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Gostomel Airport

Antonov Airport (IATA: GML, ICAO: UKKM) (Ukrainian: аеропорт «Антонов» [ɐeroˈpɔrt ɐnˈtɔnou̯]), also known as Hostomel (or Gostomel) Airport (Ukrainian: аеропорт «Гостомель») is an international cargo airport and testing facility in Ukraine, located near Hostomel, which is the northwestern suburb of Kiev.

The airport is owned by the Antonov aircraft manufacturing company and operated by its subsidiary Antonov Airlines. The only An-225, world’s largest operating aircraft, is based in Gostomel.

Antonov Airport
Аеропорт «Антонов»
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Сухой Су-27-30-32-34-35-37 , Киев - Антонов (Гостомель) RP3226.jpg

Ukraine Air Force Sukhoi Su-27 at the airport
  • IATA: GML
  • ICAO: UKKM
Summary
Airport type Civil government
Operator Antonov Airlines
Serves Kiev
Location Hostomel, Kiev Oblast, Ukraine
Elevation AMSL 517 ft / 158 m
Coordinates 50°36′13″N
030°11′31″E
Map
GML is located in Ukraine

GML
Location of the airport in Ukraine
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 11,483 3,500 Concrete

History

Construction of the airport began in 1959.

Commercial cargo operations at the airport began in 1989 with the first attempts at demilitarizing and commercializing of the Antonov Design Bureau.

Aircraft testing operations

Gostomel Airport was originally built as a top-secret in-house Flight Testing and Improvement Base (Ukrainian: Льотно-випробувальна і довідна база) for Antonov airplanes. It is equipped with special equipment for it (e.g., artificial lightning generator) and granted a purpose test flight zone. Its sister facility, responsible for manufacturing, is located inside Kyiv at the Sviatoshyn Airfield.

Cargo operations

Antonov Airlines Antonov An-225 landing at Gostomel (2014)

Antonov Airlines Antonov An-225 landing at Gostomel (2014)

The airport is used by the Antonov Airlines, as well as by other interested cargo carriers. The following facilities and services are available on site:

  • transshipping (air-to-auto; air-to-railway)
  • storage capacities
  • border control and customs
  • aircraft maintenance

Military presence

Ukrainian Air Force is either using or was using the airport for its transportation forces.



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General Info
Country Ukraine
ICAO ID UKKM
Time UTC+2 (+3DT)
Latitude 50.603497
50° 36' 12.59" N
Longitude 30.191933
030° 11' 30.96" E
Elevation 517 feet
158 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 006° E (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)


Communications
TWR 118.15


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
15/33 11483 x 184 feet
3500 x 56 meters
CONCRETE. 068RCXU YES


Supplies/Equipment
Other Fluids OX, Indicates oxygen servicing when type of servicing is unknown


Remarks
CSTMS/IMG avbl HS.
FUEL (NC-A1)
OPR HOURS Opr 0730-1500Z++, PPR 48 hr.

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