Sandrine Jackson

Universal Aviation France – Paris Managing Director Sandrine Jackson has nearly 25 years' experience with Universal and is an expert on operations in France. Under Sandrine's leadership, the Universal Aviation France – Paris location at Le Bourget is consistently ranked in industry surveys as one of Europe's best FBOs. Sandrine, who is based in Paris, first joined Universal in 1989. She can be reached at sandrinejackson@universalaviation.aero.

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Paris Air Show 2017 Flight Ops – Part 2: Permits, CIQ & Local Area

Paris Air Show 2017 Flight Ops – Part 2: Permits, CIQ & Local Area

This year’s Paris Airshow runs June 19-25. If you are planning on operating your business aircraft into the Paris area during this time, there are you operational requirements you need to be aware of. Start by reading part 1 on this series if you…

May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Paris Air Show 2017 – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Accreditation

Paris Air Show 2017 – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Accreditation

Taking place every two years, the Paris Air Show is a must-attend event for many in the aviation industry. This year the airshow and exhibition runs June 19-25 at Le Bourget (LFPB). Trade days are June 19-22 with the show open to the public June 23-25. As this will be a busy event, in…

May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Paris Fall Fashion Week 2016: Business Aviation Tips for Success

Paris Fall Fashion Week 2016: Business Aviation Tips for Success

Paris Fall Fashion Week 2016 runs Sep 27 – Oct 5 and takes place at multiple venues in central Paris. The Spring (Feb/Mar) and Fall (Sept/Oct) Fashion Week periods are always a busy period in Paris for business and leisure travel. During this time, you can expect preferred options for…

September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments More
France Ops: Euro Football Championship 2016

France Ops: Euro Football Championship 2016

The 2016 Euro Football Championship takes place June 10-July 10 at ten locations throughout France. Special accreditation procedures are going to impact some general aviation (GA) operations to Le Bourget (LFPB), aircraft parking may be particularly challenging in the south of France…

May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Flying to Paris for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Flying to Paris for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

The Paris Climate Change Conference, as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, takes place in Paris November 30 – December 11. Venue for this event, with meetings and events running 24/7 during this 12-day period, is the convention facility at Le Bourget (LFPB)…

October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments More
The Operator’s Guide to the 2015 Paris Air Show – Part 2: Permits, CIQ, and Documentation

The Operator’s Guide to the 2015 Paris Air Show – Part 2: Permits, CIQ, and Documentation

The 51st International Paris Air Show runs June 15-21 at Le Bourget (LFPB), and this is a busy period for General Aviation (GA) traffic in the region. If you have already read our last article – covering airport options, parking, and ground services – now it’s time to get familiar with permit; Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) […]

May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments More
The Operator's Guide to the 2015 Paris Air Show – Part 1: Airport and Operational Considerations

The Operator’s Guide to the 2015 Paris Air Show – Part 1: Airport and Operational Considerations

The 51st International Paris Air Show runs June 15-21 at Le Bourget (LFPB). This biennial event remains the world’s oldest and largest air show. As such, it is a major draw for business aircraft operators from around the world […]

May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Paris Fashion Week 2014

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Paris Fashion Week 2014

Paris Fashion Week is a clothing trade show held semi-annually in Paris and includes Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter events. The 2014 Autumn/Winter Paris Fashion Week takes place February 25-March 5 with events held in the Carrousel du Louvre, as well as other venues throughout the city […]

February 3, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Winter Business Aircraft Operations to Paris, France

Winter Business Aircraft Operations to Paris, France

Le Bourget (LFPB) is the primary General Aviation (GA) airport for Paris, and there are considerations to keep in mind when operating to this location during winter months. LFPB is one of Europe’s premier GA airports and an easy operational destination […]

October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Tips on Local Area, Culture and Hotels for France

Tips on Local Area, Culture and Hotels for France

For business aircraft operators, a destination stop in France is usually an enjoyable and trouble-free experience, and security is generally adequate both on- and off-airport. It’s best to consider advance planning for your trip, as services may be limited during busy seasons and periods of major events […]

June 27, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops in France: Flight Planning, Weather and NOTAMs

