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2020

2019

  • Costa Rica’s first-ever General Aviation Terminal now open at MROC

    San Jose, Costa Rica (December 16, 2019) – Costa Rica’s first-ever general aviation terminal (GAT), named GAT SJO, at San Jose Juan Santamaría International Airport (MROC/SJO) is now fully open and exclusively available to business aviation operators. The GAT will...

  • Newly Renovated GAT at Madrid Barajas Airport (LEMD) Now Open

    Madrid (December 10, 2019) – The newly renovated general aviation terminal (GAT) at Madrid Barajas Airport is now fully open and available to business aviation operators. Refurbishment of the GAT, named Spanish FBO – Madrid, began in April 2019, when...

  • Universal partners with CJET to enhance service levels at Beijing Capital Airport (ZBAA)

    Beijing (November 14, 2019) — Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. and China’s Capital Jet (CJET) have signed an agreement to work together to enhance service levels for business aviation operations at Beijing Capital Airport (ZBAA). CJET is the only authorized ground...

  • Universal Aviation expanding in Dominican Republic

    Universal Aviation Dominican Republic, a member of Universal Aviation, the worldwide ground handling division of Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc., announced that it is expanding its footprint in the Dominican Republic. A newly signed commercial agreement with Assist Air, a...

  • Universal to provide 2020 Japan Games consultation at NBAA BACE

    The opening ceremony of the 2020 Japan Summer Games is less than 10 months away, and the time to begin planning is now, according to the experts at Universal Aviation Japan. Hiroshi Higashiyama, Managing Director, Universal Aviation Japan, will be available...

  • Universal to celebrate 60th anniversary at BACE 2019

    Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc., the company that invented trip support as we know it today, celebrates its 60th anniversary at NBAA-BACE 2019 and shares its vision for how it will continue supporting operators into the future. Founded in a...

  • Costa Rica’s first-ever General Aviation Terminal set to open for busy 2019 holiday season

    Construction of Costa Rica’s first-ever general aviation terminal, exclusively available to international private operations at Juan Santamaría International Airport (MROC/SJO) is ongoing but expected to be completed in time for the busy 2019 holiday season. The new GAT, which will...

  • Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. signs agreement to sell UVair Fueling Division to World Fuel Services

    Global mission management provider, Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc., has signed a definitive agreement to sell its UVair Fueling Division to World Fuel Services. “We didn’t achieve our 60-year track record of success and remain the industry leader in international...

  • Universal Aviation UK earns IS-BAH Stage II Registration

    Universal Aviation UK, based at London-Stansted International Airport (EGSS) has earned Stage 2 registration under the International Standard for Business Aviation Handling (IS-BAH). Universal Aviation, the ground support division of Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc., has more than 40 locations...

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    • 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.