Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Fighting between the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Iraqi security forces (ISF) continued in and around Tikrit on 01JUL2014. Reports indicate that airstrikes are also continuing. As of this time, there is no indication that ISF has retaken control of the city from the militants. Additionally, there are some reports which indicate that ISIS seized part of a nearby military base in a counterattack.

Iraqi government aircraft carried out air strikes in the Risala, Asri and Tamim neighborhoods of the town of Baiji, killing six people and injuring 10 others; several of the casualties were civilians. Meanwhile, ISIS and tribal fighters are reportedly advancing toward Haditha in an attempt to take control of the dam. Clashes have occurred with government troops in Haditha.

On 1 July a session of parliament convened; early reports state that no decisions regarding personnel changes were made. The next session will take place on 8 July. Unconfirmed reports state that Iraqi forces took back control of the Turaibil border crossing with Jordan on 29 June. ISIS had taken over the crossing on 22 June. The United States announced that it was sending an additional 200 troops to reinforce security at the U.S. Embassy and the Baghdad International Airport. Their deployment will last until the security situation improves.

Operating a Charter flight to Canada? Be sure you have a Canadian Foreign Air Operator Certificate.

Operating a commercial air service to many countries is a relatively straightforward process, where authorisation can be granted in a matter of days. Canada is a little different. Operators wishing to conduct a commercial air service, either scheduled or non-scheduled, must hold a Canadian Foreign Air Operator Certificate (FAOC) and a Commercial Licence, issued by the Canadian Government.

While these Certificates and Licences fortunately do not expire, the process to apply for and obtain them is lengthy and requires a number of support documentation and liaison with both Transport Canada and the Canadian Transport Agency. Our team is well versed in the application process and can guide and assist you throughout. Please email us at intops@worldairops.com for more information and how to get started.O

Do I need a permit?

Situated in the Western Pacific Ocean and South China Sea, overflying the Philippines is quite likely for anyone operating to Southeast Asia from the East. If you find yourself within the Philippine FIR or the Philippines Air Defence Identification Zone (PADIZ), you will need prior permission from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

Permits Issued within 2-3 hours!

Fortunately, obtaining a Philippine Overflight Permit is not a problem. In rushed circumstances, World Air Ops can obtain your Philippine Overflight permit within 2-3 hours. All you need to do is send us your flight information and we will submit the application to the CAAP for processing and approval.

Fees and Payment

All CAAP fees will be invoiced to you by World Air Ops including Navigational Charges and Permit Issuance fees, post-trip.

I need a Philippine Overflight Permit

Email intops@worldairops.com with your flight information including: complete schedule, ATC route, aircraft registration, aircraft type, aircraft MTOW, passenger and crew information, and type of flight, and we will get started right away. If you have any questions, please feel free to send us an email. We’re here to help and will reply without delay.

What is a TSA Waiver?TSA_Waiver

For those familiar with international flight operations and the need for overflight and landing permits, the TSA Waiver can be viewed in much the same way. While it’s called a ‘waiver’, it is essentially an authorization given by the US Transport Security Administration allowing aircraft to operate to, or overfly and transit the United States and its territorial possessions. There are 6 different waivers however the one you are likely most interested in is the International Waiver.

What’s an International Waiver?

The International Waiver authorizes an aircraft operator to operate to/from, within and over the United States and its territorial possessions i.e. Guam, Marshall Islands, Puerto Rico, etc.

Do I need a TSA Waiver?

You might. It really all depends on your aircraft weight, where the aircraft is registered, and what you’re doing. Being a US Operator or having a N-Registered aircraft does not necessarily exempt you from the need of having a TSA Waiver.

Here’s a checklist to help you figure out if you need a TSA Waiver or not:

US Aircraft

US (N-Reg.)With a MTOW LESS than 100,309 lbs. or 45,499 kgs., that OVERFLY OR LAND in the United States or its Territorial Possessions, you DO NOT NEED a TSA Waiver.

With a MTOW GREATER than 100,309 lbs. or 45,499 kgs., that OVERFLY the United States or its Territorial Possessions without actually landing in the United States, you DO NEED a TSA Waiver.

With a MTOW GREATER than 100,309 lbs. or 45,499 kgs. that LAND in the United States or its Territorial Possessions, you DO NOT NEED a TSA Waiver.

Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, Cayman Island, Bermuda or British Virgin Island Registered Aircraft

Regardless of aircraft weight, if you are operating DIRECTLY TO the United States or its Territorial possessions, you DO NOT NEED a TSA Waiver.

Regardless of aircraft weight, if you OVERFLY or OPERATE WITHIN the United States or its Territorial Possessions, you DO NEED a TSA Waiver.

With a MTOW LESS than 100,309 lbs. or 45,499 kgs., that OVERFLY or operate WITHIN the United States or its Territorial Possessions, DO NOT NEED a TSA Waiver PROVIDED that the flight originated in AND is arriving in Mexico, Canada, Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, pr the British Virgin Islands.

With a MTOW LESS than 100,309 lbs. or 45,499 kgs., that OVERFLY the United States or its Territorial Possessions, DO NEED a TSA Waiver IF the flight DID NOT originate in AND arriving in Mexico, Canada, Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, or the British Virgin Islands.

Other Foreign Registered Aircraft

Regardless of MTOW, if operating DIRECTLY TO the United States or its Territorial Possessions, a TSA Waiver is NOT REQUIRED.

Regardless of MTOW, if OVERFLYING or operating WITHIN the United States or its Territorial Possessions, a TSA Waiver is REQUIRED

Mr.TIf you’re still confused, have some questions, or need assistance in obtaining your TSA Waiver, please feel free to contact us at air.support@worldairops.com

So, you’ve planned a flight that has you overflying Cuba? Don’t fret. It’s not a big deal. In fact, overflying Cuba couldn’t be simpler for private, scheduled, and non-scheduled operators.

All aircraft overflying Cuba, unless they are under 6,000 lbs., require a Cuba Overflight Permit. While it is possible for a pilot to obtain a Cuban Overflight Permit directly from AeroCivil Cuba, it is in fact illegal, due to US embargos, for a US citizen or US company to obtain the permit from the Cuban government.

What Can I expect from Cuban ATC?

You can expect English-speaking, friendly, polite, and helpful assistance and direction from Cuba ATC.

Are there any specific routes I need to fly?

There are a number of different airways that cross the MUHA FIR. Here are a few suggestions to get your started:

Okay. Let’s Get Started! What do you need from me?

Applying for a Cuba Overflight Permit is a straightforward process. All you need to provide is your schedule including times and point of origin and destination, aircraft type, registration, and the purpose of your flight. Once that is submitted to AeroCivil Cuba, you can expect your permit within 24 hours.

If you have any questions about Overflying Cuba, feel free to ask us. Alternatively, if you would like us to apply for your overflight permit, email air.support@worldairops.com with your trip information.

I want to visit and land in Cuba. How do I go about doing that?

Cuba is a beautiful country with something that’ll satisfy anyone’s tastes, from beautiful beaches to a vibrant nightlife. Click here to check out our article on operating to and landing in Cuba.

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