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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
228 ft
228 ft69.494 m
Coordinates 41° 14' 31.63" N, 8° 40' 42.79" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
17/35 3480 m11,417.323 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes

Observation LPPR 070100Z 00000KT 2300 0500N R17/1000 PRFG FEW002 06/06 Q1024
Station Porto / Pedras Rubras
Date/Time 07 December 2019 01:00:00
Wind direction
Wind speed 00 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 6°C
Dew point 6°C
Humidity 100%
QNH 1024 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Porto/Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport



Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport or simply Porto Airport is an international airport near Porto, Portugal. It is located 11 km5.94 nm
11,000 m
36,089.239 ft
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) - 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 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.)