Samuel Dantas

Samuel Dantas, Director, Universal Aviation, has more than a decade of experience in general and commercial aviation. Before joining Universal in 2007, Samuel served as an Airport Manager for Guarulhos and Chicago O'Hare airports, and most recently, as a Manager of International Airport Services for Aeroméxico Airlines. Samuel's expertise includes improving, maintaining and managing the safety and training programs for all international ground support locations and administering ground services and equipment programs. Samuel is originally from São Paulo, Brazil, and is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English. He is a graduate of Universidade Mackenzie with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Science.

You can reach Samuel at samueldantas@univ-wea.com.

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When to Hire Your Own Supervisory Agent for Remote Bizav Ops – Part 2

When to Hire Your Own Supervisory Agent for Remote Bizav Ops – Part 2

Many options are available for business aircraft operators within the realm of supervisory agent services. The agent may fly with you onboard the aircraft or reposition in advance to your arrival airport. Depending on your preferences and needs, there are different costs associated to such…

June 12, 2017 | 0 Comments More
When to Hire Your Own Supervisory Agent for Remote Bizav Ops – Part 1

When to Hire Your Own Supervisory Agent for Remote Bizav Ops – Part 1

When operating to a secondary, domestic-only, or remote international airport, you often are faced with the challenge of working with ground handlers who are not as experienced in handling business aircraft and/or cannot provide the level of support business aircraft operators…

June 5, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Understanding FBOs, Ground Handlers, Supervisory Agents, and Their Differences

Understanding FBOs, Ground Handlers, Supervisory Agents, and Their Differences

While many North American- and European-based business aircraft operators are accustomed to Fixed-Based Operator (FBO) services, the more common handling standard internationally takes the form of local ground handlers. Depending upon location, these handlers may operate from an office on or off the airport or, in some cases, work out of the main terminal of […]

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