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Universal Aviation Expands FBO Network in Latin America

by Mia Yao

Universal Aviation Expands FBO Network in Latin America

Universal Aviation has expanded its certified FBO network in Latin America by adding two locations in Guatemala and Paraguay.

The FBO ground services company said the new locations have proven their compliance with Universal’s standards for ground-handling quality, training, safety, and customer service, as well as with regulations such as the Foreign and Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act. They will continue to do so through recurrent training and audits.

“Business aviation traffic to Latin America and the Caribbean continues to remain strong in most destinations, exceeding pre-pandemic levels,” said Adolfo Aragon, Senior VP, Universal Aviation. “However, the traffic influx combined with the global supply chain issues and staffing shortages presents new operating challenges.”

To address this situation, Universal continues to identify and partner with successful local handlers. “Bringing these new members into our network reduces risk and eliminates handoffs, one of the causes of trip disruptions,” said Aragon.

These latest additions bring Universal’s tally of certified member FBOs in Latin America and the Caribbean to 29.

Air Station S.A. at Guatemala City’s La Aurora International Airport has operated for two decades and can process crew and passengers into and out of the airport within 20 minutes for international flights. In Asuncion, Paraguay, Consorcio Aviation SRL at Aeropuerto Internacional Silvio Pettirossi lists 30 years of experience handling all types of aircraft and missions.

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