Adds New Members in Guatemala, and Paraguay

Houston (Aug. 8, 2022) – Universal Aviation, the FBO ground services division of Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc., announced it has expanded its presence in the Latin America and Caribbean market with two new Universal Aviation® Certified member locations in Guatemala City, Guatemala (MGGT) and Luque, Paraguay (SGAS).

“Business aviation traffic to Latin America and the Caribbean continues to remain strong in most destinations, exceeding pre-pandemic levels,” said Adolfo Aragon, Sr. Vice President, Universal Aviation. “However, the traffic influx combined with the global supply chain issues and staffing shortages presents new operating challenges. To address this, we continue to identify highly successful local handlers that share our commitment to standards and service. Bringing these new members into our network reduces risk and eliminates handoffs, one of the causes of trip disruptions.”

The new Universal Aviation Certified members include:

As a Universal Aviation Certified member, these locations have proven their commitment to service excellence by agreeing to Universal’s rigorous standards for ground handling quality, training, safety, consistency, customer service, and regulatory compliance—including compliance with international laws such as the Foreign and Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act. Adherence to these standards will be managed via recurrent training and regular audits.

Universal Aviation Certified members benefit by having access to Universal Aviation’s industry-recognized training and safety programs, position as Universal’s No. 1 ground handler for all missions managed by Universal Trip Support Services, operational and global traffic insights, and global sales and marketing support.

The addition of Guatemala and Paraguay expands the Universal Aviation network to 29 locations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

For a list of all Universal Aviation locations or to request pricing and arrangements, visit For more information on becoming a Universal Aviation Certified member, visit

About Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.

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