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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.

  • Customs and Regulatory Issues

    Customs and Regulatory Issues

    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.

  • Oceanic Flight Information

    Oceanic Flight Information

    Resources for planning and conducting flight operations in oceanic airspace including the North Atlantic, Pacific, and Caribbean.

  • Volcanic Information

    Volcanic Information

    Resources for locating information about volcanic activity that is relevant to flight operations.

  • International Feedback Database

    International Feedback Database

    Valuable reports on operational issues, facilitation, and local accommodations for business aircraft operations around the world.
    Search the database. | Submit a feedback report.

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)