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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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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UVair Fuel Program – Save on Fuel

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. Join today and start saving on your fuel costs.

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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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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.

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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. […]