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Synonyms for airstrip

an airfield without normal airport facilities

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Officially opening round five of the Australian Government's Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programme, Mr Chester said airstrips in remote areas were crucial pieces of community infrastructure.
New Delhi: Security of 43 unused airports and 355 airstrips in the country is all set to be enhanced with the Home Ministry planning to review their vulnerability in view of constant threat from terror groups.
The Philippines' plans to rehabilitate its eroded airstrip on the Pag-Asa Island (Thitu) in the South China Sea remains on hold for now as the relationship with rival claimant China continues to improve.
According to Costa Rican Security Minister Gustavo Mata, the emergence of illegal airstrips is a result of the increase in US-bound drug trafficking through Central America and Mexico, and the more frequent use of air routes by drug organizations.
The construction of the airstrips as well as other military bases could have "significant impact on the local (http://bigstory.
Around 100 of these unused airstrips also belong to the IAF and some are owned by private entities.
According to Mire, who distributes the solar products across Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia, Carmanah's solar-powered LED aviation lights are the best way to light airstrips in Africa where electricity supplies are often volatile and diesel is becoming ever more expensive--but sunshine is abundant.
According to officials, the ban imposed on the airstrips controlled by two warlords is being broken.
The grass airstrip runs east to west across the land and is about 650 metres in length, with approaches in both directions and all cables underground.
NPCA also maintains that scant evidence has been presented to document the alleged problem the bill purports to resolve, which is unmerited, unilateral closures of airstrips by federal land managers.
Known in aviation circles as STOLs -- for short takeoff and landing -- the Caribous were designed for hauling war material in and out of short airstrips in jungle terrain.
And even though the plane is supposed to fly cargo into forward-area airstrips, exposing it to possible enemy antiaircraft fire, only a small slice of the wing leading edge will be subject to live-fire testing.
Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Darren Chester opened the round today and said airstrips in remote areas were crucial pieces of community infrastructure.
In 2014, China began to reclaim land on disputed reefs in the Spratlys and build airstrips that could be used for landing military aircraft.
The airstrips at Daynile, outside Mogadishu, and Merca, south of the nation's capital, are owned by local warlords and the government said that it had informed its trading partners Kenya, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates of the decision to close the airstrips from 1 November.