Imperatriz Airport

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Imperatriz-Prefeito Renato Moreira Airport
Aeroporto de Imperatriz-Prefeito Renato Moreira
IATA: IMPICAO: SBIZ
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Infraero
Serves Imperatriz
Elevation AMSL 131 m / 431 ft
Coordinates 05°31′50″S 047°27′30″W / 5.53056°S 47.45833°W / -5.53056; -47.45833Coordinates: 05°31′50″S 047°27′30″W / 5.53056°S 47.45833°W / -5.53056; -47.45833
Website Infraero IMP
Map
IMP is located in Brazil
IMP
IMP
Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 1,798 5,899 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 351,403
Aircraft Operations 8,357
Metric tonnes of cargo 1,495
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]

Imperatriz-Prefeito Renato Moreira Airport (IATA: IMPICAO: SBIZ) is the airport serving Imperatriz, Brazil. It is named after a former mayor of Imperatriz.

It is operated by Infraero.

History[edit]

Imperatriz has a long tradition of air services, which started with at the end of the 1930s with Syndicato Condor using seaplanes which landed at Tocantins River.

At the end of World War II, the first airport with a 1,200m x 30m earth runway was operational but it was subject to flooding during the rainy season. Even so, Cruzeiro do Sul, Real-Aerovias and later Varig maintained regular operations to Imperatriz.

Around the end of the 1960s studies were made for a completely new facility and the site of the present airport was chosen. The airport was opened in 1981 at the same time that an older facility was closed.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Gol Airlines Brasília
TAM Airlines Brasília, Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 18 April 1984: two VOTEC Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante registrations PT-GJZ and PT-GKL collided on air, while on approach to land at Imperatriz. PT-GJZ was flying from São Luís to Imperatriz and crashed on ground killing all of its 18 passengers and crew. PT-GKL was flying from Belém-Val de Cans to Imperatriz and its pilot was able to make an emergency landing on Tocantins river. One passenger of its 17 passenger and crew died.[4][5][6]

Access[edit]

The airport is located 4 km (2 mi) from downtown Imperatriz.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Movimento operacional da rede Infraero de janeiro a dezembro de 2013" (in Portuguese). Infraero. February 4, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 
  3. ^ "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC. 
  4. ^ "Accident description PT-GJZ". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved July 22, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Accident description PT-GKL". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved June 22, 2011. 
  6. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Roleta russa". 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. 335–337. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 

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