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FAA Dispatcher Certification

Interested in enhancing your skills, safety awareness, and efficiency within your flight operation? We offer an FAA-approved FAR Part 65 aircraft dispatcher certification course. With an over 90% certification rate among our graduates, we can help you reach your professional development goals.

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After earning your license, you can continue to satisfy regulatory requirements and earn Certified Aviation Manager credits as part of the National Business Aviation Association’s Professional Development Program with our interactive 2-day Corporate Aircraft Dispatcher Recurrent Training course.

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Guidance and tools to help you understand and comply with international aviation emissions reporting schemes—CORSIA, EU-ETS, and CH-ETS.

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    • UK Air Passenger Duty (UK APD) – How it Applies to UK Business Aviation
      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. […]