Business Aircraft Ops in France: Flight Planning, Weather and NOTAMs

While flight planning in France is a fairly routine process, it’s important to be aware of flight plan format and lead time nuances in order to avoid delays. Your 3rd-party provider will help with procedural requirements, and your local ground handler can assist in reducing, or […]

June 20, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Airport Slot Procedures for France

Airport Slot Procedures for France

Airport congestion exists in France, particularly during special event periods, and airport slot planning can become important during pre and active trip phases. For business aircraft operators, best practice is to be aware of airport slot windows and to request and revise airport slots […]

June 6, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Tips on Flight Permits/PPRs for France

Tips on Flight Permits/PPRs for France

Prior Permission Required (PPR) is needed for some locations in France. While landing permits are only necessary for charter (non-scheduled commercial) and experimental aircraft operations, there are restrictions, lead times and operating limitations to consider. If this is your first charter […]

May 30, 2013 | 2 Comments More
Paris Air Show 2013 Update – Requirements for Bizav Operators

Paris Air Show 2013 Update – Requirements for Bizav Operators

The 50th International Paris Air Show takes place biennially and occurs this year, June 17-23. The event takes place at Le Bourget Exposition Center – at Le Bourget (LFPB) airport north of Paris – and brings together aviation trade visitors and exhibitors […]

May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Operating to France During the Summer Months

Operating to France During the Summer Months

The Mediterranean region of France is a busy and popular destination during the summer months, and business aircraft traffic is high. While 3rd-party providers and ground handlers can orchestrate last-minute requests for aircraft parking, hotels and service availability, best practice is to do as much […]

April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Tips on Airport Operations for France: Fuel, Additional Services and Security

Tips on Airport Operations for France: Fuel, Additional Services and Security

For business aircraft operations in France, pre-arranging fuel and 4th-party services are particularly important when operating on weekends or flying to smaller regional airports. While airport security is good across the country, certain services, amenities and credit may be limited at smaller […]

April 18, 2013 | 2 Comments More
Tips on Airport Operations for France – Ground Handling

Tips on Airport Operations for France – Ground Handling

For business aircraft operators, the availability of ground handling and Ground Support Equipment (GSE) is good at major airports in France, but limited at smaller regional airports. Best practice: work with your ground handler, in advance of arrival, to confirm required services […]

April 11, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Tips on Operating to France – Customs, Immigration & Agriculture

Tips on Operating to France – Customs, Immigration & Agriculture

International business aviation arrivals in France clear customs and immigration onboard, inside a Fixed Base Operator (FBO) or at main commercial terminal. Work with your 3rd-party provider to confirm clearance processes and options at all intended destinations and fine-tune the clearance process […]

April 4, 2013 | 3 Comments More
Paris Air Show 2013 - Start Planning Now

Paris Air Show 2013 – Start Planning Now!

The Paris Air Show is always a very busy period, and for business aircraft operators, it’s important to begin planning – particularly for preferred hotel accommodations – as soon as schedules are confirmed. If operating a charter to the Paris Air Show, be aware of permit lead times and begin working with […]

April 1, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Tips on Airport Operations for France - General Information

Tips on Airport Operations for France – General Information

There are unique paperwork and process requirements to consider regarding airport operations in France. Operational procedures vary from airport to airport. Variations are particularly acute at smaller regional airports. Work with your 3rd-party provider to avoid any overlooked considerations in airport […]

March 28, 2013 | 2 Comments More
Picking an Airport in Paris: Overview of Customs, Documentation Requirements, and Services

Picking an Airport in Paris: Overview of Customs, Documentation Requirements, and Services

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on operating to France and continues from our previous post of selecting an airport in Paris. The customs process into Paris is straightforward for private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) aircraft operators. Documentation requirements are not onerous, and business aircraft operators can look forward to […]

May 23, 2012 | 2 Comments More
Tips on Picking an Airport in Paris for a Business Aviation Flight

Tips on Picking an Airport in Paris for a Business Aviation Flight

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on operating to France. Paris Le Bourget (LFPB) is one of the most business aviation-friendly airports in Europe in terms of operating flexibility, available services and maintenance support. There are, however, other airport options to consider when operating to Paris. A 3rd-party provider can help […]

May 16, 2012 | 2 Comments More