Vendor Relations Regional Reviews - March 2017
Vendor Relations Regional Reviews
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ZBAA/Beijing – Airport is not available as a non-emergency alternate due to a parking stand shortage 1300-2300Z daily until 25 March, 2017.
ZBAA/Beijing – CAAC will not accept landing applications from 28 February 1600Z to 03 March 1600Z during the NPC (National People’s Congress), and CPPCC (Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference) period. No take-offs or landings 12 March 1600Z to 16 March 1600Z except for participants in these conferences. Overnight parking 04 March to 12 March may only be available for conference participants.
ZBTJ/Tianjin – Parking restrictions have been lifted and parking for more than 3 days is available.
ZGNN/Nanning – No GA flights January-March 2017.
ZLDH/Dunhuang – There is a new terminal at this airport with a plan to accommodate international flights in the near future. CIQ is not currently on site and will be sent from ZLLL.
ZSPD/Shanghai Pudong – All international flight passengers and crews will clear CIQ inbound/outbound at Terminal1. The VIP room will only be used for domestic flights.
A visa-free 24 hour transit can be arranged for foreign crews, except US citizens. The crew must remain in an isolated area determined by the duty immigration officer.
ZSSS/Shanghai Hongqiao – No BA/GA flights allowed 0001-0559L due curfew, and no BA/GA flights allowed 0700-2159L daily due to flight congestion. Applications will only be considered for 0600-0659L and 2200-2400L.
ZSYN/Yancheng – Airport is open to foreign registered aircraft. Permits can be processed through normal channel. Airport ops hours: 0800-2100L.
SABE / Buenos Aires Jorge Newbury – This airport is once again to GA/BA traffic. While still a domestic airport a special permit is required for international arrivals and departures. Overnight parking restricted but with prior notice to the handler a private apron might be arranged.
Lead times for permits at various airport within Ecuador are as follows:
Galapagos airports, SEGS and SEST, require 5 days lead time
Traffic stops at all other locations require 2 days lead time
Tech stops at SEQM, SEGU, and SEMT require 24 hours lead time
MRLB/Liberia - Airport General Aviation Apron prohibited for overnight parking through 18 March 2017 at 1800Z per NOTAM.
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
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 DGAC will be closed on 20 March, 2017 due to the holiday Celebration - Birthday of Benito Juarez.
The AeroExpo 2017 will take place at General Juan N Alvarez International Airport (MMAA) in Acapulco, Mexico from 02-04 March, 2017. Plan accordingly if operating during this event and consult the airport NOTANS and local handlers. More information on this event can be found at - http://www.aeroexpo.com.mx/
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 notice.
The Ministry of Health and Agriculture of Mexico advised that the cost resulted from destroying or incinerating international trash will be billed on a monthly basis to the local handlers responsible of the flight operation. This took effect on November 1, 2016 and enacted due to government budget cuts. More information will be coming from the handlers and one can contact the handlers directly as well regarding this item.
MMTO/Toluca - Runway 15/33 closed through 28 March 2017 on Tuesdays ONLY from 1800– 1900Z per NOTAM.
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
The NBAA International Operators Conference (IOC 2017) will take place on 13-16 March, 2017 in Atlanta, GA. The airports in the area of this event are - KATL, KFTY, KPDK, KLZU, KRYY, KVPC and KPUJ. One should consult with the locals FBO's to ensure services during this event.
MYCB/Cat Island - Airport Jet-A1 and Avgas not available through 31 March, 2017 per NOTAM.
MYEM/Governors Harbour - Airport Jet-A and Avgas not available through 31 March, 2017 per NOTAM.
TXKF/Bermuda Is - Airport will not store or dispense Avgas 100LL per permanent NOTAM.
TXKF/Bermuda Is - Airport has restricted night time aircraft refueling on Apron 4 (Handler location) through 27 April, 2017 (except for Search and Rescue and MEDEVAC flights) per NOTAM.
TFFF/Aime Cesaire - Airport PPR restrictions will be applied through 25 March, 2017 due to ramp congestion and 48 hours advance notice must be given with the Airport Authority for aircraft over 7 tons per NOTAM. The PPR number once authorized, must be listed on the filed flight plan in Item 18.
St. VINCENT AND GRENADINE
TVSV/E T Joshua - Airport permanently closed as of 14 February, 2017 per NOTAM.
TVSA/Argyle International - Airport officially opened on 14 February, 2017 and replaces TVSV.
UHHH/Khabarovsk - Airport closed for Runway maintenance between 0350Z-0650Z every Tuesday until the 24 October, 2017
UIII/Irkutsk Airport - closed for Runway maintenance between 0800Z-1000Z every Thursday until the 23 March, 2017 and between 1100-1500Z every Saturday until the 27 June, 2017
EASTERN EUROPE AND 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.
UMMS/Minsk 2 - Various night closures planned in 2017. Please check NOTAMS for full details prior to planning any trips to this Aerodrome.
DGAA/Accra - Daily between 0100 - 0400Z AIRPORT will be closed due to work in progress. This restriction is estimated to remain in place until 21 March, 2017
LSGG/Geneva - Varios NOTAMs currently in place in relation to parking restrictions and use of LSGG as an alternative.
From 16Dec2016 to 17April2017 parking restriction maximum 1 night stop from Friday to Monday
From 17Dec2016 to 16April2017 - GVA must not be planned as diversion or alternative airport
Consult NOTAMs for full information.
LSGG/Geneva -Geneva will be host to the annual International Motor Show 09-19 March, 2017. During this time slots and services at LSGG will be at a premium. Please plan accordingly.
LEVC/Valencia - Effective immediately a new mandatory requirement has been introduced for inbound flights. Line 18 of the flight plan MUST contain the name of the nominated ground handling agent.
LFPB/Paris Le Bourget - LFPB will be CLOSED as follows:
20 March 2100-0500Z
21 March 2100-0500Z
22 March 2100-0500Z
23 March 2100-0500Z
Aerodrome closed, even for MEDEVAC. A NOTAM will be published later.
LFMN/Nice, LFMD/Cannes – 14-17 March 2017 the MIPIM property show will be taking place in Cannes. Expect both LFMN and LFMD Airports to be busy during the above dates.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
OMDW/Dubai South and OMBD / Dubai International – Introduction of a Security Fee policy
Effective 1st of June 2017, security fee will apply to all General Aviation flights departing from Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC). This fee is per flight, not per passenger and is approximately AED 300 per round movement.
OMDW/Dubai South – Catering changes
Dubai Airports Authority have taken the decision to change whom can provide catering at OMDW. Effective immediately, Emirates Catering will be the sole provider of any and all catering for OMDW. This is regardless of which handling agent you choose to use. No other catering – including that sourced from outside the airport – will be allowed.
OEDF/Dammam – Due to shortage of parking stands, OEDF cannot be used as an alternate until after15 February 2017.
The Indian DGCA will be closed for holiday on 13 March, 2017. Please ensure any permit applications are process before this date.