HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Jan 22, 2013) - Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. announced that it has launched a new free iPad® app, Universal® Mobile, featuring a suite of flight planning, fuel, and flight operations tools for business aviation operators.

"Our clients are demanding real-time updates and integration among all services, from scheduling software to trip support, fuel, flight planning, and more," said Randy Stephens, Division Vice President, Product Management, Universal. "They don't want to have to switch back and forth between multiple applications or companies for different services -- they want it all in one place and available wherever they are, and that's what we're committed to delivering. Universal Mobile is a unique integration of business-aviation applications not found in any other iPad® app. It provides the full functionality of familiar tools and services our clients have used for years on their desktops into a mobile app they can use anywhere."

Universal Mobile, which is available for download from the Apple® App Store, includes designed-for-iPad® access to:

  • Flight planning via UVflightplanner.com(SM) - Create, file, and review domestic and international flight plans
  • Universal Flight Scheduling Software - Access Universal's new flight scheduling software
  • UVair® fuel pricing - Check up-to-date pricing and request fuel releases at over 4,000 UVair fuel locations worldwide
  • Trip status - Check the status of trip services with Universal Trip Support Services
  • Ops brief - View, download, print and manage digital Universal Trip Support Services and UVflightplanner.com operational briefing packages

"Whether a client is filing a flight plan via UVflightplanner.com, checking the status of trip services with our Trip Status tool, purchasing UVair fuel, or accessing our new Universal Flight Scheduling Software, they will have complete remote accessibility 24/7, with all activity reflected in real-time, from desktop to app and vice versa," said Stephens.

Universal clients can download the app for free from the Apple® App Store or on iTunes®. Non-Universal clients can learn more about the app and Universal by contacting the Universal Global Sales team at (800) 231-5600 ext. 3300. For more information on this and other mobile offerings from Universal, visit www.universalweather.com/mobile.

About Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.
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, flight scheduling software, and more. For more information, contact worldwide sales at (800) 231-5600 ext. 3300 (North America) or (713) 944-1622 ext. 3300 (Worldwide).

Apple, iTunes, and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. is not endorsed, sponsored, affiliated with or otherwise authorized by Apple Inc.

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