Universal Aviation UK Celebrates Complete Refurbishment of FBO

The refurbishment includes all-new crew and passenger lounges, a state-of-the-art business center and video conferencing facility, two client meeting rooms, private screening facilities, and ultra-modern showers and changing rooms.


STANSTED, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sep 19, 2012) - Universal Aviation UK, located at London Stansted Airport (EGSS), yesterday officially inaugurated its completely renovated, 10,712 square foot FBO at a celebration attended by clients, airport officials, and media. The refurbishment includes all-new crew and passenger lounges, a state-of-the-art business center and video conferencing facility, two client meeting rooms, private screening facilities, and ultra-modern showers and changing rooms.

"Unlike other European cities, operators traveling to London have many airport options, and while our customers were always delighted with the quality of our services at Universal Aviation Stansted, we felt it was important to upgrade our facilities to meet the changing profile of our customers, many of whom make quick short-haul flights to the London area and require more amenities for both crew and passengers," said Jonathan Howells, Regional Vice President, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. "Having an enhanced facility at London Stansted is fundamental to meeting the needs of our customers in the region and globally, as it is not only home to our ground-support business, but also to our 24/7 European Operations Centre, which offers trip facilitation within Europe and globally."

Universal Chairman Greg Evans said that the renovation of Universal Aviation Stansted is just the latest in the company's ongoing commitment to Europe and ultimately improving client experiences.

"This facility may have a new look and feel, but we've had a presence at Stansted for 28 years and in Europe for almost 40," said Evans. "In the last two years, we've added two new European Universal Aviation locations in Venice, Italy and Girona, Spain, bringing our total in Europe to 11. And, through the acquisition of Air Culinaire, we now have two owned kitchens in London and Paris to better meet the in-flight catering needs of our clients. We're thankful for the many business-aviation operators who share our vision for the industry in Europe and are responsible for our growth and success throughout the region."

About Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.
Universal Aviation(SM), the ground-support division of Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. (Universal®), has more than 40 locations in 20 countries, and is known for adherence to standards for consistent, professional, personalized services, and regional expertise. Multilingual staff members provide complete trip-management solutions, including fuel, credit for approved customers, trip planning, and more.

Universal® has 50+ years of experience in supporting business aviation and more than 2.5 million trip legs facilitated. Universal has the knowledge and expertise to accomplish our shared purpose: the success of your trip. Our comprehensive resources include customized trip support, convenience through the UVair® Fuel Program, worldwide ground support,online flight planning, aircraft data link, safety management systems (SMS) resources, and more. For more information, contact worldwide sales at (800) 231-5600 ext. 3300 (North America) or (713) 944-1622 ext. 3300 (Worldwide).

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