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Taranto-Grottaglie Airport

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Taranto-Grottaglie Airport

Aeroporto di Taranto-Grottaglie
Aeroporto Taranto Grottaglie esterno.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
ServesTaranto / Grottaglie, Italy
Elevation AMSL215 ft / 66 m
Coordinates40°31′03″N 017°24′11″E / 40.51750°N 17.40306°E / 40.51750; 17.40306
Map
Taranto is located in Italy
Taranto
Taranto
Location of airport in Italy
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 3,200 10,500 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Taranto-Grottaglie "Marcello Arlotta" Airport (Italian: Aeroporto di Taranto-Grottaglie "Marcello Arlotta") (IATA: TAR, ICAO: LIBG) is an airport serving Taranto and Grottaglie, both comunes in the province of Taranto in Italy. The airport is located 1.5 km (0.8 NM) from the city of Monteiasi, 4 km (2.2 NM) from Grottaglie and 16 km (8.6 NM) from Taranto. It is named for Marcello Arlotta (1886-1918), an Italian aviator.

Overview

The airport is used for general aviation, with no commercial airline service. As Alenia Aeronautica produces big fuselage parts of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in a hangar located beside an airport's apron, multiple times a month, a Boeing 747 Large Cargo Freighter, also known as Dreamlifter, lands at Taranto Grottaglie to pick up the parts and fly them to the Boeing factory at Paine Field and Boeing South Carolina at Charleston International Airport for final assembly. Those flights are operated by Atlas Air. It is also known as Taranto-Grottaglie Airport or Grottaglie Airport. In August 2012, the broker ESAFLY announced that it plans to commence scheduled services from Taranto.[3]

History

In 1923 Grottaglie was a military airfield of Regia Aeronautica During World War II, was a military airfield used by Regia Aeronautica and after by the United States Army Air Forces. The airfield was designed for heavy bomber use, and was a major base for Fifteenth Air Force B-24 Liberator heavy bombers used in the strategic bombardment campaign against Germany. In addition, Twelfth Air Force tactical bombers were stationed at the airfield which were used to support Allied ground forces in the Italian Campaign.

Known USAAF units assigned to the airfield were:

Soon after the airport had been seized by the Allies in September 1943, 205th Battery from 89th (Cinque Ports) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery, arrived to protect the USAAF build-up.[6]

After the war ended, the airfield was turned over to local authorities, and in 1950 was air base of 86º Gruppo Antisom 8Antisubmarine Warfare Wing) of Italian Air Force In 1979 was a Naval Air Station of Italian Navy.

Facilities

The airport resides at an elevation of 215 feet (66 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 17/35 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,200 by 45 metres (10,499 ft × 148 ft).[1]

Spaceport

As of July 2018, there is an announcement of operating the aerodrome as a commercial spaceport[7].[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Airport information for LIBG from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for TAR at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ volaspheric: Italian broker ESAFLY plans to commence scheduled services from Taranto
  4. ^ Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  5. ^ Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556.
  6. ^ 89 HAA Rgt War Diary, 1943, The National Archives (TNA), Kew, UK, file WO 169/9547.
  7. ^ https://www.virgingalactic.com/articles/altec-sitael-virgingalactic-and-thespaceshipcompany-sign-framework-to-bring-commercial-spaceflights-to-italy-for-science-and-tourism/
  8. ^ Horowitz, Jason. "Ceramics Aren't Enough. Bring on the Spaceships, Italian Town Says". The New York Times. Retrieved 31 July 2018.

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