LPFR — FARO

LPFR AD 2.1  Aerodrome location indicator and name

LPFR — FARO/ Gago Coutinho

LPFR AD 2.2  Aerodrome geographical and administrative data

1ARP coordinates and site

LAT: 370052N

LONG: 0075757W

Intersection RWY with TWY C1

2Direction and distance of ARP from city or town

4 KM (2.16NM) BRG 262° from Alto de Faro

3Elevation/Reference temperature

7M / 24FT

26°C (AUG)

4Geoid undulation at aerodrome elevation position52M
5MAG VAR/Annual change01ºW (2020) / 0.16º decreasing
6AD Administration, address, telephone, telefax, telex, AFS, E-mail and Web
Post:

ANA Aeroportos de Portugal, SA
Aeroporto de Faro
Apartado 2054
8001-701 FARO

Tel: +351 289800800

Fax: +351 289818802

AFS: LPFRYDYA

SITA: FAOKAXH

Email: faro.airport@ana.pt

URL: http://www.ana.pt

7Types of traffic permitted (IFR/VFR)

IFR / VFR

8Remarks

NIL

LPFR AD 2.3  Operational hours

1AD Administration06:00-24:00 (05:00-23:00)*
2Customs and immigration

H24

3Health and sanitation

On request

4AIS Briefing OfficeH24**
5ATS Reporting Office (ARO)H24***
6MET Briefing Office

H24

7ATS

H24

8Fuelling08:00-24:00 (07:00-23:00). Other times on request with surcharge
9Handling06:00-24:00 (05:00-23:00). Other times on request
10Security

H24

11De-icing

NIL

12Remarks* Aerodrome OPS HR extension will be considered until 01:00 (00:00) of the next day, if requested until 23:30 (22:30), regarding force majeure cases specified in AD 1.1.6, through Airport Duty Manager

Tel: +351 289800610

Fax: +351 289818440

Email: lpfraro@nav.pt

SITA: FAOKAXH


** Through Faro or Lisboa AIS Briefing Office

Tel:+351 289894176 (recorded)

Tel:+351 289894175 (recorded)

Email: lpfraro@nav.pt

URL:https://fplbriefing.nav.pt


*** Through Faro or Lisboa ATS Reporting Office (ARO)

Tel:+351 289894176 (recorded)

Tel:+351 289894175 (recorded)

Email: lpfraro@nav.pt

URL:https://fplbriefing.nav.pt

LPFR AD 2.4  Handling services and facilities

1Cargo handling facilities:

High lift loader, conveyor belts, fork lifts. Sufficient number of various vehicles and equipment.

2Fuel/oil types

JET A1 / MOBIL JET OIL II, BP TURBO OIL 2380 and EXXON HYJET V (Hydraulic)

3Fuelling facilities/capacity

Hydrant System (JET A1)

JET A1 - Total capacity 3.200.000 litres. Maximum delivery rate: 75 litres per second. Defuelling not available.

4De-icing facilities

NIL

5Hangar space available for visiting aircraft

NIL

6Repair facilities for visiting aircraft

By arrangement with Louro- Aircraft Maintenance (J.A.R. - 145)

Phone: +351 289800825 and Mobile +351 962735578

FAX: +351 289800825

TAP Faro Maintenance

Tel: +351 289800737 and mobile +351 927052561

Fax: +351 289818241

Email: manfao.me@tap.pt

7RemarksOxygen and related servicing – None More information concerning Handling Services on AD 2.23

LPFR AD 2.5  Passenger facilities

1Hotels

In City

2Restaurants

AD restaurant 300 meals per hour

3TransportationBuses 05:25-00:10 (04:25-23:10), Taxis and Rent-a-Car
4Medical facilitiesFirst aid treatment daily from 06:00-24:00 (05:00-23:00), 1 ambulance.Medical emergency services available on request.Hospital in city 6 KM (3.24NM)
5Bank and Post OfficeNIL
6Tourist Office

Yes

7Remarks

NIL

LPFR AD 2.6  Rescue and fire fighting services

1AD category for fire fightingCAT 8
2Rescue equipmentIn accordance with Table 5.2 of ICAO DOC. 9137 - AN/898 PART I.
3Capability for removal of disabled aircraft

All aircraft up to maximum weight of 150 tons with gear down and operational

4RemarksHours of OPS/Service: 05:30-24:00 (04:30-23:00). Assured in case of aerodrome OPS HR extension.
CAT 9 will be granted based on approved slots with CAT 9 aircraft or if requested by an airline to Apron Management Service, at least 72 hours prior to operation. Request for higher RFF service category shall be sent using one of the following channels:

SITA: FAOKAXH

Email: faoairportsup@ana.pt

Fax: +351 289818440

For RFFS issues contact:

Tel: +351 289800634 and Mobile +351 961770101

Email: fao.arff.sup@ana.pt

LPFR AD 2.7  RUNWAY SURFACE CONDITION ASSESSEMENT AND REPORTING AND SNOW PLAN

1Type(s) of clearing equipment

NIL

2Clearance priorities

NIL

3Use of material for movement area surface treatmentNIL
4Specially prepared winter runwaysNIL
5RemarksFor further information, see also Section AD 1.2.2. - RUNWAY SURFACE CONDITIONS ASSESSMENT AND REPORTING AND SNOW PLAN.

