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Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.

September 16, 2013 11:05 ET

Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. Reviews Tips for Business Aircraft Operators Attending APEC Leader's Week 2013

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Sep 16, 2013) - Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. is recommending that business aviation operators planning to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leader's Week and CEO Summit 2013, October 5-8, at Bali, Indonesia begin setting up landing permits, aircraft parking, hotel accommodations, and local transport now.

"The majority of business aviation operators traveling to APEC Leader's Week will need to do a drop-and-go of their passengers at Ngurah Rai International Airport (WADD) in Denpasar with the aircraft repositioned for overnight parking," said Alexandra Brender, Trip Owner, Universal®. "No overnight parking will be available at WADD. Some alternate airports are Surabaya (WARR), Balikpapan (WALL), Jakarta Halim (WIHH), and Sultan Hasanuddin Intl (WAAA). Parking should be arranged as soon as possible for the best options."

Brender added that landing permits for Indonesia typically take seven working days to process.

"Landing permits are required for all private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations to Indonesia," said Brender. "Short notice landing permits may be possible with a minimum of four business days lead time, but this is on a case-by-case basis and is at discretion of the Department of Defense and Civil Aviation. Additionally, government offices do not process landing permits during holidays or weekends, so it's best to request permits early and prior to any holiday."

To ensure successful operations, it is critical that operators continue to check for new NOTAMs before operating and recommended that they avoid rental cars, advised Brender.

"Pre-paid transport -- a car with a driver -- is recommended for crew transport during this event period and it's best to specify English-speaking drivers," said Brender. "Public taxis may be a viable option for crew transport, but it's best to have your ground handler or hotel make these arrangements. Avoid rental vehicles unless you're very familiar with the region." 

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