(IATA: ALL, ICAO: LIMG)

graphic-airport

Height s.l.m.: 45 m. (149 ft)

Location: a Lift 7 km from Albenga, 4 miles from Alassio, 42 km from Savona, 60 km from Sanremo, 80 km from Genoa and 100 km from Nice to Ponente.

Geographic coordinates of the airport (LIMG): 44° 02'41 "years. N, 08°07’41” long. And.

Track: length 1429 m. + grassy strip Stop 140 m. Working width: 45 m. Resistance 25000 kg./SIWL (Single Isolated Wheel Load, weight per single wheel isolated).

Areas for parking: 12000 sq.m.. and macadam e 10000 sqm lawn compact.

Operations: from 08.00 to 20.00 local time

Service in flight: provided by ENAV (National Flight Assistance) and operates in frequency 123.85. Along the coast, almost on the extended runway center line is located NDB beacon frequency 420. Night operations are assisted by track lights, PAPI system to track 27, luci REILS; a series of 16 red lights indicate the obstacles near the Airport.

For more information on the procedures for landing and take-off, refer AIP.

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Pilot’s HomeRead more

Albenga airport offers a wide range of activities for aircrafts and helicopters, such as leisure flights, transport of persons and goods, and many air connections. Albenga airport also accommodates business jets, private jets, helicopter transfers, private aircrafts flying in for business or holidays, and much more. This website has been developed having in mind pilots and operators’ needs to operate into Albenga airport.

The airport is located in area which have unique orographic and meteorological characteristics. So this website is dedicated to provide all information to help pilots and operators to plan safely and effectively their flying activities.

At Albenga airport are allowed commercial and private flight operations according to VFR and IFR. All IFR procedures require a specific qualification.

All information to achieve the required qualification can be found on these pages.

To help planning the website will also provide other information such as Airport Fees & Charges, and Fuel Prices

NOTE: Use of this website does not constitute knowledge of official documentation such as AIP ITALIA and NOTAM which are still the only official documents of reference for flight planning.

Once again we wish you a pleasant journey into Albenga airport.

Aeroporto di Villanova d’Albenga S.p.A.
CEO – Giuseppe SCARLATA
Airport Operations Manager – Giuseppe SCARLATA
Aeroporto Internazionale di Villanova d’Albenga “C. Panero” – Sito ufficiale
International Airport of Villanova d’Albenga “C. Panero” – Official site

Familarization BriefingRead more

The Familiarization Briefing has the main objective to support pilot in his / her personal flight preparation.

The briefing will provide some general information concerning the main operational issues of Albenga Airport such as:

  • Airport general information
  • General operational requirements
  • Local Weather
  • Orography
  • Approach and departure procedures Communication procedure
  • Emergency and contingency procedures

However the personal flight preparation of any pilots intending to operate into Albenga shall go beyond the information contained in this pages, and shall be based on current official documents (i.e. AIP Italy, NOTAM, etc.).

NOTE: For the approach to Albenga the pilot/pilots is/are obliged to carry along a copy of the operator statement either in electronic form or printed on paper, together with the other flight documents and to present them anytime on demand.

NOTE: In case of Pilot operating into Albenga airport without holding the appropriate current qualification the Albenga Airport Authority will promptly inform the Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC).

ForewordRead more

The Albenga airport is a VFR and IFR airport open to private and commercial operators. The peculiar orographic situation of the airport poses a high risk of Contol Flight into Terrain (CFIT) and creates conditions for windshear and downdraft.

For this reason the VFR / IFR procedures require a specific qualification to fulfill the requirements of the concept for mandatory familiarization.

Aiming to support the that achievement of the qualification through an on-line test on this website, this briefing will provide all relevant information on local orography and weather, and on specific IFR procedures to familiarize pilots with local environment.

NOTE: Use of this website constitute knowledge of official documentation such as AIP ITALIA and NOTAMS

NOTE: The familiarization briefing was developed keeping in mind the pilot planning for VFR/IFR procedures

Edition: 1
Revision: 0
Status: Active
Date of issue: March 31, 2015
Author: Airport of Villanova d'Albenga S.p.A..
Owner: Restricted to Albenga Airport

NOTE: The entire content of this publication is property of Aeroporto di Villanova d’Albenga S.p.A. and copyright protected. Any reproduction requires the written approval of the Aeroporto di Villanova d’Albenga S.p.A., except for private use.

