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Faro Airport

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LPFR
Airport
ICAO: LPFR – IATA: FAO
Summary
Name Faro Airport
Region Europe
Territory Portugal PT.gif
Location Faro, Faro
Serving Faro
Elevation 7.315 m
24 ft
24 ft7.315 m
Coordinates 37° 0' 55.47" N, 7° 58' 19.10" W
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
10/28 2490 m8,169.291 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes


METAR
Observation LPFR 130330Z 25007KT 9999 BKN014 15/14 Q1025
Station Faro / Aeroporto
Date/Time 13 December 2019 03:30:00
Wind direction 250°
Wind speed 07 kts
Lowest cloud amount broken clouds
Temperature 15°C
Dew point 14°C
Humidity 93%
QNH 1025 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Faro Airport

ICAO: LPFR IATA: FAO

Description

International airport serving south coast of Portugal.

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.

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of LPFR

  • B738, vicinity Faro Portugal, 2011 (On 24 October 2011, the crew of a Ryanair Boeing 737-800 operating the first flight after an unexpectedly severe overnight storm found that after take off, an extremely large amount of rudder trim was required to fly ahead. Following an uneventful return to land, previously undetected damage to the rudder assembly was found which was attributed to the effects of the storm. It was found that pre flight checks required at the time could not have detected the damage and noted that the wind speeds which occurred were much higher than those anticipated by the applicable certification requirements.)