LPFR AD 2.8  Aprons, taxiways and check locations data

1

Apron Surface and Strength

APRONSURFACESTRENGTHREMARKS
NWCONCPCN 85/R/B/W/TStands: 202, 204, 206, 208, 210, 212
SWCONCPCN 85/R/B/W/TStands: 201, 203, 205, 207, 209, 211, 213
NCONCPCN 85/R/B/W/TStands: 314, 316, 318, 320, 322, 324
SCONCPCN 59/R/B/W/TStands: 321, 323, 325
NECONCPCN 72/R/B/W/TStands:432, 434, 436, 442, 444, 446, 452, 454, 456, 462, 464, 466
SECONCPCN 72/R/B/W/TStands:451, 453, 455, 461, 463, 465, 471, 473, 475
MCONC PCN 46/R/B/W/TStand: 500
2

Taxiway width, surface and strength

TAXIWAY

WIDTH

SURFACESTRENGTH
A

23M

ASPHPCN 90/F/A/W/T
B

23M

ASPHPCN 90/F/A/W/T
C1

23M

ASPHPCN 90/F/A/W/T
C2

23M

ASPHPCN 90/F/A/W/T
D26MASPHPCN 79/F/A/W/T
E23MASPHPCN 65/F/A/W/T
F

23M

ASPHPCN 90/F/A/W/T
P

23M

ASPHPCN 90/F/A/W/T
RD25MASPHPCN 65/F/A/W/T
RG25MASPHPCN 79/F/A/W/T
3Altimeter Checkpoint location and elevationSee Aircraft Parking/Docking Chart
4VOR Checkpoint locations

Not established

5INS Checkpoint positionsSee Aircraft Parking/Docking Chart

6

Remarks

NIL

LPFR AD 2.9  Surface movement guidance and control system and markings

1

Use of aircraft stand ID signs, TWY guide lines and visual docking/parking guidance system at aircraft stands

2

RWY/TWY markings and lights

Runway: Centre line, Threshold, Edge and End marked and lighted. Designation and Fixed Distances marked. Taxiway: Centre Line, Runway Holding Positions. Taxiway intersection markings.

3

Stop bars

On TWY C1, TWY F, TWY E, TWY P (direction of RWY 28), TWY P (direction of RWY 10), TWY RD and TWY RG
4

Remarks

See also LPFR AD 2.24.01-1 and LPFR AD 2.24.02-1

LPFR AD 2.10  Aerodrome obstacles

In approach/TKOF areasIn circling area and at aerodrome
12
RWY/Area affectedObstacle type Elevation Marking/LightingCoordinatesObstacle type Elevation Markings/LGTCoordinates
abcab
See LPFR AD 2.24.04-1
Remarks:

All obstacles outside approach and take-off areas are provided with day marking and obstructions lighting.

LPFR AD 2.11  Meteorological information provided

1Associated MET OfficeFARO AMO
2Hours of serviceH24
3Office responsible for TAF preparation Periods of validity CPVM-AERO MWO/AMO
24 HR - issuance every 6 hours
4Trend forecastInterval of issuance

NIL

5Briefing/consultation providedBriefing on observed meteorological conditions: personal or by phone.
Briefing on expected meteorological conditions: By phone provided by the CPVM-AERO MWO/AWO (see GEN 3.5.4).
6Flight documentationLanguage(s) usedC, CR
English, Portuguese
7Charts and other information available for briefing or consultationP, S, SWH, SWM, W
8Supplementary equipment available for providing informationSelf-briefing, WXR
9ATS units provided with informationFaro TWR and APP
10Additional information (limitation of service, etc.)FARO AMO:

Tel: +351 289818698

Fax: +351 289818456

Email: lpfr@ipma.pt

AFS: LPFRYMYM

CPVM-AERO MWO/AMO:

Tel: +351 218474583

Fax: +351 218402370

Email: met.aero@ipma.pt

LPFR AD 2.12  Runway physical characteristics

DesignationsTRUE BRGDimensions of RWY (M)Strength (PCN) and surface of
RWY and SWY
THR COORD
RWY End
COORD THR
Geoid Undulation
THR elevation and highest
elevation of TDZ
of precision APCH RWY
Slope of RWY-SWY
1234567

10

100.07

2490x45

PCN 80/F/A/W/T

Asph

THR

370102.00N

0075908.21W

RWY END

370048.15N

0075730.66W

THR GEOID
52.4M
THR: 7MSee LPFR AD 2.24.04-1

28

280.07

THR

370048.42N

0075732.55W

RWY END

370102.27N

0075910.11W

THR GEOID

52.4M
THR: 5.5M
TDZ: 5.5M
DesignationsSWY dimensions (M)CWY dimensions (M)Strip dimensions (M)RESAOFZRemarks
18910111213

10

NIL155x1502610X300

130X90

NIL

THR 10 and 28: both displaced 45M.

