Vendor Relations Region Review - August 2016
Vendor Relations Regional Reviews
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Jeppesen Vendor Relations will be in attendance at LABACE 2016 - 30th, 31st August in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It would be a pleasure to meet you there! Contact Vendor Relations to set up a meeting.
VHHH / Hong Kong – Effective 01 Aug 2016, and Airport Construction Fee of 160HK ($20) will be charged to all passengers departing to Asia/SE Asia. Passengers traveling to all other regions will be charged 180HK ($23).
VMMC / Macau
Zika Virus Disease Outbreak has prompted the following directives from the Macau International Airport & Macau SAR Health Bureau. All aircraft operators which have been in Zika-affected areas are requested to have a complete disinfection of their respective aircraft cabins and cargo compartments. Upon arrival in VMMC, cabin crews are required to submit the following items below:
(1) A duly completed General Declaration form; and
(2) A copy of the valid certificate of residual insecticides; or
(3) Exhausted aerosol cans retained after disinfection of the aircraft.
Please note that should disinfection treatment be found unacceptable by the Macau Health Bureau during their inspection, they can request the local ground handling agent (MBAC) to perform immediate disinfection in the passenger cabin and/or cargo holds. The costs per disinfection service are as follows:
MTOW up to 80T: USD $100 per cabin or cargo compartment
MTOW above to 80T: USD $200 per cabin or cargo compartment
ZYCC / Changchun – No overnight parking for BA aircraft 16 June – 15 Sept 2016 due to summer congestion.
Effective 26 May 2016, Australia will deactivate 180 VORs, NDBs, and other ground-based navaids. There will be 245 remaining navaids that will constitute their Backup Navigation Network / BNN. Australia intends for international operators to use GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) as the primary means of navigation.
The new standards as of 26 May 2016 are as follows:
- Oceanic Routes: RNP4 or RNP10
- Continental Routes: RNP2
- SIDS, STARS: RNP1
- Non-precision approaches: RNP APCH / RNAV(GNSS)
CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) will issue an exemption if the operator has RNAV1 or RNAV2 approval based on GNSS from their operating authority. The operator must have either RNP capabilities, or the exemption to operate in Australian airspace.
AICs regarding this change:
Effective March 24, 2016, the reciprocity fee created by Presidential decree 1654/2008 and regulated by Disposition DNM 2761/2009, will be suspended for 90 day period, or until an Executive Order be issued (as promoted by this National Directorate), for the derogation of this fee, as regards the US citizens entering Argentina territory.
***Effective 22June2016, the suspension will remain in force for US citizens, but the fee requirement still applies to Australian and Canadian passport holders.
SABE / Buenos Aires – Jorge Newbery
BA/GA flights are now able to operate into this airport but must have a permit for parking due to limited ramp space.
Summer Olympics 05-21 August, Paralympics 07-18 Sept 2016
For planning flights to Brazil during these periods the allotment of slots for BA/GA flights is limited.
Airport slots will be required at all host cities: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasilia, Manaus.
In addition to the airport slots, aircraft parking must be coordinated in advance.
Lider Aviacao will be the administrator of GA aircraft parking at SBGL and will control 70% of the total allocated space for the Olympics. The effective dates will be 01 July – 30 Sept 2016. The parking area is a taxiway and has multiple accesses so aircraft will not be blocked in their spaces.
Operators who might make last minute plans to travel to Rio cannot be assured of being accommodated at SBGL. Parking charges for the event have not yet been determined but they will significantly more than normal.
Cockpit crewmembers do not require a visa unless they are commercialing into Brazil. All other crewmembers (flight attendants, mechanics etc) require a visa prior to arriving in Brazil. American, Canadian, Australian, and Japanese passengers traveling as tourists are not required to have visas from 01 June to 18 Sept 2016, with no extensions.
Hotels are already at a premium and come with strict cancellation policies. Western chain hotels are already becoming unavailable.
Lider Aviacao has information posted on their website: http://rio2016.lideraviacao.com.br/.
NORTH AMERICA and CARIBBEAN
New requirement for business travelers to enter Canada, which does exempt US citizens.
The application link: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta-start.asp
New entry requirement now in effect
Visa-exempt foreign nationals are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens, and travelers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents cannot apply for an eTA.
Note: Until September 29, 2016, travelers who do not have an eTA can board their flight, as long as they have appropriate travel documents, such as a valid passport. During this leniency period, border services officers can let travelers arriving without an eTA into the country, as long as they meet the other requirements to enter Canada.
