May 2017 Reginal Reviews
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ZBTJ / Tianjin – Parking restrictions have been lifted and parking for more than 3 days is available.
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.
ZSAM / Xiamen – Airport will be closed 1610-2210Z 01 March – 30 June 2017 for runway maintenance.
BA/GA flights are not allowed take-offs or landings 2300-0100Z.
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.
ZBAA / Beijing - One Belt And One Road (B&R) Forum will be held in Beijing on 14 - 15 May, 2017. From 11May till 17May, CAA China will not accept business/private jet applications to Beijing, except for aircrafts attending B&R Forum, government flights or medical flights.
Aircrafts attending B&R Forum shall provide sponsor letters issued by the organizing committee and state BRF in the REMARK item of applications.
CAA China Labor Day Holiday closure 29 April-01 May 2017, all the landing and overflying applications will not be processed during this period except ambulance flight etc. Please make all necessary arrangement in advance.
MSLP / San Salvador - Runway 07/25 closed from 04 - 06 May from 0430 – 0930Z per NOTAM.
MGGT / Guatemala City– Runway 02/20 closed from 0300 – 2359Z from on 22 May – 22 August per NOTAM.
MNMG / Managua – Airport closed on 03,10, 17 May from 0530 – 0930Z per NOTAM
NORTH AMERICA and CARIBBEA
CYYZ / Toronto - The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) announced on 26 March, 2017 that ALL general aviation operators which operate during the normal hours of 0630 - 0029L will be required to obtain arrival and departure slots at least 48 hours before their planned operations. Such approval must be obtained from the GTAA at 416-776-3480 or 800-267-7568. Slots are on a first come, first served basis and reservation numbers will be provided. The new ARO requirement will not affect the already established Night Flight Restricted Program during hours 0030 - 0629L.
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.
Victoria Day Holiday will be celebrated nationwide in Canada on Monday May 22 except for in NB, NS and PEI. Consult the CANPASS hours for this day which is a Monday.
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 notice.
MMLO / De Guanajuato Intl – Runway 13/31 will be closed in May from 0430– 0459Z and 0901– 1100Z daily except on 13, 14, 27 and 28 May per NOTAM.
May Day (or Labor Day) will be celebrated on Monday 01 May 2017 and the main DGAC/Government offices, banks and some businesses will be closed. Plan accordingly and consult the local handlers if assistance is needed.
Cinco de Mayo will be celebrated in Mexico on Friday 05 May 2017 and with this national holiday, will come the closure of DGAC as well as banks and some businesses.
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 –
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
Memorial Day Holiday will be celebrated in the U.S. on Monday 29 May 2017 and consult Customs (CBP) hours of operation on this day.
The Kentucky Derby will take place at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY on Saturday 06 May 2017 and airports in the area are KSDF and KLOU. Consult with the local FBO's for aircraft parking, hotel rooms and
rental cars may become an issue. Check the airport NOTAMS for the FAA may issue a Special Air Traffic Management Program for this event.
The 101st Indianapolis 500 will take place on Sunday 28 May 2017 in Indianapolis, IN and airports in the area are KIND and KMQJ. Consult the local FBO’s and NOTAMS for GA traffic will increase from the Friday prior to the Monday after this event.
MYCB / New Bight – No Jet-A1 and Avgas available through 31 July 2017 per NOTAM.
MYEM / Governors Harbour– No Jet-A1 and Avgas available through 31 July 2017 per NOTAM.
TXKF / LF Wade Intl – PPR required for ALL military aircraft except for essential military missions from 26 May – 27 June 2017. This due to limited apron parking per NOTAM.
The 35th America’s Cup yacht race event location will be Hamilton, Bermuda and will run from 26 May – 27 June 2017. The airport in the area is TXKF and consult with the local handler for aircraft activity will increase during this time period.
MDST / Santiago - Runway 11/29 closed through 14 May 2017 from 0200-1200Z daily per NOTAM.
St. VINCENT AND GRENADINE
TVSA /Argyle International - Airport officially opened on 14 February 2017 and replaces TVSV (E T Joshua Airport) that permanently closed.
