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.

UVair® Fuel Program

UVair is the fueling division of Universal. Created in 1981, it was the first-ever contract fuel program for general and business aviation, helping operators reduce their overall fuel costs. Today, the UVair Fueling Card is carried by 19,500+ card holders and accepted at 5,000+ locations around the world. It serves a variety of operator types, including business aviation, commercial, government, and military.

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.

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.

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.

  • Explore operational insights from our blog.

    • Greece Peak Travel Season for Business Aviation
      by Dimitra Kiriakopoulou on July 19, 2019 at 12:20

      June through September is always peak season for Greece creating congestion. Airports throughout the country – both mainland and islands – are inundated with traffic from all over the world. Due to the congestion, authorities are implementing restrictions to accommodate for the influx, which is affecting general aviation (GA). The post Greece Peak Travel Season for Business Aviation appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog. […]

    • Business Jet Destination Guide: London
      by Jason Hayward on July 19, 2019 at 11:30

      The London area is an easy GA operating environment and a pleasurable experience for crews as all airports have excellent handling facilities and services. When considering airport options be mindful of what part of London you’re heading to along with flexibility implications of airports with restricted operating hours and peak periods of commercial activity. The post Business Jet Destination Guide: London appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog. […]

    • Best airport alternates during Milan Linate’s (LIML) closure
      by Stefano Bruno on July 18, 2019 at 16:31

      Milan Linate Airport (LIML) is scheduled to be closed from July 27 to October 26, 2019. Because Linate is a major destination for business aircraft, its closure will have an impact on operations to the north of Italy region. The post Best airport alternates during Milan Linate’s (LIML) closure appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog. […]

    • UK Air Passenger Duty (UK APD) – How it Applies to UK Business Aviation
      by Laura Everington on July 15, 2019 at 11:30

      The UK government extended the Air Passenger Duty (APD) to General Aviation (GA) on April 1, 2013. The good news is that 3rd-party providers, and the industry as a whole, have worked with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to find solutions and clarify the processes for operators. The post UK Air Passenger Duty (UK APD) – How it Applies to UK Business Aviation appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog. […]