CHILE | Santiago | Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport


A full-service FBO and hangar facility at Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, supporting trips throughout Chile

Universal Aviation® Certified Member.

Mauricio Castillo

On behalf of our team,
welcome to Chile!

Nestled in the shadows of the majestic Andes Mountains, and conveniently located at Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (SCL) in Chile’s capital city of Santiago, Universal Aviation Chile – Santiago is an ideal central hub for travel to anywhere you need to be in Chile.

We look forward to welcoming you to our facilities, and we hope to be your preferred stop for business travel to this beautiful country. Our highly qualified team is here to provide you with 1st class service, and we are skilled and prepared to handle any unexpected events that may arise along the way. With modern facilities, large hangars, and comprehensive aviation services, we will exceed yours and your passengers’ high expectations, each and every visit.


Mauricio Castillo

FBO Aviasur

Universal Aviation® Certified Member

Three different ways we can take care of your
ground support needs throughout Chile

  • We operate ground support facilities at SCEL.
  • We can send our agents to meet you at any destination.
  • We can help coordinate ground support for any location.


Ground support capabilities

Languages spokenEnglish, German, Russian, Spanish
Customs and immigration?Yes – onsite
Contract fuel available?Yes
Conference rooms?Yes
Limousine service and car rental?Yes
Crew accommodation arrangements?Yes
Security arrangements?Yes
Direct ramp access?Yes
Computerized worldwide weather briefings?Yes
Baggage handling?Yes
Permit coordination?Yes
Lav service?Yes

Flight support

ICAO Annex 16, Chapter II:Required
RNAV5/RNAV10 airspace:Implemented
8.33 MHz channel spacing:Required
Airport fire protection category:CAT: 7


  1. Take exit “Aeropuerto” from Costanera Norte Highway or Vespucio Norte Highway.
  2. Continue for 1.5 kilometers and take right lane to exit “Torre de Control”.
  3. Continue along 8 kilometers, skirting the west runway of the Airport.
  4. After passing under an aircraft taxiway, continue 1 kilometer south towards the Control Tower.
  5. Turn left and continue all the way to a barrier that prevents entry to the aircraft platform. On your left are the parking facilities and hangars of Aviasur.

Facility contact information

Aviador David Fuentes N°2205

Location FAQ

Hours of operation0001 – 2359
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?No
VIP catering?Yes

Recent posts about operating in Chile

From Operational Insight Blog

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  • Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Flight Planning and Weather

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  • Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Fuel & Security

    While Chile offers competitive fuel options at most larger airports, and general aviation (GA) uplifts are normally on time, be aware of potential delays during peak airport hours. For example, at Santiago (SCEL) commercial peak periods are 0700-0900 and 1800-2100 local and... The post […]

  • Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Airport Slots & Permits

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  • Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: CIQ Clearance

    Customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) clearance in Chile either takes place within a fixed-base operator (FBO) or at a main terminal, depending upon your airport of entry. It’s important to note that clearance requirements differ when you have more than 19 passengers […]

  • Business Aircraft Ops to Chile: Ground Handling & Additional Services

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Contact Information

Contact details for Universal Aviation at SCEL
Contact detailLocation detail
Company name:FBO Aviasur
Main office:Santiago, Chile
Locations served:All of Chile
Radio frequency:131.45Mhz
Manager:Mauricio Castillo
Phone:+56 22 6111552
+56 22 6111560
+56 22 6111559
Mobile:+56 9 66067625 (Mauricio Castillo)
Fax:+56 22 6111504
Contact us online:E-mail this location
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