Morón Airport and Air Base
|Morón Airport and Air Base
Aeropuerto de Morón y Base Aérea
|Airport type||Public / Military|
|Owner/Operator||Fuerza Aérea Argentina|
|Location||Morón, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina|
|Elevation AMSL||95 ft / 29 m|
Morón Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Morón) (ICAO: SADM) is located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) southwest of the center of Morón, a city in the Buenos Aires Province of Argentina. The airport covers an area of 439 hectares (1,098 acres). It is located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) from Buenos Aires city and was the main airport in Argentina prior to the opening of Ministro Pistarini International Airport in 1944.
Morón was the base of the defunct airline CATA which operated between 1986 and 2004.
Also located at Morón are the following institutions:
- the Museo Nacional de Aeronáutica, an aircraft museum with historic aircraft on display.
- the Instituto Nacional de Aviación Civil, a government organization providing training to civilian pilots and technicians.
- a flying school operated by the Aero Club Argentino (Argentine Air Club)
From 1951 to 1988 was the location of the VII Air Brigade (Spanish: VII Brigada Aérea) of the Argentine Air Force, which operated various aircraft, including: Gloster Meteor, Morane-Saulnier MS-760, Bell UH-1D, Hughes 369, Sikorsky S-58T, Grumman Albatross, and T-34 Mentor.
- Airport information for SADM at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Morón Airport at The Airport Guide
- (Spanish) Museo Nacional de Aeronáutica
- (Spanish) CIATA - INAC (accessed 2015-03-15)
- (Spanish) Aero Club Argentino website, Morón location page (accessed 2015-03-15)
- (Spanish) Argentine Air Force website, VII Air Brigade page (accessed 2015-03-15)