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 ...
How America Became a Third World Country
The Huffington Post - 5/21/2013 4:41:10 PM
The streets are so much darker now, since money for streetlights ... The resulting world-class infrastructure, educated workforce, and technological revolution fed a robust private sector. Austerity Fever In the early years of the twenty-first ...
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
It is 90 feet above the taxiway, and the columns supporting it are as deep under the ground as they are tall—up to 125 feet in some locations. Meeting goals for sustainability and long-term flexibility, the electrically powered, automated PHX Sky Train ...
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.
World’s largest plane pays flying visit to Shannon
Irish Examiner - 5/21/2013 11:36:21 PM
Rarely has a voice ever carried so much panic. WORLD Horror and heroism as tornado wreaks havoc The search for survivors and the dead in the Oklahoma City suburb raked by a massive tornado was almost complete last night. Chile miner happy to be ...
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
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 ...
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 ... up with fast-growing demand as foreign visitors flock to the country, which is emerging from decades of junta rule.
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.
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 the past two years in the skies over Les Mielles Golf and Country Club ... in and out of the runway every week - but Whooper only has eyes for the EC155. Air traffic controllers at Jersey Airport say the ...
Fun before you fly
Sydney Morning Herald - 5/18/2013 4:23:15 PM
a library where you can chill out and a wide selection of shopping and eating options. It is the kind of place that sucks your soul and ruins your holiday before it's even begun. There's the glut of shops and lack of seats, the surly staff and dilapidated ...
Pilatus Unveils PC-24 Twin Turbofan
Aviation Week - 5/21/2013 11:54:50 AM
The landing gear will have dual main wheels and anti-skid braking. Its 512-cu.-ft. cabin will be more capacious than that of the Citation XLS+, but smaller than that of the Hawker 900XP. The cabin is 5.1 ft. high, 5.6 ft. wide and 23 ft. long from the ...
A380 project a flying success
premierconstructionnews.com - 5/17/2013 9:00:38 AM
The Gatwick Airport A380 project reached completion in March 2013 and has been hailed as a ‘fantastic ... Ben added: “I joined Gatwick Airport in January 2012 and I’ve seen this project go from the design and development through to completion.