Fernando De Noronha Airport
|Fernando de Noronha Airport
Aeroporto de Fernando de Noronha
|IATA: FEN – ICAO: SBFN
||Fernando de Noronha
||190 ft / 58 m
||03°51′17″S 32°25′24″W / 3.85472°S 32.42333°W
|Metric tonnes of cargo
Sources: Airport Website
Fernando de Noronha Airport (IATA: FEN, ICAO: SBFN) is the airport serving the Brazilian island of Fernando de Noronha, a Municipality of the State of Pernambuco. It is located on Brazilian territorial waters, 545km away from Recife and 360km away from Natal.
The first runway was built in 1934. In 1942, during World War II, the runway was extended and a passenger terminal was built by the United States Army Air Force Air Transport Command under the Airport Development Program. It provided technical support for the Natal-Dakar air route, which provided a transoceanic link between Brazil and French West Africa for cargo, transiting aircraft and personnel.
The airport was transferred to the jurisdiction of the United States Navy on 5 September 1944.
In 1975 another extension of the runway was made allowing the operations of jet aircraft.
On 1 June 2009, Air France flight 447, an Airbus 330-203 registration F-GZCP en route from Rio de Janeiro-Galeão to Paris-Charles de Gaulle, disappeared in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 1,100km northeast of Fernando de Noronha. Search and rescue operations were concentrated at Fernando de Noronha Airport.
Airlines and destinations
||Recife, São Paulo-Guarulhos
||Aracaju, Belo Horizonte-Confins, Maceió, Natal, Recife, Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont, Salvador da Bahia
Accidents and incidents
- 14 December 1987: Brazilian Air Force, a Lockheed C-130H Hercules registration FAB-2468, flying from Recife to Fernando de Noronha, crashed into the sea shortly before landing. All 29 crew and passengers died.
- 20 September 1990: a Embraer EMB110P1 Bandeirante registration PT-PAW belonging to the Government of Pernambuco, flying from Fernando de Noronha to Recife, crashed into the sea shortly after take-off. All 12 crew and passengers died.
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03° 51' 17.74" S
032° 25' 24.01" W
||020° W (01/06)
||CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
||Fernando De Noronha
||24 HOUR OPERATIONS
||6053 x 148 feet
1845 x 45 meters
||Distance From Field
||Bearing From Navaid
||Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.
||Hill 1060' hi, 4921' fr thld Rwy 12, 065 . Ant 932' hi, 5577' fr thld Rwy 30, 083 . Due to characteristics of afld opr, pilots urged to be extremely alert forpossible spatial disorientation. Flt plan auth only with item 18: Aware SBFN cond. Bird haz.
||Avbl 1000-2000Z++. PPR. (NC-A1)
||VASI Rwy 12 GS 3.5 , MEHT 42'. Rot Bcn opr SR-SS IMC.
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