Business aircraft ops to VABB
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Business Aircraft Ops to VABB Airport

Airport name: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport

ICAO code: VABB                                                                


City Name: Mumbai

Country: India

Airport Operating Hours of VABB airport / BOM airport: H24

Curfew and Restrictions of VABB airport / BOM airport: 0230-0430 UTC, 1200-1400 UTC and 2150-2230 UTC (daily) & 1545-1745 UTC (No landing allowed).

 (It is recommended to check GA restriction and curfew before you operate into VABB airport)

CIQ Hours of VABB airport / BOM airport: H24

Slots/PPR requirements at VABB airport / BOM airport: Airport slots are required when you operate in VABB airport / BOM airport (Mumbai airport). Slots are requested via e-mail / fax from the airport slot coordinator. This is generally done by the agent or handler on the behalf of operator.  VABB airport / BOM airport is the airport with slot validity of (+) (-) 30 minutes.

Parking Availability at VABB airport / BOM airport: Overnight parking is available in VABB airport / BOM airport with prior approval only. VABB airport / BOM airport implement temporary parking restrictions from time to time. It’s always recommended to confirm all parking arrangements well in advance. Parking at VABB airport / BOM airport is non standard parking, aircraft has to be towed in on arrival for parking and to be pushed back before departure using tow bar and push truck. It is mandatory regulation to carry tow bar on board the aircraft, however tow bar for most of the GA aircrafts are available at VABB airport / Mumbai airport. Per hour Penal charges are levied on International General Aviation flight if parking exceed 72 hours or approved timing.

Port of entry VABB airport / BOM airport: Yes, VABB / BOM airport is port of entry/exit.

Crew visa requirements for GA flights: All general aviation crew arriving in India must carry with them a valid BUSINESS VISA issued by the Indian Embassy / Consulate or an E-BUSINESS VISA available online.

If time permitting, it is recommended that they carry with them a valid Business Visa issued by the Indian Embassy/Consulate.

For applying the Business Visa, some Embassies ask for an invitation/sponsorship letter which VVIP Flight will gladly provide.

E-visa acceptable VABB airport / BOM airport: Yes E-visa facility is available in VABB airport / BOM airport. E-visa is acceptable at VABB airport / BOM airport.

Ground Handler at VABB airport / BOM airport: VVIP Flight ( can assist you with your permits, ground handling, slots, parking, CIQ coordination and other GA flight services at VABB airport / BOM airport

VABB Landing Permit Notice Period: It takes 3 working days to obtain landing permit (flight should operate on 4th day) except for flights originating from PRC countries ( China, North Korea, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Nigeria). It requires 7 working days for flight originating from PRC country. (flight should operate on 8th day) to obtain landing permission.

GA Lounge/Terminal: General aviation lounge is available for General Aviation flights at VABB airport / BOM airport.

Tow Bar requirements at VABB airport / BOM airport:  General Aviation Apron has all push back parking stands at VABB airport. It is mandatory regulation to carry tow bar on board the aircraft in India, however tow bar of most of the business aircrafts are available with the handler at airport like VABB (Mumbai). Most of the parking stands in Mumbai are non standard.

Caterer at VABB /BOM: Catering, laundry and dish cleaning facility are available with caterers at VABB / BOM airport.

Jet Fuel at VABB / BOM: Fuel facility is H24 available at VABB airport.

Hotel at VABB: Good 5 star hotels are available few minutes’ drive from VABB airport.  J W Marriott, The Oberoi and The Taj are few of them.

Places to Visit:  Mumbai is the city which never sleeps. It is famous for its beaches, food and bolly wood. Gateway of India and marine drive are few places you can explore.

If you have any questions about this article or would like assistance planning your next trip to India, contact us or (OPS)- (+91)-8010686868.

Note: Regulations, watch hours, NOTAM or any other information given in above article are subject to change from time to time, for most latest information please feel free to contact us.

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