Daman Airport

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Daman Airport
IATA: NMBICAO: VADN
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Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Indian Coast Guard
Location Daman, India
Elevation AMSL 33 ft / 10 m
Coordinates 20°26′04″N 072°50′36″E / 20.43444°N 72.84333°E / 20.43444; 72.84333Coordinates: 20°26′04″N 072°50′36″E / 20.43444°N 72.84333°E / 20.43444; 72.84333
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03/21 5,909 1,801 Asphalt
09/27 3,282 1,000 Asphalt

Daman Airport (IATA: NMBICAO: VADN) is a military airbase located at Daman in the Union Territory of Daman and Diu, India. It is home to the Indian Coast Guard Air Station, Daman which provides ATC and parking facilities to Defence as well as civilian aircraft. [1]

History[edit]

Daman airport was built in the 1950s when Daman was part of Portuguese India. Transportes Aéreos da Índia Portuguesa(TAIP), commenced operations to Daman on 29 August 1955. The Airline linked Daman with Goa, Diu and Karachi until December 1961 when TAIP ceased operations. [2] The Indian Coast Guard deployed its first Dornier Squadron at Daman in January 1987 followed by its first full fledged Air Station in October 1987.[1]

Structure[edit]

Daman Airport has two intersecting asphalt runways. Main runway 03/21 is 5910 ft (1801 Mtrs)long and 45 mtrs wide while secondary Runway 10/28 is 3284 ft (1001 mtrs) long and 25 mtrs wide.The Airport is equipped with state of art Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR), Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI), Doppler Very High Frequency Omni directional Radio Range (DVOR) – Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) & Non-Directional Beacon (NDB), as Navigational Aids. [1]

Indian Coast Guard Air Station[edit]

The station has two squadrons under its administrative and operational control.

  • 750 SQN(ICG) - operating Dornier 228 Aircraft
  • 841 SQN(ICG) - operating Chetak Helicopters

The station also caters for maritime reconnaissance and SAR coverage along the North West coast. Dornier and Chetak aircraft are detached from Daman for various operational commitment along the North West Coast. Conduct of adventurous activities is a regular feature, for that the station is equipped with one Micro light aircraft and one power glider. The training for Sea Cadet Corps are also undertaken at the air station.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

No scheduled commercial air service at this time.

However, airport operators are talking of starting a private airline servive to Diu from December 2013.[3]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Indian Coast Guard Website". Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dabolim and TAIP". Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  3. ^ 'Flights between Daman, Diu from December ' articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com (Retrieved 19 Oct 2013, 03.10 AM IST)