Bidar Airport

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Bidar Airport
ಬೀದರ್ ವಿಮಾನ ನಿಲ್ದಾಣ
IATA: noneICAO: VOBR
Summary
Airport type Military / Public
Operator Indian Air Force
Serves Bidar
Elevation AMSL 2,178 ft / 664 m
Coordinates 17°54′24″N 77°28′46″E / 17.90667°N 77.47944°E / 17.90667; 77.47944 (Bidar Airport)Coordinates: 17°54′24″N 77°28′46″E / 17.90667°N 77.47944°E / 17.90667; 77.47944 (Bidar Airport)
Map
Bidar Airport is located in Karnataka
Bidar Airport
Bidar Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 2,120 6,955 Asphalt
08/26 2,072 6,798 Asphalt

Bidar Airport (Kannada: ಬೀದರ್ ವಿಮಾನ ನಿಲ್ದಾಣ) also Bidar Air Force Station (ICAO: VOBR) is a civil enclave airport in Bidar, Karnataka, India.[1]

Bidar Air Force Station[edit]

The Indian Air Force operates the Air Force Academy that operates Kiran Mk II trainers while the Hawk Operational Training Squadron (HOTS) operates BAE Hawk Advanced jet trainers Bidar is also base for the Surya Kiran, the aerobatics demonstration team of the IAF. Bidar has been an IAF training base since the early 1960s but was remodelled and refurbished for the arrival of the Hawks . The runway was extended to 9,000 feet and new facilities for aircraft and engine maintenance and testing were built.[2]

Planned Expansion[edit]

The Government of Karnataka was to extend full co-operation and support to the Indian Air Force / Airports Authority of India (AAI) in developing this airport for civilian use and to acquire additional land, if required, for development of civil enclave infrastructure facilities.[3] Bidar Airport is awaiting a No Objection Certificate from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (GHIAL) in Hyderabad, which is operated and maintained by the GMR Group. An exclusivity clause in the concession agreement signed by the Union government and GMR to develop Hyderabad airport forbids any commercial airport within 150 km radius of GHIAL.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bidar Air Force Station OurAirports
  2. ^ "Hawk soars over Bidar". India Strategic. November 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Budgetary Projects The Official Website Of Infrastructure Development Department, Government of Karnataka
  4. ^ "Bidar airport awaits clearance". Aviation India. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 

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