Category: Announcements

NBAA URGENT - Help Needed!

Progress! NBAA – FAA Overhaul Bill Stirs Uproar – WSJ

Thank you for your advocacy for our industry! Using NBAA’s tools to Contact Congress, you’ve made our voices heard that a privatized United States air traffic control is not a viable solution! As you can see from this Wall Street Journal article, our efforts are moving the needle. Keep up the good work, and keep getting the […]

February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments More
NBAA URGENT - Help Needed!

NBAA URGENT – Help Needed!

Please read and action ASAP! There are reports that as soon as early February, the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee will be considering a proposal to strip the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of its management of the U.S. Air Traffic Control System, transferring its operation to a private entity funded by user fees.






February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year! On behalf of our 1,700 people around the world, we hope all your critical missions are successful in 2016! We’ll be back next Monday with another article on business aircraft operations. As always, thank you for reading. From all of us at Universal

December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Happy Holidays 2015!

Happy Holidays 2015!

On behalf of everyone at Universal, we would like to wish you peace and happiness this holiday season. We’ll be back on Monday with another article covering operational topics impacting business aviation. Safe travels this season and always.

December 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Our industry and Universal needs your help!

Our industry and Universal needs your help!

Dear Friends, It’s that time again – time for us to step up as an industry, let our collective voices be heard and protect our industry and livelihoods! As you can read in NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen’s letter, the issue of privatizing air traffic control paid for by user fees is once again […]

December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Happy Chinese New Year! 恭喜发财

Happy Lunar New Year! 恭喜发财

My Dear Friends and Colleagues, May the year of the Goat bring you good luck, joy, prosperity and the best of health. My warmest regards, and a very HEARTFELT… “Gong Xi Fa Cai!” Greg Evans Chairman of the Board Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.

February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Happy New Year 2015!

Happy New Year 2015!

Happy New Year! On behalf of our 1,700 employees around the world, we hope all your missions are successful ones in 2015! We’ll be back next week with another article covering topics impacting business aircraft operations. As always, thank you for reading. From all of us at Universal

January 1, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Happy Holidays 2014!

Happy Holidays 2014!

On behalf of our 1,700 employees around the world, we wish you happiness this holiday season and success in all in your missions. We’ll be back tomorrow with another article covering operational topics impacting business aviation. Safe travels this season.






December 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Happy New Year 2014

Happy New Year 2014

Happy New Year and best wishes for 2014! We’ll be back tomorrow with another article covering topics impacting business aircraft operations. As always, thank you for reading. From all of us at Universal

January 1, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Happy Holidays 2013!

Happy Holidays 2013!

On behalf of all of us, we wish you a warm “Happy Holidays.” We’ll be back tomorrow with another article covering operational topics impacting business aviation. Safe travels this season.

December 25, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Need Your Help - Forming Our Own Online Rally

Thanks For Helping Out!

Thank you for joining me in standing up for business aviation by pushing the button and contacting Congress urging it to end the 17-day government shutdown. While we certainly welcome the agreement reached last week, we still face challenges, and as NBAA President and CEO, Ed Bolen, said, “We will need to remain vigilant.”






October 21, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Need Your Help - Forming Our Own Online Rally

Need Your Help – Forming Our Own Online Rally

While the U.S. government shutdown continues, the rest of us in business aviation are still busy at work, helping our country and industry thrive. Although many of us were not able to join NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen at the rally on Capitol Hill last week to encourage policymakers to reopen the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), so that vital aviation services can resume, we can have our own rally online.






October 14, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Our industry needs your support - stand up for business aviation

Our Industry Needs Your Support – Stand Up for Business Aviation

The shutdown of the United States government, which began Oct. 1, unfortunately is having the unintended consequence of negatively impacting the industry we love, and one which supports our livelihoods. As an industry, it is absolutely vital for business aviation to band together to let our elected leaders in Washington D.C. understand how each day of the shutdown hurts our industry and could lead to eliminated jobs, closed companies, and a negative impact on our economy.






October 8, 2013 | 0 Comments More
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Flying into Rome During the Papal Installation Mass (17 - 19 March)

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Flying into Rome During the Papal Installation Mass (17 – 19 March)

If you are planning to fly into Rome this weekend, please heed the following: Due to the celebrations that will be taking place for the New Pope in Rome on March 19th, 2013 and due to the visiting of ~170 Head of State delegations, the traffic in LIRA/Roma Ciampino for ALL flights, private and commercial, […]

March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Happy Lunar New Year! 恭喜发财

Happy Lunar New Year! 恭喜发财

My Dear Friends and Colleagues, During this truly magical time and celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year, and Year of the Snake, I send my best wishes to you and your families, for Health, Prosperity, Success…and most of all, peace. Please allow me to take this opportunity to express how much I truly appreciate […]

February 10, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Celebrating our 1-Year Anniversary and THANK YOU for reading!

Celebrating our 1-Year Anniversary and THANK YOU for reading!

This business aviation blog is now a year old, and we want to say “Thank you!” for being part of it all. It’s been an exciting year since our first post. Through your feedback and readership, we’ve explored topics such as flight permit requirements, regulatory issues, and operations to sanctioned countries, to name a few. […]

January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Happy New Year 2013

Happy New Year 2013

We’ll keep it short today. Happy New Year and best wishes for 2013! From all of us at Universal Have questions, something to add, or just want to tell us you liked this article? Let us know in the comments area below.

January 1, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Share Your Aviation Expertise. Write a Guest Post on Our Blog.

Share Your Aviation Expertise. Write a Guest Post on Our Blog.

Since the day we first started this business aviation blog, our goal has been sharing useful information that supports the planning and execution of successful trips. Keeping that spirit in mind, we are looking for others who are similarly passionate about our industry and want to share their knowledge with the global business aviation community. […]

July 25, 2012 | 2 Comments More
Our big 1-0-0 and a THANK YOU for reading!

Our big 1-0-0 and a THANK YOU for reading!

No, we aren’t 100 years old yet! We’re celebrating our 100th blog post, and we want to tell you “Thank You!” for being part of it all. When we started this blog back in January our mission was to reach out to you and other members of the business aviation community in order to build […]

May 25, 2012 | 0 Comments More
How are we doing?

How are we doing?

Having just completed our first week of blog posts, we would like to know what you think. Do you find the topics useful and informative? What other topics would you like us to discuss in future posts? If you are new here, we encourage you to read our first post. This blog’s goal of developing […]

January 20, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Welcome Aboard to Operational Insight! A new business-aviation blog.

Welcome Aboard to Operational Insight! A new business-aviation blog.

Thank you for visiting. This aviation blog is designed to provide you useful information to support your planning and execution of successful trips. We had an idea to create a place where we could share our 52 years of knowledge and experience about topics related to business-aviation operations worldwide, and invite others in our community […]

January 15, 2012 | 8 Comments More