Legal DisclaimerRead more

Aeroporto di Villanova d’Albenga publishes the information available on www.aeroportoalbenga.it on behalf of the airport operator.

All data published on www.aeroportoalbenga.it have been approved by ENAC (Italian Civil Aviation Authority) and therefore have equal validity with the official publications published by ENAC and ENAV (Italian ATS Authority).

Anything published on www.aeroportoalbenga.it is legally binding.

Albenga airport may modify the contents of the www.aeroportoalbenga.it web site at any time without warning, and declines all responsibilities regarding possible errors in the texts contained in the web site.

Albenga airport is not liable towards web sites linking to www.aeroportoalbenga.it.

Flight information contained on this website are official and shall be used for flight operations purposes. For flight preparation use also the documentation published in the AIP Italia and NOTAMS.

All information published on www.aeroportoalbenga.it are property of Aeroporto di Villanova d’Albenga. All rights are reserved.

1. Airport General InformationRead more

Albenga Airport is located about 6 km west of the town of Albenga with an elevation of 149 feet AMSL.

The airport is located over a flat area surrounded by a mountainous area with reliefs of 1,535 feet AMSL in the vicinity of the runway and a peak of 3,583 feet AMSL within 8 NM from the centre of the runway track.

The airport is open to IFR and VFR flights, and to private, commercial and to scheduled traffic. The Aerodrome Operator is A.V.A. S.p.A. (Airport of Villanova d'Albenga) – Handling:

Tel.: +39 (0182) 582033 / Fax: +39 (0182) 582924
E-mail: info@rivierairport.it / ops@rivierairport.it (addresses available until january 31, 2016)

The ATS authority is ENAV S.p.A. – Wear Albenga:
Such: +39 (0182) 5851204 / Fax: +39 (0182) 5851210
E-mail: NAAV_Albenga@enav.it
The aerodrome operating hours are:
Summer: 06.00 UTC – 18.00 UTC
Winter: 07.30 UTC – 17.30 UTC

1.1. Airport OverviewRead more

LIMG – Aerodrome Chart ICAO

1.2. Airspace & Weather informationRead more

LIMG – Aerodrome Chart ICAO

The airport is located within a Class “G” ATZ with a radius of 3 NM and a vertical limit from GND up to 2,000 ft AGL.

The ATZ is partially inside MILANO TMA (Class “A” airspace).
The Weather Office is the ARO CBO Milano and is open 24H.

The office responsible for TAF preparation is UPM Milano and the TAF has a validity of 9 hours.

NOTE: Use of these information constitute knowledge of official documentation such as AIP ITALIA and NOTAMS

LIMG – Climatological Profile 15.00 local time

The previous analysis shows that at the 15.00 local time:

  • In the period November – February, the prevailing wind direction is from northerly sectors (330° through 060°). Due to the local orography, the steady wind is usually associated to gusts and turbulence very close to the ground. These conditions could lead to the presence of wind shear.
  • In the period March – October, the prevailing wind direction is from North-East. The wind intensity is very high and sometime can reach even 30 KTS leading to the developing of the wind shear phenomena. The intensity from other directions is usually lower than 10 KTS and does not affect the flying activities.

All the above lead to the following statement on the Albenga AIP:

“Aerodrome rarely affected by terrain-induced wind-shear phenomena, mostly originated by northern winds producing turbulence and vortices, which are highly variable both in space and time, along the approach path.”

1.3. AFISRead more

The airport has an AFIS:

Call sign: Albenga Aerodrome INFO
Frequency: 123.850 MHZ
Operating Hours: Summer 06.00Z – 18.00From / Winter 07.30Z – 17.30From

NOTE: Use of these information constitute knowledge of official documentation such as AIP ITALIA and NOTAMS

1.4. Runway InformationRead more
 
 

RWY Designation

 
 
 
 

QFU

 
 
 
 

Dimension (m)

 
 
 
 

Strenght and Surface

 
 
 
 

09

 
 
 
 

092°

 
 
 
 

1432 x 45

 
 
 
 

PCN 34 / F / B / Y / T ASPH

 
 
 
 

27

 
 
 
 

272°

 
 
 
 

1432 x 45

 
 
 
 

PCN 34 / F / B / Y / T ASPH

 
 
 
 

APPROACH AND RWY LIGHTING

 
 
