CHINA | Beijing
Beijing Capital International Airport
A ground handling facility at Beijing Capital International Airport, supporting trips throughout China
On behalf of our team,
welcome to China!
Our goal is simple: to make sure you have a totally enjoyable experience when flying into China. We are one of the very few service providers with its own ground handling team in China, and we are one of the most experienced, having worked with aircraft operators, pilots, airports and authorities since the 1970s. We believe this is a testament to our commitment to clients.
We make sure every flight we handle is above and beyond our clients’ expectations. And, we have the know-how to keep your mission running smoothly, even if you have last-minute changes.
Count on us to be your trustworthy, dependable guide when you visit our country.
Country Manager, China
Three different ways we can take care of your
ground support needs throughout China
Ground support capabilities
|Languages spoken||Chinese and English|
|Customs and immigration?||Yes|
|UVair® contract fuel available?||Yes|
|Limousine service and car rental?||Yes|
|Crew accommodation arrangements?||Yes|
|Direct ramp access?||No|
|Computerized worldwide weather briefings?||Yes|
|ICAO Annex 16, Chapter II:||No restrictions|
|RNP 5/RNP 10 airspace:||Not implemented|
|8.33 MHz channel spacing:||Not required|
|Airport fire protection category:||ZBAA: 9|
Beijing Capital International Airport is located northeast of Beijing city, at the end of the Airport Highway. The airport is about 88.4 kilometers from Tiananmen Square. We are located at the south of Terminal 1 at Beijing Capital Airport. Drive along the Capital Airport Highway to the main terminal 1. Continue driving onto Cargo Road. Our office is located on the 4th floor.
Facility contact information
Universal Aviation China
Room 201, Building E. No. 13
Tianzhu Fuqian Ave.
Beijing , P.R. China 101312
|Hours of operation||0830-1730 Daily
1731-0100 minimum coverage, 0100-0829 Emergencies only
|Airport restrictions?||For foreign business aircraft, only one aircraft per hour can take off and land at Beijing Capital International Airport during peak hours (0100-1400 UTC)|
|VIP passenger lounge?||Yes|
|VIP crew lounge?||Yes|
|Digital newspapers||Yes – 1,942 titles from 97 countries in 57 languages available|
Recent articles discussing operating in China
from our Operational Insight blog
Business Aviation Operating to Hong Kong: Flight Planning & Weather
When planning business aviation operations to Hong Kong (VHHH), be advised that procedures for filing flight plans differ from many other parts of the world. At this location it’s always important to have your ground handler involved with flight plan filing in order to avoid potential issues and help… Read more.
2015 IAAF World Championship in Beijing: Top Operational Considerations
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) biennial World Championship takes place Aug 22-30 in Beijing. Primary event venue is the National Stadium, also known as the “Bird’s Nest,” north of the city. While we do not anticipate crew accommodation issues, it’s recommended… Read more.
Update: Aircraft Parking Restrictions in Beijing, China
As of May 1, 2015, new parking restrictions went into effect at Beijing (ZBAA). These changes will impact many General Aviation (GA) operations to the Beijing area. If you have a need to stay in Beijing more than 24 hours, it’s recommended that alternate parking destinations be considered… Read more.
ABACE2015 to Feature Key Discussions Addressing Operational Needs Across Asia-Pacific
As the operational environment for business aviation in the Asia-Pacific continues to evolve, operators must remain continually aware of changing procedures, expanded services and new equipment requirements, and other challenges across the region… Read more.
Understanding Beijing Aircraft Parking: Part 3 – Alternate Recommendation – Tianjin (ZBTJ)
If you need to keep your business aircraft in the Beijing area longer than 48 hours, it’s best to operate to Tianjin (ZBTJ) and either travel to central Beijing by ground or drop passengers at Beijing (ZBAA) and reposition to ZBTJ… Read more.
Understanding Beijing Aircraft Parking: Part 2 – Permits, Airport Slots, and Services
For business aircraft operators traveling to China, it’s important to plan on sufficient lead time to obtain overflight and landing permits, as well as secure any required airport slots. Planning a trip to Beijing (ZBAA) is more involved than at most airports in China as airport slots are always required… Read more.
