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.

Meet our people

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.

Let’s go back in time

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.

    • OPERATING A BUSINESS JET TO THE 2019 ST. PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC FORUM
      by Dmitry Konovalov on May 20, 2019 at 11:30

      The 21st St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) takes place June 1-3. This annual dialog with the international community will focus on key economic and financial issues facing the global community. This is a high traffic event, so it’s recommended that operators make... The post OPERATING A BUSINESS JET TO THE 2019 ST. PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC FORUM appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog. […]

    • Update! Transportation Security Program (TSP) requirements in Australia for Business Aircraft Operators
      by Derek O'Reilly on May 14, 2019 at 22:00

      The Department of Home Affairs has announced that ALL operations into Australia require the TSP, including commercial, unscheduled commercial, and private. The post Update! Transportation Security Program (TSP) requirements in Australia for Business Aircraft Operators appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog. […]

    • Operating to the 2019 Paris Air Show
      by Sandrine Jackson on May 13, 2019 at 11:30

      Taking place every two years, the Paris Air Show is a must-attend event for many in the aviation industry. This year the airshow and exhibition runs June 17-23 at Le Bourget (LFPB). Trade days are June 17-20 with the show open to the public June 21-23. As this will be a busy event, in terms of both airport congestion and hotel availability, it’s recommended to begin trip planning as soon as schedule is known. The post Operating to the 2019 Paris Air Show appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog. […]

    • How to operate a business jet to EBACE in Geneva
      by Brandon Wright on May 7, 2019 at 11:30

      Charter operators need to consider permit lead times as this may complicate short notice trips to Geneva (LSGG)—especially during the busy EBACE2016 period (May 24-26).Having required documentation and information ready will help accelerate the permit acquisition process. Also, be aware of the airport slot process and availability during this event... The post How to operate a business jet to EBACE in Geneva appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog. […]