Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain
|IATA Code||ZAZ||ICAO Code||LEZG|
Airport (Aerodrome, Airfield)Customs
An airport where customs officials are stationed. The customs airport serves as the gateway for air cargo, where customs procedures are carried out for international air freight.
|Time Zone||+01:00||Phone Number||+34 913 211 000|
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Aeropuerto de Zaragoza (IATA code: ZAZ, ICAO code: LEZG) is an international airport near Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain. It is located 16 km (9.9 miles) west of Zaragoza, 270 km (170 miles) west of Barcelona, and 262 km (163 miles) northeast of Madrid. In addition to serving as a major cargo airport it is also a commercial airport and the home of the Spanish Air Force 15th Group.
The airport was also used by NASA as a contingency landing site for the Space Shuttle in the case of a Transoceanic Abort Landing (TAL). Zaragoza was chosen as a NASA Space Shuttle TAL site due to its long runway, which needs be longer than 7,500 feet, and its pleasant weather. The base also has a military-grade navigation system called a TACAN—"Tactical Air Navigation"—that can adapt to the special guidance devices NASA used with its shuttles.
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