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 new PHX Sky Train™ people-mover system is a prototype for airports seeking modern transit solutions. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport opened Stage 1 of the PHX Sky Train™ to customers on April 8, 2013, marking a global distinction for ...
Gatwick urges better pricing to compete with Heathrow
Daily Telegraph - 5/16/2013 5:15:44 PM
despite backing for the scheme from London businesses. Heathrow has received a substantial boost in the last two weeks, after a number of groups, including the Transport Select Committee, have backed expansion at the West London airport. Tim Clark ...
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.
Airports in need of major upgrade
financialgazette.co.zw - 5/18/2013 1:45:46 PM
A revamp of the country’s airports would also help improve revenue generated ... President Robert Mugabe indicated that CAAZ would be split into two units — a development that would go a long way in improving the country’s aviation facilities and ...
Dangerous liaisons: Lonely swan fell in love with a helicopter after his mate died
Daily Mail - 5/17/2013 1:18:20 PM
He said: 'He lost his mate a couple of years ago and has been flying high around ... Whooper swans normally pair for life and are fiercely protective of their offspring. Weighing as much as 14 kg (31lsb) they are some of the animal world’s heaviest ...
Jorge Rafael Videla, Jailed Argentine Military Leader, Dies at 87
New York Times - 5/17/2013 2:44:14 PM
The son of an army colonel, he graduated from the National Military College in 1944 and began rising through the ranks. He was a brigadier general when he was appointed chief of the army general staff in 1973. In 1975, Mrs. Perón named him ...
HNTB Names Laddie Irion as National Aviation Market Sector Leader
PRWeb - 5/17/2013 3:45:40 AM
design and construction management of runway status light implementation at airports across the country; and design of the runway expansion at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. “No firm knows airports better than HNTB,” Graham said.
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 ... Arab Emirates (UAE), which is one of the most spammed countries worldwide, has lent impetus to the cloud computing
Nepal plane skids, falls into river, no fatalities
United Press International - 5/16/2013 11:49:26 PM
At Jomsom airport in Mustang, the plane skidded off the runway and fell into the Kali-Gandaki River, Xinhua reported. The passengers included eight Japanese nationals and 10 Nepalese, the news agency said. "One of the wheels of the plane had ...
Fun before you fly
The Age - 5/18/2013 1:38:37 PM
17 Take control At Stockholm airport, take a tour of the 83-metre control tower and admire the view over the runway. Other tours will take you ... bus that takes you to a shopping mall, one of the country's largest temples and an open-air museum.
Lion Air Copilot Handed Control to Pilot Just Before Bali Crash
Businessweek - 5/16/2013 12:00:46 PM
... a passenger jet operated by PT Lion Mentari Airlines handed control to the pilot just before it crashed off Bali’s main airport last month. The 24-year-old copilot, with 1,200 hours of flying experience, relinquished control of the Boeing ...
A380 project a flying success
premierconstructionnews.com - 5/17/2013 9:00:38 AM
... largest airport and the busiest single runway airport in the world. Gatwick Airport serves approximately 34 million passengers per year, taking people to around 200 destinations in 90 countries. BW (Electrical Contractors) Ltd BW ...
Suspects in $50 Million Diamond Heist Arrested in Three Countries
ABC News - 5/8/2013 11:51:46 PM
New Hope in $500M Art Heist Watch Video FBI Reveal New Clues in 1990 Boston Art Heist Watch Video Geneva prosecutor's spokesman Vincent Derovand told ABC News that eight people were arrested on Tuesday, but after initial investigation ...
Airport to host AirVenture Cup Race
Register-News - 5/15/2013 11:11:51 AM
“This is wonderful,” Airport Manager Chris Collins said. “This is wonderful news for the airport and for the community too.” The race is one of the world’s fastest cross country air races ... timer at the end of the runway, recording the time ...
TAV Construction to Build $400m Terminal at Riyadh Airport
aviationpros.com - 5/17/2013 1:39:48 PM
Dubai, May 16 -- TAV Construction, one of the top three airport construction companies in the world, won the design and construction tender for the King Khaled Airport Terminal-5 in Saudi Arabia's capital city of Riyadh. The terminal building, which will ...