Test plane landed on runway at Rize-Artvin Airport

The foundation of Rize-Artvin Airport, which was designed by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure on an area of ​​1000 hectares in Yeşilköy, in the Pazar district of Rize, was laid on April 3, 2017.

In the project on the sea fill, the sea fill of 2 million 800 thousand square meters was completed using 100 million tons of stone. Rize-Artvin Airport, which is expected to be used by 3 million passengers a year and whose infrastructure works cost 1 billion 78 million liras, has come to an end in 5 years.

At the airport, test flights are continuing with the flight control plane to activate the navigation devices on the 3,000-meter-long, 45-meter-wide runway. The first landing with the incoming test aircraft for the checks of the ILS devices that steer the aircraft to the center line of the runway was successfully performed.

Rize-Artvin Airport, which is Turkey’s 2nd airport built on the sea and the 5th airport in the world, was put into service with a ceremony after the first landing of the planes carrying President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Azerbaijani President İlham Aliyev on 14 May. will open.

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