Manav Chopra

Universal Aviation India Manager, Operations, Manav Chopra is an expert on navigating the complexities of business aviation in his native country of India. Manav, who has been with Universal since 2007, has experience in business aviation, focusing on operations to and ground support in India.

Manav has a bachelor’s of science degree from Indira Gandhi National Open University and is fluent in English, Hindi and Punjabi.

He can be reached at manavchopra@universalaviation.aero.

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Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Indian Grand Prix 2013

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Indian Grand Prix 2013

The Airtel Indian Grand Prix takes place October 25-27 at the Buddh International Circuit located just outside New Deli. This race circuit was inaugurated in 2011. For business aircraft operators seeking preferred access to aircraft parking, hotel accommodations and related trip support [...]

October 7, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Navigating Local Culture in India: 6 Tips for Your First Business Aviation Trip

Navigating Local Culture in India: 6 Tips for Your First Business Aviation Trip

This aviation blog post is part of a series on operating to India and continues from our last post “7 Things to Pay Attention to When Arranging Auxiliary Services in India.” India is a country with an ancient and dynamic history and a culture spanning back to the beginning of human civilization. With a population […]

March 15, 2012 | 1 Comment More
7 Things to Pay Attention to When Arranging Auxiliary Services in India

7 Things to Pay Attention to When Arranging Auxiliary Services in India

This aviation blog post is part of a series on operating to India and continues from our last post “What You Need to Know About Ground Handling and Aircraft Fueling in India“. For business-aviation operators, airports in India are generally safe, with very strict security procedures in place. Nonetheless, this is an area of the […]

March 8, 2012 | 2 Comments More
Ground Handling and Aircraft Fueling in India: What You Need to Know

Ground Handling and Aircraft Fueling in India: What You Need to Know

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on operating to India and continues from our last post entitled: 10 Tips for Navigating India’s Permits, PPRs and Slots. While ground handling and aircraft fuel services in India continue to improve, due to a lack of infrastructure, the country still poses some operational challenges. […]

March 1, 2012 | 3 Comments More
10 Tips for Navigating India’s Permits, PPRs and Slots

10 Tips for Navigating India’s Permits, PPRs and Slots

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on operating to India and continues from our last post titled: 5 Guidelines for Flight-Planning Your Way Through India. While the permit process for India can be lengthy and complex at times, the good news is that this region is evolving as an important, business […]

February 23, 2012 | 4 Comments More
5 Guidelines for Flight-Planning Your Way Through India

5 Guidelines for Flight-Planning Your Way Through India

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on operating to India and continues from our last post titled: 10 Key Pre-Trip Airport Operations Considerations for India. Once your permits for India are approved, you can expect a reasonable window for departure delays, but not for an earlier arrival or departure. Remember that […]

February 16, 2012 | 3 Comments More
10 Key Pre-Trip Airport Operations Considerations for India

10 Key Pre-Trip Airport Operations Considerations for India

This business aviation blog post is the first part in a series on operating to India. Airports in India continue to improve for the business aviation user. Public-private partnerships are now considering developing current and future airfields throughout India over the coming years, and this bodes well for General Aviation (GA). There are close to […]

February 9, 2012 | 1 Comment More