Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrenees Airport in France


Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrenees Airport, Hautes-Pyrénées, France

Interior view of the Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport terminal
Interior view of the Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport terminal

Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport is located 9 km south-southwest of Tarbes and near Lourdes, both communes of the Hautes-Pyrénées département in France.

The location is about 120 km from Airbus's Toulouse headquarters. It is assigned IATA code LDE and ICAO code LFBT. The main runway is 3,000m in length.

The airport mainly handles scheduled and charter flights from a variety of airlines across Europe.

Fully rebuilt in 1999, Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées Airport now sets the standard for provision for people with disabilities and passengers with reduced mobility. It is connected to the biggest European platforms by around 50 airlines.

As France’s fifth biggest charter airport, it welcomes over 500,000 passengers per year from all over the world, mainly Italy, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Malta and Switzerland.

The airport has sufficient capabilities to handle large aircraft such as the Boeing 747 and the Airbus A380.

For more information, visit the airport's official website at www.tlp.aeroport.fr

Terminal at the Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport in France
Terminal at the Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport in France

 

TARMAC Aerosave Operations at the Airport

TARMAC Aerosave is an EASA and FAA Part 145 MRO company involved in aircraft storage, aircraft maintenance, recycling and CFM56 engine recycling in an entirely environmentally friendly manner.

With its headquarters in Tarbes along with aircraft storage facilities in Toulouse and Teruel, Spain, TARMAC Aerosave is able to offer the largest aircraft storage capacity in Europe with space for 270 aircraft. The company opened a new facility in 2020 at Paris-Vatry airport.

In November of 2017, the first A380 to exit service, from Singapore Airlines, was flown to the airport for storage while the owner (Dr. Peters) sought a new operator. This aircraft, registered as 9V-SKA, was the third A380 built, the first two being test airframes.

Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 9V-SKA
Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 9V-SKA, to be reclaimed

In October of 2018, TARMAC Aerosave began the dismantling of an Airbus A380. The company’s expertise in recycling all types of aircraft, using unique tools and eco-friendly processes (cold die cutting, water and draining control, and selective sorting) allowing to recover more than 92% of the total weight of the aircraft, were applied for the first time to the A380. Through this world-first dismantling project, the A380 secondary market is being supplied with spare parts.

 

More than  220 aircraft have been recycled by the company since 2007 and 75% of the Airbus A340s recycled in the world have been recycled by TARMAC Aerosave.

In June of 2020, TARMAC Aerosave has opened its fourth site at Paris-Vatry airport, in the Grand Est region of France. This site, in addition to the historic site of Tarbes and to the Teruel (Sapin) and Toulouse-Francazal sites, brings the overall capacity of the aircraft storage group to 270 aircraft. The Paris-Vatry site can accommodate all types of aircraft, for associated storage and maintenance service only.

The Paris-Vatry facility, a former NATO base, is known for its large reception capacity, a runway of nearly 4,000 m, 24-hour opening time and freight activities. It provides TARMAC Aerosave with parking areas of more than 60,000 m².

For more information, contact www.TarmacAerosave.aero

Aerial view of Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport, location of TARMAC Aerosave
Aerial view of Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport, location of TARMAC Aerosave
TARMAC Aerosave operations at the Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport
TARMAC Aerosave operations at the Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport
TARMAC Aerosave Facility at the Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport (Photo courtesy of TARMAC Aerosave)
TARMAC Aerosave Facility at the Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport IN FRANCE
Panoramic view of airliners in storage at the TARMAC Aerosave Facility at the Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport
Panoramic view of airliners in storage at the TARMAC Aerosave Facility at the Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport

 


Airliners in storage at the TARMAC Aerosave Facility at the Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport in France
Airliners in storage at the TARMAC Aerosave Facility at the Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport in France
Airbus A380 reclamation by TARMAC Aerosave Facility at its Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées facility
Airbus A380 reclamation by TARMAC Aerosave Facility at its Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées facility

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