on the airport, different options and services will be available ranging from simple security considerations to more involved arrangements. It’s...

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Asian Flight Permit Requirements 101 – Part 1: General Considerations

27 Feb 2017 12:30:34 +0000

Be prepared to deal with numerous permits requirements when traveling to and within Asia. You can expect that overflight and landing permits are needed for both private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations. You’ll deal with various complexities in the...

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Tips for Selecting a Business Aviation Tech Stop – Part 2: Permits, Airport Slots & PPRs

22 Feb 2017 12:30:31 +0000

When planning international tech stops issues such as permits, airport slots, prior permissions required (PPRs), visa requirements and customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) procedures/hours are always top considerations. If you’re missing one or more of the above...

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Business Aircraft Operations to the Bahamas – Part 2: Handling, Fuel & Local Area

20 Feb 2017 12:30:31 +0000

For business aircraft operators, the quality of support services and infrastructure at outlying airports in the Bahamas is not the same as what you’ll experience at major airports there. Advance confirmation of required services is recommended – particularly in terms of aviation...

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