Lorena Carraro

Universal Aviation Italy Managing Director Lorena Carraro is recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts on business aviation operations to Italy and Europe. Since joining Universal Aviation in 1986, she has helped manage and grow the company’s presence throughout Italy, which now includes four locations providing service to the entire country. As an acting member of the board of the Italian Business Aviation Association, Lorena, who splits her time among Universal Aviation Italy’s locations, is instrumental in working with government officials on legislation and regulations that maximize the industry’s potential throughout Italy. In addition to being experienced in business aviation, Lorena is fluent in Italian, English, and French. Under her leadership, Universal Aviation Italy locations are frequently listed as some of the best FBOs in Europe as ranked by users of popular industry publications.

Lorena can be reached at lorenacarraro@universalaviation.aero.

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Bizav Ops Planning: 2015 Genoa International Boat Show

Bizav Ops Planning: 2015 Genoa International Boat Show

The annual Genoa International Boat Show – one of the world’s premier boat shows – takes place September 30-October 5 this year. Genoa has a long history as a ship- and yacht-building center, and this popular show has been an important event on the Italian Riviera since 1962 […]

September 14, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning: Venice International Boat Show

Business Aviation Trip Planning: Venice International Boat Show

The 2014 Venice International Boat Show takes place over two weekends – April 4 to 6 and April 11 to 13 – and is expected to draw some 80,000 attendees. For General Aviation (GA) traffic, Venice is always a busy destination during summer seasons and will be particularly busy over the International Boat Show period […]

March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Flight Ops to Milan for the Fall Fashion Week 2014

Flight Ops to Milan for the Fall Fashion Week 2014

Milan Fashion Week is a clothing trade show held semi-annually in Milan. The upcoming winter/spring show takes place February 17-23, 2014. The latest innovations in dress design by renowned fashion designers are showcased. This is the place to be in February if you’re working within the realm of international high fashion […]

January 27, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix 2013 – Trip Planning Tips

Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix 2013 – Trip Planning Tips

The 2013 Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix runs September 6-8 at the Monza Circuit. This promises to be yet another busy event, bringing a large amount of General Aviation (GA) traffic into Italy. Business aircraft operators planning on flying into Italy around the time of this event need to begin working with their 3rd-party provider, and ground handler, as soon as possible.

August 12, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Picking the Best GA Airport in Milan, Italy

Picking the Best GA Airport in Milan, Italy

Milan offers two good airports for business aviation, and both are fairly flexible and accommodating in terms of parking. Linate (LIML) is much closer to downtown Milan – and is often the preferred option for business aircraft operators – but Malpensa (LIMC) is also business-aviation-friendly and can accommodate […]

July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Changes in Italian Charter Flight Permit Regulation - Explained

Changes in Italian Charter Flight Permit Regulation – Explained

Italy is always a popular destination for charter aircraft operators, especially going into the summer season, and operators to Italy have always faced a somewhat rigorous and time-consuming charter permit application process. Thanks to recent regulatory changes […]

May 15, 2013 | 2 Comments More
Operating to Italy during Summer Months – Part 2: Operating Tips

Operating to Italy during Summer Months – Part 2: Operating Tips

While short-notice ground handling, fuel and service requests can usually be accommodated for business aircraft visiting Italy during the summer months, it’s preferable to provide at least 24 hours’ notice – especially when operating on weekends. Ground handling personnel are busy during high […]

April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Operating to Italy during Summer Months – Part 1: Regional Considerations

Operating to Italy during Summer Months – Part 1: Regional Considerations

While Italy is a popular destination all season, General Aviation (GA) movements intensify during peak travel periods, especially at Mediterranean-area locations in the summer. When traveling to Italy during peak season, your best flight and service options will be available with as much advance […]

April 24, 2013 | 2 Comments More
Business Jets + Boats: Flying to the Genoa International Boat Show

Business Jets + Boats: Flying to the Genoa International Boat Show

Salone Nautico Internazionale di Genova (Genoa International Boat Show) is one of the world’s premier boat shows and will be held 6-14 October this year in Genoa. This is a high-traffic period for general aviation (GA) flights. Owing to popularity of nautical tourism along the Italian Riviera, as well as Genoa’s history as a city long associated with the ship […]

August 23, 2012 | 1 Comment More
7 Things to Know About Flying to Milan for Fashion Week

7 Things to Know About Flying to Milan for Fashion Week

Milan Fashion Week is one of the Big 4 Fashion Weeks internationally, the others being Paris, London and New York, and is held each spring and fall in Milan. This year’s Fall Milan Fashion Week takes place September 19-25, and business aircraft operators can expect congestion at both Milan airports, with aircraft parking limitations and restricted hotel availability […]

August 9, 2012 | 1 Comment More