Albano Machado Airport
Albano Machado (Huambo) Airport
Nova Lisboa Airport
|Elevation AMSL||5,587 ft / 1,703 m|
The Albano Machado Airport (IATA: NOV, ICAO: FNHU) is a public airport southeast of Huambo, the capital of Huambo Province, Angola. It was formerly named the Nova Lisboa Airport, since in colonial times the city was called Nova Lisboa, or New Lisbon.
Airlines and destinations
|TAAG Angola Airlines||Catumbela, Luanda, Lubango, Menongue, Ondjiva|
During the months of July and August in 1975, the airport operated as a bridge between Angola and Lisbon while the Angolan Civil War raged around the city. Several airlines operated special flights into the city: Swissair (Douglas DC-10), Transinternational Airlines (Douglas DC-8), TAP Portugal (Boeing 707s, 747), Perfect Tours (Boeing 707), and Overseas National Airways (DC-8).
Accidents and incidents
- On 3 September 1970. Douglas DC-3 G-AVPW of Hunting Surveys was substantially damaged when it was subjected to ground fire on take-off. Hydraulic lines were damaged and the fuel tanks ruptured. A successful emergency landing was made at Luanda Airport. The aircraft was repaired and returned to service.
- On 14 September 2011, 17 people, including 11 military personnel, died when an Angolan Air Force EMB-120 crashed shortly after take-off from Albano Machado airport. The plane was headed to Luanda Airport.
- Airport information for Albano Machado Airport at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- Airport information for Albano Machado Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
- "FNHU @ aerobaticsweb.org". Landings.com. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
- Google Maps - Huambo
- "SkyVector: Flight Planning / Aeronautical Charts". skyvector.com. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
- "Huambo NDB". Our Airports. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
- TAAG Angola destinations
- "G-AVPW Criminal Occurrence description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
- Current weather for Huambo, Angola at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for NOV at Aviation Safety Network
- OpenStreetMap - Huambo
- OurAirports - Albano Machado Airport
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