OPSCHAT Summary 05 April

By OPSGROUP Team




Hi members,

It was another busy OPSCHAT call this week.

You can watch the full replay on your Member’s Dashboard.

Here’s a quick summary of what we talked about.

  • Europe – EASA have updated their fuel regs – we dug into what has actually changed. France has begun rolling out new ATC systems, starting with the LFFE/Reims FIR which could lead to big delays. The EASA Environmental Portal deadline has been and gone – if you’re operating a jet into Europe under Part 91 or 135, you probably need to know about it – we briefly covered what operators need to do. Our recent article may also help. A strange new Notam has been issued about unannounced military ops up to FL300 between Italy and Greece, so we talked about what we’ve heard. Potentially disruptive strikes across Europe were cancelled last minute. But don’t get too relieved, more will probably come.
  • USA – Several major airport closures are on the horizon including KJAC/Jackson Hole and KADS/Addison – we took a brief look at the details. We also discussed disruptions at KTEB/Teterboro due to upcoming work on Runway 06/24 with the help of local experts – they gave us some great information to help keep you out of trouble if you’re unfamiliar with ops there (with special thanks to David Belastock over at the Teterboro User’s Group). We looked at spiralling fuel costs and shortages, especially on the East Coast, as well as global shortages. If you experience rapidly rising costs or supply problems, let us know! The US Masters in Augusta GA is happening from April 7 – 10, we talked about special FAA procedures that have been published for nearby airports.
  • The Middle East – There have been more drone and missile attacks in the OEJD/Jeddah FIR, Saudi Arabia. The latest caused flight disruptions at OEJN/Jeddah airport. We chatted again about the practical risk for overflights along with those taking off and landing. Safeairspace.net also has a full briefing available.
  • Asia  – A question was asked about airspace incursions in Taiwan’s Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ). We looked at what’s been happening recently, and what operators need to do to stay out of trouble. We’ve also previously made a handy article on this issue.

As always, the team is here to help with any operational support, info or questions. You can reach us on news@ops.group, or via the slack channels #flightops and #questions.

To watch the replay of the OPSCHAT in full: head over to the dashboard. We hold a new one every week on Tuesdays at 2000z, click here to register and join us live.

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