URSS / Sochi - The below NOTAM has been issued by Sochi Airport in relation to the forthcoming FIFA Federations Cup being held in Sochi 17 June – 02 July 2017.
URSS 09JUN2100/17 02JUL2100
REGULATIONS OF FLT OPERATIONS IN SOCHI AIRPORT DURING FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP 2017 FROM 09 JUN TILL 02 JUL 2017.
PERMISSIONS TO OPERATE INTENATIONAL NON-SCHEDULED (ONE-TIME) FLT IN SOCHI AIRPORT ARE GRANTED BY FEDERAL AIR TRANSPORT AGENCY AS FLW: AIRLINES MUST SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR ONE-TIME FLT OPERATION IN RUSSIAN OR IN ENGLISH, TO FEDERAL AIR TRANSPORT AGENCY AND A COPY TO MAIN AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT CENTRE (MATMC) TO FLW ADDRESSES:
FEDERAL AIR TRANSPORT AGENCY
AFTN: UUUKYAYX, UUUKZXTD
SITA: MOWYAYA, MOWICYA
COPIES TO MATMC
REQUEST MUST BE SUBMITTED AS FORMALIZED APPLICATION, FORM N FORM SAMPLE N IS PUBLISHED IN AIP OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION PARTS GEN 1.2-13 AND GEN 1.2-14.
IN ADDITION TO FORM N, IT IS MANDATORY TO ALSO SUBMIT AN APPROVAL OF ALLOCATED SLOT, GRANTED BY SOCHI AD ADMINISTRATION, AND INSURANCE INFORMATION OR OTHER DOCUMENTS CONFIRMING LIABILITY FOR HARM TO THIRD PARTY AND TO ACFT. THESE MUST BE ADDRESSED TO
FEDERAL AIR TRANSPORT AGENCY BY E-MAIL: AVIAPERMIT(AT)SCAA.RU AND AS COPIES TO MATMC E-MAIL: PERMIT(AT)MATFMC.RU. ADDITIONALLY, BUSINESS AVIATION ACFT OPERATORS REQUIRED TO SUBMIT COPIES OF FLW DOCUMENTS: ACFT REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE, AIRWORTHINESS CERTIFICATE, LICENCES OF CIVIL AVIATION SPECIALISTS. REQUEST MUST BE SUBMITTED UP TO AT LEAST 30 DAYS BEFORE FLT OPERATION.
PERMISSION (OR DENIAL) FOR SKED FLT OPERATION GRANTED WI 5 WORK DAYS FROM DATE OF RECEIPT OF THE REQUEST FOR FLT OPERATION. PERMISSION FOR NON-SCHEDULED (ONE-TIME) INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC FLT IS CONSIDERED VALID ONLY SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OF ALLOCATED SLOT CONFIRMED BY SOCHI AIRPORT MAIN OPERATOR. CHANGE TO NUMERICAL
PART OF THE FLT NUMBER, EXECUTION OF ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL LANDINGS AT THE INTERNATIONAL AERODROMES OF RUSSIA (ON CONDITION OF COMPLIANCE WITH ALLOCATED SLOT CONFIRMED BY SOCHI AIRPORT MAIN OPERATOR), REPLACEMENT OF ACFT TO THE RESERVED ONE, INDICATED IN THE REQUEST FOR SINGLE FLT OPERATION, ARE ADMITTED.
ADDITIONALLY, BUSINESS AVIATION ACFT OPERATORS ARE ADMITED TO CHANGE ENTRY/EXIT POINTS INTO/FROM THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION FIR AND TO CHANGE AERODROME OF DEPARTURE/LANDING OUTSIDE THE TERRITORY OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION. SUBMITTAL OF FLIGHT PLAN CONTAINING PRESUMABLE CHANGES IS MANDATORY. FLIGHT OPERATIONS, THAT CONTEMPLATE LONG-TERM PARKING (EXCEEDING 2HR) FOR ALL ACFT TYPES, SHALL NOT HAVE PERMISSION.
