São José dos Campos Airport
|São José dos Campos-Professor Urbano Ernesto Stumpf Airport
Aeroporto de São José dos Campos-Professor Urbano Ernesto Stumpf
|Serves||São José dos Campos|
|Elevation AMSL||646 m / 2,120 ft|
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.
Airlines and destinations
Currently no scheduled flights operate at this airport.
Accidents and incidents
- 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.
- 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.
The airport is located 12 km (7 mi) from downtown São José dos Campos.
- "Estatísticas" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
- "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero.
- "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC.
- "Accident description FAB-2001". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 13 August 2011.
- "Accident description PT-WHK". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 13 August 2011.