GRU Airport – São Paulo International Airport – has partnered with American Airlines to build the airline’s first hangar outside the United States and consolidates its position as the reference airport in South America for the company.
For the CEO of GRU Airport, Gustavo Figueiredo, “The decision means, in the medium term, the possibility of increasing the number of American Airlines flights that fly to the United States, in addition to reinforcing the synergy between the companies that make up the Oneworld Alliance – a cooperation agreement involving 14 airlines, including Qatar Airways, LATAM, British Airways, Iberia and American Airlines, which operate on GRU Airport. ”
The choice of Brazil to install the first American Airlines hangar outside the United States also proves the trust of the world’s largest airline in the number of aircraft in the Brazilian market.
The construction, which will occupy the old plant of Vasp, will have about 36 thousand m2 and will be destined to the maintenance of aircraft and tests of motor rotation. The hangar is due to be delivered in 2018 and in the short term will generate dozens of jobs as well as aviation maintenance know-how.