April 2018 Vendor Relations Regional Reviews

ASIA

CHINA

ZSSS / ZSPD Shanghai – 15-16 April the Chinese F1 Grand Prix is taking place in Shanghai. During these dates the Airports and surrounding infrastructure may be busier than normal. Please plan accordingly.

ZSSS / Shanghai - The Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) will take place on April 17-19, 2018 in Shanghai, China. Airports in the area are ZSSS and ZSPD. Consult with the local handlers for services if operating during this event. Also check the airport NOTAMS.

CAA China is closed for Tomb Sweeping Holiday 05-07 April 2018. ALL landing and overflying applications will not be processed during this period except ambulance, diplomatic flights, make all necessary arrangement in advance.

CENTRAL AMERICA

Easter will be celebrated on April 1, 2018.

NORTH AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN

CANADA

 Easter will be celebrated on 1 April, 2018.

 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.

MEXICO

Easter will be celebrated on 1 April, 2018.

Mexico observed Daylight Saving Time on 11 and 13 March, 2018 on the U.S. Border States and the remainder of the States will change on 1 and 13 April, 2018.

Mexico DGAC will be closed on 19 March, 2018 due to the holiday celebration of Benito Juarez' Birthday. In addition to DGAC, other Government offices as well as banks and some businesses will be closed on this day. 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.

U.S.A.

Easter will be celebrated on 1 April, 2018.

The PGA Masters Tournament will take place on 30 March – 9 April, 2018 in Augusta, GA. The airports in the area are KAGS and KDNL.              

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

Easter will be celebrated on 1 April, 2018.

BAHAMAS

Bahamas Civil Aviation bans all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones from aircraft travelling in the Bahamas. Devices may not be transported by passengers or crew on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the commonwealth of the Bahamas and cannot be shipped as air cargo.

MYEM / Governors Harbour - Airport Avgas and Jet A1 is not available through 22 June, 2018 per NOTAM.

RUSSIA

URSS / Sochi – During period of 13JUN2100/18 08JUL2100 regulations will be in force for all flight operations into and out of Sochi (URSS) Airport due to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Full details can be found in the below NOTAM.

REGULATIONS OF FLT OPERATIONS IN SOCHI AIRPORT DURING 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP FROM 15 JUN TILL 08 JUL 2018.  PERMISSIONS TO OPERATE INTERNATIONAL NON-SCHEDULED (SINGLE) FLT IN SOCHI AIRPORT SHALL BE ISSUED BY FEDERAL AIR TRANSPORT AGENCY AS FLW: AIRLINES MUST SUBMIT REQUEST FOR SINGLE FLT OPERATION EITHER IN RUSSIAN OR IN ENGLISH, ON THEIR OWN CHOICE, TO FEDERAL AIR TRANSPORT AGENCY AND IN COPY TO MAIN AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT CENTRE (MATMC) TO FLW ADDRESSES:

AFTN: UUUKYAYX, UUUKZXTD,

SITA: MOWYAYA, MOWICYA,

IN COPY TO MATMC:

AFTN: UUUWCPCO,

SITA: MOWYWYA.

REQUEST MUST BE SUBMITTED IN FORM OF FORMALIZED APPLICATION AS FORM N. FORM N, SAMPLE IS PUBLISHED IN AIP OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION PARTS GEN 1.2-13 AND GEN 1.2-14. IN ADDITION TO FORM

N, IT IS ALSO REQUIRED TO SUBMIT CONFIRMATION OF SOCHI AD OPERATOR (AD ADMINISTRATION) ABOUT SLOT ALLOCATION AND INFORMATION ABOUT INSURANCE OR OTHER LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR DAMAGE CAUSED TO

THIRD PERSONS AND TO ACFT TO FEDERAL AIR TRANSPORT AGENCY E-MAIL: AVIAPERMIT(AT)SCAA.RU AND IN COPY TO MATMC E-MAIL: PERMIT(AT)MATFMC.RU. ADDITIONALLY BUSINESS AVIATION ACFT OPERATORS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT COPIES OF FLW VALID DOCUMENTS:

