Teterboro Reiterates Heavy Aircraft Permission Procedures

Teterboro Airport (TEB) is seeing a rise in requests regarding its 100,000-pound aircraft operating weight restriction, and airport officials reminded operators about the procedures for these queries at a users’ group meeting yesterday.

TEB executives said “99 percent” of requests are to operate an aircraft with an mtow of more than 100,000 pounds at a reduced weight below TEB’s limit. These are reviewed by airport operations—often within the hour, even on weekends—they said. The few requests for operations in excess of the limit undergo a different review process via the airport manager’s office. While TEB keeps a log of such activity, there are no blanket approvals; thus, applications must be filed for each planned flight.

When an aircraft that exceeds the limit diverts to TEB as its filed alternate, the airport asks that it be notified as soon as practicable post-flight. It is not necessary to get permission to file a flight plan with TEB as an alternate. Likewise, departing flights at nearby airports that must use TEB in a takeoff emergency aren’t expected to get permission in advance.

TEB now receives about 50 requests per year, up from about a dozen a few years ago, and most are filed for Gulfstream G650ERs and Embraer Lineage 1000s. A single application covers an arrival and the subsequent departure.

Source: AIN Online (07/20/17)


World-Way Aviation completes Global Towing Training by Bombardier

Following the certification of Gulfstream handling and Servicing training by FlightSafety, World-Way Aviation continues to chase OEM approved handling training.

World-Way Aviation successfully completed the Global Towing Training by Bombardier Aircraft Training.

“As most of the Brazilian fleet of Bombardier Global XRS, 5000 and 6000 models are based in the state of Sao Paulo, it was natural for us to pursue this training in order to enhance our line service staff knowledge complying with Bombardier approved recommendations”, says Augusto Nunes, World-Way Aviation operation supervisor

Approximately 27,000 ramp accidents and incidents occur annually worldwide, resulting in injuries and in considerable costs to the FBO and aircraft owner.

“World-Way Aviation commitment to enhance ground handling safety standards is our top priority, is in our DNA. Although the business aviation market in Brazil still neglect aviation ground handling best safety practices, we shall never cease to invest in this key subject", says Thiago You, General Manager.

About Bombardier Global Towing Training eLearning

The Global Towing training course demonstrates the recommended towing procedures for the Bombardier Global series of aircraft, using a tow tractor and a towbarless vehicle.

This course uses video, static graphics, and animations to demonstrate towing procedures and considerations.

The procedures presented are for training purposes only and have been extracted from the applicable Global Ground Handling and Servicing Information Manual, Section 02.


Upon completion of the course, the student will obtain the knowledge to perform towing operations using a tow tractor and a towbarless vehicle.

Lesson objectives: Towing using a tow tractor:
• Describe the safety precautions associated with towing operations
• Describe how to disconnect the nosewheel torque link
• State the hydraulic system no. 3 requirements for towing
• State the number of personnel required for towing operations
• Describe towing precautions and limitations
• Describe how to vent fuel from the vent system

Lesson objectives: Towing using a towbarless vehicle:
• Describe how to connect a towbarless vehicle to the nose landing gear strut
• Describe how to lift the aircraft using a towbarless vehicle

• Towing using a tow tractor
• Towing using a towbarless vehicle



World Fuel Opens Trip Support Office in Mexico

World Fuel Services officially opened its World Fuel/Colt trip support regional office in Toluca, Mexico, yesterday. The office can provide full-service flight planning and trip support to Mexican operators flying internationally and all operators flying into Mexico and the greater Latin America region.

The support team in Toluca has “regional expertise” and is able to provide regulatory and ground support in local languages, according to World Fuel. “Operators traveling to and from the region will benefit from the local, in-market expertise this office and its staff provides. With advance knowledge of regional events and regulations, operators can expect higher service levels on trips, faster problem resolution, and better turn-around times on requests,” said World Fuel Services senior vice president of global operations Joel Purdom.

