BRAZIL | Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport

SBGL

A ground handling facility at Rio de Janeiro International Airport, supporting trips throughout Brazil

Braulio Ferreira Silva

On behalf of our team,
welcome to Rio!

My team and I recognize the importance of anticipating your needs, and will do all we can to ensure your visit to Rio is a success. We offer fast and efficient service, and are proud of our reputation for excellence.

As the second largest airport in Brazil, I am aware that it can be difficult to operate here. We have a long and successful history of working with the airport authorities, and use our local expertise and business partners to help ensure the smooth facilitation of your trip.

My team and I will assist you with everything from ground handling to customs and immigration clearance, and even a tour of our world-famous Sugarloaf Mountain. Nothing is too much trouble; your comfort, safety and satisfaction are always my team’s top priorities. We are available to you 24/7, and should you plan to travel further afield, we can also support operations at more than 40 Brazilian airports.

Sincerely,

Braulio Ferreira Silva

Operations Supervisor
Universal Aviation in Rio, Brazil

Four different ways we can take care of your
ground support needs throughout Brazil

  • We operate ground support facilities at SBBR, SBEG, SBGL, SBGR, SBKP and SBRF.
  • We have trained and uniformed agents stationed at SBSP.
  • We can send our agents to meet you at any destination.
  • We can help coordinate ground support for any location.

Services

Ground support capabilities

Languages spoken Portuguese, Spanish, and English
Customs and immigration? Yes – located in main terminal
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? No
Computerized worldwide weather briefings? Yes
Baggage handling? Yes
Permit coordination? Yes
Lav service? Yes

Flight support

RVSM: Implemented
ACAS/TCAS II: Required for turbine engine aircraft with MTOW exceeding 5700 kg or more than 19 pax seats
ICAO Annex 16, Chapter II: No restrictions
RNP 5/RNP 10 airspace: RNP-10 in the corridor between Europe and South America (EUR/SAM Corridor)
8.33 MHz channel spacing: Not required
Airport fire protection category: SBGL: 9

Directions

Directions to airport

From Brazil’s central station, head west on Praça Procópio Ferreira toward Av. Pres. Vargas. Turn right onto Av. Pres. Vargas. Keep right at the fork and merge onto Av. Francisco Bicalho. Slight right onto the ramp to Vd. Eng. Paulo de Sousa Reis. Keep right at the fork and merge onto Vd. Eng. Paulo de Sousa Reis. Keep right at the fork and continue onto Ac. p/ Evd Prof. Rufino de Almeida. Continue onto Vevd. Prof. Rufino de Almeida Pizarro. Continue onto Ln. Vermelha/Av. Pres. João Goulart. Take the exit on the left onto Ln. Vermelha/Av. Pres. João Goulart. Continue onto Estr. do Galeão. Continue onto Av. Vinte de Janeiro. Follow the road to the airport entrance.

Directions to office

Our office is located inside the main terminal, close to the civil police station. The address of our room is Terminal 1, Sector C, first floor, Room 1039.

Facility contact information

Av. 20 de Janeiro S/N – Terminal 1 Sala 1039 Primeiro Piso
Ilha Do Governador
Rio de Janeiro RJ
CEP 21941-900
Brazil

Location FAQ

Hours of operation 0600 – 2300 (24 hours on request)
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 No
Refreshments? Yes
Flight-plan filing? Yes
Restrooms? Yes
Showers? No
Prayer room? Yes
Hangarage? No
VIP catering? No

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from our Operational Insight blog

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Contact Information

Contact details for Universal Aviation at SBGL
Contact detail Location detail
Country: Brazil
Main office: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
ICAO: SBGL
Other office(s): Brasília (SBBR)
Manaus (SBEG)
São Paulo (SBGR)
Campinas (SBKP)
Recife (SBRF)
Locations served: All of Brazil
Radio frequency: N/A
SITA: N/A
Operations supervisor: Braulio Silva
Phone: +55 21 24454777 (SBGR)
+55 21 33983287 (SBGL)
Mobile: +55 21 9413 3487 (Braulio Silva)
+55 21 9412 7034 (Waldir Guirico)
Fax: +55 21 33983286
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