Dzyomgi Airport

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Dzyomgi Airport
Аэропорт Дзёмги
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Russian Air Force
Location Komsomolsk-na-Amure
Elevation AMSL 89 ft / 27 m
Coordinates 50°36′18″N 137°4′54″E / 50.60500°N 137.08167°E / 50.60500; 137.08167Coordinates: 50°36′18″N 137°4′54″E / 50.60500°N 137.08167°E / 50.60500; 137.08167
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
01/19 8,136 2,480 Concrete

Dzyomgi Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Дзёмги) (ICAO: UHKD) is an air base in Khabarovsk Krai, Russia located 8 kilometres (5 mi) northeast of Komsomolsk-na-Amure. Dzyomgi is Komsomolsk-na-Amure's northeast side airport, handling small airliner traffic.

The airport is also the site of a major Sukhoi plant (GAZ 126), built in 1934, where the Sukhoi Su-7 and later models have been built. In September 2007 Sukhoi unveiled a passenger jet, the Superjet 100, at the airport,[1] as well in January 2010 the new fifth generation stealth fighter jet the Sukhoi PAK FA (T-50).

The airfield has been reported as the factory airfield of the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association (KnAAPO).[2]

Military use[edit]

60th Fighter Aviation Regiment (60 IAP) was active at this airfield from 1945, flying Su-27 aircraft from June 1985.[3] In 2000-2001 it was merged with the 404 IAP at Orlovka to become the 23rd Fighter Aviation Regiment (23 IAP).[4]

Google Earth high-resolution satellite imagery accessed in 2006 showed a rare glimpse of over 40 interceptor aircraft distributed across the airfield on a webwork of interceptor alert pads, much as Soviet PVO bases would have operated during the peak of the Cold War. Although some of the aircraft are probably operational, others are probably simply parked and awaiting depot maintenance at the airfield's Sukhoi facility.

See also[edit]

  • Khurba air base - south of Komsomolsk-on-Amur

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Russia unveils new passenger jet". Reuters. 2007-09-26. 
  2. ^ AFM August 2007, 64.
  3. ^ Holm
  4. ^ Butowski, Pyotr (2004). Air Power Analysis: Russian Federation. AIRtime Publishing, Inc.