28

155x150

90x90

YES

LPFR AD 2.13  Declared distances

RWY DesignatorTORA (M)TODA (M)ASDA (M)LDA (M)Remarks
123456

10

2490

2645

2490

2445

28

2490

2645

2490

2445

LPFR AD 2.14  Approach and runway lighting

RWY DesignatorAPCH light Type / Length / IntensityTHR Light colour/WBARVASIS typeTDZ lengthRWY Centre Line Lights Length / spacing / colour/ IntensityRWY edge Lights Length / spacing / colour/ IntensityRWY End Lights Colour / WBARSWY Light Length ColourRemarks
12345678910

10

PALS CAT I /450M / VRB

G VRB

PAPI - Slope 3.0°, right MEHT - 69FT

NIL

1590M
15M spacingColour W VRBLast 900M to300M
15M spacing alternated Colour R / W VRBLast 300M 15M spacing Colour R VRB

1890M

60M spacing Colour W VRB

Last 600

60M spacing

Colour Y VRB

R VRB

NIL

Runway lighting variable

28

PALS CAT II /450M / VRB

G VRB

PAPI - Slope 3.0º, left MEHT - 69FT900M1590M
15M spacingColour W VRBLast 900M to300M
15M spacing alternated Colour R /
W VRB Last 300M
15M spacing Colour R VRB

1890M

60M spacing Colour W VRB

Last 600

60M spacing

Colour Y VRB

R VRB

NIL

LPFR AD 2.15  Other lighting, secondary power supply

1ABN/IBN location, characteristics and hours of operation
2LDI location and lighting Anemometer location and lightingLDI: NIL
Anemometers:
RWY28: Left Side, 412M THR, 97M RWY Centreline. Lighted
RWY10: Right Side, 414M THR, 98M RWY Centreline. Lighted
Middle Point: 1190M THR RWY28, 97M Left Side RWY28
Centreline. Lighted
3TWY edge and centre line lightingEdge: Only on intersection curves of TWY P, TWY F and TWY C1 with RWY 10/28 and TWY A with TWY P.

Centre: All taxiways

Coded TWY Centre Line Lights (yellow/green) to indicate Localizer Sensitive Area on TWY P, RG, F, C1, RD.

4Secondary power supply/switch-over time

Secondary power supply conforms with requirements of Annex 14

5Remarks

Emergency lights available for runway and taxiways

LPFR AD 2.16  Helicopter landing area

1Coordinates TLOF or THR of FATO

NIL

2TLOF and/or FATO elevation

NIL

3TLOF and FATO area dimensions, surface, strength, marking

NIL

4True BRG of FATO

NIL

5Declared distance available

NIL

6APCH and FATO lighting

NIL

7Remarks

NIL

LPFR AD 2.17  ATS airspace

1Designation and lateral limits

FARO CTR

A circle with 5NM radius centred at VFA DVOR/DME and two rectangular surfaces defined by the following points:

  1. 365914N0080426W - 370013N0081118W -370508N0081014W - 370409N 0080310W.
  2. 370240N0075242W - 370139N0074538W - 365643N0074644W - 365742N0075336W.
2Vertical limits

2000FT ALT (600M)

3Airspace classification

C

4ATS unit call sign / Language(s)

Faro Approach Faro Tower

Faro Ground

EN, PT

5Transition altitude

4000FT

6Remarks

NIL

LPFR AD 2.18  ATS communication facilities

Service designationCall signFrequencyHours of OperationRemarks
12345

APP

FARO Approach

119.405 MHZ

H24

Primary

121.500 MHZ

Emergency

376.750 MHZ

243.000 MHZ

Emergency

TWR

FARO Tower

120.755 MHZ

H24

Primary

121.500 MHZ

Emergency

119.130 MHZ

Secondary

376.750 MHZ

243.000 MHZ

Emergency

SMC

FARO Ground

118.580 MHZ

Broadcast by ATIS

Primary

ATIS

FARO Information

124.205 MHZ (arrivals)

121.560 MHZ (departures)

H24

ATIS Service also available by ACARS for aircraft equipped with ACARS Management Unit.

Providers are: SITA for datalink communication and FARO Control for ATIS Services.

Telephone Service: +351 289894198 or 2298 of NAV Portugal E.P.E. internal network.

LPFR AD 2.19  Radio navigation and landing aids

Type Category (MAG Variation)IDFrequencyHours of operationSite of transmitting antenna coordinatesElevation of DME transmitting antennaRemarks
1234567
DMEDMLCH 92XH24374202.7N
0074549.1W
360 MCoverage:
140 NM / FL 150
DMEDMXCH 22XH24370944.5N
0083652.2W
60 MCoverage:
100 NM / FL 150
DMEDPRCH 52XH24372649.2N
0073524.8W
270 MCoverage:
100 NM / FL 150
DMEDSLCH 30XH24371827.2N
0075744.2W
600 MCoverage:
80 NM / FL 150
DMEFARCH 49XH24370031.7N
0075532.9W
100FTCoverage:
50NM
DVOR
(01º W -2020)

VFA

112.80 MHZ

H24

370048.7N
0075830.0W
Coverage: 200NM FL500

Not Usable:

