Fayzabad Airport

Fayzabad Airport (IATA: FBD, ICAO: OAFZ) is an airport located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) northwest of Fayzabad (also spelled Faizabad or Feyzabad), the provincial capital of Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan.

Fayzabad Airport

د فیض اباد هوائی ډګر
Summary
Airport typePublic
ServesFayzabad
LocationFayzabad, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
Elevation AMSL3,842 ft / 1,171 m
Coordinates37°07′10″N 70°31′06″E / 37.11944°N 70.51833°E / 37.11944; 70.51833Coordinates: 37°07′10″N 70°31′06″E / 37.11944°N 70.51833°E / 37.11944; 70.51833
Map
FBD is located in Afghanistan
FBD
FBD
Location of airport in Afghanistan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 1,844 6,049 PSP
Sources: SkyVector.com,[1] Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation of Afghanistan,[2] AIP Afghanistan[3]

Built during the Soviet occupation, Fayzabad Airport is somewhat unusual[clarification needed] in the world, notable for the runway being constructed of pierced steel planking (PSP or Marsden Matting) along its full width and length. Construction of a new asphalt runway was completed during the summer of 2012.[4] It runs parallel to the metal runway which has been blocked off by large rocks.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "OAFZ - Feyzabad Airport". SkyVector.com. 15 October 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Faizabad Airport". Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation of Afghanistan. 27 August 2006. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007.
  3. ^ "AIP Afghanistan - Important Information". Archived from the original on 2016-06-17. Retrieved 2016-05-10.
  4. ^ Faizabad Airport, Badakhshan Province on YouTube, June 18, 2013, USAIDAfghanistan.

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