Universal Introduces Mobile Trip Planning Web Site

SOURCE: Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.

A New Web Site for Business Aviation Professionals Using Any Web-Enabled Mobile Devices

HOUSTON, TX–(Marketwire – October 18, 2010) –  Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. announced that it has introduced Universal® Mobile, a mobile-optimized Web site giving its clients complete access to its suite of online applications on any Web-enabled mobile device, including iPhone®, iPad, BlackBerry®, Android and more.

The initial release of Universal® Mobile, now available by visiting www.universalweather.com, provides clients the ability to view and manage the details of their trips through Universal Trip Support Services on any mobile device via Universal’s Web-based UVtriplinksm Trip Status application.

“We’ve listened to our clients and understand that they want the ability to check trip changes on the fly and see confirmations and next leg information wherever they are on their mobile devices,” said Dave Diulus, Chief Operating Officer, Universal®. “We are committed to developing technology and creating tools that will help our clients save time and increase efficiency.”

The next phase of Universal® Mobile will be rolled out before the end of 2010 and will include the rest of Universal’s suite of Web applications, such as:

  • UVair® Jet-A1 fuel prices
  • UVflightplanner.com, Universal’s worldwide online flight planning system
  • QICP weather
  • UVTripPlanner — international airport and FBO/handler database
  • UVdatalink® Fleet Status
  • Online invoices and more

“The second phase of our rollout will include every online application currently available through our Registered Users portal, making this a truly comprehensive and one-of-a-kind mobile offering for business aviation,” said Shawn Rampy, Product Manager, Weather and Mobile Solutions, Universal®. “There is nothing to download, and our Web site automatically provides our clients the optimal user experience based on the device they are using. Plus, as we continue to roll out enhancements to any of our online applications, our mobile users can be assured that they are getting the latest and greatest that Universal has to offer.”

For more information and demonstrations of Universal® Mobile visit exhibit #3927 at NBAA 2010.

About Universal
Count on Universal® to offer the solutions you need to meet your goals. With more than 50 years of experience in supporting business aviation and over 2.5 million trip legs facilitated, we have the knowledge and expertise to make your trip a success. Our comprehensive resources include customized trip support, convenience through the UVair® Fuel Program, worldwide ground support from Universal Aviation, online flight planning, aircraft data link, scheduling software, and much more.

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