Success Aviation Blog Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:44:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Business Aviation – Airport Slot Management Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:44:02 +0000 Airport slot is a specific time period for an aircraft to schedule a landing or departure in an airport which is granted by the airport authorities.
All airports worldwide can be categorized as either a Level 1 for Non-Coordinated Airports, Level 2 for Schedules Facilitated Airport, or Level 3 for Coordinated Airports.
Airport slot request usually involves SITA and AFTN communication. Few other airports started using e-mails and online airport slot requests in order to make the process more user-friendly for operators.

As a result of the continuous rise in demand for airport slots for general aviation at coordinated airports and the assumption that there will be a further increase in this traffic segment. An internationally valid format to apply for slots has been developed, known as the General aviation Clearance Request (GCR).
GCR differs in format from other airport slot request procedures, such as Slot Clearance Request (SCR) and Standard Schedules Information Manual (SSIM). Correct formatting is always a critical element in any airport slot request, as incorrectly formatted requests result in automatic rejection or delays. Some of the airports that are using GCR formats are Frankfurt (EDDF), Hong Kong (VHHH) and Heathrow (EGLL).

There are many airports that require slots, but the requirements vary from one airport to another. Airports usually respond quickly, with confirmation or denial of airport slot requests. If a denial is issued, you’ll be provided with options, depending on what’s available.
The most critical time for General Aviation operations will be during special event periods or high season, you may not be able to get the airport slots you need. Some airports require both airport slots and prior permission required (PPR). You may receive a requested airport slot, but it will not be valid until PPR is approved separately. Typically, accepted airport slot deviation is -/+15 minutes. If you exceed permitted deviation, you may not be permitted to arrive/depart, and you may be even fined in some cases.

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Safety: few Countries Requiring Mosquito Treatment for Business Aviation Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:14:06 +0000 As the mosquito-borne Zika virus spreads worldwide, some health and aviation authorities have begun targeting business aircraft to be treated with insecticide – similar to requirements that have been in place for commercial aircraft arriving from certain points of origin.

The most prominent to date is Italy, which has reported several recent cases of the Zika virus affecting people who returned from trips to South America and the Caribbean. A “Certificate of Residual Disinsection” is now required for all aircraft operating in Italy. Residual disinsection, according to the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), involves spraying the internal surfaces of the passenger cabin, cockpit and cargo hold (excluding food preparation areas) following recommended WHO and International Civil Aviation Organization Annex 9 procedures

Authorities in Costa Rica are requiring that aircraft arriving from affected countries be sprayed on arrival – with crew, passengers and luggage aboard – with an insecticide provided by the local agriculture department. Costa Rica is also requiring all passengers to fill out a health declaration form, which will be provided by ground handlers on arrival.

“At this point, officials are not recommending against travel to the affected areas, but there is a caveat for pregnant women or women who are planning to get pregnant to postpone travel.”

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Success Aviation Services expands in Africa Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:11:18 +0000  
MENA region’s leading International Trip Support Company Success Aviation Services recently made
an announcement that it has added, and will now provide supervisory ground handling services
throughout Guinea-Conakry.

Wael Marjeh, Chief Operations Officer at Success Aviation Services, said, “We have recently
recognized the enormous business aviation potential in Africa, along with the current operational
difficulties. We have now requested by our trusted operators to expand our vital services and expert
strategies in Africa. After careful consideration, we decided to address this issue by implementing
privately based supervisory ground handling services at key areas.

Khaled Shurbaji, Success Aviation’s Chief Executive Officer, added, “Conakry is a port city on the
Atlantic Ocean and is known to serve as the economic, financial and cultural center of Guinea. We
expect more business aviation traffic to operate over there.”
Services provided in Guinea Conakry will be as follows:

1 – Customized on-site coordination of all operational requirements to exceed passenger
2 – Foreseeing any regulatory challenges and providing quality control to all third-party services in
advance of operators’ scheduled arrival/departure time – to help ensure a seamless experience on
the ground;
3 – Supervising any particular or last-minute requests from crew or passengers AND;
4 – Making use of Success Aviation’s world-class resources whenever and wherever needed.

