Gondia Airport

Gondia Airport is located at Birsi village, 12 kilometres north-east of Gondia, Maharashtra, India. It is used for general aviation and pilot training.

Gondia Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerAirports Authority of India
OperatorAirports Authority of India
ServesGondia
LocationGondia, Maharashtra
Elevation AMSL987 ft / 301 m
Coordinates21°31′19″N 80°00′36″E / 21.522°N 80.010°E / 21.522; 80.010Coordinates: 21°31′19″N 80°00′36″E / 21.522°N 80.010°E / 21.522; 80.010
Map
GDB is located in Maharashtra
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Location of the airport in Maharashtra
GDB is located in India
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GDB (India)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 7,515 2,290 Paved

HistoryEdit

The airstrip was built by the British in 1940.[1] Initially run by the Public Works Department, it was taken over by the state-owned Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) in August 1998[2] to December 2005, after which it has been operated by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). The AAI extended the runway at Gondia airport to 7,500 feet to handle larger aircraft such as Airbus A-320 and Boeing 737.[3]

DescriptionEdit

Gondia airport has a single runway (04/22), 2,290 metres long and 45 metres wide with a parallel taxiway of 1,697 metres. The main apron measures 100 m x 150 m. The airport is equipped with a Non Directional Beacon and DVOR, Distance Measuring Equipment, Instrument Landing System and night landing facilities.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
FlyBig Hyderabad, Indore(Both to start soon)[4]

National Flying Training Institute (NFTI)Edit

CAE Global Academy Gondia / NFTI commenced operations at Gondia Airport after receiving Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) approval on 19 February 2009. The Academy is a joint venture between the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and CAE Inc. The Gondia school is one of 11 members of the CAE Global Academy network.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Airstrips in Maharashtra". Maharashtra Public Works Department. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
  2. ^ "MIDC airports". Archived from the original on 28 March 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Akola, Gondia next aviation hot spots". The Times of India. 27 November 2007. Archived from the original on 11 July 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2012.
  4. ^ {{cite web|url=https://www.bhaskar.com/local/mp/indore/news/indore-gondia-hyderabad-flybig-announces-flight-operations-will-start-from-indore-to-birsi-airport-128913074.html
  5. ^ "CAE Gondia". Archived from the original on 16 July 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2012.