 
 

I ID

 
 
 
 

Approach Light Type

 
 
 
 

THR

 
 
 
 

VESSELS

 
 
 
 

PAPI

 
 
 
 

MEHT (m)

 
 
 
 

TDZ

 
 
 
 

09

 
 
 
 

NIL

 
 
 
 

THR Green

 
 
 
 

NIL

 
 
 
 

4.5°(1) Left Side

 
 
 
 

13.4

 
 
 
 

NIL

 
 
 
 

27

 
 
 
 

SALS

 
 
 
 

THR Green

 
 
 
 

NIL

 
 
 
 

3.5° Left Side

 
 
 
 

13.4

 
 
 
 

NIL

 
 

(1) In accordance with EU Regulation 965/2012, CAT.POL.A.245, Commercial Air Transport operators shall have an approval for steep approach operations.

NOTE: I Papi 09 system axis is displaced 4° North of the RCL. Azimuth spread of the system is reduced to 5° at the left side of the RCL and 4° at the right side RCL. Obstacle protection surface is Non-Instrument. PAPI usable only following aerodrome circling approach, limited within 4NM ALB

DME and final approach route 4° displaced (RDL 278 ° VOR ALB). Not usable in the last 500 meters before THR.

NOTE: I Papi 27 system axis is displaced 4° north of the RCL, azimuth spread of the system is reduced to 5° at the left side and 4° at the right side RCL. Obstacle protection surface is Non- Instrumental.

NOTE: Use of these information constitute knowledge of official documentation such as AIP ITALIA and NOTAMS

1.5. Local Traffic RestrictionsRead more

Due to the peculiarity of the orography surrounding the aerodrome, in order to avoid interference between instrumental arriving/departing traffic with any other aircraft, no other traffic is allowed on Albenga aerodrome when an IFR departure / arrival is in progress.

Due to the peculiarity of the orography surrounding the aerodrome, in order to avoid interference between instrumental traffic bound to Albenga NDB (ABN) after a balked landing and any other aircraft, no other traffic is allowed in the airspace included between Albenga aerodrome and the holding pattern over Albenga NDB (ABN) when approach and landing is in progress.

Traffic circuit shall always be North of the RWY.

Traffic from / to extra European Union countries and out of Schengen Treaty is allowed every day with a previous request 3 hours before Flight Plan.

All general aviation aircraft movements from / to aprons must be conducted only with Marshall car assistance.

NOTE: Use of these information constitute knowledge of official documentation such as AIP ITALIA and NOTAMS

1.6. Procedures for VFR FlightsRead more

In order to facilitate VFR flight operations from/to Albenga airport, outside the ATZ the following visual reporting points are established:

CERIALE (MG-NE1) – suggested altitude for entering aircraft: 1500 ft AGL; suggested altitude for leaving aircraft: 1000 ft AGL
ALASSIO (MG-SE1) – suggested altitude for entering aircraft: 1500 ft AGL; suggested altitude for leaving aircraft: 1000 ft AGL

NOTE: Use of these information constitute knowledge of official documentation such as AIP ITALIA and NOTAMS

1.7. Training ActivityRead more

 

An acrobatic training area is also established over the aerodrome (see AIP ENR 5.5.2).

 

 

2. General Operation RequirementsRead more

The Albenga Airport is located in area which have unique orographic and meteorological characteristics. These characteristics impose some restrictions to the flying activities and pilot’s, operators, and aircraft shall hold specific qualifications.

To obtain the Albenga Airport Qualification the following requirements must be fulfilled:

  • The pilot (PIC) must hold a valid Pilot Qualification for the intended type of operation.
  • The aircraft must meet the performance requirements according to the Aircraft Certification, including (where necessary) a steep approach and landing certification.
  • In case of CAT (Commercial Air Transport) or NCC (Non-Commercial Air Operations with Complex Motor Powered Aircraft) according to Reg. (US) 800/2013 operations, the operator must develop a training program including contingency procedures (see “Operator Requirements (CAT & NCC)").

NOTE: In case of Pilot operating into Albenga airport without holding the appropriate current qualification the Albenga Airport Authority will promptly inform the Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC).

NOTE: For the approach to Albenga the pilot is obliged to carry along a copy of the operator statement either in electronic form or printed on paper, together with the other flight documents and to present them anytime on demand.

