About Us

    Moving organizations that move the world.

    Whether driving worldwide commerce or bringing people together to change and enrich lives, Universal® clients utilize business aircraft in ways that are critical to the global economy, aid in timely disaster relief, and much more. It is our role at Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. to help these missions succeed.

    Each Universal employee, supplier, and partner around the globe is fully committed to going above and beyond to help our clients navigate an increasingly complex world, and keep their organizations moving. We do so by reducing the inherent risk and stress associated with complex, multi-leg trips by:

    • Proactively identifying potential challenges and delivering resourceful solutions
    • Learning, understanding, anticipating, and adapting to an ever-changing regulatory environment
    • Staying one step ahead of unforeseen events and mobilizing our Global Community of resources as needed

    Our People

    1,700 people around the world working together to deliver on our promise to our clients—an absolute commitment to the success of their missions.

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    Careers

    Do you have a love for aviation? A strong sense of urgency? A passion for stellar customer service? Join us in helping move organizations that move the world.

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    Corporate Responsibility

    At Universal, we believe in giving back to our community. It just so happens that our community is the entire world.

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    Government and Industry Affairs

    We’re working on your behalf to make the world a friendlier place toward business aviation.

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    Ethics & Compliance

    At Universal, we are committed to conducting our business across the globe ethically and in compliance with applicable domestic and international laws and regulations.

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    Our Brands

    We started with just weather forecasting in 1959, but grew into trip support, contract fuel, ground handling, and catering. Discover how our global brands come together to support the success of our clients’ missions.

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    Our Locations

    Trip support operations centers. FBOs and ground handling locations. In-flight catering kitchens. Fueling card acceptance worldwide.

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    Our History

    We’ve got a story, and it’s a great one. Founder Tom Evans pioneered the trip support concept for business aviation soon after founding our company in 1959. His absolute commitment to his clients’ success is embedded in our DNA today.

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    Become a Supplier

    We are looking for ground handling, transport, and other logistics partners who share our core values and are committed to providing support that exceeds our clients’ expectations.

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    Press Room

    Need a subject matter expert for an article? Want to see what we’ve been up to? Start here.

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    Contact

    Questions about a trip or need to speak with any of our people or locations worldwide?

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    • Explore operational insights from our blog.

      ABACE 2017 – Operating to Shanghai: Part 2: Permits & VisasLead times for obtaining China landing permits are not onerous with requests generally approved within 24 – 48 hours. While slots are provided in conjunction with landing permits be aware that curfews and operating limitations are associated at both Shanghai airports... […]

      Customs Tips For Any Trip: Part 2 – Compliance with the DetailsFor business aircraft operators, “know before you go” is the critical rule to follow for successfully navigating the customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) clearance process at any new or unfamiliar international location. Be aware that CIQ, in general, is becoming stricter... […]

      ABACE 2017 – Operating to Shanghai: Part 1: Airports, Parking & SlotsThe 2017 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) takes place at Shanghai Hongqiao (ZSSS) Apr 11-13. As this is widely considered as the main annual event for business aviation in the region, you can expect an influx of general aviation (GA) traffic into Shanghai... […]

      Customs Tips for Any Trip: Part 1 – Avoiding Issues on your TripCustoms, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) authorities worldwide, are becoming more stringent on clearance requirements. Be mindful that every airport location can be somewhat unique in terms of CIQ requirements and procedures—even at airports within the same... […]