The Ramon Airport is an international airport designed to consolidate the current split operation between Eilat and Ovda Airports in the south of the country.
The Ramon Airport is being built on an area of 8,000 dunam (approximately 1,976 acres), and is expected to accommodate over 1.8 million passengers a year. Scaled on the model of Ben Gurion International Airport, the Ramon Airport will contain separate sections for domestic and
international passengers, with amenities such as duty-free shops, restaurants and other services.
The single terminal will occupy 30,000 sq meters, including 32 check-in counters and eight gates for transport buses to and from the planes.
The infrastructure is built to accommodate all types of aircraft, including wide-body aircraft such as the Boeing 747-400. The runway and taxiway are 3,600 meters long.
The runway is 45 meters wide, with an additional 7.5 meters on both sides of the runway shoulders.
The tarmac will include 16 aprons for general aviation, nine aprons for large and wide-body aircraft, and additional parking for turbo prop and smaller planes.
Ramon Airport will offer flexibility in slot options and attractive rates for airlines.
The airport will open in the Summer of 2017.
Eilat Airport is located in the central area of the city of Eilat, mostly handling domestic flights to
Tel Aviv and Haifa. Ovda Airport is Israel's second international airport, serving many commercial charter flights to Eilat, especially large aircraft which cannot use the shorter runway at
Named after Ilan Ramon, Israel's first astronaut who died in the space shuttle “Columbia” which broke apart on re-entry into earth in 2003, and his son Assaf, a fighter pilot killed in a training flight six years later, the Ramon International Airport will serve as Israel's second airport
serving international and domestic flights.
By creating one new airport, the Israeli south will compare with Ben Gurion international airport located between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
The airport is easily accessible by bus from all parts of the country, and there will be a large short and long term car park. A shuttle service will be provided for passengers from the airport to Eilat, the nearest metropolis.
Advanced technologies are being implemented throughout the airport, covering security, operations and management. The airport will maintain the most advanced baggage
screening system available, HBS (Hold Baggage Screening), which sorts 100% of passenger baggage.Control and monitoring of ground traffic will be managed by the A-SMGCS (Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems). Surveillance data is integrated with Sensis Safety Logic conflict detection and alerting algorithms, as well as the Electronic Flight strip system (EFS) for flight plan information and other air traffic control data.
The overall management of the airport will be supported by the micromanagement platform ORAT – Operational Readiness, Activation and Transition.
AIR CONTROL TOWER
"Greenfield Airport" within a desert landscape
The Ramon Airport is being built within a remarkable natural resource. Out of tremendous respect for the environment, the airport is a green project and great efforts are being made to preserve the local desert characteristics. Materials for construction are excavated locally, and instead of grass, the airport landscaping will use desert topsoil that was removed during the building process and replaced afterwards.
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