2.1. Types of Pilot QualificationRead more
2.2. Weather MinimaRead more
2.3. CAT Operator – Pilot Qualification Requirements – Type “B”Read more

Qualification level requested for PIC involved in CAT operations depends on the runway in use.

PIC / Commander must have an experience of at least 100h and 10 sectors in within a period of 120 consecutive days od 150 flight hours and flown 20 sectors (no time limit) achieved on the type of aircraft used for operation to/from Albenga airport.

The operator, who decided to conduce a VFR or IFR flight shall develop a specific Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to operate at Albenga airport.

This SOP shall at least contain:

  • Training program for the theoretical instruction, including a briefing and an final assessment (test);
  • Contingency procedure for a specific aircraft.

The Pilot Qualification Type “B” will last 12 months since the issue / revalidation of the qualification. To revalidate the qualification the pilot shall review the briefing and take the test as describe above.

NOTE: normal and contingency procedures for CAT Operators shall be registered into Operator’s O.M./D and approved by the Aviation Authority of the State where the Operator is registered.

The following flowchart summarize the training flow to achieve the Pilot Qualification Type “B”.

2.4. NCC Operator – Pilot Qualification Requirements – Type “B”Read more

NCC operators are divided in two categories :

NCC not according to Reg. (US) 800/2013 and NCC according to Reg. (US) 800/2013.

2.4.1 NCC Operator not according to reg.(US) 800/2013Read more

The operator shall develop a specific Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to operate at Albenga airport.

This SOP shall at least contain the contingency procedure for the specific aircraft.

The pilot will take the familiarization briefing and the familiarization test available on the airport website (http://www.aeroportoalbenga.it) then the Albenga Airport Authority will send a certificate of completion to the pilot / operator.

The following flowchart summarize the training flow to achieve the Pilot Qualification Type “B”.

The Pilot Qualification Type “B” will last 12 months since the issue / revalidation of the qualification.

To revalidate the qualification the pilot shall review the on-line briefing and take the test as describe above (on-line test or Company’s test) within 12 months since the issue / revalidation of the qualification.

After the pilot has taken the familiarization test the Albenga Airport Authority will send a certificate of completion to the pilot / operator.

2.4.2 NCC Operator according to reg.(US) 800/2013Read more

Qualification level requested for PIC involved in operations depends on the runway in use.

PIC / Commander must have an experience of at least 100h and 10 sectors in within a period of 120 consecutive days od 150 flight hours and flown 20 sectors (no time limit) achieved on the type of aircraft used for operation to/from Albenga airport.

The operator, who decided to conduce a VFR or IFR flight shall develop a specific Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to operate at Albenga airport.

This SOP shall at least contain:

– Training program for the theoretical instruction, including a briefing and an final assessment (test);
– Contingency procedure for a specific aircraft.

After this the PIC shall send to Albenga Airport Authority the ” Declaration of Competence ”

Alternatively the pilot will take the familiarization briefing and the familiarization test available on the airport website (http://www.aeroportoalbenga.it) then the Albenga Airport Authority will send a certificate of completion to the pilot / operator.

The following flowchart summarize the training flow to achieve the Pilot Qualification Type “B”.

The Pilot Qualification Type “B” will last 12 months since the issue / revalidation of the qualification.

To revalidate the qualification the pilot shall review the on-line briefing and take the test as describe above (on-line test or Company’s test) within 12 months since the issue / revalidation of the qualification.

After the pilot has taken the familiarization test the Albenga Airport Authority will send a certificate of completion to the pilot / operator.

2.5 NCO Operator (non commercial operation with non complex airplane)Read more

It is recommended that before commencing operations, the PIC will familiarize with procedure in use and facility’s features through the familiarization briefing.

2.6 Pilot Qualification Requirements – Type “C” (CAT)Read more

The operator shall develop a specific Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to operate at Albenga airport, as per Pilot’s Qualification Type “B”.

This SOP shall at least contain:

  • Training program for the theoretical instruction, as required per Pilot’s Qualification Type “B”;
  • Training program for practical training;
  • Contingency procedure for a specific aircraft.

The above practical training shall be approved by the operator’s National Aviation Authority.

The pilot who already holds a Pilot’s Qualification Type “B” will then undertake the approved practical training. Afterwards the operator shall forward to Albenga Airport Authority a statement certifying that the pilot has completed the required practical training. The Albenga Airport Authority will register the pilot into the qualified pilot database and reply for registration confirmation.

