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Post by howie » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:21 pm

Daily Brief
Thursday, Jul 26, 2018


HLLS/Sebha Libya

The airport has been closed since 2014 due to fighting in the area. A new Notam has been issued which officially extends the closure period to Oct 10, as talks continue between the authorities and local groups to try to find a way to re-open the airport.

LTFE/Bodrum Turkey

The the parking stands are currently all being renamed. The Jepp charts don’t reflect this yet, and the Notams don't give full information. One Opsgroup member who operated there has advised “to look out for directions on the taxiway to correct stand numbers”. The airport is currently a popular choice for GA who are struggling to get parking at some Greek airports in the region, particularly LGAV/Athens.

EDDK/Cologne Germany

We’ve now had two reports in Airport Spy on the same issue - handlers insist on parking aircraft on remote stands, despite the rest of the ramp seeming to be empty, which then results in delays on the day of departure, with some crews almost missing their slots. As one report says: “Remote parking will make you late unless managed… Be very clear with the handling agent about the time you desire to be on the line. Make them repeat the instructions back to you, get the name of the person to whom you are speaking, and call the night before to reiterate the instructions. I suggest arriving one hour earlier than usual to verify their progress.”

KMIA/Miami USA

Yesterday’s break in the fuel pipeline - which is the sole source of jet fuel to the airport - has now been fixed. They have started the process of refilling the pipe, and expect fuel levels at the airport to be back to normal soon. But for now, some fuel providers are recommending operators should still plan to tanker in, as per an IATA notice that was issued last night.

KSTL/St. Louis USA

A Presidential TFR is in place today, meaning no GA ops allowed at KSTL/St Louis International from 1300-1415 and 1500-1615 local time. The TFR also prohibits GA ops at KCPS/St Louis Downtown Airport from 1330-1545 local time.

VIDP/Delhi India

The airport have stopped issuing arrival and departure slots to GA aircraft between 9-12 and 21-24 local time every day. This is not yet showing on the Notams, but is reported to be in response to some recent incidents where some commercial airlines got diverted because of heavy congestion on the ramp during these time periods, which attracted scrutiny from the Aviation regulator.



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Post by howie » Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:50 pm

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Friday, Jul 27, 2018


DIAP/Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire

For runway repairs, the airport will be closed each night (except Tuesdays) from 2-7 local time, from Aug 2 to Oct 1.

RJZZ/Japan

Typhoon Jongdari is strengthening out in the Pacific Ocean, and is expected to make landfall over southern Japan overnight on Jul 28-29, with gusting winds of over 100 kts. Based on current forecasts, RJBB/Osaka lies directly in the path of the storm, but the disruption can be expected from RJTT/Tokyo in the north to RJFK/Kagoshima in the south. Jongdari is forecast to then sweep across the country and out into the Sea of Japan by Jul 31. It should bring an end to the deadly heatwave Japan has been experiencing over the past week.

EINN/Shannon Ireland

Airport authorities say that with all the improvements made to the U.S. CBP pre-clearance process, the average pre-clearance time is now around 45 minutes (less in most cases, and sometimes as little as 15 minutes) and quicker than the time it takes to carry out aircraft re-fuelling while on a tech stop. Gone for some years is the need to shut down the APU and pre-clearance is now carried out in parallel with aircraft servicing such as fuelling.

NSFA/Faleolo Samoa

An Opsgroup member has reported that the airport is currently only providing fuel to scheduled airlines, and none at all to GA/BA flights. “They are not issuing any NOTAM info for this situation as they say 'it doesn’t affect the Airline operators'. There is plenty of fuel at NSTU/Pago Pago and we advise all private and corporate jet operators to plan any fuel tech stops through this location UFN.”

NFZZ/Fiji

Eruptions from the Manaro Voui volcano in Vanuatu over recent days has now produced a significant ash cloud, which is starting to impact ops in the region. So far, airports in Vanuatu have largely been unaffected, but as the ash cloud has been drifting east towards Fiji, some Fiji Airways local flights between NFFN/Nadi and NFNA/Suva have been cancelled today, Jul 27. An ash cloud up to FL400 is forecast to remain in the area through to Jul 28 at the earliest.



