São José dos Campos Airport

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São José dos Campos-Professor Urbano Ernesto Stumpf Airport

Aeroporto de São José dos Campos-Professor Urbano Ernesto Stumpf
Aeroporto de são josé dos campos.jpg
Airport typePublic
ServesSão José dos Campos
Elevation AMSL646 m / 2,120 ft
Coordinates23°13′44″S 045°52′16″W / 23.22889°S 45.87111°W / -23.22889; -45.87111Coordinates: 23°13′44″S 045°52′16″W / 23.22889°S 45.87111°W / -23.22889; -45.87111
WebsiteInfraero SJK
SJK is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 2,676 8,779 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Aircraft Operations12,992
Metric tonnes of cargo61
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]

São José dos Campos-Professor Urbano Ernesto Stumpf Airport (IATA: SJK, ICAO: SBSJ), is the airport serving São José dos Campos, Brazil. It is named after Urbano Ernesto Stumpf (1916–1998), colonel-aviator, Aerospace Engineer, professor at several universities and inventor of the motor that runs on ethanol fuel.

Operated by Infraero, the airport shares some facilities with the Brazilian General Command for Aerospace Technology (Portuguese: Comando-Geral de Tecnologia Aeroespacial – CTA), Embraer and the flying club of São José dos Campos.


Built in the 1950s basically to serve CTA, the airport originally had only a dirt runway. In the 1970s, the runway was paved with asphalt and lengthened to 3,000 meters. The airport was also equipped to handle instrument landings and an apron that is able to accommodate large cargo aircraft.

It has been certified for international cargo flights since 2000. Treatment of cargo, as well as fees for warehousing and handling, are similar to those of other Infraero freight terminals. However some discounts are applied seeking to reduce costs and streamline the clearance process, an important factor for local industries.

The passenger terminal has a capacity for 90,000/year and is served by a snack bar, taxis and public telephones.

On May 18, 2018 it was announced that TAM Museum would be relocated close to the Brazilian Aerospace Memorial at the airport, near the Embraer plant. This museum has a collection of vintage aircraft and was closed on February 2, 2016 at São Carlos Airport.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Azul Brazilian Airlines Rio de Janeiro–Galeão

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 8 July 1988: a Brazilian Air Force Embraer EMB 120RT Brasília registration FAB-2001 crashed during an engine-out landing at São José dos Campos. Five of the 9 occupants died.[5]
  • 9 July 1997: a TAM Airlines Fokker 100 registration PT-WHK operating flight 283 en route from São José dos Campos to São Paulo-Congonhas was climbing after take-off from São José dos Campos when a bomb exploded in the rear part of the passenger cabin. The uncontrolled decompression blew one passenger out of the aircraft. The aircraft made a successful emergency landing in São Paulo, despite the hole in the fuselage.[6]


The airport is located 12 km (7 mi) from downtown São José dos Campos.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Estatísticas" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero.
  3. ^ "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC.
  4. ^ "Museu Asas de um Sonho será instalado em São José dos Campos (SP)" (in Portuguese). Poder Aéreo. 15 May 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Accident description FAB-2001". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 13 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Accident description PT-WHK". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 13 August 2011.

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