JAPAN | Tokyo
A ground support facility at Haneda International Airport, supporting trips throughout Japan
Thank you AsBAA for awarding Universal Aviaiton Japan “Best Ground Handling Agent” in Asia and for awarding Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. “Best Operations Service Provider” in Asia!
On behalf of our team,
welcome to Japan!
Think of Universal Aviation Japan – Tokyo as more than your ground handler or concierge. Think of us as your friends. We like to form personal relationships with our clients. We want to help newcomers get a feeling for Japan, its traditions, culture and cuisine. For residents of Japan, we want you to feel welcome as you return home. As you travel, we will work to find you the best destinations, lodgings and opportunities to explore this magnificent country.
Our main operation is located at Haneda Airport, and we also provide supervisory services at all airports throughout Japan, including our other offices at RJAA, RJBB and RJCC.
I look forward to working with you on your next trip.
Universal Aviation Japan – Tokyo
Three different ways we can take care of your
ground support needs throughout Japan
Ground support capabilities
|Languages spoken||Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, and Spanish|
|Customs and immigration?||Yes|
|UVair® contract fuel available?||Yes|
|Limousine service and car rental?||Yes|
|Crew accommodation arrangements?||Yes|
|Maintenance?||Yes – minor assistance only|
|Direct ramp access?||No|
|Computerized worldwide weather briefings?||Yes|
|ACAS/TCAS II:||Required for turbine engine aircraft with MTOW exceeding 15,000 kg or more than 30 pax seats|
|ICAO Annex 16, Chapter II:||Restrictions are in place.|
|RNP 5/RNP 10 airspace:||Yes|
|8.33 MHz channel spacing:||Not required|
|Airport fire protection category:||RJTT: 9|
From the north, east or west:
Travel to Tokyo city center and take Highway 1 south, following the signs for Haneda Airport.
From the south:
Follow Highway 1 north towards Tokyo. Continue following the road signs for Haneda Airport. The turnoff for terminals is about 9 miles (15 kilometers) before the city center.
Follow road signs to the International Terminal (5 minutes). The car parking area is located next to the International Terminal. Pax meeting/drop-off point is on the 2nd lane from the curb in front of the the International Terminal Building entrance.
The roads to Haneda Airport often experience traffic congestion during peak hours. Allow sufficient time for your journey from Tokyo to the airport in case of unforeseen delays.
Facility contact information
Universal Aviation Japan – Tokyo
7 Floor, Dai 2 Sogo Building
Haneda-kuko, Ota-ku Tokyo 144-0041
|Hours of operation||0900 – 1800 (24 hours on request)|
|Airport restrictions?||Yes – maximum of 10 days parking permitted for GA aircraft|
|Noise restrictions?||Stage 2 aircraft not allowed|
|Slots required?||Yes – There is limited availability during peak airport hours (2200z – 0200z and 0700z – 1400z).|
|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 Japan
from our Operational Insight blog
Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Landing and Overflight Permit Requirements
Landing permits and aircraft parking approvals in Japan differ somewhat from other parts of the world, and they vary depending upon type of general aviation (GA) operation. As congestion at major airports in Japan can be considerable it’s recommended that all approvals be obtained as soon as schedule is known…Read more.
Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Slots Requirements
While slots for popular airports in Japan are much easier to obtain today than 10-15 years ago, there are still challenges and operational issues for business aircraft operators which must be considered. It’s best that airport slots be obtained as early as possible so that you can take advantage of preferred options and times…Read more.
Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Understanding Costs & Fees
While handling costs and airport fees in Japan are higher compared to many other destinations, services are reliable, predictable, and of top quality. Advance cost quotes are available upon request…Read more.
Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: CIQ
Customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) clearance options have improved over recent years in Japan with the expansion of general aviation (GA) access to VIP terminal clearance facilities. There are still, however, many airports where both crew and passengers must clear CIQ within the main terminal building, alongside scheduled commercial travelers…Read more.
Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Fuel Planning
Whether you’re doing a quick tech stop or remaining overnight in Japan, fuel uplift services are reliable and on time. This assumes, however, that you’ve confirmed a fuel uplift appointment in advance and have fuel releases prepared. Also, ensure that proper taxes aren’t added to any international legs, but note that they are applicable for all domestic legs…Read more.
Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Additional Services & Security
Continuing from our last article on airport operations, in this article we’ll discuss additional ground services and airport procedures which you should be aware of. For instance, some additional things to consider are cabotage restrictions, temporary importation, and crew and passenger screening…Read more.
Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Airport Operations
Japan is a much easier and business aviation friendly operating environment today than in the past with quality of service and support standards being among the best in the world. Still, it’s important to be mindful of specific airport procedures, which vary airport to airport, in order to maximize… Read more.
Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Ground Handling
For business aircraft operations to Japan, full services and ground handling are readily available throughout the country. Still, there are lead time considerations to be mindful of and service limitations to consider when operating to smaller domestic airfields… Read more.
Bizav Ops Planning: 2015 Japan Grand Prix
The 2015 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix takes place September 25-27 at the Suzuka International Race Course. Practice and qualifying sessions happen that Friday and Saturday with the main race on Sunday. Suzuka race track is located in the countryside, some… Read more.
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Operations to Japan – Hotels, Local Area, and Culture
Japan is a safe and secure country with a wide selection of accommodations and local transport options. Your ground handler will recommend preferred hotels and local transport to suit your individual needs. Caution is advised when booking 3-star or lower hotels… Read more.
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Operations to Japan – Flight Planning, Weather, and NOTAMs
When flight planning to Japan, be aware of correct filing procedures, as well as limitations on flight plan revisions. Revisions will not always be approved, particularly if you’re trying to depart earlier than originally scheduled. Your ground handler will be a valuable… Read more.
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Operations to Japan – PPRs and Permits
Operations permits are required for many private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) flight scenarios to Japan. These permits are normally arranged via ground handlers, and permit request lead times vary, depending on the flight plan. If your operation is planning a trip to Japan, this is an overview of what you need to know… Read more.
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Operating to Japan – Navigating Airport Slots
For business aircraft operators, it’s generally not problematic to arrange and revise airport slots for Japan. When operating to the Tokyo area – particularly Tokyo Int.’l, Haneda (RJTT) – availability of airport slots may be somewhat limited at times… Read more.
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Operating to Japan – Fuel, Security, and Additional Services
For business aircraft operators traveling to Japan, fuel services and arrangements are very reliable and straightforward. To ensure a seamless process, coordinate all fuel uplifts with your 3rd-party provider or handler in advance to ensure on-time services… Read more.
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Operating to Japan – Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine
Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) is an easy process assuming correct documentation is provided. For business aircraft operators traveling to Japan, best practice is to work with your 3rd-party provider and ground handler in advance to confirm all documentation and visa requirements… Read more.
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Operating to Japan – Ground Handling
For business aircraft operators, ground handling services in Japan are among the best in the world, and operations here are seldom anything other than trouble-free. While handling costs are higher than average in this part of the world, you can look forward to reliable, professional, and on-time… Read more.
Tips on Flying to Japan – Airport Ops
General Aviation (GA) access to Japan is easier than it was just a few years ago – particularly with opening of 24-hour GA ops at Haneda (RJTT). But, it’s important to be aware of airport slot requirements, curfews, and aircraft parking restrictions. We recommend you work with your… Read more.
Business Aviation Trip Planning: 2013 Japan Formula 1 Grand Prix
The 2013 Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix runs October 11-13 at the Suzuka circuit – about 50 km south of Nagoya. Designed in 1962 as a test track, the Suzuka circuit is one of the few race circuits in the world to have a figure eight layout. There are various airport options to consider for… Read more.
Business Aviation Operations to the Japan Grand Prix
This year’s Japan Grand Prix will be held 5-7 October at the Suzuka circuit in Mie prefecture about 50 km southwest of Nagoya. There are three primary airport options available for business jet operators who need to fly in for the event. As always, the best alternatives in terms of aircraft parking and hotel accommodations… Read more.
6 Great Tech Stops in Northeast Asia for Business Aviation – and Why
Many good tech stops exist in Northeast Asia (the “Far East” region) for business-aviation operators. Aircraft range will impact selection of tech stops. However, permits are also an important consideration for this region. You’ll generally have less flexibility when routing through this area due to those permit requirements… Read more.
Which Airport to Pick in Tokyo for Bizav Flights: Customs, Documentation and Services (Part 2 of 2)
Customs clearance is straight-forward at both Tokyo airports, and a new business aviation clearance option debuts at Narita, Japan (RJAA) March 31, 2012. Other than the high cost of utilizing the new general aviation terminal (GAT) clearance option at RJAA, this will be a welcome service improvement for business aviation operators… Read more.
Which Airport to Pick in Tokyo for Bizav Flights: Overview of Options, Requirements and Costs (Part 1 of 2)
With the new general aviation terminal (GAT) opening in Narita, Japan (RJAA) on March 31, 2012, choices in Tokyo have never been better for business aviation operators. Airport slots are easier to obtain than just a few years ago and recent extension of operating hours at Haneda, Japan (RJTT) has improved access to Tokyo… 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. In some cases… Read more.