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Fuerteventura Airport

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GCFV
Airport
ICAO: GCFV – IATA: FUE
Summary
Name Fuerteventura Airport
Region Europe
Territory Canary Islands ES.gif
Location El Matorral
Serving Puerto del Rosario
Elevation 26.213 m
86 ft
86 ft26.213 m
Coordinates 28° 27' 6.43" N, 13° 51' 54.55" W
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
1/19 2400 m7,874.016 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes


METAR
Observation GCFV 191830Z 03010KT 9999 SCT035 20/15 Q1018
Station Fuerteventura / Aeropuerto
Date/Time 19 November 2019 18:30:00
Wind direction 30°
Wind speed 10 kts
Lowest cloud amount scattered clouds
Temperature 20°C
Dew point 15°C
Humidity 72%
QNH 1018 hPa
Weather condition n/a

WX
Tag(s) Volcanic Ash

Fuerteventura Airport

ICAO: GCFV IATA: FUE

Description

Fuerteventura Airport also known as El Matorral Airport serves the Spanish island of Fuerteventura and is situated in El Matorral, 5 km2.7 nm
5,000 m
16,404.199 ft
southwest of the capital city Puerto del Rosario.

Climatology

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).

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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.)