Universal Weather and Aviation Rolls Out COVID Test Directory

The company has established a network of testing providers across the top 200 international airports that its customers use.

Responding to recently imposed COVID travel restrictions and testing requirements for air travel into the U.S., Universal Weather and Aviation has established a network of COVID-19 testing providers at the top 200 international airports that its trip-support customers most frequently use. The network includes all destinations where the company has a presence through a Universal Aviation ground services office or preferred ground handler. A spokesman told BJT that the company seeks to expand its list of test provider locations to 350 over the next two months.

The database of providers includes names and contact information, types of tests available, mobile or on-site testing availability, turnaround times, and costs. Universal is also working with major hotel chains to determine properties where COVID testing can be facilitated.

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While vaccine distribution begins to ramp up globally, testing will remain a common part of international operations for the foreseeable future. “Building this network of COVID-19 testing providers—and continuing to grow it—is critical to ensuring that successful missions happen,” said Charlie Mularski, Universal Weather’s senior vice president for international operations.