The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation opens polar airfield Tiksi

April 16, 2013 at 00 hours 00 minutes (MSK) Order of long-range aviation commander Lieutenant-General Anatoly Zhikhareva polar Tiksi airport opened to receive the state aviation aircraft.

 In line with the previous decision of the Minister of Defence, Army General Sergei Shoigu at the airport Tiksi was formed aircraft commander’s office, which is now fully staffed by specialists and equipment to ensure a state aviation aircraft flights, equipped with the proper equipment that is compatible with the terrestrial planting equipment the Russian Defense Ministry.

April 10 based on the results of the ad hoc committee, which included representatives of the Russian Defense Ministry, Federal Air Transport Agency, Federal State Unitary Enterprise "State Corporation for Air Traffic Management", FSUE "Airport Tiksi," the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and the Russian Special Construction, airfield Tiksi was found to comply with the limits to the airfield third grade and suitable to receive aircraft: Antonov-24 (AN-26), the AN-72 (AN-74), AN-12, AN-140, IL-18, as well as small aircraft and helicopters of all types .

In order to provide for the resumption of the airfield Tiksi civil aircraft specialists Federal State Unitary Enterprise "State Corporation Air Traffic" is currently engaged in the installation and certification of equipment delivered to the airfield Tiksi in August 2012.

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