Universal Aviation

Active in more than 50 countries, Universal Aviation is the ground support division of Universal Weather and Aviation Inc., which began operations almost 50 years ago providing weather briefings for Corporate aviation.

Universal Aviation covers Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America, as well as the US. It offers services through independent ground handling providers, dealing with the administrative and other details needed for international travel. These include processing of passengers through customs and immigration, arranging aircraft parking and security, organising ground transportation needs - and a host of above the wing services, flight support (including plan filings), below the wing services (including ground power and baggage handling), and crew and aircraft support (including cleaning, local maintenance and refuelling).

Universal describes itself as "an extension of the flight operations team, a provider of vital resources - human, technological, global, and scientific - that flight departments can't always provide for themselves".

A strong online presence is essential to the division, as it makes more and more data and resources available online. For example, online trip services enable clients to tap into Universal's flight and weather data, and create entire trips themselves.

For more information, go to www.universalaviation.aero