The following flowchart summarize the training flow to achieve the Pilot Qualification Type “C”.

The Pilot Qualification Type “C” will last 12 months since the issue / revalidation of the qualification. To revalidate the qualification the pilot shall: perform a complete instrumental procedure and a landing within 12 months since the qualification issue or revalidation

review the briefing and take the test as describe at the above paragraph 2.3 above.

After the familiarization test and having accomplished the required practical training the operator shall forward to Albenga Airport Authority a statement certifying that the pilot has completed the required practical training. The Albenga Airport Authority will update the pilot information into the qualified pilot database and reply for registration update.

NOTE: Pilots already qualified for night-time operations by May 28, 2015, shall perform the activities for Pilot Qualification Type “B”. The operator shall forward to Albenga Airport Authority the update list of pilots with a previous qualification for night-time operations and state the new due date after having complete the familiarization test as per previous paragraph 2.3.

2.6.1 Pilot Qualification Requirements – Type “C” (NCC Operators according to Reg. (US) 800/2013)Read more

The operator shall develop a specific Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to operate at Albenga airport, as per Pilot’s Qualification Type “B”.

This SOP shall at least contain:

  • Training program for the theoretical instruction, as required per Pilot’s Qualification Type “B”;
  • Training program for practical training;
  • Contingency procedure for a specific aircraft.

The above practical training shall be approved by the operator’s National Aviation Authority.

The pilot who already holds a Pilot’s Qualification Type “B” will then undertake the approved practical training. Afterwards the operator shall forward to Albenga Airport Authority a statement certifying that the pilot has completed the required practical training. The Albenga Airport Authority will register the pilot into the qualified pilot database and reply for registration confirmation.

The following flowchart summarize the training flow to achieve the Pilot Qualification Type “C”.

The Pilot Qualification Type “C” will last 12 months since the issue / revalidation of the qualification. To revalidate the qualification the pilot shall:

perform a complete instrumental procedure and a landing within 12 months since the qualification issue or revalidation review the briefing and take the test as describe at the above paragraph 2.3 above.

After the familiarization test and having accomplished the required practical training the operator shall forward to Albenga Airport Authority a statement certifying that the pilot has completed the required practical training. The Albenga Airport Authority will update the pilot information into the qualified pilot database and reply for registration update.

NOTE: Pilots already qualified for night-time operations by May 28, 2015, shall perform the activities for Pilot Qualification Type “B”. The operator shall forward to Albenga Airport Authority the update list of pilots with a previous qualification for night-time operations and state the new due date after having complete the familiarization test as per previous paragraph 2.3.

2.6.2 Pilot Qualification Requirements – Type “C” (NCC Operators not according to Reg. (US) 800/2013)Read more

The operator shall develop a specific Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to operate at Albenga airport, as per Pilot’s Qualification Type “B”.

This SOP shall at least contain:

– Training program for the theoretical instruction, as required per Pilot’s Qualification Type “B”;
– Training program for practical training;
– Contingency procedure for a specific aircraft.

The above practical training shall be developed by Albenga Airport Authority.

The pilot who already holds a Pilot’s Qualification Type “B” will then undertake the approved Sample Training Programme. Afterwards the operator shall forward to Albenga Airport Authority a statement certifying that the pilot has completed the required practical training. The Albenga Airport Authority will register the pilot into the qualified pilot database and reply for registration confirmation.

The following flowchart summarize the training flow to achieve the Pilot Qualification Type “C”.

The Pilot Qualification Type “C” will last 12 months since the issue / revalidation of the qualification. To revalidate the qualification the pilot shall:

perform a complete instrumental procedure and a landing within 12 months since the qualification issue or revalidation

review the briefing and take the test as describe at the above paragraph 2.4.1 above.

After the familiarization test and having accomplished the required practical training the operator shall forward to Albenga Airport Authority a statement certifying that the pilot has completed the required practical training. The Albenga Airport Authority will update the pilot information into the qualified pilot database and reply for registration update.

NOTE: Pilots already qualified for night-time operations by May 28, 2015, shall perform the activities for Pilot Qualification Type “B”. The operator shall forward to Albenga Airport Authority the update list of pilots with a previous qualification for night-time operations and state the new due date after having complete the familiarization test as per previous paragraph 2.4.1.

