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International Flight Planning Feeling Like Unfamiliar Territory? These Nine Tips Will Help

International Flight Planning Feeling Like Unfamiliar Territory? These Nine Tips Will Help

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As a flight planner or dispatcher, you’re no stranger to detail and change. Whether it’s routing, weather, NOTAMS, fuel, air traffic, regulations, etc. you’re used to creating one smooth flight from many moving parts. Planning regional or national flights—regardless of where you operate—have their own challenges. But if you rarely plan international trips, or are facing your first, the added level of complexity can seem daunting. It doesn’t have to be. Just keep these nine tips in mind when planning your next international flight.

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Five Simple Questions To Help With Your Next Fuel Search

Five Simple Questions To Help With Your Next Fuel Search

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“Success is the sum of details.” This quote from Harvey Firestone, founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, could have just as easily originated in any business aviation flight operation around the world. That said, one detail you rarely have to worry about is fuel. But what about those rare occasions when you travel to an unfamiliar place or your travel needs are growing faster than your fuel supplier’s network? Suddenly, trust, ease of scheduling, uneventful uplift and simplified billing (much less payment terms or the form payment takes) are things you no longer can take for granted.  

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Successfully Navigate Ground Handling at Unfamiliar Airports

Successfully Navigate Ground Handling at Unfamiliar Airports

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Next to flight planning, successful ground handling is the most important aspect of any business aviation operation. Despite navigating the rigors of weather, traffic, fuel, customs, etc., no trip is a success until your passengers make it to their meeting or vacation. And while you have your trusted ground handling sources at airports you visit frequently, how do you handle those you don’t know well[sr1] …or at all? Even when the level of airport familiarity has changes, the expectations on you don’t. Here are a few thoughts that might help you approach ground handling at an unfamiliar airport.

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