FRANCE | Paris
Le Bourget International Airport
A full-service FBO with heated hangar and prayer room at Le Bourget Airport
Welcome to Paris!
My team and I would like to welcome you to Le Bourget Airport in Paris.
At Universal Aviation France, I believe it is our passion and professionalism which make us stand out from our competitors, and our team spirit is key to ensuring the prompt and efficient service for which we are renowned. Our friendly, hands-on approach allows us to work quickly and logically to solve any unexpected problems during your trip, and we understand how important it is that your journey run without a hitch.
Our team is backed up by first-class facilities at Le Bourget Airport, which include private crew and conference areas, a VIP lounge and VIP gourmet catering, courtesy car services from the ramp, and heated hangar and de-icing services for the winter months.
We look forward to your next visit.
Universal Aviation, France
Ground support capabilities
|Languages spoken||French and English|
|Customs and immigration?||Yes – clearance at the aircraft|
|UVair® contract fuel available?||Yes|
|Limousine service and car rental?||Yes|
|Crew accommodation arrangements?||Yes|
|Direct ramp access?||No|
|Computerized worldwide weather briefings?||Yes|
|RVSM:||Implemented – GPWS 6.15.4|
|ACAS/TCAS II:||Required for turbine engine aircraft with MTOW exceeding 5700 kg or more than 19 pax seats; Annex 6 Part 2 Chapter 6.18.2|
|ICAO Annex 16, Chapter II:||Restriction are in place. Chapter 2 aircraft allowed only under exceptional circumstances.|
|RNP 5/RNP 10 airspace:||Yes|
|8.33 MHz channel spacing:||Required|
|Airport fire protection category:||LFPB: 8 H24|
From Porte de la Chapelle
Take the A1 heading towards Lille/Charles de Gaulle.
Access via Lindbergh crossroads
Take exit 5 Le Bourget/Gonesse/Le Blanc-Mesnil. At Lindbergh Crossroads, travel straight and follow sign for Le Bourget Airport. Go past the Air Museum (Musee de l’Air) and the ADP Building on Avenue de l’Europe.
Access via Avenue du 8 Mai 1945 (N2)
From Avenue du 8 Mai 1945 (N2), follow signs to Le Bourget Airport.
From Paris/Porte de la Villette
Travel on the N2 toward Le Bourget/Le Blanc-Mesnil.
From Nanterre/La Defense
Get on the A86 heading toward Saint-Denis, then Bobigny. Take the A1 and follow signs for Lille/Charles de Gaulle.
From Charles de Gaulle Airport
Get on the A1 heading towards Paris/Porte de la Chapelle. Take exit 5 Drancy/La Courneuve France/ Paris/Porte de la Villette/Le Bourget. Continue on the N2 heading toward Le Bourget Airport.
Facility contact information
Universal Aviation France SARL
Allée de Bruxelles – Hangar 3
Aéroport du Bourget
93350 Le Bourget
|Hours of operation||0830 – 2030 (24 hours on request)|
|Airport restrictions?||Yes – night curfew for departure|
|VIP passenger lounge?||Yes|
|VIP crew lounge?||Yes|
|Hangarage?||Yes – 3,000 square-meter heated hangar|
|VIP catering?||Yes – Download catering menu|
Recent articles discussing operating in France
from our Operational Insight blog
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Tips on Picking an Airport in Paris for a Business Aviation Flight
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