For Charter Operators

Keep your passengers moving.

Is the trip doable? What additional permit requirements am I looking at? Is this considered cabotage? How much will fuel cost me? How quickly can I get the invoice back from the supplier?

Any of this sound familiar?

With us, you’ll get the immediate answers you need—and the dedicated support to keep your passengers happy and make the mission a success.

Discover how we can support you.

Trip Support

With us, you get more than just flight plans, weather, and trip coordination. You get a dedicated charter management team—which specializes in the unique complexities of charter operations—proactively anticipating, staying on top of, and quickly adapting to whatever challenge may arise. All with a singular goal of helping you achieve a successful mission – every time.

Continue your success

Global Regulatory Services

Let’s face it. Charter operators face more regulatory complexities than private. More permits are typically required for international operations, and more paperwork has to be provided. Plus, each country has a different approach to cabotage. We are here to help simplify this for you—by staying on top of the latest regulations and alleviating some paperwork along the way.

Stay on top of the regulations

UVair Fuel Program

Are hidden fuel costs eating away at your bottom line? Lost time, missing taxes, and unexpected fees can quickly add up. Our experts can help you avoid the surprises to ensure you aren’t overpaying for fuel.

See fuel differently

Universal Aviation

Strict operating and customer service standards. Industry-leading training and audit systems. With Universal Aviation, you have access to a global network of FBOs and ground support locations committed to exceeding the expectations of both you and those who land at our locations.

Explore our network

Air Culinaire Worldwide

You can plan a trip perfectly, but if the in-flight catering falls apart, so does the passenger experience. At 1,800+ airports across the globe, Air Culinaire Worldwide kitchens and associate catering partners can deliver a total in-flight catering experience that is on time and pleases the palates of those who matter most—your passengers and crew.

Dine well

Ground Transportation

With Universal Private Transport, you’ll get the right vehicle, professional and courteous drivers, and clear communications – and all through licensed and insured providers with experience in crew and VIP ground transportation.

Let’s drive

Datalink

Stay connected with unlimited SATCOM and SITA VHF ACARS datalink for ANY business aircraft you operate, regardless of avionics type. And enjoy complete integration with our flight planning, weather, and fleet status applications – all through uvGO, available via your Apple® iPad®.

Stay connected

Online Flight Planning

Worldwide flight planning and weather. Optimized routings. Highly accurate ETEs and fuel burn estimates. Completely do-it-yourself from your computer or Apple iPad.

Plan and file

Mobile App

With uvGO, you can plan, build, and manage successful missions worldwide. You have access to do-it-yourself trip planning resources, as well as complete mission coordination through Universal.

Go mobile

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