ACFT REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE, AIRWORTHINESS CERTIFICATE AS WELL AS PILOT LICENCES OF FLIGHT CREW MEMBERS. REQUEST MUST BE SUBMITTED NOT LATER THAN 30 CALENDAR DAYS BEFORE FLT OPERATION. PERMISSION (OR REFUSAL OF ISSUING PERMISSION) FOR FLT OPERATION SHALL BE ISSUED WI 5 WORKING DAYS FROM MOMENT OF RECEPTION OF REQUEST FOR FLT OPERATION. PERMISSION FOR INTERNATIONAL AND

DOMESTIC NON-SCHEDULED (SINGLE) FLIGHTS IS VALID ONLY SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OF ALLOCATED SLOT CONFIRMED BY SOCHI AD OPERATOR (AD ADMINISTRATION).

CHANGE TO NUMERICAL PART OF THE FLT NUMBER, EXECUTION OF ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL LANDINGS AT INTERNATIONAL AERODROMES OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION (ON CONDITION OF COMPLIANCE WITH ALLOCATED SLOT CONFIRMED BY SOCHI AD OPERATOR (AD ADMINISTRATION), REPLACEMENT OF ACFT TO RESERVED ONE, INDICATED IN REQUEST FOR SINGLE FLT OPERATION, ARE ALLOWED. ADDITIONALLY BUSINESS AVIATION ACFT OPERATORS ARE ALLOWED TO CHANGE ENTRY/EXIT POINTS INTO/FROM RUSSIAN FEDERATION FIR AND TO CHANGE AERODROME OF DEPARTURE/LANDING OUTSIDE TERRITOROF RUSSIAN FEDERATION. IN THIS CASE IT IS NECESSARY TO SUBMIT ADDITIONALLY FLIGHT PLAN CONTAINING INTENDED CHANGES.

PERMISSION FOR FLT OPERATIONS REQUIRING LONG-TIME PARKING (EXCEEDING 2HR) FOR ALL TYPES ACFT WILL NOT BE ISSUED. PERMISSION FOR INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC FLT OPERATIONS REQUIRING LONG-TIME PARKING (EXCEEDING 2HR) WILL BE ISSUED FOR HEAD OF STATE FLT AND OFFICIAL DELEGATION FLT AS WELL AS FOR FLT CARRIED OUT IN INTERESTS OF 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP CONDITIONED BY ACFT HANDLING SCHEDULES AND OTHER WELL-FOUNDED REASONS BY COORDINATION WITH SOCHI AD OPERATOR (AD ADMINISTRATION). IN CASE OF NON-COMPLIANCE WITH CONFIRMED ALLOCATED SLOT, PERMISSIONS ISSUED EARLIER FOR OPERATIONS OF SUBSEQUENT FLIGHTS MAY BE CANCELLED. IN CASE OF DEPARTURE DELAY EXCEEDING 30 MINUTES, FLIGHT PLAN INDICATING EXPECTED TIME OF ARRIVAL MUST BE SUBMITTED AS WELL AS A REQUEST FOR A NEW SLOT TO SOCHI AD OPERATOR (AD ADMINISTRATION), IF ARRIVAL IS EXPECTED TO DELAY FOR OVER 30 MINUTES (FOR UP TO THREE-HOUR FLT), AND IF ARRIVAL IS EXPECTED TO DELAY FOR OVER 45 MINUTES (FOR MORE THAN THREE-HOUR FLT).

REQUESTS FOR FLIGHTS OPERATED FOR TRANSPORTATION OF HEADS OF FOREIGN STATES AND GOVERNMENTS AND OFFICIAL DELEGATIONS HEADED BY THEM, SHALL BE SUBMITTED VIA DIPLOMATIC CHANNELS TO MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION. SUCH REQUESTS SHALL BE SUBMITTED VIA DIPLOMATIC CHANNELS IN FORM OF FORMALIZED APPLICATION AS FORM N, NOT LATER THAN 10 DAYS BEFORE COMMENCEMENT OF FLT OPERATION. ISSUANCE OF PERMISSION AND COORDINATED CONDITIONS TO APPLICANT SHALL BE EXECUTED BY FEDERAL AIR TRANSPORT AGENCY THROUGH MATMC FOR MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION.