“Our Senior expert and professional representatives will be present at the airport 24/7 to provide
our clients with impeccable services and to enhance their experience upon their arrival. Our reliable
ground expert will be present at all times to handle on-site coordination and last-minute requests
with an advance full backup of all Success Aviation Services’ resources.

“We have recently employed a similar model with an enormous success at other challenging and
congested locations such as Algeria and Senegal,” concludes Mr. Shurbaji of Success Aviation

For more information on Success Aviation Services and its ground support locations worldwide, visit
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General Aviation Operations » Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:07:53 +0000  

Permit requirements

Permits are needed for overflight at Jordan and well as travel to/from the country. Official permit lead time is 24 working hours. Once an overflight or landing permit has been confirmed it will have validity for 24 hours. You’ll receive a confirmation number that must be placed in remarks section 18 of your flight plan. Currently, no airports in Jordan require airport slots or prior permission required (PPR).

Landing permits

Requirements for private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) landing permits are similar. Lead time for permits is 24 working hours.

Permit revisions

Permit revisions are required for schedule changes (outside of validity window), tail number changes and any changes to departure/destination points. However, changes to crew and/or passenger information do not usually require permit revisions. Lead time for revisions is a minimum of 12-24 working hours. Once CAA receives your revision request they’ll determine if a new permit number is needed or if your original permit number will remain the same.

Non-tech stops in the country

For any landing in Jordan with the exception of tech or crew rest purposes, local business contact information must always be submitted in advance. In addition, the business contact must also submit a letter to CAA confirming the invitation for the passengers to come to Jordan. Your 3rd-party provider or ground handler can assist in coordination of business contact letters and provide suggested templates. No other documentation needs to be provided for permit purposes, but you must always carry worldwide insurance onboard when traveling to/from Jordan.

Tech stops

For tech or crew rest stops in Jordan landing permits are required, these cases you just submit a landing permit request along with schedule and aircraft and operator information.


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Are you prepared to attend the 2016 Rio summer games? Sat, 11 Jun 2016 11:27:00 +0000 Good news for all the operators flying to Brazil! Success Aviation is pleased to announce that this summer, the company will be supporting flights for the 2016 Olympic Games, which are going to be held in Rio, Brazil from the 5th – 21st of August.
For the first time in the history, the biggest sporting event on the planet will land in Brazil.
According to our experience, flight delays can be expected as there will be a high volume of scheduled commercial and general aviation (GA) traffic going to and from Brazil during that time. Success’ highly qualified team are all set to provide the support needed to assist passengers for a comfortable hassle-free flight to Brazil, including permit requirements, visa considerations, airport information, NOTAM’s and so on.
Other issues, likely to be faced by operators at the time of the games also include airport parking. Success Aviation team will be 24/7 on the spot and in touch with the airport authorities to provide travelers with the first available parking on site immediately.
Success encourages private jet operators operating to Brazil to make sure that their allotted slots and ground handling arrangements are arranged before landing to avoid confusion and inadequate support upon landing.
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About Success Aviation
Success Aviation is a international trip supporting company focused on providing high-quality service for flight success. The company specializes in providing products and services for the General Aviation industry services including international flight planning and scheduling, weather briefings, fueling program, permits, aircraft ground handling and aviation security.
About Olympic Games
The Rio 2016 Olympic Games will feature 28 sports and 42 disciplines. They will take place over 17 days and include 10,500 athletes, representing 205 National Olympic Committees.
The Rio 2016 ticket application process is available only for Brazilian residents over 18 years old with a CPF (Brazilian tax ID). The following information will help you navigate all steps on the Rio 2016 Ticket Website and have the greatest opportunity of buying tickets for the Olympic Games. If you live outside Brazil and want to attend the Games, it will be necessary to contact the Authorised Ticket Reseller (ATR) for your territory to purchase tickets. Further information about the ATRs available at