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Post by Bell 407 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:19 pm

Thanks Howie. As said before, makes for interesting reading :champion:



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Post by Propnut » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:04 am

An insight into the back-end of aviation, opening up an area of information that would have normally passed by. Thanks Howie for the effort.



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Post by Moertoe Pilut » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:21 am

DXB RWY30L/12R closed daily from 11:00Z to 14:00Z



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Post by howie » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:30 pm

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Monday, Jul 30, 2018


RJZZ/Japan

All airports are operating normally again, after Typhoon Jongdari hit central and western Japan over the weekend, injuring at least 20 people and cutting power to tens of thousands of homes. The storm is now lingering off the southeastern coast of Japan, and is expected to track away from the country by midweek and take aim at eastern China. Temperatures across Japan are expected to shoot up again this week to 35C or higher, now that the typhoon has moved away. Authorities have declared the heatwave which swept the country last week as a natural disaster, with at least 65 deaths recorded.

SUMU/Montevideo Uruguay

Petrobas, the airport’s main fuel supplier, has said they cannot provide fuel to any type of flight until midday local time on Jul 31. If operating there before then, best double-check with your fuel provider.

GUCY/Conakry Guinea

Airport workers plan to stage an indefinite strike from Aug 2 onwards over an increase in fuel prices. The authorities have said that the work stoppage will not affect operations for scheduled commercial traffic, but GA/BA flights may experience delays.

FZAA/Kinshasa Congo (Kinshasa)

Disruption likely at the airport and in the city on Aug 1, as prominent opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba is expected to return to the country that day to take part in the country’s presidential election. Bemba's party has called for supporters to greet the leader upon his arrival, and escort him from the airport to the city centre.

DBZZ/Benin

As Benin will be celebrating its Independence Day on Aug 1, the airport will be closed that day from 0930-1300 local time, and overflights must be at above FL100.

RJAA/Tokyo Narita Japan

Possible delays at Tokyo’s Narita airport today, as one of the airport’s two runways (16L/34R) is closed, after an Air Canada 787-9 landed and exited the runway at the wrong spot, onto a taxiway under construction. Local crews are now working to return the aircraft to the runway, but until then, the airport will be on single runway ops.

EDDK/Cologne Germany

Following reports in Airport Spy of delays following handlers insistence on parking GA/BA aircraft on remote stands, despite the rest of the ramp seeming to be empty, we’ve now had more information from a handler at the airport on the issue. They say - “The main problem is that the airport is at full capacity at night when all the large UPS / Fedex freighters + the ATR 72s of the feeder aircraft come in. The ATRs are parked on the ramp, which used to be the dedicated GA ramp. This ramp is empty during the day and that is where the BA/GA aircraft are parked first. Therefore the ramp space is empty when the planes arrive. However this ramp space has to be cleared of all aircraft, except for 4 parking positions which remain left for smaller aircraft such as Citations or Learjets, in order to accommodate the ATRs during the night.”



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Post by howie » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:29 pm

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Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018


KTPA/Tampa USA

A Presidential TFR is in place for today, Jul 31, meaning no GA ops are allowed at these Tampa airports at the following times: KTPA/Tampa International from 1645-2115, KPIE/St Pete-Clearwaterfrom 1645-1800 and 2000-2115, and KVDF/Tampa Executive from 1715-2045 (all times local).

MMZZ/Mexico

Reports of an AFTN failure causing issues when filing to Mexico. No Notams have been issued, and it is unknown when the issue will be fixed. Operators can call +52-669-982-2075 or +52-669-954-8035 to file, but expect some trouble getting through due to the volume of calls being made.

EICK/Cork Ireland

The last of the planned night-time runway closures will be happening tonight, Aug 1, from 0055-0515 local time. No more runway repairs planned after this; the airport will go back to being H24.

