JAPAN | Tokyo
A ground support facility at Haneda International Airport, supporting trips throughout Japan
On behalf of our team,
welcome to Japan!
Think of Universal Aviation in Japan as more than your ground handler or concierge. Think of us as your friends. We like to form personal relationships with our clients. We want to help newcomers get a feeling for Japan, its traditions, culture and cuisine. For residents of Japan, we want you to feel welcome as you return home. As you travel, we will work to find you the best destinations, lodgings and opportunities to explore this magnificent country.
Our main operation is located at Haneda Airport, and we also provide supervisory services at all airports throughout Japan, including our other offices at RJAA, RJBB and RJCC.
I look forward to working with you on your next trip.
Universal Aviation in Japan
Three different ways we can take care of your
ground support needs throughout Japan
Ground support capabilities
|Languages spoken||Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean|
|Customs and immigration?||Yes|
|UVair® contract fuel available?||Yes|
|Limousine service and car rental?||Yes|
|Crew accommodation arrangements?||Yes|
|Maintenance?||Yes – minor assistance only|
|Direct ramp access?||No|
|Computerized worldwide weather briefings?||Yes|
|ACAS/TCAS II:||Required for turbine engine aircraft with MTOW exceeding 15,000 kg or more than 30 pax seats|
|ICAO Annex 16, Chapter II:||Restrictions are in place.|
|RNP 5/RNP 10 airspace:||Yes|
|8.33 MHz channel spacing:||Not required|
|Airport fire protection category:||RJTT: 9|
From the north, east or west:
Travel to Tokyo city center and take Highway 1 south, following the signs for Haneda Airport.
From the south:
Follow Highway 1 north towards Tokyo. Continue following the road signs for Haneda Airport. The turnoff for terminals is about 9 miles (15 kilometers) before the city center.
Follow road signs to the International Terminal (5 minutes). The car parking area is located next to the International Terminal. Pax meeting/drop-off point is on the 2nd lane from the curb in front of the the International Terminal Building entrance.
The roads to Haneda Airport often experience traffic congestion during peak hours. Allow sufficient time for your journey from Tokyo to the airport in case of unforeseen delays.
Facility contact information
5 Floor, Dai 2 Sogo Building
Haneda-kuko, Ota-ku Tokyo 144-0041
|Hours of operation||0900 – 1800 (24 hours on request)|
|Airport restrictions?||Yes – maximum of 10 days parking permitted for GA aircraft|
|Noise restrictions?||Yes – Stage 2 aircraft are banned regardless of maximum takeoff weight|
|Slots required?||Yes – There is limited availability during peak airport hours (2200z – 0200z and 0700z – 1100z).|
|VIP passenger lounge?||Yes|
|VIP crew lounge?||Yes|
|Digital newspapers||Yes – 1,942 titles from 97 countries in 57 languages available|
Recent articles discussing operating in Japan
from our Operational Insight blog
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Operations to Japan – Hotels, Local Area, and Culture
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Tips on Flying to Japan – Airport Ops
General Aviation (GA) access to Japan is easier than it was just a few years ago – particularly with opening of 24-hour GA ops at Haneda (RJTT). But, it’s important to be aware of airport slot requirements, curfews, and aircraft parking restrictions. We recommend you work with your… Read more.
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