Ponta Pelada Airport

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Ponta Pelada Airport
Aeroporto da Ponta Pelada
IATA: PLLICAO: SBMN
Summary
Airport type Public/Military
Serves Manaus
Elevation AMSL 81 m / 267 ft
Coordinates 03°08′46″S 059°59′11″W / 3.14611°S 59.98639°W / -3.14611; -59.98639Coordinates: 03°08′46″S 059°59′11″W / 3.14611°S 59.98639°W / -3.14611; -59.98639
Map
PLL is located in Brazil
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Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,318 7,605 Asphalt
Statistics
Passengers
Aircraft Operations
Metric tonnes of cargo
Sources: World Aero Data[1]

Ponta Pelada Airport (IATA: PLLICAO: SBMN) was until 1976 the main airport of Manaus, Brazil. Between 1970 and 1976 facilities were shared with Manaus Air Force Base of the Brazilian Air Force.[2] On March 31, 1976, all civilian operations were transferred to the newly opened Eduardo Gomes International Airport. On the same occasion, Ponta Pelada Airport was renamed Manaus Air Force Base and its control was transferred to the Brazilian Air Force. Since then it handles exclusively military operations.

History[edit]

The following airlines once served the airport: Cruzeiro do Sul, Lóide Aéreo Nacional, Panair do Brasil, Real Transportes Aéreos, Transbrasil, Varig, VASP.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

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Access[edit]

The airport is located 9 km (6 mi) from downtown Manaus.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport Information on World Aero Data
  2. ^ "Base Aérea de Manaus e 1°/9° GAv completam 39 anos de apoio à Amazônia" (in Portuguese). Força Aérea Brasileira. 14 April 2009. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Accident description PP-LDE". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Lima delta xadrez". 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. p. 170. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 
  5. ^ "Accident description PP-AKF". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ "Accident description PP-PDE". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  8. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Um rastro na selva". 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. 223–228. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 
  9. ^ "Incident description October 8, 1969". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Incident description November 12, 1969". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Incident description April 25, 1970". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  12. ^ "Incident description May 14, 1970". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 

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