Understanding Beijing Aircraft Parking: Part 1 – Changes to GA Parking Rules
Beijing (ZBAA) has experienced aircraft parking issues over the last few years. Recently, new restrictions were added limiting length of aircraft parking stays for General Aviation (GA) at this location. It’s now more important than ever to consider and confirm ZBAA parking options as early… Read more.
Business Aircraft Operations to Tianjin, China: Part 2 – Permits, Visas and CIQ
Tianjin (ZBTJ), the preferred general aviation alternate for Beijing (ZBAA), is a straightforward destination in terms of airport access and operating flexibility. However, due diligence in permit and documentation pre-planning is important in ensuring smooth and delay-free operations… Read more.
Business Aircraft Operations to Tianjin, China: Part 1 – Airport Basics
Tianjin (ZBTJ) is the preferredalternate airport for Beijing (ZBAA). It’s a good place to reposition if you require longer-term parking and additional operating flexibility. As ZBAA becomes more and more congested and restrictive, the ZBTJ option has been growing in popularity with many international business aircraft operators… Read more.
ABACE 2014 Prep: Trip Planning Into China
Over the past two years, we’ve released articles on this blog covering different topics focusing on operations to, from, and within China. With the 2014 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) taking place tomorrow, jointly sponsored by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA), we thought it would… Read more.
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Chinese Formula 1 Grand Prix
The Chinese Formula 1 Grand Prix returns to the Shanghai International Circuit April 18-20, 2014. This popular Grand Prix event takes place just southwest of the Shanghai city limits – near the town of Anting. Planning early for this event will help ensure preferred aircraft parking, services, and… Read more.
ABACE 2014 Prep: Business Aviation Operations to Shanghai, China
The Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) takes place April 15-17, 2014, in Shanghai, with the aircraft static display located at Hongqiao (ZSPD). For business aircraft operators traveling to China – and particularly to the Shanghai area – during ABACE, there are several trip planning… Read more.
China Overflight and Landing Permits – Part 2: Permit Considerations
Business aircraft operators planning flights to domestic and/or military airports in China are subject to longer lead times than those applicable to Airports of Entry (AOEs). It’s important to be mindful of airport slot requirements and peak operating hour limitations at busier airfields in China… Read more.
China Overflight and Landing Permits – Part 1: Changes in Lead Times and Revisions
If you have operated your business aircraft to China, you probably already know that landing and overflight permits are required for all private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations to China. However, operators now need to be aware of recent significant changes impacting China permit… Read more.
New Chinese ADIZ Over the East China Sea: Impact on Business Aviation
China’s recent establishment of an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the East China Sea is attracting attention and causing confusion among business aircraft operators around the world. An ADIZ is an airspace area over water or land where identification, location, and control of aircraft are required in the interests of national security… Read more.
Flight Planning Changes in China: Continued Progress
Traffic is up both to and within China, but for business aircraft operators there can be challenges when flight planning within this region. While we’re seeing progress in terms of higher-level routings and shorter-notice permit approvals, there are still many unknown and/or restricted airways and airports within China where information from the governing authority isn’t… Read more.
ABACE 2013: Your Guide to Business Aircraft Ops in China
Since we first started this business aviation blog, we’ve released a number of articles covering business aviation operations to, from and within China. With the 2013 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) taking place tomorrow, jointly sponsored by the National Business Aviation Association… Read more.
Which Airport to Pick in Shanghai for Business Aircraft Operations
Shanghai offers two excellent airports that seldom have issues with aircraft parking. It’s important, however, to be aware of General Aviation (GA) operating restrictions at Shanghai-area airports. There are limitations in terms of how many movements you may make per day and late-night aircraft service… Read more.
Considerations When Operating to Beijing
Beijing (ZBAA) is a busy airport with operating limitations that must be recognized. While the airport has become more business aviation-friendly (with the opening of a new General Aviation Terminal [GAT] in 2008), there remain restrictions to be mindful of in terms of permits, permit revisions and aircraft… Read more.
