Partnership Brings M Jet Barbados FBO into Universal Aviation Network

Houston (May 15, 2023) – Universal Aviation, the worldwide ground support division of Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc., has expanded its presence in the Caribbean with a new joint venture agreement with M Jet in Barbados at Grantley Adams International Airport (TBPB).

“M Jet in Barbados has been our go-to ground handling partner since the day we met the team and visited their state-of-the-art facilities. They’re amazing at what they do, especially taking care of customers and all details around a mission while always delivering excellent service,” said Greg Evans, Chairman, Universal®. “We’re thrilled to take our relationship to the next level!”

Universal Aviation Barbados will retain M Jet branding locally as part of the new joint venture agreement.

“We’re excited to be part of the internationally recognized Universal® brand around the world and all that comes with that, including industry-recognized standards, amazing culture, and customer service,” said Mark Maloney, CEO, M Jets.

“Barbados continues to grow in popularity as a leisure destination for business aviation operators,” said Adolfo Aragon, Sr. Vice President, Universal Aviation. “This existing ground handling location is the most private and exclusive in the country with many advantages and customer benefits, making it a very strategic addition to our network.”

Universal Aviation Barbados is located away from the main thoroughfare, providing maximum security and privacy while at the same time being the only 24/7 FBO on the island. It is also Barbados’ only FBO with private hangars (two), a private apron, a gated facility for additional security and discretion, and a pet quarantine facility onsite (separate from commercial travelers).

“This facility offers unmatched tranquility, discretion, and speed,” commented Sarah Evans, Executive Apprentice at Universal. “Our adept team is equipped to expedite passengers and crew in and out of the airport, mostly in just 10 minutes. This guarantees a smooth, efficient, and time-saving experience. Having had the privilege of contributing to the launch team and collaborating with the stellar crew at M Jet has been an extraordinary journey. We eagerly anticipate a promising and fruitful partnership as we jointly carve out the future of business aviation services in the beautiful locale of Barbados!”

With the addition of Barbados, Universal Aviation now has a total of 36 ground-handling locations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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