About Us

Moving organizations that move the world.

Whether driving worldwide commerce or bringing people together to change and enrich lives, Universal® clients utilize business aircraft in ways that are critical to the global economy, aid in timely disaster relief, and much more. It is our role at Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. to help these missions succeed.

Each Universal employee, supplier, and partner around the globe is fully committed to going above and beyond to help our clients navigate an increasingly complex world, and keep their organizations moving. We do so by reducing the inherent risk and stress associated with complex, multi-leg trips by:

  • Proactively identifying potential challenges and delivering resourceful solutions
  • Learning, understanding, anticipating, and adapting to an ever-changing regulatory environment
  • Staying one step ahead of unforeseen events and mobilizing our Global Community of resources as needed

Our People

1,700 people around the world working together to deliver on our promise to our clients—an absolute commitment to the success of their missions.

Meet our people

Careers

Do you have a love for aviation? A strong sense of urgency? A passion for stellar customer service? Join us in helping move organizations that move the world.

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Corporate Responsibility

At Universal, we believe in giving back to our community. It just so happens that our community is the entire world.

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Government and Industry Affairs

We’re working on your behalf to make the world a friendlier place toward business aviation.

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Ethics & Compliance

At Universal, we are committed to conducting our business across the globe ethically and in compliance with applicable domestic and international laws and regulations.

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Our Brands

We started with just weather forecasting in 1959, but grew into trip support, contract fuel, ground handling, and catering. Discover how our global brands come together to support the success of our clients’ missions.

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Our Locations

Trip support operations centers. FBOs and ground handling locations. In-flight catering kitchens. Fueling card acceptance worldwide.

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Our History

We’ve got a story, and it’s a great one. Founder Tom Evans pioneered the trip support concept for business aviation soon after founding our company in 1959. His absolute commitment to his clients’ success is embedded in our DNA today.

Let’s go back in time

Become a Supplier

We are looking for ground handling, transport, and other logistics partners who share our core values and are committed to providing support that exceeds our clients’ expectations.

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Press Room

Need a subject matter expert for an article? Want to see what we’ve been up to? Start here.

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Contact

Questions about a trip or need to speak with any of our people or locations worldwide?

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  • Explore operational insights from our blog.

    • Lunar New Year – How it impacts business aviation ops
      by Alan Pong on January 23, 2020 at 14:00

      Lunar New Year (also known as Chinese New Year) has a huge impact on business aviation in terms of airport congestion and sold-out hotels/services throughout much of Asia. This year's Lunar New Year holiday takes place from Feb. 4-10, 2019. But congestion and service limitations are likely to start as soon as January 30th and continue through February 11th... The post Lunar New Year – How it impacts business aviation ops appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.

    • Ops Update: 2020 Equipment regulation changes and filing requirements
      by Robert Moya on January 22, 2020 at 21:36

      Several aircraft equipment regulatory changes have recently and will soon go into effect. These changes will impact operations over the United States, North Atlantic, and Europe. The post Ops Update: 2020 Equipment regulation changes and filing requirements appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.

    • APIS, TSA and DOT Authorization Info for Non-U.S. Registered Business Aircraft
      by Adam Hartley on January 22, 2020 at 20:50

      It’s important to keep in mind that filing APIS does not negate the requirement to notify customs of your arrival. Contact Universal's Global Regulatory Services Team for the latest APIS filing requirements and to help manage APIS revisions. The post APIS, TSA and DOT Authorization Info for Non-U.S. Registered Business Aircraft appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.

    • Japan Ops Update – New mandatory luggage inspections and expansion of domestic ops permit
      by Hiroshi Higashiyama on January 21, 2020 at 15:01

      Early in 2020, Japan announced increased security inspections of luggage of arrival/departing private jet passengers as well as an expansion for domestic operation permits. The post Japan Ops Update – New mandatory luggage inspections and expansion of domestic ops permit appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.