Ramenskoye Airport

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Zhukovsky Airfield
Аэропорт Раменское
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Airport type Military (also passenger from January 2016)
Serves Moscow
Elevation AMSL 404 ft / 123 m
Coordinates 55°33′12″N 038°9′6″E / 55.55333°N 38.15167°E / 55.55333; 38.15167
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 17,723 5,402 Concrete
08/26 9,673 2,949 Concrete
12/30 8,202 2,500 Grass

Zhukovsky Airfield (ICAO: UUBW), also known as Ramenskoye Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Раменское), is an airport in Moscow Oblast, Russia located 40 km southeast of Moscow and near the town of Ramenskoye. It serves as a major aircraft testing facility since the Cold War years with the majority of the major Russian OKBs having facilities on the airfield. It is also now used by the Ministry of Emergency Situations and cargo transportation. This airfield was also used as a test site for the Soviet Buran Spacecraft.[1]

The airfield is a part of Gromov Flight Research Institute and hosts the biennial MAKS Airshow.

Ramenskoye Airport is also home to the world's second longest public-use runway, at 17,723 ft (5,402 m).

Public jet fighter flights[edit]

Turkmenistan Airlines Boeing 717-22K

Until June 2006, flights in jet fighters for the public have been available, also to international customers. The following doubleseater jets were available for public flights on Zhukovsky: Aero L-39 Albatros, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Fishbed, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 Flogger, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 Foxbat, for Edge of Space flights, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum[2] and Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker. Since June 2006, no public flights are available in Zhukovsky, although it has been said since then that the flights will be available again. Today jetflights in Aero L-39 Albatros are possible in Russia with the team Vyazma Rus,[3] flights with the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum and Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-31 Foxhound have been available on Sokol Airfield. At the moment, only the MiG-29 is available for flights.[4]


On March 29, 2011, then Russian prime-minister Vladimir Putin proposed to move all charter and low-cost flights to Ramenskoye Airport, to give relief to Moscow's Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo airports and reduce the cost of tickets.[5] The construction of the new terminal for international flights is about to finish, by November 2015, the building should be done, and in January 2016, the airport will accept first passengers and airlines.


External links[edit]

Media related to Ramenskoye Airport at Wikimedia Commons