June 2017 Vendor Relations Regional Review

 

Vendor Relations Regional Reviews

June 2017

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ASIA, AUSTRALASIA

CHINA

ZGSZ / Shenzhen – The FBO facility is expected to move to the new Business Aviation Terminal in June where CIQ may be cleared. The current VIP lounge will no longer be used.

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.

ZSSS / Shanghai Hongqiao – No BA/GA flights allowed 0001-0559L due to the 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. 

             CENTRAL AMERICA

GUATEMALA

MGGT / Guatemala - Runway 02/20 closed Monday - Saturday from 0500 - 1100Z daily  except on Sunday per NOTAM.

 Airport limited for General Aviation CAT A and CAT B fixed wing aircraft onlyon Monday through Friday from 1101– 1300Z until 30 June, 2017 per NOTAM.

                                            NORTH AMERICA and CARIBBEAN

CANADA

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.

Grand Prix du Canada 2017 will take place on 09 - 11 June 2017 at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada. Airports in the area are CYUL, CYMX and CYHU and one should consult with the local handlers if operating during this time frame to ensure services. 

MEXICO

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. 

MMTO / Toluca - Runway 15/33 closed on 10, 11 and 12 June 2017 from 0430 – 0930Z daily per NOTAM.

Runway 15/33 closed on Mondays from 1600 – 1700Z through 31 July 2017 per NOTAM.

U.S.A.

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
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

CARIBBEAN

BAHAMAS

MYCB / New Bright – 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.

BERMUDA

TXKF / Bermuda - PPR required for ALL military aircraft except for essential military missions through 27 June 2017. This due to limited apron parking per NOTAM.

Airport has restricted night time aircraft refueling on Apron 4 (Handler location) through 31 August, 2017 at 2359Z (except for Search and Rescue and MEDEVAC flights) per NOTAM.

PPR for ALL private and General Aviation aircraft arriving through June 30. PPR must be obtained 24 hours in advance and approved PPR number must be listed in the remarks section of the filed flight plan. This is due to limited apron parking per NOTAM.

The 35th America’s Cup yacht race event location will be Hamilton, Bermuda and will run through 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. 

RUSSIA

URSS / Sochi - Reminder FIFA Federations Cup

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.

URSS 09JUN2100/17 02JUL2100

REGULATIONS OF FLT OPERATIONS SOCHI AIRPORT DURING FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP 2017 FROM 09 JUN UNTIL 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

AFTN: UUUWCPCO

SITA: MOWYWYA.

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:

AFTN: UUUWCPCO

SITA: MOWYWYA

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:

AFTN: UUUWCPCO,

SITA: MOWYWYA,

FAX: 7-(495)-601-07-64.

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 0350Z-0650Z every Tuesday until the 24 October 2017.

UIII / Irkutsk - Aerodrome closed for Runway maintenance between 1100Z-1500Z every Saturday until the 27 June 2017.

             EASTERN EUROPE AND TURKEY

AZERBAIJAN

UBBB / Baku - 23 - 25 June, Baku will be hosting the 2017 F1 Grand Prix of Europe, during these dates the Airport and associated facilities will be in high demand. Please make sure all requests are submitted to the handlers in a timely manner to avoid disappointment.  

MOLDOVA

LUKK / Chisinau - Due to WIP progress, the Runway remains closed through 28 October 2017 at the following times:

Monday 2200-2359Z, Tuesday 0000-0230Z 2200-2359Z, Wednesday 0000-0230Z 2200-2359Z, Thursday 0000-0230Z 2200-2359Z, Friday 0000-0230Z 2200-2359Z, Saturday 0000-0230Z.

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

GHANA

DGAA / Accra International - Through to 24 June/0400Z Runway 03/21 remains closed daily between 0100-0400Z due to WIP.

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

 

SWITZERLAND

LSZH / Zurich - New Slot Filing Requirement - Effective 30 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.

SPAIN

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.

FRANCE

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. 

LFSB / Basle-Mulhouse 15-18 June 2017, LFSB will be hosting the Basel Art Fair. During this time the airport will be heavily congested. If services are required please give your handler as much notice as possible, as there will be limited capacity.

 

UNITED KINGDOM

Epsom, Derby - Horse Racing Festival 02 - 03 June

Royal Ascot – Horse Racing Festival – 20-24 June

Although not aviation events, Royal Ascot and the Epsom Derby attract significant business aviation traffic in many airports around London. Epsom Racecourse is best served form EGKB and EGLF whilst Ascot is most accessible from EGLF, Farnborough (with the exception of EGLL) however; other locations (EGKB, EGGW, EGSS and even EGNX) may also see an increase in traffic. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and entourage attend the festivals each day and as such, a vast police presence and restricted flying zone will be in place.  

                                  MIDDLE EAST

 

The Holy Month of Ramadan – Ramadan has now begun and is governed by the lunar calendar. Observed in all Islamic states, it is expected to end approximately 25 June 2017.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

OMDW/Dubai South and OMBD / Dubai International – Introduction of a Security Fee policy

Effective 01 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.


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