Toluca – Universal Aviation Mexico, a joint venture between Avemex, and Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. to provide ground support throughout Mexico, has officially opened its new $3.5 million, 50,000 square-foot hangaron the property of their FBO at Toluca International Airport (MMTO).
“Both based and transient, non-based operators at Toluca have struggled to find parking and hangarage due to shortages in recent years at this already congested airport. That challenge is only exacerbatedduring high-traffic periods like the annual Mexico City F1 race and American Football games in Mexico City, so we made this investment in this fifth Universal Aviation Mexico hangar at Toluca to meet that growing demand,” said Greg Evans, Chairman, Universal®. “Along with the multi-million-dollar renovation of our state-of-the-art FBO two years ago, our new hangar is recognition of our commitment to supporting our clients’ critical missions at this importantdestination for business aviation.”
The new hangar, which will predominantly be used use for locally-based operators outside of peak periods or for large-body aircraft arrivals, includes 32,000 square feet built-in office space and 17,200 square feet of storage space. Universal Aviation’s ramp also offers three direct taxiway access points, the most of any FBO at Toluca.
“We built this ‘low-movement hangar’ to meet the parking and hangarage shortages at Toluca without compromising safety by either positioning aircraft extremely close together or having to make excessive movements to get in and out,” said Agustin Lanzagorta, President of Grupo Avemex. “We’ve seen tremendous interest in the new hangar and have already secured many base tenants. We’re excited to now have more capacity to protect our customers’ aircraft and ensure our customers have a safe place to protect them from the extreme Toluca weather.”
Universal Aviation is the ground support division of Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. and has more than 50 locations in 20+ countries, with five locations operated under Universal Aviation Mexico. Its locationin Toluca is also one of the longest-running FBOs at the airport, first established in the early 1990s. Universal Aviation Mexico also offers handling services in more than 50 airports in Mexico.
Avemex manages a mixed fleet of 24 aircraft and helicopters. Avemex’s service division, Centro de Servicio Avemex, provides support services includingmaintenance (corrective, scheduled and preventive), airframe services, engine and APU services, and avionics maintenance scheduling.
Grupo Avemex has more than 39 years of experience supporting the corporate aviation industry in Mexico by providing full aircraft operation management services and maintenance, adhering to the highest international standards for quality, safety, compliance, and customer service. Grupo Avemex is also de exclusive authorized HondaJet dealer in Mexico. Authorized by the Mexican DGAC and the FAA, Grupo Avemex provides maintenance services for a large fleet of operators in Mexico. In addition, Grupo Avemex has a strategic partnership with Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. to provide aircraft ground support services throughout Mexico, under a joint venture, Universal Aviation Mexico, which also operates an FBO in Toluca that underwent a multi-million renovation in 2016. For more information on Avemex contact +52 722-2793000.
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