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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : mmpr.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Large Transport|
2 Turbojet Eng
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||ground : taxi|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Affiliation||government : foreign|
|Function||controller : ground|
|Anomaly||incursion : taxiway|
non adherence : clearance
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
|Problem Areas||Chart Or Publication|
|Primary Problem||Chart Or Publication|
Taxiing-in after landing mmpr; given instructions to taxi via a and east to ramp; spot X. Proceeded as instructed however ground advised us we had missed our turn onto east; hold position. No other traffic noted to be moving on taxiways or ramp area. Both first officer and I unclear on problem until the entrance taxiway; east; as we had reviewed and planned was signed with F. The chart we were using is still in the lep but is very much out of date. We discovered that on the chart; D is really east; and east is really F. Also; there is a new terminal in the center of the ramp and that spot X is on the new terminal; not to the far north end of the ramp. Tower was not overly concerned and seemed unaware that our charts were so incorrect. The event occurred; in my opinion; because a terminal that had been operational for 'at least 6 months' (according to a gate agent) and airport designations had not been updated. How this mess could be happening for so long precludes a rational reason why this is the situation.callback conversation with reporter revealed the following information: reporter stated these changes have existed for at least six months and perhaps as long as a year. It is very disconcerting for flight crews to find that their charts do not accurately reflect the actual airport layout.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACR CAPT REPORTS THAT THE ARPT DIAGRAM FOR MMPR IS OUT OF DATE. TXWY DESIGNATIONS HAVE CHANGED AND A LARGE NEW TERMINAL HAS BEEN BUILT.
Narrative: TAXIING-IN AFTER LANDING MMPR; GIVEN INSTRUCTIONS TO TAXI VIA A AND E TO RAMP; SPOT X. PROCEEDED AS INSTRUCTED HOWEVER GROUND ADVISED US WE HAD MISSED OUR TURN ONTO E; HOLD POSITION. NO OTHER TRAFFIC NOTED TO BE MOVING ON TAXIWAYS OR RAMP AREA. BOTH FO AND I UNCLEAR ON PROBLEM UNTIL THE ENTRANCE TAXIWAY; E; AS WE HAD REVIEWED AND PLANNED WAS SIGNED WITH F. THE CHART WE WERE USING IS STILL IN THE LEP BUT IS VERY MUCH OUT OF DATE. WE DISCOVERED THAT ON THE CHART; D IS REALLY E; AND E IS REALLY F. ALSO; THERE IS A NEW TERMINAL IN THE CENTER OF THE RAMP AND THAT SPOT X IS ON THE NEW TERMINAL; NOT TO THE FAR NORTH END OF THE RAMP. TOWER WAS NOT OVERLY CONCERNED AND SEEMED UNAWARE THAT OUR CHARTS WERE SO INCORRECT. THE EVENT OCCURRED; IN MY OPINION; BECAUSE A TERMINAL THAT HAD BEEN OPERATIONAL FOR 'AT LEAST 6 MONTHS' (ACCORDING TO A GATE AGENT) AND AIRPORT DESIGNATIONS HAD NOT BEEN UPDATED. HOW THIS MESS COULD BE HAPPENING FOR SO LONG PRECLUDES A RATIONAL REASON WHY THIS IS THE SITUATION.CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFO: RPTR STATED THESE CHANGES HAVE EXISTED FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS AND PERHAPS AS LONG AS A YEAR. IT IS VERY DISCONCERTING FOR FLT CREWS TO FIND THAT THEIR CHARTS DO NOT ACCURATELY REFLECT THE ACTUAL ARPT LAYOUT.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of May 2009 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.