Published on June 11, 2013, 11:45 am

Viracopos intends to disable area of abandoned aircrafts

The International Airport of Viracopos, Campinas, aims to turn an area used as “aircraft graveyard” where aircraft no longer used are stationed. Among the four abandoned planes, three are stationed there since 2004.

The models are two DC-8 of Skymaster, one of VASP B737 and DC-8 of Montini Air. There are two more that have been seized by the IRS.

The concessionaire that manages the airport will have a meeting with representatives of the National Council of Justice (CNJ) in Brasilia. The abandoned aircrafts can not be disposed or sold without permission.

According to Marcelo Mota, the Operations Director of Concessionaire Aeroportos Brasil Viracopos, aircraft recovery is not economically feasible.

The Centurion Cargo that broke at the airport, letting Viracopos closed for 45 hours in October 2012, is being dismantled in the area, and, according to one official who deals with the operation of removal of parts of the aircraft, the process is already in finals.