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Rio de Janeiro/Galeão International Airport

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Name Rio de Janeiro/Galeão International Airport
Region South America and Caribbean
Territory Brazil BR.gif
Location Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
Serving Rio de Janeiro
Elevation 8.534 m
28 ft8.534 m
Coordinates 22° 48' 33.43" S, 43° 14' 41.56" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
10/28 4000 m13,123.36 ft
45 m147.638 ft
CON yes/yes
15/33 3180 m10,433.071 ft
47 m154.199 ft
ASP yes/yes

Observation SBGL 232300Z 12006KT 9999 SCT030 BKN100 26/22 Q1015
Station Galeao
Date/Time 23 March 2019 23:00:00
Wind direction 120°
Wind speed 06 kts
Lowest cloud amount scattered clouds
Temperature 26°C
Dew point 22°C
Humidity 78%
QNH 1015 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Bird Strike
Tag(s) Cumulonimbus

Major International airport 20 km10.799 nm
20,000 m
65,616.798 ft
North of Rio. The airport is located on an island in the Baia de Guanabara and has in recent times been referred to as Antonio Carlos Jobim Airport.


Rio has a Tropical Savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw). The temperature occasionally reaches over 40°C104 °F
313.15 K
563.67 °R
in February and maximum daytime temperatures often rise above 30°C86 °F
303.15 K
545.67 °R
all year round. Between December and March there is often very heavy rainfall. The winter months, June to August, are milder with cooler night time temperatures and less rain.



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of SBGL

  • A343, Rio de Janeiro Galeão Brazil, 2011 (On 8 December 2011, an Airbus A340-300 did not become airborne until it had passed the end of the takeoff runway at Rio de Janeiro Galeão, which was reduced in length due to maintenance. The crew were unaware of this fact nor the consequent approach lighting, ILS antennae and aircraft damage, and completed their intercontinental flight. The Investigation found that the crew had failed to use the full available runway length despite relevant ATIS and NOTAM information and that even using rated thrust from where they began their takeoff, they would not have become airborne before the end of the runway.)