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León Airport photoLeón Airport opened in June 1999. It is located on the Virgen del Camino air station, six kilometres from the provincial capital. Currently, it is an aerodrome used jointly as a military base and an airport open to civil traffic.

To meet the growing passenger demand, the extension of the runway, the extension of the aircraft parking apron and the installation of an ILS/I to improve operability under adverse weather conditions were inaugurated in October 2005.

In 2005, the airport handled 80,894 passengers, 5,279 operations and 0,3 tonnes of cargo.

León Airport photo

History

In March 1920, a ministerial provision on territorial distribution and organisation of military forces and services designated Leon as a location for one of the air stations established under the provision. In 1924, works were authorised to adapt the air station so that Leon airport could be used for stopovers by aircraft on the routes that linked Madrid and Asturias. In 1929 the military aerodrome was provisionally authorised to provide commercial air navigation services.

The aerodrome was located one kilometre north of the village of Virgen del Carmen and seven kilometres south of the city of Leon, an area of hard flat land dedicated to pasture, and its navigation aids comprised a marking in the middle of the airfield and a windsock. It had four hangars to house and repair aircraft, as well as fuel, oil, water and telephone services. At that time the station was the headquarters of Number One Squadron's 21st Inspection Unit, within the Northwest Regional Fleet.

León Airport photo

During the Spanish Civil War, the Leon aerodrome was the headquarters of numerous airborne units and at the end of the conflict it was listed as class A. At that time it had radio and telephone facilities, a radiogoniometer and night lighting.

In the 1940s an aviation school was installed in the facilities, where the first pilots graduated at the General Aviation School. When this was closed it was replaced by the Apprentices School and later by the Airforce Specialists School.

In 1964 Leon Airport was opened to commercial traffic. It now had an airfield with facilities for landing in two directions. The aeronautical limitations were published in 1967 and remained unmodified until 1988. In 1990, the local and regional governments decided to sponsor an airport infrastructure project that would encourage aeronautical activity in the province. For this purpose, Leon's Provincial Council requested authorisation from the Spanish Ministry of Defence to install civil facilities on the land of the military air station, with permission being granted in 1991.

León Airport photo

In 1994 the first stage of Leon's civil airport project was drawn up and a runway, a link road and an aircraft parking area were built and inaugurated in 1995. The plans for the second stage of the project were drawn up in 1997 and a terminal and service building were built, the works finishing in January 1999. On 2 June 1999, Leon's civil airport was officially inaugurated, following which Iberia established scheduled flight routes to Madrid and Barcelona.

In 2003 a new Rescue and Fire Fighting Services Building was built, with its corresponding developed and landscaped area, as well as a technical block and an elevated water tank. In October 2005, the runway and aircraft parking apron extensions were put into service and an instrument landing system (ILS/I) was installed.

León Airport photo

León Airport - AENA airport

Address:

Ctra. de la Ermita, s/n La Virgen del Camino 24198 León

Telephone: 987 877 700 , 987 877 703

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

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General Info
Country Spain
ICAO ID LELN
Time UTC+1(+2DT)
Latitude 42.589000
42° 35' 20.40" N
Longitude -5.655556
005° 39' 20.00" W
Elevation 3006 feet
916 meters
Type Military
Magnetic Variation 003° W (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency MILITARY
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 122.1
139.3
257.8
APP 122.1


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
05/23 6890 x 148 feet
2100 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 040FBXU YES
06/24 3609 x 328 feet
1100 x 100 meters
GRADED OR ROLLED EARTH, GRASS ON GRADED EARTH. - NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME EON LEON 057X 112 At Field -
NDB LEN LEON - 330 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel JP-8, SemiKeroscene MIL Spec T-83133, without icing inhibitor

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)
Oil O-117+, 1100, O-117 plus cyclohexanone (MIL L 6082)

O-123, 1065,(Dispersant)Reciprocating Engine Oil(MIL L 22851 Type III)

O-128, 1100,(Dispersant)Reciprocating Engine Oil(MIL L 22851 Type II)

O-133, 1010, jet Engine Oil (MIL l 6081)


Remarks
FUEL (NC-100LL, A1+, J8)
LGT ABn avbl O/R.
OIL 0-117 -123 -125 -128 -133, MIL-H-5606D
OPR HOURS Opr 0530-2100Z++

Runway 05/23

6890 x 148 feet
2100 x 45 meters

Runway 05
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 045.0
Latitude 42.581950
42° 34' 55.02" N
Longitude -5.665275
005° 39' 54.99" W
Elevation 2994.0 feet
913 meters
Slope 0.1°
Landing Distance 6890 feet
2100 meters
Takeoff Distance 6890 feet
2100 meters
Lighting System CL
MIRL
REIL
PAPI

Runway 23
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 225.0
Latitude 42.595236
42° 35' 42.85" N
Longitude -5.647081
005° 38' 49.49" W
Elevation 3001.0 feet
915 meters
Slope -0.1°
Landing Distance 6890 feet
2100 meters
Takeoff Distance 6890 feet
2100 meters
Lighting System CL
MIRL
REIL
S
PAPI

Runway 06/24

3609 x 328 feet
1100 x 100 meters

Runway 06
Surface GRADED OR ROLLED EARTH, GRASS ON GRADED EARTH.
True Heading 060.0
Latitude 42.589944
42° 35' 23.80" N
Longitude -5.661889
005° 39' 42.80" W
Landing Distance 3609 feet
1100 meters
Takeoff Distance 3609 feet
1100 meters

Runway 24
Surface GRADED OR ROLLED EARTH, GRASS ON GRADED EARTH.
True Heading 240.0
Latitude 42.594917
42° 35' 41.70" N
Longitude -5.650306
005° 39' 01.10" W
Landing Distance 3609 feet
1100 meters
Takeoff Distance 3609 feet
1100 meters

Navaids

LEON
Type ID Channel Freq Country State
VOR-DME EON 057X 112 Spain -
Latitude Longitude Airport
42.593769
42° 35' 37.57" N
-5.646144
005° 38' 46.12" W
LELN

Navaids

LEON
Type ID Channel Freq Country State
NDB LEN - 330 Spain -
Latitude Longitude Airport
42.586611
42° 35' 11.80" N
-5.648056
005° 38' 53.00" W
LELN

León Airport - AENA airport


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