Marambio Airport

Marambio Airport
Marambio's runway looking northeast
Airport type Public/Military
Operator Government of Argentina
Serves Marambio Base
Location Seymour Island
Elevation AMSL 760 ft / 232 m
Coordinates 64°14′22″S 56°37′50″W  /  64.23944°S 56.63056°W  / -64.23944; -56.63056 Coordinates: 64°14′22″S56°37′50″W / 64.23944°S 56.63056°W / -64.23944; -56.63056
SAWB is located in Antarctica
Location of the airport in Antarctica
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 1,260 4,134 Graded earth[1]
Source: GCM[2] SkyVector[3] Google Maps[4]

Marambio Airport (ICAO: SAWB) is an airport serving Marambio Base, an Argentinian research station on Seymour Island in the Antarctic Peninsula. Marambio is the main air-support node for most local and foreign stations in Argentine Antarctica, providing year-round medical evacuation, search and rescue, personnel, cargo, and mail transfer.[5]

Supplies are taken to the Marambio Base during the whole year for later distribution to other Argentine bases (except for Belgrano II). There are over 100 intercontinental flights every year.[6]

Facilities [ edit ]

The airport control tower is 12 m (39 ft) high. The runway is lined with strobe lights.

The parking apron provides large cargo aircraft like the Hercules C-130 with access to fuel and concurrent services.

A C-130 Hercules over the airstrip

There is a hangar for the Argentine Air Force de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter that routinely operates from the base along with two Bell 212s that are deployed during the summer campaigns to support scientific activities and link to other Argentine bases.[7]

The Marambio non-directional beacon (Ident: MBI) is located 0.9 nautical miles (1.7 km) east-northeast of the runway. The Marambio VOR-DME (Ident: MBI) is located on the field.[8][9][6]

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Base Marambio". World Aero Data. Archived from the original on 6 April 2013.
  2. ^ Airport information for Base Marambio Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ "Base Marambio Airport". SkyVector. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Marambio Base Airport". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Base Antártica Marambio" (in Spanish). Fundación Marambio. Archived from the original on 20 January 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Marambio Station / Seymour Island". French-Polar-Team. Archived from the original on 7 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Misión y Organización – Organismos y Unidades – Base Marambio" (in Spanish). Argentine Air Force. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013.
  8. ^ Marambio VOR
  9. ^ Marambio NDB

External links [ edit ]

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