Uberlândia–Ten. Cel. Av. César Bombonato Airport
Aeroporto de Uberlândia–Ten. Cel. Av. César Bombonato
|Elevation AMSL||943 m / 3,094 ft|
Uberlândia–Ten. Cel. Av. César Bombonato Airport (IATA: UDI, ICAO: SBUL) is the airport serving Uberlândia, Brazil. Since 2001 the airport is named after the Uberlândia-born pilot of the Brazilian Air Force César Bombonato (1955-1998), who died in an air crash.
It is operated by Infraero.
The first flight to the site of the airport was operated on May 10, 1935 but the area was officially designated only on July 21, 1953.
In 1980, the administration of the airport was taken over by Infraero and on June 8, 2001 the name was officially changed to include a tribute to the aviator César Bombonato.
In 2005, the airport terminal was extensively renewed and enlarged. In 2007, the runway was extended.
Airlines and destinations
Accidents and incidents
- 28 February 1952: a Panair do Brasil Douglas DC-3A-393 registration PP-PCN flying from Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont to Goiânia via Uberlândia. One of the wings struck a tree shortly after the pilot executed a go-around. The flight had been cleared to land at Uberlândia. Of the 31 occupants, 8 died.
The airport is located 9 km (6 mi) from downtown Uberlândia.
- "Estatísticas" (in Portuguese). Infraero. Archived from the original on 23 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
- "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero.
- "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC.
- "Accident description PP-PCN". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 12 August 2011.