3. Weather & OrographyRead more

Albenga Airport is located in a complex orographic area close to the coastline. Studies on the local winds and orography have shown that their interaction is the primary cause of the formation of wind shear.

The following climatological profiles highlight the distribution of the surface wind in two characteristic moments of the day:

At 06.00 local time, the prevailing situation is of wind calm and only occasionally some low intensity breeze,

At 15:00 local time, the wind presence is strong influenced by the visible effects of convective motions generated by the heating of the Earth’s surface. The wind intensity is even more robust during the winter period.

Zwischen den Bildern > LIMG – Climatological Profile 06.00 local time

LIMG – Climatological Profile 15.00 local time

The previous analysis shows that at the 15.00 local time:

  • In the period November – February, the prevailing wind direction is from northerly sectors (330° through 060°). Due to the local orography, the steady wind is usually associated to gusts and turbulence very close to the ground. These conditions could lead to the presence of wind shear.
  • In the period March – October, the prevailing wind direction is from North-East. The wind intensity is very high and sometime can reach even 30 KTS leading to the developing of the wind shear phenomena. The intensity from other directions is usually lower than 10 KTS and does not affect the flying activities.

All the above lead to the following statement on the Albenga AIP:

“Aerodrome rarely affected by terrain-induced wind-shear phenomena, mostly originated by northern winds producing turbulence and vortices, which are highly variable both in space and time, along the approach path.” 

4. ApproachRead more

This page is dedicated to help pilots to better visualize the surrounding terrain during the IFR approach “Break Clouds for VFR approach RWY 27”.

NOTE: For specific IFR departure procedures refer to the AIP Italy. The Weather Minima for the approach are:

DAY

– Visibility: 6,000 mt
– Ceiling: 2,500 ftNIGHT
– Visibility: 8,000 mt
– Ceiling: 3,000 ft

WARNING: Due to mountainous area surrounding the aerodrome, wind shear and/or turbulence phenomena may occur. Therefore pilots could experience possible severe wind shear during flight operations in case of wind stronger than 15 KTS.NOTE: Due to the peculiarity of the orography surrounding the aerodrome, in order to avoid interference between instrumental arriving/departing traffic with any other aircraft, no other traffic is allowed on Albenga aerodrome when an IFR departure/arrival is in progress.

NOTE: Due to the peculiarity of the orography surrounding the aerodrome, in order to avoid interference between instrumental traffic bound to Albenga NDB (ABN) after a balked landing and any other aircraft, no other traffic is allowed in the airspace included between Albenga aerodrome and the holding pattern over Albenga NDB (ABN) when approach and landing is in progress.

The traffic circuit shall always be North of the RWY.

4.1 IAF (Berabera) at 4,000 ft AMSLRead more

NOTE: The image is taken from GoogleTM earth and is only indicative.

4.2 FAF at 2,245 ft AMSLRead more

NOTE: The image is taken from GoogleTM earth and is only indicative.

4.3 MAPt at 1,500 ft AMSLRead more

NOTE: The image is taken from GoogleTM earth and is only indicative.

4.4 Missed ApproachRead more

In case of Missed Approach:

a. Proceed on track 268° climbing to 4,000 ft AMSL

b. At 1 NM ALB DME after the field, to be reached at 2,300 ft AMSL or above, turn left to ABN NDB (IAS Max 160 Architects)

Pilots > Approach at night

The following images will help pilots to visualize the obstacles at night when at MAPt.

Break Clouds for VFR Approach RWY 27 – MAPt – View from the cockpit almost at sunset

NOTE: The image is taken from GoogleTM earth and is only indicative.

Break Clouds for VFR Approach RWY 27 – MAPt – View from the cockpit at sunset

NOTE: The image is taken from GoogleTM earth and is only indicative.

Break Clouds for VFR Approach RWY 27 – MAPt – View from the cockpit almost after sunset

5. DepartureRead more

This page is dedicated to help pilots to better visualize the surrounding terrain during the IFR departure. NOTE: For specific IFR departure procedures refer to the AIP Italy.

Due to obstacles in the vicinity of the aerodrome, take-offs from RWY 09 must be performed under Visual Conditions only until ABN NDB to be reached at 1500 ft or above. Then proceed according to the assigned SID.

Obstacle separation and terrain clearance is pilot’s responsibility during the initial visual climb out phase.

