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Regional Differences Spice Up International Operations

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Despite ICAO acting as the global headquarters for airspace management—with its globalized operating standards, charting, language and structures—you’ll get a different experience flying in Asia than you will in Europe, both of which will vary from Australia. No one experience is better than the other. It’s just that the best ICAO can hope for is to set guidelines. The actual standards themselves are up to each airspace authority. Here are a few tips to help manage the differences and similarities. 

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Five Ways You Can Better Forecast Global Weather

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If you work in aviation, you likely know The Weather Channel’s (TWC) personality line-up as well as you know the starters for your favorite sports team. For most, TWC is a great place to start planning for a U.S. trip that’s days out, or keeping on top of North American weather. But flying globally requires a longer and perhaps broader view of the weather. In addition to your favorite weather information sources: briefings; satellite images; METAR/TAF reports; winds aloft, icing, turbulence and precipitation forecasts; etc., you might consider adding these to your global weather forecasting resources.

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Consider a Partner for Your Next International Trip

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Despite a knowledge base that manages complexity, access to all the right tools, and the ability to minimize risk, many don’t think to call a professional dispatcher and/or international trip planner when flying abroad. If you’re new to global travel, or only take the occasional international trip, here are a few reasons to consider help from an international trip planner and dispatcher on the next flight out of your comfort zone.

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Make Holiday Travel To The Caribbean A Breeze

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Traveling in and out of the Caribbean between mid-November and late-March is a challenge. But, if your trip falls between late November (around American Thanksgiving) and New Years, it can be downright nightmarish. If the Caribbean is in your flight plans this winter, here’s how to make your trip a day at the beach.

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APIS Doesn’t Have To Be An Obstacle

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On it's tenth anniversary, we thought it was important to remember why APIS, which can seem like nothing more than another governmental hoop you have to jump through, is in place. APIS helps those charged with security and border enforcement to better identify potential threats. More importantly, it helps keep your crew, passengers and airplane safe during international travel.

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