Chairman’s Note: COVID Vaccine Deliveries & Business Aviation – We’re Here to Help!
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
In the early months of the pandemic, the world needed PPE, masks and tests. Now our world needs Vaccines!!!
Like our industry always does when there’s a humanitarian crisis, business aviation answered the call for help and stepped up to meet the need. At that time Universal was extremely proud to donate our services in support of many of those humanitarian missions.
The focus has now transitioned with the exciting and encouraging news that several COVID-19 vaccines have been approved, and our industry will once again undoubtedly play an important role in helping deliver them where they are needed most.
I’m now proud to announce that once again, Universal will be donating feasibility and consulting services to general aviation operators wanting to use their aircraft to support humanitarian missions delivering COVID-19 vaccines.
We’ve learned a lot about COVID restrictions and best practices over the last year, and we want to use our expertise in global aviation restrictions and logistics to help ensure these life-saving missions can happen and are a success.
Through at least June 30, 2021, Universal Trip Support will be waiving its fees on trip feasibility assessments, research, and consultation services for any private aircraft mission classified as a humanitarian COVID-19 vaccine delivery flight – even if the trip ends up not being able to happen.
Our trip support experts will perform scenario-specific research and consulting to help private operators understand things like mission feasibility, what the current operating restrictions are and the best options to navigate through them, documentation requirements, crew/pax requirements, what to expect on arrival, the questions authorities will ask, and local health and safety requirements—at no cost.
If you or your flight department is planning on attempting a humanitarian flight delivering COVID-19 vaccines I’d love to hear from you. You can also contact your Trip Support Team or Account Manager, or you can request support online.
Also don’t forget we are continuing to deliver no-cost operating information via our COVID-19 website, which is updated frequently regarding the latest global operating restrictions.
It’s been a rough year, but there are reasons for optimism on the horizon!
In the face of the unprecedented challenges, our business aviation community has made a tremendous difference already. Now we have a chance to make history by playing our role in helping to end this pandemic.
I look forward to hearing from you, and to having Universal support your missions, now and in the New Year!