Universal Weather and
Aviation, Inc. will showcase how it delivers successful trips to
business aviation operators at the National Business Aviation
Association's 61st Annual Meeting and Convention (NBAA2008), held
in Orlando, FL on October 6-8.
"Regardless of what unique needs operators of business aircraft
may have, ultimately the most important characteristic they want
from a trip support service provider is to know that their trip
will be a success," said Dave Diulus, COO of Universal. "From fuel,
to flight planning, to online tools or ground support, we will
demonstrate how through our comprehensive service offering we
deliver successful trips to our clients no matter the size of their
aircraft or where they fly."
Universal's Exhibit #219 will offer interactive demonstrations
and presentations covering the company's service offerings and
opportunities for face-to-face discussions with Universal experts.
Some of the activities and services to be featured include:
TSS – Meet face-to-face with trip
support specialists from Universal’s portfolio teams
including the Charter Management Team as well as members of
Universal’s Regulatory Services department for the latest
information and news on the issues operators need to know such as
new regulations/requirements, security, and more.
UVair – UVair fuel experts will be on
hand to discuss fuel pricing and availability as well as show
operators how they can save money by understanding the different
options available to them in the competitive contract fuel arena.
Demos will be given for users on a variety of UVair self-serve
online tools showing how they can save time and money with fast
access to fuel availability, customized online quotes and fuel
Universal Aviation – Learn how Universal
Aviation provides consistently superior ground support to operators
traveling to any of its locations strategically located around
Trip Tools – All of Universal’s
suite of Trip Tools will be available for demos, including:
UVTripPlanner 2009 – Copies of the new 2009
Worldwide Edition UVTripPlanner directory, Universal’s
comprehensive and accurate pre-flight reference tool featuring
worldwide airport data for over 25,000 airports across the globe,
will be available at the booth.
UVflightplanner.com A pre-release sneak peek of the
newly redesigned and enhanced UVflightplanner.com,
Universal’s optimized online flight planning system, will be
available for demonstration prior to its release at the end of this
UVdatalink – Experts from UVdatalink,
Universal’s comprehensive air-to-ground communication service
which supports ACARS through Iridium, will be on-hand to explain
how UVdatalink provides users flexibility and an additional option
to still utilize the system when outside of VHF range.
FlightPak – Representatives will be available to
demonstrate how the scheduling software’s recent enhancements
allow users to retrieve deleted trips, get crew and passenger
passport validity alerts before a flight, verify scheduled crew and
passengers against the TSA's Selectee list, get additional
FlightPak data through their BlackBerry, assign a maintenance crew
to each registry and obtain automated e-mails when they are
scheduled on a flight, and receive additional Charter Quote
Universal will host three 20-minute speaker sessions at its
Exhibit #219 on Monday and Tuesday. The sessions are open to both
attendees and media.
"Our exhibit will also feature a series of speaking sessions
featuring Universal® experts who will educate operators on the
issues they need to know to help make their trip a success
including regulatory services, security essentials and how to save
money on fuel," said Diulus.