If a business trip requires flying south of the border, operators can expect helpful changes in their interactions with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other improvements, said Laura Everington, senior manager for government and industry affairs at Universal Weather and Aviation and chair of the NBAA Security Council. Everington provides a quick list of the changes, several developed between NBAA and government officials.
With so many changes to pilot procedures for oceanic and international flights taking place in the wake of the pandemic, the time is now for flight crews to familiarize themselves before their next trip overseas.
NBAA is monitoring reports of possible Global Navigation Satellite System spoofing incidents in the Middle East, with industry personnel and the FAA advising flight crews to be particularly cautious when operating near the Iran/Iraq border and Azerbaijan.
The North Atlantic (NAT) Systems Planning Group recently announced impactful changes to oceanic crossing procedures in the region – oceanic clearances with route, altitude and speed will no longer be issued after April 9, 2024.