Zavodske Airport

Аеропорт "Заводське"
Аэропорт "Заводское"
Airport typePublic
Owner/Operator"Universal-Avia" (Crimea state aviation enterprise)
ServesSimferopol, Crimea
Elevation AMSL291 m / 955 ft
Coordinates44°55′08″N 34°3′40″E / 44.91889°N 34.06111°E / 44.91889; 34.06111
Direction Length Surface
m ft
1 1,200 3,937 Grass
2 1,800 5,906 Grass
3 1,200 3,937 Grass
Number Length Surface
m ft
5 helipads Asphalt

Zavodske Airport (Ukrainian: Аеропорт "Заводське"; Russian: Аэропорт "Заводское") (ICAO: UKFW) is located 5 kilometres (2.7 NM) southwest of Simferopol, the capital of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Established in 1914 as part of the aircraft factory "Anatra," it is classified as a Class D unpaved airdrome and operates during daylight hours.


Zavodske Airport has a rich history, tracing its origins back to the Soviet Union era. During this time, it housed an airline club and a school for civil pilots, with many graduates being honored as Heroes of the Soviet Union.

In March 1941, an aviation enterprise was inaugurated to perform specialized types of aviation works. Until the 1990s, the airport facilitated scheduled air transportation of passengers and cargo within Crimea and its neighboring areas.

During Ukraine's independence, "Universal-Avia," the primary enterprise operating at the airport, engaged in United Nations and NATO contracts, operating extensively in Central Africa and Asia. The skilled engineers and technicians at the airport, proficient in various aircraft maintenance tasks, have experience working globally, capable of performing any type of maintenance without requiring an inspector's check or presence. Numerous specialists are authorized to maintain Mil helicopters including models Mi-8AMT, Mi-17, Mi-171, Mi-172, and Mi-26.

The airport currently offers sightseeing flights to various tourist destinations within Crimea.

During the Crimean crisis, the airport hosted military helicopters.

Zavodskoye airfield, south-west of Simferopol, Crimea


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