About Us

Moving organizations that move the world.

Whether driving worldwide commerce or bringing people together to change and enrich lives, Universal® clients utilize business aircraft in ways that are critical to the global economy, aid in timely disaster relief, and much more. It is our role at Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. to help these missions succeed.

Each Universal employee, supplier, and partner around the globe is fully committed to going above and beyond to help our clients navigate an increasingly complex world, and keep their organizations moving. We do so by reducing the inherent risk and stress associated with complex, multi-leg trips by:

  • Proactively identifying potential challenges and delivering resourceful solutions
  • Learning, understanding, anticipating, and adapting to an ever-changing regulatory environment
  • Staying one step ahead of unforeseen events and mobilizing our Global Community of resources as needed

Our People

1,700 people around the world working together to deliver on our promise to our clients—an absolute commitment to the success of their missions.

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Careers

Do you have a love for aviation? A strong sense of urgency? A passion for stellar customer service? Join us in helping move organizations that move the world.

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Corporate Responsibility

At Universal, we believe in giving back to our community. It just so happens that our community is the entire world.

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Government and Industry Affairs

We’re working on your behalf to make the world a friendlier place toward business aviation.

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Ethics & Compliance

At Universal, we are committed to conducting our business across the globe ethically and in compliance with applicable domestic and international laws and regulations.

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Our Brands

We started with just weather forecasting in 1959, but grew into trip support, contract fuel, ground handling, and catering. Discover how our global brands come together to support the success of our clients’ missions.

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Our Locations

Trip support operations centers. FBOs and ground handling locations. In-flight catering kitchens. Fueling card acceptance worldwide.

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Our History

We’ve got a story, and it’s a great one. Founder Tom Evans pioneered the trip support concept for business aviation soon after founding our company in 1959. His absolute commitment to his clients’ success is embedded in our DNA today.

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Become a Supplier

We are looking for ground handling, transport, and other logistics partners who share our core values and are committed to providing support that exceeds our clients’ expectations.

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Press Room

Need a subject matter expert for an article? Want to see what we’ve been up to? Start here.

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Contact

Questions about a trip or need to speak with any of our people or locations worldwide?

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  • Explore operational insights from our blog.

    • How the U.S. Government Shutdown could impact your business aviation mission
      by Laura Everington on January 17, 2019 at 11:49

      Since late December 2018, the United States Government has been shut down due to a political dispute. The shutdown has had several impacts on the business aviation industry. With no immediate end in site, here’s what you need to know about how the shutdown could impact your business aviation mission. 1. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Currently, CBP is affected only with overtime arrivals. It is important that operators communicate directly with their port of entry to clarify any local port impacts on proposed arrival times, especially if the operation proposes to arrive after normal business hours. User Fee Decals […] The post How the U.S. Government Shutdown could impact your business aviation mission appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog. […]

    • Traveling to Rio Carnival 2019: Airports, Parking, Permits, PPRs & CIQ
      by Marcia Taue on January 16, 2019 at 12:30

      This year’s Rio Carnival runs March 1-5 with assorted events ranging from parades, music, and samba hall rehearsals. You can either arrive on the cusp of the activities and dive straight into the festivities or perhaps land in Rio earlier to witness spectacles additional spectacles, such as... The post Traveling to Rio Carnival 2019: Airports, Parking, Permits, PPRs & CIQ appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog. […]

    • Bizav pilots asked to decrease runway occupancy time for arrivals at VHHH
      by Sarah Kalmeta on January 10, 2019 at 19:15

      During its ongoing flow control efforts, Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (HKCAD) recently observed a documented difference in runway occupancy time for arrivals (ROTA) between commercial and business/GA operators... The post Bizav pilots asked to decrease runway occupancy time for arrivals at VHHH appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog. […]

    • Economic Sanctions – How they impact business aviation
      by Kathy Self on January 9, 2019 at 16:23

      In the world of global business aviation, understanding economic sanctions regulations (both comprehensive and targeted) is important in order to reduce an operators’ exposure to significant fines and potential criminal penalties. The post Economic Sanctions – How they impact business aviation appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog. […]