Drew Barnes

Drew Barnes has more than a decade of combined experience working as a corporate dispatcher and in Trip Support Services with Universal. He currently serves as a Customer Experience Coach for the Tango and Zulu Teams and has facilitated more than 16,000 trip legs. A former Dispatch Supervisor for Altria Corporate Services, Inc. (the parent company of Philip Morris and Kraft Foods) and Manager of Scheduling and Dispatching for Kraft Foods, Drew is known for mirroring his clients' sense of urgency and using his experience to ensure every detail – from crew scheduling and duty issues to visa requirements and passenger logistics – is handled correctly. Drew can be reached at drewbarnes@univ-wea.com.

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Major Events Worldwide – Operating and Planning Considerations

Major Events Worldwide – Operating and Planning Considerations

For business aircraft operators, major events around the world – ranging from sporting and film industry events to economic summits and even assorted furniture and yachting trade shows – can complicate international trip planning. As a checklist item, early in the trip planning phase, it’s worthwhile to check with your 3rd-party provider about any major […]

December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Alternate Aircraft Parking Locations for Italy During the Summer Months

Alternate Aircraft Parking Locations for Italy During the Summer Months

Italian luxury tax legislation has now been revised to allow non-Italian private non-revenue operators to remain in the country for up to 45 consecutive days without being taxed. Charter (non-scheduled commercial) flights are exempt from this regulation. However, in Italy, an operator still needs to take into account traffic increases during the summer months. Many […]

May 14, 2012 | 1 Comment More