AUSTRALIA | Sydney
Sydney International Airport
A full-service FBO with hangar at Sydney (Kingsford-Smith) Airport, supporting trips throughout Australia
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.
Universal Aviation Australia – Sydney
Three different ways we can take care of your
ground support needs throughout Australia
Ground support capabilities
|Customs and immigration?||Yes|
|UVair® contract fuel available?||Yes|
|Limousine service and car rental?||Yes|
|Crew accommodation arrangements?||Yes|
|Direct ramp access?||Yes|
|Computerized worldwide weather briefings?||Yes|
|Additional capabilities||Full maintenance facilities for Bombardier, Gulfstream, Falcon|
|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.|
|RNP 5/RNP 10 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
Ross Smith Avenue
Mascot, NSW 2020
|Hours of operation||FBO 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|
|Digital newspapers||Yes – 1,942 titles from 97 countries in 57 languages available|
Recent articles discussing operating in Australia
from our Operational Insight blog
Business Aircraft Ops to the 2016 Melbourne Grand Prix
The Melbourne Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place March 18-20, 2016 at the Albert Park street circuit a few miles south of central Melbourne. For general aviation (GA) operators planning to attend this event or traveling to Melbourne during this time… Read more.
Australian BizAv Ops Checklist – Part 4: CIQ and Documentation
Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) procedures vary at airports across the Australian continent. Unlike in some other areas of the world, Australian CIQ requires a minimum lead time advance notification for clearance arrangements… Read more.
Australian BizAv Ops Checklist – Part 3: Curfews, Noise, Security, and ADS-B
The good news from Australia is that certain airports have loosened curfew restrictions, which were previously based on model/type of aircraft. Recent Australian regulatory changes have made late-night operations much more manageable… Read more.
Australian Bizav Ops Checklist – Part 2: Permit & Slot Considerations
Depending upon your type of operation and destination in Australia, airport slots and permits can be critical planning items. Be aware of peak periods of commercial airline operations, as well as all applicable permit requirements… Read more.
Australian BizAv Ops Checklist – Part 1: Airport Considerations
Operators to Australia have their choice of many full-service airport locations, some with Fixed-Base Operators (FBOs). There are, however, a number of operating and planning considerations to keep in mind. Requirements – for airport hours and… Read more.
Business Aircraft Ops to Australia: Part 2 – TSP, ADS-B, and Other Operating Considerations
Australia has some unique operating requirements and considerations to be mindful of. Particularly for first-time business aviation charter (non-scheduled commercial) operators, it’s important to be aware of all documentation and procedural… Read more.
Business Aircraft Ops to Australia: Part 1 – Top Airport Options
With the peak travel season in Australia now underway, it’s a good time for us to review planning considerations for business aircraft operations to our country. Traveling to Australia is a straightforward process without an excessive number of restrictions… Read more.
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Brisbane G20 Leaders’ Summit
Brisbane, Australia is host city for the G20 Leaders’ Summit in 2014. The Summit will be held November 15 and 16 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in the city’s central business district, South Bank. Brisbane’s upcoming G20 event is expected… Read more.
Top 10 Business Aviation Planning Tips for Australia (+1 More)
For business aircraft operators traveling to Australia, there are some unique requirements – ranging from flight planning, to fueling, to visas and more – that must be considered before operating into the region… Read more.
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix
This year’s Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place March 14-16 at Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit – just a few kilometers south of central Melbourne. Always a popular event in the F1 circuit, the Australian Grand Prix is expected to draw over 300,000 visitors this year. Likewise, general aviation traffic is expected to be elevated… Read more.
Upcoming ADS-B Requirements in Australian Airspace
As part of an ongoing national focus towards safe and efficient air traffic management, and in light of strong growth in air traffic and passenger volumes, Airservices Australia has begun the mandated rollout of the Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B)… Read more.
Business Aircraft Operations to Perth, Australia
For business aircraft operators, Perth (YPPH) has some unique operating considerations to take into account during the planning phase. Best practice is to work with your 3rd-party provider and ground handler well in advance to coordinate airport slots, customs… Read more.
Transportation Security Program (TSP) requirements in Australia for Business Aircraft Operators
Transportation Security Program (TSP) requirements have been a challenge for General Aviation (GA) operators to Australia over recent years. However, practical impact of this regulation has significantly diminished since March 2012. While all previous TSP regulations remain in place… Read more.
