Vendor Relations Regional Reviews - November 2017

 

                                                   ASIA, AUSTRALASIA
 

SOUTH KOREA

2018 OLYMPIC GAMES:  https://www.olympic.org/pyeongchang-2018

RKNY / Yanyang – RKNY will be operational 24 hours during the 2018 Olympic Games. GA/BA flights will only be allowed 1 hour ground time. Parking will be first come – first served.  Aircraft should reposition to RKSS / Gimpo for longer term parking. Deicing is available at RKNY but is a slow process with only one deicing pad on the airport.

RKSS / Gimpo – RKSS has a curfew 1400Z-2100Z, and requires slots, but has no restrictions for General Aviation for parking, slots, and permits. Deicing is readily available.

VIETNAM

VVDN / Da Nang – APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) will be holding their annual Economic Leaders’ Week in Da Nang 06-10 November 2017. Operators should secure an APEC letter of participation to be included in the landing permit application. Handling services should be requested early due ramp parking space is very limited.
 

                                                      SOUTH AMERICA

SBGR / Guarulhos – The 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix will be held in Sao Paulo on Sunday 12 November, with practice and qualifying sessions on Friday and Saturday, 10 and 11 November.

SBGR is the preferred airport for this event but it now has parking restrictions along with much higher rates for stays longer than 2 hours (domestic flights) or 3 hours (international flights). An option would be to use SBKP / Viracopos instead of SBGR, or using SBSP / Congonhas after dropping off passengers at SBGR.

                                                       CENTRAL AMERICA

GUATEMALA

MGGT / Guatemala City - Runway 02/20 closed from 0500Z – 1100Z daily through 12 December, 2017 Per NOTAM.

HONDURAS

MHTG / Toncontin Intl - Runway 02/20 closed from 0300Z – 1159Z daily through 8 November, 2017 per NOTAM.    

            

                                       NORTH AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN

CANADA

Daylight Saving Time will take place on November 5.Remembrance Day Holiday (Regional) is celebrated on November 11 (except in MB, ON, QC and NS) and one should verify the CANPASS hours.

CYUL / Montreal - Starting in mid-September 2017, the access ramp to Highway 20 West, toward the West Island and Trudeau airport, from Highway 15 North, coming from the Champlain Bridge, will be  closed for two months. Additional travel time for ground transportation to/from CYUL will be  
required. This per information from - http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/highway-15-highway-20-ramp-close-september- 1.4241699

 New requirement for business travelers to enter Canada, which does exempt US citizens.

 http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/business.asp

 The application link: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta-start.asp

 Crew 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.

MEXICO

Daylight Saving Time will take place on November 5 and 6 for those remaining areas that did not change on 29 and 30 October 2017. 

Aircraft operators are reminded to always have the proper multiple entry authorization or applying permits along with the mandatory updated aircraft documents on board the plane for the Mexican Authorities are randomly checking such documents at different airports.

The Mexican DGAC has prohibited individuals from carrying the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phones on board of any aircraft due to the risk of explosions without any advance notice. 

Revolution Day is celebrated on November 20 and Government offices including DGAC, banks and some businesses will be closed.

MMTO / Toluca - Runway 15/33 closed from 0400Z – 1200UZ on 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 25, 26 and 27 November per NOTAM.

U.S.A.

Daylight Saving Time will take place on 5 November 2017.

Thanksgiving Day Holiday is celebrated on 23 November 2017 and one should verify the CBP hours.

The U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs announced the following regarding the Presidential Proclamation on Visas -

On September 24, 2017, the President issued a Presidential Proclamation titled “Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or other Public-Safety Threats.”  Per Section 2 of Executive Order 13780 of March 6, 2017 (Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States), a global review was conducted to determine what additional information is needed from each foreign country to assess whether foreign nationals who seek to enter the United States pose a security or safety threat.  As part of that review, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) developed a comprehensive set of criteria to evaluate the information-sharing practices, policies, and capabilities of foreign governments on a worldwide basis.  At the end of that review, which included a 50-day period of engagement with foreign governments aimed at improving their information sharing practices, there were seven countries whose information sharing practices were classified as “inadequate” and for which the President deemed it necessary to impose certain restrictions on the entry of non-immigrants and immigrants who are nationals of these countries.  The President also deemed it necessary to impose restrictions on one country due to the "special concerns" it presented.  These restrictions are considered important to addressing the threat these existing information-sharing deficiencies, among other things, present to the security and welfare of the United States and pressuring host governments to remedy these deficiencies. Nationals of the eight countries – Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen and Somalia are subject to various travel restrictions.  Information can be found at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/news/important-announcement.html

