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Lisbon Portela Airport

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Name Lisbon Portela Airport
Region Europe
Territory Portugal PT.gif
Location Portela, Lisbon
Serving Lisbon
Elevation 113.995 m <br />374 ft <br />374 ft113.995 m <br />
Coordinates 38° 46' 30.76" N, 9° 8' 4.74" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
3/21 3805 m12,483.596 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes
17/35 2400 m7,874.016 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes

Observation LPPT 180630Z VRB02KT 9999 SCT008 BKN020 16/14 Q1022
Station Lisboa / Portela
Date/Time 18 May 2021 06:30:00
Wind direction °
Wind speed 02 kts
Lowest cloud amount scattered clouds
Temperature 16°C
Dew point 14°C
Humidity 87%
QNH 1022 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Lisbon Portela Airport, also known as Lisbon Airport, is located 7 km3.78 nm <br />7,000 m <br />22,965.879 ft <br /> north of Castle of São Jorge in the city of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.


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 LPPT

  • A320, Lisbon Portugal, 2015 (On 19 May 2015, an Airbus A319 crew attempted to taxi into a nose-in parking position at Lisbon despite the fact that the APIS, although switched on, was clearly malfunctioning whilst not displaying an unequivocal ‘STOP’. The aircraft continued 6 metres past the applicable apron ground marking by which time it had hit the airbridge. The marshaller in attendance to oversee the arrival did not signal the aircraft or manually select the APIS ‘STOP’ instruction. The APIS had failed to detect the dark-liveried aircraft and the non-display of a steady ‘STOP’ indication was independently attributed to a pre-existing system fault.)
  • A320, Lisbon Portugal, 2019 (On 16 September 2019, an Airbus A320 departing Lisbon only became airborne 110 metres before the end of runway 21 and had a high speed rejected takeoff been required, it was likely to have overrun the runway. The Investigation found that both pilots had inadvertently calculated reduced thrust takeoff performance using the full 3705 metre runway length and then failed to identify their error before FMS entry. They also did not increase the thrust to TOGA on realising that the runway end was fast approaching. This was the operator’s third almost identical event at Lisbon in less than five months.)
  • AT76, Lisbon Portugal, 2016 (On 22 October 2016, an ATR 72-600 Captain failed to complete a normal night landing in relatively benign weather conditions and after the aircraft had floated beyond the touchdown zone, it bounced three times before finally settling on the runway in a substantially damaged condition. The Investigation noted that touchdown followed an unstabilised approach and that there had been little intervention by the First Officer. However, it tentatively attributed the Captain’s poor performance to a combination of fatigue at the end of a repetitive six-sector day and failure of the operator to provide adequate bounced landing recognition and recovery training.)
  • B773, Lisbon Portugal, 2016 (On 13 January 2016 ice was found on the upper and lower wing surfaces of a Boeing 777-300ER about to depart in the late morning from Lisbon in CAVOK conditions and 10°C. As Lisbon had no de-ice facilities, it was towed to a location where the sun would melt the ice more quickly but during poorly-planned manoeuvring, one of the wingtips was damaged by contact with an obstruction. The Investigation attributed the ice which led to the problematic re-positioning to the operator’s policy of tankering most of the return fuel on the overnight inbound flight where it had become cold-soaked.)