PERMISSION FOR INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC FLT, THAT PLAN LONG-TERM PARKING (EXCEEDING 2HR), IS GRANTED FOR HEAD OF STATE FLT AND OFFICIAL DELEGATION FLT, FLT CARRIED OUT IN INTEREST OF FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP 2017, AND CONDITIONED BY
ACFT HANDLING SCHEDULES AND OTHER REASONS BY COORIDINATION WITH SOCHI AIRPORT MAIN OPERATOR.
IN CASE OF FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ALLOCATED SLOT, EARLIER ISSUED PERMISSIONS FOR OPERATIONS OF FLT MAY BE REVOKED. IN CASE OF DEPARTURE DELAY EXCEEDING 30 MINUTES, FLIGHT PLAN INDICATING THE EXPECTED TIME OF ARRIVAL MUST BE SUBMITTED AS WELL
AS A REQUEST TO MAIN OPERATOR OF SOCHI AIRPORT FOR NEW TIME SLOT, IF ARRIVAL IS DELAYED FOR OVER 30 MINUTES (FOR UP TO THREE-HOUR FLT), AND IF ARRIVAL IS DELAYED FOR OVER 45 MINUTES (FOR MORE THAN THREE-HOUR FLT).
REQUEST FOR FLIGHT OPERATED IN CONNECTION WITH TRANSPORTATION OF HEADS OF FORIEGN GOVERNMENTS AND STATES AND OFFICIAL DELEGATIONS THEY LEAD, SHALL BE SUBMITTED THROUGH
DIPLOMATIC CHANNELS TO THE MINISTRY OF FORIENG AFFAIRS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION. THE REQUEST SHALL BE FILED ON FORMAL APPLICATION, FORM N AND SUBMITTED
THROUGH THE DIPLOMATIC CHANNELS NOT LATER THAN 10 DAYS BEFORE COMMENCEMENT OF FLT. ISSUANCE OF PERMISSION AND COORDINATED CONDITIONS TO THE APPLICANT IS PROVIDED BY FEDERAL AIR TRANSPORT AGENCY WITH THE MEDIATION OF MATMC FOR THE MINISTRY OF FORIENG AFFAIRS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION. IN CASE OF ANY FORCE-MAJEURE CIRCUMSTANCES CONNECTED WITH SUCH FLIGHTS ARISE, COMMUNICATE APPROPRIATE INFORMATION TO MATMC 24HR TO FLW ADDRESSES:
FAX: 7-(495)-601-08-07, 7-(495)-601-07-64.
REQUESTS FOR ONE-TIME INBOUND/OUTBOUND FLT TO/FROM SOCHI AD BY STATE AVIATION OF FORIEGN COUNTRIES (EXCLUDING FLT OF ACFT INVOLVED IN TRANSPORTATION OF OFFICIALS), FLT FOR PURPOSES OF FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP 2017, EXPERIMENTAL AVIATION (ONE-TIME) FLT
(INCLUDING AIR BALOONS, AIRSHIPS ETC.) WITHTIN THE SPECIFIED PERIOD WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
-REQUESTS FOR OUTBOUND FLIGHTS (FROM SOCHI AD) IN CONNECTION WITH FORCE-MAJEURE CIRCUMSTANCES AS WELL AS FOR PURPOSES OF LIFE AND HELTH RESCUE MISSIONS ARE ACCEPTED 24HR TO THE FLW ADDRESSES:
COPIES FOR THE FEDERAL AIR TRANSPORTATION AGENCY:
AFTN: UUUKYAYX, UUUKZXTD
SITA: MOWYAYA, MOWICYA.
COPIES FOR SOCHI AIRPORT:
AFTN: URSSAPBF, URSSAPCS.
