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
PRWeb - 5/18/2013 8:12:19 PM
One major project obstacle was the location of Taxiway Romeo, an active runway that was directly in the Sky Train’s path. To provide the best alignment into the Terminal 4 Station, the guideway needed to cross over the taxiway. While the team first ...
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 ...
Dangerous liaisons: Lonely swan fell in love with a helicopter after his mate died
Daily Mail - 5/17/2013 12:56:51 PM
A swan has been grounded for his own safety after falling head over heels in love with a helicopter. The bird - called Whooper - has developed an unusual attachment to the £6million chopper and tries to fly up to meet it every time it comes into land.
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
(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
HNTB Names Laddie Irion as National Aviation Market Sector Leader
PRWeb - 5/16/2013 8:43:19 PM
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.
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 ... of airports, and some of its findings were shocking, underlining the need to place the renewal of airports on the agenda. “Charles Prince Airport does not have a terminal building. The runway ...
Jorge Rafael Videla, Jailed Argentine Military Leader, Dies at 87
New York Times - 5/17/2013 2:44:14 PM
Congress was suspended, political parties were abolished, strikes were made illegal and death squads roamed the country. General Videla survived numerous assassination attempts, including one in 1977 when a bomb exploded on the airport runway in ...
Nepal plane skids, falls into river, no fatalities
United Press International - 5/16/2013 11:49:26 PM
west of the Himalayan country's capital Kathmandu, and was proceeding to Mustang near the border with Tibet. At Jomsom airport in Mustang, the plane skidded off the runway and fell into the Kali-Gandaki River, Xinhua reported. The passengers ...
Fun before you fly
The Age - 5/18/2013 4:51:53 PM
A yoga studio at Gate D40 in Dallas-Fort Worth airport comes well equipped ... Nothing new about bars in airports but, in Los Angeles, the Encounter's futuristic decor will make you feel as if you're flying intergalactic, as lava lamps shimmer, bar stools ...
Suspects in $50 Million Diamond Heist Arrested in Three Countries
ABC News - 5/8/2013 11:51:46 PM
The mostly uncut diamonds were being transferred from the Antwerp diamond district to Zurich, Switzerland. The Frenchman arrested in France is believed to have been one of eight robbers who was the tarmac during the heist. "We at this point ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...