Al Dhafra Air Base

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Al Dhafra Air Base
قاعدة الظفرة الجوية
Al Dhafra WTC Memorial.png
World Trade Center memorials at Al Dhafra, June 2004
IATA: DHFICAO: OMAM
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OperatorUnited Arab Emirates Air Force
ServesAbu Dhabi, UAE
LocationMussafah, UAE
Time zoneUAE Standard Time (UTC+04:00)
Elevation AMSL77 ft / 23 m
Coordinates24°14′24″N 054°32′54″E / 24.24000°N 54.54833°E / 24.24000; 54.54833Coordinates: 24°14′24″N 054°32′54″E / 24.24000°N 54.54833°E / 24.24000; 54.54833
Map
OMAM is located in United Arab Emirates
OMAM
OMAM
Location in the UAE
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
mft
13L/31R3,66112,011Asphalt
13R/31L3,66112,011Asphalt
Sources:[1]
 
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Al Dhafra Air Base
قاعدة الظفرة الجوية
Al Dhafra WTC Memorial.png
World Trade Center memorials at Al Dhafra, June 2004
IATA: DHFICAO: OMAM
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OperatorUnited Arab Emirates Air Force
ServesAbu Dhabi, UAE
LocationMussafah, UAE
Time zoneUAE Standard Time (UTC+04:00)
Elevation AMSL77 ft / 23 m
Coordinates24°14′24″N 054°32′54″E / 24.24000°N 54.54833°E / 24.24000; 54.54833Coordinates: 24°14′24″N 054°32′54″E / 24.24000°N 54.54833°E / 24.24000; 54.54833
Map
OMAM is located in United Arab Emirates
OMAM
OMAM
Location in the UAE
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
mft
13L/31R3,66112,011Asphalt
13R/31L3,66112,011Asphalt
Sources:[1]

Al Dhafra Air Base (Arabic:قاعدة الظفرة الجوية) (ICAO: OMAM) is a military installation in the United Arab Emirates. The base is located approximately 20 mi (32 km) south of Abu Dhabi and is operated by the United Arab Emirates Air Force. The base is also very close to Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 77 ft (23 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways, 13L/31R and 13R/31L, each having an asphalt surface measuring 3,661 m × 46 m (12,011 ft × 151 ft).[1]

History[edit]

Current use[edit]

The United States Air Force's 380th Air Expeditionary Wing has a number of aircraft based here, including: Lockheed U-2S's,[2] McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extenders, Boeing E-3 Sentrys (AWACS) and Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawks.

On 1 September 2008 the French Air Force opened their own military settlement within the base operating Dassault Rafales and Boeing C-135FR Stratolifters.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Airport information for OMAM from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ AirForces Monthly. Stamford, Lincolnshire, England: Key Publishing Ltd. September 2014. p. 7. 

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