Albano Machado Airport

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Albano Machado (Huambo) Airport

Nova Lisboa Airport
Airport typePublic
Elevation AMSL5,587 ft / 1,703 m
Coordinates12°48′30″S 15°45′30″E / 12.80833°S 15.75833°E / -12.80833; 15.75833Coordinates: 12°48′30″S 15°45′30″E / 12.80833°S 15.75833°E / -12.80833; 15.75833
NOV is located in Angola
Location of Airport in Angola
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 2,660 8,727 Asphalt
Source: WAD[1] GCM[2][3] Google Maps[4]

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.

The Huambo non-directional beacon (Ident: HU) is located 2.2 nautical miles (4.1 km) west of the Runway 29 threshold. The Huambo VOR-DME (Ident: VHU) is located on the field.[5][6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

TAAG Angola Airlines Catumbela, Luanda, Lubango, Menongue, Ondjiva[7]

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[edit]

  • 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.[8]
  • 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.

See also[edit]



  1. ^ Airport information for Albano Machado Airport at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
  2. ^ Airport information for Albano Machado Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ "FNHU @". Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  4. ^ Google Maps - Huambo
  5. ^ "SkyVector: Flight Planning / Aeronautical Charts". Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Huambo NDB". Our Airports. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  7. ^ TAAG Angola destinations
  8. ^ "G-AVPW Criminal Occurrence description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 20 October 2010.

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