Marcia Taue

Marcia Taue has more than a decade's experience in aviation and is an expert in ground support coordination throughout Brazil, with a special emphasis on operations to Sao Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport. Marcia currently serves as Operations Manager for Universal Aviation Brazil – Sao Paulo. Prior to joining Universal, Marcia worked in ground support for a major commercial airline at Guarulhos. She is fluent in both Portuguese and English, and you can reach Marcia at marciataue@universalaviation.aero.

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Bizav Ops to LABACE 2017 in Sao Paulo – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ & Local Area

Bizav Ops to LABACE 2017 in Sao Paulo – Part 2: Permits, Slots, CIQ & Local Area

Permit considerations and lead times vary depending on if you’re making one or more stops in Brazil. If you plan to clear customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) at an airport of entry (AOE) in Brazil and continue on to Congonhas (SBSP), the domestic permit requirement, and…

July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Bizav Ops to LABACE 2017 in Sao Paulo – Part 1: Airports, Parking, Handling & Planning Tips

Bizav Ops to LABACE 2017 in Sao Paulo – Part 1: Airports, Parking, Handling & Planning Tips

The annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) takes place Aug 15-17 this year at Congonhas (SBSP). This marks the 15th year this major global aviation event has taken place. Higher than normal general aviation (GA) traffic is expected during this period…

July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments More
LABACE 2016 – Part 2: Permits, Airport Slots & PPRs

LABACE 2016 – Part 2: Permits, Airport Slots & PPRs

Be aware of additional traffic heading to Brazil during the 2016 Brazil Summer Games (August 5-September 18) and LABACE 2016 (August 30-September 1) period and begin the trip planning process as far in advance as possible…

August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments More
LABACE 2016 – Part 1: Airports, Parking, CIQ & Local Area

LABACE 2016 – Part 1: Airports, Parking, CIQ & Local Area

The Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) takes place two weeks later than usual this year, due to the 2016 Brazil Summer Olympics, and will run August 30 – September 1 at Sao Paulo Congonhas (SBSP). As all airports in the Sao Paulo area are expected…

July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments More
OPS UPDATE | 2016 Brazil Summer Games - Part 2: : Flight Planning, Parking & CIQ

OPS UPDATE | 2016 Brazil Summer Games – Part 2: : Flight Planning, Parking & CIQ

Flight planning to Brazil will be somewhat more complex and involved during the Summer Games period (August 5-September 18). Parking at primary airports and especially Galeao, Rio de Janeiro (SBGL) will be in high demand…

July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments More
OPS UPDATE | 2016 Brazil Summer Games - Part 1: Airport Slots and Hub Airports

OPS UPDATE | 2016 Brazil Summer Games – Part 1: Airport Slots and Hub Airports

We’re a little more than a month out from the 2016 Brazil Summer Games, and authorities are now publishing additional information pertinent to operations to Brazil—and, especially, Galeao, Rio de Janeiro (SBGL)…

July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments More
LABACE 2015 Fly-In Prep: Permits, Flight Planning, and Local Area

LABACE 2015 Fly-In Prep: Permits, Flight Planning, and Local Area

As discussed in Part 1 of this article series, this year’s Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) takes place August 11-13 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In our last article, we covered airports; parking; and customs, immigration, and quarantine for business aircraft […]

July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments More
LABACE 2015 Fly-In Prep: Airports, Parking, and CIQ

LABACE 2015 Fly-In Prep: Airports, Parking, and CIQ

This year’s Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) takes place August 11-13 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. LABACE is the largest business aviation event in Latin America, attracting General Aviation (GA) flight departments, trade professionals, and exhibitors […]

July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Preparing for the Brazil Summer Games – Part 2: Permits, Slots, and Operating Restrictions

Preparing for the Brazil Summer Games – Part 2: Permits, Slots, and Operating Restrictions

The 2016 Brazil Summer Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro on August 3-21. This will be followed by the Paralympic Games, held in Rio de Janeiro September 7-19. Last week, we discussed planning for airports and ground services. In this article we will discuss permits […]

July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Preparing for the 2016 Brazil Summer Games – Part 1: Airports and Services

Preparing for the 2016 Brazil Summer Games – Part 1: Airports and Services

Athletes from around the world will meet in Brazil next year for the 2016 Brazil Summer Games. Rio de Janeiro will host the event August 3-21. This will be followed by the Paralympic Games, held in Rio de Janeiro September 7-19. We expect General Aviation (GA) movements to Brazil to be particularly high during the Summer Games period […]

July 7, 2015 | 0 Comments More
UPDATE: Procedural Changes for Customs at Sao Paulo (SBGR) – Part 3: Operating Considerations

UPDATE: Procedural Changes for Customs at Sao Paulo (SBGR) – Part 3: Operating Considerations

Apart for new gen dec requirements and procedural changes for customs at Sao Paulo Guarulhos (SBGR), the operating environment has not changed. It’s best to work with your 3rd-party provider, well in advance of travel, to confirm all required documentation and information […]

June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments More
UPDATE: Procedural Changes for Customs at Sao Paulo (SBGR) – Part 2: Gen Decs & Documentation

UPDATE: Procedural Changes for Customs at Sao Paulo (SBGR) – Part 2: Gen Decs & Documentation

Sao Paulo Guarulhos (SBGR) has enhanced and expanded gen dec reporting and customs clearance procedural requirements. As these requirements are unique to SBGR, there’s potential for business aircraft operators to fall into non-compliance status. For example, if you leave an undeclared […]

June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments More
UPDATE: Procedural Changes for Customs at Sao Paulo (SBGR) – Part 1: New Requirements

UPDATE: Procedural Changes for Customs at Sao Paulo (SBGR) – Part 1: New Requirements

There have been recent customs clearance procedural changes implemented at Sao Paulo Guarulhos (SBGR). These changes impact General Aviation (GA) operations, and it’s important to understand the finer points, in terms of the new requirements. These new policies at SBGR mirror […]

June 15, 2015 | 0 Comments More
2014 Brazil World Cup Update: Aircraft Parking Issues

2014 Brazil World Cup Update: Aircraft Parking Issues

The upcoming 2014 World Cup period will be an especially busy time throughout Brazil. It’s important to understand that, at this point in time, few options are available for airport slots, aircraft parking, and hotel accommodations. If you have not yet begun to set up your arrangements for planned travel to Brazil during this period, it’s highly recommended that you start without delay. The following is an overview of what you need to know.

June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Cabotage in Brazil

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Cabotage in Brazil

Cabotage is generally not an issue in Brazil for General Aviation (GA); however, Brazilian cabotage regulations are not clear and may be subject to interpretation by local customs officials. There are steps you can take to ensure that cabotage issues do not cause […]

May 13, 2014 | 0 Comments More
World Cup 2014 Business Aviation Update: Part 2 – Permits & Slots

World Cup 2014 Business Aviation Update: Part 2 – Permits & Slots

All General Aviation (GA) operators traveling to Brazil during the World Cup period should obtain Brazilian domestic operating permits. Domestic permits are needed when making more than one stop in country, and you’ll likely require a second stop in order to reposition […]

April 15, 2014 | 1 Comment More
World Cup 2014 Business Aviation Update: Part 1 – Airports & Parking

World Cup 2014 Business Aviation Update: Part 1 – Airports & Parking

The 2014 World Cup takes places June 12-July 13, 2014. During this period General Aviation (GA) parking, as well as crew accommodations, will be extremely limited. It’s best to begin working with your 3rd-party provider as soon as the schedule is known to coordinate a workable logistical plan […]

April 7, 2014 | 1 Comment More
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