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International News by Region
View international operations news and information for eight different regions of the globe. View the region map.
- Region I - North America (NAM)
- Region II - Caribbean (CAR)
- Region III - South America (SAM)
- Region IV - North Atlantic (NAT)
- Region V - Europe (EUR)
- Region VI - Africa (AFI)
- Region VII - Middle East / Asia (MID)
- Region VIII - Pacific (PAC)
In-depth resources on topics such as: United States and Canadian Customs regulations, including the Advance Passenger Information System (APIS); Cabotage restrictions; and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) guidance of interest for all international operators.
Resources for planning and conducting flight operations in oceanic airspace including the North Atlantic, Pacific, and Caribbean.
Resources for locating information about volcanic activity that is relevant to flight operations.
Latest International News
Flight Crews: Food Safety Among Top International Catering Considerations
Dec. 28, 2015
While communication and an understanding of local cultures is important in international operations, industry experts say vigilance regarding food safety and security should be an aircraft operator's top priority when using food services overseas. "All aviation food handlers should have an increased awareness of the threat of intentional, as well as unintentional, contamination of the food in their charge," said Jean Dible, founder of GA Food Safety Professionals. Read more about international catering considerations in Business Aviation Insider.
NBAA Welcomes FAA's Move to Reduce Burden of International Waiver Requirements
Dec. 22, 2015
NBAA applauds a recent decision by the FAA to reduce historically burdensome requirements for foreign companies conducting business aircraft flights in U.S. airspace. The new NOTAM removes the requirement for foreign-registered aircraft under 100,309 pounds maximum gross takeoff weight operating within the U.S. to obtain an airspace waiver. "The requirement to obtain a security waiver while flying within U.S. airspace has been a significant concern for non-U.S. operators planning business travel to the U.S.," said Doug Carr, NBAA's vice president of regulatory and international affairs. "This new NOTAM helps ensure that businesses can respond quickly to opportunities and customer demands." Learn more about the new NOTAM.
Jeppesen Charts Depict Aerodrome Operating Minimums in New Way
July 29, 2015
Aeronautical chart maker Jeppesen is rolling out a new way to depict Aerodrome Operating Minimums on its library of instrument approach procedures charts, a change that will significantly affect pilots who fly outside of the United States. At issue is the availability of aerodrome operating minima (AOM) and how those minima are depicted in charts of other countries’ airspace. Many nations, such as the U.S., publish complete AOM for their instrument approaches. However, other countries provide only partial AOM or no AOM at all for their approaches. In these cases, Jeppesen had published AOM data using accepted standards, largely based on United States’ standard for terminal instrument procedures. However, that has changed due to recent international efforts. Read more about Jeppesen's new charts.
Podcast: Five Tips for International Flying
June 15, 2015
Flying internationally is different than flying domestically – not only in terms of routes and procedures, but also in terms of what you can expect on the ground. Gary Tucker, technical coordinator of the NBAA International Operators Committee, offers his top five tips for international operations. For example, Tucker said, when crossing multiple time zones, an operator's duty time may not be excessive, but their body clock may betray them. The sun could be shining high overhead, but one's own circadian rhythm makes it feel like 2 a.m. and an operator's capabilities may be seriously impaired. Learn more about this and other international flying tips in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
FAA Warns Against LHD in Oceanic Airspace
March 14, 2013
The FAA recently released a Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) that addresses large height deviations (LHD) in oceanic airspace. A worldwide monitoring program by air traffic agencies shows that for various reasons, with the most common being pilot errors, LHD's "…present a potential hazard to continuous operational safety in the airspace. A majority of crew-related errors center on misinterpretation/application of the Conditional Clearances," according to the alert. Members, log in to read more about LHD causes and prevention (39.5 KB, PDF)
NBAA's International Operators Committee aids member companies in the facilitation of their international flight operations. The Committee presents a strong and nowledgeable voice in international aviation affairs through liaison with the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and other international aviation organizations.
NBAA's International Operators Conference outlines the best practices for flight departments providing international transportation for their passengers. The conference provides four days of intense education sessions designed to help flight departments fly safely, securely, efficiently and legally.
The non-profit, non-governmental association which represents, promotes and protects the interests of business aviation in international policy and regulatory venues. IBAC also administers the Aircrew Identification Card, which identifies crew members of business aircraft so that international flights may be cleared more expeditiously.