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.

    • Chairman’s Note* – Big News in Beijing to improve your experience!
      by Greg Evans on November 14, 2019 at 16:20

      Effective Dec. 1, 2019, our Universal Aviation China ground handling experts will now have on-ramp access to provide supervisory services in coordination with CJET’s handlers at ZBAA. And that’s not all. Our team is going to be working closely with CJET not only to enhance service, security, and safety standards on the ramp but also your experience inside the FBO. The post Chairman’s Note* – Big News in Beijing to improve your experience! appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.

    • How the new GAT at SBGR in Sao Paulo impacts business aviation
      by Adonis Bastos on November 6, 2019 at 20:40

      A new general aviation terminal recently opened at Description at São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport (SBGR). Since the opening, there has been confusion among operators on whether they are required to use the GAT, if they still need a ground handler, and how pricing of the GAT is charged. Here’s what you need to know. The post How the new GAT at SBGR in Sao Paulo impacts business aviation appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.

    • Tips for Flying a Business Jet to Mexico for the Chiefs vs Chargers Football Game
      by Manuel Girault on November 4, 2019 at 14:30

      Attending the Chiefs vs Rams NFL game in Mexico? Expert advice on which airport to choose, where to park, which ground handler to use and current jet fuel prices. The post Tips for Flying a Business Jet to Mexico for the Chiefs vs Chargers Football Game appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.

    • Caribbean Peak Season Bizjet Travel – How to eliminate “island time” ops stress
      by Brandon Sladecek on November 4, 2019 at 12:30

      As the fall and winter temperatures drop across the Northern Hemisphere, flocks of tourists descend upon the crystalline waters and picturesque beaches of the Caribbean islands to relax, recharge and engage in leisurely island time. And while the pace may be slow and the vibe laid-back on the islands themselves, for operators of business jets traveling to the region during the islands’ peak season, issues such as limited parking, hotels and fuel can create operational risk and stress. Here’s everything you need to know to make sure your missions run smooth. 1. Peak travel period Peak travel season in the The post Caribbean Peak Season Bizjet Travel – How to eliminate “island time” ops stress appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.