Houston (Oct. 21, 2019) – Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc., the company that invented trip support as we know it today, celebrates its 60th anniversary at NBAA-BACE 2019 and shares its vision for how it will continue supporting operators into the future.
Founded in a one-room weather station in 1959 by Air Force Meteorologist and former TV weatherman, Tom Evans, Universal pioneered the global international service provider industry for business aviation. Since its founding, the company continued to grow and evolve with the ever-changing needs of the market, adding new solutions to improve overall service levels for business aircraft operators, reduce third-party handoffs, and drive down operating risk.
Today, Universal is still a family-owned and privately operated company run by Greg Evans, Chairman, Ralph Vasami, CEO, and its Executive and Management Team worldwide. It is the first and only Mission Management Company that can directly manage the logistics of all core phases of the mission—including trip support, regulatory consultation, fuel, ground support, in-flight catering, and ground transportation.
“What’s driven our 60 years’ of success – anticipating the future needs of our clients and providing solutions to fit those needs – is what we’ll drive our success tomorrow,” said Greg Evans, Chairman, Universal. “We believe in our high-touch approach across all phases of the missions. It reduces operating risk and ensures our customers’ mission are successful. This is where we’ll continue to invest and grow, we’re interconnecting it all through our uvGO digital platform.”
BACE attendees are invited to celebrate Universal’s anniversary at a special reception, Wednesday, October 23rd in Universal Exhibit #C10630 from 3-5 p.m.
“We envision a future where technology and service delivery are intertwined seamlessly,” said Vasami. “We’re building a future where the challenges we face as an industry are a thing of the past and our customers’ experience is first in everything we do. We’ll do this by continuing to elevate service levels on the ground globally, fighting to improve GA access, embracing digital innovation, and maintaining the most reliable consultative knowledgebase. This is how we’re moving organizations that move the world, now in the years to come. Sixty years is a great run, but we’re focused on the next 60. The best is yet to come.”