|Benedito Lacerda Airport
Aeroporto Benedito Lacerda
|Elevation AMSL||2 m / 7 ft|
It is operated by Infraero.
The airport was established in the 1960s as an airfield for general aviation and a Flying club. In the 1980s the runway was paved and an apron and a terminal with 941 m² were constructed, enabling Macaé Airport to fully support the operations related to the Campos basin. In fact, most of its movement (98%) is related to helicopter flights to/from offshore oil platforms of the Campos basin. Its apron has 6 positions for fixed-wing aircraft and 38 positions for rotorcrafts.
Airlines and destinations
No scheduled flights operate at this airport.
Accidents and incidents
- 28 June 1984: a TAM Airlines Embraer EMB 110C Bandeirante registration PP-SBC operating a chartered flight by Petrobras from Rio de Janeiro-Galeão to Macaé flew into São João Hill while descending through rain and clouds over the Municipality of São Pedro da Aldeia. All 16 passengers and 2 crew died. The passengers were journalists of well-known Brazilian networks who were preparing a special report about the Campos Basin oil fields.
The airport is located 6 km (4 mi) from downtown Macaé.
- "Estatísticas" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
- "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero.
- "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC.
- "Accident description PP-SBC". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
- Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Visumento". 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. 338–341. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2.
- Airport information for SBME at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Airport information for SBME at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
- Current weather for SBME at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for MEA at Aviation Safety Network
- Macaé Airport Photo Archive at airliners.net