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Universal extends spread of CBP Reimbursable Services
Universal's customers have tremendous operational flexibility now that it can request additional operational hours on their behalf. Extended hours are available at an extra 13 airports across the US.
The global regulatory services team, including Laura Everington and Adam Hartley, continue to rapidly grow Universal's participation in the US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Reimbursable Services Program.

Universal Weather and Aviation is continuing to rapidly grow its participation in the US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Reimbursable Services Program (RSP) by gaining CBP approval for 13 additional airports, bringing its total number of RSP-supported airports to 42.

Customers working with Universal trip support can now take advantage of its RSP partner status at the following additional airports: San Francisco International in California; John Glenn Columbus International airport in Ohio; Cincinnati International airport in Ohio; Spirit of St Louis airport in Chesterfield, Missouri; Kansas City International airport in Missouri; Logan International airport in Boston, Massachusetts; Louis Armstrong International airport in New Orleans, Louisiana; Dekalb-Peachtree and Fulton County airports in Atlanta, Georgia; Phoenix Sky Harbor International airport in Arizona; Baltimore-Washington International airport in Maryland; Miami Executive airport in Florida and Raleigh-Durham International airport in Morrisville, North Carolina.

“RSP has been a revelation for our customers, who have a tremendous operational flexibility advantage, unmatched in the industry now, when working with Universal due to our ability to request additional operational hours on their behalf,” says global regulatory services executive Laura Everington. “Simply put, before we had RSP at these airports, extended hours were not an option. With RSP, it's possible for trips managed by Universal.”

Universal became the first mission management company accepted into CBP's RSP programme in June 2022. This allows the company to request and prepay for CBP overtime services at approved US ports where hours of operation and overtime are limited.

“We've been able to grow our list of RSP airports at an even faster clip than we anticipated and continue to work with CBP and our customers to prioritise the airports they want to add next,” adds Everington. “Our list will continue to grow throughout 2023 and we expect to announce more additions soon.”

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