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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 <br />28 ft8.534 m <br />
Coordinates 22° 48' 33.43" S, 43° 14' 41.56" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
10/28 4000 m13,123.36 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> CON yes/yes
15/33 3180 m10,433.071 ft <br /> 47 m154.199 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes

Observation SBGL 251000Z 24003KT 8000 BKN033 OVC050 21/19 Q1021
Station Galeao
Date/Time 25 October 2021 10:00:00
Wind direction 240°
Wind speed 03 kts
Lowest cloud amount broken clouds
Temperature 21°C
Dew point 19°C
Humidity 88%
QNH 1021 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Bird Strike
Tag(s) Cumulonimbus

Major International airport 20 km10.799 nm <br />20,000 m <br />65,616.798 ft <br /> 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 <br />313.15 K <br />563.67 °R <br /> in February and maximum daytime temperatures often rise above 30°C86 °F <br />303.15 K <br />545.67 °R <br /> 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

  • A319, Rio de Janeiro Galeão Brazil, 2017 (On 19 July 2017, an Airbus A319 crew ignored the prescribed non-precision approach procedure for which they were cleared at Rio de Janeiro Galeão in favour of an unstabilised “dive and drive” technique in which descent was then continued for almost 200 feet below the applicable MDA and led to an EGPWS terrain proximity warning as a go around was finally commenced in IMC with a minimum recorded terrain clearance of 162 feet. The Investigation noted the comprehensive fight crew non-compliance with a series of applicable SOPs and an operational context which was conducive to this although not explicitly causal.)
  • 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.)