Definition: This entry gives the total number of airports with unpaved runways (grass, dirt, sand, or gravel 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 unpaved runways map
Gannett Fleming, Design Engineer for PHX Sky Train™: First Transit Bridge in the World to Cross an Active Taxiway
San Francisco Gate - 5/19/2013 3:14:39 AM
The system ... finding the best solutions and the most efficient processes while being responsible stewards of the environment. Founded in 1915, Gannett Fleming had $305.6 million in revenues in 2012 and has more than 60 offices around the world.
Gatwick urges better pricing to compete with Heathrow
Daily Telegraph - 5/16/2013 5:15:44 PM
Gatwick is urging a Government-backed commission to enforce measures that will enable it and other airports ... a third or fourth runway should be built by “2020ish” if Britain wants to avoid losing any further ground to other countries which are ...
Aircraft with 55 passengers overshoots runway in Myanmar, 2 injured
Times of India - 5/17/2013 12:49:42 PM
according to the New Light of Myanmar newspaper. The flight was operated by state-owned Myanma Airways, according to the report, which said the two injured were sent to hospital, without giving details about their condition. Concerns about ...
Dangerous liaisons: Lonely swan fell in love with a helicopter after his mate died
Daily Mail - 5/17/2013 1:18:20 PM
Whooper has been looking for a new mate ... animal world’s heaviest flyers and are revered as the national bird of Finland. Dr Glyn Young, a Jersey-based conservation biologist, who has been made aware of Whooper’s plight, said swans can occasionally ...
Plane overshoots runway in Myanmar, injuring two
news.malaysia.msn.com - 5/17/2013 8:46:19 AM
A passenger plane carrying 55 people overshot the end of a runway at an airport in eastern Myanmar due to suspected ... keep up with fast-growing demand as foreign visitors flock to the country, which is emerging from decades of junta rule.
Dubai Airports to upgrade runways
MENAFN - 5/11/2013 8:31:57 AM
The runway rehabilitation project will involve the placement of 180,000 tonnes of asphalt on the northern runway, 65,000 tonnes of asphalt and 70,000 cubic metres of concrete on the southern ... Regression Testing is Core to Al Hilal Bank's T24 Program ...
HNTB Names Laddie Irion as National Aviation Market Sector Leader
PRWeb - 5/17/2013 3:45:40 AM
Before joining HNTB, Irion was director of air transportation for URS Corporation, where he was responsible for directing the air transportation business line. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida. He is active in leadership ...
Airports in need of major upgrade
financialgazette.co.zw - 5/18/2013 1:45:46 PM
That such a bizarre accident could occur at the country’s flagship airport made people wonder about the state of affairs at the other airports ... it is clear that it may lose out on its share from the more than 50 percent of tourism spending coming ...
Jorge Rafael Videla, Jailed Argentine Military Leader, Dies at 87
New York Times - 5/17/2013 2:44:14 PM
Jorge Rafael Videla, the military junta leader who oversaw a ruthless campaign of political killings and forced disappearances during Argentina’s so-called Dirty War against dissidents in the mid-1970s, died on Friday in the Marcos Paz Prison ...
Nepal plane skids, falls into river, no fatalities
United Press International - 5/16/2013 11:49:26 PM
KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 16 (UPI) -- A Nepal Airlines plane skidded off the runway while landing at Mustang airport and fell into a river Thursday, injuring all 21 aboard, police said. There were no fatalities, China's Xinhua News Agency reported.
Fun before you fly
The Age - 5/18/2013 4:51:53 PM
The Expo Fine Art Gallery is one of the first art galleries in an international ... The dedicated Family Lounge at Copenhagen airport's Terminal 2 is a great place for kids, with distractions that include Lego, iPads, table soccer and animated cartoons.
Lion Air Copilot Handed Control to Pilot Just Before Bali Crash
Businessweek - 5/16/2013 12:00:46 PM
Indonesia’s investigation into at least its fourth aircraft accident in 16 months focuses attention on Lion Air, the country ... land at Ngurah Rai Airport. He said twice during the approach that he couldn’t see the runway as the weather ...
Suspects in $50 Million Diamond Heist Arrested in Three Countries
ABC News - 5/8/2013 11:51:46 PM
More than 30 suspects in a spectacular $50 million diamond heist have been rounded up in three ... Heist Watch Video FBI Reveal New Clues in 1990 Boston Art Heist Watch Video Geneva prosecutor's spokesman Vincent Derovand told ABC News that ...
A380 project a flying success
premierconstructionnews.com - 5/17/2013 9:00:38 AM
A £6.4 million project to provide Gatwick Airport with a new pier-served A380 stand has reached completion. The Gatwick Airport A380 project reached completion in March 2013 and has been hailed as a ‘fantastic success’. The new stand now ...
Japan firms to build Mongolian international airport
MSN Philippines News - 5/13/2013 7:32:19 AM
Two Japanese companies said Monday they will build Mongolia's second international airport as Tokyo steps up business ties with the mineral-rich country. Trading house ... Construction of a 3.6-kilometre (2.2 mile) runway and terminal buildings with ...