AUSTRALIA | Sydney | Sydney International Airport


A supervisory ground support location at Sydney (Kingsford-Smith) Airport, supporting trips throughout Australia

Derek O’Reilly

On behalf of our team,
welcome to Australia!

Our goal is provide a hassle-free, seamless service that instills confidence in our clients. We want you to relax and feel comfortable when you are here. Know that we have you covered with our full-service, proactive approach, always with a friendly, yet professional, touch.

We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and will offer support anywhere in Australia or surrounding regions. Feel free to call our offices and ask for me anytime.

I look forward to working with you on your next trip.


Derek O’Reilly

General Manager
Universal Aviation Australia – Sydney

Three different ways we can take care of your
ground support needs throughout Australia

  • We operate ground support facilities at YSSY.
  • We can send our agents to meet you at any destination.
  • We can help coordinate ground support for any location.


Ground support capabilities

Language spokenEnglish
Customs and immigration? Yes
UVair® contract fuel available? Yes
Conference rooms? Yes
Limousine service and car rental? Yes
Crew accommodation arrangements? Yes
Security arrangements? Yes
Maintenance? Yes
Direct ramp access? Yes
Computerized worldwide weather briefings? Yes
Baggage handling? Yes
Permit coordination? Yes
Lav service? Yes
Additional capabilitiesFull maintenance facilities for Bombardier, Gulfstream, Falcon

Flight support

ACAS/TCAS II: Turbine-powered aircraft must have TCAS ll. Refer to CAR 262AC.
ICAO Annex 16, Chapter II:Restriction are in place. Chapter 3 aircraft have access. Chapter 2 do not. For exemptions, refer to Jeppesen manual, entry requirements, Chapter 2.14.
RNAV5/RNAV10 airspace:Implemented
8.33 MHz channel spacing:Not required
Airport fire protection category:YSSY: 9 (1900–1330z); YSSY: 7 (1330–1900z)


Directions to airport

Traveling south on George Street, turn left at Park Street and continue onto William Street. Take the ramp on the right, traveling onto the Eastern Distributor, exiting on the right onto Mill Pond Drive. Turn right at General Holmes Drive and left at Ross Smith Avenue.

Directions to office

Travel through the main intersection at O’Riordan Street and Joyce Drive onto Sir Reginald Ansett Drive toward the domestic terminals. Take the first left and continue straight onto Ross Smith Avenue. Travel past Air Ambulance and Hawker Pacific and look to the right for the large white hangar.

From Southern Cross Drive:
Turn right onto General Holmes Drive and left onto Ross Smith Avenue. Follow corporate aviation signs.

From southern suburbs along General Holmes Drive:
Turn left onto Ross Smith Avenue and follow corporate aviation signs.

Facility contact information

Universal Aviation Australia – Sydney
Hangar 394
Ross Smith Avenue
Mascot, NSW 2020

Location FAQ

Hours of operationFBO 24 hours Monday – Friday; Weekends 0600 – 2200 with AH support as required; Accounts Department 0900 – 1700
Airport restrictions? Yes – Sydney Airport has a curfew between 2300 – 0600L. Corporate aircraft can generally operate with some limitations. Corporate BBJ/A319 not permitted during curfew.
Noise restrictions? Yes – Phase III aircraft only, unless carrying Heads of State.
Slots required? Yes – Slots are generally obtainable close to desired times if not operating during peak periods.
VIP passenger lounge? Yes
VIP crew lounge?Yes
Air conditioning? Yes
Internet access/Wi-Fi? Yes
Digital newspapersNo
Refreshments? Yes
Flight-plan filing? Yes
Restrooms? Yes
Showers? Yes
Prayer room? No
Hangarage? No
VIP catering? Yes

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Contact Information

Contact details for Universal Aviation at YSSY
Contact detailLocation detail
Main office:Sydney, Australia
Locations served:All of Australia
Radio frequency:131.95 MHz
General Manager:Derek O’Reilly
Phone:+61 2 96930877
Mobile:+61 409 443 470 (Derek O’Reilly)
Fax:+61 2 96930878
Contact us online:E-mail this location
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