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.

    • Lunar New Year – How it impacts business aviation ops
      by Alan Pong on January 23, 2020 at 14:00

      Lunar New Year (also known as Chinese New Year) has a huge impact on business aviation in terms of airport congestion and sold-out hotels/services throughout much of Asia. This year's Lunar New Year holiday takes place from Feb. 4-10, 2019. But congestion and service limitations are likely to start as soon as January 30th and continue through February 11th... The post Lunar New Year – How it impacts business aviation ops appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.

    • Ops Update: 2020 Equipment regulation changes and filing requirements
      by Robert Moya on January 22, 2020 at 21:36

      Several aircraft equipment regulatory changes have recently and will soon go into effect. These changes will impact operations over the United States, North Atlantic, and Europe. The post Ops Update: 2020 Equipment regulation changes and filing requirements appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.

    • APIS, TSA and DOT Authorization Info for Non-U.S. Registered Business Aircraft
      by Adam Hartley on January 22, 2020 at 20:50

      It’s important to keep in mind that filing APIS does not negate the requirement to notify customs of your arrival. Contact Universal's Global Regulatory Services Team for the latest APIS filing requirements and to help manage APIS revisions. The post APIS, TSA and DOT Authorization Info for Non-U.S. Registered Business Aircraft appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.

    • Japan Ops Update – New mandatory luggage inspections and expansion of domestic ops permit
      by Hiroshi Higashiyama on January 21, 2020 at 15:01

      Early in 2020, Japan announced increased security inspections of luggage of arrival/departing private jet passengers as well as an expansion for domestic operation permits. The post Japan Ops Update – New mandatory luggage inspections and expansion of domestic ops permit appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.