São Carlos Airport

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Mário Pereira Lopes–São Carlos State Airport
Aeroporto Estadual Mário Pereira Lopes–São Carlos
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator DAESP
Serves São Carlos
Elevation AMSL 807 m / 2,649 ft
Coordinates 21°52′35″S 047°54′12″W / 21.87639°S 47.90333°W / -21.87639; -47.90333Coordinates: 21°52′35″S 047°54′12″W / 21.87639°S 47.90333°W / -21.87639; -47.90333
Website DAESP QSC
Map
QSC is located in Brazil
QSC
QSC
Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 1,720 5,646 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 1,144
Aircraft Operations 1,626
Metric tonnes of cargo 0
Statistics: DAESP[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]

Mário Pereira Lopes–São Carlos State Airport (IATA: QSCICAO: SDSC) is the airport serving São Carlos, Brazil.

It is operated by DAESP.

History[edit]

The airport was built in the 1970s as a private aerodrome of a Brazilian tractor manufacturer. In 1995 the factory went bankrupt and, as a consequence, its administration was taken over by DAESP in 2001. DAESP renovated and modernized all facilities.

Also in 2001, TAM Airlines acquired the old tractor plant and after a complete renovation installed one of its maintenance centers on the site.[4] Close to the maintenance center is located the TAM Museum, which houses a big collection of vintage aircraft.

In 2002, with the closure of the former São Carlos Airport (ICAO: SDZC), which was closer to town, the resident São Carlos Aero Club was transferred to Mário Pereira Lopes Airport.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Currently no scheduled flights operate at this airport.

Access[edit]

The airport is located 14 km (9 mi) from downtown São Carlos.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estatísticas" (in Portuguese). DAESP. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Aeroporto Estadual Mário Pereira Lopes–São Carlos" (in Portuguese). DAESP. 
  3. ^ "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC. 
  4. ^ "Brazil MRO Sector Poised for Major Expansion". Flightglobal. 6 July 2010. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 

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