Trip Support

Make every mission a success.

Last-minute requests. Unforeseen events. Constantly-changing regulations. These are just a few of the challenges you face every day. At Universal, we understand that success means more than completing a trip checklist. It means proactively anticipating, staying on top of, and quickly adapting to whatever may arise.

Count on the expertise, insights, and global resources of your dedicated Universal® Trip Support team to help you keep the promises you make and exceed the expectations of those who depend on you.

Teams designed around you.

Time zones. Language preferences. Private or charter operations. Large aircraft needs.
Our different trip support teams are specialized for how you operate.

Some of the ways your dedicated trip support team can help.

Flight Planning

Accurate fuel burns and ETEs. Routings that consider restrictions, aircraft specs, and weather. You get flight plans built and analyzed by real experts. We don’t just pass along what the computer spits out.

Aviation Weather

Meteorology is a science. Forecasting is an art. We embrace both. With us, you have an experienced team of aviation meteorologists helping you to predict and adapt to weather conditions impacting your missions.

Permits and Permissions

Worldwide regulations and permit requirements are constantly changing. We stay on top of it all so you don’t have to.

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Security Planning

What’s the threat level at my destination? What’s the safest route to my hotel? Should I post a guard next to my aircraft? All good questions. We can answer them.

Ground Handling

Your experience on the ground is important to mission success. That’s why we built a global handling network of our own locations and trusted partners—focused on compliance, safety, and customer service.

Explore our network

In-flight Catering

Everyone loves food. And it can make or break a trip. So how can your trip support provider help ensure your catering experience is a good one? Building the world’s largest in-flight catering network is a good start.

Dine well

Hotels and Ground Transportation

Rampside pickup. Early check in. Late checkout. Flexible cancellation terms. Tell us what you need.

Concierge and Special Requests

Exceeding expectations is something we do every day. If you have a special request, just ask.

Online and Mobile

Trip request comes in on a Sunday. Schedule changes at 3 AM. Life does not have to be interrupted. Manage all your missions online or on your mobile device.

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Trip Cost Estimates

Need help estimating the cost for an upcoming trip? Start here.

Contact your team.

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      by Greg Evans on October 23, 2018 at 19:00

      My Dear Friends and Colleagues, It was so nice to have the opportunity to visit with many of you last week at NBAA. It was an amazing show, and after speaking with you, I’m even more excited about partnering with you on your future missions. One bit of news we announced while in Orlando, is the newest addition to our Universal Aviation worldwide ground support network: Universal Aviation Maldives. It’s simply a beautiful spot in the world, and as a result, it sees significant business and GA traffic creating a rapidly growing tourism economy. (Click here for photos!) However, like […]

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      by Reginald Perry on October 18, 2018 at 11:30

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    • Operating a business jet to Cambodia – less flexibility with new landing permit lead times
      by Alan Pong on October 10, 2018 at 11:30

      Operating a business jet to Cambodia on short-notice recently became more challenging. Here are the top six things you need to know about the changes. 1. Permit lead times now 3-5 working days Recent changes to the permit application process put into effect by Cambodia Civil Aviation (SSCA) has made it more difficult and reduced operating flexibility to the country. All Landing Permits, with the exception of medical evacuations, must now be approved by the Minister in Charge of the SSCA. As a result, SSCA is now advising operators allow 3-5 working days to obtain landing permits. Previously, securing a […]

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      by Manuel Girault on October 5, 2018 at 11:30

      Attending the Chiefs vs Rams NFL game in Mexico? Expert advice on which airport to choose, where to park, which ground handler to use and current jet fuel prices. […]