Flight Ops To Las Vegas IOC2018


Flight Ops to Las Vegas IOC2018

Michael Prather | - 03/13/2018
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Flight Ops to Las Vegas IOC2018: Las Vegas hosts the 2018 NBAA International Operators Conference (IOC2018) this March 26-29. Here’s what you need to plan a successful mission to McCarran International Airport, the main commercial airport serving the Las Vegas Valley in Nevada. 

McCarran International Airport
  • IATA Code: LAS
  • ICAO Code: KLAS
  • Latitude/Longitude: N36-04.8 / W 115-09.1
  • Elevation: 2181 feet / 685m
  • Fuel types: Jet A1, AVGAS
  • Time Zone: UTC -7 
Operational Information 

Private and Non-Scheduled Commercial category flights: 

  • TSA Waiver required if domestic flights are planned or possible
  • TSA waiver not required if operating to international airports only e.g. EGSS-KTEB-EGSS
  • TSA Waiver also not required if aircraft’s MTOW is less than 100,309lbs
  • All operations must have confirmed handling and parking, CBP must be notified in advance and a full APIS crew and pax manifest filed in advance of aircraft’s arrival
  • If aircraft is carrying Head of State or high-ranking government officials, U.S. Department of State approval is required
  • Note: Due to limited ramp space, aircraft will not be moved to the terminal ramp for departure but will depart from its parking position

Other permit considerations:

  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Route Authorization for landing and overflying is required for aircraft registered in China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Sudan, and Syria
  • Border Overflight Exemption is required when flying from Southern Americas region to a destination within the USA or Canada
  • Permit to Proceed is required for commercial category ops when operating domestic sectors – relates to cabotage concerns

Parking restrictions:

  • During special events, parking will be limited due to airport congestion
  • Suitable alternates are Reno KRNO and Ontario KONT

Fuel service: 

  • Expect fuel uplifts provided via fuel truck/tanker
  • Hydrant stands also available but mainly only on the commercial apron

Ground Transport

There are many options for public transport and taxis. A broad choice of car rental companies is also available.

Accommodation close to McCarran International Airport: 
  • Marriott Courtyard Las Vegas South
  • Best Western McCarran Inn
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Las Vegas Airport
  • ARIA Resort & Casino
  • Four Seasons Las Vegas
  • Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
  • Doubletree Club Las Vegas Airport
  • Courtyard by Marriott Las Vegas South
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Las Vegas South
  • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

For more information on IOC2018, click here 

For support with your Flight Ops to Las Vegas IOC2018, contact UAS Americas