340º/060º blw 4000FT byd 40NM

DME

VFA

CH 75X

H24370048.9N
0075829.6W

100FT

Coverage:

200NM FL 500

Not Usable:

340º/060º blw 4000FT byd 40NM
ILS RWY 28 (CAT II/T/4)
LOC
(01º W - 2020)
IIF109.50 MHZH24370103.3N
0075916.2W
Front Course angle: 4.6°
GP / DMEIIF332.60 MHZ
DME: 32X
H24370046.7N
0075745.2W
100FTGP angle: 3º
ILS RWY 10 (CAT I/C/4)
LOC
(01º W - 2020)
FIT110.50 MHZH24370046.9N
0075721.9W
Front Course angle: 4.6°
GP / DMEFIT329.60 MHZ
DME: 42X
H24370056.5N
0075856.9W
100FTGP angle: 3º

LPFR AD 2.20  Local Aerodrome regulations

1. Limitations on use of aerodrome

Restricted to ACFT capable of maintaining two way communications with Faro TWR. For request of Airport Slots see GEN 1.2.1.

2. Apron Management

All Apron management runway inspections are coordinated with ATC. Follow-me vehicles are equipped with bilateral radioequipment and marshallers should maintain radio listening at all times. No ATS communications available with the follow- mevehicles. Programming, allocation and changes of aircraft parking positions, are Apron management service responsibility. Follow-me vehicles or marshallers, may be forced to stop the aircraft taxi for operational / safety reasons. FARO Airport Apron Management Service:

  1. Service designation: Apron Management Service
  2. Call Sign: FARO Safety
  3. Frequency: 131.450MHZ
  4. Hours of Operation: H24
  5. Remarks: Refuelling with PAX on board; Engine start up on stand; Engine test run; APU INOP; Other safety procedures.

3. Push-Back, engine start-up and taxi procedures

3.1 Push Back

Pilots should only request PUSH-BACK when they are actually ready to do so (Ground staff and tug ready).Aircraft outgoing from a nose in STAND must be pushed back. Use of reverse thrust for manoeuvring not permitted.All push back manoeuvres should be done in accordance with the Breakaway points (BP) procedure in force. There are 22 BP,BP1 and BP2 to 22 (pairs) for push back facing East, and BP3 to 21 (odds) for push back facing West.If unable to comply with the designated BP, handler must inform pilot, and pilot must inform ATC.

Other procedures may be assigned by ATC due to operational reasons.Push and hold manoeuvres are coordinated with ATC and Apron management service.

Aircraft will be parked in stands 321, 323 and 325 in outgoing nose out position. When cleared for taxi, pilots are reminded to use low power.

Push-back and Start/Gate Entry for ILS CAT I/II Operations:

  1. Push-back and Start/Gate Entry Procedures are assisted by marshaller and/or follow-me.
  2. Departing aircraft shall wait for RVR improvement at the stand.

3.2 Engine Start-Up

Until 10 minutes prior to EOBT, departing traffic shall contact Faro Ground or Faro TWR, as announced by ATIS. This contact with ATC is to inform/receive:

  1. Parking Position
  2. ATIS ACK
  3. ATC Clearance which includes:
    • Aircraft Identification
    • Clearance Limit, normally Destination Aerodrome
    • Designator of the assigned SID, if applicable. When receiving the Designator of the assigned SID, pilots shall comply with the published SID vertical profile and,
    • Any other necessary instructions or information not contained in the SID description, e.g. CTOT.

Start-up on Stand and cross bleed starts must be coordinated with Apron Management followed by the request to ATC (see also para 4.3)

Start-up is allowed during push-back manoeuvre.

Anti-Collision lights must be activated during Push-Back manoeuvre and whenever engines are operating.

3.3 Taxiing

Aircraft using the apron must taxi following the continuous yellow centre line marking the apron axis and shall use the lowest possible power setting.

Pilots are reminded about the extreme importance of maintaining a careful lookout at all times.

Due to intake area ACFT type B747 or similar are requested to taxi with outboard engines on IDLE.

Taxi lights must be activated during taxiing and switched off when in final position for parking.

3.4 Taxi for ILS CAT I/II Operations

General

Taxi instructions will be supported by the convenient switched on/off of taxiway centre line lights (green) and STOP BAR LIGHTS (red). So, Pilots shall stop and request further instructions at any STOP BAR lighted, as well as at any segment of taxiway centre line lights, unlighted.
Taxiway centre line lights within localizer sensitive area are coded by alternate yellow and green lights (See also AD 2.15)

4. Use of Ground Power Unit (GPU), use of Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)

4.1 Use of  GPU

The use of mobile autonomous GPU in not allowed when ACFT are parked at stands provided with Apron Drive Loading Bridges (314, 316, 318, 320, 322 and 324),except if GPU system at the Loading Bridge is unserviceable.

4.2 Use of

The use of must be limited as much as possible.

may be used at stands 314, 316, 318, 320, 322 and 324.

Narrow-Body ACFT are allowed to use until 5 minutes after “chocks on” and 10 minutes before ETD.

