Introduction

Madrid-Cuatro Vientos airport, the oldest of all Spanish airports, is located just eight kilometres from the centre of the capital. It is a joint civil-military aerodrome used for general aviation flights.

At Cuatro Vientos, flying, pilot and cabin crew training schools can be found, along with State services (State Police Headquarters and State Traffic Office), and companies involved in airline work, maintenance, training of maintenance technicians, drone management, representatives-installers of aircraft manufacturers and equipment, associated service companies, and simulator work.

Closeby, the Infante de Orléans Foundation can be found, dedicated to the maintenance, preservation and exhibition of old aircrafts. Its exhibitions are open the first Sunday of each month (except January and August). The Spanish Air Force Aeronautical and Astronautics Museum is also located nearby, along with the Royal Spanish Flying Club.

In 2015, it managed 40,258 operations.

DEVELOPMENTS OF AIRCRAFT TRAFFIC
Year Operations Year Operations
2006 61,505 2011 42,707
2007 68,018 2012 37,586
2008 52,893 2013 35,680
2009 55,115 2014 33,217
2010 45,300 2015 40,258