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In Aparecida de Goiania, Brazil, the First Airport Center in the Midwest Begins to be Built


The first airport hub in the Midwest, the Antares Polo Aeronáutico, has already started to be built in Aparecida de Goiânia, in the Metropolitan Region of Goiania (photo below). The works started on July 15th and are in the land leveling phase. The construction of the project will be carried out in four phases. The first phase, already planned, is expected to be completed in 2024, with 72 lots delivered, from a total of 455 lots foreseen in the final project, airstrip in operation, in addition to the boarding and arrival area and all the necessary infrastructure for the hangars, such as electricity, water supply system, asphalt paving and the entire closed area with a monitored entrance.

 

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The size of the hangars can vary from 1,000m² to 1,500m² in area, depending on the owner's needs and the size of the aircraft. Executives will be able to use the space for maintenance, the hangar, among others. The water and energy will be made available in the hangars in 2023. Companies such as Quick Aviação, Agrícola Cunha, H.Egídio Group, Sementes Santa Fé, Grupo Tecnoseg and Andreia Dourado have already acquired lots in Antares. The other parts of the project are still being drawn up.


The airstrip, with an area of ​​54,000 m² (1,800 meters long and 30 meters wide), will be able to receive all general aviation models, executive jets, single-engine, twin-engine, up to the Gulfstream 650. “There is a study underway to widen the runway to increase the airport's operation and receive larger aircraft”, said Breno Luiz Rojas, manager responsible for the work.

 

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On the runway alone, 4,500 tons of Hot Machined Bituminous Concrete (CBUQ) will be used, one of the most used coatings on urban roads and highways in Brazil. “The use of the material adds in terms of quality and is the most modern feature of airport runways in Brazil,” said Breno. Another study that is being developed is to allow the signaling and lighting of the runway to be powered by solar energy. In addition, the airstrip will have infiltration ditches for rainwater drainage.

 

In terms of sustainability, the manager explains that a study was carried out for the reuse of rainwater in the work. “The entire area of ​​the project makes us self-sustainable. We are designing a project to verify if it is financially viable to apply a water reuse technology”, he said.

 

Job Creation

 

The construction company chosen to lead the project is Costa Brava, which has been operating for 34 years in several states in Brazil, executing important projects for the Industrial, logistics and Corporate Building areas, and has projects in its portfolio such as the implementation of the Go 220 highway, 30 km . To start the works, a bidding process was carried out with eight companies in the sector.

 

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In the first phase, around 1,416,000 cubic meters of earth will be moved in the work until 2024, a total amount of 118,000 trips by earth trucks. Among the machines used in the work are: 12 trucks, two excavators, two motor graders, four water trucks, two tractors and eight to 10 compactor rollers. Backhoes, tire rollers, smooth rollers, wheel loaders, among others, are also used.

 

According to Thiago da Cunha, a civil engineer from Costa Brava who is in charge of the work, for the construction of the airport, around 50 job openings will be opened in the region. Today, the team of professionals is made up of: a civil engineer, a general foreman, two hydraulic excavator operators, two motor grader operators, two wheel loader operators, eight compactor roller operators, four water truck drivers, a truck driver. convoy truck, 10 dump truck drivers, two sharpeners, a safety technician, a striker and a professional in the administrative area.

 

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About Antares

 

The project will occupy an area of ​​209 hectares and should attract air taxi companies, aeromedical services, maintenance, hangars, schools for training pilots and a support structure, with shops, restaurants and hotels. The expectation is to also attract industries, especially a factory for aeronautical parts, turbines and aviation engines, among many others. In addition to companies focused on the logistics segment.

 

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The Midwest concentrates a large part of the movement of executive aviation in Brazil and Antares wants to absorb part of the 63 thousand take-offs and landings carried out in the region every year.

 

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The Entrepreneur Group responsible for Antares includes the companies Tropical Urbanismo, Innovar Construtora, CMC Engenharia, BCI Empreendimentos e Participações and RC Bastos Participações.


* This article was robotically translated from Portuguese Brazil to English by Google Translator.

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