Erebuni Airport

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Erebuni Airport
Summary
Airport type Joint (Civil and Military)
Location Yerevan
Elevation AMSL 2,955 ft / 901 m
Coordinates 40°07′42″N 44°28′22″E / 40.12833°N 44.47278°E / 40.12833; 44.47278Coordinates: 40°07′42″N 44°28′22″E / 40.12833°N 44.47278°E / 40.12833; 44.47278
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03/21 8,694 2,650 Asphalt
Source: armats.com[1]

Erebuni Airport (Armenian: Էրեբունի օդանավակայան) (ICAO: UDYE) is a joint civil and military airport serving Yerevan and the country of Armenia. It is located 7.3 kilometres (4.5 mi) south of the center of Yerevan. At present, the airport is mostly operated by the military and is home to the Russian 3624th Air Base and hosts a squadron of MiG-29s and Mi-24 attack helicopters. Private firms do on occasion operate chartered helicopter flights inside the country and to the CIS.

History[edit]

The base was designed by architects L. Sh. Khristaforyan and R. G. Asratyan and design engineers E. N. Tosunyan and I. G. Baghramyan.

In November 2013, the Armenian government announced its intention to expand the space allotted to the Russian Air Force to house new administrative buildings, fuel-storage facilities, and helicopter landing pads to host a squadron of 18 attack helicopters.[2] In January 2014, the press service of the Russian Southern Military District confirmed that a contingent of Mi-24P (Hind-F) attack helicopters, Mi-8MT and Mi-8SMV military transport helicopters would be deployed at Erebuni through the course of the year.[3] The first batch of attack and transport helicopters, however, did not arrive until December 2015.[4]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

On 4 November 2008, an Mi-24 attack helicopter of the Armenian Air Force crashed as it was preparing for a training flight. Captain Arshak Nersisyan died in the accident.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ armats.com - eAIP Armenia
  2. ^ "Armenia Says It's Ready to Host Russian Combat Helicopters." RIA Novosti. November 21, 2013. Retrieved on November 22, 2013.
  3. ^ "Russia Forms Helicopter Squadron for Armenian Base." RIA Novosti. January 17, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  4. ^ "Russia Reinforces Base in Armenia With Attack, Transport Helicopters." Sputnik International. December 21, 2015. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  5. ^ Military Helicopter Accident." A1+. November 4, 2008.

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