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Macaé Airport

Benedito Lacerda Airport
Aeroporto Benedito Lacerda
IATA: MEAICAO: SBME
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Infraero
Serves Macaé
Elevation AMSL 2 m / 7 ft
Coordinates 22°20′45″S 041°45′50″W / 22.34583°S 41.76389°W / -22.34583; -41.76389Coordinates: 22°20′45″S 041°45′50″W / 22.34583°S 41.76389°W / -22.34583; -41.76389

Website Infraero MEA
Map
MEA
MEA
Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 1,200 3,937 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 431,899
Aircraft Operations 68,238
Metric tonnes of cargo 374
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]

Benedito Lacerda Airport (IATA: MEAICAO: SBME) is the airport serving Macaé, Brazil. The airport is named after Benedicto Lacerda (1903-1958), a musician born in Macaé.

It is operated by Infraero.

History

The airport was established in the 1960s as an airfield for general aviation and a Flying club. In the 1980s the runway was paved and an apron and a terminal with 941 m² were constructed, enabling Macaé Airport to fully support the operations related to the Campos basin. In fact, most of its movement (98%) is related to helicopter flights to/from offshore oil platforms of the Campos basin. Its apron has 6 positions for fixed-wing aircraft and 38 positions for rotorcrafts.

Airlines and destinations

Accidents and incidents

Access

The airport is located 6 km (4 mi) from downtown Macaé.

See also

Aviation portal
Brazil portal

References

External links

  • DAFIF.
  • DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  • NWS
  • Aviation Safety Network
  • Macaé Airport Photo Archive at airliners.net
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