Rus News Journal

Igor Levitin has visited the Ekaterinburg airport Koltsovo

Airport Koltsovo became the third a full hub in the country, the minister of transport Igor Levitin has informed. Here after reconstruction have started modernised take-off - a landing strip and a new aeronavigation complex.

Thanks to the spent works airdrome Koltsovo does not lag behind now from Moscow and sankt - Petersburg transport knots, - Igor Levitin has noted. - this year we start take-off - a landing strip and control centre in Novosibirsk then we receive a network of the modern airdromes closing requirements of the basic part of Russia .

During reconstruction for which the federal budget has allocated 3,5 million roubles, take-off - the landing strip has added 15 metres at length and has reached three kilometres at 45 metres of width. It have strengthened heavy-duty concrete that will allow in the most difficult weather conditions to accept and send almost all types of aircrafts including Boeings - 747 . On this heavy-duty concrete planes of participants of summit SHOS which will take place in the middle of June will land. A new strip have tested in the face of the minister: Airbus A320 has made technical flight - has flied up on it, has taken a detour over a city and has returned. An hour later the strip has earned - from it the board which is taking off under the schedule to Simferopol has gone.

Expenses for building of a new aeronavigation complex have made 170 million roubles. So-called a tower it is equipped by the newest equipment and reaches heights dvenadtsatietazhnogo houses - five times above former control office that will allow dispatchers to supervise flights on the area four times bolshej, than before. By the way, after reconstruction of the second take-off - a landing strip which will increase by 500 metres, throughput of the airport will grow twice - to 40 takes off and landing at an o`clock.