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Encyclopedia > Princess Juliana International Airport
Princess Juliana International Airport
IATA: SXM - ICAO: TNCM
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Princess Juliana Int'l Airport Holding Company N.V.
Serves Saint Maarten
Elevation AMSL 13 ft (4 m)
Coordinates 18°2′27″N, 63°6′32″W
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 7,152 2,180 Asphalt
Approach to Princess Juliana Airport
Approach to Princess Juliana Airport
New terminal building from the inside
New terminal building from the inside
This sign warns people that plane spotting on Maho Beach can be dangerous.

Princess Juliana International Airport (IATA: SXMICAO: TNCM) serves Sint Maarten, the Dutch part of the island of Saint Martin. It is the second busiest airport in the Eastern Caribbean, after Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 2005, the airport handled 1,663,226 passengers.[1] The airport serves as a hub for Windward Islands Airways and is the major gateway for the smaller Leeward Islands, including Anguilla, Saba, St. Barthélemy and St. Eustatius. There is also an airport on the French side of the island near Marigot, called Grand Case Airport. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 1880 pixel, file size: 3. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Saint Martin - NASA NLT Landsat 7 (Visible Color) Satellite Image Flag of Sint Maarten Saint Martin is a tropical island in the northeast Caribbean, approximately 150 miles east of Puerto Rico. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre or meter is a measure of length. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre or meter is a measure of length. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 170 KB) Source:http://www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 170 KB) Source:http://www. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Maho Beach is a beach stuated in St Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Motto Semper pro grediens (Latin) Anthem O sweet Sint-Maartens Land Capital (and largest city) Philipsburg Official languages Dutch, English Government See Politics of the Netherlands Antilles  -  Administrator Franklyn Richards constitutional monarchy part of the Netherlands Antilles, separate country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands as from December 15... St. ... The Lesser Antilles are part of the Antilles, which together with the Greater Antilles form the West Indies. ... SJU redirects here. ... Nickname: Location of San Juan within the island of Puerto Rico Coordinates: Country United States Territory Puerto Rico Founded 1508/1521 Area  - City 76. ... Windward Islands Airways (IATA Code: WM, ICAO Code: WIA, Callsign: Windward) is more commonly known as Winair. ... The Leeward Islands are the northern islands of the Lesser Antilles. ... Motto Remis Velisque (Latin) With oars and sails (English) Anthem Saba you rise from the ocean Capital The Bottom Largest city The Bottom Official languages Dutch, English (unofficial) Government See Politics of the Netherlands Antilles  -  Saba Administrator A.J.M. Solagnier  -  Governor of N.A. Frits Goedgedrag Constitutional monarchy part... Gustavia Harbour, St. ... Map showing location of Sint Eustatius relative to Saba and Sint Maarten/Saint Martin Sint Eustatius (also Saint Eustace and Statia), pop. ... Marigot Marigot Marigot is the main town on the French side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. ... Grand Case Airport or Aérodrome de Grand-Case Espérance in French (IATA: SFG/CCE, ICAO: TFFG) is an airport located in Grand Case, on the French side of the Caribbean island Saint Martin. ...

Contents

History

The airport was started as a military airstrip in 1942. It was converted to a civilian airport in 1943. In 1964 the airport was remodeled and relocated, with a new terminal building and control tower. The facilities were upgraded in 1985. 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... The control tower at Schiphol airport. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ...


Modernisation

Because of increased passenger traffic and the expected growth of passenger traffic in the near future, Princess Juliana International Airport is being heavily modernised following a three-phased masterplan, commissioned in 1997.[2]


Phase I was a short-term programme in order to upgrade existing facilities and improve the level of service at various points. This included widening, strengthening and renovating the runway, increasing the bearing capacity of the taxiways, construction of a new apron and an upgrade of the (old) terminal. Phase I was completed in 2001.[3] The airport ramp or apron is part of an airport. ...


Phase II included the construction of a radar facility and a new air traffic control tower, the construction of a new and more modern, 27,000 m², terminal, capable of handling 2,5 million passenger per year, and the construction of a Runway End Safety Area (RESA) of 150 metres, including a 60 meter overrun, on both ends of its runway, to comply with ICAO rules. The new air traffic control tower and the radar station commenced operations on March 29, 2004, while the new terminal opened on November 10, 2006.[4] The control tower at Schiphol airport. ... The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), an agency of the United Nations, codifies the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth. ... March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (89th in leap years). ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


If traffic develops as forecast, Phase III of the masterplan will be executed, consisting of an extension of the new terminal building and the construction of a full parallel taxiway system.[5]


Trivia

  • The airport is famous for its short landing strip — only 2,180 metres/7,152 ft,[6] which is barely enough for heavy jets. Because of this, the planes approach the island flying extremely low, right over Maho Beach. Countless photos of large jets flying at 10--20 m/30-60 ft over relaxing tourists at the beach have been dismissed as photoshopped many times, but are nevertheless real. For this reason as well it has become a favourite for planespotters.
  • The airport is named after Juliana of the Netherlands, who was crown princess when the airport opened.
  • Landings on runway 27 are prohibited because of the huge cliff behind it[7].

