Unlimited datalink for any aircraft, anytime.

Through our partnership with Satcom Direct, you get unlimited SATCOM & SITA VHF ACARS datalink for ANY business aircraft you operate, regardless of avionics. Combine datalink with our online flight planning system, and you can build, file, and uplink flight plans directly to your aircraft – online or via your Apple® iPad® through uvGO. And all datalink/flight planning packages are billed on a single invoice at a fixed annual rate.

What you get.

Worldwide coverage 

Stay connected through worldwide SITA VHF, Iridium SATCOM, and Inmarsat SATCOM networks, as well as AVICOM VHF (Japan) and DECEA VHF (Brazil) networks.

Support for all business aviation avionics types

Including Airbus ATSU, Bombardier Vision, Gulfstream PlaneView®, Honeywell AFIS, Honeywell MARK II CMU, Honeywell MARK III CMU, Honeywell Primus Epic®, Dassault EASy, Rockwell Collins CMU/RIU, Rockwell Collins Fusion, Teledyne Controls TeleLink®, and Universal Avionics UniLink®.*

*Some older avionics types may require modifications or upgrades.

Unlimited service. One fixed rate.

One invoice. Once a year. Enjoy unlimited datalink service for your business aircraft.

Integrated online flight planning

Upgrade your datalink subscription to include our online flight planning system, allowing you to build, file, and uplink flight plans directly to your aircraft.

Online and mobile accessibility

Graphically track the position of your fleet. View message history. Access to online flight planning and other services you receive from Universal. All through uvGO.

Driven by a trusted name

Datalink services are provided by Satcom Direct® and are 100% integrated with uvGO.

What you can do.

Flight deck

  • Uplink flight plans and weather to your FMS
  • Uplink flight plans from Universal and
    third-party providers
  • Graphical flight deck weather
  • METARs, TAFs, NOTAMs, SIGMETs, PIREPs
  • Message direct to your Universal® trip support team or UVair® fuel team
  • Aircraft-to-aircraft communications
  • E-mail, fax, and text from FMS
  • Premium geolocation-based services
  • Enables use of SD FlightLogs, the automated flight logs solution

ATS Services

  • Pre-Departure Clearances (PDC/DCL)
  • Digital Airport Terminal Information Service (D-ATIS)
  • Terminal Weather Information for Pilots (TWIP)
  • ATC Advisory
  • Fully-automated Oceanic Clearances (OCX)
  • North Atlantic Track (NAT) messages
  • FANS ADS-C and CPDLC capability
    (avionics-dependent)
  • Link 2000+/ATN

Ground Operations

  • View position detail information for every aircraft in your fleet on an interactive map
  • Message to aircraft
  • Out/Off/On/In (OOOI) messages
  • Access message history to and from the aircraft
  • Automatic message forwarding for aircraft flight messages and reports (delay, diversion, ETA, position, etc.)

Maintenance

  • Engine data monitoring
  • Downlink requests for maintenance actions at destination stations
  • Explore operational insights from our blog.

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      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. […]