Definition: This entry gives the total number of airports with paved runways (concrete or asphalt surfaces) by length. For airports with more than one runway, only the longest runway is included according to the following five groups - (1) over 3,047 m, (2) 2,438 to 3,047 m, (3) 1,524 to 2,437 m, (4) 914 to 1,523 m, and (5) under 914 m. Only airports with usable runways are included in this listing. Not all airports have facilities for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Airports - with paved runways map
World's Scariest Airport Runways (PHOTOS)
weather.com - 5/15/2013 11:57:47 PM
Matekane Air Strip is an airport in Lesotho, Africa. (Wikimedia/OhanaUnited) Flying off a cliff is a common occurrence at the Matekane Air Strip, reports National Geographic. Located in the country of Lesotho in South Africa, the runway is ...
Can you spot your holiday? The incredible images that reveal exactly where we fly EVERY day
Daily Mail - 5/23/2013 10:19:25 AM
The flight path graphics could be used to track movement between countries to monitor the spread ... The airport that flew to the most destinations was Frankfurt International in Germany with 235 direct flight destinations. The top airports by continent ...
New four-runway plan for Stansted Airport
airport-world.com - 5/24/2013 10:25:23 AM
The proposals include improvements to existing national infrastructure including the West Anglia Main Line and a new Stansted Express to link the airport with central London in 25 minutes. Make will submit its proposals to the UK Airports Commission in July.
Heathrow Airport in renewed call for third runway
airport-world.com - 5/20/2013 7:59:48 AM
Heathrow Airport has told the UK government there is no “quick or easy solution” to ease the country’s lack of hub airport ... “Heathrow is the world’s busiest two-runway airport with a flight taking off or landing every 45 seconds.
Dubai Airports to upgrade runways
MENAFN - 5/11/2013 8:31:57 AM
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Dubai Airports on Thursday announced that it will conduct an extensive runway enhancement project at Dubai ... May 23 2013 Germany 'most popular country' in the world: poll,AFP (MENAFN - AFP) Germany is the most popular country ...
Rohm and Haas's Fastrack(TM) Technology on Space Shuttle Runway
ThomasNet Industrial News Room - 5/18/2013 11:54:14 PM
PHILADELPHIA, June 20 - If all unfolds as scheduled, when the Space Shuttle Atlantis returns to Earth on Thursday just before 2 p.m. EDT, its wheels will touch down on technology from Rohm and Haas. Runways used by NASA's space shuttle at the Kennedy Space ...
The Starbucks tumbler limited to one place in the world: Haneda Airport
en.rocketnews24.com - 5/22/2013 12:58:05 PM
You can look all over the world for these but you won’t find them anywhere but here. On the tumbler, you can see the scene at Haneda airport: clear skies, planes, a runway and Tokyo ... leaving the country with three symbols: Mt Fuji, Tokyo Tower and ...
World War II paved the way for Atlantic City's new airport
Atlantic City Press - 8/13/2012 6:58:10 AM
The same limitations that forced Bader Field’s closing in 2006 — narrow runways ... country’s possible involvement in World War II. Two years later, in August 1941, Roosevelt approved nearly $1.5 million for the construction of an expansive airport ...
Aircraft with 55 passengers overshoots runway in Myanmar, 2 injured
Times of India - 5/17/2013 12:49:42 PM
YANGON: A passenger plane carrying 55 people overran the end of the runway at an airport in eastern Myanmar due to suspected ... fast-growing demand as foreign visitors flock to the country, which is emerging from decades of junta rule.
Planes, trains, and automobiles
CNN Money - 5/23/2013 11:02:22 AM
How do you transport 1.3 billion people and all their supplies? China's path to prosperity may be paved with more than just roads. It's also building airports. And high-speed railways. So many of China's economic goals hinge on efficient ...
World’s largest plane pays flying visit to Shannon
Irish Examiner - 5/21/2013 11:36:21 PM
Ireland is heading for a smooth exit from the bailout programme as GDP grows — delivering a huge political and reputational reward for the country ... world records for transporting oversized loads. Because of its size, the An-225 requires a runway ...
Porter seeks to land jets at island airport, extend runway
CP24& Canada - 4/10/2013 8:43:04 PM
whose Trinity-Spadina ward is opposite the airport, worries about the impact on quality of life, including noise and pollution. “I think the issue now in front of Torontonians is how much of the lake do you want to fill in and pave with a runway and how ...
Airports in need of major upgrade
financialgazette.co.zw - 5/18/2013 1:45:46 PM
Worse still, the collision dented efforts aimed at growing the tourism sector by sending wrong signals around the world. Experts fear that such incidents could have worsened Zimbabwe’s safety ratings. Currently, the country is ranked under Category 2 ...
Gannett Fleming, Design Engineer for PHX Sky Train™: First Transit Bridge in the World to Cross an Active Taxiway
PRWeb - 5/18/2013 8:12:19 PM
marking a global distinction for Gannett Fleming as design engineer of the first transit bridge in the world to cross an active taxiway. Defined as an automated people-mover system, the PHX Sky Train™ allows one of the country’s busiest airports to ...
City council backs spending nearly $6M on crosswind runway, taxiways at Peterborough Airport to handle demands of Seneca College flight school 0
Peterborough Examiner - 5/13/2013 3:53:24 PM
“This is an investment that’s being made because the airport has been successful.” To handle the additional traffic, staff are recommending the city build a new secondary paved runway to replace the existing turf strip, a parallel taxiway for the new ...