With the addition of the Toluca office at the Asertec FBO facility, the company now has eight strategically located regional offices: Latin America (Brazil and Mexico); Europe, Middle East and Africa (Switzerland and South Africa); Asia Pacific (Singapore and Shanghai); and North America (Canada and the U.S.). The company’s regional trip support offices are also backed up by a 24/7 global operations team in Houston, Texas.

Source: AIN Online (07/13/17)


World-Way Aviation is the first FBO in Brazil to complete Gulfstream Handling and Servicing Training

World-Way Aviation with its continue commitment to enhance ground handling safety standards successfully completed Gulfstream handling and Servicing training by FlightSafety.

This certification will mitigate ground handling risks as well as comply with Gulfstream approved recommendations along with the best practices already established in World-Way Aviation daily operations.

“With this achievement, Gulfstream operators can rest assure that World-Way Aviation line service team are trained and highly familiar with Gulfstream recommendations ” says Augusto Nunes, World-Way Aviation operation supervisor.

Accordantly by Gulfstream Handling and Servicing Training by FlightSafey, ground handling and servicing is challenging given the time pressure and ramp congestion in today's Fixed Based Operations (FBO).

Approximately 27,000 ramp accidents and incidents occur annually worldwide, resulting in injuries and in considerable costs to the FBO and aircraft owner.

“There is no miracle to prevent ground handling accidents to happen if the FBO don’t invest in ground handling training and proper GSE equipment. At World-Way Aviation we combine top of the market OEM approved GSE with highly trained line service staff in in our state of art facilities, mitigating risks and at the same time stepping ahead in the Brazilian FBO market where informal and unprofessional aircraft handling procedures unfortunately is a chronic problem ” says Thiago You, General Manager.

About Gulfstream Handling and Servicing Training

Incorporating Gulfstream-approved practices for ground handling and servicing, this course will assist you in identifying situations that might create a risk to you or the aircraft and offers guidance as to how you can reduce those risks and possibly prevent a ramp incident or accident.

Gulfstream and FlightSafety have co-developed this online course to provide you with what you need to know to safely provide handling and servicing support to Gulfstream G350, G450, G500, G550 and G650 aircraft operators.

The course covers all aspects of handling and servicing, starting with the aircraft's arrival at an FBO through to its departure, and reviews the following topics:

• Parking the Gulfstream Aircraft: parking the aircraft, dimensions, danger zones, and parking brakes;
• Gulfstream Aircraft Tour: covering main door entrance operations, aircraft probes, nose landing gear, main landing gear, EVS camera, wings and engines, aft equipment area;
• Fueling: preparation, necessary equipment, cautions and warnings, bonding, refueling procedure, accessing the adapter, inserting the PIP pin, connecting the nozzle, G550 hi-level warning indicator, pre-check of sensing valves, fueling the aircraft, completing the procedure;
• Towing and Mooring: preparation, necessary equipment, removal of safety devices (G450/G550), removal of G650 TPMS, cautions and warnings, connecting the tow bar, personnel, clearance requirements, securing of the aircraft doors, installing covers;
• Water Servicing: external preparations, water service panel, servicing procedures;
• Lavatory Servicing: preparation, necessary equipment, lavatory service panel, cautions and warnings, water removal, rinsing the tank, completing the procedure;
• Window Cleaning: necessary equipment, window cleaning procedure;
• Snow and Ice Removal: preparation, necessary equipment, snow removal procedure, general deicing guidelines, Gulfstream deicing procedure.





World-Way Aviation receives recognition by AINs 2017 FBO Survey

We gladly received AIN’s 2017 FBO Survey recognition plate, following the results of this year survey, as World-Way Aviaton achieved the Top Rated FBO position in Brazil and the TOP 20% of highest-rated FBOs in the Americas.

World-Way Aviation congratulate and support Aviation International News (AIN) initiative to provide information for operators creating a transparent and interest free environment for customers to select their FBO of choice.

By this achievement, we thank all World-Way Aviation team, customers, partners, investors and friends for their continuous support and we will continue our efforts and commitment to raise the bar for FBO services in Brazil.