Washington, DC, September 15, 2009 – National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today unveiled a new resource to help Members comply with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) requirements.
The Association has partnered with ARINC Direct Business Aviation Solutions to offer this tool exclusively to NBAA Member Companies. CBP requires all general aviation and commercial aircraft to provide passenger manifest and aircraft information prior to departure for all international flights to or from the United States.
“NBAA is proud to partner with ARINC Direct Business Aviation Solutions in bringing this low-cost, high-value product to NBAA Members," said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen. "APIS requirements are not always easy to meet, and we want to assist our Members ease the stress of doing business in other countries.”
The electronic APIS transmission service meets all applicable regulatory requirements and has been fully approved by CBP officials. This online tool will allow Members to quickly and easily submit, modify and store APIS data for future use, and includes several time-saving features:
• All crew, passenger and aircraft information is stored on secure ARINC servers for use in future transmissions.
• Users have access to real-time CBP approval of all APIS transmissions.
• Members have access to technical support 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
• Members can make APIS transmissions for flights operated under both Part 91 and Part 135 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. Members can access the new resource for a $25 fee per flight, which covers the above benefits and more.
ARINC Direct Business Aviation Solutions is a leading provider of flight support services, such as advanced flight planning, flight following, contract fuel and international trip support. For more than 80 years, Annapolis, MD-based ARINC has been a leader in aviation technology solutions with locations in London and Singapore. For more information on the new resource, visit www.nbaa.org/apis.