Universal Weather and Aviation

October 22, 2014 - 4:10pm

Flight-tracking company FlightAware has launched a number of new developments here at NBAA, including a worldwide ADS-B network that provides real-time, high-precision updates for any ADS-B-equipped aircraft operating within range of the more than 1,000 ADS-B FlightAware ground stations in more than 70 countries. ADS-B data augments that from other tracking sources, such as datalink and radar. FlightAware is showing off its new FlightFeeder ADS-B receiver here at NBAA (Booth 4845).

October 24, 2013 - 9:50pm
Barrington Irving

There is no question that the aviation industry needs to recruit its next generation of leaders. Miami Executive Aviation’s CEO Fabio Alexander (Booth No. N3116) is challenging the business aviation community to support the future by pledging $75,000 to support a flying classroom that Experience Aviation’s Barrington Irving is creating out of a Hawker 400XPR that Beechcraft donated to the nonprofit educational organization. Alexander hopes that his generous pledge inspires others to support the unique outreach.

October 23, 2013 - 8:00pm
Women in Corporate Aviation

NBAA’s convention and trade show is about networking, and no one knows how to network better than the women and men who are at the core of the non-profit Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA). Instead of holding down a booth, these generous individuals, with the support of the companies the work for, comb the halls as they work to create opportunities for those trying to break into the industry.

October 22, 2013 - 7:55pm

Universal Weather and Aviation has enhanced Universal Mobile, its free iPad app, with the integration of its UVTripPlanner tool. The system now provides the same data used and audited daily by the Houston-based company, such as information on worldwide airports, FBOs, ground handlers, in-flight caterers, ground transport handlers and hotels. “It’s critical that business aviation professionals have accurate, worldwide airport-related information they can rely on to successfully plan their trips,” said Randy Stephens, Universal’s division vice president for product management.

October 22, 2013 - 7:00pm

Universal Weather and Aviation has enhanced its free iPad app, Universal Mobile, with the integration of its UVTripPlanner tool. The system now provides the same data that is used and audited daily by the Houston-based company, such as information on worldwide airports, FBOs, ground handlers, in-flight caterers, ground transport handlers and hotels. Among its utilities, the app allows operators to check fuel pricing and uplift requests through the UVair fuel program.

January 23, 2013 - 10:30am

Flight-support provider Universal Weather & Aviation added two new ways for its subscribers to access its flight-planning products, the company announced yesterday at the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

December 12, 2012 - 11:55am
Jeppesen’s Mobile FliteDeck app replaces 40 pounds of paper charts and helps users improve situational awareness while decreasing the workload in the cockpit.

In just two and a half years, Apple has sold more than 100 million iPad tablet computers. Airline and business jet pilots were early adopters of iPad technology, which offers powerful electronic flight bag (EFB) applications that help with preflight preparation, inflight navigation and display of charts and flight manuals.

October 3, 2012 - 1:40am

Kurt Edwards, formerly the FAA senior advisor for policy, international aviation, and environment, was named director general of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). He replaces Donald Spruston, who is retiring.

Signature Flight Support has appointed Sami Teittinen as CFO. Before this appointment he held the same position for sister company ASIG.

Mike Flint, previously v-p and sales director for corporate aircraft finance with GE Capital, has joined CIT Business Aircraft as v-p of U.S. sales.

May 13, 2012 - 12:45pm
Universal Aviation

Universal Aviation has opened an FBO at Venice’s Marco Polo Airport. The 24/7 facility offers ground handling, fuel and trip-support services, as well as concierge and customs, immigration and quarantine. The Venice base augments the company’s three other Italian bases at Rome Ciampino Airport and Milan’s Malpensa and Linate airports.

 
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