Wide-Body ACFT are allowed to use until 10 minutes after “chocks on” and 20 minutes before ETD

EXEMPTIONS: If air conditioning system at the Loading Bridge is unserviceable.

4.3 unserviceability

Whenever an ACFT is out of service, crew shall advise Apron Management Service or Handler.

Whenever an ACFT is out of service, one engine start-up is permitted on the stand, before starting the push-back manoeuvre. However, a previous authorization shall be obtained from Apron Management Service, before Start-up clearance from Faro TWR.

Follow-Me assistance is mandatory.

5. Engine test runs

Engine test runs are allowed from 06:00 (05:00) to 24:00 (23:00) on the condition that a previous authorization is obtained from the Apron Management Service. Operators shall indicate the real time of start and duration of the test.

Engine test runs in idle power may take place on stands, exception on stands 314, 316, 318, 320, 322 and 324 whenever the Apron Drive Loading Bridges are connected to the ACFT and the test is limited to a maximum of 5 minutes.

Engine test runs above idle power shall take place in a location designated by Apron Management Service ( TWY C2, TWY P or TWY E).

RFF services assistance is mandatory.

6. Local flights

All landings and take-off at LPFR for training, test and instruction flights are only permitted between 07:00 and 22:00(06:00- 21:00). Those flights must be paid directly to AMS (Apron Management Service) except if the Operator has an open account with FARO Airport or a local representative responsible for the payment of landing fees.

In order to avoid unexpected delays Operators are advised to coordinate training, test and or instruction flights with consecutive take-off and landings at least 72 hours before operation with the Apron Management Service. For that purpose use SITA FAOKAXH, FAX +351 289818440, Email: faoairportsup@ana.pt

Practice of Instruments or Visual Approaches to LPFR for training, test and or instruction flights are not allowed between 06:00 - 06:59 and 22:01 - 23:59 UTC (IATA Winter) and 05:00 - 05:59 UTC and 22:01 - 23:59 UTC (IATA Summer).

7. Apron operational procedures, Follow-Me guidance and Marshaller assistance

7.1 Apron operational procedures

Stands 201 to 209, 211 and 213.

Apron Taxilane located on that area of the Apron is restricted to ACFT with a wingspan up to 44 meters, thus the following type of aircraft (A332, A333, A342, A343, A345, A346, A350, A388, B762, B763, B764, B742, B743, B744, B772, B773, B787) are not permitted to enter Taxiway ALPHA and taxi on Apron Taxilane. ACFT allocated to stands 201, 203, 205, 207, 209, 211 and 213 shall use TWY “Alpha” to enter the apron, except for aircraft code letter A and B or previous coordination between ATC and Apron Management Service. Pilots operating in these stands should manoeuvre the aircraft taking into account the slope (7.8%) of the adjacent taxiway safety strip.

Stands 201 to 209, 211, 213, 321, 323, 325, 432 to 475.

Those stands are nose in / push-back operation without any automatic guidance system other than centreline and nose-wheel stop position.

Other procedures (nose-out) may be assigned by Apron Management Service, due to operational reasons.

Stands 314, 316, 318, 320, 322 and 324.

Those stands are nose in / push-back operation with automatic guidance system served with Apron Drive Loading Bridges.

7.2 Follow-Me guidance

Follow-Me guidance is provided in all stands. Pilots must stop aircraft and stand by at the stand threshold, if Follow-me isnot present.

Follow-Me assistance and wing clearance will be provided on TWY P, between TWY A and TWY B, to aircraft code letter E.

Follow-Me assistance will be available on request, except for ACFT with wingspan larger than 65 meters, for which Follow-Me and Marshaller assistance is compulsory in the entire Airport Area.

7.3 Marshaller assistance Marshaller assistance is mandatory for parking, except stands with automatic guidance system.

7.4 General Aviation

General Aviation/Business aviation Aircraft will use stands 201, 203, 205, 207, 209, 211 and 213 for parking and refuelling purposes.

Crew and passengers shall wait near the ACFT for transportation to the Ramp Control / AIS / Meteo / Terminal.

7.5 Parking restrictions

Faro AD has 30 stands or 37 stand positions (mixed configuration), depending on aircraft category, all nose-in STANDS. 6 Stands with Apron Drive Loading Bridges and Automatic guidance system.

Due to parking restrictions at Faro Airport, all aircraft other than those based at Faro, are not allowed to park more than 72 hours. If coordinated at least 72 hours prior to operation, the Airport Director may grant exceptions. For contact use SITA: FAOKAXH, FAX: +351 289818440, E-mail: faoairportsup@ana.pt

8. Refuel Operations

All refuelling operations with passengers on board, embarking, disembarking or in transit, must be coordinated with Apron Management Service. Technical stops and diverted flights shall inform Apron Management through FARO SAFETY frequency 131.450 MHZ about the number of people on board and if they request or not the presence near the aircraft of the fire brigade vehicle.

LPFR AD 2.21  Noise abatement procedures

See AD 1.1.5 Noise Abatement Procedures

See AD 1.1.6 Restrictions for nocturnal flights for civil aircraft on Portuguese airports and/or aerodromes

LPFR AD 2.22  Flight procedures

1. ILS CAT I/II OPERATIONS

1.1 Runway 28, subject to serviceability of the required facilities, is suitable for CAT II operations by operators whose minima have been accepted by ANAC.

