Adam Dowley

Adam Dowley is an expert on air traffic management and business aviation operations to, within, and from Europe. He currently serves as Assistant Manager for the Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. European Operations Centre in Stansted, United Kingdom. Adam, who first joined Universal in 2010, previously served as an Operations Performance Analyst with Manchester Airport. Adam has a bachelor’s of science degree in air transport management from Loughborough University.

You can reach Adam at adamdowley@univ-wea.com.

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European Region Flight Planning Tips

European Region Flight Planning Tips

Network Manager (NM), or Network Management Operations Centre (NMOC) – previously known as the Central Flow Management Unit (CFMU)– is the operational unit of Eurocontrol and responsible for airspace management in Europe from the north edge of Africa, including…

October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Planning Tips: 2016 Austrian Formula One Grand Prix

BizAv Planning Tips: 2016 Austrian Formula One Grand Prix

The 2016 Austrian Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place July 1-3 at the Red Bull Circuit, just outside of Spielberg. As with all major international sporting events, general aviation (GA) traffic to the area will be higher than normal, local hotel accommodations are going to be limited, and road congestion close to the race venue […]

June 8, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: London Fashion Week 2014

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: London Fashion Week 2014

London Fashion Week is a clothing trade show held in London each February and September. It ranks alongside New York, Paris, and Milan as one of the Big Four fashion weeks. The fall London Fashion Week takes place February 13-18 at Somerset House in central London. Operators planning to attend, with General Aviation (GA) aircraft […]

January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Best Practice for EU-based Business Aircraft Operators Conducting International Trips

Best Practice for EU-based Business Aircraft Operators Conducting International Trips

For EU-based business aircraft operators flying worldwide, there are best practices to follow to ensure trips are conducted as smoothly as possible. Country of aircraft registration and base location do not generally present issues when operating internationally, as long as your aircraft […]

December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Managing Airway Slots and Slot Delays in Europe

Managing Airway Slots and Slot Delays in Europe

Once you have your airway slots, there are ways to manage them. For business aircraft operators, best practice for avoiding delays is to keep abreast of current airway congestion, and remain in a state of “departure readiness” when faced with last-minute slot delays […]

December 24, 2012 | 1 Comment More
Intro to Airway Slots in Europe, Eurocontrol, and the NM

Intro to Airway Slots in Europe, Eurocontrol, and the NM

For business aircraft operators, managing airport slots and airway slots within Europe is something of an art and a science. There are steps you can take to avoid slot delays, and there are effective responses to minimize delays when they occur. Sometimes, though, it comes down to experience and instinct in knowing how to avoid […]

December 3, 2012 | 4 Comments More