SMJP/Zandery Suriname

CAT 1 ILS is now back in operation on Runway 11. They have installed a completely new system, as the old one had been out of service for the past couple of years.

DTZZ/Tunisia

Airport employees across the country have called off a strike that was due to take place this week, after a deal was reached with the government to improve working conditions.
WSSS/Singapore Changi Singapore
One of the airport’s two runways (02R/20L) will be closed for repairs until Aug 15, meaning it will be harder than ever to get slots approved for your BA/GA flight. Consider WSSL/Seletar instead. Additionally, the airport authority has said it will not approve any slots for GA/BA from 1300-midnight local time on Aug 4, 5 and 9, and all day on Aug 11. This is due to a bunch of events that will be happening around Singapore’s National Day Parade on Aug 9.

KRNT/Renton USA

The Boeing factory at the airport have said they are experiencing a mysterious “sudden production emergency”, which means that between the hours of 7-21 local time until the end of August, aircraft with a wingspan of more than 89ft will need to get PPR. Call 816-785-1378 for that. Overnight, from 21-7 local time, these larger aircraft will not be allowed to operate at all.



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Post by Bell 407 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:18 pm

howie wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:29 pm
KRNT/Renton USA

The Boeing factory at the airport have said they are experiencing a mysterious “sudden production emergency” ...
:fantastic: :thumbsup1: :dance: :clap: :bazinga:



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Post by howie » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:33 am

We have just issued a Level 1 Ops Alert for:

MMZZ/ Mexico :

Category: ATC

Situation: Ongoing issues with the system mean that no flight plans to or from Mexico can be filed by AFTN, and no TAF/METARs are being reported for any Mexican airports. For flights from Mexico, flight plans can still be filed locally at airports, as the towers can pass along to other ACC’s. But for flights to Mexico, you can call +52-669-982-2075 or +52-669-954-8035 to file your flight plan - just expect some trouble getting through due to the volume of calls being made at present. For latest weather reports, you can use this website, and click on ‘SAMX’ on the left-hand menu for METARs, and ‘FTMX’ for TAFs: http://capma.com.mx/capma/capma.html



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Post by howie » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:48 pm

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Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018


MMZZ/Mexico

Yesterday’s technical issue with not being able to file any flight plans to/from Mexico by AFTN now seems to be resolved, and METARs/TAFs from Mexican airports are available again too.

KPAE/Everett USA

The main runway 16R/34L is scheduled to close for runway repairs, from 7pm Aug 23 to 7pm Aug 30. Some sealant applied to the runway in July is not performing as expected, and since then there has been an unusual amount of loose material on the runway. The airport’s other runway 16L/34R will remain open, but that’s only 3000 ft.

MMDO/Durango Mexico

Normal operations have resumed following yesterday’s closure due to the crash of a passenger aircraft near the airport. Operations were suspended shortly after the Aeromexico departed from the airport at 1600 local time, but the airport reopened again at around 2350. No fatalities were reported in the crash, according to officials.

KZZZ/USA
Delays likely at airports on the east coast today, as severe thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and evening from western New England all the way down through the mid-Atlantic states and southward to the northern Gulf Coast.

YMML/Melbourne Australia
Runway repair work ongoing until the end of Oct. On the main runway 16/34, the operational length is reduced by 300 metres, so if you’re landing on 34, Taxiway C is the last point at which you will be able to vacate the runway. For more info, read the AIP SUP here.



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Post by howie » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:26 pm

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Thursday, Aug 2, 2018


SBEG/Manaus Brazil

Runway repairs planned from Aug 6 until Oct 10. The airport’s only runway will be closed each day (except Sundays) from 5-11 local time. Lots of disruption expected, as lots of the normal morning scheduled traffic will now be pushed back to later in the day.

