About Us

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    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
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    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

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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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    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.

    Explore our locations

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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

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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.

    Visit our Supplier Center

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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.

    Visit our Press Room

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    Contact

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

    Let’s talk

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      Helping you keep your organization moving.

      Our people around the globe.

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      Business Aircraft Ops in Switzerland: Art Basel 2016Art Basel is one of the world’s premier modern and contemporary art shows and held annually in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami Beach. This year’s show in Basel, Switzerland will be held June 16-19. As usual, this event brings in above average congestion for both local traffic as well as aircraft movements. General aviation (GA) […]

      Operating to Ethiopia: Fuel, Additional Services and SecurityFuel uplifts and arrangements for additional support services in Ethiopia usually go smoothly when using a supervisory agent. However, credit arrangements can be a concern in this region if not adequately addressed in advance. Your supervisory agent will assist with coordinating all credit arrangements... […]

      Tips on Purchasing an Existing Part 135 Charter Certificate Post 2013 FAA SequestrationSince the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) sequestration, much has changed in the arena of new Part 135 charter certificates. With the FAA looking to reduce the current number of certificates, it may be best to look at purchasing an existing charter certificate. Below we will cover items you should consider when establishing a new Part 135 certificate or purchasing an existing one... […]