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Flying bizjets to and within China

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It’s an expensive operating environment, but CAAC is more accessible, and visas and permits are easier to process now. China is an increasingly common destination for international business aviation. Most ops, however, go into about 8 major centers on the mainland. By Grant McLaren Editor-at-Large hina is considered one of the most expensive and restrictive […]

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India and Pakistan

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Diligent pre-planning with the help of local ground handlers is paramount when visiting these unique GA operating environments. Taj Mahal is best accessed from AGR (Agra, India), but this location can take up to 30 days for landing permission. By Grant McLaren Editor-at-Large hile international bizav traffic remains steady to and over India and Pakistan, […]

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Bizav missions to and within Mexico

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It’s important for GA users to understand the local rules and regs, and to carry hard copies of all required paperwork. Manny’s Aviation Services & Manny’s Catering at TLC (Toluca, Mexico) is always standing by with full bizav support services. Good-quality ground handling is available at airports throughout Mexico. By Grant McLaren Editor-at-Large hile business […]

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Caribbean and Bahamas

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Flying bizjets to these island nations is straightforward, but be aware of particular permits and visa requirements. Jet Centre at CUR (Curacao Intl, Curacao) offers full-service bizjet support in a facility separate from the commercial terminal. Across the Caribbean you’ll find a high-caliber of FBO and full-service ground handlers. By Grant McLaren Editor-at-Large aribbean and […]

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Nav fees and implications for international travel

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Costs and payment methods vary depending on the country or region, but experienced ISPs can help you avoid headaches.   Collins Aerospace ArincDirect international support providers (ISPs) help global bizav operators proactively manage international nav fees and payment requirements. By Grant McLaren Editor-at-Large nternational nav fees are not an overly complex realm to manage and […]

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Charter considerations

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The definition of charter may vary from country to country, and authorities are becoming more stringent, but a good ISP can make things easier. When landing in Mexico, nav fees are included as a part of fuel charges. For overflights of the country, however, nav fees are due and payable after the fact. Photo shows […]

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Bizjet flights to and within Korea and Japan

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GA missions typically go smoothly here but there may be challenges in terms of permits and slots. Seoul Gimpo Business Aviation Center (SGBAC) at GMP (Gimpo, Seoul, South Korea) provides full GA support services, including hangarage. Note, however, that GMP is not a 24/7 airport. By Grant McLaren Editor-at-Large   apan and South Korea continue […]
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Saving costs on bizjet missions abroad

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Tips from the experts: Plan in advance, arrange fuel uplifts as early as possible and prescind from unnecessary services. When flying to popular international business or resort locations with few alternative parking options, be prepared for higher costs. Landing and staying here at BOB (Bora Bora, French Polynesia), particularly with an ocean view parking stand, […]

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Destination and tech stops in Africa

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Bizav missions to this continent tend to go smoothly with adequate pre-planning, ISP support and help from qualified ground handlers. Airports located within and close to game reserves and national parks, such as MQP (Kruger Mpumalanga Intl, South Africa) above, attract consistent volumes of international business aviation. It’s important, however, to pre-confirm available overnight parking, […]

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