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


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

Andre Camargo

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.


Andre Camargo

Country Manager
Universal Aviation 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, SBRF, and SDCO.
  • 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.


Ground support capabilities

Languages spokenPortuguese, Spanish, and English
Customs and immigration?Yes – located in main terminal
Contract fuel available?Yes
Conference rooms?No
Limousine service and car rental?Yes
Crew accommodation arrangements?Yes
Security arrangements?Yes
Direct ramp access?No
Computerized worldwide weather briefings?Yes
Baggage handling?Yes
Permit coordination?Yes
Lav service?Yes

Flight support

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
RNAV5/RNAV10 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 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 1st Floor
Ilha Do Governador
Rio de Janeiro RJ
CEP 21941-900

Location FAQ

Hours of operation0900 – 1800 (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 newspapersNo
Flight-plan filing?Yes
Prayer room?Yes
VIP catering?No
Oxygen Service Available?Available from third-party with 24 hours notice.

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Contact Information

Contact details for Universal Aviation at SBGL
Contact detailLocation detail
Main office:Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Other office(s):Brasília (SBBR)
Manaus (SBEG)
São Paulo (SBGR)
Sorocaba (SDCO)
Recife (SBRF)
Locations served:All of Brazil
Radio frequency:N/A
Operations supervisor:Thyago Rodrigues
Phone:+55 21 24454777 (SBGR)
+55 21 33983287 (SBGL)
Mobile:+55 21 994144414 (Thyago Rodrigue)
Fax:+55 21 33983286
Contact us online:E-mail this location
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