April 30, 2014
Paris (April 30, 2014) – Universal Aviation Paris, located at Le Bourget Airport (LFPB), today officially inaugurated its updated FBO at a ribbon-cutting celebration attended by clients, airport officials, and media. Universal Aviation is the ground support division of Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. Universal Aviation has more than 40 locations in 19 countries, including 11 in Europe.
“We recognize the strategic importance Paris serves as a destination for business aviation operators and also the many ground support options they have at Le Bourget. As part of our ongoing program to further enhance our clients’ experience on the ground at all of our locations, we have updated our historic FBO at Le Bourget with features and amenities our clients told us they wanted,” said Jonathan Howells, Senior Vice President, International, Universal®. “Based on that input, we’ve also recently added an additional 12,094 square meters of parking space to our ramp, bringing our total to 32,000 square meters, to ensure our clients have options and flexibility.”
The update to the FBO includes renovated crew and passenger lounges, business center, client meeting rooms, and private screening facilities. Universal Aviation Paris has the only private hangar in the Paris area that can accommodate two of the larger commercial aircraft used for business aviation, available for use by monthly-based clients on overnight or flexible durations. The 3,000 square meter heated hangar measures 50 meters wide by 60 meters deep, with 15-meter-high doors.
“The aircraft and technology have changed since 1989 when we first established a presence in Paris, but the criticality of our clients’ missions to Le Bourget remains the same,” said Greg Evans, Chairman, Universal. “Paris has always held a special place in my heart and in Universal’s history, as it served as a launching point for our growth throughout Europe. Today we celebrate the next chapter of our presence in Paris, as we continue to evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients. And we’re not done. We’re committed to continuing to add new locations, enhance existing locations, and add new and needed services throughout Europe and the world to help our clients navigate today’s increasingly complex operating environment.”
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