NOTE: Visual take-off for RWY 09 and for RWY 27 allowed only to aircraft having performances that can assure a safe obstacles clearance.

NOTE: Due to the unavailability of a circling area for immediate return, the pilot/operator shall plan in advance an alternate departure aerodrome.

The VMC Minima are:

  • in flight: visibility not less than 6 km by day, 8 km by night, clear of clouds and in sight of the surface.
  • at the aerodrome: ceiling (cloud amount reported as “BKN” or “OVC”) not below 3000 ft, ground visibility not less than 6 km by day, 8 km by night.

NOTE: Minimum climb gradient: 380 ft /NM (6.25%) speaks ABN NDB.

5.1 Departure RWY 09Read more

The following images depicts the departure from the cockpit point of view.

NOTE: The image is taken from GoogleTM earth and is only indicative.

5.2 Departure at nightRead more

The following images depicts the night departure from the cockpit point of view.

NOTE: The image is taken from GoogleTM earth and is only indicative.

6. CommunicationRead more

The ATS Communication Facilities available are:

REMARK: Additional auxiliary frequency at Genova Radar discretion.

7. Emergency and Contingency ProceduresRead more

The Albenga airport surrounding terrain and associated obstacles generate a great risk of Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT). So the pilot shall study carefully the aircraft Emergency Procedures (operation and aircraft specific) as well as Company contingency procedures in case of commercial operations, and shall be aware of the weather and orographic peculiarities of the airport.

7.1 Emergency ProceduresRead more
  • REMARK: Visual take-off for RWY 09 and for RWY 27 allowed only to aircraft having performances that can assure a safe obstacles clearance.
  • REMARK: On departure due to the unavailability of a circling area for immediate return, the operator shall plan in advance an alternate departure aerodrome.
7.2 Contingency ProceduresRead more

As per previous paragraph the pilot / operator shall consider the necessity to establish contingencies procedures for take-off and missed approach / balked landing depending on the aircraft performance.

REMARK: On departure due to the unavailability of a circling area for immediate return, the operator shall plan in advance an alternate departure aerodrome.

NOTE: In case of Pilot Qualification Type “B” or “C” the CAT or NCC operator shall in any case establish contingency procedures to operate at Albenga.

Appendix A Operator Requirements (CAT & NCC)Read more

The air operators intending to operate IFR into Albenga airport shall have:

Classified Albenga airport as Category “B” or “C” as per EU Regulation 965/2012, ORO.FC.105 in accordance with the following table:

Have an approved training programme for pilots qualification including contingency and recency procedures;

Have forwarded the training programme and the list of its pilot to Albenga Airport Authority.

PIC (Pilot-in-Command) to operate VFR / IFR shall have one of the following qualifications:

OTE: The Pilot Qualification Type “C” is only for Commercial Air Transport (CAT) or Non- Commercial Air Operations with Complex Motor Powered Aircraft (NCC) Operations.

NOTE: For the approach to Albenga the pilot/pilots is/are obliged to carry along a copy of the operator statement either in electronic form or printed on paper, together with the other flight documents and to present them anytime on demand.

NOTE: In case of Pilot operating into Albenga airport without holding the appropriate current qualification the Albenga Airport Authority will promptly inform the Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC).

1.1 Training ProgramRead more

The operator shall develop a training program including contingency procedures to operate at Albenga. The program shall enclose a “Safety Case”. The training program shall be approved by the Aviation Authority of the State where the operator is registered.

NOTE: A sample training programme for NCC operator has been developed by the Albenga Airport Authority and is available on the website (see “NCC Sample Training Programme”).

The training program for NCC operator shall include the following minimum events:

  • Break Clouds for VFR Approach RWY 27;
  • Standard Missed Approach for RWY 27;
  • Break Clouds for VFR Approach RWY 27;
  • Missed Approach below minima (balked landing) for I 27; Break Clouds for VFR Approach RWY 27;
  • Circling to RWY 09 with full stop landing;
  • Standard Take-off from RWY 09;
  • Standard Take-off from RWY 27 (if aircraft performances meet requirements)
  • Other contingency / emergency procedures, as required by National Authority.
1.2 Flight TrainingRead more

This flight is dedicated to training activities and no passenger shall be on board. Safety criteria shall be observed in each phase of the flight training.

