De Kooy Airfield

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De Kooy Airfield
Vliegveld De Kooy
Den Helder Airport
Maritiem Vliegkamp De Kooy
Vliegveld De Kooy-Helikopters.jpg
IATA: DHRICAO: EHKD
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Royal Netherlands Navy / Den Helder Airport CV
Location Den Helder, Netherlands
Elevation AMSL 4 ft / 1 m
Coordinates 52°55′25″N 004°46′50″E / 52.92361°N 4.78056°E / 52.92361; 4.78056
Website www.DenHelderAirport.nl
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 1,275 4,183 Concrete
Sources: Airport website,[1] AIP[2]

De Kooy Airfield (Dutch: Vliegveld De Kooy) (IATA: DHRICAO: EHKD) is an airfield 2.9 NM (5.4 km; 3.3 mi) south[2] of Den Helder, the Netherlands, named after the nearby hamlet De Kooy. It serves as both a civilian airport under the name Den Helder Airport and a naval airport under the name Maritiem Vliegkamp De Kooy (Dutch for Maritime Aviation Site De Kooy).

Open Street Map of the airfield.

Most movements on the De Kooy are made by helicopters, bringing workers to and from offshore oilrigs and naval helicopters such as the Westland Lynx or NH90 of the Royal Netherlands Navy. But fixed-wing aircraft visit and operate from the airport as well. Skyline Aviation operates from De Kooy, who mainly operate business aircraft but also do airwork such as aerial photography for both civilian and military contractors. Amongst their fleet of aircraft most noticeable are several Aero L-39 Albatros jets.

Future[edit]

The oil fields in the North Sea will eventually be depleted and when that happens the airport would lose most of its helicopter movements and thus alternative markets are being looked at, such as business and holiday flights.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

There are currently no scheduled services to and from Den Helder. A service to Manchester and Norwich offered by Loganair was briefly operated in March 2013, however this route was terminated after only two weeks of service due to weak demand.[3][4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Den Helder Airport, official site
  2. ^ a b EHKD – DEN HELDER/De Kooy. AIP from AIS the Netherlands, effective 26 Jun 2014
  3. ^ http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/2680/Economie/article/detail/3410008/2013/03/15/Lijndienst-Den-Helder---Norwich-na-twee-weken-opgeheven.dhtml
  4. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2013/03/17/be-dhr-mar13update2/

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