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AGS Opening Brazil Helicopter 'Ecosystem'

 - January 29, 2020, 2:02 PM

Brazilian aviation logistics firm AGS has announced AGSValley, an industrial office park aimed at companies in the rotary-wing market. “We will offer a co-working location for the aviation industry. Our objective is to let companies focus on what they do well, and be able to count on suppliers or partners to do the rest,” said AGS founder and CEO Alexandre Gulla. AGS, with 20 years in logistics operations for the aeronautic sector, will be the anchor tenant in the 592,015-sq-ft (55,000-sq-m) complex, scheduled to open July 1.

Gulla's goal is to bring together MRO companies, OEMs, and parts and component manufacturers. The location in Barueri is in the northwest suburbs of São Paulo, the same region that is home to the major heliports serving the city’s helicopter fleet—the world’s largest. Near the busy Castelo Branco highway and São Paulo’s beltway, AGSValley is an hour from the Viracopos airport, which leads in freight handling, and on the way to the business aviation MRO pole at the Sorocaba Airport, and the country’s first dedicated private business aviation airport, Catarina Executive Airport, which opened last month. Sorocaba and Catarina have both applied for international status.

AGSValley will offer “agility to enter the Brazilian market with commercial, logistical, and operational support,” said AGS. Other tenants will enjoy the advantages that led AGS to pick the site for its own operations: access to air and ground transport that will allow a reduction in delivery times, and rapid response to customers throughout Brazil and South American. The site will include a helipad.