DURING THE SPECIFIED PERIOD, NO PERMISSIONS FOR ANY NON-SCHEDULED FLT CONNECTED WITH FORMING PAY-LOAD IN SOCHI AIRPORT WILL BE ISSUED, IF SUCH FLT ARE NOT INTENDED FOR TRANSPORTATION OF ARRIVING/DEPARTING PARTICIPANTS AND GUESTS OF FIFA
CONFEDERATIONS CUP 2017 IN SOCHI. POSSIBLE LONG-TIME HOLDINGS AND FURTHER DIVERTS TO ALTERNATE AERODROMES AND DEPARTURE DELAYS, AS A RESULT OF HIGH DENSITY OF
TRAFFIC, SHALL BE CONSIDERED WHEN CALCULATING FUEL LOAD. IF IT IS TECHNICALLY AVAILABLE, REFUELLING SHALL NOT BE PLANNED AT SOCHI AD, IN ORDER TO MINIMISE TIME REQUIRED FOR ACFT HANDLING.
UHHH / Khabarovsk - Aerodrome closed for Runway maintenance between 0350-0650Z every Tuesday until the 24 October 2017.
UIII / Irkutsk - Aerodrome closed for Runway maintenance between 1100-1500Z every Saturday until the 27 June 2017.
EASTERN EUROPE AND TURKEY
LUKK / Chisinau - Due to WIP progress the Runway will be closed from 03 April 2017 through 28 October 2017 at the following times:
Monday 2200-2359, Tuesday 0000-0230 2200-2359, Wednesday 0000-0230 2200-2359, Thursday 0000-0230 2200-2359, Friday 0000-0230 2200-2359, Saturday 0000-0230. All times ZULU.
UKDD / Dnipropetrovs'k - Planned Runway closures are in force daily between 1200-1700Z continuing through until 05th of May 2017. Check NOTAMS for any updates.
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 International - From the 24 March/0100Z through to 24 June/0400Z Runway 03/21 will be closed daily between 0100-0400Z due to WIP.
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.
LSZH / Zurich - New Slot Filing Requirement - Effective 30th MARCH 2017
Slots obtained through handler or through OCS system must now be filed in line 18 of flight plan. A slot ID will be issued by the handler in ASL format. Slot must be filed as RMK/ASLLSZHXXXX12345.
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.
LEPA / Palma De Mallorca - Currently no Code F aircraft operations permitted at LEPA.
(Code F is: Wingspan 65 m but < 80 m / Outer main gear wheel span 14 m but < 16 m)
This essentially prohibits B747 and A380 operations into LEPA.
No NOTAM exists, information now in AIP. This restriction is expected to last until AT LEAST end of June 2017 but will likely extend.
Monaco Grand Prix and Cannes Film Festival (affected period 17 - 29 May)
LFMN is expected to reach saturation during the above dates. Slots and handling are mandatory. Slot ID's must be added to flight plans in field 18.
Parking will be at a premium for all visiting aircraft and it is possible that airport authorities will demand quick turns and relocation to other airfields for longer term parking. Alternate parking locations include, LFMD, LFMQ.
Parking, slots, hotels, transport and fuel are all likely to be in high demand and should be requested as early as possible. It is recommended to tanker or fuel on arrival to avoid departure delays.
Details of restrictions in force for the above events can be found in AIP SUP 040/17.
LFPB / Paris Le Bourget - LFPB will be CLOSED as follows:
Due to pyrotechnic decontamination work on the DUGNY site, Le Bourget will be closed during the night of May 02 to 03, 2017 from 0030 to 0500L.
Additional night closures:
15 MAY 2200-0600L
16 MAY 2200-0600L
17 MAY 2200-0600L
18 MAY 2200-0600L
Aerodrome closed, even for MEDEVAC.
LFPB / Paris Airshow 2017 – 19 - 25 June 2017
The 2017 Paris airshow will be held at Paris Le Bourget airport 19-25 June. Both individual pilot and separate aircraft accreditation is required for all flights into LFPB during those dates (depending on our movement time). Below is a table (supplied courtesy of Signature Flight Support) showing the airport closure times, the accreditation windows and times when accreditation is not required. Accreditation application window is between 18 April - 12 June. After 12 June, no guarantee is made that accreditation will be accepted. Ground handlers can apply for accreditation on your behalf (be aware there will be a charge for this assistance).
As with all major events, please plan as far ahead as possible. Local transport, hotel accommodation and catering will all be at a premium during the airshow 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.