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.

    • 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.

    • Ops Update: Upcoming Japan Emperor’s Enthronement in Tokyo – NOTAMs not announced yet
      by Hiroshi Higashiyama on August 21, 2019 at 15:40

      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 – NOTAMs not announced yet appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.

    • Chairman’s Note* Universal in Latin America – Expanding Our Presence
      by Greg Evans on August 21, 2019 at 12:41

      If you haven’t already read it, I encourage you to check out this AIN article from LABACE, featuring an interview with Adolfo Aragon, our Senior Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean that goes into more details on our plans for the region. The post Chairman’s Note* Universal in Latin America – Expanding Our Presence appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.

    • Chairman’s Note* Universal A2G – Who is “your” lifeline on the ground?
      by Greg Evans on August 14, 2019 at 19:21

      Have you ever operated to a congested airport and found yourself in a stressful, unforeseen situation where you needed help beyond what your typical ground handler can provide? The post Chairman’s Note* Universal A2G – Who is “your” lifeline on the ground? appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.