The Single Aviation Market (SAM) of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is not coming about as fast as some had hoped–the aim had been by 2015. This is despite the advantages they see through liberalization of air services under a single and unified air transport market.
Not long ago it was a real struggle for charter operators to get slots into Japan’s Narita International Airport and every other Japanese airport for that matter. Thankfully, for charter operators around the world, Japan has adopted a much friendlier approach to business aircraft operations.
The Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) and Japanese Business Aviation Association (JBAA) announced on October 21 that the county is implementing new charter operations regulations based on FAA Part 135 standards.
Business aviation services group Comlux will complete the relocation of its main holding company from Switzerland to Malta with the formal opening on Thursday of its new headquarters on the Mediterranean island.
“There are always challenges to flying internationally,” said Tim Bartholomew, manager of international trip support for Rockwell Collins Ascend Flight Information Solutions (Stand 2007). And while those challenges may change from one day to the next, he and others see the process slowly becoming more and more efficient.
Business aviation companies eager to tap Russian private and corporate wealth could be in luck here in Geneva this week because the country’s economy is bouncing back and Russians are once again shopping for aircraft. Russia’s economy is seeing growth rates as high as 10 percent–a figure that puts most of Western Europe in the shade.
The Russian United Business Aviation Association is well aware of illegal charter flying in the country and is deeply concerned about it, according to the group’s vice president, Eugeny Bakhtin. He told AIN the association is urging authorities to adopt Western standards to iron out legal anomalies that allow the so-called gray market to thrive there.
Cabotage is: (a) a cabbage soup popular in Russia; (b) the age of a guy named Cabot; (c) the transport of a paying passenger from one point to another within the same country by a foreign carrier. If your answer was (c), congratulations. But if you were not aware that U.S.
Fractional provider Flight Options of Cleveland and charter firm Starlink Aviation of Montreal yesterday announced an international partnership to form Flight Options Canada. The agreement will offer seamless “private jet travel products and an expanded network of private travel facilities and services on both sides of the border,” the companies said. For U.S.
The practice of cabotage has its origins in early Portuguese history, in a time when Spanish ships sailing between northern and southern Spain would stop at Portuguese cabos, or capes, to pick up and drop off paying passengers and cargo. Portuguese coastal shippers, rightly figuring that this was cutting into their profits, cried foul. And so the practice, now called cabotage, was outlawed.
For hundreds and maybe thousands of years, countries have sought to protect the transport trade within their borders from what they perceive as unfair competition from foreign carriers. They call this competition cabotage, and most countries have passed laws to prohibit it.
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