Our Brands

It's all about mission success.

The story of our brands is a simple one. It’s always been about your success. We started with weather in 1959, and grew into trip logistics when our clients needed us to. Later, our clients asked for ways to reduce their fuel costs, ground support that focused on business aviation versus commercial, and more reliable in-flight catering—so that’s what we did, and we helped pioneer an industry.

Today, whether used together or standalone, each of our brands represents the different ways we support our clients in an ever-changing and increasingly sophisticated operating environment. And while these brands may appear different, they all work together to help operators overcome the unexpected, exceed the high expectations placed on them, and achieve mission success.

Explore our brands and discover how they can help you and your operation succeed.

Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.

Often called just “Universal” or “UV”, Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. is the name of our parent company and is best known for providing complete trip support services for business aviation. Our clients count on us to help them navigate ever-changing regulations worldwide, overcome the unexpected, and make every mission a success.

Universal Aviation – Worldwide Ground Support

In the late 1970s, Universal established its first international ground handling locations, which would later become the Universal Aviation® worldwide ground support network. Today, Universal Aviation has 50+ FBO and ground support locations in 20+ countries, and is known for delivering an experience on the ground that exceeds expectations.

Universal-Drivania – Chauffeured Ground Transportation

Universal-Drivania is a joint venture of Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. and Drivania Chauffeurs. We are the only ground transportation provider with experience in mission planning and logistics.

Air Culinaire Worldwide

Recognizing the critical importance that in-flight catering plays in the success of a mission, Universal acquired Air Chef Holdings, LLC in 2011. Today known as Air Culinaire Worldwide, our 23 owned-and-operated kitchens serve 133 airports across the United States, United Kingdom, and France. Combined with our network of associate catering partners, we can deliver a total in-flight catering experience that is simple and enjoyable across 1,800+ airports worldwide.

A2G Concierge

Created in 2016, Air2Ground Concierge (A2G) is a global concierge network dedicated to ensuring the success of our clients’ missions at their destination—by offering a high-touch level of service focused on the passenger and crew, beyond that of what is typically received from the ground handler. A2G is exclusively available on missions coordinated by Universal® Trip Support Services.

  • Explore operational insights from our blog.

    • Asia-Pacific Region: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on Business Aviation
      by Universal on May 28, 2020 at 15:44

      Asia & Pacific Region COVID-19 Flight Restrictions Australia May 28, 2020 Restriction expiration: May 29, 2020 General Restrictions: Below passenger restrictions apply to Australian citizens, residents and immediate family. All other foreign nationals are still not allowed entry. Passenger Restrictions: International arrivals. Beginning 2359 AEDT 28 March 2020 all people entering Australia will be required to undertake their mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated facilities (for example, a hotel), in their port of arrival. Travelers will be transported directly to designated facilities after appropriate immigration, customs and enhanced health checks. Designated facilities will be determined by the relevant state or territory government The post Asia-Pacific Region: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on Business Aviation appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.

    • Middle East and Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on business aviation
      by Universal on May 27, 2020 at 19:53

      Africa & Middle East COVID-19 Flight Restrictions Algeria May 11, 2020 Restriction expiration: July 5, 2020 General Restrictions: Flights to and from Algeria are prohibited; however, operating cargo, private and diplomatic flights are subject to consideration by the authority depending on type of cargo, passengers rank & status. Passenger Restrictions: Health Declaration forms are required for entry. Crew: Health Declaration forms are required for entry. Expect Medical temperature test and monitoring.  No RON or overnight stays. Check with team for specific doumentation required for repatriation flights. Tech Stop Details: Tech Stop-with no crew rest and no disembarkation-fuel and go operations only. The post Middle East and Africa: 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 May 27, 2020 at 17:05

      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.

    • Business Aviation in Europe: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact
      by Universal on May 27, 2020 at 17:03

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