Marechal Rondon International Airport
|Marechal Rondon International Airport
Aeroporto Internacional Marechal Rondon
|IATA: CGB – ICAO: SBCY|
|Location||Várzea Grande, Brazil|
|Elevation AMSL||188 m / 617 ft|
Marechal Rondon International Airport (IATA: CGB, ICAO: SBCY) is the airport serving Cuiabá, Brazil, located in the adjoining municipality of Várzea Grande. It is named after Marshall Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon (1865–1958), a Brazilian explorer.
It is operated by Infraero.
Marechal Rondon International Airport was inaugurated in 1956 but operated precariously until the first passenger terminal building was completed in 1964.
Infraero became the operator of the airport in 1975 and in 1996 it was upgraded to international status.
The first phase of the construction of the new passenger terminal was completed on 30 June 2006. The second phase will involve the demolition of the old terminal building and the construction of the enlargement of the new passenger terminal on its place.
Airlines and destinations
a.^ Air taxi company operating regular charter flights.
Accidents and incidents
- 7 December 1960: a Real Curtiss C-46A-60-CK Commando registration PP-AKF belonging to Transportes Aéreos Nacional operating flight 570 from Cuiabá to Manaus-Ponta Pelada crashed on Cachimbo mountains. The engine no.2 failed during the flight. Altitude was lost, the pilot jettisoned some of the cargo but the aircraft continued to lose height. It crashed and caught fire. 15 passengers and crew died.
- 12 August 1965: a Paraense Curtiss C-46A-50-CU Commando registration PP-BTH en route to Cuiabá caught fire and crashed on the location of Buracão, close do Barra do Bugre, in the State of Mato Grosso. All 13 passengers and crew died.
- 30 March 1980: a VOTEC Britten Norman BN-2A-9 Islander registration PT-JSC stalled and crashed upon take-off of Cuiabá. All 9 occupants died.
- 23 June 1985: a TABA Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante registration PT-GJN flying from Juara to Cuiabá, while on approach to land at Cuiabá, had technical problems on engine number 1. An emergency landing was attempted but the aircraft stalled and crashed 1 km short of the runway. All 17 occupants died.
The airport is located 10 km (6 mi) from downtown Cuiabá.
On 31 August 2009, Infraero unveiled a BRL30.9 million (USD16.3 million; EUR11.4 million) investiment plan to up-grade Marechal Rondon International Airport focusing on the preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup which will be held in Brazil, Cuiabá being one of the venue cities. The investiment will be distributed in the renovation of passenger the terminal, parking and access to the airport, with completion due in October 2012.
- "Movimento operacional da rede Infraero de janeiro a dezembro de 2013" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
- "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero.
- "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC.
- "Accident description PP-AKF". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 6 August 2011.
- Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Melancia voadora". 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. 194–196. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2.
- "Accident description PP-BTH". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 6 August 2011.
- "Accident description PT-JSC". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 25 September 2012.
- "Accident description PT-GJN". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 6 August 2011.
- Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Obstáculo imprevisto". 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. 342–344. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2.
- Rittner, Daniel; Braga, Paulo Victor (31 August 2009). "Infraero vai gastar R$5 bi em reforma de aeroportos". Valor Econômico (in Portuguese). pp. A4.
- Airport information for SBCY at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Airport information for SBCY at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
- Current weather for SBCY at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for CGB at Aviation Safety Network
- Marechal Rondon International Airport Photo Archive at airliners.net