From SKYbrary Wiki
|ICAO: GCFV – IATA: FUE|
|Serving||Puerto del Rosario|
|Elevation||26.213 m |
86 ft26.213 m
|Coordinates||28° 27' 6.43" N, 13° 51' 54.55" W|
|Station||Fuerteventura / Aeropuerto|
|Date/Time||18 August 2019 18:00:00|
|Wind speed||14 kts|
|Lowest cloud amount||clouds and visibility OK|
ICAO: GCFV IATA: FUE
Fuerteventura Airport also known as El Matorral Airport serves the Spanish island of Fuerteventura and is situated in El Matorral, 5 km2.7 nm
southwest of the capital city Puerto del Rosario.
Dry-summer subtropical ”Mediterranean" climate (Köppen climate classification Csa) - characterized by hot, dry summers and mild winters. During the summer, subtropical high pressure cells dominate, making rainfall unlikely except for the occasional thunderstorm. In the winter, periodic storms bring rain (snow at higher elevations).
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of GCFV
- A321, Fuerteventura Spain, 2016 (On 16 July 2016, an Airbus A321’s unstabilised approach at Fuerteventura during pilot line training was not discontinued and takeover of control and commencement of a go-around had occurred just before a very hard runway contact. The subsequent landing was successful but serious damage to the main landing gear was not rectified before the next flight. The Investigation found that the hard touchdown had been recorded as in excess of 3.3g and that the return flight had been “risky and unsafe” after failure of the Captain and maintenance personnel at the Operator to recognise the seriousness of the hard landing.)