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AUSTRALIA | Sydney
Sydney International Airport

YSSY

A full-service FBO with hangar at Sydney (Kingsford-Smith) Airport, supporting trips throughout Australia

Tony King

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.

Sincerely,

Tony King

Managing Director
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.

Services

Ground support capabilities

Language spoken English
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 capabilities Full maintenance facilities for Bombardier, Gulfstream, Falcon

Flight support

RVSM: Implemented
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

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
Australia

Location FAQ

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
Air conditioning? Yes
Internet access/Wi-Fi? Yes
Digital newspapers Yes – 1,942 titles from 97 countries in 57 languages available
Refreshments? Yes
Flight-plan filing? Yes
Restrooms? Yes
Showers? Yes
Prayer room? No
Hangarage? No
VIP catering? Yes

Recent articles discussing operating in Australia

from our Operational Insight blog

Business Aircraft Ops to the 2016 Melbourne Grand Prix

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

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 2: Permit & Slot Considerations

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Contact Information

Contact details for Universal Aviation at YSSY
Contact detail Location detail
Country: Australia
Main office: Sydney, Australia
ICAO: YSSY
Locations served: All of Australia
Radio frequency: 131.95 MHz
SITA: N/A
Managing Director: Tony King
Phone: +61 2 96930877
Mobile: +61 422 382 169 (Tony King)
+61 412415 680 (Troy Walter Ops Manager)
Fax: +61 2 96930878
Contact us online: E-mail this location
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