Ponta Pelada Airport

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Ponta Pelada Airport
Aeroporto da Ponta Pelada
Base aerea Manaus.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public/Military
Serves Manaus
Elevation AMSL 81 m / 267 ft
Coordinates 03°08′46″S 059°59′11″W / 3.14611°S 59.98639°W / -3.14611; -59.98639Coordinates: 03°08′46″S 059°59′11″W / 3.14611°S 59.98639°W / -3.14611; -59.98639
Map
PLL is located in Brazil
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Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,318 7,605 Asphalt
Sources: World Aero Data[1]

Ponta Pelada Airport (IATA: PLLICAO: SBMN) was the main airport of Manaus, Brazil until 1976. Between 1970 and 1976, the facilities were shared with Manaus Air Force Base of the Brazilian Air Force.[2] On March 31, 1976, all civilian operations were transferred to the newer Eduardo Gomes International Airport. During this transition, Ponta Pelada Airport was renamed Manaus Air Force Base handling military operations exclusively under the Brazilian Air Force's control.

History[edit]

The following airlines once served the airport: Cruzeiro do Sul, Lóide Aéreo Nacional, Panair do Brasil, Real Transportes Aéreos, Transbrasil, Varig, VASP.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Access[edit]

The airport is located 9 km (6 mi) from downtown Manaus.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport Information on World Aero Data
  2. ^ "Base Aérea de Manaus e 1°/9° GAv completam 39 anos de apoio à Amazônia" (in Portuguese). Força Aérea Brasileira. 14 April 2009. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Accident description PP-LDE". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Lima delta xadrez". 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. p. 170. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 
  5. ^ "Accident description PP-AKF". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  6. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Melancia voadora". 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. 194–196. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 
  7. ^ "Accident description PP-PDE". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  8. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Um rastro na selva". 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. 223–228. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 
  9. ^ "Incident description October 8, 1969". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Incident description November 12, 1969". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Incident description April 25, 1970". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  12. ^ "Incident description May 14, 1970". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 

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