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Jacarepaguá Airport

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Airport type  Public
Serves  Rio de Janeiro
Website  Infraero SBJR
Elevation  3 m
Passenger count  200,570
Operator  Infraero
Elevation AMSL  3 m / 9 ft
02/20  900
Phone  +55 21 2432-7070
Jacarepaguá Airport
Address  Av. Ayrton Senna, 2541 - Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22775-002, Brazil
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Jacarepagu airport


Jacarepaguá–Roberto Marinho Airport (ICAO: SBJR) is an airport in the neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil dedicated to general aviation. Since June 18, 2008 the airport is named also after Roberto Pisani Marinho (1904–2003), a journalist and former president of Globo Network.

Contents

It is operated by Infraero.

History

On November 14, 1927 the Compagnie Générale Aéropostale started its operations in Brazil flying between Natal and Buenos Aires, with multiple stops on the Brazilian coast, using aircraft with landing gear having as pilots Jean Mermoz, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Henri Guillaumet among others. It was part of a larger project linking France and South America. The airline was based in Rio de Janeiro, from where flights departed north and southbound. In Rio de Janeiro it used not only the military airport Campo dos Afonsos but it also had its own alternative airport, called Latecoère Field. This private facility became later known as Jacarepaguá Airport. Even though Campo dos Afonsos had a better structure and easier access, the air approach was difficult and the weather was not always good. With the dissolution of Aéropostale in 1932 and the airport was forgotten.

In 1944, the airport became a base of the Brazilian Air Force and it was used for flight training. On September 19, 1966 it was decommissioned and it became an airfield for general aviation.

It was only in 1969 that the construction of a terminal, an apron and hangars began. On January 19, 1971 the new airport was officially opened.

The main user was and remains Aeroclube do Brasil (English: Brazil Flying club). It operated previously at Manguinhos Airport but with the closure of that facility in 1961 it spent years without being able to operate. In 1971 it moved its headquarters to Jacarepaguá Airport where hangars and administrative and social center were built and it was able to operate once again.

During the year 2007 Jacarepaguá Airport underwent major renovations, as preparations for the 2007 Pan American Games. The runway was extended, the terminal was renovated, the control-tower got new equipment and the apron and runway got new lightning systems. Infraero considers the airport in condition to handle the expected increase of traffic during the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Airlines and destinations

Currently no scheduled flights operate at this airport.

Accidents and incidents

  • 17 May 1975: a Douglas C-47B PP-CDD of Motortec Indústria Aeronáutica was reported to have been damaged beyond economic repair at Jacarepaguá Airport.
  • 16 September 2005: a private Cessna 525 Citation Jet registration PT-WLX on a ferry flight between Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont and Jacarepaguá airports crashed on Morro da Taquara, near the neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca. Its 2 occupants died.
  • Access

    The airport is located in the neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca, approximately 30 km (19 mi) from downtown Rio de Janeiro.

    References

    Jacarepaguá Airport Wikipedia


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