Albano Machado Airport

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Albano Machado (Huambo) Airport
Nova Lisboa Airport
Airport type Public
Serves Huambo
Elevation AMSL 5,587 ft / 1,703 m
Coordinates 12°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: DAFIF[1] GCM[2][3] Google Maps[4]

The Albano Machado Airport (IATA: NOVICAO: 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 VOR-DME (Ident: VHU) is located on the field.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Diexim Expresso Luanda
TAAG Angola Airlines Catumbela, Luanda, Lubango, Menongue, Ondjiva[6]

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.[7]
  • 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 FNHU at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for NOV at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ "FNHU @". Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Google Maps - Huambo
  5. ^ "SkyVector: Flight Planning / Aeronautical Charts". Retrieved 2017-07-27. 
  6. ^ TAAG Angola destinations
  7. ^ "G-AVPW Criminal Occurrence description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 

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