ZSSS/Shanghai China

Typhoon Jongdari is expected to make landfall almost directly over Shanghai on the afternoon of Aug 3, with gusting winds of around 40kts. Authorities at both Shanghai airports ZSPD/Pudong and ZSSS/Hongqiao have said that all landing and parking requests for GA aircraft will be rejected until 2300 local time on Aug 4, by which time the storm is expected to have passed.

FVHA/Harare Zimbabwe

Violent protests in the city have resulted in three deaths, following the general elections held on 31 July. Further protests are likely ahead of the release of the election results, which must be made public by Aug 4 at the latest. The military have now been called in to help keep order. Operations at the airport are reported to be running as normal.

VISR/Srinagar India

Following upgrades to the airport lighting, security, and control tower equipment, the airport say they will be able to accept night flights from Aug 10. Srinagar Airport is in the far north of India right next to the border with Pakistan, and although it was declared “International” in Feb 2005, very few international flights have operated there so far - reportedly due to objections from the authorities in Pakistan who have not allowed the overflying of aircraft to/from the airport.

KZZZ/USA

The state of Georgia will suspend its sales tax on jet fuel in August, following a long-running dispute with Delta Airlines. The 4% tax on jet fuel which had been in place was among the highest in the country, behind only Illinois, California and Michigan, while other states impose little or no tax on jet fuel at all.

AYZZ/Papua New Guinea
The Southern Highlands region remains under a state of emergency due to civil unrest. AYMN/Mendi will remain closed until Aug 13, and AYXM/Komo until Aug 31, at the earliest. Most western countries continue to advise against all travel to the region.



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Post by howie » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:22 pm

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Friday, Aug 3, 2018


GUCY/Conakry Guinea

A strike by airport workers originally planned to commence on Aug 2 has now been postponed until after the conclusion of the annual Muslim Hajj and Christian pilgrimages (around Aug 24), though the exact date has not been announced. The work stoppage was part of ongoing protests over an increase in fuel prices.

OEGS/Gassim Saudi Arabia

Report in Airport Spy this week advising against ops to this airport! “Customs officers were very confused and spoke only little english. Immigration was a disaster. We were kept waiting with no progress. After 20 minutes we were kicked aside as passengers from a commercial flight came in. After yet another hour they said the wanted a "Commercial Registration number". Supposedly starting with 700. After a massive delay they took our passports hostage and gave a special paper to proceed. This airport doesn't have an FBO. It seems they are not aligned to receive business jets. Do yourself a favour and choose OERK/Riyadh instead.”

LEZZ/Spain

Extreme temperatures are expected across Spain and Portugal over the next few days, aided by a surge of hot air sweeping in from Africa. The current forecast for southwestern Spain and southern and southeastern Portugal is 47C (116.6F) on both Aug 3 and 4. The heatwave is expected to continue well into next week.

ZSSS/Shanghai China

Both ZSPD/Pudong and ZSSS/Hongqiao airports are operating normally again, following the passage of Storm Jongdari. Local handlers say the airports will start accepting new requests for GA/BA again on Aug 4.

KZZZ/USA
Lots of Presidential TFRs are in place for Aug 4. In New Jersey, no GA ops allowed at KMMU/Morristown Municipal and KCDW/Essex County airports from 1545-1645 and 2115-2215 local time. In Ohio, no GA ops allowed at KCMH/Columbus Intl and KOSU/Ohio State University airports from 1700-1815 and 1930-2045 local time.



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Post by howie » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:20 pm

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Monday, Aug 6, 2018


SBGL
Rio De Janeiro BrazilReport: GIG1
Rwy 15/33 has multiple closures and shortened distances from 01Aug-30Nov. With the displaced threshold, Rwy 15 will become Rwy 14.

TNCA/Aruba

From Aug 9 to Sep 7, the airport will be closed each night from midnight to 7am local time, for runway repairs. No extensions or diversions will be allowed during this period - they will only consider re-opening for medical emergencies.

SVZZ/Venezuela

Venezuela has now issued a Notam banning all GA ops throughout the country from Aug 5-12. This comes after the reported assassination attempt on President Maduro on Aug 4, which was made using multiple small weaponised drones.

