Project Description

DEIMOS-2 Image of the Week (acquired on 3/5/2016): Teruel’s Airport

This image shows aircrafts in the Teruel’s airport, recognized as de aeronautical plataform of Teruel, PLATA, located in the autonomous community of Aragón, northeastern’s Spain. The airport is a peculiar one, specialized in aircrafts maintenance and storage, without involving passengers, cargo transportations or crews. The area’s records only 57 raining days yearly, and a relative humidity of 65%. With these climatic characteristics, the aircrafts are save from corrosion’s problems, besides their stay in Teruel’s facility can be as long as an entire season. The landing runway measures 2.8 km, allowing an easy landing for different typologies of aircraft. Teruel is Europe’s largest MRO and parking airport, counting on 340 hectares of available space. From its opening, nearly 3 years ago, the airport has seen its landing and take off operations being triplicated. For this reason, the public consortium managing the airport, plans to have ready its first expansion this summer.