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2019

2018

  • Orlando, Fla. –  The National Business Aviation Association’s Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Governing Board announced yesterday that it has elected Jaclyn Gilbert to its Governing Board. Gilbert, who earned her CAM designation in 2015, currently serves as Training Program Manager...

  • Houston – Universal Aviation, the worldwide ground support division of Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. (NBAA2018 exhibit #2256), announced that its newest location, Universal Aviation Maldives, will begin operations by the end of November 2018. Universal Aviation Maldives is headquartered at...

  • Universal Aviation Mexico, a joint venture between Avemex, and Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. to provide ground support throughout Mexico, has officially opened its new $3.5 million, 50,000 square-foot hangaron the property of their FBO at Toluca International Airport (MMTO).

  • Rome Ciampino, Italy – Universal Aviation Italy officially inaugurated the complete renovation of its ground support facilities in Rome Ciampino Airport (LIRA) during a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by clients, partners, and airport officials. Universal Aviation is the ground support...

  • Houston – Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. and Global A.K.Co. Ltd (GAK Korea) announced the launch of a new co-branded UVair fuel and services card. The new card leverages the strengths of both organizations to offer GAK Korea clients preferred pricing on...

  • Singapore – Universal Aviation Singapore, based at Seletar Airport (WSSL) has earned accreditation under the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) program. Universal Aviation Singapore joins Universal Aviation London Stansted (EGSS) as the second Universal Aviation location to become...

2017

  • HOUSTON – Universal Aviation Aruba announced that it has decided not to submit a request for proposal to renew its lease to operate the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) at Queen Beatrix International Airport in Oranjestad, Aruba. The existing lease started in...

  • TOLUCA, MEXICO – Universal Aviation Mexico, a joint venture between Avemex, and Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. to provide ground support throughout Mexico, officially broke ground on a new, 50,000 square-foot hangar on the property of their FBO at Toluca International...

  • Hong Kong (Nov. 15, 2017) – Universal Aviation, the worldwide ground support division of Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc., was voted by members of the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) as Asia’s best ground handling agent/FBO. The award was announced...

  • Las Vegas (Oct. 4, 2017) – Since its launch at NBAA2016, Universal Private Transport, the global ground transportation service joint venture of Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. with its long-time security partner FAM International, has doubled its global reach and...

  • Las Vegas (Oct. 4, 2017) – Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. (exhibit # C10431) has launched a 2018 Russia World Cup planning website (www.universalweather.com/russia2018) and will have experts from Universal Aviation Russia available at NBAA2017 to help discuss planning strategies...

  • London (Aug.15, 2017) – Universal Aviation UK, based at London-Stansted International Airport (EGSS) has passed an International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) audit and is now an official IS-BAH accredited location. Universal Aviation, the ground support division of Universal...

  • Houston (Aug. 3, 2017) – Due to the anticipated high-demand on ground services during the 2018 Winter Games, Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. recommends that general aviation operators attending this event should begin planning for parking, airport services and crew...

  • GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. announced at EBACE 2017 that it has developed an iPhone version of uvGO, its beginning-to-end mission management platform that allows users to plan, build and manage successful trips worldwide. The iPhone app version,...

  • Shanghai (April 10, 2017) – Universal Aviation, the ground handling division of Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. (exhibit #H210), announced at ABACE2017 that it will expand its presence in the Asia-Pacific region, with the addition of Universal Aviation Maldives, a...

  • Shanghai (April 9, 2017) – Universal Aviation Thailand, announced that it has entered into an agreement to provide customer service and ramp safety training to PGGS, the dedicated ground handler for Koh Samui International Airport (VTSM). “One of the biggest...

  • Shanghai (April 9, 2017) – Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. (Exhibit #H210) announced that it has hired Sarah Kalmeta to serve as the company’s Regional Operations Director for the Asia-Pacific region. Kalmeta, who will be based in Hong Kong, will...

2016

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  • Experience of 3M+ trip legs facilitated globally
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    • 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. […]

    • Chairman’s Note * Universal and Drivania to form new ground transportation joint venture
      by Greg Evans on July 9, 2019 at 19:50

      Universal’s ground transportation business, formally under Universal Private Transport, will combine with Drivania’s business aviation division, Drivania Bizav, to create a new ground transportation company focused on the business aviation industry. The post Chairman’s Note * Universal and Drivania to form new ground transportation joint venture appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog. […]

    • Operating to Mexico: 7 Logistical Tips for Your First Trip
      by Juan Muniz on July 8, 2019 at 13:00

      For a successful and trouble-free trip to Mexico, it’s always best practice for business-aviation operators to plan for a range of logistical issues that may impact a flight. Documentation requirements, as well as operating restrictions, need to be anticipated. It’s also advantageous to plan in advance for jet fuel uplifts, ground handling, hotels and ground transportation. Over recent years, security has become a concern in certain areas of Mexico, and it’s important to be aware of and to mitigate potential risks. 1. Understanding documentation requirements Mexico regulation requires operators to carry original aircraft documents on board when arriving into Mexico. […] The post Operating to Mexico: 7 Logistical Tips for Your First Trip appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog. […]

    • Operating a business jet to Argentina
      by Marcelo Ribet on June 18, 2019 at 16:00

      Over the last few years, Argentina has become an increasingly popular destination for business aviation, particularly among operators who travel regionally between Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. While Argentina is a relatively straightforward operating environment for business aviation, with manageable permit processes and no cabotage issues, it’s best to have at least one week’s notice when planning a trip to the country. The post Operating a business jet to Argentina appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog. […]