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Porto/Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport

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Name Porto/Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport
Region Europe
Territory Portugal PT.gif
Location Pedras Rubras, Porto
Serving Porto
Elevation 69.494 m <br />228 ft <br />228 ft69.494 m <br />
Coordinates 41° 14' 31.63" N, 8° 40' 42.78" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
17/35 3480 m11,417.323 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes

Observation LPPR 180130Z 19007KT 6000 SCT001 BKN002 19/19 Q1020
Station Porto / Pedras Rubras
Date/Time 18 October 2021 01:30:00
Wind direction 190°
Wind speed 07 kts
Lowest cloud amount scattered clouds
Temperature 19°C
Dew point 19°C
Humidity 100%
QNH 1020 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport or simply Porto Airport is an international airport near Porto, Portugal. It is located 11 km5.94 nm <br />11,000 m <br />36,089.239 ft <br /> northwest of the Clérigos Tower in the centre of Porto, in the municipalities of Maia, Matosinhos and Vila do Conde.


Dry-summer subtropical ”Mediterranean" climate (Köppen climate classification Csa)



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of LPPR

  • A320, Porto Portugal, 2013 (On 1 October 2013, an Airbus A320 took off from a runway intersection at Porto which provided 1900 metres TORA using take off thrust that had been calculated for the full runway length of 3480 metres TORA. It became airborne 350 metres prior to the end of the runway but the subsequent Investigation concluded that it would not have been able to safely reject the take-off or continue it, had an engine failed at high speed. The event was attributed to distraction and the inappropriate formulation of the operating airline's procedures for the pre take-off phase of flight.)
  • B738, vicinity Porto Portugal, 2015 (On 5 September 2015, a Boeing 737-800 was about to commence descent on a non-precision final approach at Porto in VMC when a green laser was directed at the aircraft. The Pilot Flying responded rapidly by shielding his eyes and was unaffected but the other pilot looked up, sustained flash blindness and "crew coordination was compromised". Subsequently, the approach became unstable and a go around to an uneventful approach to the reciprocal runway direction was completed. The subsequent Investigation noted the use of increasingly powerful green lasers in this way and that such use was not contrary to Portuguese law.)
  • BCS3, Porto Portugal, 2018 (On 15 July 2018, an Airbus 220-300 crew were slow to recognise that the maximum de-rate thrust required for their takeoff from Porto had not been reached but after increasing it were able to get safely airborne prior to the end of the runway. The Investigation found that applicable SOPs had not been followed and that the function of both the spoiler and autothrottle systems was inadequately documented and understood and in the case of the former an arguably flawed design had been certified. Five similar events had been recorded by the aircraft operator involved in less than six months.)