Andre Camargo

Universal Aviation Brazil Country Manager Andre Camargo has more than 20 years’ experience in the aviation industry in both ground handling and flight operations management. Based in Sao Paulo, Andre is an expert on operations to and from Brazil.

Andre holds both a law degree from the Universidade Cidade de Sao Paulo and an MBA from Fundação Getulio Vargas. He can be reached at andrecamargo@universalaviation.aero.

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Business Aviation Planning – 2014 World Cup Brazil: Part 2 – Alternate Airports

Business Aviation Planning – 2014 World Cup Brazil: Part 2 – Alternate Airports

The World Cup events will draw very large crowds and put significant strains on airport parking and hotel accommodations. Fortunately, a number of good alternate airport locations are available for General Aviation (GA) use. These alternates, however, will […]

November 25, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Business Aviation Planning – 2014 World Cup Brazil: Part 1 – Primary Airports/Considerations

Business Aviation Planning – 2014 World Cup Brazil: Part 1 – Primary Airports/Considerations

The World Cup takes place June 12-July 13, 2014, with finals held July 12–13 in Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro. Twelve cities across Brazil will host the games, and general aviation (GA) is expected to carry 11% of the anticipated 600,000 international spectators[…]

November 18, 2013 | 2 Comments More
Trip Planning Tips: LABACE 2013

Trip Planning Tips: LABACE 2013

LABACE 2013 takes place August 14-16 at Congonhas, Sao Paulo (SBSP). When operating business aircraft to LABACE, be particularly careful with airport curfew hours, airport slot requirements and Prior Permission Required (PPR) requirements. Based on previous years’ experience with LABACE, airports in the Sao Paulo area should operate […]

July 24, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning – FIFA Confederation Cup Brazil 2013

Business Aviation Trip Planning – FIFA Confederation Cup Brazil 2013

This year’s FIFA Confederations Cup will be held in Brazil at six different cities from June 15 through June 30. The games are the preliminary events before the world cup next year. Each city will host three matches, with the finals on June 30 in Rio de Janeiro […]

May 16, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Operations to Rio Carnival 2013

Business Aviation Operations to Rio Carnival 2013

Although the Carnival is celebrated in towns and villages across Brazil, Rio de Janeiro has long been regarded as the Carnival capitol of the world. The Rio Carnival is not only the top carnival celebration in Brazil, but it’s one of the world’s most artistic events, attracting over 500,000 foreign […]

January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments More
7 Tips for Flight Crews Visiting Brazil

7 Tips for Flight Crews Visiting Brazil

After all your pre-trip planning is done and you’ve landed in Brazil, you’ll find our local area and culture a welcoming environment. We always hear from flight crews that they find operating here a satisfying and rewarding experience. Options for adequate hotel accommodations are available throughout the country, and local-area culture and cuisine are well worth taking […]

August 15, 2012 | 2 Comments More
11 Essential Tips for Flight Planning in Brazil

11 Essential Tips for Flight Planning in Brazil

For business-aircraft operators, the flight-planning process in Brazil can be complex. Requirements for complying with changing NOTAMS and for completing your flight plan correctly are some of the challenges operators face. Here are some tips to help you navigate the flight planning process in Brazil. […]

August 2, 2012 | 2 Comments More
8 FAQs on Flight Permits and PPRs in Brazil

8 FAQs on Flight Permits and PPRs in Brazil

This is a post by author Andre Camargo. Andre is Country Manager for Universal Aviation Brazil which has aircraft ground handling facilities in São Paulo, Brasilia, Manaus, Recife, and Rio de Janeiro. Andre is an expert on business aircraft operations in Brazil and can be contacted at andrecamargo@universalaviation.aero. This business aviation blog post is part […]

July 26, 2012 | 5 Comments More
4 Must Knows about Requesting Airport Slots in Brazil

4 Must Knows about Requesting Airport Slots in Brazil

The airport-slot process in Brazil has unique elements, and it’s important to understand how the system works when planning business-aviation flights. Airport slots will not be confirmed until relatively close to your time of arrival and departure, so you’ll need to consider options if requested airport slots are not available […]

July 19, 2012 | 1 Comment More
8 Tips on Arranging Aircraft Ground Handling and Fuel in Brazil

8 Tips on Arranging Aircraft Ground Handling and Fuel in Brazil

When it comes to arranging aircraft ground handling and fuel in Brazil for business aircraft operations, adequate pre-trip planning is essential. The country is more regulated than it was a few years ago, even for locally based operators, and challenges do exist. While tech stops are […]

July 12, 2012 | 1 Comment More
What You Need to Know about Fueling Your Business Aircraft in Brazil

What You Need to Know about Fueling Your Business Aircraft in Brazil

Brazil is a relatively easy and straightforward operating environment for fueling. Challenges that do surface usually have more to do with confirming jet-fuel deliveries and paying for jet fuel. We recommend that you work with your 3rd-party provider early in the process to avoid issues. Be aware that if you’re trying to arrange […]

July 5, 2012 | 3 Comments More
General Overview of GA Airport Operations and Security in Brazil

General Overview of GA Airport Operations and Security in Brazil

This is a post by author Andre Camargo. Andre is Country Manager for Universal Aviation Brazil which has aircraft ground handling facilities in São Paulo, Brasilia, Manaus, Recife, and Rio de Janeiro. Andre is an expert on business aircraft operations in Brazil and can be contacted at andrecamargo@universalaviation.aero. This business aviation blog post is part […]

June 28, 2012 | 2 Comments More
Flying to Brazil: 6 Tips for Navigating Customs, Immigration, and Agriculture

Flying to Brazil: 6 Tips for Navigating Customs, Immigration, and Agriculture

This is a post by author Andre Camargo. Andre is Country Manager for Universal Aviation Brazil which has aircraft ground handling facilities in São Paulo, Brasilia, Manaus, Recife, and Rio de Janeiro. Andre is an expert on business aircraft operations in Brazil and can be contacted at andrecamargo@universalaviation.aero. This business aviation blog post is the […]

June 21, 2012 | 1 Comment More