About Sulaimaniyah Int'l Airport, Overview;
Sulaimaniyah International Airport
On December 2003 the work was started by one of the specialist Turkish company to construct Sulaimaniyah International Airport according to the ICAO specifications. It is planned to construct the airport through two stages;
Constructions of Arrival, Departure and the VIP terminals. The work was completed on 15th June 2005 and all terminals are ready for use now.
a) Construction of the following;
1. Aerodrome Control Tower.
2. Runway with its lighting systems and markings.
3. Taxiways with their lighting systems and markings.
4. Apron with all related lights and markings.
5. Fire Fighting Station.
6. Meteorological Station with all related equipment.
7. Catering Building with all required equipment and facilities.
8. Cargo building.
9. Aviation Security Office.
10. Administration Building.
11. Car Park.
12. Aerodrome Fence with its related Guard Towers.
13. Service Road surrounding the airport.
14. Potable & water treatment system.
b) Installation of the followings:
1. Navigational Aids.
2. Voice and Data Communication Systems.
3. Airfield Lighting Systems.
4. Visual Aids
This stage was finished on 4th Sept 2005.
The airport has been opened for operations, all types of aircraft, and flights (Passenger and Freighter) on 20th July 2005.
The airport is located West of Sulaimaniyah, 15 km away from the city centre.
The coordinates are: 35˚33′38.88′ N, 045˚18′52.98′ E
The total area of the airport is approximately 13.5 square kilometres.
The total capacity of the airport terminals is 1.5 million passengers per year, with high possibility to be increased to 3 million passengers per year.
Total Area: 1000 square meters
Capacity: 350 passengers
It includes the following;
Immigration desks and offices
Check Out Desks
Total Area: 800 square meters
Capacity: 300 Passengers
It includes the followings;
1. Waiting Hall
2. Immigration Desks and Offices
3. Bank and Post Office
6. Tourist Office
It's total area is 250 square meters with a well furnished large sitting room.
It connects between the departure and arrival terminals and includes the followings:
Airport manager office
Flight crew room
Flight operation office
Briefing office (ATC and MET)
Medical facilities room
Control and monitoring room
Total area is 461 square meters. Equipped will all required equipment and facilities.
Total area 250000 square meters.
Aerodrome Control Tower
Constructed on an area of about 82 square meters with 31 meters height. Designed to achieve the required vision for the Air Traffic Controller at all directions. The tower is equipped with all required equipment and facilities according to the ICAO standards.
Fire Fighting Station
Total area is 620 square meters. It is connected by special roads to the runway, taxiways and apron. Designed to accommodate large Fire Fighting Trucks, Class Room, and Early Warning office and work shop.
Administration and Technical Building
Two floors building, constructed on an area of 1140 square meters, which includes the Director General’s office, administration, finance, Engineering auditing and legal offices.
Runway Physical Characteristic
True Bearing: 313.35˚ / 133.35˚
Magnetic bearing 310˚ / 130 ˚
Length: 3500M (11667FT)
Width: 45M (150Ft) with 7.5M (25Ft) shoulders on each side.
Threshold: RWY 31: 35˚33′00.43258″ N 045˚19′43.68297″ E
Coordinates: RWY 13: 35˚34′17.73145″ N 045˚18′01.89884″ E
Threshold: RWY 31: 743.7395m (2440 Ft)
Elevation : RWY 13: 759.7578m (2492 Ft)
Runway Slope: 0.6 %
Main Taxiway parallel to the runway. Its length 3500 meters (11667FT), width 30 meters (100FT) with 3 meters shoulders on each side.
Two High Speed Taxiways for the connection of Runway and Main Taxiway. The width of each is 27 meters (90FT) with 7.5M (25FT) shoulders on each side. All Taxiways Surfaces are Concrete.
Area: 50,000 square meters
Aircraft Stand Positions: 4 Positions
Air Navigation & Communication Systems
The Airport is equipped with the following Air Navigation and Communication Systems:
Airport is equipped with Doppler Very High Frequency Omni Directional Radio Range(D/VOR) and Instrument Landing System Category І ( ILS CAT I ) for Rumway 31 and Runway 13 both collocated with DME / P
1. Air - Ground VHF Voice Communication System.
2. Air - Ground UHF Voice Communication System.
3. VHF/UHF Emergency Frequencies: VHF 121.5 MHZ and UHF 243 MHZ
4. Ground - Ground Voice Communication System through Telephone Lines.
5. Ground - Ground Communication system through AFTN.
Visual Aids for Navigation
1. Wind Direction indicator
2. Runway and Taxiway Markings
3. Apron Markings
4. Aerodrome Beacon
5. Approach Lighting System
6. Precision Approach Path Indicator ( PAPI)
7. Runway Edge Lights
8. Runway Threshold lights
9. Runway End Light
10.Taxiway Edge Lights
11. Apron Flooding Lights
12. Mandatory Instruction Signs
13. Aircraft Stand Identification Signs
14. Information Sign
Air Traffic Services (ATS)
Sulaimaniyah Aerodrome Control Tower
Call Sign: Sulaimaniyah Tower
Frequency : 118.3MHZ
Since the airport is approved by Iraqi Civil aviation Authority as class " D " airspace , so the services provided are:
1. Aerodrome Control Service
2. Flight Information Service.
3. Alerting Service
4. Traffic Information.