WAZZ/Indonesia

More than 90 people are now known to have died after a powerful 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok on Aug 5. It happened just one week after another quake in the same region killed more than a dozen people. Airports on both Lombok and Bali are reported to be operating as normal.

RJZZ/Japan

Typhoon Shanshan is heading towards Japan with gusting winds of over 100 kts. Based on current forecasts, the storm could make landfall near Tokyo as early as Aug 8, bringing heavy winds and strong rains to a region currently suffering from an intense heatwave.

MMZZ/Mexico

Two storms have formed off the southwestern cost of Mexico - Storm Ileana and Storm John. Based on current forecasts, neither pose any immediate threat to land as they are expected to track parallel to the coast over the next few days. Storm John is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by the end of Aug 6, with gusting winds of over 100 kts. Storm Ileana is trailing John to the southeast but is not forecast to reach hurricane force.

FMCH/Moroni Comoros
Ongoing fuel supply issues mean that there will be no fuel available for international flights from Aug 6-14.



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Post by howie » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:59 pm

Daily Brief fsb-square.png
Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 opg-logo.png


icon-event.png WSSL

Singapore Seletar Singaporefox-glasses-icon.png Report: NRT1
National Day Aug 9 - closed 16-23 local, arrivals 07-16 must file 12 hrs in advance, departures 6 hours in advance.

icon-event.png WSSS

Singapore Changi Singaporefox-glasses-icon.png Report: NRT1
National Day Aug 9 - no slots Aug 9 for GA/BA from 1300-midnight, and none at all avail on Aug 11. Also, 02R/02L will be closed fo repairs thru Aug 15, so slots harder than ever to get.

icon-runway.png LIPE

Bologna Italyfox-glasses-icon.png Report: LIN1
Bologna will shut down completely from Sep 15-17 inclusive for heavy maintenance of runway and taxiways. Last flight arrival accepted Sep 14 at 22Z. More info

icon-airport.png VIDP


Delhi Indiafox-glasses-icon.png Report: IKA1
Aug 15 is Independence Day - From 6-10 and 16-19 local, no GA/BA ops are allowed to land or takeoff at VIDP or any other airports within 300km (that’s mainly VIJP/Jaipur). No GA/BA overflights are allowed either - the most northerly airway that will still be open for east-west overflights will be P628.

icon-severe%20wx.png PHNL

Honolulu USAfox-glasses-icon.png Report: BNA1
Hurricane Hector, in the Pacific, is expected to track well south of the Hawaiian Islands - current forecasts say 150 miles south of any land between 12z Weds and 12z Thurs. Monitor http://www.prh.noaa.gov/cphc/ for any track changes.

icon-politics.png ZSZZ

Chinafox-glasses-icon.png Report: YIP1
Heads up if you're applying for a Chinese Crew Visa, and have Turkish entry stamps in the passport you submit (which may be likely for many international crews). There have been numerous Visa rejections because the crew member had Turkish stamps in their passport.

icon-airspace.png WMZZ & WSZZ

Malaysia & Singaporefox-glasses-icon.png Report: XSP2
Bersama Lima 2018 will be conducted between 9 - 17 OCT with significant airspace closures in Singapore and Malaysian FIR's between 00 - 11Z. Intense Aerial Activity and Live Fire Exercises will be part of the daily closures. There is an extremely detailed AIP Supplement in Singapore's AIP. More info

icon-fuel.png NSFA
Faleolo Samoa

No fuel supplies to GA or BA aircraft continues. Only commercial airline traffic being supplied UFN. GA/BA operators recommended to use Pago Pago ( NSTU) for fuel tech stops at the moment.
icon-runway.png KTEB
Teterboro USA

Runway 01/19 will be closed each night from 2115-0600 local time on Aug 7, 8 & 9. The other runway 06/24 will remain open, and that’s 6000 ft long.

icon-delays.png LFPO
Paris Orly France

The airport is expected to be very busy this week, as they are currently operating with only one Runway (06/26) as the other two (08/26 and 02/20) are closed until Aug 10. From 1300-2230 local time on Aug 7, there’s a Notam advising all flights to carry double fuel load, to minimise turnaround times, and the airport cannot be chosen as an alternate.



