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
Heathrow Airport in renewed call for third runway
airport-world.com - 5/20/2013 7:59:48 AM
... government there is no “quick or easy solution” to ease the country’s lack of hub airport capacity. The London gateway has ruled out mixed mode – using each of its two runways for both take-offs and landings – and said the only way to ...
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
Overcoming challenging site constraints, the elevated people-mover system weaves seamlessly through the airport's 3,000-acre, three-runway grounds ... the PHX Sky Train™ allows one of the country’s busiest airports to alleviate roadway congestion ...
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 ...
Stansted boss calls on Government to help airport expand with faster rail link
hertsandessexobserver.co.uk - 5/20/2013 12:53:18 PM
Manchester Airports ... any new runways can be built. Chief executive Charlie Cornish said: "The Airports Commission’s interim report provides an opportunity for the UK to make a firm statement about the future of economic growth in the country.
Birmingham and Manchester airports call for tax breaks
airport-world.com - 5/20/2013 1:29:05 PM
Charlie Cornish, CEO of MAG, said: “The Airports Commission’s interim report provides an opportunity for the UK to make a firm statement about the future of economic growth in the country. “With new runway capacity unlikely to be available for at ...
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 ...
HNTB Names Laddie Irion as National Aviation Market Sector Leader
PRWeb - 5/16/2013 8:43:19 PM
Well-known industry professional brings more than 30 years’ experience on more than 100 airport and aviation projects around the world. Laddie Irion will be based in the firm’s Tampa office and work with aviation clients across the country. Laddie and ...
Dangerous liaisons: Lonely swan fell in love with a helicopter after his mate died
Daily Mail - 5/17/2013 12:56:51 PM
Whooper has been looking for a new mate for ... 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 flyers and are revered as the national bird of Finland.
Plane overshoots runway in Myanmar, injuring two
Gulf News - 5/17/2013 6:51:47 AM
Yangon: A passenger plane carrying 55 people overran the end of the runway at an airport in eastern Myanmar due to suspected break failure, injuring two people, state media reported on Friday. The propeller, landing gear and engine of the Chinese-made Xian ...
Aircraft with 55 passengers overshoots runway in Myanmar, 2 injured
Times of India - 5/17/2013 7:27:34 AM
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.
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 10-hour layover from Europe? Bring it on, that's just enough time for six hours' nap at the bargain ($60) Ambassador Transit Hotel inside the airport, sip a fresh mango juice by the pool watching planes take off, stroll through the open-air Cactus Garden ...
Rail is key to Stansted Airport's success, according to new owner
Cambridge News - 5/20/2013 4:28:02 PM
STANSTED Airport ... any new runways can be built. Chief executive Charlie Cornish said: “The Airports Commission’s interim report provides an opportunity for the UK to make a firm statement about the future of economic growth in the country.
Authorities arrest 31 in spectacular diamond heist
Los Angeles Times - 5/8/2013 12:10:15 PM
LONDON -- Authorities in three countries have arrested 31 people in connection with a spectacular diamond heist in February that saw robbers disguised as police steal an estimated $50 million worth of gemstones from a parked plane on a Belgian ...
Jorge Rafael Videla, Jailed Argentine Military Leader, Dies at 87
New York Times - 5/18/2013 6:50:36 AM
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 ...