For Flight Operations Managers

Keep the guarantees you make to your organization.

With us, you have a partner with the experience to understand your unique challenges—and has the commitment and resources to help you keep your promises.

Discover how we can support you.

Trip Support

With us, you get more than just flight plans, weather, and trip coordination. You get a dedicated team proactively anticipating, staying on top of, and quickly adapting to whatever challenge may arise. All with a singular goal of helping you achieve a successful mission – every time.

Continue your success

Global Regulatory Services

SENEAM, UK-APD, BOE, APIS, EU-ETS, OFAC. The global regulatory environment continually changes. Our experts will help you stay on top of it all, and alleviate some paperwork along the way.

Stay on top of the regulations

UVair Fuel Program

Are hidden fuel costs eating away at your bottom line? Lost time, missing taxes, and unexpected fees can quickly add up. Our experts can help you avoid the surprises to ensure you aren’t overpaying for fuel.

See fuel differently

Universal Aviation

Strict operating and customer service standards. Industry-leading training and audit systems. With Universal Aviation, you have access to a global network of FBOs and ground support locations committed to exceeding the expectations of both you and those who land at our locations.

Explore our network

Air Culinaire Worldwide

You can plan a trip perfectly, but if the in-flight catering falls apart, so does the passenger experience. At 1,800+ airports across the globe, Air Culinaire Worldwide kitchens and associate catering partners can deliver a total in-flight catering experience that is on time and pleases the palates of those who matter most—your passengers and crew.

Dine well

Chauffeured Ground Transportation

With Universal-Drivania, you can arrange chauffeured ground transportation anywhere in the world and be confident that your arrangements are managed seamlessly with your overall Universal® trip, so that nothing is missed.

Let’s go for a ride

Datalink

Stay connected with unlimited SATCOM and SITA VHF ACARS datalink for ANY business aircraft you operate, regardless of avionics type. And enjoy complete integration with our flight planning, weather, and fleet status applications – all through uvGO, available via your Apple® iPad®.

Stay connected

Online Flight Planning

Worldwide flight planning and weather. Optimized routings. Highly accurate ETEs and fuel burn estimates. Completely do-it-yourself from your computer or Apple iPad.

Plan and file

Mobile App

With uvGO, you can plan, build, and manage successful missions worldwide. You have access to do-it-yourself trip planning resources, as well as complete mission coordination through Universal.

Go mobile

Ethics and Compliance

Depending on the scenario, a so called “facilitation fee” paid to an airport employee may be considered a bribe under various anti-bribery laws. And if your handler pays a bribe on your behalf, you, your company, and your passengers could be prosecuted for the bribe.

At Universal, we’ve set a high standard among trip support providers with our industry-leading Ethics and Compliance program. By partnering with us, you can be confident we are taking the necessary steps to help your organization operate in a compliant manner.

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  • Explore operational insights from our blog.

    • 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. […]