INDIA | New Delhi
Indira Gandhi International Airport
A ground support facility at Indira Gandhi International Airport, supporting trips throughout India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka
On behalf of our team,
welcome to India!
When you choose us, you can expect superior customer service, attention to detail and a driving passion for excellence.
Our staff is professional, well-trained and dedicated to integrity. We have received the highest quality of safety and ramp training as well as leadership and management training. Our people are trained to think for themselves and act on instinct to provide you with the finest service.
While our main office is in New Delhi, we can provide support throughout all of India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
We look forward to working with you on your next trip.
Regional Vice President, Asia-Pacific
Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.
Four different ways we can take care of your
ground support needs throughout India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka
- We operate ground support facilities at VIDP.
- We have trained and uniformed ground handling agents stationed at VOMM.
- We can send our ground handling agents to meet you at any destination.
- We can help coordinate ground support for any location.
Ground support capabilities
|Languages spoken||Hindi and English|
|Customs and immigration?||Yes – located in main terminal|
|UVair® contract fuel available?||Yes|
|Limousine service and car rental?||Yes|
|Crew accommodation arrangements?||Yes|
|Maintenance?||Yes – by arrangement|
|Direct ramp access?||No|
|Computerized worldwide weather briefings?||Yes|
|ACAS/TCAS II:||Not required|
|ICAO Annex 16, Chapter II:||No restrictions|
|RNP 5/RNP 10 airspace:||Not implemented|
|8.33 MHz channel spacing:||Not required|
|Airport fire protection category:||VIDP: 8|
Facility contact information
Universal Aviation India
Room No. #119,
M-4, Wave Building
Level Ground & One, South Ex, Part- 2
New, Delhi 110049
|Hours of operation||0930 – 1800, Monday-Friday (24 hours on request)|
|Airport restrictions?||Yes – No Chapter 2 aircraft are allowed between 2200 and 0600.|
|VIP passenger lounge?||Yes – available at airport only|
|VIP crew lounge?||Yes – available at airport only|
Recent articles discussing operating in India
from our Operational Insight blog
Business Aircraft Ops to India – Visa Requirements, Local Area, Hotels and Culture
For flight crew operating to India there’s much to look forward to and enjoy. India is the second most populous country in the world and home to diverse geography, culture, architecture, and ethnicity. For the most successful general aviation (GA) operation to this region… Read more.
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Additional Flight Planning Considerations & Weather
When planning a business aircraft mission to India, it’s important to be aware of all relevant flight planning requirements for the country and the particular airports. Your 3rd-party provider can supply the latest information and assorted tips on… Read more.
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Flight Planning
Flight planning requirements for India depend on where you’re flying to and whether your destination is a civilian or military airfield. While India has become a friendlier operating environment for business aviation, over recent years it still strictly… Read more.
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Military Airports, Special Requirements & Airport Slots
When operating to military airports in India – and there are several popular joint use civilian/military airfields open to general aviation (GA) – additional permit, lead time and operational considerations enter the mix in terms of trip… Read more.
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Permit Considerations
While permit lead times for India have reduced over recent years there are certain regulatory nuances to consider during the business aviation trip planning process. Your 3rd-party provider and local ground handler both provide essential services… Read more.
Business Aircraft Ops to India: CIQ Requirements
While customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) is traditionally cleared in-terminal at airports in India there are steps your local ground handler can take to expedite this process… Read more.
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Fueling and Security
When you operate to India, fuel uplifts are usually reliable, on time, and competitive at most larger airports. At smaller airfields, however, you may have access to just a single fuel supplier, and advance arrangement of uplift and fuel credit often becomes a more important consideration… Read more.
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Additional Services & Operating Costs
When you operate to India, your ground handler will orchestrate all additional service requirements and credit arrangements with advance notification. At smaller and more remote airport locations, however, it’s best to plan on additional lead time for ground handling requests. This is particularly true if you need… Read more.
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Ground Handling
The General Aviation (GA) ground handling and regulatory experience in India has improved over recent years, and the process has become more user-friendly. For example, even lead time requirements for operations to military airfields have reduced to as little as half the time it used to… Read more.
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Airport Operations
Airport traffic in India is on the upswing, as a result of significant growth in scheduled commercial and low-cost carrier operations. General Aviation (GA) operators need to be mindful of peak commercial traffic periods along with potential parking challenges… Read more.
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Airport Options
General Aviation (GA) operators routinely travel to India for both business and tourism. We’ve seen tremendous increases in GA operations to the country over recent years due primarily to growth in business opportunities. To maximize efficiency and flexibility of flight… Read more.
Business Aviation Planning Tips: India Operations
Operations to India typically go smoothly for well-prepared business aircraft operators who’ve allowed sufficient trip planning lead time. It’s important, however, to be aware of permit and visa requirements as well as assorted local airport and airway operating… Read more.