Avoiding Issues with Sydney International Airport (YSSY) Operational Curfews
Recent advice from the Australian Department of Infrastructure and Transport has highlighted a new interpretation of Sydney (YSSY) curfew regulations and how they apply to private non-revenue and General Aviation (GA). The consequences for not understanding and conforming to these regulations… Read more.
8 Tips for Flying to the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix
This year’s Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix will be held 15-17 March at the Albert Park circuit, south of Melbourne. There are three airport options for business jet operators traveling to this event. The Australian Grand Prix is a busy period and draws large crowds. Best options, in terms of aircraft parking and hotel… Read more.
Navigating Australia’s Local Area and Culture as Part of a Business Aviation Trip
For business aircraft operators, Australia is an excellent and easy-to-navigate destination if your mission brings you here. Australia’s culture is known for being relaxed, with many hotels to choose from. Passengers traveling to this region must ensure that they arrive in the country with appropriate visas… Read more.
Business Aviation Flight Planning in Australia
For most business-aviation operators, flight planning in Australia is a relatively straightforward and user-friendly process. Flexibility of flight plans is good compared to the complexity of other regions around the world. Your 3rd-party provider will typically file operator flight plans, but your local ground handler… Read more.
Understanding Flight Permits and PPRs in Australia
With the exception of certain permit requirements and certain curfew restrictions, most business aircraft operators find Australia a relatively straightforward operating environment from the regulatory perspective. It’s best to work with your 3rd-party provider and ground handler in advance to fully understand landing permit… Read more.
5 Tips for Making Airport Slots in Australia Easy
For business aircraft operators, airport slot requirements and revisions are not onerous in Australia, but there are some unique considerations to keep in mind. The following is the information you need to know for airport slot requirements… Read more.
All About Arranging Ground Handling and Related Services in Australia (Part 2 of 2)
Last week, we discussed the process for arranging ground handing, fuel, and clearing customs in Australia. Continuing from that article, here is some additional information business aircraft operators need to know before arranging ground handling and other ground services in Australia… Read more.
All About Arranging Ground Handling and Related Services in Australia (Part 1 of 2)
Australia is a welcoming environment for business aviation, with some of the best ground handling and services you’ll find anywhere. But there are steps operators can take to smooth and streamline the arrival, airport slot and ground handling processes. Work with your… Read more.
The Security Landscape for Business Aviation Operations in Australia
For business aircraft operators, Security is generally not an issue at major airports in Australia or when travelling off airport. Additional caution is advised, however, when operating to smaller airfields without regional airline traffic, as airport security standards may be lower… Read more.
6 Tips for Arranging Jet Fuel Uplifts in Australia
For business aircraft operators planning a mission to Australia, with advance planning and understanding, navigating the fueling process is relatively straightforward. In general, longer-than- average advance notice is recommended when planning fuel uplifts… Read more.
Flying to Australia: Navigating Customs, Immigration & Agriculture for Business Aircraft Operators
While customs, immigration, and agriculture rules are the same across Australia procedures differ from airport to airport. You may clear on your aircraft, at a fixed base operator (FBO) or within the main terminal depending upon destination. Vehicles may or may… Read more.
5 Great Tech Stops in Australia and the Pacific Islands for Business Aviation – and Why
This aviation blog post is part of a series on great technical stops for business aviation. When overflying vast areas of ocean and very remote regions such as the South Pacific, it’s important to carefully plan tech stops – and alternate tech stops. For business aircraft operators, many good tech stops exist in Australia and… Read more.
How Cabotage Regulations May Impact Your Flight
Cabotage is the transport of goods or passengers between two points in the same country by an aircraft registered in another country. The application of this regulation varies from country to country and changes from time to time. Penalties for cabotage violations range from fines, to payment of all applicable duties and taxes, to seizure… Read more.
Aviation Fueling in the Far East: 4 Things Business Aviation Operators Should Know
This aviation blog post is the first part of a series on aviation fueling in the Far East. Aviation fuel uplifts in the Far East often require additional planning. Each country within the region is unique in terms of aviation fueling issues, fuel tax and tax exemptions. You’ll encounter a multitude of differently formatted fuel… Read more.
10 Potentially Challenging International Permits for Business Aviation Operators
This aviation blog post of part of a series on overflight permits and landing permits. Overflight and landing permits vary in complexity and lead time. It depends on the region of the world you’re flying to and the type of operation you’re doing. Charter (non-scheduled commercial) permits usually require additional documentation… Read more.