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You have BIG questions to ask.
And a BIGGER decision to make.

Anyone can deliver a flight plan or permit. But do they have the knowledge and global resources to fully support your flight operation—even if the mission faces an unplanned challenge? Do they have a plan for emergency management and disaster preparedness? What types of redundancies do they have in their systems? Are they compliant with FCPA? Are they proactively safeguarding your sensitive data?

Choosing the right partner is an important decision, and we know you have a lot of questions to ask.

Whether you are gathering requirements for an RFP, or are ready to send one, we are looking forward to speaking with you.

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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 international anti-bribery laws. And if your handler pays a bribe on your behalf, you may be liable.

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 right steps to help keep your organization in compliance.

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      by Laura Everington on July 15, 2019 at 11:30

      The UK government extended the Air Passenger Duty (APD) to General Aviation (GA) on April 1, 2013. The good news is that 3rd-party providers, and the industry as a whole, have worked with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to find solutions and clarify the processes for operators. The post UK Air Passenger Duty (UK APD) – How it Applies to UK Business Aviation appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog. […]

    • Chairman’s Note * Universal and Drivania to form new ground transportation joint venture
      by Greg Evans on July 9, 2019 at 19:50

      Universal’s ground transportation business, formally under Universal Private Transport, will combine with Drivania’s business aviation division, Drivania Bizav, to create a new ground transportation company focused on the business aviation industry. The post Chairman’s Note * Universal and Drivania to form new ground transportation joint venture appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog. […]

    • Operating to Mexico: 7 Logistical Tips for Your First Trip
      by Juan Muniz on July 8, 2019 at 13:00

      For a successful and trouble-free trip to Mexico, it’s always best practice for business-aviation operators to plan for a range of logistical issues that may impact a flight. Documentation requirements, as well as operating restrictions, need to be anticipated. It’s also advantageous to plan in advance for jet fuel uplifts, ground handling, hotels and ground transportation. Over recent years, security has become a concern in certain areas of Mexico, and it’s important to be aware of and to mitigate potential risks. 1. Understanding documentation requirements Mexico regulation requires operators to carry original aircraft documents on board when arriving into Mexico. […] The post Operating to Mexico: 7 Logistical Tips for Your First Trip appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog. […]

    • Operating a business jet to Argentina
      by Marcelo Ribet on June 18, 2019 at 16:00

      Over the last few years, Argentina has become an increasingly popular destination for business aviation, particularly among operators who travel regionally between Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. While Argentina is a relatively straightforward operating environment for business aviation, with manageable permit processes and no cabotage issues, it’s best to have at least one week’s notice when planning a trip to the country. The post Operating a business jet to Argentina appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog. […]