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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 Delmark Muir on November 30, 2019 at 20:21

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      by Delmark Muir on November 24, 2019 at 15:08

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      by Adonis Bastos on November 23, 2019 at 14:40

      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 UPDATE: How the new GAT at SBGR in Sao Paulo impacts business aviation appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.