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Joyce Aviation Handles Two Private Jets

Joyce Aviation have been fortunate to have facilitated international medevac retrieval flights, cargo flights and special charters.
13 Jan 2021 15:34
Joyce Aviation Handles Two Private Jets
One of the private jets that was cleared by Sunflower Aviation under Fixed Based Operations at Nadi International Airport

This week Joyce Aviation had two private jets at Nadi International Airport.

Under the leadership of its owner, Tim Joyce, the crew at Sunflower Aviation under Fixed Based Operations facilitate non-scheduled private and corporate jets.

The Fixed Based Operations offers everything from Customs clearance to refuelling and provisioning while operating from its spacious private hangar.

It is understood that the jets were privately chartered by the Australian Corporate Jet Centres P/L…. aka ACJC.

It is also understood the flights arrived from the Gold Coast, Australia and Nuku’alofa, Tonga, on Monday, and both departed for Darwin yesterday.

The private jets were here to uplift passengers from Fiji.

Change in travel style

For Joyce Aviation, COVID-19 has really changed the travel style and the aviation industry as a whole.

With more emphasis on safety now, private jets are more likely to be a thing of the future.

Joyce Aviation have been fortunate to have facilitated international medevac retrieval flights, cargo flights and special charters.

The company says the continued support and co-operation from the border authorities has been fantastic in ensuring that it adheres to the new safety travel restrictions.

It has also given Joyce Aviation the opportunity to revise their standard operating procedures and train their team to be more safe and travel ready once borders are open and international travel resuming.

According to Joyce Aviation, with the additional COVID requirements, landing approvals now take longer than usual.

The landing permits is now subjected to the COVID requirements hence sending ground handling request/queries well in advance is advisable.

Joyce Aviation works in collaboration with the:

  • Fijian Government’s COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Taskforce (CRMT), Civil Aviation Authorities of Fiji, nHealth border officials,
  • Customs and
  • Biosecurity to ensure that they are kept abreast with the latest government COVID entry implementations for guests intending to travel to Fiji.

About Joyce Aviation: 

In 2014, Tim and Susan Joyce purchased Sunflower Aviation Limited which had an Engineering Maintenance Licence and designated facility, a Flying School and a large hangar at Nadi International Airport.
THE GROUND HANDLING SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Application of landing & overfly permit for Fiji to Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji
  • Onboard clearance for arrival and departure of flight
  • Gate allocation
  • Parking Bay for duration of stay
  • Fuel arrangement
  • Engineering assistance & marshalling
  • Security screening of crew & passengers bags upon arrival and departures
  • Offload and onload of baggage from/to aircraft or onto designated domestic transfer
  • Ground service equipment- lavatory/portable water/mobile stairs/GPU/ladders etc
  • Catering uplift
  • Co-ordinating domestic transfers *plane to plane transfers*
  • And many more upon request

Feedback maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj


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