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Rome Ciampino Airport

LIRA

A ground support facility at Rome Ciampino Airport, supporting trips throughout Italy and Croatia

Lorena Carraro

Welcome to Italy!

There is one word I would like our customers to use when describing their experiences with Universal Aviation Italy – Rome, and that word is perfect!

As the very first company in Italy dedicated to business and general aviation, we continue to lead the way in our market. I believe this success is due to the fact that we always listen to our customers and offer flexibility and loyalty in our approach.

My team is extremely motivated to maintain the high standards for which we are renowned, and to keep our ground-handling and VIP services sleek, efficient, and professional.

Our main facilities are located at Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa, and Rome Ciampino. Additionally, 2012 has seen the opening of our brand-new VIP facility at Venice Marco Polo. Whatever your journey plans, we can coordinate your travel across Italy and Croatia, and when your business day is over, we can even organize your leisure time, booking tours, theater tickets, and concert tickets.

A warm welcome awaits you on your next visit.

Sincerely,

Lorena Carraro

Managing Director
Universal Aviation Italy – Rome

Four different ways we can take care of your
ground support needs throughout Italy and Croatia

  • We have ground support locations at LIMC, LIML, LIPZ, and LIRA
  • We have trained and badged ground handling representatives stationed at more than 15 additional airports
  • We can send our representatives to meet you at any destination
  • We can help coordinate ground support for any location

Services

Ground support capabilities

Languages spoken Italian and English
Customs and immigration? Yes
UVair® contract fuel available? Yes
Conference rooms? No
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

Flight support

RVSM: Implemented
ACAS/TCAS II: TCAS ll: Yes – required for all aircraft
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: LIRA: 8

Directions

Directions to airport

From Highway A90/E80, take exit number 23 APPIA/ROMA/APPIO S. GIOVANNI/CIAMPINO/ALBANO to SS7/Via Appia Nuova. Travel south a few kilometers (miles) to reach Ciampino Airport. The airport is located on Via Appia Nuova, 15 kilometers (9 miles) to the southeast of the center of Rome.

Directions to office

Once you pass the airport entrance, travel straight ahead. Turn right before the Commercial Terminal, then travel straight ahead for 50 meters. Universal Aviation is located in the front entrance of the General Aviation Terminal.

Facility contact information

Universal Aviation Italy – Rome
General Aviation Terminal
Aeroporto Ciampino
00040 Ciampino
Italy

Location FAQ

Hours of operation 0700 – 2330
Airport restrictions? No
Noise restrictions? No
Slots required? No
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? No
Prayer room? No
Hangarage? No
VIP catering? Yes

Recent articles discussing operating in Italy

from our Operational Insight blog

Document Intensive Charter Destinations for Business Aviation: Part 2 – European Region

Document Intensive Charter Destinations for Business Aviation: Part 2 – European Region

Europe is an operating environment where charter aircraft operators typically require permits, but private operators generally do not. This can impact flexibility of operations and last minute schedule change possibilities for operators on… Read more.

BizAv Ops to the 2016 Carnival of Venice, Italy – Part 2: Handling Requests, CIQ & Operating Costs

BizAv Ops to the 2016 Carnival of Venice, Italy – Part 2: Handling Requests, CIQ & Operating Costs

Venice (LIPZ) is a user friendly airport for general aviation (GA) movements with a full range of support services; however, it is important to be aware of all customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) requirements when arriving… Read more.

BizAv Ops to the 2016 Carnival of Venice, Italy – Part 1: Airports, Parking & PPRs

BizAv Ops to the 2016 Carnival of Venice, Italy – Part 1: Airports, Parking & PPRs

One of the largest annual events in Venice – the Carnival – takes place January 23 – February 9. As this is a particularly busy time in the city it’s best to make aircraft parking and service requests early and to confirm… Read more.

Business Aircraft Ops to Venice (LIPZ) – Part 2: Airport Information, Parking & Fuel

Business Aircraft Ops to Venice (LIPZ) – Part 2: Airport Information, Parking & Fuel

Venice (LIPZ) has a good quality general aviation terminal (GAT) facility located close to water taxi transport options to local hotels. It’s important, however, to be mindful of GAT operating hours, customs, immigration… Read more.

Business Aircraft Ops to Venice (LIPZ) – Part 1: Permits, PPRs & CIQ

Business Aircraft Ops to Venice (LIPZ) – Part 1: Permits, PPRs & CIQ

Located on the mainland, Venice Marco Polo Int’l (LIPZ) is the airport of entry (AOE) for planning a business aviation trip to the Venice. When planning a trip to this location you need to give special attention… Read more.

Bizav Ops Planning: 2015 Genoa International Boat Show

Bizav Ops Planning: 2015 Genoa International Boat Show

The annual Genoa International Boat Show – one of the world’s premier boat shows – takes place September 30-October 5 this year. Genoa has a long history as a ship- and yacht-building… Read more.

