Corporate Responsibility

Our community is global.
Our community support is too.

Whether lending our aircraft and support by transporting evacuees and delivering critical supplies in the wake of disasters like hurricanes and tsunamis, or providing flight support services for charitable organizations, we believe in giving back to our community. It just so happens that our community is the entire world.

Helping our wounded veterans.

Through its support of non-profit Impact A Hero, Universal helps severely wounded veterans heal emotionally and physically by soliciting and coordinating the donation of business aircraft or resources to help them attend life-changing events in their honor as well as medical appointments throughout the year.

Keeping our industry strong.

As a responsible corporate partner, we believe it’s vital to give back, to help business aviation continue to make strides and grow, and to ensure the future of an industry which supports so many livelihoods. Educating the public about the benefits of business aviation is essential to the industry’s future success. We are dedicated to helping business aviation prosper, and that’s why we have a team dedicated to Government and Industry Affairs. We believe that to stay strong and vital, and to do the right thing for others, we must also actively support initiatives such as the National Business Aviation Industry’s No Plane No Gain campaign.

Supporting the future of our industry.

Retaining and growing talent within business aviation can be challenging, as individuals work full-time jobs and have increasing workloads. We recognize the importance of preparing the next generation of business aviation professionals and support ongoing professional development and training through scholarships and monetary contributions, including those offered through NBAA, WAI, and WCA.

Employees giving back to the community.

What makes our community support initiatives stand out is the dedication of our employees. Inspired by a company culture that has always valued community responsibility, our employees – whether holding a backpack drive at our world headquarters in Houston, supporting orphans in Delhi, or providing aid to flood victims in Mexico – volunteer thousands of hours in their communities annually.

Mobilizing resources for humanitarian relief.

When disaster strikes, we mobilize our global resources to help. From tsunamis, to hurricanes and earthquakes, we donate our resources and services to do what it takes to support those in need.

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 creating awareness of the weather events that impact our employees and community.

As a WRN Ambassador, we share critical environmental intelligence, including weather forecasts and warnings, to our partners and the general public. WRN Ambassadors are formally recognized by NOAA as organizations committed to collaborating with NOAA, sharing preparedness messaging in outreach to the public, and serving as examples themselves by implementing resilience best practices.

  • Explore operational insights from our blog.

    • Asia-Pacific Region: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on Business Aviation
      by Universal on July 13, 2020 at 14:11

      Asia & Pacific Region COVID-19 Flight Restrictions Australia July 11, 2020 General Restrictions: The government will reduce international arrivals in Australia by half from July 10, following a surge in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Victoria. Officials say the reduction will cut seat availability by 4,000 weekly so authorities can focus on contact tracing and managing COVID-19 within the country. Canberra will also encourage states to make inbound passengers pay for quarantine.​ Below passenger restrictions apply to Australian citizens, residents and immediate family. All other foreign nationals are still not allowed entry. There is currently no plan to reopen the borders The post Asia-Pacific Region: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on Business Aviation appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.

    • Mexico: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on Business Aviation
      by Universal on July 13, 2020 at 14:11

      Mexico July 11, 2020 Restriction expiration: July 15, 2020 ​​​​​​​​​General Restrictions: No current restrictions or bans for Crew/Pax other than people who have tested positive for COVID-19. Flights are classified as essential and not essential: Not essential flights include:  Vacations, tourism, etc. Essential flights include: Ambulances, repatriation flights, Tech stop (local AFAC Previous authorization is required). AFAC is extending its closure until June 30. Medical certificates and pilot license validities are extended until 31-Dec.​ Restrictions on non-essential travel for USA/Canada/Mexico land borders has been extended until July 21,2020. Special Considerations: For G/A Aircraft traveling to Mexico for vacations (non-essential) flights, here The post Mexico: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on Business Aviation appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.

    • Canada: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on Business Aviation
      by Universal on July 13, 2020 at 14:02

      Canada July 11, 2020 General Restrictions: Every province in Canada have their own COVID-19 restrictions in place for customers wanting to fly into Canada. Officials in Canada extended a ban on entry for most nonresident foreign nationals until July 31, as part of the measures to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). However, immediate family members of Canadian citizens or residents can enter Canada, provided they plan to stay for at least 15 days and are able to quarantine for the first 14 days of their stay. Other nonresident foreign nationals allowed to enter must be traveling for essential The post Canada: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on Business Aviation appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.

    • Central and South America: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on Business Aviation
      by Universal on July 13, 2020 at 13:58

      COVID-19 business aviation flight restrictions in Central and South America. The post Central and South America: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on Business Aviation appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.