U.S based aviation company to open office in Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, 01 March 2014 (WIC) - Universal Weather and Aviation Inc. announced it will be opening an office in Ethiopia next month. The Houston, U.S. based company provides products and services for general aviation. Its customers include owners and operators of business jets.
“We organized the trip for the recent visit of former president of the U.S. George Bush. He came here and traveled around Ethiopia. We have had five trips to Ethiopia with other high level customers since January already,” Stanley Joseph, General Manager of Universal Weather and Aviation Inc Africa office said.
The general manager stated that since there are frequent trips being made to Ethiopia by high level personnel, it was a natural step to open an office in Ethiopia.
Universal Weather and Aviation Inc has been in business for the last 50 years and among the several trips the company has facilitated for high level clients to Ethiopia include; Condoleezza Rice, Pfizer management team and founder of Econet Wireless, Strive Masiyiwa.
“Our customers come from all over the world. High level clients use our services when they can just use their own jets because they want to remain under the radar for security reasons,” Joseph said. The company operates several aircraft including the Gulfstreem which is labeled to be one of the most advanced business jets on the market.
Stanly Joseph also stated that the company signed an agreement with Ethiopian Airlines regarding ground support with maintenance services.
According to Capital, Universal Weather and Aviation Inc is a company with 47 locations in 19 countries and over 1,700 employees worldwide.
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