July 2017 Vendor Relations Regional Reviews

        Vendor Relations Regional Reviews

July 2017

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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.


VHHH / Hong Kong – Effective 01July2017 processing times for BAPS applications are as follows:

BAPS applications submitted/BAPS applications responded by

On or before 0400Z/0500Z

On or before 0700Z/0800Z

On or before 1200Z/1400Z

 After 1200Z and before 0100Z next day/0200Z NEXT DAY                                

                                                       CENTRAL AMERICA


MSSS / San Salvador - Runway 15/33 closed on July 05/07/12/14 from 1900Z – 2200Z per NOTAM.         


MGGT / Guatemala City - Runway 02/20 closed on July 01 – September 11, 2017 from0500Z – 1100Z daily per NOTAM.

                                         NORTH AMERICA and CARIBBEAN


Canada Day Holiday is celebrated on July 01, 2017 and one should verify the CANPASS hours.

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

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


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. 

MMLO / Leorr - Runway 13/31 closed through August 18, 2017 from 0430Z – 0459Z and 0901Z – 1100Z daily except on July 23 and August 06, 2017 per NOTAM.

MMTO / Toluca - Runway 15/33 closed on

- July 01 and 08, 2017 from 0430Z – 0900Z

- July 02, 2017 from 0330Z – 1100Z  

- July 03, 2017 from 0430Z – 1030Z

- July 9 from 0300Z – 1100Z

- July 10 from 0430Z – 1100Z

- Runway 15/33 closed through July 31 on Mondays from 1600Z – 1700Z


Independence Day Holiday will take place on July 4th and one should verify the U.S. CBP hours on this day. 

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

Portions of the US Travel Ban have been implemented effective as of 29 June, 2017. Most of our clients will not be affected by the ban, but it is important to have resources at hand, should you get a question.

Information can be found on travel.state.gov in this direct hyperlink, along with FAQ from the Department of Homeland Security. Below are a few key points.

Per the Executive Order, foreign nationals from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen, who are outside the United States and who did not have a valid visa at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on January 27, 2017, and do not have a valid visa on the effective date of this order are not eligible to enter the United States while the temporary suspension remains in effect.

Thus any individual who had a valid visa either on January 27, 2017 (prior to 5:00 PM) or holds a valid visa on the effective date of the Executive Order is not barred from seeking entry.

Those individuals who are traveling on valid visas and arrive at a U.S. port of entry will still be permitted to seek entry into the United States.  All foreign nationals traveling with a visa must continue to satisfy all requirements for entry, including demonstrating that they are admissible.

Those with a valid visa may enter or re-enter the United States, even if they are passport holders from one of the countries listed above. Valid visas that have already been issued will not be revoked or denied.

Major League Baseball (MLB) 88th All-Star Game 2017 will take place on July 11 at Marlins Park, Miami, FL. Airports in the area are KMIA, KTMB, KOPF, KFLL and KFXE.

Crown Royal 400 will take place on July 21 – 23 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN. Airports in the area are KIND and KMQJ.

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 will take place on July 24 – 30 at KOSH airport in Oshkosh, WI.

Other airports in the general area are KGRB, KATW, KFLD, KSBM and KMKE. This is a major airshow and advance planning for aircraft parking, hotels and rental cars in the surrounding area is required if operating during this time frame. 



MYCB / New Bight – No Jet-A1 and Avgas available through July 31 per NOTAM.

MYEM / Eleuthera – No Jet-A1 and Avgas available through July 31 per NOTAM.


TXKF /  Bermuda - Airport has restricted night time aircraft refueling on Apron 4 (Handler location) through August 31 at 2359UTC (except for Search and Rescue and MEDEVAC flights) per NOTAM.


TIST / St Thomas - Runway 10/28 closed through October 01, 2017 from 0200Z – 0900Z daily per NOTAM.


UHHH / Khabarovsk - Aerodrome closed for Runway maintenance between 0350Z-0650Z every Tuesday until October 24, 2017.

                                               EASTERN EUROPE AND TURKEY


UCFM / Bishkek - Runway closures in force Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1400Z-2100Z, until 27 October 2017. Check NOTAMS for any updates.


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

Monday 2200Z-2359Z, Tuesday 0000Z-0230Z, 2200Z-2359Z, Wednesday 0000Z-0230Z,

2200Z-2359Z, Thursday 0000Z-0230Z, 2200Z-2359Z, Friday 0000Z-0230Z, 2200Z-2359Z, Saturday 0000Z-0230Z.


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.



GVAC / Sal - 02 JUL 0200-0800Z and 04 JUL 0200-0700Z, Runway 01/19 will be closed for repair.


FEFF / Bangui, M’Poko - Night curfew daily between 2200Z-0500Z. Curfew in effect until 15 Sept 2017. 

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.



European Industrial Action

Throughout the summer, the aviation infrastructure in many European countries 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/  


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.


LEIB / Ibiza

13 June, 2017 0829Z – 04 September, 2017 2000Z, GA aircraft with wingspan bigger than 21.5m will park on commercial side and parking is limited to 3 hours as per following NOTAM

LEIB APT 2017060FFAAV01 B2890/17    17 13JUN0829/17 04SEP2000 EST

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.


Bastille Day – 14 July 2016

Bastille Day (French National Day), marked throughout France, will be held on 14 July. No specific aviation related restrictions or concerns, however, parades parties and fireworks may disrupt local infrastructure.


ESMS / Malmo - Runway 17/35 CLOSED 11Jul 0700-1150. Only available runway during the closure is 11/29 but this is only 2621 ft long.

B) 1707110700 C) 1707111500

                      MIDDLE EAST


Flight Restrictions in place for over flights with destination or departure in/from QATAR. Additional permissions required prior to flight. Consult ALL FIR NOTAMs.
 Affected states include: UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Maldives (No NOTAMs issued).

Qatari (A7-) registered aircraft:

  • Flights to/from/over any/all of the above states (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain) using aircraft registered in Qatar is prohibited.

 Non-Qatari registered aircraft are not currently affected by this restriction and can be planned using the Middle East Routing document as usual – as long as permissions are obtained from the individual CAA’s (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain dependent on routing) prior to flight.


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.

                                                            INDIAN OCEAN


VRMM / Velana Intl (formerly Male International) - Runway will be closed daily from 1900Z-0100Z through until July 2018. Please take this into account when planning trips, and consult NOTAMS for any updates that may occur during the above period.

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