1.2 Low Visibility Operations Procedures (LVP) will be in course whenever:

  1. Runway Visual Range (RVR) - TDZ RWY28 is 800M or below; or,
  2. Cloud Base Height (CBH) - RWY28 is 200FT or below; or,
  3. Visibility conditions decrease rapidly;

Irrespective of the serviceability state of the ILS, lighting, stand-by power, etc. Pilots will be informed when these procedures are in use by RTF if ATIS is unserviceable through the message “ ATC LOW VISIBILITY PROCEDURES IN FORCE”.

1.3 ATC Low Visibility Procedures

  1. Ground Safeguarding Procedures will ensure that ILS protection areas (Critical and Sensitive) are clear of (KNOWN) traffic before issuing the landing clearance (never after 2NM final).
  2. When the aircraft reaches that point and landing clearance cannot be issued, it will be instructed to carry out a missed approach procedure.
  3. Any incident detected that may affect the Low Visibility Procedures or any change of the operational minima will be communicated, immediately, to ATC units involved.
  4. Pilots will be informed by ATC of any unserviceabilities in the promulgated facilities so that they can amend their minima, if necessary, according to their operations manual.
  5. A change in operation, if caused by a failure expected to last more than one hour, will be promulgated by a NOTAM.
  6. Aircraft awaiting weather improvement in the holding area will be stacked from FL070 upward.
  7. Pilots shall report RWY ILS Localizer Sensitive Area vacated when aircraft passes the last alternate green yellow TWY centreline lights.

1.4 Runway Visual Range

Runway Visual Range values will be reported by ATC for TDZ (Touchdown) RWY 28.
For any of the two other positions, MID (Midpoint) and END (Stop-end), ATC will only report their RVR values if they are:

  1. Less than the value reported for TDZ and less than 800M;
  2. less than 350M, or;
  3. requested by the pilot.

1.5 Practice CAT II Approaches

Pilots who wish to practice CAT II approaches are to request practice CAT II approaches, on initial contact with FARO APPROACH (e.g. “REQUEST PRACTICE CAT II APPROACH”).
For practice approaches there is no guarantee that the full safeguarding procedures will be applied and pilots should anticipate the possibility of resultant ILS signal disturbance.

2. STANDARD INSTRUMENT DEPARTURES FROM FARO AERODROME

GENERAL REMARKS:

NON RNAV1-GNSS equipped aircraft shall advise ATC when requesting ATC CLR, and expect alternative instructions.

RADAR VECTORING:

Radar Vectoring involving deviation from SID may be used by Faro Approach to expedite traffic.

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE:

In the event of RCF squawk A7600:

  1. Fly at/to the last assigned and acknowledged level or to the level of SID if is higher than the last assigned level until passing 30 NM DME VFA DVOR/DME;
  2. Thereafter adjust level and speed in accordance with the filed flight plan;
  3. If being radar vectored or proceeding offset, when passing 30 NM DME VFA DVOR/DME, rejoin the current flight plan route and proceed in accordance with item 2 above;
  4. If cleared DCT to..., fly at/to the assigned and acknowledged level or to FL060, whichever is higher, until passing
    30 NM DME VFA DVOR/DME, maintain the current flight plan route and proceed in accordance with item 2 above.

See also STANDARD INSTRUMENT DEPARTURE (SID) charts.

3. RNAV DEPARTURE ROUTES FROM FARO AERODROME

GENERAL REMARKS:

NIL

RADAR VECTORING:

Radar Vectoring involving deviation from SID may be used by Faro Approach to expedite traffic.

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE:

In the event of RCF squawk A7600:

  1. Fly at/to the last assigned and acknowledged level or to the level of SID if is higher than the last assigned level until passing 30 NM DME VFA DVOR/DME;
  2. Thereafter adjust level and speed in accordance with the filed flight plan
  3. If being radar vectored or proceeding offset, when passing 30 NM DME VFA DVOR/DME, rejoin the current flight plan route and proceed in accordance with item 2 above.
  4. If cleared DCT to..., fly at/to the assigned and acknowledged level or to FL060, whichever is higher, until passing
    30 NM DME VFA DVOR/DME, maintain the current flight plan route and proceed in accordance with item 2 above.

See also RNAV SID charts.

4. RNAV ARRIVAL ROUTES TO FARO AERODROME

GENERAL REMARKS

NON-GNSS equipped aircraft shall proceed to VFA DVOR/DME and expect ATC instructions for final approach.

SPEED ADJUSTMENT:

See ENR section 1.5, sub-section 1.5.4 paragraph 2a)

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE:

In the event of RCF, squawk A 7600, fly at/to last assigned Level to VFA DVOR/DME and, over holding pattern, at ETA according CPL or EAT (when received and acknowledged), start descend to initial approach altitude to carry out a standard IFR approach according to IAC.

For aircraft equipped with onboard telephone, dial +351 289 89 41 63.