Business Aviation Planning Tips: Venice Film Festival 2015

Business Aviation Planning Tips: Venice Film Festival 2015

The annual Venice Film Festival takes place September 2-12, 2015. This event typically attracts General Aviation (GA) traffic during a time that’s still considered high season for the region… Read more.

Overview of Airport Collaborative Decision Making (ACDM) in Italy

Overview of Airport Collaborative Decision Making (ACDM) in Italy

Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) is a system developed by Eurocontrol and the European Union (EU) to improve operational efficiency at high-traffic airports. It does this by reducing delays and better managing airport resources, including Air Traffic Control (ATC) and ground… Read more.

Italian Charter Permits: Part 2 of 2 – Permit Approval Process

Italian Charter Permits: Part 2 of 2 – Permit Approval Process

Lead times for Italian charter permits are firm, and short-notice permit requests are not normally possible. Note that once a charter permit application has been made, with all required documentation submitted, the operator may travel to Italy without notice once the permit is approved… Read more.

Italian Charter Permits Changes – Part 1 of 2: General Requirements

Italian Charter Permits Changes – Part 1 of 2: General Requirements

Italian charter permits and associated requirements have changed a few times over the past two years. Today, permit requirements vary depending upon where your aircraft is registered, passenger seating capacity, where you’re operating, and how recently you’ve conducted a charter operation to Italy… Read more.

Updated Charter Ops Security Screening in for Italy – Part 2: Screening Procedures

Updated Charter Ops Security Screening in for Italy – Part 2: Screening Procedures

As of early February 2015, additional security screening inspections have been implemented for certain international scheduled commercial, air taxi General Aviation (GA) charter (non-scheduled commercial) arrivals to Italy. While these additional security steps add about… Read more.

Updated Charter Ops Security Screening for Italy – Part 1: New Requirements

Updated Charter Ops Security Screening for Italy – Part 1: New Requirements

Revised security screening procedures have recently been put in place for certain charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations to Italy. While these new requirements are considered temporary, it’s important for charter operators to be aware of new security mandates, as well as associated delays… Read more.

Business Aviation Trip Planning: Venice International Boat Show

Business Aviation Trip Planning: Venice International Boat Show

The 2014 Venice International Boat Show takes place over two weekends – April 4 to 6 and April 11 to 13 – and is expected to draw some 80,000 attendees. For General Aviation (GA) traffic, Venice is always a busy destination during summer seasons and will be particularly busy over the International Boat Show period… Read more.

Flight Ops to Milan for the Fall Fashion Week 2014

Flight Ops to Milan for the Fall Fashion Week 2014

Milan Fashion Week is a clothing trade show held semi-annually in Milan. The upcoming winter/spring show takes place February 17-23, 2014. The latest innovations in dress design by renowned fashion designers are showcased. This is the place to be in February if you’re working within the realm of international high fashion… Read more.

Business Aviation Trip Planning: Venice Carnival 2014

Business Aviation Trip Planning: Venice Carnival 2014

Venice Carnival 2014 takes place February 15-March 4 and promises to draw significant attendance. Celebrating the relationship between humankind and the environment – and the importance of fantasy – Venice Carnival 2014 offers a chance to see how Venetian aristocrats once lived and promises solid days of costumed chaos. For business aviation… Read more.

Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix 2013 – Trip Planning Tips

Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix 2013 – Trip Planning Tips

The 2013 Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix runs September 6-8 at the Monza Circuit. Monza has been an integral part of Formula 1 since its inception in 1950. Monza lies just south of Lake Como. This promises to be yet another busy event, bringing a large amount of General Aviation (GA) traffic into Italy… Read more.

Picking the Best GA Airport in Milan, Italy

Picking the Best GA Airport in Milan, Italy

Milan offers two good airports for business aviation, and both are fairly flexible and accommodating in terms of parking. Linate (LIML) is much closer to downtown Milan – and is often the preferred option for business aircraft operators – but Malpensa (LIMC) is also business-aviation-friendly and can accommodate larger wide-body aircraft… Read more.

Tips for Business Aircraft Ops to Europe in the Summer

Tips for Business Aircraft Ops to Europe in the Summer

Operating to popular European destinations during summer months can be challenging, as you’re often dealing with high demand/limited supply situations. For short-notice trips to busy Mediterranean destinations, it’s critical to begin preparations with your 3rd-party provider and ground handler as early as possible to avoid potential delays… Read more.

Changes in Italian Charter Flight Permit Regulation – Explained

Changes in Italian Charter Flight Permit Regulation – Explained

Italy is always a popular destination for charter aircraft operators, especially going into the summer season, and operators to Italy have always faced a somewhat rigorous and time-consuming charter permit application process. Thanks to recent regulatory changes… Read more.

Monaco Grand Prix 2013 – A Quick Rundown for Your Trip Planning

Monaco Grand Prix 2013 – A Quick Rundown for Your Trip Planning

The Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco is set for May 23-26. As this is the 71st Monaco Grand Prix, it promises to be yet another very busy and popular event. As Monaco does not have an airport, business aircraft operators will need to consider their options in France. Aircraft parking at nearby airports may… Read more.

