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Nadzab Airport



Lae Nadzab Airport
IATA: LAE – ICAO: AYNZ

Lae Nadzab
Airport
Lae Nadzab
Airport (Papua New Guinea)
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Papua New Guinea Office of Civil Aviation
Location Lae / Nadzab,
Papua New Guinea
Elevation AMSL 239 ft / 73 m
Coordinates 06°34′11″S 146°43′34″E / 6.56972°S 146.72611°E / -6.56972; 146.72611
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 8,004 2,440 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF

Lae Nadzab Airport (IATA: LAE, ICAO: AYNZ) is a regional airport located in Lae, Papua New Guinea. It is served by regional aircraft with domestic flight.

Airlines and destinations

Passenger airlines operating in Lae Airport
Airlines Destinations
Air Niugini Hoskins, Madang, Manus Island, Mount Hagen, Port Moresby
Airlines PNG Mount Hagen, Port Moresby
North Coast Aviation Bulolo, Finschhafen, Kabwum, Lablab, Omora, Satwag Wau, Yalumet

History

Nadzab Airfield was built by the United States Army during World War II and was developed into a massive airbase complex. It was home to many USAAF and RAAF units during the war when it was a forward base of operations against Japanese positions, and was vital afterwards as a staging area.

Two parallel runways were built, running roughly east to west. No. 1 Strip was located to the north. Parallel and to the south was No. 2 Strip, closest to the Markham River. Towards the end of the war, the 21st Air Depot Unit at Nadzab began to manage a storage and reclamation area for excess Allied aircraft and salvage area for repairs. The CRTC (Combat Replacement Training Center) flew out of the base into 1945 until it was turned over to the New Guinea government

The airfield was underutilized after the war until the mid to late 1970s. Up until then, live ammunition could still be found, from both sides of the conflict. Today, the former 'East Base' or No. 1 & No. 2 runways are still in use by Air Nugini and for civil aviation, mainly servicing Lae which is 45 km away. Nearly every road in the area was built by American forces, and even as you land at Nadzab today, you can still see WWII era taxiways in the overgrown areas outside the modern landing area.

Allied units assigned to Nadzab

Accidents and incidents

  • On 18 November 1987, Douglas C-47B P2-006 of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force was damaged beyond economic repair in an emergency landing shortly after take-off. An engine had lost power and a wing was ripped of in the subsequent belly landing.


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General Info
Country Papua New Guinea
ICAO ID AYNZ
Time UTC+10
Latitude -6.569828
06° 34' 11.38" S
Longitude 146.726242
146° 43' 34.47" E
Elevation 239 feet
73 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 006° E (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)


Communications
TWR
Opr 1900-0900Z.
121.7
1615
LAE RDO
Opr 1900-0900Z, OT ctc Port Moresby.
120.7
123.9
127.1
3419
5565
ATIS
Opr 1900-0900Z.
128.6
APP
Opr 1900-0900Z.
118.6


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
09/27 8004 x 98 feet
2440 x 30 meters
ASPHALT 030FBXU NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME NZ NADZAB 086X 113.9 At Field -
NDB NZ NADZAB - 1615 1.1 NM 089.5


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 octane gasoline, leaded, MIL-L-5572F (GREEN)
Oil O-113, 1065, Reciprocating Engine Oil (MIL L 6082)


Remarks
CAUTION Bird and animal haz.
FUEL Opr 2000-0800Z. (NC-100, A1)
LGT Rwy lgt and T-VASI have 30 NM remote ctl by 10 sec pulse on 124.7 MHz for 1 hr lgt.



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