Universal Weather and Aviation is donating its services to support humanitarian missions during the Ukrainian crisis, the flight-planning company said yesterday. Specifically, Universal Trip Support is waiving fees on trip-feasibility assessments, research, and consultation services, as well as ground-handling setup charges, for any mission classified as a humanitarian supply flight helping those displaced by the conflict in Ukraine.
“Millions of innocent people are currently being impacted and displaced by the geopolitical situation in Ukraine,” said Universal senior v-p of global trip operations Pete Lewis. “Like we saw throughout the pandemic and previous disasters such as tsunamis and earthquakes, business aviation is stepping up to answer the call for help by sending much-needed medical supplies, food, and other basic necessities into neighboring Poland and Romania for Ukrainian refugees. Universal is committed to making those missions be successful.”
Universal Trip Support teams and flight planners can also help operators navigate the current airspace restrictions and best options for delivering relief supplies, as well as coordinating any needed tech stops as a result of airspace routing restrictions and working with local handlers for on-the-ground logistics moving supplies.