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Oitakenou Airport

Oitakenou Airport
大分県央飛行場
Oitakenou Hikōjyō
ICAO: ROIT
Summary
Operator Ōita Prefecture
Location Bungo-ōno, Ōita, Ōita Prefecture, Japan
Elevation AMSL 771 ft / 235 m
Coordinates
Map
ROIT is located in Japan
ROIT
Location in Japan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 800 2,625 Asphalt/Concrete
Source: Japanese AIP at AIS Japan[1]

Oitakenou Airport (大分県央飛行場 Ōitakenou Hikōjyō), (ICAO: ROIT) is about 13 NM (24 km; 15 mi) from Ōita Station located in Bungo-ōno City within Ōita Prefecture, Japan. It is also referred to as Oitakenou Airfield and is classified as an General or Other Airport within Japan.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Current activity 2
  • Facilities 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

The airport opened in April 1992 and originally served as a means to transport agricultural products, produce, and crops by air from Ōita Prefecture. In 1997, the airport's name was changed to its current name, Oitakenou Airport, as the airport began to serve civil aviation functions.[2]

Current activity

Oitakenou Airport currently services arrivals and departures of civil aviation (with prior notice and approval), sightseeing flights, and offers use of runway and hangar facilities for private pilots. In addition, the airport supports rescue and firefighting efforts throughout Kyushu island a Kawasaki BK 117 firefighting helicopter, called "Toyokaze", is stationed there.

Kyushu Airlines offers private chartered flights or sightseeing flights out of Oitakenou Airport.[3]

In 2003, Nippon Bunri University (NBU) established the Oitakenou Airport NBU Extension Campus. The facility is used for NBU Aerospace Engineering Department students to gain practical knowledge and learn about the mechanics and engineering of airplane engines.[4]

The Kenou Flying Club, founded in February 2004, operates out of the Oitakenou Airport. They utilize Cessna 172P or 172R airframes and conduct cross-country flights as well as offering orientation and training flights.

Facilities

The apron can support 3 commuter planes, 6 small planes (similar in size to Cessna 172), and 1 firefighting helicopter. There is one passenger terminal, a 290 square meter hangar, and 500 square meter parking lot.[5]

References

  1. ^ AIS Japan
  2. ^ "沿革・概要" [History of Oitakenou Airport] (in Japanese). Oita Prefecture Government, Oitakenou Airport Management Office. Retrieved 28 Feb 2015. 
  3. ^ "遊覧飛行" [Sightseeing Flights] (in Japanese). Kyushu Airlines. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "日本文理大学(NBU)県央空港エクステンションキャンパスの概要について" [Outline of the Nippon Bunri University Oitakenou Airport Extension Campus] (in Japanese). Nippon Bunri University Public Relations Office. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "施設の概要" [Summary of Facilities] (in Japanese). Oita Prefecture Government, Oitakenou Airport Management Office. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 

External links

  • Kenou Airport (in Japanese)
  • Kyushu Airlines (in Japanese)
  • Kenou Flying Club (in Japanese)
  • Nippon Bunri University Aerospace Engineering Department (in Japanese)
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