Global ground-handling group Swissport (Stand 5012) has been selected to manage an FBO/hangar project currently under construction at Brazil’s Sorocaba Airport. When completed at the end of the year, the new World-Way Aviation facility will cover 150,000 sq ft (14,000 sq m), including a pair of hangars with enough room for large business jets up to the size of an Embraer Lineage 1000 and around 100,000 sq ft (9,000 sq m) of ramp space.
The complex has been designed by the architectural firm Galvao Consolin Aircraft. The three-level terminal will feature a VIP lounge, conference room, coffee shop, pilots lounge, flight-planning room and fitness center along with 30 private offices. It will have security camera-monitored parking garage with 58 spaces plus an additional 36 outdoors.
“We want what is best for business aviation, the hangar itself [will be] the most modern and safe in terms of infrastructure,” said Ana Recart World-Way Aviation’s director. “For the executive, Swissport as a [ground-handling service] provider adds quality and safety in operations.” Plans exist to upgrade Sorocaba to an international airport, and it is being considered as a reliever airport for next year’s soccer World Cup tournament.