Aguenar – Hadj Bey Akhamok Airport

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Aguenar – Hadj Bey Akhamok Airport
Aéroport de Tamanrasset / Aguenar – Hadj Bey Akhamok
AeroportTamanrasset.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator EGSA Alger
Serves Tamanrasset, Algeria
Elevation AMSL 1,377 m / 4,518 ft
Coordinates 22°48′40″N 05°27′03″E / 22.81111°N 5.45083°E / 22.81111; 5.45083Coordinates: 22°48′40″N 05°27′03″E / 22.81111°N 5.45083°E / 22.81111; 5.45083
Map
TMR is located in Algeria
TMR
TMR
Location of airport in Algeria
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 3,600 11,800 Asphalt
08/26 3,100 10,170 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Passengers 70,515
Passenger change 09–10 Increase4.1%
Aircraft movements 2,402
Movements change 09–10 Decrease3.8%
Sources: AIP,[3] EGSA Alger,[4] DAFIF[5] Landings.com[6]

Aguenar – Hadj Bey Akhamok Airport (French: Aéroport de Tamanrasset / Aguenar – Hadj Bey Akhamok[3]) (IATA: TMRICAO: DAAT), also known as Aguenar Airport or Tamanrasset Airport, is an airport serving Tamanrasset, a city in the Tamanrasset Province of southern Algeria. It is located 3.6 nautical miles (6.7 km) northwest of the city.[3]

The airport was an alternative landing site for NASA's Space Shuttle,[citation needed] and has been used for American military operations.[7]

In the mid-2000s it was extensively upgraded to serve additionally as a military base, with 10 hardened aircraft shelters, aprons, personnel accommodation and other facilities[8]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Algérie[9] Algiers, Bordj Badji Mokhtar, El Golea, Ghardaia, Illizi, In Salah, Oran, Ouargla
Tassili Airlines Algiers, In Salah

Statistics[edit]

Traffic by calendar year. Official ACI Statistics
Passengers Change from previous year Aircraft operations Change from previous year Cargo
(metric tons)
Change from previous year
2005 57,601 Decrease24.58% 2,474 Decrease23.99% 151 Decrease50.97%
2006 55,826 Decrease 3.08% 2,729 Increase10.31% 182 Increase20.53%
2007 49,838 Decrease10.73% 2,647 Decrease 3.00% 194 Increase 6.59%
2008 59,116 Increase18.62% 2,593 Decrease 2.04% 151 Decrease22.16%
2009 67,770 Increase14.64% 2,496 Decrease 3.74% 141 Decrease 6.62%
2010 70,515 Increase 4.05% 2,402 Decrease 3.77% 149 Increase 5.67%
Source: Airports Council International. World Airport Traffic Reports
(Years 2005,[10] 2006,[11] 2007,[12] 2009[13] and 2010)

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On 8 February 1978, Douglas C-49J N189UM of Aero Service Corporation was damaged beyond repair in a landing accident at Tamanrasset.[14]
  • On 6 March 2003 Air Algérie Flight 6289 crashed at 3:45 pm local time (1445 GMT). The flight was leaving Tamanrasset bound for Algiers with the co-pilot acting as pilot-in-command. At a height of 78 feet and a speed of 158 kts, the No. 1 engine suffered a turbine failure. The captain took control. The co-pilot asked if she should raise the gear, but the captain did not respond. The Boeing 737-200 lost speed, stalled, and broke up on rocky terrain about 1600 metres past the runway. The accident was caused by the loss of an engine during a critical phase of flight, the non-retraction of the landing gear after the engine failure, and the Captain taking over control of the airplane before having clearly identified the problem. There were 102 fatalities and one survivor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.azworldairports.com/airports/a1020tmr.cfm
  2. ^ http://www.skyscanner.net/airports/tmr/tamanrasset-airport.html
  3. ^ a b c (French) AIP and Chart for Aéroport de Tamanrasset / Aguenar – Hadj Bey Akhamok (DAAT) from Service d'Information Aéronautique – Algérie
  4. ^ (French) Aéroport de Tamanrasset : Aguenar Hadj Bey Akhamokh from Établissement de Gestion de Services Aéroportuaires d'Alger (EGSA Alger)
  5. ^ Airport information for DAAT at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  6. ^ "DAAT @ aerobaticsweb.org". Landings.com. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Poynting, Scott; Whyte, David (2012). Counter-Terrorism and State Political Violence:. Routledge. p. 222. ISBN 9781136298486. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  8. ^ Google Earth imagery 8 May 2005 and 29 May 2006.
  9. ^ "Air Algérie Route Map". Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  10. ^ Airport Council International's 2005 World Airport Traffic Report
  11. ^ Airport Council International's 2006 World Airport Traffic Report
  12. ^ Airport Council International's 2007 World Airport Traffic Report
  13. ^ Airport Council International's 2009 World Airport Traffic Report
  14. ^ "N189UM Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 

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