See also RNAV STAR charts.

5. NON-RNAV ARRIVAL ROUTES TO FARO AERODROME

NON-RNAV aircraft shall proceed to VFA DVOR/DME and expect ATC instructions for final approach.

NON-GNSS equipped aircraft shall proceed to VFA DVOR/DME and expect ATC instructions for final approach.

6. CONTINUOUS DESCENT OPERATIONS (CDO)

General Procedures

All STAR with designation K (KILO) are associated with CDO. Aircraft inbound Faro Airport performing SOTEX5K, ODEMI5K and ALAGU5K STAR will carry out a Continuous Descent Operation and will be required to comply with the following procedures:

Phraseology

The appropriate phraseology is as follows:The crew makes a request for the CDO, before SOTEX, ODEMI and ALAGU:

Pilot request to ATC
«[Concerned ATC Sector], TAP1245, requesting C-D-O Runway [28 or 10]»

[Concerned ATC Sector] replies as follows:
a) «TAP 1245, unable to approve CDO (reason), cleared/fly to...(Standard STAR)»
b) «TAP 1245, cleared for =====K»

Radio Communications Failure

In the event of RCF, squawk A 7600, fly at/to last assigned Level to VFA VOR/DME and, over holding pattern, at ETA according CPL or EAT (when received and acknowledged), start descend to initial approach altitude to carry out a standard IFR approach according to IAC.For aircraft equipped with onboard telephone, dial +351 289 89 41 63.

See also RNAV CDO STAR charts.

7. HOLDING PROCEDURES

HLDG ID/FIX/WPTCoordinatesINBD TR(MAG)Direction of PTNMAX IAS(KT)MNM-MAXHLDG LVLFL/FT (MSL)TIME (MIN)or DISTOUBD

FARO/VFA

FARO DVOR/DME

370049N0075830W

282°

LEFT

230

3000 FT ALT

FL 140

1 MIN

FARO/VFA

FARO DVOR/DME

370049N0075830W

102°

RIGHT

230

3000 FT ALT

FL 140

1 MIN

FARO/VFA

FARO DVOR/DME

370049N0075830W

282°

LEFT

280

FL 150

FL 999

1.5 MIN

FARO/VFA

FARO DVOR/DME

370049N0075830W

102°

RIGHT

280

FL 150

FL 999

1.5 MIN

GEBTI
GEBTI
365906N0074109W
RDL098-DME14 VFA DVOR/DME
278°LEFT2303000 FT ALT FL 1405 NM

GENRO

GENRO

371135N0073653W

167°

RIGHT

230

4000 FT ALT

FL 140

1 MIN

GIMAL

GIMAL

364552N0080021W

RDL187-DME15 VFA DVOR/DME

007°

RIGHT

230

3000 FT ALT

FL 140

5 NM

GIMAL

GIMAL

364552N0080021W

RDL187-DME15 VFA DVOR/DME

007°

RIGHT

265

FL 150

FL 220

10 NM
NOKSO
NOKSO
370502N0085647W
098°RIGHT230FL 100
FL 140
1 MIN

VENOL

VENOL

370424N0081524W

RDL286-DME14 VFA DVOR/DME

106°RIGHT230

3000 FT ALT

FL 140

5 NM

USALU

USALU

371320N0081801W

RDL310-DME20 VFA DVOR/DME

130°

RIGHT

230

5000 FT ALT

FL 140

5 NM

USALU
USALU
371320N0081801W
RDL310-DME20 VFA DVOR/DME
130°RIGHT240FL 150 FL 2008.5 NM

USALU

USALU

371320N0081801W

RDL310-DME20 VFA DVOR/DME

130°

RIGHT

265

FL 210 FL 220

10 NM

LPFR AD 2.23  Additional information

1. Bird hazard warning

The birds activity is characterized by the presence of sea and colonial birds permanently in the vicinity of the airfield area, mainly during the Spring/Summer periods. Birds activity increases two hours before sunrise and sunset. Typical flight profiles predominantly East-West and North-South at highs between 10 meters (33FT) and 70 meters (230FT). Specific specimen groups reach 300 meters (1000FT) high during migration periods.

Gas cannon devices installed around runway 28/10 and automatically activated during Airport Operational Hours. Pilots are advised that birds may not be promptly detected.

During daylight Falconry is also used, with predatory birds, such as Falcons and Hawks to drive birds away. For bird dispersal purposes, it’s possible to broadcast alarm and distress calls, use automatic LP gas exploders and laser bird dispersal.

2. Handling services

All commercial aircraft operating in FARO Aerodrome must be represented by one of the agents mentioned on the list below.

Taxi/private crews are advised to contact agent before operation. Crew, Passengers and baggage transportation is only provided by full handling agents. Cargo handling is only provided by full handling agents.

Suppliers of Ground Handling Services:

GROUNDFORCE

Tel: + 351 289800750

Tel: + 351 969606466 (mobile)

SITA: FAOEXHX

Email: hoc.fao@groundforce.pt

VHF Frequency: 131.480 MHZ

PORTWAY HANDLING DE PORTUGAL S.A.