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced a ban on carrying most electronic equipment in carry-on luggage on direct U.S. bound commercial airline flights from the following 10 airports - Amman, Jordan (OJAI/AMM); Kuwait City, Kuwait (OKBK/KWI); Cairo, Egypt (HECA/CAI); Istanbul, Turkey (LTBA/IST); Jeddah (OEJN/JED) and Riyadh (OERK/RUH), Saudi Arabia; Casablanca, Morocco (GMMN/CMN); Doha, Qatar (OTHH/DOH); and Dubai (OMDB/DXB) and Abu Dhabi (OMAA/AUH), UAE. The ban applies to electronic devices other than cellular phones and medical equipment; devices such as laptops and iPads must be stored in checked luggage. The ban reportedly went into effect on 21 March and U.S. authorities stated that they imposed the ban due to intelligence regarding threats of terrorist attacks on aircraft. This currently does not affect General Aviation flights.
More information can be found at –https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/03/21/fact-sheet-aviation-security-enhancements-select-last-point-departure-airports and https://www.dhs.gov/news-releases/fact-sheets

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) now bans all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones from airplanes per the following - https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/dot-bans-all-samsung-galaxy-note7-phones-airplanes

2018 USCBS Renewals are now available

To complete the order online use secure online ordering system DTOPS (Decal and Transponder Online Procurement System) at https://dtops.cbp.dhs.gov.

Pre-printed renewal applications should be requested only if you are unable to complete the application via the DTOPS website. When requesting a renewal application from the help desk, please provide the following information depending on the conveyance type:

•             Private Aircraft- tail number

•             Private Vessel (over 30 feet)- vessel name

•             Commercial Vehicle: VIN or license plate number

*NOTICE* DTOPS User Fees are increasing for both decals and transponders, effective 1/1/2018. All orders placed on or after this date will pay new fee amount.

*NOTICE* Expedited shipping does not mean expedited processing. Expedited processing is not available - all orders are processed first come first served. Processing time is 4 to 6 weeks during renewal season.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

User Fee Decal and Transponder Program

Phone: 317-298-1245

Fax: 317-290-3219

decals@cbp.dhs.gov

The TCS New York City (NY) Marathon is on November 5 and airports in the area are KJFK, KLGA, KTEB and KEWR.

CARIBBEAN

Daylight Saving Time will take place on 5 November in the Bahamas, Bermuda, Cuba and Haiti.

BAHAMAS

Bahamas Civil Aviation bans all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones from aircraft travelling in the Bahamas. Devices may not be transported by passengers or crew on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the commonwealth of the Bahamas and cannot be shipped as air cargo.

BERMUDA

Runway 12/30 is closed after last scheduled commercial landing through 7 November, 2017 but runway can reopen with 30 minutes advance notice per NOTAM.

St. MAARTEN

TNCM / St. Maarten - ATC operational from 1100Z until Sunset (SS) daily through 12 December per NOTAM.

All intended operations within the Juliana TMA are advised to file departure flight plan at point of origin due to communication difficulties at the airport within the Juliana Airspace through November 10 per NOTAM.

                                                              RUSSIA

UUWW / Moscow Vnukovo Reminder - Due to reconstruction work Aerodrome is only available as alternate for Aircraft of airlines who have a prior agreement for rendering of airport services and handling in the case of a divert. This regulation does not affect emergency traffic. This restriction remains in force until the 31 December 2017.

UHHH / Khabarovsk - Aerodrome closed between 0440Z-0610Z every Tuesday and 0540Z-0710Z every Friday until the 23 March 2018. Check NOTAMS from updates to the above.

                                            EASTERN EUROPE AND TURKEY

TURKEY

LTFJ / Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen - Various night closures planned in 2017. Please check NOTAMS for full details prior to planning any trips to this Aerodrome.

BELARUS

UMMS / Minsk 2 - Various night closures planned in 2017. Please check NOTAMS for full details prior to planning any trips to this Aerodrome.