Business Aviation Ops to Military Airports in India – Part 2: Operations, Fuel, and Services
When operating to any military airfield in India, it’s imperative to confirm aircraft parking status well in advance. Be aware that your operational flexibility may be somewhat restricted as active military operations and exercises are always given first priority… Read more.
Business Aviation Ops to Military Airports in India – Part 1: Access & CIQ
Military airports in India are often available to General Aviation (GA); however, permit requirements and available services vary depending on location. If you plan to operate to a military airfield in India, it’s important to begin the planning process early and work closely with your… Read more.
Top Considerations When Operating to Mumbai – Part 2: CIQ and Operating Tips
For business aircraft operators traveling to Mumbai (VABB), trips have become easier over recent years with the establishment of the new General Aviation Terminal (GAT) with onsite Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) facilities. However, there are still some potential pitfalls you should be aware… Read more.
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Mumbai (VABB) – Part 1: Permits and Parking
When operating a business aircraft to Mumbai (VABB), many operators may be concerned by two things: aircraft parking and landing permits. Arranging aircraft parking can be challenging at this airport, and extended aircraft parking arrangements are often difficult to secure. Best practice is… Read more.
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Indian Grand Prix 2013
The Airtel Indian Grand Prix takes place October 25-27 at the Buddh International Circuit located just outside New Deli. This race circuit was inaugurated in 2011. For business aircraft operators seeking preferred access to aircraft parking, hotel accommodations and related trip support… Read more.
Obtaining Crew Visas and Temporary Landing Permits for India – Process Has Been Streamlined
Previous difficulties and delays in obtaining crew visas and Temporary Landing Permits (TLPs) for India have been resolved as of September 4, 2013. With issuance of new directives from the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs, policy changes should be implemented… Read more.
It’s Official: Lead Time Reduced for India Flight Permits
Last month we announced the news that the Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) would be reducing the lead time to obtain Indian clearances in the official Civil Aviation Regulation (CAR). Effective May 13, the CAR has been published, and lead times… Read more.
BIG NEWS: India’s Landing Permit Lead Time Reduced to 3 Days; Overflights Now 1 Day
As reported by several news outlets late last week, the Indian government has instructed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for India to change the lead time to obtain Indian permits. That means that when the process is finalized, the lead time will… Read more.
Aviation Fueling in the Far East: 4 Things Business Aviation Operators Should Know
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 tickets – some printed exclusively in the local language… Read more.
Navigating Local Culture in India: 6 Tips for Your First Business Aviation Trip
India is a country with an ancient and dynamic history and a culture spanning back to the beginning of human civilization. With a population of over 1 billion and one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, India has expanded business opportunities and is a more-frequent destination for business-aviation operators… Read more.
7 Things to Pay Attention to When Arranging Auxiliary Services in India
For business-aviation operators, airports in India are generally safe, with very strict security procedures in place. Nonetheless, this is an area of the world where you’ll want to consider security for off-airport activities. Pre-arranging ground transport is essential in this part of the world, and a 3rd-party provider is able to do this for you… Read more.
Ground Handling and Aircraft Fueling in India: What You Need to Know
While ground handling and aircraft fuel services in India continue to improve, due to a lack of infrastructure, the country still poses some operational challenges. Indian authorities are beginning to recognize the value of business aviation and are working to address these issues… Read more.
10 Tips for Navigating India’s Permits, PPRs and Slots
While the permit process for India can be lengthy and complex at times, the good news is that this region is evolving as an important, business aviation-friendly operating environment. With proper pre-trip planning, a trip to India should be a straightforward and rewarding experience for crew members… Read more.
5 Guidelines for Flight-Planning Your Way Through India
Once your permits for India are approved, you can expect a reasonable window for departure delays, but not for an earlier arrival or departure. Remember that short-notice schedule changes may not be approved. Weather can be an issue in India during monsoon season. You’ll also run into restricted visibility at times, due to fog, haze and smog at some locations… Read more.
10 Key Pre-Trip Airport Operations Considerations for India
Airports in India continue to improve for the business aviation user. Public-private partnerships are now considering developing current and future airfields throughout India over the coming years, and this bodes well for General Aviation (GA). There are close to 400 inactive airports in India – from British colonial days… Read more.
4 Airport Slots and PPRs to Pay Attention to in Asia
Procedures for obtaining airport slots and Prior Permissions Required (PPRs) vary worldwide. In Asia, they have their own unique characteristics. It’s best to work with an experienced 3rd-party provider in advance to understand regulations or request format requirements, including applicable slot and PPR restrictions… Read more.
10 Potentially Challenging International Permits for Business Aviation Operators
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 and lead time, involve assorted operating restrictions and may be more difficult to change… Read more.