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Post by howie » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:27 am

Level 1 Ops Alert for:

icon-airspace.png OEZZ/ Saudi Arabia :

Category: Airspace


Situation:

Canadian operators planning flights to or over Saudi Arabia - pay close attention to developments in the political dispute ongoing since Monday. We have - unverified as yet - outline reports from members that Saudi has denied overflight/landing approvals for Canadian registered aircraft or operators. No Notam or other government statement issued yet to this effect, but Saudi Airspace may become unavailable to Canadian operators, so have a backup routing plan - likely via Turkey/Iran for most east-west routes. Saudia (the airline) has cancelled operations to Canada effective Aug 13.



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Post by howie » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:21 pm

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Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018


icon-procedure.png EGGX
North Atlantic


ICAO have published a new Bulletin with some general info and advice on how to follow proper CPDLC procedures in the North Atlantic region.

icon-politics.png OEZZ

Saudi Arabia

Canadian operators planning flights to or over Saudi Arabia - pay close attention to developments in the political dispute ongoing since Monday. We have - unverified as yet - outline reports from members that Saudi has denied overflight/landing approvals for Canadian registered aircraft or operators. No Notam or other government statement issued yet to this effect, but Saudi Airspace may become unavailable to Canadian operators, so have a backup routing plan - likely via Turkey/Iran for most east-west routes. Saudia (the airline) has cancelled operations to Canada effective Aug 13.

icon-hazard.png VNKT
Kathmandu Nepal


Reports of daily runway closures which are not being announced by Notam, for emergency runway repairs that are taking anywhere between 20-40 minutes to temporarily fix, with some arriving aircraft being instructed to hold whilst the repair work is being done. There are plans for nightly closures at some point for proper repair work, but no dates have been announced yet.

icon-runway.png KPDX
Portland USA


Due to construction and maintenance activities, the airport’s northerly runway 10L/28R will be closed from Aug 6 - Sept 7. More info

icon-severe%20wx.png RJZZ
Japan


Typhoon Shanshan is heading towards Japan with gusting winds of up to 100 kts. Based on current forecasts, the brunt of the storm is forecast to hit Tokyo and surrounding areas overnight on Aug 8-9, before moving up the Pacific coast to northeastern Japan. It not yet clear whether the typhoon will make landfall or remain offshore. No restrictions have been applied at any of the Tokyo airports, but over 150 commercial flights have already been cancelled.



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Post by howie » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:32 pm

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Thursday, Aug 9, 2018


icon-airport.png LTDA

Hatay Turkeyfox-glasses-icon.png Report: TEB3

On descent and climb-out through FL180 you can expect a loss of GPS monitoring yielding a VOR/DME approach via old school, green data. Winds are usually from the west pushing you towards the inbound course on the reversal and if not careful close to the Syrian border.

icon-runway.png KORF
Norfolk USA


The primary runway (05/23) will be closed from 1215-0515 local time every night for runway repairs between now and Nov 3. The other runway (14/32) will remain open, but that’s only 4875ft long.

icon-delays.png OAKB
Kabul Afghanistan


The President of Afghanistan is scheduled to attend the opening ceremony of a new ATC system at the airport today, Aug 9. Expect heightened security measures and disruption in and around the airport.

icon-nature.png WAZZ
Indonesia


A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit the island of Lombok early on Aug 9 - the latest in a series of earthquakes that have killed more than 300 people in the past two weeks. WADL/Lombok and nearby WADD/Bali airports are both reported to be operating as normal. Thousands of tourists visiting Lombok have been evacuated or have chosen to leave since the weekend, and rescue efforts continue across the island.

icon-airport.png VOCI
Cochin India


The airport has stopped all arrivals until at least midday local time on Aug 10, due to the risk of flooding, as heavy rains over the past few days have resulted in dangerously high water levels in the nearby rivers.

