Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. (exhibit #P204) will demonstrate its expanding footprint in Asia, along with complete solutions for the rapidly increasing number of Asia-based operators traveling regionally or outside the Asia-Pacific region at ABACE2013.
“We’ve been on the ground in Asia for more than 30 years, so we’ve grown with the market. Last year we saw a nearly 20 percent increase in China and regional business aviation movements in 2013 and there’s no slowdown in sight,” said Charlie Mularski, Vice President, Asia-Pacific Region, Universal®. “To meet the increasing demand for services, we’re continuing to expand our global presence in the region. That includes adding additional resources and regional expertise to our team who know the region, language and culture, as well as new services and offices like TSS Asia, our new full-service 24/7 Trip Support Services Asia office in Hong Kong.”
Mularski said that Universal Asia-based clients are using their aircraft more and taking more trips outside of the region. Additionally, the company is gaining new clients, who are first-time owners and operators of business aircraft, he said.
“Our clients in this region have high expectations for service and want a complete integrated solution from one provider, including trip management, ground support, fuel and online and mobile trip tools – all in their region, speaking their language. We’ll have our experts available in all of those areas to answer questions and provide one-on-one support at our exhibit.”
Mularski added that while business aircraft usage and deliveries are up, the Asia-Pacific region is still a challenging operating environment, especially for new operators.
“I believe the growth in business aviation in Asia is sustainable, however, there are still challenges that require extensive pre-planning, and we’re here to help, regardless of the size of the aircraft or the scope of the trip,” said Mularski.
Edmond Yuen, Head of Universal Trip Support Asia, will discuss the latest developments in international operations and best practices at ABACE2013 at the International Operations session:
- International Operations:
Date: Thursday, April 18
Time: 10:00 – 11:00
For more information on Universal and its presence in Asia, please visit exhibit #P204 at the ABACE2013 exhibition in Shanghai.