|Toulouse Blagnac Airport
Aéroport de Toulouse – Blagnac
|IATA: TLS – ICAO: LFBO|
|Operator||Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Toulouse|
|Focus city for|
|Elevation AMSL||497 ft / 151 m|
Location of Midi-Pyrénées region in France
Toulouse Blagnac Airport or Aéroport de Toulouse – Blagnac (IATA: TLS, ICAO: LFBO) is an airport located 3.6 nautical miles (6.7 km; 4.1 mi) west northwest of Toulouse, and partially in Blagnac, both communes of the Haute-Garonne department in the Midi-Pyrénées region of France. In 2012, the airport served 7,559,350 passengers.
Extreme proximity from the city creates a need to limit planes flying over the city. Nonetheless, the laissez-faire policy lead to an increasing traffic.
The airport resides at an elevation of 499 feet (152 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 14R/32L is 3,500 by 45 metres (11,483 ft × 148 ft) and 14L/32R is 3,000 by 45 metres (9,843 ft × 148 ft).
Toulouse–Blagnac Airport has been a limited liability company with a capital of 148,000 Euros since 23 March 2007. Shareholders include the French government (60%), Toulouse Chamber of Commerce and Industry (25%), the Regional Council (5%), the Departmental Council (5%) and the Urban Area (5%). Toulouse–Blagnac Airport S.A. operates under a franchise agreement granted by the French government until 2046.
Airlines and destinations
Shuttle buses to Toulouse city centre stop outside Hall B every 20 minutes. They take approximately 20 minutes to reach the city centre, stopping at Compans Caffarelli and Jeanne d'Arc (both on Metro Line B), Jean Jaurès (Metro Line A and B) and at Toulouse-Matabiau railway station.
Incidents and accidents
- Douglas C-47A F-BCYX of Trans Europe Air was reported to have been damaged beyond repair at Toulouse–Blagnac during 1978.
- On 29 January 1988, Inter Cargo Service Flight 1004, operated by Vickers Vanguard F-GEJF crashed on take-off when take-off was attempted with only three fully operable engines.
- On 30 June 1994, an Airbus A330-300 performing a test flight crashed shortly after a touch and go, due to a pilot error in the test conditions. All seven people on board died in the accident.
- On 15 November 2007, an Airbus A340-600 due to be delivered to Etihad ran into a concrete blast fence during an engine test at the Airbus factory at Toulouse Blagnac International Airport, France. This was due to the crew not following proper test procedures, raising all four engines to maximum thrust while the wheels were un-chocked. The attempt to steer away from the wall resulted in decreased braking power. Five people were injured and the aircraft was written off.
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Media related to Toulouse Blagnac International Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- Toulouse–Blagnac Airport (official site) (English)
- Aéroport de Toulouse – Blagnac (Union des Aéroports Français) (French)
- Current weather for LFBO at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for TLS at Aviation Safety Network