Fiduciary services specialist Equiom, based in the Isle of Man with offices in Jersey and Malta, is at EBACE (Booth 625) to highlight its range of services for aviation clients and its new customs warehousing service. Equiom’s offerings include ownership structuring and multi-jurisdictional VAT, tax and registration services. The company said it specializes in creating bespoke solutions to meet exact client needs, and EBACE provides an excellent face-to-face meeting point.
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.
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.
Draft Advisory Circular 93-1, “Reservations for Unscheduled Flights at High Density Traffic Airports,” provides an overview of proposed changes to the slot-reservation process for unscheduled IFR arrivals and departures at New York JFK International and La Guardia Airports, and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (when reopened to general aviation).
On February 18, U.S. Customs began issuing fines of up to $10,000 to Part 135 operators who do not electronically transmit a passenger and crew manifest to the agency in advance of arriving at a U.S. airport. Customs has provided an e-mail interface program to transmit the manifest and warned that e-mails that do not conform to this format will not be delivered.
On September 14, three days after the terrorist attacks, the U.S. Customs Office notified NBAA that the General Aviation Telephonic Entry (GATE) program was closed. GATE allowed approved pilots and passengers flying from Canada to the U.S. to give customs advance notice by calling a toll-free number and obtaining a telephonic entry number.
With the recent activation of ConciAir, Signature Flight Support has joined the list of FBOs offering online servicing orders. ConciAir enables customers to order fuel, food, hangar space and other services, as well as make hotel reservations and ground transportation arrangements at not only the 49 Signature locations around the world but also, in an unusual non-partisan move, at more than 600 other FBOs across the U.S.
Next step for the pilots is their testimony in the case, scheduled to take place in Brazil on August 27. But while the judge has scheduled the pilots to testify at this time, the question remains whether they’ll be required to return to Brazil to do so. According to Joel Weiss, the attorney for the pilots, the issue comes down to an extradition treaty between the U.S. and Brazil.
British lawmakers will probe allegations that the UK government has been allowing the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to bring terrorist suspects through London-area airports in business jets. They are concerned about reports that the agency has been flying suspects to countries where they will face torture, in breach of both United Nations conventions and Britain’s own Criminal Justice Act.
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.
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