Flight planning guide publisher Ac-u-Kwik (Booth No. 1036) has announced that its 2006/07 World Edition will be available in early August. The new edition will have over 1,000 pages of updated and expanded airport, FBO and services information, including hotel, telephone and fax numbers and, for the first time, FBO addresses on airport diagrams.
The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 provides that by Jan. 1, 2008, U.S. citizens and nonimmigrant aliens may enter the U.S. only with passports or such alternative documents as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) designates as satisfactorily establishing identity and citizenship.
Flight crews and their passengers will be affected by a proposal from the Departments of State and Homeland Security to require a U.S. or foreign passport when traveling between the U.S. and other countries in the Western Hemisphere. Starting January 1 next year, a passport would be required for air and sea travel to and from Bermuda, the Caribbean and South America. Effective Jan.
Get ready for a passport shakeup as the rules change. There are countries you can travel to and from without showing a passport, but their number has already begun to shrink. Effective May 1, crewmembers are required to show a valid passport when entering Mexico. A proposal by the U.S. Depart-ment of Homeland Security, to go into effect in three phases, will take that even further.
Rules that enable qualified general aviation operators to resume flights into and out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) went into effect last month, and interested operators can start the complicated application and approval process.
At this point, to review MCL submissions, the TSA is using the CBP Advance Passenger Information Systems (APIS) which commercial carriers use to submit passenger and crew manifests for trips into, out of and over-flying the U.S.
Next month is a good time to start. The company expects to release its 1,000-page, 2006/7 World Edition in early August, and for the first time it will have FBO addresses on airport diagrams. It will also include an accompanying CD-ROM. Other enhancements include passport, visa and health requirements to allow pilots, dispatchers and trip planners to build a complete picture of each destination.
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