Zavodskoe Airport

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

Zavodskoe Airport (Russian: Аэропорт "Заводское"; Ukrainian: Аеропорт "Заводське") (ICAO: URFW) is situated at a distance of 5 kilometres (2.7 NM) southwest of Simferopol, the capital city of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. It was built in 1914 as part of an aircraft factory "Anatra". It is class D unpaved airdrome. It operates during daylight hours.

History

During times of the Soviet Union, an airline club and a school of civil pilots was established there. Many graduates became Heroes of the Soviet Union.

In March 1941, an aviation enterprise was founded to carry out the special type of aviation works. Until the 1990s, the airport has scheduled air transportation of passengers and cargo to the Crimea and in the neighboring area. For some time there has been an air base[2]

At Ukraine's age the main activity of the enterprise "Universal-Avia" are United Nations and NATO contracts to work in central Africa and Asia. Skilled engineers and technicians of C and B categories have wide experience of operation of aircraft in all regions of the world. They can independently perform any type of maintenance without inspector's check or inspector's presence. Many specialists have permission to maintenance of helicopters Mil Mi-8AMT, Mi-17, Mi-171, Mi-172, and Mi-26.

The airport also runs sightseeing flights to Crimean tourist locations.

During the Crimean crisis military helicopters were based at the airport.

AN-2 and MI-8 at the airport
AN-2 and MI-8 at the airport
Zavodskoye airfield, south-west of Simferopol, Crimea
Zavodskoye airfield, south-west of Simferopol, Crimea

References

  1. ^ This place is located on the Crimean peninsula, most of which is the subject of a territorial dispute between Russia, which administers the contested area, and Ukraine, whose internationally recognised boundaries include the contested area. According to the political division of Russia, there are federal subjects of the Russian Federation (the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol) located on the peninsula. According to the administrative-territorial division of Ukraine, there are the Ukrainian divisions (the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city with special status of Sevastopol) located on the peninsula.
  2. ^ Information report. Airbases and guided launching site in the Crimea. 20 June 1958
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