Manuel Girault

Universal Aviation Mexico - Toluca General Manager Manuel Girault is an expert in ground support services throughout Mexico. Under his leadership, the location has consistently ranked as one of Mexico's top ground handlers in industry surveys.

Manuel can be reached at manuelgirault@universalaviation.aero

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Operations to Mexico: Hotels, Local Area and Culture

Operations to Mexico: Hotels, Local Area and Culture

For business aircraft operators traveling to Mexico, attention should be given to planning for hotels, security, and navigating local culture. From the hotel perspective, Mexico offers good crew accommodation options throughout the country. Best practice […]

December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Operations to Mexico – Flight Planning, Weather & NOTAMs

Operations to Mexico – Flight Planning, Weather & NOTAMs

When operating a business aircraft to Mexico, be aware of all flight plan nuances, as requirements differ for private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations, as well as for international and domestic movements. A key consideration when operating to Mexico is determining if you have[…]

November 14, 2013 | 2 Comments More
Mexico Charter Operations: Landing Permits and Cabotage

Mexico Charter Operations: Landing Permits and Cabotage

For charter flight operations into Mexico, two major considerations are landing permits and cabotage. In terms of permits, blanket charter landing permits are the preferred option for regular operators to Mexico. This process is document-intensive, requires a long lead time and involves […]

October 10, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Operational Tips for Mexico – Landing Permits for Private Aircraft

Operational Tips for Mexico – Landing Permits for Private Aircraft

The landing permit process for Mexico varies from straightforward to complex, depending on the type of operation. While private non-revenue permits do not involve complex procedures, it’s recommended that you work with a well-experienced 3rd-party provider for all Mexico permit applications […]

October 3, 2013 | 2 Comments More
Operational Tips for Mexico – Jet Fuel, Security and Additional Services

Operational Tips for Mexico – Jet Fuel, Security and Additional Services

When operating a business aircraft to Mexico, it’s important to plan in advance for fuel, and security, and other mission-critical services you will need for a successful trip […]

September 26, 2013 | 2 Comments More
Operational Tips for Mexico – PPRs and Slots

Operational Tips for Mexico – PPRs and Slots

Prior Permission Required (PPR) and airport slot requirements apply only to a few locations in Mexico, but there are several nuances to consider when making those requests. Always be sure to provide appropriate lead times and be aware of PPR/airport slot revision policies […]

September 12, 2013 | 2 Comments More
Business Aviation Operations in Mexico – Navigating CIQ

Business Aviation Operations in Mexico – Navigating CIQ

For business aircraft operators, Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) procedures go more smoothly and quickly when documentation is forwarded in advance to your ground handler. Beware of visa requirements and always ensure that you have correct Mexican insurance in place when operating to Mexico […]

September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Operations in Mexico – Ground Handling

Business Aviation Operations in Mexico – Ground Handling

While full ground handler services and credit are available throughout Mexico for business aircraft operators, it’s best to work with your 3rd-party provider and ground handler in advance. For any special or non-standard requests, be sure to provide additional lead time […]

August 29, 2013 | 2 Comments More
Business Aviation Operations in Mexico – Understanding Airport Ops

Business Aviation Operations in Mexico – Understanding Airport Ops

Many airports in Mexico have curfews and overtime restrictions that should be taken into consideration when planning your next business aviation trip. It’s always best to coordinate with your 3rd-party provider and ground handler to confirm airport procedures prior to any operation to Mexico.

August 22, 2013 | 2 Comments More