For Private Operators

Make Every Mission a Success

No two private operations are the same. They can range from a single owner-operator that flies regionally, to a large flight department for a multinational corporation. Their missions vary from moving executives and Heads of State to important meetings, to delivering aircraft and life-saving medical supplies. Each faces its own challenges in this increasingly complex world—and your challenges are unique to only you.

With us, you have a partner with the resources, Global Community, and solutions to help you overcome these challenges and keep your operation moving.

Discover how we can support you.

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.

Continue your success

Global Regulatory Services

SENEAM, UK-APD, BOE, APIS, EU-ETS, OFAC. The global regulatory environment continually changes. Our experts will help you stay on top of it all, and alleviate some paperwork along the way.

Stay on top of the regulations

UVair Fuel Program

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.

See fuel differently

Universal Aviation

Strict operating and customer service standards. Industry-leading training and audit systems. With Universal Aviation, you have access to a global network of FBOs and ground support locations committed to exceeding the expectations of both you and those who land at our locations.

Explore our network

Air Culinaire Worldwide

You can plan a trip perfectly, but if the in-flight catering falls apart, so does the passenger 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 pleases the palates of those who matter most—your passengers and crew.

Dine well

Chauffeured Ground Transportation

With Universal-Drivania, you can arrange chauffeured ground transportation anywhere in the world and be confident that your arrangements are managed seamlessly with your overall Universal® trip, so that nothing is missed.

Let’s drive

Datalink

Stay connected with unlimited SATCOM and SITA VHF ACARS datalink for ANY business aircraft you operate, regardless of avionics type. And enjoy complete integration with our flight planning, weather, and fleet status applications – all through uvGO, available via your Apple® iPad®.

Stay connected

Online Flight Planning

Worldwide flight planning and weather. Optimized routings. Highly accurate ETEs and fuel burn estimates. Completely do-it-yourself from your computer or Apple iPad.

Plan and file

Mobile App

With uvGO, you can plan, build, and manage successful missions worldwide. You have access to do-it-yourself trip planning resources, as well as complete mission coordination through Universal.

Go mobile

  • Explore operational insights from our blog.

    • Flying a business jet to the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix
      by Russell Bunger on November 18, 2019 at 10:05

      The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix takes place Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2019, and it’s a highlight of the Formula One racing calendar. This event is set to attract domestic traffic and general aviation (GA) operators. The post Flying a business jet to the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight 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.