IN CASE OF FORCE-MAJEURE CIRCUMSTANCES CONNECTED WITH SUCH FLIGHTS, INFORMATION WILL BE ACCEPTED BY MATMC H24 TO FLW ADDRESSES:

AFTN: UUUWCPCO,

SITA: MOWYWYA,

FAX: 7-(495)-601-08-07, 7-(495)-601-07-64.

REQUESTS FOR SINGLE FLIGHTS OF STATE AVIATION OF FOREIGN STATES (EXCLUDING FLIGHTS CONNECTED WITH TRANSPORTATION OF OFFICIALS AND FLIGHTS OPERATED FOR THE PURPOSES OF 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP) AND FOR SINGLE FLIGHTS OF EXPERIMENTAL AVIATION OF FOREIGN STATES (INCLUDING FLIGHTS OF AIR BALOONS, AIRSHIPS ETC.) TO/FROM SOCHI AD WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHIN MENTIONED PERIOD.

REQUESTS FOR FLIGHTS CONNECTED WITH FORCE-MAJEURE CIRCUMSTANCES AS WELL AS FLIGHTS OPERATED FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES (WHEN OPERATED FROM SOCHI AD) WILL BE ACCEPTED H24 TO FLW ADDRESSES:

AFTN: UUUWCPCO,

SITA: MOWYWYA,

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

IN COPY TO FEDERAL AIR TRANSPORT AGENCY:

AFTN: UUUKYAYX, UUUKZXTD,

SITA: MOWYAYA, MOWICYA.

IN COPY TO SOCHI AIRPORT:

AFTN: URSSAPBF, URSSAPCS.

WITHIN MENTIONED PERIOD, NO PERMISSIONS FOR ANY NON-SCHEDULED FLT CONNECTED WITH FORMING PAYLOAD IN SOCHI AIRPORT WILL BE ISSUED TO AIR TRANSPORT ENTERPRISES, UNLESS SUCH FLT ARE INTENDED FOR AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE OF ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE OF PARTICIPANTS AND GUESTS OF 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP IN SOCHI CITY. POSSIBLE LONG-TIME HOLDINGS OF ARRIVING ACFT AND FURTHER DIVERTS TO ALTERNATE AERODROMES AS WELL AS DEPARTURE DELAYS, AS A RESULT OF SOCHI AD CONGESTION, SHALL BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT WHEN CALCULATING FUEL LOAD. IF IT IS TECHNICALLY AVAILABLE, REFUELLING SHALL NOT BE PLANNED AT SOCHI AD, IN ORDER TO MINIMIZE TIME REQUIRED FOR ACFT HANDLING. FLIGHTS OF ACFT WITH INOP APU SHALL NOT BE PLANNED TO SOCHI AD AS WELL.

Regulations for other Aerodromes in the 2018 FIFA World Cup host cities are expected to follow in the coming weeks.

UHHH / Khabarovsk - Aerodrome closed between 0350Z-0650Z every Tuesday until the 23rd October 2018. Check NOTAMS for updates to the above.

EASTERN EUROPE AND TURKEY

AZERBAIJAN

UBBB / Baku - 27 - 29 April, Baku will be hosting the 2018 F1 Grand Prix of Azerbaijan, 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. 

BELARUS

UMMS / Minsk 2 - Various night closures planned throughout 2018. Please check NOTAMS for full details prior to planning any trips to this Aerodrome.

AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA

FACT / Cape Town - The city and surrounding areas, including the International Airport are still experiencing a serious water shortage as a result of an extended drought. Cape Town currently has very limited supplies of water left in its reservoirs. Consequentially the Airport has published a NOTAM requiring all flights to tanker in water – Please don’t expect to be able to uplift any water at Cape Town airport for the foreseeable future.

RWANDA

HRYR / Kigali - Daily between 0800 - 1300Z Aerodrome will be closed due to work in progress for Runway upgrade from Cat I to Cat II. This restriction is estimated to remain in place until 24th June 2018.

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

GERMANY

EDDB / Berlin Schoenefeld  - Innovation and Leadership in Aerospace (ILA) exhibition will occur in Berlin 25-29th April.  Airspace restrictions in place as per NOTAM:

EDDB APT 2018031D9CAV01 A1268/18    18 19APR0000/18 30APR2359 

TRIGGER NOTAM TO AIP SUP VFR 08/18 (15 MAR 2018).

INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACE EXHIBIION 'ILA 2018' FROM 25 APR TO 29 APR

2018 (INCL PREPARATION AND POST-EXHIBITION PHASE FROM 19 APR TO 30

APR 2018.

SPECIAL REGULATIONS FOR AIR TFC IN THE LATERAL LIMITS OF AIRSPACE

CLASS C BERLIN, EXPANSION OF THE BERLIN CTR, CHANGES TO VFR

COMPULSORY REPORTING POINTS, MANDATORY SLOT ALLOCATION PROC AND

OTHER LIMITATIONS DURING THE 'ILA 2018'.

TEL NR. OF CENTRAL COORDINATION CENTRE (ZEKO) FOR VFR AND IFR +49

(0)30 3038 86026.

FURTHER INFO AND CHART SEE SUPPLEMENT.

SWITZERLAND

LSGG / Geneva

LSGG APT 20171117574V01 A0451/17    17 16DEC0000/18 15APR2359 

SAT-SUN 0000-2359          AD NOT TO BE PLANNED FOR DIV OR ALTN.             

                                                 

UNITED KINGDOM

EGLF / Farnborough Airshow 2018

The 2018 edition of the Farnborough International Airshow will occur 16-22 July 2018.

9-13 July   - Arrival/Validation Week (possible short delays may occur 0700-1600z)

7 July   - Standby day in case of bad weather for validation (possible short delays 0700-1200z)

Exhibition Week Flying Display –

 

                                                Runway Closed                                 Display

Mon      16/7                       1200-1530z                                          1230-1500z

Tues      17/7                       1245-1615z                                          1315-1545z

Wed      18/7                       1245-1615z                                          1315-1545z

Thu        19/7                       1245-1615z                                          1315-1545z

Fri           20/7                       1200-1630z                                          1230-1600z

Sat          21/7                       1100-1700z                                          1130-1630z

Sun        22/7                       1100-1700z                                          1130-1630z

Departure Days: Monday (23rd) and Tuesday 24th (Possible delays 0700-1600z)                

Throughout 7-25 July, the ILS will be switched off. The airport will operate VFR ONLY.

POLAND

EPWA / WARSAW - Night restrictions in place until 26 April, 2018 2359L.

Aerodrome effectively closed to operations each night 2230-0430 (2130-0330 Summer time) - barring state/government, humanitarian, Emergency landings and diverts. No other flights (scheduled or ad-hoc) will be permitted. Ref NOTAM EPWA APT 20180307A01V01 A1517/18 

EPWA APT 20180307A01V01 A1517/18    18 25MAR2130/18 26APR2159 EST

BETWEEN 2230-0430 (SUMMER TIME 2130-0330) THE CORE NIGHT RULE

I.E.THE PROHIBITION OF PLANNING AIR OPERATIONS FOR THIS PERIOD, SHALL BE IN FORCE. OPERATIONS WHICH ARE TO BE PERFORMED AT NIGHT MUST NOT BE SCHEDULED

TO OPERATE DURING THE CORE NIGHT PERIOD.

DURING THE CORE NIGHT PERIOD THE FOLLOWING OPERATIONS SHALL BE

PERMITTED:

A) STATE FLIGHTS

B) EMERGENCY LANDINGS

C) HUMANITARIAN FLIGHTS

D) FLIGHTS OPERATIONALLY DELAYED (FOR REASONS BEYOND THE CONTROL OF

THE CARRIER) FORMING A PART OF A SERIES OF SLOTS

E) DIVERTED INBOUND FLIGHTS.

DURING THE CORE NIGHT PERIOD AD-HOC AND POSITIONING OPERATIONS

SHALL NOT BE PERMITTED.

DETAILED INFORMATION AVBL ON LOCAL RULE EPWA 1 ON FLIGHT SCHEDULE

COORDINATOR WEB SITE HTTPS//WWW.ACL-UK.ORG/AIRPORT-INFO-DETAILS/?AID=12

 

UNITED KINGDOM

EGSS / Stanstead – Night restrictions 0100L 25 March – 0159L 28 Octobar 2018

The restriction limits the landing and departure of all aircraft during the summer 2018 night period, depending on its QC noise rating (ref: AIP supp, Airport Notice).

