Rick Mann

Rick Mann is an expert on international routings and permit issues. He currently serves as the Team Lead for the Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. Charter Management Teams.

Rick has more than two decades of aviation experience and versatility, including five years as an air traffic controller in the U.S. Navy. Since joining Universal in 1991, Rick has facilitated approximately 18,000 global trip legs.

Rick can be reached at rickmann@univ-wea.com.

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The Importance of Having a Checklist for International Trips – Part 2

The Importance of Having a Checklist for International Trips – Part 2

There are a myriad of planning details to consider – from permits to in-flight catering to weather considerations – for every international trip. Using an effective international checklist will result in more effective and trouble-free global missions for operators […]

August 7, 2013 | 1 Comment More
The Importance of Having a Checklist for International Trips – Part 1

The Importance of Having a Checklist for International Trips – Part 1

Having a checklist to go through prior to any international flight is always best practice. There are many things that can change depending on the parameters of a trip, and operators need to consider all of that prior to the day of operation. International trip planning involves many details, and the potential for problems to […]

July 31, 2013 | 2 Comments More
The Do’s and Don'ts of Conducting International Flight Operations

The Do’s and Don’ts of Conducting International Flight Operations

This aviation blog post is part of a series on general best practice for operating a business jet internationally and continues from our last post entitled: 6 Things Business Aviation Operators Must Do Before Traveling Internationally. For business-aviation operators, there are many things to consider when planning an international trip. With all the different components […]

February 21, 2012 | 1 Comment More
6 Things Business Aviation Operators Must Do Before Traveling Internationally

6 Things Business Aviation Operators Must Do Before Traveling Internationally

This aviation blog post is part of a series on general best practice for operating a business jet internationally. International corporate travel has benefited from a new generation of modern, reliable and long-range business aircraft and a growing worldwide network of efficient ground handlers. However, the operating environment remains complex, and effective planning for these […]

February 14, 2012 | 1 Comment More