Regulatory Requirements:

Non-U.S. Based Charter Operators: Streamline your trips with essential regulatory tools

Service Specific to Non-U.S. Based Operators

Whether you are a new or established non-scheduled commercial operator based outside the U.S., you may face a gauntlet of regulatory requirements in order to operate into and out of the U.S.

A range of agencies—from Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and others—all have specific mandates in place for you to track, actively manage, and update.

Our Global Regulatory team works directly with you to help stay on top of these regulations through customized consultation. We look at your whole operation: from base operating profile to specific trip-by-trip situations.

Our solutions are end-to-end, making sure you’re covered: from baseline regulatory requirements for new commercial operations, to best practices and trip optimization for established operators.

With Us, You're Covered

Reduce risk and meet regulatory requirements: Avoid Fines, Penalties and Forfeitures
Increase efficiency: Let our 24/7 Global Regulatory team manage the details
Active monitoring of relevant regulations and proactive

Let us help you streamline your U.S. operations and take the burden out of regulatory compliance so you can focus on your next trip.

Get Started

Services Provided

Here’s an overview of what you may need right now to maintain your operations into the U.S:

Prerequisites to start U.S. Operations:

  • CBP – U.S. Customs Bond
  • CBP – E-APIS Carrier Code
  • DOT – Economic Authority (ie. Part 375, Part 49, Part 129 Op Spec)

Operational must-haves:

  • CBP – APIS Transmission
  • CBP – U.S. Customs Landing Rights
  • FAA Routing Clearance (if required)
  • TSA Waiver (if required)

Additional regulatory tools to increase flexibility:

  • Border Overflight Exemption (BOE)
  • U.S. Visa Waiver Program
  • ESTA Support
  • RSP – Reimbursable Services Program (CBP Overtime)

Proactive consultation:

Complete Regulatory Profile Review: In addition to assessing base regulatory needs for compliance, our team can proactively review your status based on your evolving trip profile as well as seasonal changes. Some specialized services to consider may include:

  • Global Emissions Support
  • Mexico SENEAM fee management – For operations into and over Mexico
  • UK APD – All flights departing in/out of UK must pay Air Passenger Duty fees
  • Comprehensive Mexico Permit Support
  • INTL Blanket Permit
    • Greece / Italy
  • INTL APIS Requirements
    • CARICOM, Mexico, Finland, Colombia, Cuba
  • EASA Enviro Registration

Get Started

Contact your Universal® Account Manager, or
Universal® Global Regulatory Services

Contact Us Online

+1 (713) 378-2734

    Operational Insight

    Dublin Airport Passenger Cap Ruling – GA Not Impacted for...

    on April 11, 2024

    The Irish Aviation Authority has made the determination that GA can continue to operate to Dublin Airport as usual and won’t be impacted by the […]


    Brazil Reinstatement of Visa Requirements for U.S.,...

    on April 10, 2024

    The Brazilian Government's decision to reinstate visa requirements for U.S., Canadian, and Australian citizens, including crew members, effective […]



    on April 9, 2024

    The following is an overview of what ADS-B is, which countries already require ADS-B, and those who have upcoming mandates: The post ADS-B UPDATE […]