Eurico de Aguiar Salles Airport

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Vitória-Eurico de Aguiar Salles Airport (Goiabeiras)
Aeroporto de Vitória-Eurico de Aguiar Salles (Goiabeiras)
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IATA: VIXICAO: SBVT
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Infraero
Serves Vitória
Elevation AMSL 3 m / 10 ft
Coordinates 20°15′29″S 040°17′11″W / 20.25806°S 40.28639°W / -20.25806; -40.28639Coordinates: 20°15′29″S 040°17′11″W / 20.25806°S 40.28639°W / -20.25806; -40.28639
Website Infraero VIX
Map
VIX is located in Brazil
VIX
VIX
Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 1,750 5,741 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 3,450,736
Aircraft movements 58,504
Metric tonnes of cargo 12,662
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]

Eurico de Aguiar Salles Airport (IATA: VIXICAO: SBVT), formerly called Goiabeiras Airport after the neighborhood where it is located, is the airport serving Vitória, Brazil. It is named after Eurico de Aguiar Salles (1910–1959) a local politician and law professor.

It is operated by Infraero.

History[edit]

The airport handles domestic flights, and has the capacity to receive medium-sized aircraft such as the Boeing 737 and the Airbus 320. It is considered[according to whom?] one of the worst among the main airports in Brazil due to lack of renovations.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Azul Brazilian Airlines Belo Horizonte-Confins, Belo Horizonte-Pampulha, Brasília, Campinas, Cuiabá, Goiânia, Gov. Valadares, Ilhéus, Ipatinga, Macaé, Recife, Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont, Salvador da Bahia, São Paulo-Guarulhos
Gol Airlines Boa Vista, Belo Horizonte-Confins, Brasília, Campinas, Curitiba, Goiânia, Juazeiro do Norte, Recife, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont, Salvador da Bahia, São Paulo-Congonhas, São Paulo-Guarulhos
TAM Airlines Brasília, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont, São Paulo-Congonhas, São Paulo-Guarulhos

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 19 December 1949: an Aerovias Brasil Douglas C-47A-30-DK Dakota III registration PP-AXG, disappeared when on a training flight after taking-off from Vitória. It probably crashed at sea. All 6 passengers and crew died.[4]
  • 31 May 1950: an Aerovias Brasil Douglas C-47-DL registration PP-AVZ, en route from Vitória to Salvador disintegrated on air, while flying over Itacaré, near Ilhéus. It was flying under extremely bad conditions and entered a cumulus nimbus. Passengers and cargo were moved aboard and as a consequence control was lost. Both wings separated from the aircraft as it descended at great speed. Of the 13 passengers and crew aboard, 2 survived.[5][6]
  • 3 April 1955: an Itaú Curtiss C-46A-60-CK Commando registration PP-ITG struck a hill 2 miles short of the runway while on an instrument approach to Vitória. The crew of 3 died.[7]
  • 9 May 1962: a Cruzeiro do Sul Convair 240-D registration PP-CEZ on final approach to Vitória struck a tree at a height of 40m, 1,860m short of the runway. It should have been at 150m. Of the 31 passengers and crew aboard, 28 died.[8][9]
  • 4 September 1964: a VASP Vickers Viscount 701C registration PP-SRR operating flight 141 from Vitória to Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont collided with a mountain over the location of Nova Friburgo while flying away from the intended track. All 39 passengers and crew died.[10][11]

Access[edit]

The airport is located 10 km (6 mi) from downtown Vitória.

Future developments[edit]

In 2005 renovation works started at the airport. Projects include a new passenger terminal located on the opposite side of the runway in relation to the present terminal, a new control tower, and a new runway. The present terminal will be converted into an international cargo terminal. The renovation, budgeted at about BRL 300 million, was paralyzed several times in 2006 and 2007 leaving construction virtually abandoned and delayed by overpricing and diversion of funds. It is expected to be completed with a 72-month delay by 2015 although no real work can be seen in the area.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Movimento operacional da rede Infraero de janeiro a dezembro de 2013" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 
  3. ^ "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC. 
  4. ^ "Accident description PP-AXG". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Accident description PP-AVZ". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "A sobrevivente". O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX através dos seus acidentes 1928–1996 (in Portuguese) (2 ed.). Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS. pp. 91–94. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 
  7. ^ "Accident description PP-ITG". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Accident description PP-CEZ". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  9. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "O velho lutador". O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX através dos seus acidentes 1928–1996 (in Portuguese) (2 ed.). Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS. pp. 204–207. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 
  10. ^ "Accident description PP-SRR". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  11. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "A montanha trágica". O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX através dos seus acidentes 1928–1996 (in Portuguese) (2 ed.). Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS. pp. 243–248. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 
  12. ^ "Com obra no PAC, ampliação do aeroporto de Vitória tem 41 meses de atraso" (in Portuguese). Transparência Capixaba. 3 March 2010. Retrieved 28 October 2010. 

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