For Aircraft Owners

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A missed regulation. A bribe unknowingly paid on your behalf. An AOG situation. Some risks are avoidable, and some are not. In all cases, the resulting costs and delays can be significant. With us, you have a partner proactively working to help you avoid the avoidable, and quickly respond to what’s not – all so you can get the most out of your aircraft and keep your organization moving.

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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.

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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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Universal Aviation

With Universal Aviation, you have access to a global network of FBOs and ground support locations committed to exceeding your expectations – each and every time you land.

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Ever-changing Regulations

Worldwide regulations and permit requirements are constantly changing. Something missed can result in delays and penalties. We stay on top of it all so that you don’t get hit with unwanted surprises.

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Air Culinaire Worldwide

If the catering falls apart, so does the in-flight 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 pleasing to your palette.

Dine well

  • Explore operational insights from our blog.

    • How the coronavirus outbreak is impacting business aviation
      by Universal on March 28, 2020 at 14:40

      Special quarantine and health inspection procedures have been enforced in China and other locations in Asia and around the world in an attempt to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Extra planning and precaution is required if you are planning a trip to China and Asia. The post How the coronavirus outbreak is impacting business aviation appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.

    • Helping Humanitarian Medical Supply Missions During the COVID-19 Crisis
      by Greg Evans on March 26, 2020 at 18:22

      Effective immediately, Universal Trip Support is waiving its fees on trip feasibility and consultation services and ground handling setup charges for any mission classified as a humanitarian medical supply flight to help ensure the success of these critical flights. The post Helping Humanitarian Medical Supply Missions During the COVID-19 Crisis appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.

    • STILL FLYING: AN URGENT MEDICAL SUPPLY FLIGHT IN CHINA DURING COVID-19
      by Universal on March 26, 2020 at 14:24

      While news headlines focus on the decline of international travel, it’s important to remember that many essential and critical missions are still being conducted by the general and business aviation communities. Many of these missions save lives or reunite people with their loved ones. During a crisis like COVID-19, our industry shines. The post STILL FLYING: AN URGENT MEDICAL SUPPLY FLIGHT IN CHINA DURING COVID-19 appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.

    • Business Aircraft Ops to the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games and Paralympics
      by Hiroshi Higashiyama on March 25, 2020 at 12:28

      The 2020 Tokyo Summer Games and Paralympics are still a year away, but the time to begin planning is now. Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) has just released guidelines for non-scheduled aircraft operating to Japan for the Games. The post Business Aircraft Ops to the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games and Paralympics appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.