Trip Support

Make every mission a success.

Last-minute requests. Unforeseen events. Constantly-changing regulations. These are just a few of the challenges you face every day. At Universal, we understand that success means more than completing a trip checklist. It means proactively anticipating, staying on top of, and quickly adapting to whatever may arise.

Count on the expertise, insights, and global resources of your dedicated Universal® Trip Support team to help you keep the promises you make and exceed the expectations of those who depend on you.

Teams designed around you.

Time zones. Language preferences. Private or charter operations. Large aircraft needs.
Our different trip support teams are specialized for how you operate.

Some of the ways your dedicated trip support team can help.

Flight Planning

Accurate fuel burns and ETEs. Routings that consider restrictions, aircraft specs, and weather. You get flight plans built and analyzed by real experts. We don’t just pass along what the computer spits out.

Aviation Weather

Meteorology is a science. Forecasting is an art. We embrace both. With us, you have an experienced team of aviation meteorologists helping you to predict and adapt to weather conditions impacting your missions.

Permits and Permissions

Worldwide regulations and permit requirements are constantly changing. We stay on top of it all so you don’t have to.

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Security Planning

What’s the threat level at my destination? What’s the safest route to my hotel? Should I post a guard next to my aircraft? All good questions. We can answer them.

Ground Handling

Your experience on the ground is important to mission success. That’s why we built a global handling network of our own locations and trusted partners—focused on compliance, safety, and customer service.

Explore our network

In-flight Catering

Everyone loves food. And it can make or break a trip. So how can your trip support provider help ensure your catering experience is a good one? Building the world’s largest in-flight catering network is a good start.

Dine well

Hotels and Ground Transportation

Rampside pickup. Early check in. Late checkout. Flexible cancellation terms. Tell us what you need.

Concierge and Special Requests

Exceeding expectations is something we do every day. If you have a special request, just ask.

Online and Mobile

Trip request comes in on a Sunday. Schedule changes at 3 AM. Life does not have to be interrupted. Manage all your missions online or on your mobile device.

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Trip Cost Estimates

Need help estimating the cost for an upcoming trip? Start here.

Contact your team.

  • Explore operational insights from our blog.

    • Aircraft Security Airside – Top GA Considerations
      by Tracie Carwile on September 16, 2019 at 18:00

      Aircraft guards are recommended for many worldwide locations and can be a worthwhile investment in enhancing safety and security of your operation, personnel and assets. These arrangements need to be considered early in the trip planning process as there are often airport authority restrictions and limitations to consider. The post Aircraft Security Airside – Top GA Considerations appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.

    • Ops Update: Upcoming Japan Emperor’s Enthronement in Tokyo – Restrictions announced
      by Hiroshi Higashiyama on September 13, 2019 at 11:50

      On October 22, 2019, Japan will hold an Emperor's Enthronement ceremony for its new Emperor, Naruhito. The event is expected to draw a large contingent of international dignitaries and is expected to impact business aviation operations to the country. The post Ops Update: Upcoming Japan Emperor’s Enthronement in Tokyo – Restrictions announced appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.

    • Business Aviation Destination Guide: Indonesia
      by Teguh Prasetyo on September 11, 2019 at 20:00

      Historically, operating to or over Indonesia required significant lead time, as the country had one of the longest lead-time requirements within the business aviation operating environment. Those requirements have been streamlined, making short-notice trips, planned tech stops, and schedule revisions now possible. Here’s everything you need to know about operating a business jet to Indonesia. The post Business Aviation Destination Guide: Indonesia appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.

    • Chairman’s Note* Universal to sell UVair Fueling Division to World Fuel Services
      by Greg Evans on August 22, 2019 at 13:30

      Dear Valued Friends and Colleagues, I’m writing to you personally, to inform you of some current developments at Universal. For the last 60 years, Universal has remained the industry leader in international mission support, by remaining nimble, not resting on our past successes, and always adapting to the ever-changing needs, of our industry and customers. Today, I’m pleased to announce that Universal has officially signed an agreement to sell our Contract Fuel Division, UVair, to World Fuel Services. Why did we do it? Universal has the most comprehensive, end-to-end mission management infrastructure in our industry. We integrate more phases of the mission, and we support more global trip legs than […] The post Chairman’s Note* Universal to sell UVair Fueling Division to World Fuel Services appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.