Mehsana Airport

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Mehsana Airport
મહેસાણા એરપોર્ટ
IATA: noneICAO:
Mehsana is located in India airports
Mehsana
Mehsana
Location of airport in India
Summary
Airport type Public Private Partnership
Operator Government of Gujarat and AAA Ltd
Serves Mehsana
Location Mehsana, India
Elevation AMSL 276 ft / 84 m
Coordinates 23°36′17″N 72°23′42″E / 23.60472°N 72.39500°E / 23.60472; 72.39500Coordinates: 23°36′17″N 72°23′42″E / 23.60472°N 72.39500°E / 23.60472; 72.39500 [1]
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3,250 991

Mehsana Airport is a civil aviation training base in Mehsana, Gujarat.[2][3] It is used for non-scheduled operations.[4]

An abandoned airfield was developed by the Government of Gujarat and a private company, Ahmedabad Aviation and Aeronautics Ltd (AAA Ltd) on a Public-Private partnership basis in 2007, the first such partnership in Gujarat. The 64 acre airport was developed with the help of the Indian Air Force and DGCA and was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi.[5] AAA Ltd used the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad prior to shifting its training activities to Mehsana Airport in 2007.[6]

The airport was at the centre of a dispute between its owners and the Mehsana Municipality, which sealed the facility twice in 2010 due to non payment of taxes. AAA Ltd however contended that it is not liable to pay the said taxes. The facility was reopened after the Gujarat High Court ordered the same.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mehsana Airstrip". Civil Aviation Department, Government of Gujarat. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Modi dedicates Mehsana airport for civil aviation training". oneindia.in. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Airfields in Gujarat". Civil Aviation Department, Government of Gujarat. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Aviation infrastructure to get a facelift by next year". The Indian Express. 10 February 2009. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "PPP can create new avenues: Modi". The Economic Times. 14 August 2007. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Mehsana civic body opens airfield seal after HC orders". The Times of India. 28 September 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2012.