Cuba Regulations News
We would like to inform you that due to new regulations imposed by the US Government to the operation of “N” registered aircraft to Cuba, flying to the country on your personal or corporate aircraft (Part 91) is no longer allowed. Flying to Cuba on commercial airlines is still allowed and was not affected by this new rule; same applies to Part 135 air ambulance operations, which are allowed to fly to/from Cuba if required.
The group people to people travel is now prohibited but the other authorized categories previously defined by US are still allowed. (see below)
The Previous 12 Approved Purpose of Travel to Cuba are as follows:
- Family visits
- Official business of the U.S. government, foreign governments, and certain intergovernmental organizations
- Journalistic activity
- Professional research and professional meetings
- Educational activities
- Religious activities
- Public performances, clinics, workshops, athletic and other competitions, and exhibitions
- Support for the Cuban people
- Humanitarian projects
- Activities of private foundations or research or educational institutes
- Exportation, importation, or transmission of information or information materials
- Certain export transactions that may be considered for authorization under existing regulations and guidelines.
If you are not sure if your flight operations might be affected by restrictions placed by the FAA, please contact our commercial & operations team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jetex awarded for Dubai FBO
We are delighted to announce that Jetex has been awarded the Sapphire Pegasus Award for Outstanding Design at our Dubai FBO. Opened in 2016 the terminal and extended in 2017, the location embodies Jetex’s commitment to providing exceptional experience.
Paris Le Bourget was also recognized as Best Business Aviation Airport in the awards. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!
The importance of Cybersecurity
SatcomDirect, a world leader in aviation technology has reported a significant increase in the number of cybersecurity threats to business aircraft.
Like most industries, advances in digitization mean increased risks from hackers to corporate directors and VIPs that frequent business jets. Once a device on the aircraft has been compromised, there are risks to corporate networks as viruses and malware are embedded.
Out of 600 aircraft that use the Satcom Direct service, 81% had experienced an attempt on their network.
EASA – European Union Aviation Safety Agency, has announced a Notice of Proposed Amendment with the objective to “identify, protect from, detect, respond to and recover from those information security incidents which could potentially affect aviation safety.” These regulations will extend across the industry, including production and design organizations, aircrew training organizations and maintenance organizations.
Welcoming the G20
Our Japan team is getting ready to welcome delegates from around the world for the G20 Summit – the first to be held in Japan. The event, taking place from 28th – 29th June sees nations unite to discuss issues from climate change to digital technology. NOTAMs have been issued and our Operations Team can organize relevant permits and permissions – contact them at email@example.com