Bobby Butler

Bobby D. Butler, Jr. worked at Universal until February 2016. While at Universal, he served in several positions, including Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Internal Audit. Bobby is a certified Compliance and Ethics Professional and holds a Masters in Business Administration - International Business with honors from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas. In addition, he holds a BA in Political Science from Loyola University, New Orleans, LA and completed a fellowship from Loyola's Institute of Politics.

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Business Aviation Operations to Iraq – U.S. Sanctioned Country Series

Business Aviation Operations to Iraq – U.S. Sanctioned Country Series

While the broad economic sanctions on Iraq were lifted by the U.S. and most countries in late 2010, the U.S. Government still imposes significant restrictions on U.S.-registered aircraft that still impact business and general aviation aircraft operations involving Iraq. As a result, it is important for U.S. business aviation operators to be aware of these […]

November 22, 2012 | 1 Comment More
Business Aviation Operations to North Korea – U.S. Sanctioned Country Series

Business Aviation Operations to North Korea – U.S. Sanctioned Country Series

Many U.S.-based corporate flight crews have never had the opportunity to experience the beauty of cherry blossoms along the Taedong River in Pyongyang due to sanctions and other restrictions in place against North Korea (also known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea). […]

November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments More
U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series: Business Aviation Operations to Iran

Business Aviation Operations to Iran – U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on business aviation operations in U.S. sanctioned countries. While the U.S. sanctions against Iran do not prohibit individuals from traveling to or from Iran, as with the Cuba sanctions, the increasing U.S. and international sanctions on Iran make it a difficult destination for U.S.-registered aircraft […]

November 8, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Operating to North and South Sudan – U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series

Operating to North and South Sudan – U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series

The recent political changes in Sudan, including the creation of the newly independent country of South Sudan, have had a major impact on U.S. sanctions on Sudan. Because of the elimination of U.S. sanctions on South Sudan, U.S. operators are now able to conduct flight operations to and from that newly independent nation. However, significant […]

November 1, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Operations to Myanmar (Burma) - U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series

Business Aviation Operations to Myanmar (Burma) – U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series

The country referred to by the United States and several other countries as “Burma” (but officially known as the “Union of Myanmar” since 1989) has been subject to a wide range of economic sanctions due to the policies of the Burmese government. […]

October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments More
U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series: Business Aviation Operations to and from Syria

U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series: Business Aviation Operations to and from Syria

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on operating to U.S. sanctioned countries. Due to the policies and actions of the government of Syria, the United States and other countries have imposed a wide range of sanctions on the Syrian government. Among other things, the U.S. sanctions on Syria prohibit U.S. persons […]

October 18, 2012 | 1 Comment More
Business Aviation Operations to and from Cuba (Part 2) - U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series

Business Aviation Operations to and from Cuba (Part 2) – U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series

Before operating flights to Cuba, operators of U.S.-registered aircraft must obtain licenses and ensure that all travelers have an Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) specific or general license. For this reason, it is recommended that the process be started as early as possible before the trip is scheduled to take place […]

October 11, 2012 | 2 Comments More
Business Aviation Operations to and from Cuba (Part 1) – U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series

Business Aviation Operations to and from Cuba (Part 1) – U.S. Sanctioned Countries Series

Because of the long-standing U.S. sanctions and significant restrictions on travel to and from Cuba, only a small number of flights between the U.S. and Cuba occur each day, and most of these are charter (non-scheduled commercial) flights. As a result, planning for and operating authorized business aviation flights involving […]

October 4, 2012 | 2 Comments More