Jalgaon Airport

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Jalgaon Airport
महर्षी वाल्मिकी विमानतळ, जळगाव
IATA: noneICAO: VAJL[1]
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Airports Authority of India
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Jalgaon
Location Jalgaon, Maharashtra
Elevation AMSL 840 ft / 256 m
Coordinates 20°57′43″N 075°37′36″E / 20.96194°N 75.62667°E / 20.96194; 75.62667Coordinates: 20°57′43″N 075°37′36″E / 20.96194°N 75.62667°E / 20.96194; 75.62667
Website http://www.aai.aero/allAirports/jalgaon.jsp
Map
Jalgaon Airport is located in Maharashtra
Jalgaon Airport
Jalgaon Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 5,574 1,700 Asphalt

Jalgaon Airport (ICAO: VAJL) is a public airport located off State Highway 186, 6 Kilometres South-East of the town of Jalgaon, in the Nashik Division of Maharashtra, India.

History[edit]

Jalgaon airport was built in 1973 by the Public Works Department.[2] The Jalgaon Municipal council took over its operations in April 1997 and handed it over to the Maharashtra Airport Development Company in April 2007.[3] The Government of Maharashtra signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Airports Authority of India (AAI) to upgrade the existing airfield in July 2009.[4] The then President of India, Pratibha Patil laid the foundation stone for the development and expansion of the Jalgaon airport in June 2010.[5] The AAI completed the first phase of work worth Rupees 61 crores in Feb 2012[6] including an apron and a taxiway. and the revamped airport was inaugurated on 23 March 2012 by President Pratibha Patil[3]

Structure[edit]

Jalgaon airport is spread over 630 Acres and has one runway oriented 09/27, 1,700 metres in length. Its new apron measuring 68 metres by 67 metres provides parking space for 2 ATR aircraft at a time. The runway has basic approach and runway edge lighting. Navigational and landing aids at this airport includes a DVOR /DME and a PAPI (Runway 27 only). The 700 square metre terminal building can accommodate 50 passengers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.aai.aero/misc/AIPS_2012_14.pdf AAI Aerodrome data
  2. ^ "Airstrips in Maharashtra". Maharashtra Public Works Department. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "President inaugurates Jalgaon airport". Newstrackindia.com. 23 March 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "MADC - Projects". Maharashtra Airport Development Company. 
  5. ^ "President lays foundation stone for Jalgaon airport". Zeenews.com. 13 June 2010. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Jalgaon Airport works". Indian Express. 2 February 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2012.