Dhule Airport

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Dhule Airport
धुळे विमानतळ
Dhule Airport.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner M.A.D.C.
Operator M.A.D.C.
Serves Dhule
Location Dhule, India India
Elevation AMSL 920 ft / 280 m
Coordinates 20°55′31″N 74°44′22″E / 20.925338°N 74.739467°E / 20.925338; 74.739467Coordinates: 20°55′31″N 74°44′22″E / 20.925338°N 74.739467°E / 20.925338; 74.739467
Map
Dhule Airport is located in Maharashtra
Dhule Airport
Dhule Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 4,115 1,254 Paved

Dhule Airport (ICAO: VA53) is located at Gondur village near Dhule, Maharashtra, India. This airstrip was constructed in 1974 by the Public Works Department[2] and was transferred to the Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) after its formation in 2002.[3] The Bombay Flying Club leased the airstrip from the MADC and shifted its training operations here in 2009 to avoid the congested air-space of Mumbai.[4]

A 150 metre long taxiway connects the runway to a small terminal building and a hangar. Night landing facility is now available and an ATC tower also has been built. Commercial operations will be starting soon in the coming future.

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Aero Data, Dhulia
  2. ^ "Airstrips in Maharashtra". Maharashtra Public Works Department. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "MADC Projects". MADC. Archived from the original on 26 February 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Busy city skies push flying club to Dhule". The Times of India. 24 May 2010. Retrieved 2 March 2012.