Amderma Airport
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Amderma Airport

Airport Amderma (Amderma Airport). Official site

 

Amderma Airport is a small regional airport is a civil service aircraft such as the IL-76, Tu-134 lighter and civilian aircraft and helicopters of all types. Destinations Amderma Airport is a compound of the nearby settlements with the central region of Nenets Autonomous Okrug.

Through Airport Amderma make flights such as the Russian airlines "Nordavia"And"Naryan-Mar united squadron"- Up to four times a month, yet the remaining flights are operated by local airport facilities.

Features of the airport "Amderma"

This airport has a long history, since at its location from 1933, the airport was located for military aircraft. Beginning with 1956, it became a full-scale military airport where Soviet pilots served. Only with 1993, the airport began to be used for civilian purposes. 

As for the runway, it belongs to the "B" -class of runways. Moreover, its length is 2,6 kilometers, and its width is 50 meters. It is capable of receiving airliners weighing up to 200 tons. In addition to aircraft, modern helipads have been equipped. They can receive all types of helicopters. Maintenance of the apparatus is also provided. 

Airport services are used by domestic airlines, namely the Naryan-Mar detachment and Nordavia. It is also worth noting that the number of flights at the airport is minimal. 

The nearest airports are near "Amderma"

• Vorkuta airport is located 272 kilometers to the south-west.

• Salekhard airport is 411 kilometers from Amderma.

• Another airport called "Martyan-Mar" is 415 kilometers away.

• Airport "Usinsk" and "Amderma" are separated by 453 kilometers.

• Cape Kamenny is another airport located 498 kilometers from Amderma.

As for the infrastructure of the airport and the surrounding area, it is rather poor. After the military unit was disbanded, the number of inhabitants in the Amderma settlement dropped to the 662 mark of a person. Accordingly, there are no hotels or car parks. But on the territory of the airport complex there is a shop and luggage storage. 

It is worth noting that the airport has a promising strategic location. Therefore, the management plans a large-scale reconstruction. By changing the form of ownership, the company will be able to count on government funding. 

Throughout the rich history of the airport, one tragic aviation incident was recorded. This happened in 1979. The plane crashed An-24B. The car was flying from Arkhangelsk to the Amderma airport. The reason for the disaster can be considered inaccuracies of the navigator-trainee, who incorrectly calculated the initial flight altitude during the landing approach and poor meteorological conditions. In addition, by switching to a visual landing mode, the crew greatly reduced the flight of the car, and at the same time it crashed into a hill. This happened 1,8 kilometers from the runway. The flight attendant, an adult male passenger and two children survived the crash. The number of those killed in the crash included 40 people along with the crew of the car. 

Runway airport Amderma

 

Because earlier Amderma airport was a military airfield, where there is enough of extended runway length in meters and 2600 50 meters wide. As a coating runway airport Amderma used concrete and its components.

Infrastructure Airport Amderma

 

Because Amderma Airport is located in the village, the infrastructure is developed very poorly - the lack of hotel complexes, car parks, etc. Airport makes this unattractive for Russian and especially foreign airlines.

 

Nevertheless, it is worth noting that at the airport are located:

  1. A cafe;
  2. A small shopping store;
  3. Branch for storage.

 

It is assumed that due to its strategic location and the ability to receive large aircraft, there is a possibility that in the near future Amderma airport will be reconstructed.

 

Amderma Airport on the map

 

Other data:

  • Serves regional flying north-west Russia.

  • Airport coordinates: latitude 69.76, longitude 61.56.

  • GMT time zone (winter / summer): + 4 / + 4.

  • Country Airport location: Russia.

  • Number of airport terminals: 1.

  • IATA airport code: AMV.

  • ICAO airport code: ULDD.

  • Internal code: AMD.

 

Contact details:

  • The mailing address of the airport: airport, Amderma village, Nenets Autonomous District, Arkhangelsk region, Russia, 166744.

 

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