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El Hierro Airport

El Hierro Airport photo Introduction

Inaugurated in 1972, the airport of El Hierro, located in the municipality of Valverde, has changed life on the island, improving communications with the rest of the archipelago and paving the way to a new type of tourism.

Air traffic is domesticl, with the main origin/destination of flights being Tenerife Norte Airport and, to a lesser extent, the airports of Gran Canaria and La Palma.

In 2005, the airport handled 157,945 passengers, 4,300 operations and 174 tonnes of cargo.

El Hierro Airport photo

History

The first aeronautical event on the island of El Hierro occurred on 12 December 1955 when a helicopter flew to the island, in what was also the first search and rescue operation in the Canary Islands, to airlift a sick person off the island.

Studies for the localisation of an airport began in 1962. Due to the complicated relief of the island, the options were limited and in the end an area on the coast was chosen, known as Llano de los Cangrejos, situated in the northeast of the island, close to its capital, Valverde.

At the end of 1968 work began on runway 16-34, an aircraft platform and a passenger terminal. In 1972, a transmitter station was built, following which the airport was inaugurated on 12 December of that same year. It was opened to national domestic passenger and cargo traffic and classified as third category.

In 1975 the first radio-electric facilities were installed in the airport and in 1977 the runway was extended. The airport's aeronautical limitations were published in 1986.

In 1990 a new control tower was built and the passenger terminal renovated. During 1991 and 1992 the runway was extended. Finally, the current passenger terminal was built.

El Hierro Airport photo

The first aeronautical event on the island of El Hierro occurred on 12 December 1955 when a helicopter flew to the island, in what was also the first search and rescue operation in the Canary Islands, to airlift a sick person off the island.

Studies for the localisation of an airport began in 1962. Due to the complicated relief of the island, the options were limited and in the end an area on the coast was chosen, known as Llano de los Cangrejos, situated in the northeast of the island, close to its capital, Valverde.

At the end of 1968 work began on runway 16-34, an aircraft platform and a passenger terminal. In 1972, a transmitter station was built, following which the airport was inaugurated on 12 December of that same year. It was opened to national domestic passenger and cargo traffic and classified as third category.

In 1975 the first radio-electric facilities were installed in the airport and in 1977 the runway was extended. The airport's aeronautical limitations were published in 1986.

In 1990 a new control tower was built and the passenger terminal renovated. During 1991 and 1992 the runway was extended. Finally, the current passenger terminal was built.

The first aeronautical event on the island of El Hierro occurred on 12 December 1955 when a helicopter flew to the island, in what was also the first search and rescue operation in the Canary Islands, to airlift a sick person off the island.

Studies for the localisation of an airport began in 1962. Due to the complicated relief of the island, the options were limited and in the end an area on the coast was chosen, known as Llano de los Cangrejos, situated in the northeast of the island, close to its capital, Valverde.

At the end of 1968 work began on runway 16-34, an aircraft platform and a passenger terminal. In 1972, a transmitter station was built, following which the airport was inaugurated on 12 December of that same year. It was opened to national domestic passenger and cargo traffic and classified as third category.

In 1975 the first radio-electric facilities were installed in the airport and in 1977 the runway was extended. The airport's aeronautical limitations were published in 1986.

In 1990 a new control tower was built and the passenger terminal renovated. During 1991 and 1992 the runway was extended. Finally, the current passenger terminal was built.

El Hierro Airport photo

El Hierro Airport - AENA airport

Address:

El Cangrejo s/n 38910 Valverde del Hierro/Sta. Cruz de Tenerife

Telephone: 922 553 700

URL: http://www.aena.es/elhierro

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General Info
Country Spain
ICAO ID GCHI
Time UTC 0(+1DT)
Latitude 27.814847
27° 48' 53.45" N
Longitude -17.887056
017° 53' 13.40" W
Elevation 103 feet
31 meters
Magnetic Variation 007° W (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS
Daylight Savings Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October


Communications
TWR 118.1
GND 121.6
CANARIAS APP 126.1


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
16/34 4101 x 98 feet
1250 x 30 meters
ASPHALT 093FAWT NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
NDB HIE HIERRO - 376 At Field -
DME HR HIERRO 079X - At Field -


Remarks
OPR HOURS Opr 0810-1800Z++.

Runway 16/34

4101 x 98 feet
1250 x 30 meters

Runway 16
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 153.0
Latitude 27.819847
27° 49' 11.45" N
Longitude -17.889975
017° 53' 23.91" W
Elevation 71.0 feet
22 meters
Slope 0.8°
Landing Distance 4101 feet
1250 meters
Takeoff Distance 4199 feet
1280 meters
Overrun Length 98 feet
30 meters
Overrun Surface ASPHALT
Lighting System MIRL
PAPI

Runway 34
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 333.0
Latitude 27.809847
27° 48' 35.45" N
Longitude -17.884136
017° 53' 02.89" W
Elevation 103.0 feet
31 meters
Slope -0.8°
Landing Distance 4101 feet
1250 meters
Takeoff Distance 4199 feet
1280 meters
Overrun Length 98 feet
30 meters
Overrun Surface ASPHALT
Lighting System MIRL
PAPI

Navaids

HIERRO
Type ID Channel Freq Country State
NDB HIE - 376 Spain -
Latitude Longitude Airport
27.816172
27° 48' 58.22" N
-17.886383
017° 53' 10.98" W
GCHI

Navaids

HIERRO
Type ID Channel Freq Country State
DME HR 079X - Spain -
Latitude Longitude Airport
27.816053
27° 48' 57.79" N
-17.886433
017° 53' 11.16" W
GCHI

El Hierro Airport - AENA airport


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