São Carlos Airport
|Mário Pereira Lopes–São Carlos State Airport
Aeroporto Estadual Mário Pereira Lopes–São Carlos
|Elevation AMSL||807 m / 2,649 ft|
It is operated by DAESP.
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. 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
Currently no scheduled flights operate at this airport.
The airport is located 14 km (9 mi) from downtown São Carlos.
- "Estatísticas" (in Portuguese). DAESP. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
- "Aeroporto Estadual Mário Pereira Lopes–São Carlos" (in Portuguese). DAESP.
- "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC.
- "Brazil MRO Sector Poised for Major Expansion". Flightglobal. 6 July 2010. Retrieved 6 July 2010.
- Airport information for SDSC at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Airport information for SDSC at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
- Current weather for SDSC at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for QSC at Aviation Safety Network
- Francisco Pereira Lopes Airport Photo Archive at airliners.net