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Erebuni Airport

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Location  Yerevan
03/21  8,694
2,650  Asphalt
Elevation  899 m
Elevation AMSL  2,955 ft / 901 m
8,694  2,650
Address  Yerevan, Armenia
Erebuni Airport
Airport type  Joint (Civil and Military)
Similar  Zvartnots Internatio Airport, Yerevan Railway Station, Petak, Yeritasar, Shuttle Service Armenia

Practical exercise at erebuni airport


Erebuni Airport (Armenian: Էրեբունի օդանավակայան) (ICAO: UDYE) is a joint civil and military airport serving Yerevan and the country of Armenia. It is located 7.3 kilometres (4.5 mi) south of the center of Yerevan. At present, the airport is mostly operated by the military and is home to the Russian 3624th Air Base and hosts a squadron of MiG-29s and Mi-24 attack helicopters. Private firms do on occasion operate chartered helicopter flights inside the country and to the CIS.

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History

The base was designed by architects L. Sh. Khristaforyan and R. G. Asratyan and design engineers E. N. Tosunyan and I. G. Baghramyan.

In November 2013, the Armenian government announced its intention to expand the space allotted to the Russian Air Force to house new administrative buildings, fuel-storage facilities, and helicopter landing pads to host a squadron of 18 attack helicopters. In January 2014, the press service of the Russian Southern Military District confirmed that a contingent of Mi-24P (Hind-F) attack helicopters, Mi-8MT and Mi-8SMV military transport helicopters would be deployed at Erebuni through the course of the year. The first batch of attack and transport helicopters, however, did not arrive until December 2015.

Incidents and accidents

On 4 November 2008, an Mi-24 attack helicopter of the Armenian Air Force crashed as it was preparing for a training flight. Captain Arshak Nersisyan died in the accident.

References

Erebuni Airport Wikipedia


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