                                                           AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA

ABAA Conference and Exhibition Johannesburg

Between 29 November and 1 December, 2017 Jeppesen will be attending the African Business Aviation Association (ABAA) three day Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition being held in Johannesburg. The three-day event will consist of a one-day conference on Wednesday 29 November in Montecasino, followed by a two-day expo being held at Lanseria airport.

Jeppesen will be attending both the conference and expo, and would be delighted to meet with as many people as possible. We will be available during the conference, or alternatively welcome you to stop by our booth at the expo.

LIBERIA

GLRB/Monrovia Roberts - 09 Oct 2017 - 28 Feb 2018 Runway 04/22 Closed during the following days and times for rehabilitation work:  Mon-Tue 0600-0100, Tue-Wed 190Z0-1330Z, Thu 0230Z-2359Z, Sat 0200Z-1500Z & 1830Z-093Z0, Sun 1830Z-0930Z. Check NOTAMS for updates.

EGYPT

HECA / Cairo - Every Monday between 0900Z-1100Z, Runway 05R/23L will be closed for maintenance. This closure is in force UFN.

HESH / Sharm El Sheikh - In view of the convening of the "World Youth Forum" to be held in Sharm El Sheikh under the patronage and presence of the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt from 4/11/2017 until 10/11/2017. Accordingly, Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport Administration has decided to ban and prevent overnight stays at Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport from 1/11/2017 until 11/11/2017, in order to accommodate the aircraft participating in the conference and the daily aircraft operations during this period. With additional restrictions and warnings to all aircrafts operators not to increase their ground time to more than one hour and forty-five minutes maximum.
 

GENERAL RESTRICTIONS/REGULATIONS

FAA/EASA advisories and restrictions remain in place for operations into, out of, and over the following countries and their associated FIRs.

AFGHANISTAN, UKRAINE, SOMALIA, ETHIOPIA, SUDAN, EGYPT - SINAI PENINSULA, LIBYA

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.

                                                           EUROPE                                                         

EINN / Shannon Intl - After completion of the runway surface overlay, EINN is back to normal operating hours. Effective immediately, running through to 31 December 2017, Shannon Airport are offering a 50% discount on airport charges to all tech stop operations.

LFMN / Nice, Cote D’Azur - As part of the upgrading of airport infrastructure, LFMN Airport is forced to carry out works involving the closing of runways at night between 2330L-0559L on the following dates in November 2017:

Mon 06- Tues 07                                                                       Mon 13 - Tues

Tues 07 - Wed 08                                                                     Tues 14 -Wed, 15

Wed 08 – Thu 09                                                                      Wed 15 - Thur 16

Thu 09 - Fri 10                                                                           Thu 16 - Fri 17

Fri 10 - Sat 11                                                                             Fri 17 - Sat 18

Check NOTAMS for any updated information. 

                                                           MIDDLE EAST

OMDW / Dubai Al Maktoum Intl (aka Dubai South)

The 2017 Dubai Airshow will occur at OMDW airport 12-16 November 2017. Provisional airport restrictions are as follows (8-16th November Inclusive):

Day/Date                           Closure Start        Closure End        Reason

Wednesday 08/11/17     1000L                    1200L                    Validation

Wednesday 08/11/17     1500L                    1700L                    Validation

Thursday 09/11/17          1000L                    1200L                    Validation

Thursday 09/11/17          1500L                    1700L                    Validation

Friday 10/11/17                 1000L                    1200L                    Validation

Friday 10/11/17               1500L                      1700L                    Validation

Saturday 11/11/17           1400L                    1700L                    Full Rehearsal

Sunday 12/11/17              1400L                    1700L                    Show day

Monday 13/10/17            1400L                    1700L                    Show day

Tuesday 14/10/17            1400L                    1700L                    Show day

Wednesday 15/10/17     1400L                    1700L                    Show day

Thursday 16/10/17          1400L                    1700L                    Show day

Whilst the airshow and aerial display will occur at OMDW, parking saturation is also expected at OMDB. Slots are at a premium during the event in both OMDB and OMDW. 

                                                              INDIA

VIDP / Indira Gandhi Intl / Delhi - VIDP Immigration Authorities have stopped issuing Visa on arrival until further notice. Please ensure ALL crew members arrange Business or e-Business Visa PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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