Business Aviation Options for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival – A Quick Rundown

Business Aviation Options for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival – A Quick Rundown

The Cannes Film Festival is a very busy time of the year for the Mediterranean region. This year, the festival takes place May 15-26, and it’s important to plan trips to this area in advance. For operators setting up trips to the festival on short notice, there are always airport and… Read more.

Operating to Italy during Summer Months – Part 2: Operating Tips

Operating to Italy during Summer Months – Part 2: Operating Tips

While short-notice ground handling, fuel and service requests can usually be accommodated for business aircraft visiting Italy during the summer months, it’s preferable to provide at least 24 hours’ notice – especially when operating on weekends. Ground handling personnel are busy during high… Read more.

Operating to Italy during Summer Months – Part 1: Regional Considerations

Operating to Italy during Summer Months – Part 1: Regional Considerations

While Italy is a popular destination all season, General Aviation (GA) movements intensify during peak travel periods, especially at Mediterranean-area locations in the summer. When traveling to Italy during peak season, your best flight and service options will be available with as much advance… Read more.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Flying into Rome During the Papal Installation Mass (17 – 19 March)

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Flying into Rome During the Papal Installation Mass (17 – 19 March)

If you are planning to fly into Rome this weekend, please heed the following: Due to the celebrations that will be taking place for the New Pope in Rome on March 19th, 2013 and due to the visiting of ~170 Head of State delegations, the traffic in LIRA/Roma Ciampino for ALL flights, private and commercial… Read more.

Business Aircraft Operations to Rome during the Christmas Holidays

Business Aircraft Operations to Rome during the Christmas Holidays

Passengers/crew heading to Rome over the Christmas/New Year’s holiday period can look forward to a warm welcome and unforgettable experience in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Work with your 3rd-party provider and ground handler as early as possible to organize landing permits, set up… Read more.

Business Jets + Boats: Flying to the Genoa International Boat Show

Business Jets + Boats: Flying to the Genoa International Boat Show

Salone Nautico Internazionale di Genova (Genoa International Boat Show) is one of the world’s premier boat shows and will be held 6-14 October this year in Genoa. This is a high-traffic period for general aviation (GA) flights. Owing to popularity of nautical tourism along the Italian Riviera, as well as Genoa’s history as a city… Read more.

7 Things to Know About Flying to Milan for Fashion Week

7 Things to Know About Flying to Milan for Fashion Week

Milan Fashion Week is one of the Big 4 Fashion Weeks internationally, the others being Paris, London and New York, and is held each spring and fall in Milan. This year’s Fall Milan Fashion Week takes place September 19-25, and business aircraft operators can expect congestion at both Milan airports, with aircraft parking limitations and restricted hotel availability… Read more.

9 Tips for Bizav Operations to Italy for the Italian Grand Prix in September

9 Tips for Bizav Operations to Italy for the Italian Grand Prix in September

The Italian Grand Prix is one of the oldest and most historic Grand Prix events. The first Italian Grand Prix was held in 1921 in Brescia, Italy – the first such race to be held outside France – and today the world- renowned event takes place at the Grand Prix circuit in Monza. The 2012 Italian Grand Prix runs… Read more.

Alternate Aircraft Parking Locations for Italy During the Summer Months

Alternate Aircraft Parking Locations for Italy During the Summer Months

Italian luxury tax legislation has now been revised to allow non-Italian private non-revenue operators to remain in the country for up to 45 consecutive days without being taxed. Charter (non-scheduled commercial) flights are exempt from this regulation. However, in Italy, an operator still needs to take into account traffic… Read more.

Flying Your Business Jet to the Venice International Film Festival

Flying Your Business Jet to the Venice International Film Festival

This year’s 69th Annual Venice International Film Festival runs from 29 August through 8 September 2012. Every year, Venice sees an influx of aircraft traffic during this mid-summer festival. Throughout this time period, you should expect possible airport and city congestion. As always, business aircraft operators should take steps… Read more.

5 Airport Slots and PPRs to Pay Attention to in Europe

5 Airport Slots and PPRs to Pay Attention to in Europe

When you travel to Europe, requesting airport slots and making Prior Permission Required (PPRs) – as well as requests for revisions – can be a complex process. This is especially true in high-traffic areas and when schedule changes become necessary. Procedures for securing airport slots and PPRs vary throughout the region… Read more.

10 Potentially Challenging International Permits for Business Aviation Operators

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.

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Contact Information

Contact details for Universal Aviation at LIRA
Contact detail Location detail
Country: Italy
Main office: Rome, Italy
ICAO: LIRA
Other office(s): Milan Linate (LIML)
Milan Malpensa (LIMC)
Venice (LIPZ)
Locations served: All of Italy and Croatia
Radio frequency: 131.525 MHz
SITA: N/A
Station manager: Erica Righini
Phone: +39 06 6595 9495
Mobile: +39 346 60 77 422 (Erica)
Fax: +39-06-659 59496
Contact us online: E-mail this location
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