August 2017 Vendor Relations Regional Reviews
Vendor Relations Regional Reviews
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Aircraft parking at almost all locations is limited and should be requested through the handlers as soon as possible. Not all overnight parking requests will be granted and contingency plans should be considered.
VHHH / Hong Kong – Effective 01 July, 2017 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
Border Force (Customs) now require 48 hour notice for Off-Terminal Clearance (OTC) requests throughout the country. There is no guarantee that all requests will be granted due to budget cuts.
Passengers departing Australia are no longer required to complete the Customs Departure Cards, effective 01 July 2017.
All charter, commercial, Part 135 flight require a TSP (Transport Security Program) since such flights are for monetary gain. Private Part 91 flights do NOT require a TSP if the owner is onboard, or for a corporate flight, it has executives onboard on company business. Once a TSP is approved there is no limitation as to the number of flights that may be operated in and out of Australia, up to 5 years.
MGGT / Guatemala - Airport limited for General Aviation CAT A and B fix wing aircraft only through 11 September, 2017 from 1101Z – 1300Z daily per NOTAM.
Runway 02/20 closed through 11 September, 2017 from 0500Z – 1100Z per NOTAM
NORTH AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN
Regional Holiday is celebrated on 7 August, 2017 and one should verify the CANPASS hours.
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.
CBAA 2017 (Canadian Business Aviation Association) on 09-11 August, 2017at Abbotsford International Airport in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. Airports in the area are CYXX, CYVR, CZBB and KBLI.
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 / Leon - Runway 13/31 closed through August 18 from 0430Z – 0459Z and 0901Z – 1100Z daily except on 06 August, 2017 per NOTAM.
The U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs on 29 June, 2017, began implementing the Executive Order at our embassies and consulates abroad in compliance with the Supreme Court’s decision and in accordance with the Presidential Memorandum issued on 14 June, 2017.
The Executive Order prohibits the issuance of U.S. visas to nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen unless they are either exempt or are issued a waiver.
More information can be found at - https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/news/important-announcement.html and https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/03/06/qa-protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states
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.
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
Bridgestone Invitational (PGA Tour) on 03-06 August, 2017 in Akron, OH and airports in the area are KCAK, KCLE and KBKL.
The 2017 US Open (U.S. Tennis Association) on 28 August – 10 October, 2017 in Flushing, NY. Airports in the area are KJFK, KLGA, KHPN and KTEB.
MYCB / Cat Islands - Airport does not have Jet-A1 and Avgas through 31 October, 2017 per NOTAM.
MYEM / Gov Harbour - Airport does not have Jet-A1 and Avgas through 31 October, 2017 per NOTAM.
TXKF / Bermuda - 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.
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
TIST / St Thomas - Runway 10/28 closed through 01 October, 2017 from 0200Z – 0900Z daily per NOTAM.
General Aviation ramp has construction work in progress through 31 October, 2017 per NOTAM. One should use caution.
Foreign Arrival ramp has construction work in progress through 31 October, 2017 per NOTAM. One should use caution.
UHHH / Khabarovsk - Aerodrome remains closed for Runway maintenance between 0350Z-0650Z every Tuesday until 24 October 2017.
EASTERN EUROPE AND TURKEY
EYVI / Vilnius - Aerodrome closed to ALL traffic from 13July17 2100Z through 17Aug17 2100Z for Runway reconstruction work.
UCFM / Bishkek - Reminder - Runway closures remain 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 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 UTC.
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. - 24JUN/0400Z through 26SEP/0400Z, Runway 03/21 closed daily between 0100-0400Z due to WIP.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
FEFF / Bangui, M’Poko. - Night curfew remains in force daily between 2200Z-0500Z. Curfew in effect until 15 September 2017.
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/
LFPB / Paris Le Bourget – Advanced Notice- Airport closure nights due to night works: 02nd, 03rd, 4th, 5th, 6th October 2017 from 2200LT (2000z) to 0600LT (0400z). No Medevac allowed.
LSGG / Geneva - Due to an overall saturation of the European airspace and unfavorable weather conditions during the summer season, measures have to be taken to reduce the air traffic flow after 2200L in order to optimize the aircraft movements into Geneva. For that reason all arrival and departure PPRs between 2200-0000L are blocked as of 10 July - 30 August, 2017.
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
GENERAL AVIATION ACFT WITH WINGSPAN MORE THAN 21.5M AND HELICOPTERS
WITH MAX LENGTH MORE THAN 13M PARKING ON THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION
APN PRKG AREA LIMITED TO 3HRS
LIRA / Rome Ciampino – Additional requirements to obtain PPR
A new electronic system has been implemented, in addition to the normal information contained in the handling request (schedule, AC type, MTOW, etc) the following extra information will be needed (mandatory) in order to finalize the request:
- Call sign that will be used on the FLP
- Aircraft seat configuration
- Noise level
- One of the following document: Air Operator Certificate or Certificate of Airworthiness or Certificate of Registration or Third Country Operator Certificate (they need just one of the above).
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.
As of 22 June 2017, Israel has delegated responsibility for certain flight plans to Eurocontrol. Flights into the Tel-Aviv FIR only need to be filed to the two Eurocontrol addresses (EUCHZMFP/EUCBZMFP), the local addresses no longer need to be copied. General Aviation flights departing the Tel-Aviv FIR still need to send the FPL to the local address. General Aviation flights departing LLET, LLOV, and LLER it should be sent to LLETZPZX; flights departing from all other airports should be sent to LLBGYDYX. This is detailed in the new AIP Supplement.
Indian CAA holiday closure 15 August, 2017. Please ensure any permit applications are process before this date.