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.

Dine well

  • Explore operational insights from our blog.

    • Aircraft Security Airside – Top GA Considerations
      by Tracie Carwile on September 16, 2019 at 18:00

      Aircraft guards are recommended for many worldwide locations and can be a worthwhile investment in enhancing safety and security of your operation, personnel and assets. These arrangements need to be considered early in the trip planning process as there are often airport authority restrictions and limitations to consider. The post Aircraft Security Airside – Top GA Considerations appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.

    • Ops Update: Upcoming Japan Emperor’s Enthronement in Tokyo – Restrictions announced
      by Hiroshi Higashiyama on September 13, 2019 at 11:50

      On October 22, 2019, Japan will hold an Emperor's Enthronement ceremony for its new Emperor, Naruhito. The event is expected to draw a large contingent of international dignitaries and is expected to impact business aviation operations to the country. The post Ops Update: Upcoming Japan Emperor’s Enthronement in Tokyo – Restrictions announced appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.

    • Business Aviation Destination Guide: Indonesia
      by Teguh Prasetyo on September 11, 2019 at 20:00

      Historically, operating to or over Indonesia required significant lead time, as the country had one of the longest lead-time requirements within the business aviation operating environment. Those requirements have been streamlined, making short-notice trips, planned tech stops, and schedule revisions now possible. Here’s everything you need to know about operating a business jet to Indonesia. The post Business Aviation Destination Guide: Indonesia appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.

    • Chairman’s Note* Universal to sell UVair Fueling Division to World Fuel Services
      by Greg Evans on August 22, 2019 at 13:30

      Dear Valued Friends and Colleagues, I’m writing to you personally, to inform you of some current developments at Universal. For the last 60 years, Universal has remained the industry leader in international mission support, by remaining nimble, not resting on our past successes, and always adapting to the ever-changing needs, of our industry and customers. Today, I’m pleased to announce that Universal has officially signed an agreement to sell our Contract Fuel Division, UVair, to World Fuel Services. Why did we do it? Universal has the most comprehensive, end-to-end mission management infrastructure in our industry. We integrate more phases of the mission, and we support more global trip legs than […] The post Chairman’s Note* Universal to sell UVair Fueling Division to World Fuel Services appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.