The PIC may stop the flight if he deems the weather, the ATC or any other possible event could jeopardize the safety.

At the discretion of the PIC any manoeuvre or procedure of the flight may be repeated until satisfactorily.

Checks and cockpit procedures shall be carried out in compliance with the authorised check list for the aeroplane used in the check and with the MCC concept.

Performance data for take-off, approach, landing, and missed approach shall be calculated by the PIC in compliance with the operations manual or flight manual for the aeroplane used.

Decision heights/altitude and minimum descent heights/altitudes and missed approach point shall be determined in accordance with published aeronautical information unless air operator’s procedures are more restrictive.

NOTE: Alternatively a Flight Simulator (FSTD) using a scenario reproducing Albenga airport orography and obstacles can be used as substitute of in-flight training. The simulator shall be approved by the Aviation Authority of the State where the operator is registered.

1.3 Paperwork to issue Pilot Qualification Type “C”Read more

The operator shall forward to Albenga Airport Authority a list of all its pilots having complete the training program.

The Albenga Airport Authority will inform the operator and the pilot about the issue of the Pilot Qualification Type “C” and will forward the list to the ENAC – Flight Standard Office.

NOTE: Pilots already qualified for night-time operations by May 28, 2015, shall perform the activities for Pilot Qualification Type “B”. The operator shall forward to Albenga Airport Authority the update list of pilots with a previous qualification for night-time operations and state the new due date after having complete the on-line test.

Pilots > Appendix A Operator Requirements  > 1.4 Revalidation Requirements

The Pilot Qualification Type “C” will last 12 months since the issue / revalidation of the qualification. To revalidate the qualification the pilot shall:

  • perform a complete instrumental procedure and a landing within 12 months since the qualification issue or revalidation
  • review the briefing and take the test as describe at www.aeroportoalbenga.it

After the familiarization test and having accomplished the required practical training the operator shall forward to Albenga Airport Authority a statement certifying that the pilot has completed the required practical training. The Albenga Airport Authority will update the pilot information into the qualified pilot database and reply for registration update.

LANDING & TAKE OFF FEES – ( Per Flight )
GENERAL AVIATION : up to 25 tons 9,12 €/ton > 25 tons 19,36 €/ton
BUSINESS AVIATION : up to 25 tons 4,56 €/ton > 25 tons 9,68 €/ton
LOCAL FLIGHT 9,12 €/ton


PARKING FEES 0,29 € per ton per hour - first two hours free
Rates for long term parking on request. Contact the airport.



PASSENGERS FEES :
European Union 3,43 € per passenger 1,72 € per child
ex. European Union 7,62 € per passenger 1,72 € per child


Passengers with reduced Mobility 2,74 € per passager (for business aviation only)

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2017 Price list

MTOW Flight Rate/Ton MTOW Flight Rate/Ton
1 12,31 € 21 272,34 €
2 24,62 € 22 285,31 €
3 38,91 € 23 298,28 €
4 51,87 € 24 311,25 €
5 64,84 € 25 324,22 €
6 77,81 € 26 337,18 €
7 90,78 € 27 350,15 €
8 103,75 € 28 363,12 €
9 116,72 € 29 376,09 €
10 129,69 € 30 389,06 €
11 142,66 € 31 402,03 €
12 155,62 € 32 415,00 €
13 168,59 € 33 427,97 €
14 181,56 € 34 440,93 €
15 194,53 € 35 453,90 €
16 207,50 € 36 466,87 €
17 220,47 € 37 479,84 €
18 234,44 € 38 492,81 €
19 246,40 € 39 505,78 €
20 259,37 € 40 518,75 €
For aircrafts above 40 tons MTOW : 518,75 € + 18 € per ton
Services Unit Price
Push Back per mouvement 45 €
Electric GPU 15 W per hour or fraction 20 €
Diesel GPU 28 W per hour or fraction 75 €
Refueling :
Aircraft up to 2 tons MTOW per refueling 10 €
Aircraft from 3 to 6 tons MTOW per refueling 20 €
Aircraft more than 6 tons MTOW per refueling 40 €
Cleaning :
Interior per hour 60 €
Exterior per hour 80 €
Riviera Airport Agent :
Ramp agent per hour 45 €
Administration staff per hour 60 €
Extension of airport opening hours :
First hour per hour 350 €
Each additional hour per hour 100 €
Airport pass per pass 25 €