|IATA: BWE – ICAO: EDVE|
|Airport type||Public / Private|
|Operator||Airport Braunschweig-Wolfsburg GmbH|
|Serves||Braunschweig, Wolfsburg, Germany|
|Hub for||Volkswagen Air Services|
|Elevation AMSL||295 ft / 90 m|
|ILS for Runway 08/26 only.
Runway 08/26 to be extended to 2,300m (7,546ft).
Braunschweig-Wolfsburg Airport (German: Flughafen Braunschweig-Wolfsburg) (IATA: BWE, ICAO: EDVE) is an airport in Braunschweig, Germany. Originally constructed by the German Air Ministry in the 1930s, it is located on the northern edge of Braunschweig, which situated between Hanover and Magdeburg.
Braunschweig airport traditionally has been a major centre of gliding in Germany.
According to the German version of this page (and latest aviation charts) Runway length is now 2300m. (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flughafen_Braunschweig-Wolfsburg)
Its main runway is short 1,680 metres (5,512 ft) and narrow 30 metres (98 ft), and it also has a parallel grass runway of 900 metres (2,953 ft) by 30 m.
As of May 2009, the extension of the runway to 2,300 metres (7,546 ft) has received its final legal go-ahead. Some €38 millions are envisaged for the airport upgrade. Despite strong resistance from local action groups, both Volkswagen and DLR pushed forward with the project in order to be able to use bigger than regional jets under all weather conditions in the future. While the DLR will fly a research Airbus A320 within their flight control and supervision programme from the airport, Volkswagen intends to utilise narrow body aircraft on its business routes instead of its current regional aircraft types. No plans to intensify commercial traffic from and to the airport have been made public yet.
Airlines and destinations
Braunschweig-Wolfsburg is used for unscheduled traffic with business-jets, as well as by the German Aerospace Center, e.g. with their special mission aeroplanes to discover phenomena in the atmosphere. Also, the Braunschweig University of Technology has some of the aeronautical departments on site. The car manufacturer Volkswagen AG of Wolfsburg is a major shareholder, and uses the airfield as home base for their own airline fleet - Volkswagen Air Services. Volkswagen AG operate regular services to other European sites of the company and its subsidiaries, such as Škoda, Audi and SEAT.
- "Ausbau des Flughafens Braunschweig-Wolfsburg im Wesentlichen zulässig (Expansion of the airport Braunschweig-Wolfsburg essentially allowed)" (Press release) (in German). Flughafen-Braunschweig.de. 2009-05-25. Retrieved 26 August 2009.
- "Homepage of the leading initiative in German". www.bi-flughafen-bs.de (in German). Retrieved 26 August 2009.
- Braunschweig Airport (German)
- Accident history for BWE at Aviation Safety Network
- Airport information for EDVE at Great Circle Mapper.
- Current weather for EDVE at NOAA/NWS
- Airport information for EDVE at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.