November 16, 2015

LAS VEGAS, NV (Nov. 16, 2015) – Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. today announced uvGO, a new way for business aircraft operators to easily plan, build, and manage successful missions worldwide—from beginning to end. Available as a native iPad app, uvGO gives users complete do-it-yourself control over their trips, as well as the ability to optionally coordinate trips through their dedicated Universal® trip support team.

“uvGO was designed from the perspective of fitting the logical workflow of the operator and serves as a do-it-yourself solution that integrates everything Universal offers in one simple interface,” explained Denio Alvarado, Sr. VP, Global Product Strategy, Universal. “Through uvGO, our clients can manage trips on their own, or send them for coordination through Universal via a single, simple intuitive system that streamlines the process of how missions are managed.”

Alvarado added, “We also took into account that operators wanted an app that is not dependent on a separate website, so our system has been designed to give operators the flexibility to execute key tasks—such as flight planning, weather, fuel pricing, datalink, and trip coordination—in just our app, or our website, or a combination of the two. Whatever they prefer.”

uvGO is available for operators working with Universal® Trip Support Services and/or carrying the UVair® Fueling Card. Universal Clients can start using uvGO immediately by downloading it on the App Store. Features of uvGO include the ability to:

  • Build single and multi-leg trips, quickly and easily
  • Create, review, and file optimized flight plans for domestic, regional, and intercontinental flights
  • Review worldwide aviation weather information, overlaid on an interactive map
  • View UVair fuel pricing and make arrangements at 5,000+ locations globally
  • Access data on airports, FBOs, in-flight caterers, ground transport providers, and restaurants
  • Receive worldwide critical mission alerts
  • View datalink messages and aircraft/fleet positioning
  • Send trips to Universal for full or partial coordination

uvGO also includes offline capabilities such as access to mission critical trip information, time/distance calculations, and airport information. It also allows users to build trip legs while offline.

Operators attending NBAA2015 can receive a demonstration of uvGO, as well as learn more about future plans for the new system, by visiting Universal exhibit # C10429.

About Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.

You're counted on to make every trip a success, but you don’t have to do it alone. Reduce your operating risk and stress by accessing a global community of resources dedicated to helping you prepare for unforeseen events, navigate the ever-changing regulatory environment, and manage your stakeholders’ expectations. Keep your organization moving and ensure mission success with complete and customized trip management services – coordinated through your dedicated trip support team, or online and on your Apple® iPad® and iPhone® via uvGO. For more information, contact worldwide sales at +1 (800) 231-5600 ext. 3300 (North America) or +1 (713) 944-1622 ext. 3300 (Worldwide).