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 at AsBAA’s annual Icons of Aviation Awards Gala held November 10th in Hong Kong.

“We’re so proud to have been selected best ground handler/FBO in Asia by members of AsBAA,” said Sarah Kalmeta, Regional Director of Operations, Asia-Pacific, Universal® and a member of AsBAA’s Board of Governors. “Business aviation in Asia continues to grow at a rapid pace, and we remain fully committed to adding new locations and services where our customers need us to help reduce their operating risk and stress.”

In the last 24 months, Universal has continued to expand its presence throughout the Asia-Pacific Region adding new locations in Thailand, the Philippines, the Maldives, in addition to enhanced service offerings at Koh Samui and Hong Kong.

“This recognition helps validate that we’re on the right track in helping ensure the success of our clients’ critical missions throughout the region,” said Charlie Mularski, Senior Vice President, International, Universal and a past chair of AsBAA. In 2018, we look forward to continuing to expand our presence in Asia at the high-risk and stress locations our clients need us.”

Universal Aviation, the ground support division of Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc., has more than 40 locations in 20 countries, including 19 in the Asia-Pacific region.

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