CYFB / Iqaluit - RWY 16/34 closed through August 5 from 2200UTC - 2230UTC daily per NOTAM.
Acadian National Day on August 15. Consult with CANPASS for their operational hours on this date.
MMTO / Toluca - RWY 15/33 closed on August 2, 9 and 16 (Tuesdays only) from 1700UTC - 1800UTC per NOTAM.
The U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP) have made recent changes and more information on these changes can be viewed at - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2016/01/251577.htm
In addition, the traveler covered by the restrictions in the law now needs to obtain a U.S. visa. The Act required all VWP travelers to have an electronic passport for travel to the U.S. by April 1, 2016.
U.S. Open (Tennis) on August 29 – September 11 in Flushing, New York. Airports in the area are KJFK, KLGA, KTEB and KTEB.
TXKF / Bermuda Island - Airport has restricted night time aircraft refueling on Apron 4 (Handler location) through November 30 at 2359UTC (except for Search and Rescue and MEDEVAC flights) per NOTAM.
TNCC / Hato Itnl - RWY 11/29 closed on August 8 - 26 on Monday - Friday from 0400UTC - 1100UTC per NOTAM.
TDPD / Douglas Charles Intl - Airport apron space is limited with a possibility of aircraft delays through August 3, 2016 due to work in progress. All aircraft are advised to adhere to all ATC instructions per NOTAM.
TDPD / Douglas Charles Intl - Airport operational hours are now 1000UTC - 0000UTC daily through September 30, 2016 per NOTAM.
European Wide Industrial Action
Throughout the summer, many European countries aviation infrastructure will be affected by strike action. Each strike is unique in nature, as is the impact. Please monitor the Eurocontrol CFMU NOP website Network News: https://www.public.nm.eurocontrol.int/PUBPORTAL/gateway/spec/
EGGW / London Luton (very advanced notice)
Aerodrome closed to ALL traffic 0001-0530 every Sunday and Monday morning 13-21 NOV as per NOTAM:
EGGW APT 2016071FB7AV01 A2773/16 16 13NOV0001/16 21NOV0530 SUN MON 0001-0530 AIRFIELD CLOSED TO ALL MOVEMENTS DUE TO ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE
EGPH and EGPF - THE ROYAL EDINBURGH MILTARY TATTOO
Between 5-27 August 2016, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will occur in Edinburgh. Whilst the primary airport connected to this event is EGPH, Edinburgh Intl, EGPF, Glasgow is also seeing high volumes of traffic and are rapidly becoming saturated for both aircraft handling capabilities and parking. Hotels and ground transport are at a premium during this time.
MIDDLE EAST and INDIA
VIDP / Indira Gandhi Intl, Dehli
Runway closures 01-21st August 2016 as per NOTAM: A0657/16 NOTAMN
B) 1608011830 C) 1608211930
D)1,3,4,7,8,17,18 AND 211830-1930
E)RWY 11/29 NOT AVBL FOR OPS DUE MAINT. 30 MIN PN FORRWY 29/11 AVAILABLE
OJAI / Amman - 02 April – 28 August, 2016, Runway closures will be in force every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday between 0001-0200Z due to WIP. Please check NOTAMS for any updates to the above.
RUSSIA, EASTERN EUROPE, AFRICA
GQNN / Nouakchott
GQNN is now permanently closed to all traffic. All flights must now operate into GQNO (Nouakchott-Oumtounsy).This newly completed international Airport is situated 14 miles from the old (GQNN) Airport.
DGAA / Accra Kotoka International
Reminder - Due to major construction work parking stands are now only available to Aircraft performing a quick turnaround. In addition a restriction of maximum 3 days parking has been implemented. Crew intending to park for over 3 days must seek prior approval from the Director of Airport Operations.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
FEFF / Bangul M’Poko - Jet A1 services remain unavailable.
FSIA / Seychelles International
Between 3rd March - 31st Aug 2016 there are various planned runway closures for maintenance. Please check NOTAMS for latest prior to confirming a flight.
FAA/EASA advisories and restrictions remain in place for operations into, out of, and over the following countries and their associated FIRs.
Full and up to date information on all of the above can be found on the FAA website, prohibitions restrictions and notices page, the CFMU Network Operations Portal, EASA website, or in the relevant NOTAMS.