Tips for Business Aircraft Operations to the Chinese Formula 1 Grand Prix
This year’s Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix will be held April 12-14 at the Shanghai International circuit. Shanghai sees a lot of traffic for this event, and demand for business aviation and other travel – related services will run high. Best options, in terms of aircraft parking and hotel accommodations, will be available to… Read more.
Dealing with Aircraft Maintenance Issues While in China
This aviation blog post is part of a series on operating a business jet into China. While there’s no good place to have an aircraft on the ground (AOG), the situation can be more challenging in China, where you may face the prospect of days or weeks in the country organizing a repair… Read more.
Aviation Fueling in the Far East: Understanding Fuel Taxes
This aviation blog post is the second part in a series on aviation fueling in the Far East and continues from our last post “Aviation Fueling in the Far East: 4 Things Business Aviation Operators Should Know.” Aviation fuel tax rates in the Far East are generally not as high as they are in other… Read more.
Aviation Fueling in the Far East: 4 Things Business Aviation Operators Should Know
This aviation blog post is the first part of a series on aviation fueling in the Far East. Aviation fuel uplifts in the Far East often require additional planning. Each country within the region is unique in terms of aviation fueling issues, fuel tax and tax exemptions. You’ll encounter a multitude of differently formatted fuel… Read more.
ABACE2012 Special: Planning a Business Aviation Trip to China
Over the past two months since we first started this business aviation blog, we’ve released a number of articles covering business aviation operations to, from and within China. With the 2012 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) taking place next week, which is jointly sponsored by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the… Read more.
Navigating Local Culture in China: 6 Tips for Your First Business Aviation Trip
This aviation blog post is part of a series on operating to China and continues from our last post “9 Important Tips for Flight Planning into China.” China is a welcoming and safe operating environment for flight crews and passengers. Hotel quality at major centers is excellent. In outlying areas, however, hotel choices will be… Read more.
9 Important Tips for Flight Planning into China
This blog post is part of a series on operating to China and continues from our last post “13 Things to Know About Overflight and Landing Permits in China.” While China continues to evolve into a more flexible operating environment, there remain a number of flight planning limitations, restrictions and weather issues to keep in… Read more.
13 Things to Know About Overflight and Landing Permits in China
This business aviation blog post is part of a series on operating to China and continues from our last post entitled: Flight Ops to China: Tips for Arranging Security, Ground Transport and In-flight Catering. Operating permits for China vary in complexity and lead time. However, they have become more streamlined within the past few years… Read more.
Flight Ops to China: Tips for Arranging Security, Ground Transport and In-flight Catering
This business aviation blog post is part of a series on operating to China and continues from our last post entitled: 8 Tips for Aircraft Ground Handling and Fueling in China. When operating to China, there are important considerations to keep in mind regarding security, ground transportation and in-flight catering services… Read more.
8 Tips for Aircraft Ground Handling and Fueling in China
Ground handling and aviation fuel services in China are generally of a very high standard, particularly at major destinations. With steady increases of business aviation activity to China and a growing locally based fleet, investments have been made recently in support infrastructure, and aviation fuel credit can be arranged across the country… Read more.
10 Must-Knows About Airport Operations and Customs When Flying into China
While China is a different operating environment than North America or Europe – in terms of airport ops, FBOs and clearing CIQ – operators seldom experience problems. Your service provider, and local handler, can help you ensure a timely and smooth process. Take the time to research your particular destinations as airport and CIQ procedures can… Read more.
4 Airport Slots and PPRs to Pay Attention to in Asia
This aviation blog post is part of a series on airway and airport slots. Procedures for obtaining airport slots and Prior Permissions Required (PPRs) vary worldwide. In Asia, they have their own unique characteristics. It’s best to work with an experienced 3rd-party provider in advance to understand regulations or request format requirements, including applicable slot… Read more.
10 Potentially Challenging International Permits for Business Aviation Operators
This aviation blog post of part of a series on overflight permits and landing permits. Overflight and landing permits vary in complexity and lead time. It depends on the region of the world you’re flying to and the type of operation you’re doing. Charter (non-scheduled commercial) permits usually require additional documentation and lead… Read more.