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, 2014See also: Airports - with unpaved runways map
Spotlight on Airport Civil Engineering
AviationPros - 5/4/2016 5:08:30 AM
When it comes to airport infrastructure ... to execute some of this country’s most complex infrastructure programs. The $20.5 million, seven-month Van Nuys Airport runway rehabilitation project for Los Angeles World Airports posed a major operational ...
Enugu Airport Runway Death Trap
This Day Live - 4/23/2016 11:26:37 AM
On cost comparison, Nigeria pays more than 200% the value of runway construction cost when compared with other ICAO countries of the world. Presently, in Enugu, airport personnel use putty to fill up the macadamised portions of the runway before each ...
How IGI Airport moved from 101 rank to world's best
Economic Times - 5/2/2016 11:58:54 AM
NEW DELHI: In four years, the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport is expected to contribute 22.2% to Delhi's GDP. Also on cards by 2020 are an expanded Terminal 1D and a brand-new swanky Terminal 4 as it looks to cement its place among the world's best.
Arab Gulf countries emerge as the world’s aerostates
Ya Libnan - 5/1/2016 3:06:12 PM
Camels still roamed Dubai’s packed-sand runway ... is the world’s largest operator of the world’s largest passenger airplane (the Airbus A380) and flies from the world’s largest air terminal at the world’s busiest international airport.
Only American to help with historic solar powered flight speaks
AZFamily - 5/3/2016 9:34:33 AM
We showed you Monday night the Solar Impulse 2 landing at Phoenix-Goodyear Airport. The "flying laboratory," as it's called, is attempting the first ever around-the-world flight using ... the plane on and off the runway," she added. "I think we're really ...
All Top 10 Lists
Jagran Josh - 5/2/2016 8:45:37 AM
Following is the list of Top 10 Countries Having Maximum Airports with Unpaved Runways as per CIA World Factbook (Central Intelligence Agency), 2015. Top 10 Countries Having Maximum Airports with Paved Runways Following is the list of Top 10 Countries ...
Second minor aircraft collision in a month at Jakarta airports
Today - 5/3/2016 1:23:37 PM
On April 4, a plane operated by Batik Air — part of the Lion Group along with Lion Air — was taking off from Jakarta’s Halim Perdanakusuma airport when it clipped a TransNusa plane being towed across the runway. Part of one of the aircraft’s wings ...
Indonesian Planes Clip Wings At Airport In Latest Scare
NDTV - 5/3/2016 5:41:19 PM
the latest accident in the country's beleaguered aviation sector. The planes operated by domestic carrier Lion Air were Sunday heading towards a runway at Soekarno-Hatta airport, just outside the capital, when their wings collided. There was only minor ...
Airport Expansion: Govt Must 'Make Up Its Mind'
Sky News HD - 5/4/2016 11:13:35 AM
Play video "July 2015: Heathrow Growth Backed" Labour MP Ms Ellman said that, with dozens of new runways being planned at airports around the world, the UK's standing in global aviation was under threat if the Government continued to procrastinate.
Earth Day: Ten eco-friendly airports
travel.iafrica.com - 4/22/2016 9:54:45 AM
In its 50th year this year, this day in particular is celebrated year after year by more than a billion people in 192 countries worldwide. In honour of Earth Day, Cheapflights.co.za has pulled together a list of the top 10 airports around the world which ...
Solar Impulse 2 lands at Phoenix Goodyear Airport
12news.com - 5/3/2016 6:06:57 AM
Solar Impulse 2, the solar airplane of Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg landed at the Phoenix Goodyear airport ... of a cross-country trip and the continuation of the attempt to achieve the first ever round-the-world solar flight.
World Routes heads for China
TTR Wekly - 4/26/2016 6:51:03 AM
The largest international trade event in China, each fair attracts 200,000 visitors from over 200 countries ... airport to have five runways and three terminals to handle 62,000 flights, 100 million passengers and three million tons of cargo a year. World ...
World running out of air traffic controllers
Independent Online - 4/28/2016 5:04:17 PM
New York - The world's airlines ... hundreds of unused runways to spur growth. There is a potential solution, and it resembles a video gamer's dream -- a wall of big-screen TVs and a few tablet computers controlled by a stylus. Some airports are now ...
Robot eyes watch skies as airports can’t find enough controllers
Live Mint - 4/21/2016 1:30:41 PM
New Delhi/Sydney: The world’s ... of unused runways to spur growth. There is a potential solution, and it resembles a video gamer’s dream—a wall of big-screen TVs and a few tablet computers controlled by a stylus. Some airports are now testing ...
AAI to upgrade instrument landing system at airport
The Tribune India - 4/23/2016 9:56:33 PM
Officials said development of the local airport had taken a considerable time and money for providing world class facilities to passengers ... to an aircraft in approaching and landing on a runway by a combination of radio signals and high-intensity ...