Maho Beach is a beach stuated in St Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles. ... “Photoshop” redirects here. ... Aircraft spotting or Plane spotting is the enjoyment, observation and photography of aircraft: gliders, powered aircraft, large balloons, airships, helicopters, and microlights. ... Juliana Queen of the Netherlands Queen Juliana of the Netherlands (Juliana Emma Louise Wilhelmina van Oranje-Nassau) (April 30, 1909 – March 20, 2004), Princess of Orange-Nassau, Duchess of Mecklenburg, Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld, was Queen of the Netherlands from her mothers abdication in 1948 to her own abdication... A Crown Prince or Crown Princess is the heir or heiress apparent to the throne in a royal or imperial monarchy. ...

Airlines and destinations

Air Canada is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ... Air Caraïbes Airbus A330 Air Caraïbes is the regional airline of the French Caribbean which comprises the overseas departments of France: Guadeloupe and Martinique. ... Air France (Compagnie Nationale Air France) is a subsidiary of Air France-KLM. Before its merger with KLM, it was the national airline of France, employing 71,654 people (as of March 2004). ... Air Transat is an airline based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, operating scheduled and charter flights and serving 90 destinations in 25 countries. ... American Airlines (AA) is the largest airline in the world in terms of total passengers-miles transported[1] and fleet size [2], and the second-largest airline in the world (behind Air France-KLM) in terms of total operating revenues[3]. A wholly owned subsidiary of the AMR Corporation, the... American Eagle Airlines is an airline based in Fort Worth, Texas. ... Caribbean Airlines is a new airline which was incorporated in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on September 27, 2006 with registered offices at 17-19 Pembroke Street, Port of Spain. ... Caribbean Star Airlines is an airline based in Antigua and Barbuda operating regional services. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is an American certificated air carrier. ... Boeing 747 Corsairfly Corsairfly is an airline based in Paris, France. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... Dutch Antilles Express is a regional airline based in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. ... Insel Air International B.V. (Insel Air) (IATA: 7I, ICAO: INC, and Callsign: Insel Air) is an airline based in Willemstad, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles. ... KLM Tailfins KLM (in full: Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, literally Royal Aviation Company; usual English: Royal Dutch Airlines) is a subsidiary of Air France-KLM. Before its merger with Air France, KLM was the national airline of the Netherlands. ... The Leeward Islands Air Transport (LIAT) is a medium-sized airline, which is the flag carrier of the Leeward Islands on the Caribbean. ... Saint Barth Commuter is an airline based in Saint Barthelemy on Guadeloupe // IATA Code: ? [1] IACO Code: SBU Callsign: Black Fin The airline was founded in 1995 and began services to Saint Maarten with a single Britten-Norman BN2A Islander. ... Spirit Airlines is a United States low-cost airline operating nationwide scheduled and charter flights. ... Sun Country Airlines is an American low-cost airline headquartered in the Minneapolis-St Paul suburb of Mendota Heights, Minnesota. ... United Airlines, also known as United Air Lines, Inc. ... US Airways is an American low-cost airline headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ... A WestJet Boeing 737-700 WestJet (TSX: WJA) is a Canadian low-cost carrier based in Calgary, Alberta, that flies to most major cities in Canada and 11 cities in the United States. ... Windward Islands Airways (IATA Code: WM, ICAO Code: WIA, Callsign: Windward) is more commonly known as Winair. ... Zoom Airlines is a Canadian scheduled airline based in Ottawa, Ontario. ...

Cargo

Amerijet International (IATA: M6, ICAO: AJT, and Callsign: Amerijet) is a cargo airline based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. It operates all-jet cargo services to destinations in Central America, South America and the Caribbean. ... Ameriflight is a cargo airline based in Burbank, California, USA. It is the largest US Part 135 cargo carrier, operating scheduled and contract cargo services to destinations in 30 US states, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. ... A DHL Boeing 757 A DHL Sprinter van DHL Boat in Venice DHL Truck in Singapore DHL boat in Amsterdam, carrying DHL bicycles aboard DHL is a Deutsche Post company that provides international shipping of documents and freight as well as contract logistics. ... FedEx (NYSE: FDX), properly FedEx Corporation, is a courier company offering overnight courier, ground, heavy freight, document copying and logistics services. ...

References

  1. ^ Traffic statistics
  2. ^ PJIAE Masterplan
  3. ^ Phase I
  4. ^ Phase II
  5. ^ Phase III
  6. ^ PJIAE Company Profile (2007)
  7. ^ http://www.fsstation.com/tutorials/dangerous-airports-approaches.html

External links


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