icon-fuel.png NSFA
Faleolo Samoa


The airport have now published a Notam confirming the reports we had from operators saying that fuel is only available to commercial airline traffic, and not to GA/BA aircraft. Estimated end date Aug 25. Until then, we recommend GA/BA operators use NSTU/Pago Pago instead for fuel tech stops.

icon-delays.png LSZB
Bern Switzerlan
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The airport is currently closed due to the crash of a small aircraft this morning. The airport has said they may re-open as early as 11z, but the Eurocontrol NOP continues to advise that the airport will not be available until 15z today, with long delays to be expected after that.



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Post by howie » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:25 pm

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Friday, Aug 10, 2018


icon-airport.png VOCI
Cochin India


Intermittent unscheduled closures at present due to a flood alert in the area that the airport is situated. Was closed from 1-3pm local yesterday, more closures possible. Has asked not be used as an alternate/diversion airport.

icon-procedure.png ZSSS
Shanghai China


With the inaugural China International Import Expo coming up in Shanghai this Nov 5-10, Customs officers at both ZSPD/Pudong and ZSSS/Hongqiao airports are reportedly making stricter checks of the Crew Declaration Form for foreign inbound crews. Get this properly signed and stamped on arrival, even if you have nothing to declare, and keep it with you, in case of spot-checks.

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Saudi Arabia


According to permit agents based in Saudi Arabia, they have received no instruction from the Saudi authorities telling them to deny overflight/landing approvals for Canadian registered aircraft or operators. However, we continue to advise Canadian operators to have a backup routing plan for overflights, in case the political dispute escalates and Saudi airspace suddenly becomes unavailable.

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Nicaragua

More anti-government protests planned across the country on Aug 15. Similar protests over the past few months have resulted in more than 300 deaths, and access to MNMG/Managua airport has been restricted by roadblocks. Most western countries now advise all but essential travel to the country.

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Luxor Egypt

Major construction work planned. From Aug 16, the runway (02/20) will be closed, and Taxiway A will become the main runway (they’re calling it 02L/20R). This will be the same length (3000 meters) but no ILS available. All the details and related charts can be found in the AIP SUP 1/18.



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Post by howie » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:30 pm

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Monday, Aug 13, 2018


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Biggin Hill United Kingdom


The Biggin Hill Airshow will be happening from Aug 18-19. On those two days, the airport will be closed to all traffic from 1230-1730 local time each day. There is additional restricted airspace during those times - only airshow aircraft can operate within 4 NM of the airport

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Shanghai Hongqiao China


Typhoon Yagi passed to the south of Shanghai overnight on Aug 12-13, and is expected to dissipate over mainland China over the next 24 hours. Restrictions on GA movements have now been lifted at both Shanghai airports ZSPD/Pudong and ZSSS/Hongqiao.

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Italy

Strike planned all day on Aug 15 by employees of TechnoSky, which is the company that manages and maintains ATC systems and equipment across Italy - so not the air traffic controllers themselves. ENAV (the Italian air navigation service provider) has told FSB that they do not expect any direct impact on air traffic.

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Cochin India


With water levels in the surrounding areas now reported to be under control, the airport is currently operating normally again. Further disruption is possible though, with more heavy monsoon rain forecast every day this week. The airport has re-issued the Notam asking not be used as an alternate/diversion airport.

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Construction work planned at the airport for the rest of the year. From Aug 31 until Nov 30, they will switch to using Rwy 10R/28L, as Rwy 10R/28L will be closed. Side step approach is planned. Expect some delays due limited taxiways. 83 parking position will reduce to 47. So new regulations are expected to be announced soon for GA parking during this period.
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Changes to Mexican CAA law mean that Part 135/Charter operators are now allowed to carry up to a maximum 19 passengers, instead of 15 as before. If you carry 20 or more you will be treated as Part 121. This amendment applies to both Mexican and foreign operato



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