SPAIN | Madrid
A ground support facility at Madrid-Barajas Airport, supporting trips throughout Spain
Welcome to Madrid!
In Spain, we have a famous saying: “España es diferente.” We believe this applies not only to our country, but also to the services we offer. We always go the extra mile to ensure that all your requests are met in a fast and efficient manner, and we aim to offer you a real flavour of our country and our culture whenever you visit.
We are in the process of relocating to a brand-new facility within the new General Aviation Terminal (GAT) at Madrid-Barajas International Airport, just 20 minutes from downtown Madrid. I would like to assure you that throughout our relocation, we will continue to offer you full ground support services in Madrid, as we have done for more than 30 years.
We want you to feel at home at Universal Aviation in Madrid, and we want you to return to us again and again, knowing that you will receive the same first-class Spanish service and hospitality every time.
On behalf of all the team, we look forward to welcoming you on your next visit.
Universal Aviation, Spain
Four different ways we can take care of your
ground support needs throughout Spain
Ground support capabilities
|Languages spoken||Spanish and English|
|Customs and immigration?||Yes|
|UVair® contract fuel available?||Yes|
|Limousine service and car rental?||Yes|
|Crew accommodation arrangements?||Yes|
|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:||Required|
|Airport fire protection category:||LEMD: 8|
Directions to the airport
From the A-2 highway (Madrid-Barcelona), take exit 10 in the direction of Barajas International Airport (M-14 aeropuerto). Stay in the left lane. By the Hilton Hotel, take the exit signposted Bº aeropuerto / Alameda de Osuna, and then at the roundabout, take the second exit. At the next roundabout, take the second exit signposted to Terminal de Aviación General. Continue for about 500m and the provisional security gate, where a Universal Aviation representative will meet you, is on your right.
Facility contact information
Aeropuerto Madrid Barajas
28042 Madrid, Spain
|Hours of operation||0001–2359|
|VIP passenger lounge?||Yes – on request, with extra charges|
|VIP crew lounge?||Yes – on request, with extra charges|
Universal Aviation Spain Relocates Headquarters to Madrid–Barajas Airport (LEMD)
Move coincides with Aena decision to close Torrejon to all GA traffic effective Feb. 1, 2013
Universal Aviation Spain announced it is relocating its Madrid headquarters from Torrejon International Airport (LETO) to Madrid-Barajas International Airport (LEMD). The headquarters relocation was made based on the decision from Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (Aena) to close Torrejon Airport to general aviation aircraft effective Feb. 1, 2013.
"We are fully prepared for the transition of our headquarters, including all employees and equipment, from Torrejon to Barajas, ensuring there will be no disruptions to our clients or impact on the quality of service they receive,” said Gonzalo Barona, Managing Director, Universal Aviation Spain. "Although we were headquartered at Torrejon, we have also provided services at Barajas, so we are very familiar with the airport, officials, and processes."
Universal Aviation Spain will be located in the remodeled General Aviation Terminal building (the former State Pavilion) at Barajas, which will open toward the end of March 2013. The new GAT will have its own parking and VIP facilities, including lounges and meeting rooms.
"Barajas provides the same benefits as Torrejon, and in some ways will be better, as it will have fewer diversions, which were frequent at Torrejon," said Barona. "Barajas is open 24 hours and is approximately 20 minutes away from downtown Madrid."
In addition to its office at Barajas, Universal Aviation Spain, which has had an operational presence in Madrid for more than 30 years, has a second location in Spain at Girona-Costa Brava Airport (LEGE).
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