Tel: + 351 289889401

Fax: + 351 289889403

SITA: FAOKOXH

SITA: FAOKRXH

SITA: FAOKLXH

Email: faro.ops@portway.pt

VHF Frequency: 131.875 MHZ Call sign “Portway Faro”


Suppliers of Ground Handling Services for General Aviation (GA) / Business Aviation (BA) (AIRCRAFT up to 10 tons or 20 available seats):

ELITESKY

Tel: +351 939495360 (mobile)

Email: fao@elitesky.pt

Email: rodrigo.cintra@elitesky.pt

VHF Frequency: Not Available

OMNI

Tel: +351 914641743 (mobile)

Fax: + 351 289800788

Email: fao@omnihandling.com

VHF Frequency: 123.755 MHZ

SAFEPORT

Tel: + 351 289150200

Tel: +351 910285371 (mobile)

Email: faro@safeport.aero

VHF Frequency: 123.025 MHZ

SKY VALET

Tel: +351 910996234 (mobile)

Fax: + 351 289094867

Email: lpfr@jetbase.biz

AFS: KLISJBFX

VHF Frequency: Not Available

Suppliers of Ground Administration and Supervision:

GROUNDLINK

Tel: + 351 911502373 (mobile)

Email: faohandling@groundlink.eu

Email: office@groundlink.eu

PTS - PORTUGAL TOURIST SERVICES

Tel: +351 914395999 (mobile)

Fax: +351 289818381

SITA: FAOUGCR

Email: ptsfaro@mail.telepac.pt

VHF Frequency: Not Available


Self - Handling:

RYANAIR

Tel: +351 968867017 (mobile)

Tel: +351 289247025

SITA: FAOGLXH

Email: faoops@groundlink.eu

VHF Frequency: 131.410 MHZ Call sign “Ryanair Faro Operations”

LPFR AD 2.24  Charts related to an aerodrome

NamePage
AERODROME CHART- ICAO
AIRCRAFT PARKING/DOCKING CHART-ICAO
AERODROME OBSTACLE CHART-ICAO Type A (RWY 10-28)
PRECISION APPROACH TERRAIN CHART-ICAO (RWY 28)
STANDARD DEPARTURE CHART - INSTRUMENT (SID) – ICAO (RWY 10 AMSEL7E BAROK7E NARTA7E ODEMI7E ORTOP7E XAPAS9E XAPAS7L)
STANDARD DEPARTURE CHART - INSTRUMENT (SID) – ICAO (RWY 28 AMSEL7U BAROK7U NARTA7U ODEMI9U ODEMI2S ORTOP7U XAPAS9U XAPAS7V)
STANDARD DEPARTURE CHART - INSTRUMENT (SID) – ICAO (RNAV RWY 10 ALAGU3F GIMAL3F NIRAK3F ODEMI3F ODEMI3G OSLAD3F)
STANDARD DEPARTURE CHART - INSTRUMENT (SID) – ICAO (RNAV RWY 28 EVURA1V IXOLI1V ODEMI1V OSLAD1V SOTEX1V TUPIX1V)
STANDARD ARRIVAL CHART - INSTRUMENT (STAR) – ICAO (RNAV RWY 10 GIMAL7C IXOLI7C SOTEX7C USALU8C TUPIX7C)
STANDARD ARRIVAL CHART - INSTRUMENT (STAR) – ICAO (RNAV RWY 28 ALAGU7A NIRAK7A MARIM7A ODEMI9A ODEMI7B GENRO8A GIMAL7A)
STANDARD ARRIVAL CHART - INSTRUMENT (STAR) – (RNAV CDO RWY 10 SOTEX5K)
STANDARD ARRIVAL CHART - INSTRUMENT (STAR) – (RNAV CDO RWY 28 ODEMI5K)
STANDARD ARRIVAL CHART - INSTRUMENT (STAR) – (RNAV CDO RWY 28 ALAGU5K)
ATC SURVEILLANCE MINIMUM ALTITUDE CHART
INSTRUMENT APPROACH CHART-ICAO – (DVOR Z RWY 10 CAT A-B-C-D)
INSTRUMENT APPROACH CHART-ICAO – (DVOR Y RWY 10 CAT A-B)
INSTRUMENT APPROACH CHART-ICAO – (DVOR Y RWY 10 CAT C-D)
INSTRUMENT APPROACH CHART-ICAO – (DVOR Z RWY 28 CAT A-B-C-D)
INSTRUMENT APPROACH CHART-ICAO – (DVOR Y RWY 28 CAT A-B)
INSTRUMENT APPROACH CHART-ICAO – (DVOR Y RWY 28 CAT C-D)
INSTRUMENT APPROACH CHART-ICAO – ILS OR LOC-Z RWY10
INSTRUMENT APPROACH CHART-ICAO – ILS OR LOC Y RWY 10
INSTRUMENT APPROACH CHART-ICAO – ILS OR LOC Z RWY 28
INSTRUMENT APPROACH CHART-ICAO – ILS OR LOC Y RWY 28
INSTRUMENT APPROACH CHART-ICAO – RNP RWY10
VISUAL APPROACH CHART-ICAO