Jerri Banks

A Universal employee since 2007, Jerri Banks has more than a decade of aviation experience. A former trip owner and team lead, Jerri currently serves as Team Manager for Global Regulatory Services. An expert on international operations and security, Jerri has coordinated more than 3,000 international trip legs in her tenure with Universal. Jerri, who completed Six Sigma training, can be reached at jerribanks@univ-wea.com.

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Large Aircraft Operations in North and Latin America: Part 2 – Planning Details

Large Aircraft Operations in North and Latin America: Part 2 – Planning Details

With sufficient and effective pre-planning, large aircraft operations can be accomplished to most destinations worldwide without significant issues. Be sure to allow sufficient lead time for trip planning, consider all available options, and have a Plan “B” ready […]

August 4, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Large Aircraft Operations in North and Latin America: Part 1 – Top Considerations

Large Aircraft Operations in North and Latin America: Part 1 – Top Considerations

Large aircraft operations can present unique requirements and challenges in terms of trip pre-planning and day-of-operation considerations. To address these potential planning and support issues when operating large aircraft within North and Latin America […]

July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments More
2014 Winter Games Update – Part 2: Fueling, Handling, and Other Operational Considerations

2014 Winter Games Update – Part 2: Fueling, Handling, and Other Operational Considerations

If you are a business aircraft operator planning on flying into Sochi for the Winter Games, expect delays, aircraft parking restrictions, and the need to use alternate airports. Your 3rd-party provider, and ground handler, will be your most valuable […]

December 11, 2013 | 2 Comments More
2014 Winter Games Update – Part 1: Client Categories, Airport Slots, Russian Landing Permits, and Visas

2014 Winter Games Update – Part 1: Client Categories, Airport Slots, Russian Landing Permits, and Visas

The Winter Games take place February 7-23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Business aircraft operators should anticipate a range of operational challenges for Sochi (URSS) – including minimal aircraft parking; Customs, Immigrations, and Quarantine (CIQ) […]

December 4, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Winter Olympics Update: Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips

Winter Games Update: Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips

The Winter Games will take place in Sochi, Russia February 7-23, 2014. Business aircraft operators should anticipate assorted operational challenges – including lack of aircraft parking availability; Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) clearance; and aircraft services options – if planning to attend this busy sporting event. It’s best to initiate trip planning with your 3rd-party […]

November 13, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi, Russia - Business Aviation Tips: Part 2 - Permits, Handling & Security

Winter Games 2014 in Sochi, Russia – Business Aviation Tips: Part 2 – Permits, Handling & Security

For business aircraft operators, landing permit, visa and documentation planning needs are at the forefront when trip planning to the Sochi Winter Olympics. While local services, infrastructure and security are forecast to be good during the games, a little additional pre-planning will go a long way in ensuring the most […]

October 30, 2013 | 2 Comments More
Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi, Russia - Business Aviation Tips: Part 1 - Airports, Aircraft Parking and Restrictions

Winter Games 2014 in Sochi, Russia – Business Aviation Tips: Part 1 – Airports, Aircraft Parking & Restrictions

Sochi, Russia is currently in high gear – in terms of hotel and Olympic infrastructure construction – preparing for the upcoming February 7-23, 2014 Winter Olympics. For business aircraft operators planning to attend the Olympics, it’s important to initiate the flight-planning process as early as possible […]

October 23, 2013 | 2 Comments More
Winter Olympics 2014: Sochi, Russia, Welcomes Business Aviation

Winter Games 2014: Sochi, Russia, Welcomes Business Aviation

If you’re planning on operating your business aircraft to the 2014 Winter Games, you should begin your trip coordination as soon as possible. Not only will this be a busy period in Russia, but there will also be limitations on preferred hotel accommodations, aircraft parking, and pre-paid local ground transport – especially for operators who […]

May 9, 2013 | 3 Comments More