Moving A Better World

At Universal, we’re moving organizations that move the world. As a global team, we are committed to making that world the best it can be. We value fostering diversity and new ideas in our workplace, and we recognize that our responsibility to minimize the environmental impact of our own business operations extends to our people, clients, community relationships, and partners — and all the missions we touch.

It starts with our Culture.

Our culture has always been about helping others, respecting others, doing our part to make the world a better place, and being passionate about what we do. We believe our discretionary efforts make all the difference to succeed. And we believe in empowering our people to be the best they can be through training and resources.

Diverse backgrounds. Diverse ideas. Innovative solutions.

As a global company, we are made of up people all over the world spanning all types of cultural backgrounds and diverse thinking. We embrace our differences and recognize that its our collective experiences and talents that make us stronger and help us better support our equally diverse customers around the world.

Minimizing our environmental impact.

We believe in the importance of minimizing our environmental impact, and helping our customers do the same. Some of the ways we do this include:

  • Developing industry-leading solutions to help our customers comply with mandatory aircraft carbon monitoring and offset programs, as well as help them perform voluntary offsetting in order to achieve net zero on every flight we manage on their behalf.
  • Offsetting 100% of the carbon produced on rides booked through our subsidiary, Drivania Chauffeurs.
  • Implementing responsible food procurement and waste reduction strategies across our Air Culinaire Worldwide kitchens
  • Introducing more electric and environmentally friendly equipment across our Universal Aviation worldwide ground support network
  • Reducing employees’ carbon footprint through more flexible work policies

Supporting our communities.

What makes our community support initiatives stand out is the dedication of our employees.

As a company, we support many great charitable organizations like Communities in Schools, Corporate Angel Network, and Wings of Love, and our people all over the world volunteer hundreds of hours in their local communities annually.

Prioritizing humanitarian relief.

When disaster strikes, we regularly  donate our resources and expertise to help in international humanitarian relief efforts where business aviation can make a positive impact, such as the transportation of life-saving supplies or the movement of displaced people

Supporting our industry.

We’re avid advocates of the Business Aviation Industry in all its forms — business, leisure, humanitarian, and more. We actively support initiatives that raise awareness of the critical role our industry has on our broader communities. We also continually working hard to improve operating conditions and flexibility for our industry, and our people volunteer hundreds of hours of time every year serving on various industry committees and associations.

Training our next-generation leaders.

We recognize the importance of preparing the next generation of business aviation professionals. We support ongoing professional development and training through scholarship donations, including those offered through NBAA, WAI, and WCA. We also host our industry’s most popular course for FAA Dispatcher Certification.

Using our expertise to help the public.

Universal is proud to be a National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA) Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassador. The purpose of the WRN Ambassador program is to save lives and property by helping create awareness of the weather events that impact our employees and community.

Supporting Veterans

Many people in our industry first discovered their love of aviation through military service. As a company founded by a veteran, we are proud and honored to employ military veterans from around the world. We’re also proud to regularly support Impact a Hero, which helps wounded veterans in need.