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Embraer Executive Jets Chooses Universal for Trip Planning

Geneva, Switzerland, May 20, 2013 – Embraer Executive Jets has chosen Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. to provide complete trip management for its flight department’s global operations.

“Unifying our flight department’s trip planning with a single focal point will streamline our flight operations,” said Brad McKeage, Vice President Flight Operations, Embraer Executive Jets. “As we demonstrated and delivered business jets around the world, we identified a need for a partner with global resources and local knowledge who are fully committed to providing the level of support we need and help distinguish our unique flight operation.”

The agreement with Universal® covers complete global trip support including flight planning, weather, over-flight and landing permits, regulatory and customs assistance, hotels and security. Universal Aviationsm worldwide ground support at more than 40 locations in 20 countries, contract fuel from more than 4,000 UVair® card-accepting locations, online trip tools and inflight catering through its subsidiary Air Culinaire Worldwide. 

“We are honored and thrilled that Embraer Executive Jets is entrusting us with supporting their global operations and we understand that every minute delayed when the unexpected occurs impacts the success of a trip,” said Greg Evans, Chairman of the Board, Universal. “We are prepared to exhaust all our global resources, including immediately mobilizing our 1,700+ employees around the world, to help Embraer Executive Jets keep its guarantees.”

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