The 2018 summer season runs from 0100 25 March to 0159L 28 October 2018, the restricted night period is as follows:

Period   Times(UK Local)                Slot Availability

Non Night Period                              07.00 – 23.00hrs                Unrestricted Slot Availability

Night Period                                      23.00 – 07.00hrs                Limited Slot Availability for all Aircraft

Night Period(Shoulder Period)   23.00 – 23.30 & 0600 – 07.00hrs  Limited Slot Availability for all Aircraft

Slots for Aircraft rated QC1 and above are likely not to be approved.                            

In previous years, certain aircraft types were exempt from Night Noise restrictions, however, for the Summer 2018 period this is now not the case as the CAA have now imposed a movement restriction also. As shown in the supplement, aircraft rated up to QC1 can still operate depending on the movement limitations at that time. Aircraft rated above QC1 are unlikely to receive slot approval during the Night Period (please see the example below).

 

Aircraft Type      QC rating Arr/Dep                 Arrive or Depart

EC155(Heli)         QC 0.5   QC 0.5                       Limited slot availability during the night quota period

Bombardier GLEX  QC 0       QC 0.25              Limited slot availability during the night quota period

Falcon 7X                 QC 0       QC 0.25               Limited slot availability during the night quota period

GLF  650                  QC 0       QC 0                    Limited slot availability during the night quota period

GLF 5/550               QC 0       0.25                    Limited slot availability during the night quota period

Airbus 318/319/320/321     QC0.5    QC1        Limited slot availability during the night quota period

BBJ 1/2/3        QC0.5/QC1       QC0.5/QC1/QC2        Limited slot availability to arrive during the night quota period

Cannot depart during the night period

B757      QC0.25/QC0.5/QC1         QC0.5/QC1/QC2               Limited slot availability to arrive during the night quota period, Cannot depart during the night quota period

B767      QC0.5/QC0.1      QC0.5/QC1/QC2               Limited slot availability to arrive during the night quota period. Cannot depart during the night quota period

B787      QC0.25/QC0.5/QC1        QC0.25/QC0.5/QC1        Limited slot availability during the night quota period

ACL (Slot Coordination) and MAG (Stansted Airport Authority) have allocated the community of FBO Companies at Stansted a limited number of movements per week/ month which will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

FRANCE

LFPB / Paris Le Bourget - 120th Anniversary of National French Aero Club - 15 April 2018

Aerodrome Closed 1300-1530L to all traffic except MEDEVAC. NOTAM Forthcoming.

Advanced Warning – MAY and JUNE – LFPB Aerodrome closures

MAY 2018 – LFPB Closed to ALL traffic except MEDEVAC:

- Mon 14 May 2200 - Tue 15 May 0600 LT

- Tue 15 May 2200 - Wed 16 May 0600 LT

- Wed 16 May 2200 - Thu 17 May 0600 LT

- Thu 17 May 2200 - Fri 18 May 0600 LT

 Expect to be issued mandatory timed slots for arrival and departure.

JUNE 2018 – LFPB Closed to ALL traffic except MEDEVAC:

- Mon 11 June 2200 – Tue 12 June 0600 LT

- Tue 12 June 2200 – Wed 13 June 0600 LT

- Wed 13 June 2200 – Thu 14 June 0600 LT

- Thu 14 June 2200 – Fri 15 June 0600 LT

 Expect to be issued mandatory timed slots for arrival and departure.

During this period, Pontoise airport (LFPT) will accept landing 24 hours with lit up airstrip.

NOTAMS will be issued at a later stage.

 

Monaco F1 Grand Prix and Cannes Film Festival (affected period 08-28 May inclusive)

•             Cannes Film Festival (main affected dates – 08-19 May)

•             Monaco F1 Grand Prix (main affected dates – 24-27 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 042/18.

LFMD / Cannes, LFMN / Nice – 20 -22 April, 2018

•             Red Bull Air Race

•             Monte-Carlo Masters Tennis (staged in Monaco)

Both events occur simultaneously.

LFMD will host the Red Bull Air Race and thus will be closed during the event.

LFMN may experience higher volumes of traffic so parking restriction may come in to effect.

MIDDLE EAST                                                                             

INDIA

CAA India will be closed from 29 March - 01 April, 2018. Please ensure any permit applications are process before this date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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